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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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Deconstructing An OUI Case

Posted on : February 25, 2017, By:  Thomas

Winning an OUI case can sometimes happen long before you go to a jury trial, if the issue is spotted and appropriately exploited.  A very good example of this happened recently with a client who was charged with OUI.  After she was stopped by the police, she was immediately placed under arrest for failing to […]

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Massachusetts Underage DUI

Posted on : February 17, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

The Legal BAC for Minors is Not 0.08% For drivers over the age of 21, the legal limit of blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08%. Anything over that value will most likely result in a DUI charge. For minors, however, the legal limit of blood alcohol content is just 0.02%, which is very, very low. […]

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Legal Protection After Probation Violation

Posted on : January 5, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Probation Violation Attorney

If you are convicted of a crime, chances are, probation is part of your sentence. Probation has strict rules that you must follow in order to satisfy the court’s requirements. A single violation can be enough to send you to jail. Learn more about probation violations and how to get legal protection after a probation violation. […]

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