Tom Kokonowski Criminal Law Blog

When Is Pleading Out My Best Option?

When Is Pleading Out My Best Option?

Although a defendant may genuinely believe they did not commit the crime(s) they are charged with, a plea bargain may be an attractive option if offered by the prosecution. A criminal trial may be prolonged or delayed and end up lasting months, which can seriously...

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What Is Stalking In Massachusetts?

What Is Stalking In Massachusetts?

Criminal penalties for stalking are somewhat new, with legislation banning this group of dangerous behaviors in the 1990s. However, if you are successfully prosecuted for stalking, you face harsh consequences. Here’s what to know about stalking and how to get legal...

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Juvenile Threat Defense

Juvenile Threat Defense

Will My Child Be Punished For Threatening Their School?  With the amount of school violence on the rise, Massachusetts’ educational institutions are taking school threats very seriously. Juvenile Crimes are not uncommon. Even if a child is just joking about bringing a...

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Amherst DUI Charges

Amherst DUI Charges

Amherst DUI: DUI Defense Attorney in Amherst A DUI arrest and conviction can cause significant problems on many fronts. DUI lawyer Thomas Kokonowski is very familiar with DUI law and cases like yours. If you have been arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) or...

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Identity Theft Charges In Massachusetts

Identity Theft Charges In Massachusetts

What Are the Consequences of Identity Theft In Massachusetts? When an individual uses another person's identity without their consent, this is known as identity theft. Using their identity for anything is against the law, but doing so to commit crimes can result in...

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How Will a False Confession Affect My Case?

How Will a False Confession Affect My Case?

False confession occurs when someone is innocent of any wrongdoing but confesses regardless. Although admitting involvement in a crime that a defendant did not commit may appear to be damaging to their defense, there are a myriad of reasons why this might take place....

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What Is the No-Fix Law In Massachusetts?

What Is the No-Fix Law In Massachusetts?

If you were pulled over for a traffic infraction in Massachusetts and the officer did not issue you a ticket on the spot, you may be able to get the charges against you dismissed. Here’s what you should know about Massachusetts’ No-Fix law, how it may affect you after...

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