Blog Posts in August, 2019

  • 4 Steps to Take If Accused of a White Collar Crime

    Being investigated for a white collar crime such as fraud , money laundering , embezzlement , or tax evasion can be a stressful, frightening, and confusing experience. While you could allow the criminal justice process to take its course, mere accusations can lead to irreparable damage to your professional reputation and personal life—even before stepping foot inside a courtroom. Since state or ...
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  • Proposed Resolution Could Require Defendants to Prove Innocence

    The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Section and Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence proposed a resolution to the organization that would change the standards applied in criminal sexual assault cases. Essentially, the proposal would shift the burden to defendants in these matters, making them prove that they received affirmative consent from the alleged victim before and ...
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  • Drug Courts in Massachusetts

    A conviction for drug possession can be punishable by a lengthy jail sentence, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record. Having a drug charge follow you for the rest of your life can make gaining employment, finding a place to live, and applying for college extremely difficult. However, Massachusetts courts understand that many individuals charged with drug possession are ...
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