Blog Posts in 2016

Local Organization Shifts Law Enforcement's View on Prostitution

In 2014, a report from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting released a report that police in Worcester, Massachusetts were disproportionally arresting more women than men for ...
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Can I be convicted of perjury by saying "I don't remember?"

If you honestly don't remember, then tell the truth and say that you do not recall. If saying the words "I don't remember" is really an excuse for refusing to testify, then you may ...
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Can I represent myself in a Massachusetts criminal offense?

Yes. You can represent yourself in a Massachusetts criminal offense. You can also pull out an aching tooth with a wrench. But you should not do either of these things yourself. An attorney by ...
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What kind of questions should I ask when meeting a criminal lawyer for the first time?

Here are 10 examples of the kind of questions to ask when you meet a criminal lawyer for the first time. What was the result in your last jury trial? When was your last jury trial? Why did you win or ...
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What is a CWOF?

The letters C-W-O-F stand for "continuance without a finding." In order to receive a CWOF, the Defendant must admit to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty. One benefit of a CWOF is that ...
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Do I need to hire an attorney if I plan on pleading guilty?

Yes. The Sixth Amendment guarantee of effective assistance of counsel is a fundamental right essential to a fair trial. The specific procedures required to complete a guilty plea in open court are a ...
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