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What is Battery in Massachusetts?

Posted on : January 2, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
being accused of battery is a serious matter

Many people do not realize the difference between assault and battery, especially in Massachusetts. There are minor but important distinctions between the two that should always be understood when you’ve been accused. Have you recently been accused of battery or assault? It’s important to know that these are different allegations, but both require you to […]

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The Distinctions Between Breaking and Entering Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Posted on : November 27, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
breaking and entering allegations require an experienced lawyer

What happens if you’re accused of breaking and entering? You could be facing serious consequences if convicted, and the police will work as hard as possible to collect evidence that puts you in danger of a conviction. You need to be prepared to mount your own defense with the help of an experienced lawyer. The […]

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Should You Hire a Lawyer Before You’re Arrested?

Posted on : October 30, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney

While some arrests are made on-the-spot, others are made after a longer, more intense investigation. If you’re the subject of a police investigation —  for example, for drug crimes — you may be asking questions about when it’s time to obtain legal representation. Should you wait until you’re arrested or should you confer with a lawyer […]

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Why You Should Stay Off Social Media After a DUI

Posted on : September 19, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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It’s no secret that social media is everywhere these days. But not all of your personal business should be put up on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. No matter how much you feel the need to share your ups and downs with the world, it’s best to stay off of social media in some […]

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Not Guilty Of OUI-Suspended Licence Restored 4 Months Early

Posted on : September 14, 2017, By:  Thomas

When you refuse a breathalyzer after being arrested for OUI, your license is suspended for 180 days.  However, your chances of winning the case, at trial, increase, exponentially.  My strategy, in those cases, is to request a trial date ASAP in order to get the license reinstated with out having to wait for 6 months. […]

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