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  • Child Pornography

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    • Fighting Child Pornography Charges

      Facing child pornography charges can be devastating to you, your family, and career . This type of charge often brings with it shame and embarrassment. At Sweeney & Associates, we have represented adults and juveniles , women and men , husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and brothers and sisters who have been charged with child pornography related offenses . If you have been charged in a ...
    • Child Pornography and the Changing Legal Landscape

      Someone that we all know as a brother, a father or a good friend is sitting right now at their computer and thinks that the internet is a vast place and their online browsing can’t be traced. They log into a chat room and start talking with a teenage girl. Soon enough the anonymity of the internet takes over and the girl poses topless. He takes a screen shot and saves it while asking her to send ...
    • 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 ...

    Child Support

    The latest posts for Child Support are listed below.
    • Changes Made to Calculation of Child Support

      Updates to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines went into effect on September 15, 2017 and these changes could have far reaching effects for parents whether you are in the process of getting divorced, first time parents navigating the Probate & Family Court, or a parent seeking to change the amount of child support the court has ordered you to pay or receive. Child support tends to be one of ...

    Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing

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    • How to be Successful at Clerk Magistrate's Hearing

      Have you received a Notice for a Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing? We at Sweeney & Associates regularly represent clients at Clerk Magistrate Hearings and strongly advise that you hire an attorney to attend the hearing with you. What is a Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing? A Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing is a hearing held before a Clerk or Assistant Clerk. The Clerk is similar to a judge because they have the ...

    College Student Crimes

    The latest posts for College Student Crimes are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • Halloween: Having Fun While Avoiding Criminal Charges

      Halloween is a time for costumes, fun, parties, and sometimes bit of mischief. There are certain things you can do this Halloween to keep yourself and those you care about out of legal trouble. If you find yourself having a run in with the police, keep reading to find out what you should do. The most important thing to remember when having any interactions with the police is to be respectful . ...
    • 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 ...

    Cost of a Massachusetts Lawyer

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    • Massachusetts Dui Defense: How To Avoid A Massachusetts Drunk Driving Arrest And Mass Drunk Driving Roadblocks

      How smart is it to drive a car through the streets with, say, a .16 blood alcohol level? Not very. In fact, it is abundantly stupid and inherently dangerous for you and everyone in your vicinity. How about saving about $5,000 in attorney’s fees and take a cab instead of driving? How about, since it’s the summer and we all know we are going to imbibe, just plan to take a cab from the start? Yes, ...
    • What does it cost to hire a lawyer?

      The cost of hiring a good lawyer varies by jurisdiction and by area of expertise. Most attorneys charge by the hour with fees ranging from $125 to $450 depending on many variables. You should expect to pay more in larger cities than you do in neighboring towns. A large firm with a downtown office has larger overhead than a smaller firm in the suburbs. Certain cases such as personal injury cases ...

    Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • College Students' Legal Guide

      The Only Guide College Students Need to Survive Legal Problems in College And Avoid a Criminal Record Freedom. That is what most young adults feel the first time they are away from home when they are attending college . There are many problems that college students can encounter when away from home and this guide will help students and their parents navigate all the ways a student can get into ...
    • Testifying Before a Grand Jury

      Have you been called to testify before a grand jury? Do you have questions about whether you are required to testify or maybe you have concerns that you will say something that is incriminating? Once you receive a summons or subpoena to testify before a grand jury, the most important thing to do is contact an attorney to discuss your specific case and obtain legal advice which could save you from ...
    • Sexual Assault and the Defense of Consent

      Anyone who watches the news, reads the news, or receives news alerts on their smartphones has probably either heard of or even followed the criminal case involving Bill Cosby . For anyone unfamiliar with the case, Mr. Cosby was charged with three counts of sexual assault. The alleged victim claimed she did not consent to the sexual contact while Mr. Cosby claimed that all the sexual acts were ...

    Criminal defense lawyer fees

    The latest posts for Criminal defense lawyer fees are listed below.
    • What does it cost to hire a lawyer?

      The cost of hiring a good lawyer varies by jurisdiction and by area of expertise. Most attorneys charge by the hour with fees ranging from $125 to $450 depending on many variables. You should expect to pay more in larger cities than you do in neighboring towns. A large firm with a downtown office has larger overhead than a smaller firm in the suburbs. Certain cases such as personal injury cases ...

    Criminal Records

    The latest posts for Criminal Records are listed below.
    • Massachusetts Breathalyzer Test Results Flawed Between June 2012 and September 2014

      Were you charged with drunk driving between June 2012 and September 14, 2014 based in part on the results of a breathalyzer test? Were you then convicted based on the breathalyzer test results? Or maybe you plead guilty or admitted to sufficient facts (known as a Continued Without A Finding) based on the results of the breathalyzer test? If so, then you may be entitled to challenge your conviction ...
    • When Criminal Charges Lead to a Civil Lawsuit

      At Sweeney & Associates, we see time and again that a client who has faced criminal charges will also face a civil lawsuit. Types of criminal charges that lead to civil lawsuits include assault and battery, embezzlement, larceny, or injuries from a sexual assault whether physical or mental. We have also represented clients in cases where the criminal statute of limitations has passed but the civil ...

    Custody

    The latest posts for Custody are listed below.
    • Child Custody: The Basics

      Raising children with your ex-spouse, partner, significant other, or acquaintance can be very stressful . Often each parent has their own ideas of how they want to raise their child. This can range from styles such as free-range to helicopter parenting and anywhere in between. Parents often find themselves at odds over the child’s religious upbringing , which school system the child should attend, ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • Modifications of Divorce Agreements in Massachusetts Family Courts

      Most people hope that after months and sometimes years of arguing in court over issues involving a division of assets, custody of children, child support, and alimony, that once the court allows your Separation Agreement or enters an order after a divorce trial, that you will never need to go back to court again. Unfortunately, this is unlikely. Former spouses and unmarried parents often find ...
    • DIVORCE: ALIMONY FACTORS IN MASSACHUSETTS

      You made the decision to divorce your spouse but your income is far less than your spouse’s income. Your first question will most likely be: will the court give me alimony ? Alimony can be one of the most contested issues in a divorce because there is no set way to calculate it like there is for child support. When calculating child support, the court often relies on the Child Support Guidelines ...
    • Child Custody: The Basics

      Raising children with your ex-spouse, partner, significant other, or acquaintance can be very stressful . Often each parent has their own ideas of how they want to raise their child. This can range from styles such as free-range to helicopter parenting and anywhere in between. Parents often find themselves at odds over the child’s religious upbringing , which school system the child should attend, ...

    Drinking in Public

    The latest posts for Drinking in Public are listed below.
    • Massachusetts Breathalyzer Test Results Flawed Between June 2012 and September 2014

      Were you charged with drunk driving between June 2012 and September 14, 2014 based in part on the results of a breathalyzer test? Were you then convicted based on the breathalyzer test results? Or maybe you plead guilty or admitted to sufficient facts (known as a Continued Without A Finding) based on the results of the breathalyzer test? If so, then you may be entitled to challenge your conviction ...

    drug crimes

    The latest posts for drug crimes are listed below.
    • Fun Facts about Trafficking and Other Drug Crime in Massachusetts

      Whether you are charged with Trafficking, Possession with Intent to Distribute, a School Zone Violation, or Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws , we can help you. Most drug arrests come from observations made by the police, confidential informants, hand to hand sales, and search warrants. When it comes to drug crimes, the charge and possible punishment you face will primarily depend on: the class ...
    • Field Sobriety Tests Lose Importance in OUI Marijuana Cases

      Field Sobriety Tests Lose Importance in OUI Marijuana Cases Have you been stopped by police and charged with operating under the influence of marijuana? Did you participate in any field sobriety tests? If you have, then you must have wondered what your performance on the field sobriety tests has to do with whether or not you could safely operate a vehicle. Recently, the Supreme Judicial Court was ...
    • Drug Crimes and How to Fight the Charges

      Have you been charged or do you know someone who has been charged with a drug-related crime ? Whether you are charged with Possession , Possession with Intent to Distribute , Trafficking , School Zone Drug Violations , or Conspiracy , we can help you. Most drug arrests come from observations of the police, hand to hand sales or search warrants. All of these issues present sophisticated defenses ...

    Drunk Driving

    The latest posts for Drunk Driving are listed below.
    • Massachusetts Sobriety Checkpoints

      Setting up a sobriety checkpoint is one of the easiest ways that the police crackdown on drinking and driving . Police departments throughout the state set up numerous roadblocks around weekend and holidays to enforce the Massachusetts Drunk Driving laws. What is a sobriety checkpoint? A sobriety checkpoint funnels all vehicles through a centralized location. By the time you see the checkpoint, it ...
    • Halloween: Having Fun While Avoiding Criminal Charges

      Halloween is a time for costumes, fun, parties, and sometimes bit of mischief. There are certain things you can do this Halloween to keep yourself and those you care about out of legal trouble. If you find yourself having a run in with the police, keep reading to find out what you should do. The most important thing to remember when having any interactions with the police is to be respectful . ...
    • Massachusetts Breathalyzer Test Results Flawed Between June 2012 and September 2014

      Were you charged with drunk driving between June 2012 and September 14, 2014 based in part on the results of a breathalyzer test? Were you then convicted based on the breathalyzer test results? Or maybe you plead guilty or admitted to sufficient facts (known as a Continued Without A Finding) based on the results of the breathalyzer test? If so, then you may be entitled to challenge your conviction ...

    Fake ID in Massachusetts

    The latest posts for Fake ID in Massachusetts are listed below.

    False ID

    The latest posts for False ID are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • DIVORCE: ALIMONY FACTORS IN MASSACHUSETTS

      You made the decision to divorce your spouse but your income is far less than your spouse’s income. Your first question will most likely be: will the court give me alimony ? Alimony can be one of the most contested issues in a divorce because there is no set way to calculate it like there is for child support. When calculating child support, the court often relies on the Child Support Guidelines ...
    • The Implication of Criminal Charges on Your Family

      Criminal charges can have a devastating effect on your family. Criminal charges can often lead to divorce, Abuse Prevention Orders (commonly known as a Restraining Orders), modifications (changes) to previous child custody orders, and familial estrangement. Do you find yourself charged with Assault & Battery on a Family/Household Member such as your wife or husband? Or maybe your girlfriend or ...
    • 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 ...

    Federal Law

    The latest posts for Federal Law are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Child Pornography Investigations by Homeland Security

      Federal and State officials are cracking down on Possession of Child Pornography and the Distribution of Child Porn by tracking the IP addresses of the users. For over a year a skilled set of investigators have targeted internet Child pornography with great success. Jennifer McKim of The Boston Globe and Boston.com wrote an excellent article on the arrest of Robert Diduca in Massachusetts and the ...

    Firearm LIcense

    The latest posts for Firearm LIcense are listed below.
    • Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm Denied Due To My Old Criminal Record

      In the last 6 months many Massachusetts Police Officers and others have been denied a renewal of their license to carry a firearm despite the fact that they have had a license to carry for over 30 years in some cases. CJIS ( Criminal Justice Information Services Division) now has gained access to juvenile records in the 1960’s and police officers and others are being denied renewal for crimes that ...

    Harassment

    The latest posts for Harassment are listed below.
    • Abuse Prevention Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders

      Abuse Prevention Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders Have you been served with an Abuse Prevention Order (commonly known as a Restraining Order ) or a Harassment Prevention Order ? Did you notice on the order that a hearing was scheduled so that you can contest the extension of the order? Most people will wonder whether it is worth it to contest the extension of the order. What exactly is an ...

    Indecent Assault & Battery

    The latest posts for Indecent Assault & Battery are listed below.
    • Massachusetts Law on Indecent Assault & Battery

      In Massachusetts there are many different ways you can be charged with Indecent Assault & Battery . The charge you face will depend on the age of the victim , the circumstances of the crime , and whether it is your first offense or a subsequent offense . The types of punishment and defenses available to you will also depend on which charge you are facing. What is an indecent assault and battery? ...

    Mass Criminal Law

    The latest posts for Mass Criminal Law are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Mass Driving Law

    The latest posts for Mass Driving Law are listed below.
    • Massachusetts Habitual Traffic Offender Suspensions

      In Massachusetts your license can be suspended for multiple traffic violations as an habitual traffic offender. Hire an attorney and appeal the citation WHEN YOU GET IT. Call us at 617-328-6900 or see our website at: WWW.RSWEENEYLAW.COM . You can also email me at RSweeney@RSweeneylaw.com We can help and the phone call is free. Suspensions range from 30 days to LIFETIME depending on the charges. A ...
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • 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 ...

    Mass Law

    The latest posts for Mass Law are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Massachusetts Law for College Students

    The latest posts for Massachusetts Law for College Students are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • College Students' Legal Guide

      The Only Guide College Students Need to Survive Legal Problems in College And Avoid a Criminal Record Freedom. That is what most young adults feel the first time they are away from home when they are attending college . There are many problems that college students can encounter when away from home and this guide will help students and their parents navigate all the ways a student can get into ...

    News

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    • Massachusetts Breathalyzer Test Results Flawed Between June 2012 and September 2014

      Were you charged with drunk driving between June 2012 and September 14, 2014 based in part on the results of a breathalyzer test? Were you then convicted based on the breathalyzer test results? Or maybe you plead guilty or admitted to sufficient facts (known as a Continued Without A Finding) based on the results of the breathalyzer test? If so, then you may be entitled to challenge your conviction ...

    OUI Laws

    The latest posts for OUI Laws are listed below.
    • Massachusetts 2018 Criminal Justice Reform Act Changes the Penalties in Mass OUI Laws

      The legislature recently amended several statutes in an effort to reform the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Aside from changes to the OUI laws, most of the reforms will have a positive impact on individuals facing certain criminal charges . We will address all the changes in subsequent blogs. Changes to OUI Laws The one area that saw an increase in penalties was related to a SUBSEQUENT ...

    Probation Violations

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    • Criminal Justice Reform Part III: Changes to Conditions of Probation and Violations of Probation

      The Criminal Justice Reform Act not only focused on changing the criminal laws and getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences, but it also made changes that will benefit those on probation. Many people struggle while on probation - whether it is because they cannot afford their probation fees, because they suffer from substance abuse or alcohol issues, or because they simply cannot stay out of ...
    • Probation Violations in District Court

      Your criminal case is now over either because you entered into a plea agreement or because you were found guilty after trial. The court has placed you on probation and gives you conditions that you have to follow while on probation. The last thing you want to receive is a Notice of Probation Violation and Hearing. There are many different kinds of probation violations . Some are taken more serious ...

    Sealing Criminal Record

    The latest posts for Sealing Criminal Record are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Sex Offender

    The latest posts for Sex Offender are listed below.
    • Sexual Assault and the Defense of Consent

      Anyone who watches the news, reads the news, or receives news alerts on their smartphones has probably either heard of or even followed the criminal case involving Bill Cosby . For anyone unfamiliar with the case, Mr. Cosby was charged with three counts of sexual assault. The alleged victim claimed she did not consent to the sexual contact while Mr. Cosby claimed that all the sexual acts were ...
    • New Legislation involving Sexting and Revenge Porn

      Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently introduced new legislation to address the advances in technology that have led to cases involving revenge porn and cases involving teenagers who engage in sexting . Revenge porn is becoming increasingly common with more and more states passing legislation to criminalize the act of posting revenge porn online. But what is revenge porn? Revenge porn ...
    • Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) Hearings

      You, or a loved one, just plead guilty or were convicted of a sex offense and the Judge tells you that you will now have to register with SORB (the Sex Offender Registry Board) as a sex offender. You probably have no idea what that entails or how it will affect your everyday life. So many thoughts and questions go racing through your mind like: How do I register with SORB, What level sex offender ...

    Student Drinking

    The latest posts for Student Drinking are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • Halloween: Having Fun While Avoiding Criminal Charges

      Halloween is a time for costumes, fun, parties, and sometimes bit of mischief. There are certain things you can do this Halloween to keep yourself and those you care about out of legal trouble. If you find yourself having a run in with the police, keep reading to find out what you should do. The most important thing to remember when having any interactions with the police is to be respectful . ...
    • College Students' Legal Guide

      The Only Guide College Students Need to Survive Legal Problems in College And Avoid a Criminal Record Freedom. That is what most young adults feel the first time they are away from home when they are attending college . There are many problems that college students can encounter when away from home and this guide will help students and their parents navigate all the ways a student can get into ...

    Sweeney & Associates

    The latest posts for Sweeney & Associates are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • When Criminal Charges Lead to a Civil Lawsuit

      At Sweeney & Associates, we see time and again that a client who has faced criminal charges will also face a civil lawsuit. Types of criminal charges that lead to civil lawsuits include assault and battery, embezzlement, larceny, or injuries from a sexual assault whether physical or mental. We have also represented clients in cases where the criminal statute of limitations has passed but the civil ...
    • Child Pornography and the Changing Legal Landscape

      Someone that we all know as a brother, a father or a good friend is sitting right now at their computer and thinks that the internet is a vast place and their online browsing can’t be traced. They log into a chat room and start talking with a teenage girl. Soon enough the anonymity of the internet takes over and the girl poses topless. He takes a screen shot and saves it while asking her to send ...

    Underage Drinking in Massachusetts

    The latest posts for Underage Drinking in Massachusetts are listed below.
    • Pre-Gaming: Students Charged with Possession of a Fake ID, Underage Drinking or Other Criminal Charges.

      Pre-Gaming is the term used for drinking before the game or before you go out for the night. A term used and recognized by high school and college students nationwide and often the pre-cursor to bad things happening including binge drinking, sexual assaults and even death from alcohol poisoning or other accidents related to alcohol use. Finishing high school or starting college is an opportunity ...
    • Halloween: Having Fun While Avoiding Criminal Charges

      Halloween is a time for costumes, fun, parties, and sometimes bit of mischief. There are certain things you can do this Halloween to keep yourself and those you care about out of legal trouble. If you find yourself having a run in with the police, keep reading to find out what you should do. The most important thing to remember when having any interactions with the police is to be respectful . ...
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