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New Study Shows That Tighter Prison Terms Do Not Deter Drug Use

Posted on : March 29, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts white collar crimes

A long time in prison has been touted for many years as one of the best ways to address the war on drugs. However, with many people finding themselves behind bars for long periods of time, even for seemingly minor drug charges, a new study holds important precedent. The 50-state study identifies that putting more […]

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What You Need to Know About How Investigators Pursue Arson Cases

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

An allegation of arson is a serious one that could follow you for many years especially if you are convicted. You need to be familiar with how investigators pursue arson allegations and gather evidence to attempt to charge you. Arson investigators face a broad range of different types of problems when investigating the scene of […]

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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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