Blog Posts in October, 2016

  • What Is the Difference Between State and Federal Prosecution?

    In the United States, both the states and the federal government have the power to prosecute individuals for criminal offenses, with each having its own separate court system. Determining whether a defendant’s case will be tried in state or federal court largely depends upon the alleged crime committed and its associated jurisdiction, or the rights of the state and federal government to regulate ...
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  • Have You Been Falsely Accused of Statutory Rape?

    One of the worst things that can happen to you is to be accused of a crime you did not commit – especially if it is an alleged sex crime such as statutory rape. In the state of Massachusetts and many other states, statutory rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, even if they allegedly consented. Accusations of statutory rape can inflict irreparable damage ...
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  • Commonwealth v. Adjutant

    Defending serious criminal charges is never an easy task, but an experienced defense attorney knows the proper tools and resources available to him and can use them to help level a decidedly un-even playing field on behalf of his clients. One such tool for Massachusetts’ criminal defense lawyers is found in the SJC’s 2005 decision Commonwealth v. Adjutant ; see also Com v Pring-Wilson . In a ...
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