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  • Can I be convicted of perjury by saying
    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 ...

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  • Can I represent myself in a Massachusetts criminal offense?
    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?
    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?
    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 for ...

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  • Do I need to hire an attorney if I plan on pleading guilty?
    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
    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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