John Michael Goggins’s Answers

John Michael Goggins

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. BF got set up by the DEA, caught with 500 grams of MDMA. Cooperated and was let go, but faces time, should he get a lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    3. Heather Morcroft
    4. Nick Jay Dorsten
    5. Edward Joseph Chandler Jr.
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    9 lawyer answers

    Get a lawyer. Now.

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  2. Should I hire a lawyer who practice is close to the court, close to where I live or does it not matter?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Terri D. Leary
    2. John Michael Goggins
    3. Keith G Langer
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Robert D Lewin
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    6 lawyer answers

    A good lawyer should be able to get along with any court officer, prosecutor, and of course the judge. You should hire a lawyer you are comfortable with and who knows what he/she is doing in the criminal area.

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  3. When you have a BAC of .07 and go to bench trial, what does it take to be found guilty usually?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brynn Sullivan Zawada
    2. John Michael Goggins
    3. Anthony Rao
    4. Laurence Kent Richmond
    4 lawyer answers

    You should have an attorney and the attorney should be able to advise you on whether to have a jury or bench trial. Your attorney should know the judges the court you are and be able to advise you. You should not do this by yourself. Sounds like you do have a good case. Good luck.

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  4. How much time can you get for a first offense bank fraud with a lost of over 200,000 that took place 6 years ago.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Ross Marvin Miller
    3. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    4. John Michael Goggins
    4 lawyer answers

    Assuming its a federal case, much depends on whether there is a trial or acceptance of responsibility and where the guidelines come out. And who who your judge is and which district. In short , it depends talk to a lawyer.

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  5. What kind of criminal defense lawyer can help my case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brynn Sullivan Zawada
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Richard M. Mucci
    5. John Michael Goggins
    5 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney. Your narrative indicates that you have numerous issues. Good luck.

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  6. MAY 2009 UNLICENSED DRIVER AGE17 RAN STOP SIGN HAD PERMISSION OF MV OWNER POLICE REPORT INDICATES DRIVER AND OWNER ARRESTED

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Michael Goggins
    2. Albert E. Grady
    3. Brian P Finnerty
    4. Terri D. Leary
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    I don't know what you question is. You should consult with an attorney. Most attorney's will not charge you for a consultation.

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  7. What are my legal rights?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas J Callahan
    2. Todd Allen Davidson
    3. Elliot S Coren
    4. John Michael Goggins
    5. Joshua N Robbins
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    I agree with other lawyers. If he was not properly divorced, his wife will have a claim on his estate, by law. You problably need to talk to a lawyer.

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  8. Is there a statue of limitations on grand larceny in Mass?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Terri D. Leary
    2. Robert D Lewin
    3. John Michael Goggins
    3 lawyer answers

    The statute of limitations in Mass for larceny over $250.00 is 6 years. Sounds like you should call a lawyer.

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  9. I have been on house arrest for a year and three months, awaiting a trial in Massachusetts, will this count as time served?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Michael Goggins
    2. Robert D Lewin
    3. Lauren Craig Redmond
    3 lawyer answers

    You have a good argument. But I would not necessarily count on it. If you were in the federal system then yes. In Massachusetts, there is no requirement that you be given credit for time under house arrest. If you are in Marlboro district court, Judge Harbour will listen, I don't know what he would do, but he would be fair.

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  10. Can a victim (one of several) of a financial scam write a letter to the judge?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. John Michael Goggins
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Joshua Sabert Lowther
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    6 lawyer answers

    Information can be submitted in the form of a victim impact statement after a plea or a conviction. The victim's best course for the procedures is to contact the AUSA handling the matter.

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