Gregory Casale’s Answers

Gregory Casale

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. James D. Corbo
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Gregory Casale
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are being charged in criminal court (you do not get charged in civil court) and being charged with Operating an Unregistered & Uninsured MV. I beleive that one of these two carries a $625.00 fine. The other two answers are correct in advising you to hire a criminal defense attorney. You can probably get the chages dismissed with the proper representation (the right lawyer) and proof that you are not the owner. If the car is now registered and insured, I would have you bring...

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  2. Dealing with car insurance estimates without going through insurance.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2 lawyer answers

    You have no obligation to pay more than was originally agreed to. However, if the deal falls apart he certainly has the right to submit the bill to the insurance company, which will defeat your goal I assume. Insist on seeing the bill, not an estimate, and make sure that only the damage that you caused is on there. If he has more work done, you can ask the autobody shop to isolate the portion attributable to your accident. In any event, you should demand that the other party provide you with a...

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  3. Someone who isn't me was charged with possession of 7 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, in MA. Best case scenario?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Dominic L. Pang
    3. Gregory Casale
    3 lawyer answers

    The best case scenario is to have the charge converted to the civil simple possession and dismissed upon payment of a fine.That would be my goal if I were your lfriend.

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  4. Probable Cause

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Joseph K. Chancellor
    5. Theodore W. Robinson
    5 lawyer answers

    Its a good question and exactly the one that I raise when these are my facts. However, there is typically also a reason for the initial stop and that, together with the odor and glassy eyes may provide probable cause for arrest. The question now becomes, is it enough for a guilty verdict. The answer here is a resounding NO. Without something beyond glassy eyes and odor of alcohol, both of which can be attributed to things other than inebriation, there just isn't enough to convict for OUI. If...

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  5. FID license..can i get rejected

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Nicolas A. Gordon
    2. Gregory Casale
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    3 lawyer answers

    The initial decision is up to the local Chief of Police in the city or town where you live. That chief may very well reject you since they are able to look below the seal on the CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) for an gun license application. However, you can hire an attorney to challenge the appeal in the district court. You may be successful on appeal if denied in the first instance.

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  6. Cyber trouble

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Michael L Rich
    3. James D. Corbo
    3 lawyer answers

    If he has been charged with a crime, he is obviously in some trouble. I don't know how you define trouble. I define it as criminal charges or a civil law suit. If he has not ben served with either a civil or criminal summons and he has not been charged with a crime, I would say that his "trouble" at this point is coming from you as parents. However, if he is served with a summons, either civil or criminal, hire an attorney ASAP.

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  7. MA- MV STOP W/ NO JUST CAUSE & ADDITIONAL CHARGES ADDED 9 DAYS LATER

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Randy Scott Chapman
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    4 lawyer answers

    The basic rule of law in Massachusetts is that the police need a warrant to search you, your home or your vehicle. There are exceptions to that rule, but they are narrow and specific. From your accounting, you have issues to raise in your defense. You should definately hire an attorney to explore your options. Do not let a DA talk you into a plea. Hire a good criminal defense attorney that you feel that you can trust and then do so.

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  8. MA- MV STOP W/ NO JUST CAUSE & ADDITIONAL CHARGES ADDED 9 DAYS LATER

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Randy Scott Chapman
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    4 lawyer answers

    From what you say, you have a few things that can be challenged via motion to suppress. You should hire a seasoned criminalo defense attorney. There are many things that need to be explored and the basic premis is that the police need a warrant to search. There are exceptions to that premis, but they are narrow and specific. From your accounting, you should have issues to raise in your defense. I assume that the information necessary to contact my office is displayed for you. If you desire...

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  9. Consequences for dating a minor in MA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Gregory Casale
    4. John Thomas Gosselin
    5. James D. Corbo
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    In Massachusetts it is considered Statutory Rape to have sex with a child who is UNDER 16 years of age. M.G.L. c. 265, Sec. 23 Statutory Rape is a strict liability crime. The only element that the Commonwealth must prove (sic) are (1) sexual intercourse or unatural sexual intercourse with (2) a child under 16 years of age. A reasonable mistake as to the age [or identity] of the victim is not a defense. The consent of the child is immaterial since it is a given that a child of under 16 is...

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  10. OUI

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. Gregory Casale
    3. Jefferson W. Boone
    3 lawyer answers

    An OUI/DUI conviction will not effect your registration in Massachusetts.

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