Northampton, MA

Amherst, MA: 413-549-0022

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 […]

Posted in : Criminal Defense , Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in : DUI , Leave a comment

What Does a Prosecutor Have to Prove to Get an Arson Conviction in Massachusetts?

Posted on : July 19, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Criminal Arson Attorney, Hampden

Arson is a serious crime in Massachusetts with significant penalties. If convicted, you stand to face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. If you were charged with arson, it’s important to understand what a prosecutor must be able to prove to secure a conviction against you. Here’s what you […]

Posted in : Criminal Defense , Leave a comment

What Are Potential Defenses Against Money Laundering Charges?

Posted on : June 20, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokonowski

If you’ve been charged with money laundering, you face the possibility of incurring severe penalties that may affect you for the rest of your life. Money laundering is both a federal and a state crime. In Massachusetts, you could face up to 6 years in prison for a first offense and up to eight years […]

Posted in : Criminal Defense , Leave a comment

Defending an Arrest for Using a Fake ID in Massachusetts

Posted on : May 15, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Fake ID Defense Attorney

Fake ID Defense In Western Massachusetts It’s not uncommon for college students — and sometimes high school students — to obtain a fake ID for the purpose of purchasing alcohol or to get into clubs. However, getting caught with a fake ID can be detrimental. The penalties are stiff and can leave you with a […]

Posted in : Criminal Defense , Leave a comment