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Kelly A. Broadbent

Kelly Broadbent’s Answers

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  • Criminal or civil contempt in Probate Court?

    I just received a Support/Visitation order from the Probate Court. It states, in part, "Mother shall be on time to pick up Child from custodial parent for visitation. Failure to comply with this order may result in financial sanctions or a jail se...

    Kelly’s Answer

    When you file a complaint for contempt, you specify whether you are seeking criminal or civil penalties.

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  • If I have been charged with intent to distribute class d will I face prison? It has been my third offense.

    My first charge has been dismissed but I just got the same charge again twice this year

    Kelly’s Answer

    It's hard to say whether you may face jail time. Since it is a third offense, the district attorney's office will be less lenient that they were in the earlier cases. You should hire an attorney immediately and work with the attorney to try to get the best plea arrangement possible.

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  • Incomplete/ Wrongly filled out Mass Uniform citation

    I recently got a ticket which has some issues - Wrong License # (typo with an additional digit), Offense date missing, Race filled out wrong, I was not asked to sign, etc. Is it worth fighting this ticket (not much). With my busy schedule I am no...

    Kelly’s Answer

    It is worth contesting any ticket because of the possible repercussions on your insurance costs and license.
    These may be considered valid defenses, since so much of the information on the ticket is incorrect.
    I would be happy to consult with you on this ticket as to the likelihood of success at an appeal.

    Please contact my office directly.

    Broadbent & Taylor
    160 Doyle Road
    Holden, MA 01520
    (508)438-1198

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  • Wrong speed

    I was pulled over by a cop, a few weeks ago, for speeding 85 on pike at a 65 zone- newton area. I disputed the claim that there is no way I could have done that as the traffic was stop and go at that point (I was not paying attention to speedomete...

    Kelly’s Answer

    Typically if the officer wrote the ticket at 75 mph and indicated in the notes that your speed was clocke at 85, the court interprets it that he was giving you a break by writing the ticket for the minimum speed. This is not considered a defense at a hearing.
    If you would like to consult regarding other possible defenses to the ticket, please feel free to contact my office directly.

    Broadbent & Taylor
    160 Doyle Road
    Holden, MA 01520
    (508)438-1198

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  • If you have at least 3 oui's and lost license for 8-10 years, served only 3 months in jail, is it a felony or misdemeanor in MA?

    After having ignition breathlyzer installed for 2 years can someone move to Florida and get a new Florida license?

    Kelly’s Answer

    As for the license question, it is my understanding that you cannot convert your license to a different state during a period of suspension or hardship. If you have been given a full license back (with no restrictions) you should be able to convert it to Florida.

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  • How can i defend myself for parking violation which i had not done

    I am from MA. At the traffic light i was about to take left since it was green but i saw a car coming from other side so i decided to wait but the car slow down and traffic light got red so i was unable to turn left. I was at the edge of crosswal...

    Kelly’s Answer

    Appeal the ticket and explain your position to a clerk magistrate. If you would like to discuss te details, please feel free to contact my office for a consultation.

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  • I received a letter from Steven F Christiansen PLLC..is it legitimate?

    I was caught shoplifting at Sears for 3 items which totaled 94.98. The loss prevention told me that I did not damage any of their items, thanked me for that. Then I was placed under arrest because I am 21 and also exceeded a certain limit. I w...

    Kelly’s Answer

    Some times with shoplifting charges, the stores will go after you to recover costs related to loss prevention. The criminal case has already been resolved, so this would be a purely civil matter. You have 3 choices: pay the amount, call the debt collector and work out an agreement, or ignore the letter. If you ignore the letter, they may or may not file a small claims case against you to try to recover this amount.

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  • Speeding ticket occured 8-7-10. The finding date of the offence was 10-29-10. Is this to be added to my 3 Surchargeable?

    The law itself says Section 12 shall apply to surchargeable offenses that occur on or after the effective date of this act.. (effective on September 10th 2010) The DMV is saying that due to its finding date it puts me 6 days within my 24 month lim...

    Kelly’s Answer

    For the purpse of suspensions the rmv uses conviction date, not offense date. Where the languid are states "shall occur" you may be able to argue this to the hearings officer or rmv board of appeals. If you are unsuccessful you can take the driving class to avoid loss of license for 3 surcharge able offenses.

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  • HIT BY CAR DRIVEN BY 16 YEAR OLD W/LEARNERS PERMIT. HOSPITALIZED, I CANNOT COLLECT MONEY. PARENTS DID NOT GIVE PERMISSION.

    I HIT THE GROUND AND GOT VERY HURT. WHY AM I UNABLE TO COLLECT ANYTHING FOR MY HEALTH BILLS AND SUFFERING?

    Kelly’s Answer

    Call my office immediately to discuss this. If the other driver does not have insurance, you may be able to collect through your own insurance.

    Kelly Broadbent
    160 Doyle Road
    Holden, MA 01520
    (508)438-1198

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  • I cannot get a job in the field I have chosen due to my CORI and want to know what I can do about it. Please help.

    When I was 19 years old I was charged with intimidation of a witness & threat to commit a murder. Please understand at the time I was severely addicted to drugs. Also know that I got this charge because I called a girl and (who I never met in pers...

    Kelly’s Answer

    You can ask to seal your record. If that is not sufficient for your particular field, you may be able to petition the court l reopen the cases and renegotiate any pleas.

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