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Should You Hire a Lawyer Before You’re Arrested?

Posted on : October 30, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney

While some arrests are made on-the-spot, others are made after a longer, more intense investigation. If you’re the subject of a police investigation —  for example, for drug crimes — you may be asking questions about when it’s time to obtain legal representation. Should you wait until you’re arrested or should you confer with a lawyer […]

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Why You Should Stay Off Social Media After a DUI

Posted on : September 19, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

It’s no secret that social media is everywhere these days. But not all of your personal business should be put up on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. No matter how much you feel the need to share your ups and downs with the world, it’s best to stay off of social media in some […]

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Not Guilty Of OUI-Suspended Licence Restored 4 Months Early

Posted on : September 14, 2017, By:  Thomas

When you refuse a breathalyzer after being arrested for OUI, your license is suspended for 180 days.  However, your chances of winning the case, at trial, increase, exponentially.  My strategy, in those cases, is to request a trial date ASAP in order to get the license reinstated with out having to wait for 6 months. […]

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Arraignments Sell Papers And Dismissals Do Not

Posted on : September 3, 2017, By:  Thomas

As is usually the case, the press covered, at length, (because of his profession) the fact that my client was arrested and charged with OUI .  Well, his case was dismissed, prior to trial, and there was not even a sniff by a reporter.

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Possession of a Fake ID in Massachusetts

Posted on : August 27, 2017, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
Massachusetts Fake ID Lawyer

In Massachusetts, being caught using false identification — whether it is manufactured or stolen — can cause you to incur serious penalties. Although this crime is considered a misdemeanor, this doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. If you’ve been arrested and accused of possessing a fake ID, it’s important that you secure solid legal […]

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