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In MA it is not a crime to drink and drive.  It is a crime to operate under the influence- that is that alcohol impairs your ability to drive.  With Melanie’s law the punishment for OUI has significantly worsened.   You should never drive impaired for a variety of safety as well as legal reasons.  OUI […]

Everyone needs to protect themselves in case of the worst.  People need a Will to not only provide instructions for financial reasons but also to nominate a guardian for minor children.  Without a will the state court chooses who will be the guardian of the children without your input.  In addition, the state has certain […]

I represented a lot of people going through legal troubles.  I am providing some examples of  work I did last week.  In Attleboro District Court, I had an OUI( drunk driving) case on Thursday that the Court allowed a probable cause motion to dismiss on the OUI and the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the Oper. neglig. upon $200 […]

  The holidays have a lot of great things for many people but are also the worst and most stressful times for many.  I have found that my practice has a lot of people dealing with stressors and either voluntarily or not being in legal situations.  Many items people decide to get a divorce after […]

The recession is supposed to be close to over but it does not appear to be that way for many hard working men and woman.  Circumstances including caring for the sick and elderly, unemployment and underemployment, divorce, health and many other reason are leaving people no cushion.  A lot of people are walking a financial […]

There are a lot of misconceptions about criminal records in MA.  There is for all practical purposes no expunging of records in MA.  CWOF, not guilty, dismissals and the like do continue to appear on your CORI and CARI.  There are different levels of people who can have access to your records and  who will […]

Comparing the law and the cartoon family the Simpson’s may help animate different areas.  To start with we should look at Bart Simpson.  Looking at Bart and his behavior could easily lead issues at school.  If Bart was charged with a crime there needs to be looking at the school for possible suspensions and expulsions.  […]

There are a lot of factors in hiring an attorney.  You want to determine what you are looking for in an attorney.  You should ask about the lawyers experience in your field.  It is advisable to bring questions written down so that you can cover the areas that are needed.  You should make sure that […]

Appearance should not matter in life.  Appearance certainly should not matter in court in the justice system but it does.  You should dress conservatively as though going to a conservative religious service.  The goal is not to look stylish but to show respect to the court.  You do not need to buy a new suit […]