Blog Posts in January, 2020

  • Evidence in a Criminal Case

    “One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove , beyond a reasonable doubt, each essential element of the crime charged,” according to the Legal Information Institute. The key word above is “prove.” Since the state or federal court has to “prove” that a defendant is ...
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  • Massachusetts Hazing Laws

    From college fraternities and sororities to high school sports teams and social clubs, hazing is a traditional part of being accepted as a member of a group. However, this type of practice has often resulted in humiliation, serious injuries, and even death. Hazing is defined as any action or situation that intentionally or recklessly endangers the physical and mental health of a student in order ...
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  • Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusetts

    Since the price of prescription medication continues to increase, prescription drug fraud has become more common than ever before. While this type of drug crime relates to the abuse and addiction of prescription drugs, many people have committed this offense to either sell the drugs for a profit or obtain medication that cannot otherwise afford. The most common ways individuals commit prescription ...
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  • What is Bail?

    If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in your life, soon you’re going to learn a lot about the criminal process. Surely, you have lots of questions at this point in time and one of the questions that may come up is, “What is bail exactly?” “Bail is only supposed to be set in cases where the court deems the accused person to be a ‘flight risk,’ meaning they are unlikely to return to ...
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