Gregory Casale’s Answers

Gregory Casale

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered over 1 year 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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  3. 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 over 1 year 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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  4. What should I expect at a magistrate hearing?

    Answered over 1 year 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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  5. Do I worry about being prosecuted for shoplifting?

    Answered almost 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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  6. Is it likely to get jail time if convicted of video and audio recording police at your own traffic stop. Without them knowing

    Answered about 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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  7. Can I get charged with my own prescriptions? I know the answer is yes but please read the detail.

    Answered about 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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  8. I'm over 21 and was caught with open container. The cop said it smelt like alcohol but never asked permission to search my car.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

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

    You have already received excellent technical advice about your question. Practically, it would likely cost you much more than $500 to hire a lawyer to represent you. I would go to court on my own one time and request that the prosecutor consider converting this to a civil offense and then dismiss it on court costs. The would keep it from your criminal record. If the prosecutor is unwilling to do this, I would the ask for another date an hire a lawyer. Even though it is a minor charge, it is...

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  9. Is it legal for a 18yr old to have sex with a 16yr old in MA

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. Gregory Casale
    3 lawyer answers

    The law presumes that a person under the age of 16 cannot provide sexual consent prior to the age of 16. That means that the legal age of consent on MA is 16. A person having sex with a person under 16 can be charged with statutory rape, for which there really is no defense, including lack of knowledge. Even a person over 18 having sex with someone between the ages of 16 and 18 may be charged with statutory rape under some conditions. The term statutory rape is a term that is loosely used to...

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  10. My ex b/f left this msg on my voice mail "your dead" is this a threat

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Philip W. Mason
    2. Dominic L. Pang
    3. Gregory Casale
    4. Joan M Bundy
    4 lawyer answers

    Save that message and bring itbto court to get a restraining order. You should qualify and you do not need a lawyer. Go to the local court and tell them that you want a restraining order, that your ex-bf is threatening you. A dating relationship and a physical threat are the requirements and it sounds like you qualify.

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