Case Studies

Wednesday
22
Oct
2014

Operating To Endanger–No Complaint Issued

The client was driving in Western Massachusetts on a country road uphill behind a tractor trailer truck. When he veered into the other lane he saw a bicyclist coming downhill at him. Both the client and the bicyclist unsuccessfuly tried to avoid a collision, and the bicycle rider sustained a number of injuries, including a […]

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Monday
14
Jul
2014

Getting a Fair Trial

In June, 2014 the Massachusetts Appeals Court decided the case Commonwealth v. Caswell. The defendant in this case was convicted of murder in the second degree. After his conviction he appealed based on several grounds. One basis for the appeal was the defendant’s contention that the prosecutor made improper statements to the jury during the […]

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Thursday
26
Jun
2014

Marlborough Operating After Suspension Dismissed

The client, a teenage driver, had his driver’s license suspended for 90 days after getting a speeding ticket. He completed a required driver re-training course. Prior to going to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to reinstate his license (part of which process is the payment of a $500.00 reinstatement fee) he needed to get to […]

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Monday
23
Jun
2014

What Happens WhenYou Are Arraigned?

If you are arrested for a case that is in Framingham or Natick or any other District Court in Massachusetts your first appearance will be an arraignment. Sometimes a person charged with a crime is not arrested but sent a summons to appear for their arraignment. At the arraignment the charges are read, a not […]

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Tuesday
17
Jun
2014

What Happens When You Have a Clerk-Magistrate Hearing?

When you are charged with a crime known as a misdemeanor (as opposed to a felony) you will sometimes be arrested but sometimes instead you will receive a notice from the court to appear for a Clerk-Magistrate hearing. The purpose of this hearing is to determine whether there is a sufficient basis for issuing a […]

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