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CDL Appeals update

Posted by Adam Russell | Aug 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

A CWOF means a conviction for the revocation of a CDL under G.L. c. 90F, § 1. Tirado v. Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds (and two consolidated cases) SJC-11818, July 28, 2015. Today, the Court reasoned that a CWOF is a conviction for CDL purposes because the word CWOF...

Massachusetts Breath Testing Problems

Posted by Adam Russell | Apr 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Massachusetts Office of Alcohol Testing ("OAT") oversees the breath test program for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each machine is assigned a serial number. These machines are inventoried and their maintenance and calibration is supposed to be tracked by the Office of Alcohol Testing. Th...

Probation Violation Hearings

Posted by Adam Russell | Jul 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 offense placing them on probation. When the probation officer moves the court for an order of detenti...

How to get out of a DUI

Posted by Adam Russell | Jul 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Put this phone number in your cell phone right now: 617-221-3244. If you or a loved one are pulled over by the police, call me immediately, day or night. The best way to prevent a conviction of operating under the influence is to immediately take control of the information. You have a right t...

What are the consequences of my DUI?

Posted by Adam Russell | Apr 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

The general consequences of a DUI depend upon your prior convictions and the specific facts of your case. The loss of license is in addition to any loss suspension or revocation for a chemical test refusal. First Offense Incarceration not more than 2 ½ years in a house of correction Fine $50...


Posted by Adam Russell | Apr 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

Possession of cannabis is still a violation of federal law. As of March 13, 2013 patients with a valid physician's certification for the medical use of cannabis may possess up to a 60 day supply in the Commonwealth. Expect this to change when the dispensaries open. A good summary on medical cann...

MGL C.90 S.24

Posted by Adam Russell | Sep 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 content of more than .08% will be charged with drunk driving. Blood alcohol content may be tested ...

Waltham Suspect Arrested for DUI Crash

Posted by Adam Russell | Apr 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Waltham resident was arrested in Newton, Massachusetts for driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed into several parked cars. According to the Waltham Patch, 30 year old A.F. was charged with his third DUI, as well as violation of marked lanes. Just after midnight on April 7th, l...

Welcome to the Blog For Russell Defense Firm

Posted by Adam Russell | Apr 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 clients with outstanding legal representation for their cases. With the guidance of his firm, you m...

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If you or a loved one has been arrested and booked for a criminal offense, contact Russell Defense Firm right away. The firm is relentless in its defense of clients' rights and freedoms. Adam believes that his approach to addressing problems and working diligently to find solutions can lead to acquittals or significant reductions in charges for your case.

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