Gregory Casale’s Answers

Gregory Casale

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Consequences for dating a minor in MA

    Answered over 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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  2. Should I hire a lawyer for a bench warrant/restraining order violation or fly out and turn myself in?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joseph Brian Simons
    2. James M Caramanica
    3. Mark A. Bederow
    4. Gregory Casale
    5. Dominic L. Pang
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    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...

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  3. OUI

    Answered 10 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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  4. What are the punishments for larceny in Massachusetts under $250?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael P. Gerace
    2. Gregory Casale
    3. David C. Newton
    4. Lauren Craig Redmond
    4 lawyer answers

    Under MGL c. 266, §30, Larceny Under $250 is punishable by no more that 1 year in the house of correction. However, it is unusual for a judge to sentence a person to the maximum punishment under any statute. The actual sentence is determined by the facts of the case, the defendant's previous record, the skills and expertise of the defendant's attorney and other variables. The most important factor that you have control over is your defense attorney. This is not the place to scrimp and cut...

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  5. I was given the cahill disposition with 45 day loss of license and i have the iid installed.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ilir Kavaja
    2. David C. Newton
    3. Gregory Casale
    4. Charles Henry Fasoldt
    4 lawyer answers

    You must wait at least the full 45 days and additional 180 if you refused the Breath Test. It will cost you an additional $500 to reinstate your actual license.

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  6. My fiance is stipulated to a rehab program that isn't working out for him. Can he request a new program from his P.O.?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Casale
    2. David C. Newton
    2 lawyer answers

    Most people who enter residential drug and alcohol programs have difficulty adjusting. This does not mean that you fiance is without basis for his complaint but unless it is fairly egregious, it is unlikely that his probation officer will be interested in hearig his complaints. It is equally unlikely that the PO will consider an out-patient program if the in-patient is too difficult. It sounds like he NEEDS to be in-patient facility. Easing up on his responsibilites will never get the requisite...

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  7. What should I expect at a magistrate hearing?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brynn Sullivan Zawada
    2. Dominic L. Pang
    3. Gregory Casale
    4. Steven D. Power
    4 lawyer answers

    The cost of an attorney for a Clerk's Hearing is far less than for a criminal charge since it is one hearing, win or lose. Your chances of success with a lawyer are far better than without. If you truly cannot afford representation, I think Attorney Pang gave you excellent advice. In addition, I would add that you should not debate the speeding at all since even your version puts you over the limit. Instead focus on your clean driving history, your remorse for forgetting to pay the ticket and...

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  8. Do I worry about being prosecuted for shoplifting?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Terri D. Leary
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. Michael D. Evans
    4. Gregory Casale
    5. Lynn Lorraine Porreca
    5 lawyer answers

    I just published a Legal Guide a few minutes ago hat addresses this issue. Check it out and if you need further information you can contact me through Avvo or my website that is linked to my profile.

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  9. Is it likely to get jail time if convicted of video and audio recording police at your own traffic stop. Without them knowing

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Gregory Casale
    3. Dominic L. Pang
    3 lawyer answers

    If they don't know about it and you don't try to use it you should be ok. Otherwise you may have some problems.

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  10. Can I get charged with my own prescriptions? I know the answer is yes but please read the detail.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Gregory Casale
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you need a lawyer to advocate your position and ensure that your rights are preserved. You should not be charged with "illegal" possession of drugs that have been legally prescribed to you. Unfortunately, unless you have an attorney to vigorously advocate for you, you may end up with these charges on your record. There has obviously been a lot going on if this case is a year old. You should not waste any more time. Either hire an attorney or, if you cannot afford one, ask the...

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