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I am in Lynn District Court for three cases; a OUI/DUI case, a drug case and a probation violation hearing.

Changes & Clarifications Regarding Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

In April, 2013 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided four cases that either changed and/or clarified the laws regarding marijuana in Massachusetts. The ruling by the state's highest court were a much needed step to better define the laws after voters decriminalized              the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in 2008. In Commonwealth [...]

The Evolving World of Criminal Immigration Motions

In 2010, The United States Supreme Court held in the landmark decision of Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010) that defense attorneys must inform non-citizen clients the risks of deportation arising from guilty pleas.  After this decision the real question became is the ruling retroactive?  The US Supreme Court did not answer this important [...]

Massachusetts State Drug Laboratories

First chemist Annie Dookhan, and now chemist Sonja Farak is facing criminal charges for not properly handling drugs that were to be analyzed and stored at their Boston-area laboratories.  These are not just drugs, it is evidence that will likely be used during court proceedings, whether it be a motion hearing or at trial.  Sure, many think that it is just good that the drugs are [...]