Gregory Casale’s Answers

Gregory Casale

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. MA state criminal code, possible consequences for lying to police after getting arrested

    Answered over 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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  2. Driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle

    Answered over 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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  3. Dealing with car insurance estimates without going through insurance.

    Answered over 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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  4. Someone who isn't me was charged with possession of 7 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, in MA. Best case scenario?

    Answered over 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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  5. How can I drop a restraining order?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. Joseph K. Chancellor
    3. Dominic L. Pang
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Theodore W. Robinson
    5 lawyer answers

    The restraining order is not difficult to vacate. For that you can simply go to the court where you got it and request that they vacate the order. They will want to make sure that no one is coercing you to do so, but if you are insistent (but polite), they will vacate (get rid of) the Restraining Order. You may want to consult with an attorney before you go but you should be able to do this on your own. Regarding the A&B charges. You can request that the Assistant District Attorney (ADA)...

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  6. Probable Cause

    Answered almost 6 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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  7. FID license..can i get rejected

    Answered about 6 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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  8. Cyber trouble

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

    Answered over 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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  10. MA- MV STOP W/ NO JUST CAUSE & ADDITIONAL CHARGES ADDED 9 DAYS LATER

    Answered over 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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