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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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  • New England Patriots, UMass Football and Gillette Stadium Concert fans are being arrested in record numbers.

    Every week UMass Football fans, New England Patriots fans, and concert goers are arrested at Gillette Stadium and in Foxborough Massachusetts by officers patrolling the stadium, roadways and the surrounding parking lots. There is a large police presence at these events and they are looking for Fake IDs, drunken behavior and DUI’s. You can be issued a trespass order and if you don’t comply you find ...
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  • Massachusetts Habitual Traffic Offender

    In Massachusetts your license can be suspended for multiple traffic violations as an habitual traffic offender. A simple guide is as follows: If you receive 3 civil infractions within 12 months you will get a 30 day suspension; If you have 5 surcharge-able events within 3 years (this includes accidents and civil infractions) you will get a 90 day suspension. The Registry of Motor Vehicles will ...
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  • Mass Criminal Law - Legal Information for College Students and Parents

    As a parent of high school and college students, both in state and out Richard J. Sweeney is acutely aware that you may not know the laws of Massachusetts, and more importantly, what to do if you, or your son or daughter, should find yourself in trouble in Massachusetts. There is nothing more terrifying than being in another state and not knowing who to turn to. We work closely with schools and ...
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  • Mass Motor Vehicle Laws, Ticket Appeals, Driver's License Suspensions and Fake IDs

    APPEAL THE TICKET and call Sweeney & Associates at (617) 300-0212 for a free consultation. TIME MATTERS! Massachusetts has enhanced the penalties for speeding and for Junior operators receiving any motor vehicle citation. YOUR CHILD NOW FACES A LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR A SPEEDING TICKET OR FOR HAVING A FAKE ID. (SEE MY BLOG BELOW FOR DETAILED INFO ON FAKE ID’S IN MASSACHUSETTS! Every parent and ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Elderly Driver Issues

    Speaking with an elderly parent or grandparent about surrendering a driver’s license is a delicate issue but one which most of us face at some point or another. Given the importance of keeping everyone safe I have put together some information which is helpful to families that have to face this issue. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles website has excellent links to resources that will ...
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