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Shoplifting and Larceny

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Under Massachusetts law, Chapter 266, Section 30A, "Any person who intentionally takes possession of, carries away, transfers or causes to be carried away or transferred” items from a store without paying can be charged with shoplifting.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, Misdemeanor, Felony | Tags: shoplifting, larceny, stealing, steal, theft, felony, misdemeanor, mall, security guard, police, probable cause, jail | View Count: (137)
In Massachusetts, if you have lawful possession of a property, you may seek to prevent someone from trespassing on that property.
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| Categories: General, Civil Law, Criminal Law | Tags: No Trespass | View Count: (1651)
Massachusetts has several ways of obtaining a restraining order or a protective order.
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| Categories: General, Family Law, Criminal Law | Tags: restraining order, protective order, no contact order, 209A, Anti-Harassment | View Count: (172)
In Massachusetts, several motor vehicle offenses are criminal violations. A failure to respond properly to the ticket or summons may result in the issuance of a warrant.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, OUI/DUI/DWI, Warrant, Misdemeanor, Traffic | Tags: suspended license, negligent operation, warrant, traffic violation, criminal | View Count: (381)
In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky that counsel’s failure to advise a criminal defendant of the deportation consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel.
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| Categories: Immigration, Criminal Law | Tags: criminal law, immigration, retroactive | View Count: (0)
In the new millennium, meeting a significant other is no longer 2 consenting adults at a bar or night club flirting; dating is not a set up by mutual friends.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, Felony | Tags: criminal lawyer, catfish, statutory rape | View Count: (179)
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CWOF? Pre-Trial Probation?

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If you have a criminal matter and you are thinking about a plea, you have several options, including asking for a CWOF or Pre-Trial Probation, but what is a CWOF and what is Pre-Trial probation and what is the difference between the two terms?
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| Categories: Criminal Law | Tags: criminal, pre-trial probation, cwof | View Count: (155)
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A Warrant? Am I Going To Jail?

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If you do not attend a criminal proceeding, Massachusetts Courts will issue a warrant for your arrest.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, Warrant, Traffic, Suspensions | Tags: | View Count: (131)
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Immigration Law + Criminal Law = ?

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If you are NOT a US citizen, there is ALWAYS a chance that you can be deported! Being a legal permanent resident for 20 years or more does not protect you from deportation, IF you commit a crime!
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization, Deportation, Criminal Law, Felony | Tags: | View Count: (154)
On May 5, younger crowds go out to bars to imbibe. This year, with Cinco de Mayo falling on a Thursday, its the perfect recipe for a night out to celebrate.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, OUI/DUI/DWI, Traffic | Tags: OUI, accident, drunk driving | View Count: (473)
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