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Will My Defense Attorney Make Me Say Everything?

Posted on : March 17, 2021, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Attorney For Criminal Charges In Hampden, MA

Many people who are arrested for a crime are worried that they’ll have to tell the whole truth to their lawyers, even if it’s embarrassing or makes them look bad. Here’s what to be prepared for when you meet with a lawyer after being charged with a criminal offense.  Not All Attorneys Want to Know […]

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I’ve Been Convicted of a Crime in Massachusetts – Will I Go to Jail?

Posted on : February 13, 2021, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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If you were charged and found guilty of a crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you may be surprised to find out that you may actually not have to go to jail or prison. Alternative sentencing is a type of penalty designed to reduce the rate of recidivism among convicted criminals while enabling them to […]

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How Does a Police Officer Decide to Arrest Someone for Drinking and Driving?

Posted on : January 20, 2021, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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A police officer may not arrest you until they have collected enough evidence that indicates you are likely intoxicated.  To do so, an officer who pulls your vehicle over on the suspicion of drinking and driving will be:  Assessing Your Vehicle Before the Traffic Stop   Before turning on their lights to pull your vehicle over, […]

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How Does Massachusetts Law Affect Underage Offenders?

Posted on : December 15, 2020, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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Massachusetts tends to be tough on underage offenders in an attempt to deter them from recidivism, or committing another crime. To best support your child during their criminal proceedings, it’s best to have a good basic understanding of how Massachusetts law treats underage offenders. Here’s what is important to know.  What Is An Underage or […]

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How Can I Prepare for My Arraignment?

Posted on : November 15, 2020, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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One of the first — and most important — parts of the Massachusetts criminal process is the arraignment. Here’s what you need to know about your arraignment and how to get legal help. The Definition of an Arraignment   Your arraignment is the first court hearing you have after an arrest. This is when you’ll learn […]

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