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Corine K. Claxton

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  1. Should I plead not guilty at a DUI arraignment tomorrow?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dylan Hayre
    2. Ilir Kavaja
    3. Eleanor R. Hertzberg
    4. Corine K. Claxton
    5. Jon L. Revelli
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    The answer is, "No." At the arraignment the court will enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf. A drunk driving charge carries a potential jail sentence. You must hire a lawyer as soon as possible. If you can't afford one, the court may appoint one to represent you. It is important for your to have a lawyer review the facts of your case before you make any decisions. A lawyer will be able to tell you whether the Commonwealth has a strong or a weak case. For example, the test results may...

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  2. When picking a jury doest the defendant have a say in who gets picked?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Keith G Langer
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Corine K. Claxton
    5. Robert D Lewin
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    Although you have a right to participate in jury selection, it is unwise to conduct a jury trial without a lawyer. If you already have a lawyer, discuss jury selection with him or her before the trial. However, if you do not have a lawyer, hire one ASAP. Do not delay.

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  3. My boyfriend died unexpectedly in January from pnemonia and now the police want to question me about his death. Do I need help?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ira J Kaplan
    2. Steven D. Power
    3. Katherine Godin
    4. David C. Newton
    5. Corine K. Claxton
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    My advise is that you should not answer any questions under any circumstances. You do not have to comply with the officer's request for a voluntary meeting. The officer is trying to gather enough information against you in order to charge you with a crime. Innocent people get charged with crimes all the time. Anything you say to the police may be used against you, even if you feel like the officer's questions won't hurt you. You should consult with a lawyer. The lawyer can contact the police...

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  4. CAN SOMEONE BE CONVICTED OF A DUI IF THEY AGREED TO A BREATHALIZER BUT ONE WAS NOT DONE

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Brooks Seed
    2. Corine K. Claxton
    3. Robert D Lewin
    4. John Paul Thygerson
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
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    Yes, it is possible for someone to be convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI) even if the driver did not take a breathalyzer test. In Massachusetts there are two different ways that a prosecutor can prove that you violated the law. First, the prosecutor can obtain a conviction by proving beyond a reasonable doubt that your blood alcohol level was 0.08% or higher when you were operating your car. Second, the prosecutor can get a conviction by proving beyond a reasonable...

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  5. If you are alleged to have violated your probation does the judge always side with the probation officer and their recommendatio

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Corine K. Claxton
    2. Kevin Michael Cloutier
    3. Terri D. Leary
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    Judges do not *always* side with a probation officer’s recommendation in a probation violation case. However, it is usually helpful if you and your probation officer present an agreed upon recommendation to the court. During your probation violation hearing the judge will listen to all of the facts presented by the probation officer to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to find that you violated your probation. Your lawyer can cross-examine the probation officer and his/her...

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  6. I am charged with possession of illegal firearm, the police searched the car before towing & found a illegal firearm.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ilir Kavaja
    2. David C. Newton
    3. Patrick Joseph Heffernan
    4. Robert D Lewin
    5. Steven D. Power
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    Hire a lawyer. An attorney needs to review the facts in order to determine whether or not the search of the car violated the Constitution. Even if the search was valid, a lawyer can tell you whether the government has a strong or weak case.

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  7. Can the police use my words against my boyfriend if I was so drunk and can't remember what I said?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brynn Sullivan Zawada
    2. Erin Jordan Harris
    3. Corine K. Claxton
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Benjamin Urbelis
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    Yes, there are a few steps you can take. First, advise your boyfriend to hire an attorney. The court may appoint him an attorney if he cannot afford one and if he meets certain income guidelines. Second, contact your boyfriend's attorney and tell him/her that you would like to provide the attorney with the additional information you shared on this site. The attorney may hire an investigator to interview you and take your statement. The lawyer will know what to do from there. Finally, tell your...

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  8. Massachusetts Larceny over $250 question...

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Lauren Craig Redmond
    2. Corine K. Claxton
    3. Valerie J. Semensi
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
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    Your friend must go to court to clear the arrest warrant. In a criminal matter, it is the government (e.g. the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) who formally brings criminal charges against the defendant. The travel agent cannot dismiss the case. Advise your friend to contact an attorney.

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  9. Do I need a lawyer if I am charged with two counts of larceny in Massachusetts?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dylan Hayre
    2. Jennifer Wang
    3. Corine K. Claxton
    4. David C. Newton
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, you need a lawyer to represent you. You face a potential jail sentence if you are charged with Larceny Over $250.00 or Larceny Under $250.00.

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  10. I am being summoned to court for driving with an expired license. My car was also towed. What will happen in court ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corine K. Claxton
    2. Brian E. Simoneau
    3. J Scott Scarbrough
    4. David C. Newton
    4 lawyer answers

    Bring documentation with you to court showing that you renewed your license. If this is your first offense, you may be able to resolve the matter on the first day. As far as what will happen in court, please click the link below for more information.

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