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June 2018 Archives

How to help your child accused of campus misconduct or a crime

Your child may have been prone to getting into trouble all of his or her life or has been trouble-free. Either way, you have received potentially devastating news--your child faces accusations for something serious such as drunk driving that could hurt his or her future. It feels like the end of the world to you and possibly to your child,too.

3 differences between murder and manslaughter

Manslaughter and murder are both serious felonies in the state of Massachusetts. If you are charged with either, you should take steps to understand what these charges mean and consult with an attorney to determine the best means of defense. You may not understand what the difference between these two charges is, though, and this is also something you should familiarize yourself with.

Online child pornography and selfies -- a dangerous combination

The proliferation of cellphones and other portable devices that can take and transmit photographs has given rise to a new form of child pornography -- the taking and transmitting of photographs of minor children via the Internet. A selfie, as most people in Massachusetts know, is a self-portrait photograph taken with a cellphone. The growing use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, has led to the widespread distribution of selfies and other photos taken with cellphone cameras. Unfortunately, some people have chosen to exploit the use of cellphones to create and circulate pornographic photos of minor children.

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