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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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Probation Violation Hearings

If you or a loved one is accused of violating conditions of probation, you are entitled to a hearing. A person found in violation of the conditions of probation may be sentenced for the original ...
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How can I clear my criminal record?

A non-conviction or first time drug offense is the most common type of court activity that people successfully seal. Cases that ended in a not guilty or no probable cause disposions may be sealed by a ...
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Do the police need a warrant to arrest me?

No. The police do not need a warrant to arrest you. The police need probable cause to arrest you. So then what is probable cause? It is a term often used, probably well understood, but not easily ...
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MGL c.90 s.24

In Massachusetts, intoxicated driving charges are covered under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90, Section 24. In short, the law states that any person who operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol ...
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What To Do When Arrested for Drug Possession

Have you been arrested for drug possession and are now wondering what you should do? First of all, you should get a lawyer immediately. An experienced legal representative will be able to guide you ...
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Welcome to the Blog for Russell Defense Firm

Have you been arrested for a crime? Now is the time to act and ensure that your rights and freedoms are aggressively defended. At Russell Defense Firm, Attorney Adam Russell stands ready to provide ...
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