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Arrested for Domestic Violence? Learn How to Defend Yourself

Posted on : July 2, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
MA Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you are charged with domestic violence, your reputation, career, and future are at risk. It’s important that you take these charges seriously and get help defending yourself and protecting your rights under the law. Often, domestic violence accusations are made in situations where drugs are involved, and a defendant can find him or herself […]

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Underage Drinking and Driving Laws in Massachusetts

Posted on : June 24, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Underage DUI Lawyer

Drinking and driving at any age is an offense that carries stiff penalties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. However, these penalties are even harsher if you are under the age of 21 when arrested for an OUI. Here’s what you need to know about underage drinking and driving laws and how an experienced OUI lawyer can […]

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The Basics of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Posted on : May 29, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Negligent Driving Lawyer

Often, charges of reckless driving are coupled with other types of criminal charges, such as a DUI. However, even on their own, these charges carry significant penalties and must be taken seriously. Here’s what you need to know about “negligent operation of a motor vehicle” charges and how to defend yourself. Excessive Speed Speeding is a […]

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What You Need to Know About Methamphetamine Charges

Posted on : May 7, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Drug Crimes Attorney

Although Massachusetts legalized medical and recreational marijuana, methamphetamine crimes are penalized harshly. Whether you are in possession of methamphetamine or charged with trafficking, you face serious penalties. Here’s what you need to know and how to fight against methamphetamine charges. Possession of Methamphetamine The possession of methamphetamine, a Class B drug, is penalized as follows: First Offense: […]

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Defenses Against Illegal Gun Possession Charges

Posted on : March 27, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Gun Crimes Attorney

Gun control laws in Massachusetts are strict. It is against the law to possess or carry a firearm without a permit. This includes possession of an unloaded firearm in your home. In either case, you face charges and up to two years in jail. If you face charges of illegal gun possession, here are some potential defenses. […]

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