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OUI/DUI Lynn, MA

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

By | November 10th, 2016|criminal charges, defense attorney lynn ma, drug abuse, drug charges, probation violation, Today's activity|Comments Off on OUI/DUI Lynn, MA

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 [...]

By | July 24th, 2013|Boston criminal law, criminal charges, drug abuse, drug charges, drug criminal hearing, drug distribution, drug possession, marijuana|Comments Off on Changes & Clarifications Regarding Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

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 [...]

By | May 22nd, 2013|Boston criminal law, criminal charges, domestic abuse, drug abuse, drug charges, drug criminal hearing, drunk driving, gun charges, imigration, imigration law, retroactive rulings, sex crimes|Comments Off on The Evolving World of Criminal Immigration Motions

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 [...]

By | January 24th, 2013|Boston criminal law, court system, criminal charges, drug abuse, drug charges, drug criminal hearing|Comments Off on Massachusetts State Drug Laboratories