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Did the Police Arrest Me with No Probable Cause?
22
Jun
2020

Did the Police Arrest Me with No Probable Cause?

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Being arrested and charged with a crime is frightening. Finding out after the fact that the police may have arrested you illegally is doubly upsetting. If you believe you were arrested without probable cause or a warrant, here’s what you need to know — and what to do next.  False Arrests Explained  A wrongful arrest [Read More]
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28
Apr
2020

What Should You Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

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Were You Recently Arrested? Are you facing criminal charges– no matter how minor or major – it is imperative to speak with a lawyer and discuss your legal options. Depending on your financial situation, you should consider hiring a private criminal defense attorney. Keep in mind, there are a wide variety of lawyers who handle criminal cases. [Read More]
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28
Feb
2020

Accuracy of Field Sobriety Tests

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What You Need To Know About Field Sobriety Tests U.S. police officers have been using the three standardized field sobriety tests (FSTs)–the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk-and-turn, and the one-leg stand—since the late 1970s. The purpose of FSTs is to determine whether a driver is too intoxicated to drive his or her motor vehicle. The results are [Read More]
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29
Jan
2020

What Crimes Require Sex Offender Registration?

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Have You Been Accused Of A Sex Crime? If you’ve been accused of a sexual offense in Massachusetts, you need an effective and aggressive criminal defense lawyer to protect yourself against severe penalties such as prison time, fines, and registration as a sexual offender. Even sex crimes that are considered “low level” offenses can warrant sex offender [Read More]
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23
Oct
2019

Common Defenses For DUI Drug Charges

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Are You Facing Drug DUI Charges In Massachusetts? If you were arrested for drug possession as a result of a DUI in Massachusetts, the odds are stacked against you at the inception.  DUI Drug offenses are considered serious crimes in the state of Massachusetts and while the gravity of such charges may escape you in [Read More]
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31
May
2019

Were You Arrested For Narcotics Possession In Northampton After A Traffic Stop?

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest In recent news for the Northampton area, a traffic stop yielded a narcotics arrest. It doesn’t seem likely that being pulled over for a loud exhaust or even a broken taillight can end in your arrest does it? That is exactly what happened this morning in Northampton. Interestingly enough, [Read More]
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22
Feb
2019

What Doesn’t Count As A Field Sobriety Test?

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Did your conversation with an officer during a pull-over in Massachusetts evolve into a test? It can be hard during these stressful moments to figure out whether or not the officer really had probable cause to continue with other versions of testing, such as a blood alcohol test. This information, however, becomes extremely important when [Read More]
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25
Sep
2018

At What Point Do I Really Need to Contact a DUI Lawyer?

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, also known as OUI in Massachusetts, it is imperative that you retain experienced criminal defense representation immediately. Waiting too long could expose you to misunderstandings about your rights or put you in a more difficult position when it comes time to defend yourself. There are [Read More]
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31
Aug
2018

What Is Character Evidence in A Criminal Defense Case?

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The mercy rule enables a person to bring forward evidence of his or her good character as a defense to criminal charges. This is outlined under Federal Rule of Evidence 404. Evidence of good character cannot be used to argue that the defendant committed the crime but shouldn’t be convicted. It is admissible to show [Read More]
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14
Aug
2018

Recent Case Highlights Importance of Details When Being Pulled Over

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Trying to remember the reel of events in your mind after you’ve been pulled over can be difficult since your adrenaline is pumping. But if you can catch where an officer deviated from protocol or didn’t protect your rights, this information could be helpful in protecting your freedom. A recent speeding and OUI case handled [Read More]
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