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Gregory Casale

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My friend got Arrested for Larceny over $250 (stole a phone) how long will he be in jail for and when will he go to court??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Dylan Hayre
    3. Anthony Rao
    3 lawyer answers

    The facts necessary to determine sentencing include the seriousness of the offense, the defendant's previous history with the criminal courts, the value of the items stolen, whether or not the value or items were returned, whether the defendant did or can pay restitution, as well as the skill of his attorney and the mood of judge who sentences him. Having several matters open at the same time will certainly work against him. In the district court in MA, the most anyone can be sentenced to is 2....

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  2. 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.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Kelly A. Broadbent
    4. Gregory Casale
    5. Ryan Edward Alekman
    5 lawyer answers

    It sounds as though you are eligible to have your CORI (Criminal Offenders Record Information ) sealed. Situations such as yours are good examples of why it is possible to seal the record. People should not pay for their crimes for the rest of their lives. You served your time, you paid your penalties, you should be free of the burden that you are suffering. To have the record sealed you can either hire a lawyer or do it yourself. If you want to try it on your own, go to or call the Probation...

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  3. What will happen to me on first dui charge

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Keith G Langer
    2 lawyer answers

    Inmany jurisdictions a .09 is a triable case. It is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the nuances and idiosyncracies of the court that you are in. If you haven't already I highly advise that you hire a lawyer who practices regularly in the court where you are charged. In my area, I would try that case and you may end up with a Not Guilty. If you are going to plead the case, you should qualify for a 24d alternate disposition. In that case, you would seek a CWOF (continued...

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  4. I want to drop a Domestic assault and battery charge filed for my boyfriend??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Andy Patrick Miller
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Kristen Lynn Bienstock
    4 lawyer answers

    As others have told you, it is now out of your control to a great degree. Your boyfriend will fare best if he has an attorney. Without one, the DA will probably try to get him to plead to probation and a Batterer's Program. With an attorney he should be able to get the charges dismisses, unless he has some history of violence, and especially if he has any history of domestic violence.

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  5. Order of protection

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Christopher S. Brown
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    To have a 209A order extended the judge must believe and your ex must swear that you caused him harm or threatened to harm him. Unfortunately, 209A orders are given out far to easily, but typically when the female is seeking it against the male. Sadly, you really should have an attorney to represent you and one who knows that they are doing in this area. A criminal defense attorney is really your best option since he is essentially saying that you either did harm him or you threatened to harm...

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  6. If I have a conviction for a misdemeanor in MA, and the disposition is dismissed, do I need to say I was convicted of a crime?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Gregory Casale
    4. Michael L. Tumposky
    5. Kelly A. Broadbent
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The first thing that you need to do is deterime exactly what your record now relects and then you can have it sealed but not expunged. Sealing your record allows you to legally denay any convictions and typical employers will get a return of "No Record" for an employment check on your record. Some specific agencies do have the ability to see beneath the "seal" but that is primarily for law enforcement and government agencies. We seal records for clients often and provide them with a copy of the...

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  7. Probation not enforcing the stipulations of release in a domestic assault case that resulted in a brain injury of a child.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    1 lawyer answer

    You have a complex issue. If you have been in Massachusetts for some time, you may meet the domicile requirements to have a Massachusetts Probate Court take jurisdiction and enforce your child support issues. I know you ask if you can sue Vermont for not enforcing the terms of probation, but I honestly do not know if that is your best recourse here. The bottom line is you want your child to get the child support that she is entitled to and she should also get the benefits derived from her...

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  8. Shoplifting

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. James D. Corbo
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    You should not pay any demand notice. Your daughter has not been found guilty of anything and paying a civil fee will not get her off the hook for a criminal complaint. If she does get charged criminally, hire a lawyer immediately. I would advise you not to pay the $350 demanded by the store. I think that the DA will have a very hard time proving her guilty based upon what you have expressed here.

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  9. Punishment for robbery

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    1 lawyer answer

    If your son has already been found guilty, then the only things left to consider are his prior criminal record and any mitigating factors. However, he can not seem to be avoiding responsibility, which would go against him. If he has found recovery from drugs or alcohol that should be stressed, and length of time since his last criminal act and this one would be good, the fact that he has never had any acts of violence should be stressed. Some compelling reason for his poor decision (drugs/...

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  10. MA state criminal code, possible consequences for lying to police after getting arrested

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Myong J. Joun
    3. Gregory Casale
    3 lawyer answers

    There are several criminal charges that can issue. False name to a police office; refusal to identify self to a police officer; and others. They can level one or more, depending on the district attorney's office. If you hire a good defense attorney he/she should be able to get a disposition that wraps the original charges together with the false name charge. You don't mention what the underlying charges are, but you should certainly hire one attorney to handle both matters. A peripheral problem...

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