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3 reasons to fight criminal charges in Massachusetts

When you face criminal charges, you probably want the easiest way out of the situation. Does that mean pleading guilty and accepting the consequences to avoid lengthy court trials and high legal fees? Does it mean not bothering to face minor misdemeanors because they are not worth it? Maybe you think that because you are innocent, you have no need to worry.

Giving in to peer pressure can lead to criminal charges

If you have a teenager living with you in Boston, it may remind you of the challenges you faced as an adolescent. Teens deal with peer pressure and external influences that can make it hard to avoid making bad decisions. They are young and impressionable, and still have a lot to learn about the world. It is not uncommon for what appear to be innocent jokes and pranks to become incidents that result in juvenile criminal charges

How a domestic violence charge/conviction can change your life

If you are accused of assaulting a roommate, family member or romantic partner in Boston, chances are you have a lot of questions on your mind. One of them may concern how a domestic violence charge can affect your life. Whether the allegations are true or not, you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

What is at stake for high schoolers caught with drugs?

All parents want to imagine that their son or daughter is a responsible and law-abiding young adult. When this proves not to be the case, it can be shocking, to say the least. High schoolers are often susceptible to peer pressure and the pressures of growing up, so youthful indiscretions are hardly uncommon. What happens, though, when law enforcement catches high schoolers with drugs?

Charged with a DUI, now what?

If you recently received a DUI charge in Boston, you might be stressing about what will happen next. If you are a first-time offender with a clean criminal record, it may seem like it is the end of the world. Although you should not make light of your situation, it is important for you to remain calm. 

When can you ask a leading question in a criminal case?

Most of us have seen some sort of crime show or movie that portrays a trial taking place in a courtroom. The victim is testifying and the prosecutor is asking her questions. To drive home a point, he asks, “Jennifer, isn’t it true that the defendant had been stalking you for months?” “Yes,” she yells, “Months and months!”

Thousands of drug cases dropped amid lab scandal

More than 21,000 lower-level drug-related criminal cases throughout Massachusetts have been dismissed following the fallout from a scandal at the state’s crime lab. A rogue lab technician is thought to have falsified thousands of results in cases handled over a number of years prior to her resignation in 2012, leading to one of the biggest single instances of case dismissals ever.

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