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How Does Massachusetts Law Affect Underage Offenders?

Posted on : December 15, 2020
Massachusetts tends to be tough on underage offenders in an attempt to deter them from recidivism, or committing another crime. To best support your child during their criminal proceedings, it’s best to have a good basic understanding of how Massachusetts law treats underage offenders. Here’s what is important to know.  What Is An Underage or […]

How Can I Prepare for My Arraignment?

Posted on : November 15, 2020
One of the first — and most important — parts of the Massachusetts criminal process is the arraignment. Here’s what you need to know about your arraignment and how to get legal help. The Definition of an Arraignment   Your arraignment is the first court hearing you have after an arrest. This is when you’ll learn […]

Will I Have to Take the Stand In My Defense?

Posted on : October 14, 2020
Hampden Larceny Attorney
If you were charged with a crime, you may be wondering if you need to go under oath during your criminal case and give an account that proves your innocence. In reality, most experienced defense lawyers won’t allow their clients to testify on their own behalf unless there truly is no other path to success. […]

Will a Judge Choose My Sentence If I’m Convicted of a Crime?

Posted on : September 28, 2020
Criminal Arrest In Northampton
In the eyes of the law, not all crimes are equal. The seriousness of a criminal charge plays a significant role in penalties; the punishment for less serious crimes usually aren’t as harsh as those that are more serious.  For example, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon will carry stiffer penalties than a charge for […]

What Are Aggravated Criminal Charges?

Posted on : August 23, 2020
Determining Criminal Charges There are as many penalties for crimes as there are crimes, and determining how a defendant is charged and ultimately penalized if they are convicted involves the examination of numerous factors. If you’ve been charged with a crime, here’s what you need to know about factors that may put you at risk […]