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What Constitutes Resisting Arrest in Massachusetts?

Posted on : February 18, 2019
Northampton Attorney For Resisting Arrest
Resisting Arrest: What  You Need To Know If you are informed that you are being arrested by a police officer in Massachusetts, you do not have the right to resist. You must submit to police officer custody until being released and if you resist arrest, this is an additional charge that will increase your penalties […]

What is Disorderly Conduct in Massachusetts?

Posted on : January 28, 2019
Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokownowski
Disorderly Conduct You’ve probably heard the term “disorderly conduct” before, whether in a movie or even conversation. However, you may not know what it means in context and what happens if you’re actually charged with disorderly conduct in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know. The Definition of Disorderly Conduct Under Massachusetts […]

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 […]