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How Can I Defend Myself Against Federal Charges?

Posted on : November 21, 2018
If you are charged with a federal crime, your life will change in every way imaginable. Dealing with an investigation, court dates, and the effects to your personal life all while struggling to protect your rights is challenging. Federal crimes are serious and carry with them hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and years […]

What Are the Most Common Domestic Violence Defenses?

Posted on : September 20, 2018
Domestic Violence Defenses, Thomas Kokonowski
Fighting against allegations of domestic abuse can seem like an uphill battle. This is particularly true for men, who have long been stigmatized as the only perpetrators of violence, even though 27.3% of men are victims of abuse themselves compared to 32.9% of women — only a 5.6% difference. If you’ve been charged with domestic […]

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 […]