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Lawrence James Christopher

Chelsea Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Mass DAE program - first time offender drug testing

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence James Christopher
    2. David C. Newton
    3. Eleanor R. Hertzberg
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello - The only time drug testing will be a term of probation is if the judge ordered it during your plea. Check the " Order of Probation Conditions" that you signed when you were in court and that will have all the terms of your probation. The contract has general conditions of probation that everyone on probation must comply with and there is also special conditions of probation that are used on a case by case basis. Random drug testing is a special condition of probation. If the...

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  2. I am moving on the first but i have an arraignment date on the 11th. is it possible to get my court date moved?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Terri D. Leary
    2. Dylan Hayre
    3. David C. Newton
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Lawrence James Christopher
    5 lawyer answers

    If you hire an attorney , you should have no problem changing the arraignment date. I have had clients with similar situations and we moved the arraignment to an earlier date and I have also changed arraignments to dates in the future. It is a summons arraignment, so the court should be accommodating to your attorney. Although you are moving you will still be expected to appear for future court dates until the matter is resolved.

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  3. I got pulled over by a police officer on a windy/foggy road and crashed into a pole, he gave me a criminal application

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Melvin Alanson Heard
    3. Lawrence James Christopher
    3 lawyer answers

    Operating to endanger is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. Have you signed the back of the citation and mailed it into the appropriate district court? You are entitled to a clerks' hearing on this matter, as long as you sign the back of the citation and request a hearing within 4 business days. Make sure you send it to the district court jurisdiction where the citation was written and not to the citation processing center. I advise clients when possible to drop the signed citation off at the...

  4. I received a criminal citation for driving a car with an expired registration. Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. James Ostendorf
    2. Melvin Alanson Heard
    3. Lawrence James Christopher
    4. Carlos Blumberg
    4 lawyer answers

    Have you signed the back of the citation and mailed it into the appropriate district court? You are entitled to a clerks' hearing on this matter, as long as you sign the back of the citation and request a hearing within 4 business days. Make sure you send it to the district court jurisdiction where the citation was written and not to the citation processing center. If the citation was issued in Revere, you send it to the Chelsea District Court. I advise clients when possible to drop the...

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