I stole from target about 40 dollars worth they took my information and told me to expect something in the mail I'm 18 but did not have Id so a cop came checked to see if I was 18 through this computer and to check if I had a record Wich I don't s...
The first thing to do is take a deep breath and don't panic. The very worst that can happen on a 1st offense Shoplifting charge for under $100 in Massachusetts is a fine. You can not be sentenced to jail for this charge alone. However, you do not want this on your permanent record (CORI) since it can cause you all sorts of problems throughout your life seeking employment, financial aid and in some cases, even housing. You should receive a summons in the mail for a Clerk's Hearing to decide whether or not criminal charges should issue. Even if caught red handed and you admitted to the shoplifting it us still possible to avoid a criminal charge. Though it is no guarantee of success in your case, I can tell you that in 18 years of practice and literally hundreds of these hearings, I have been successful in all but less than I can count on one hand in avoiding criminal charges on Shoplifting applications. If you don't already have an attorney you can call my office and I would be happy to discuss your case with you. There is no fee for the consultation. My number is available on my web site listed below.See question
My ex-wife had put a restraining order against her, our son, and her other two children. Originally the order excluded my son but then she got it renewed with me not being able to see my son. On the order it states "pending probate court order". ...
A Restraining Order issued under M.G.L c.209A may be revoked by a judge at the request of the person who requested it. Although a violation of this order is a criminal offense, the order itself is a civil order. This means that it is not the Commonwealth v. the defendant, but the plaintiff v defendant, giving the plaintiff the right to ask the judge to revoke the order. All of this simply means your ex can go to the court where it was issued and ask the judge to remove it. She doesn't need a lawyer. She can do it with the assistance of the court's personnel, specifically, the Victim Advocate. If it is the Defendant who is seeking to have it revoked that is far different and the defendant should definately get a lawyer to evaluate the situation and hopefully challenge the order. If you are the defendant and need Massachusetts legal assistabpnce you can contact me and I would be happy to discuss your options with you. There is no fee for the telephone consultation.See question
First offense, no priors. Clean driving record. Have to move for a job in a week & travel back to Mass will be very difficult if not impossible. Working 7 days/wk, & cost prohibitive. I know it's best if can take it in MA, but really can't.
Massachusetts does not accept online 24D classes. However, you can take the classes in CT. I represented a women about 2 weeks ago that had the same situation. The Mass court allowed her to take the classes in CT.See question
I worked for jcp and made false returns with fake names., I'm 21 going to be 22 in January this is my first criminal offense., the amount made was 375.49.., I got fired and now have to go to court., the loss prevention people told me it was going...
It is still possible to keep this from becoming a criminal charge. Do not try to talk your way out of it. Like everyone else advised, hire a good criminal attorney. I have practiced in the Leomister court. You want someone who has and knows the court. If you haven't already retained counsel call my office.See question
Been out of country for 4 yrs, found out I have a restraining order violation, I broke it last year, I was never served with the order, never knew I broke it. I broke it by making a blog post about an ex. I got the order for sending an email for...
I agree with most of the other advice. Definitely hire a Criminal Defense lawyer. I get a lot of out of state warrant cases and as someone else pointed out, I start by trying to resolve the matter without your appearance. However, the actual process to recall a warrant requires the defendant to appear before the court. Then a date is set to return and the defendant is either released or held on bail. Appearing with private counsel is the best argument for release. If I am unable to resolve the matter without your appearance, I can typically set the situation up so that it can be resolved on the day you appear.See question
Our relationship ended abruptly and i over reacted out of anger and called the police the police listened to my story and unknowingly to me charged him with a bunch of charges that i never wanted.
Attorney Carramancia answered it pretty clearly. Understand that the police do not represent you, they represents the state. When you tell your story, the police listen for the elements of a crime. Once they hear the elements established, they arrest and its out of hour hands Again as Attorney Carranansia stated, your ex'es attorney may be able to guide you as to how you can best help out.See question
Weapon. I really want to keep the retraining order up. But i dont want him to get sentence for 20 years. His the father of my kids.
When weighing your decisions, do not forget that this person violated the order 4 times. S/he is not being forced to violate the order. Only you know the facts and whether these violations were threats, contacts or birthday greetings. Your safety is the reason for the order and that goal should be your ultimate guide.See question
I was give. A CWOF back in 2012 for a threat to commit a crime. I at the time didn't realize that a CWOF would still create issues for me down the road. So is my chance of becoming a police officer one thanks to it? Should probably add that it was...
Although there is no law or rule against it, you will likely have a difficult time obtaining a job in law enforcement if you have a CWOF for Threatening yo Commit a Crime. Although a CWOF is not a conviction, you did have to make an admission during the colloquy at your disposition. Before going through the testing and application you may want to contact the Chief of Police in the city or town where you would like to apply. Discuss your situation and seek his/her position. It may save you time if it is an outright no or you may be given some direction as to what you can do to improve your chances.See question
In mass, if someone get's an OUI does your registration get suspended also?
An OUI/DUI conviction will not effect your registration in Massachusetts.See question
I was arrested on 2 separate occasions for DUI in Mass. One was continued with out a finding and the second was found not guilty. I was then arrested in NH and found guilty . I was under 21 on all three events and all were more than 12 years ago. ...
In addition to the hard and fast laws, it is also dependent on the chief of police in your city or town. Many of these officials have taken the rigid position that a conviction of any type produces a no. Before you invest much time and effort into the possibility based upon just the law, check the policies of your own local officials as well. A simple telephone call to the police station may give you the answer, although it is not likely the answer that you are seeking.See question