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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 […]

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Massachusetts Legislators Support Larceny Law Reform

Posted on : May 1, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Hampden Larceny Attorney

Late last year, Massachusetts introduced a bill that aimed to make many changes to the state’s criminal justice laws, including the threshold for larceny, among other things. This month, legislators showed the bill strong support in a House-Senate Conference with votes of 148-5 in the House and 37-0 in the Senate. Understanding Current Theft Laws Massachusetts is […]

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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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