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Blog Posts in 2012

  • Search and Seizure

    Do the police have to advise you of your rights? Police need not advise you of your rights and they are not responsible for advising you of your rights to refuse an illegal search. They are not required to tell you if and when they can make a permissible search. Police need not tell you that you can withhold permission for them to enter your home, nor that police have a right to seize anything in ...
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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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  • 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 wrote an excellent article on the arrest of Robert Diduca in Massachusetts and the ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • The New CORI Law and who can see my record

    What is a “record” and who can see it? (Criminal Offender Record Information of “CORI” laws) What does “CORI” mean? A: A CORI, or Criminal Offender Record Information, consists of records and data in any communicable form compiled by a Massachusetts justice agency. They relate to the nature or disposition of a criminal charge, an arrest, a pre-trial proceeding, sentencing, incarceration, ...
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