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OUI Dismissed By Judge Before Giving The Case To The Jury

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

My client was charged with OUI in February, and we were able to schedule a trial within the 180 day license suspension period for refusing the breath test. In order to prove an OUI charge, the Commonwealth must prove three “elements”: 1. operation; 2. that the operation took place on a “public way;” and 3. […]

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The Defense Of A (Not So) Small Claim

Posted on : June 14, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

Small claims court is designed to allow individuals to file civil claims against other people or entities for money damages on “small” issues. In my experience, the type of cases most frequently seen in small claims court are collection cases on overdue credit cards. It is, therefore, designed to make it easier for people to […]

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Student Visiting UMASS Amherst Avoids Charge Being Issued In Belchertown Court

Posted on : June 9, 2015, By:  Tom Kokonowski, Esq.

An engineering student who attends UMASS in the eastern part of the Commonwealth had been visiting a friend at UMASS Amherst. At some point during her visit, she and her friends were walking around and bothering nobody when the police suddenly showed up while the group was holding various containers of alcohol.  My client was […]

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