Free Case Evaluation 617.221.3244
Russell Defense Firm Ethical Advocacy for Your Case
    • Massachusetts Breath Testing Problems

      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 ...

      Read More
    • What happens if I refuse a breath test in Boston?

      The result of refusing a breath test in Boston is the same as everywhere else in Massachusetts. It depends upon the number of times you have been previously convicted of OUI or a similar offense. G.L. ...

      Read More
    • 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 have a privilege ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • What is the difference between drug trafficking and drug possession?

      The difference between drug possession with intent to distribute and drug trafficking is the weight. Different classes of drugs have different weights that determine the severity of the offense. The ...

      Read More
    • What are the penalties for drug possession in a school zone?

      If you've been arrested for drug possession in a school zone, then you may be facing much stricter penalties. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Section 32J defines a school zone as any real ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
  • DUI
    • Massachusetts Breath Testing Problems

      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 ...

      Read More
    • How to get out of a DUI

      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 ...

      Read More
    • Will I have to have an ignition interlock device on my car?

      No. It is never mandatory that you place an ignition interlock on your vehicle. However, if you choose to obtain a hardship license prior to the expiration of the entire period of alcohol related ...

      Read More
    • Massachusetts Breath Testing Problems

      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 ...

      Read More
    • Is medical marijuana or mmj legal in Boston?

      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 ...

      Read More
    • Waltham Suspect Arrested for DUI Crash

      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 ...

      Read More
  • OUI
    • What are the consequences of my OUI?

      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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • Waltham Suspect Arrested for DUI Crash

      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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More