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Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer for a Bail Hearing?

Posted on : August 20, 2018
Bail Hearing Attorney, Thomas Kokonowski
When you are arrested for a crime in Massachusetts, you will be required to attend a bail hearing, where a judge will decide if you will be allowed bail or if you will remain in custody until your criminal trial. In some cases, the bail portion of the hearing is combined with the arraignment, where […]

What Does a Prosecutor Have to Prove to Get an Arson Conviction in Massachusetts?

Posted on : July 19, 2018
Criminal Arson Attorney, Hampden
Arson is a serious crime in Massachusetts with significant penalties. If convicted, you stand to face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. If you were charged with arson, it’s important to understand what a prosecutor must be able to prove to secure a conviction against you. Here’s what you […]

What Are Potential Defenses Against Money Laundering Charges?

Posted on : June 20, 2018
Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokonowski
If you’ve been charged with money laundering, you face the possibility of incurring severe penalties that may affect you for the rest of your life. Money laundering is both a federal and a state crime. In Massachusetts, you could face up to 6 years in prison for a first offense and up to eight years […]

Defending an Arrest for Using a Fake ID in Massachusetts

Posted on : May 15, 2018
Fake ID Defense Attorney
Fake ID Defense In Western Massachusetts It’s not uncommon for college students — and sometimes high school students — to obtain a fake ID for the purpose of purchasing alcohol or to get into clubs. However, getting caught with a fake ID can be detrimental. The penalties are stiff and can leave you with a […]

Massachusetts Legislators Support Larceny Law Reform

Posted on : May 1, 2018
Hampden Larceny Attorney
Late last year, Massachusetts introduced a bill that aimed to make many changes to the state’s criminal justice laws, including the threshold for larceny, among other things. This month, legislators showed the bill strong support in a House-Senate Conference with votes of 148-5 in the House and 37-0 in the Senate. Understanding Current Theft Laws Massachusetts is […]