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Client’s Mom Appeased After Son’s OUI Dismissed

Posted on : May 31, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

I recently wrote an entry on this blog entitled, “Everyone Hates Lawyers…..’Till Their Kid Gets Caught.” Apparently some people continue to hate lawyers even after their kid gets caught AND they have hired one to represent that kid! I was recently retained, by a father, for a college student who was charged with an OUI […]

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Don’t Drink and Drive!….but if you did…

Posted on : May 24, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

Obviously, it is not a good idea to drink and drive. You can kill someone you don’t even know. You can kill a member of your own family. You can kill yourself. Less importantly, you can be arrested and charged with a crime. But did you know that if you have drunk and driven and […]

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COLLEGE STUDENT ALLOWED TO STUDY ABROAD AFTER NO CRIMINAL COMPLAINT ISSUED

Posted on : May 12, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

These days, there is no such thing as an insignificant criminal charge appearing on your Board Of Probation Record. It is pretty much understood that it becomes more difficult to get the job you want coming out of college if there is any type of blemish on your criminal record, while you were a student. […]

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To Plea Or Not To Plea?….That Is The Question.

Posted on : May 10, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

Most people think that it is the defense lawyer’s decision whether or not a defendant pleads guilty or goes to trial. Wrong. That decision rests exclusively with the client. The lawyer’s job is to lay out all of the strengths and weaknesses of the case in order to allow the client to make an informed […]

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PHOTOGRAPHING AN UNSUSPECTING PERSON IN THE NUDE CHARGE DISMISSED

Posted on : May 4, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

My client was charged with photographing an unsuspecting person in the nude (peeping Tom law) when someone allegedly found a camera in his room which allegedly contained a video of someone who did not know he was being taped. I filed a DiBenodetto motion to dismiss (lack of probable cause for the charge to even […]

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