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What Constitutes Resisting Arrest in Massachusetts?

Posted on : February 18, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Northampton Attorney For Resisting Arrest

Resisting Arrest: What  You Need To Know If you are informed that you are being arrested by a police officer in Massachusetts, you do not have the right to resist. You must submit to police officer custody until being released and if you resist arrest, this is an additional charge that will increase your penalties […]

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What is Disorderly Conduct in Massachusetts?

Posted on : January 28, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokownowski

Disorderly Conduct You’ve probably heard the term “disorderly conduct” before, whether in a movie or even conversation. However, you may not know what it means in context and what happens if you’re actually charged with disorderly conduct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know. The Definition of Disorderly Conduct Under Massachusetts […]

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How Can I Beat a DUI?

Posted on : December 17, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Mass lawyer for DUI, DWI & OUI defenses

What You Need To Know About A DUI If you were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, there are a few things you can do to help you win your case — or better yet, have the charges against you dropped before you ever go to trial. Use Your Rights Most TV shows […]

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How Can I Defend Myself Against Federal Charges?

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

If you are charged with a federal crime, your life will change in every way imaginable. Dealing with an investigation, court dates, and the effects to your personal life all while struggling to protect your rights is challenging. Federal crimes are serious and carry with them hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and years […]

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What Do Prosecutors Have To Prove For Possession Of Intent To Distribute?

Posted on : October 22, 2018, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney, Thomas Kokonowski

When you are arrested for the possession of drugs, it typically will fall under one or two categories — simple possession for personal use or possession with intent to distribute. Often, police officers and prosecutors will attempt to push for a possession with intent to distribute conviction, even if the evidence is completely there. Here’s […]

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