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What White Collar Crimes Are Common in Massachusetts?

Posted on : December 30, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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Review the most common Massachusetts white-collar crimes Find out what you should do to reduce your chances of receiving a guilty verdict after you’ve been charged.  Ponzi Schemes  Ponzi schemes are named after a famous conman from the 1920s named Charles Ponzi. This type of fraud uses new money from new investors to pay existing […]

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What Are Massachusetts Drug Recognition Experts Trained to Look For?

Posted on : November 30, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a law enforcement officer who is educated in analyzing symptoms of impairment due to drugs, which are generally much more difficult to assess than signs of alcohol impairment. DRE Protocol: 12 Steps There are 12 steps in the DRE protocol, however, they are largely subjective and notoriously inaccurate. 1. […]

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What Are the Terms of Probation?

Posted on : October 28, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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After being arrested in Massachusetts, you may be placed on probation. Violating the terms or conditions of your probation can lead to serious consequences, potentially even the reinstatment of your sentence. Here’s what you need to know about probation terms and how to get legal help. Meet Regularly with a Probation Officer You will be […]

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How Can I Defend Myself Against a Serious Crime?

Posted on : September 28, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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If you’re found guilty of a felony crime such as manslaughter or drug trafficking, your life will change in an instant. You’ll face thousands of dollars in fines, mandatory community service, and prison time, among other penalties. It’s important that you secure legal representation quickly and determine a solid defense strategy based on the facts […]

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Charged with Identity Theft? Here’s What to Do

Posted on : August 28, 2019, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.
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If you were charged with identity theft, your relationships, career, and future are on the line. If you’re convicted, your life may be changed forever. It’s important to examine what identity theft is, how it’s punished in Massachusetts, and how you can form a strong defense against these charges. Identity Theft Explained At its most […]

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