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How Can I Defend Myself Against Federal Charges?

Posted on : November 21, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

If you are charged with a federal crime, your life will change in every way imaginable. Dealing with an investigation, court dates, and the effects to your personal life all while struggling to protect your rights is challenging. Federal crimes are serious and carry with them hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and years […]

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What Do Prosecutors Have To Prove For Possession Of Intent To Distribute?

Posted on : October 22, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney, Thomas Kokonowski

When you are arrested for the possession of drugs, it typically will fall under one or two categories — simple possession for personal use or possession with intent to distribute. Often, police officers and prosecutors will attempt to push for a possession with intent to distribute conviction, even if the evidence is completely there. Here’s […]

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What Are the Most Common Domestic Violence Defenses?

Posted on : September 20, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Domestic Violence Defenses, Thomas Kokonowski

Fighting against allegations of domestic abuse can seem like an uphill battle. This is particularly true for men, who have long been stigmatized as the only perpetrators of violence, even though 27.3% of men are victims of abuse themselves compared to 32.9% of women — only a 5.6% difference. If you’ve been charged with domestic […]

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Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer for a Bail Hearing?

Posted on : August 20, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Bail Hearing Attorney, Thomas Kokonowski

When you are arrested for a crime in Massachusetts, you will be required to attend a bail hearing, where a judge will decide if you will be allowed bail or if you will remain in custody until your criminal trial. In some cases, the bail portion of the hearing is combined with the arraignment, where […]

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Can an OUI Lawyer Really Make a Difference in Court?

Posted on : August 14, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

No one wants to be in the unfortunate situation of seeing the flashing lights behind them and having to pull over. It can become even more overwhelming when accused of drinking and driving under the influence, especially if you were not engaged in this behavior at the time. When you can pick back through the […]

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