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2013

Blog Posts in 2013

  • Sealing a criminal record in Massachusetts

    Sealing Your Criminal Record Sweeney and Associates often receives calls regarding whether a person can seal their criminal record. The first thing we advise our clients is to obtain a certified copy of the docket sheet from the court regarding your case and the second is to hire an experienced attorney to represent you in the process. The docket sheet from your case is important because it states ...
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  • Family Law, Divorce, Mediation

    Family Law, Divorce, Mediation At Sweeney and Associates we understand how difficult it is for families going through divorce, custody disputes, or child support issues. We pride ourselves in not only representing our clients zealously in and out of court but also assisting them through the difficult times they endure during the litigation. Attorney Richard Sweeney and Attorney Sabrina Bonanno ...
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  • Child Pornography Laws

    Child Pornography Laws Sweeney and Associates has handled high profile child pornography cases which have received not only national but international media coverage in the cases of Robert Diduca and Geoffrey Portway. We have also handled numerous cases in State and District Courts in this area. When you are faced with charges involving child pornography the laws are harsh and it is extremely ...
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  • The Insanity Defense

    The Insanity Defense in criminal law has always been a controversial topic to defendants, prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges and the public. Attorney William F. Sullivan at Sullivan and Sweeney has recently been involved in two high profile murder cases where the “insanity defense” was utilized, He has a unique perspective as to the how this defense is used and its problems and the possible ...
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  • Possession of a Fake ID - Loss Of License in Massachusetts

    Every year students will find a way to get their hands on a fake ID that they can use to buy alcohol or gain access to the local nightclub or bar. Every year the police ramp themselves up in college towns across America to find these students and charge them with Being a Minor Purchasing Alcohol and will confiscate these IDs when they make the arrest. Others will find themselves in bars when the ...
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  • What Happens If You Get Arrested in Massachusetts

    I was just arrested now what? First, invoke your right to remain silent. Shut up. Do not give any confessions. Do not give any statements. Do not sign anything that even remotely smells like a statement or admission. You have a constitutional right not to make a statement to the police. Second, demand to speak to your lawyer, immediately. You have a constitutional right to speak to your lawyer ...
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  • Massachusetts Hardships License

    FIRST OFFENSE OUI HARDSHIP LICENSE APPLICATIONS TO THE REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES The following is information regarding the availability of hardship licenses for people whose OUI cases have been disposed of in court pursuant toMGLc.90,s.24D. Please be advised that this information is being provided solely for the purpose of allowing a defendant to better prepare for their hardship hearing before ...
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  • Massachusetts Drunk Driving Law

    OFFENSE ELEMENTS Operation of MV On Public Way With a Blood Alcohol of .08 or greater, or Operating while under influence of alcohol. i.e., the ability to operate safely is diminished by the consumption of alcohol All operators are deemed to have consented to a breath test administered by a police officer by virtue of driving Applies if you are arrested for OUI Refusals to take the breath test ...
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