Who Is Eligible For a Hardship License?

If you’ve had your driving privileges revoked by the state following the conviction of a crime or a traffic offense (or a series of offenses), you may be very inconvenienced by the inability to drive. For some people, however, being granted a hardship license, also known as a Cinderella license, is a possibility. Consider the following information about who can … Read More

Kidnapping Charges in Massachusetts: What You Need to Know

Kidnapping is an incredibly serious criminal offense that carries severe penalties under Massachusetts law. If you are facing kidnapping charges in Massachusetts, you need a skilled MA criminal defense lawyer on your side. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our criminal defense attorney can help you to understand the charges you’re facing and how to develop the best … Read More

Miranda Rights in a Massachusetts: What You Need to Know

Stemming from the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona, the Miranda rights–or the Miranda warning–are one of the most important sets of rights that a person has when being detained by the police. At The Law Offices of Paul R. Moraski, our experienced criminal lawyer can represent you if you believe your Miranda rights were breached. Call our law … Read More

Three Strikes Law in Massachusetts

Being convicted of a crime can have serious consequences and, typically, the consequences become more severe for repeat offenses. If a person is convicted three times, though, they may be subject to what’s known as the three strikes law–an initiative that was adopted by many states during the tough-on-crime era of the early 1990s. Here’s what you should know about … Read More

Massachusetts High Court Determines to Release Some Prisoners to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic in the world and the United States has been tragic, leading to millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Social distancing measures have been implemented nationwide in order to combat the spread; however, there are some institutions and businesses where social distancing remains all but impossible–prisons are one of them. Indeed, according to The Marshall … Read More

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions in Massachusetts

Getting a visa to live or work in the United States can be a difficult endeavor, and a privilege that can be rescinded. Similarly, a green card–or permanent residence status–can also be revoked on numerous grounds. And for those who don’t have legal status and are living within the United States, the risk of deportation may be constant.

Breathalyzer Tests and Refusals in Massachusetts

Driving is a wonderful privilege, but one that comes with many responsibilities, including the responsibility to drive safely. In order to help keep people safe on the road, at the time that you get your driver’s license, you also give your implied consent to participate in blood or breath testing if requested to do so by a law enforcement officer. … Read More

Increased Domestic Violence Calls Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

During the coronavirus pandemic, staying inside may be the safest thing a person can do. But not for all people. According to reports, the added stress put on people by the virus and forced lockdown–combined with being unable to leave the house as needed–has resulted in an uptick of domestic violence calls throughout the nation. If you are facing domestic … Read More

Misdemeanor vs. Felony in Massachusetts

If you’re charged with a crime, the first thing that you need to figure out is whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges. Not only will the difference in charges likely affect your defense strategy, but also the range of potential penalties that you face should you be convicted of the crime, too. At The Law Offices of Paul … Read More

Seal or Expunge a Criminal Record in Massachusetts

Being arrested for, charged with, and convicted of a crime can be a shocking experience in Massachusetts, and one that results in an array of consequences. Indeed, you may face fines and a period of incarceration if you are convicted of a crime, but even if you are merely arrested, the number of opportunities available to you may immediately be … Read More