Patrick T. Donovan’s Answers

Patrick T. Donovan

Quincy Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Trying to cash in savings bonds for mom. bank says NY power of attorney not valid in Mass? Is this true?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. E. Alexandra Golden
    2. Jennifer A Deland
    3. Brian C. Snell
    4. Patrick T. Donovan
    4 lawyer answers

    Ask the bank for the form they accept or what they need. Some banks are more strict about what they accept than others, if you need a Massachusetts PoA it is very easy.l

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  2. Driving with a french licence: got a citation (criminal violation):Do I need to be represented by a lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kelly A. Broadbent
    2. Patrick T. Donovan
    3. James M Lynch
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    You are required to get a Massachusetts license if you are here for more than 30 days applies to out of state drivers. Foreign drivers are a different story. An unlicensed charge only carries a $100 fine but may add a license suspension thereby taking away your wife's ability to drive in Mass. A lawyer in District see cases like this all the time and could probably work out a good deal for you. Any time you go to court you should have a lawyer. If you have never been to court before you...

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  3. I was arrested for dui in Maryland about 15 yrs ago and was given a PBJ and completed probation with no problem.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Michael T. Cupoli III
    3. Kelly A. Broadbent
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless the court runs your interstate record your Maryland arrest probably will not show up. Even if it does you seem to be eligible for the first offenders disposition. However, the Massachusetts registry will absolutely see your prior offense and they treat you as a second offender even if the court only treats you like a first time offender. Unless you are found to be not guilty you will have to have the ignition interlock device in your car. Best of Luck

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  4. My father is getting charged with larceny over $250.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. James Michael Dunn
    3. Patrick T. Donovan
    4. Alan J Pransky
    4 lawyer answers

    It seems that it is too late to make a payment to the alleged victim. It is probably not the victim that is asking for charges rather the police. If that is the case it can be about more than just the restitution. If you dad is summons for a clerk's hearing or show cause hearing then the clerk hearing the case may dismiss it on restitution. If it is scheduled for an arraignment the ADA may dismiss it on restitution but it it is unlikely.

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  5. Want to negotiate the civil penalty fees?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard A. Schwartz
    2. Patrick T. Donovan
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you spoke to an administrative assistant. Also if you told them you had a lawyer they cannot talk to you they must talk to your lawyer. Other than that I would just be speculating.

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  6. In terms of car insurance, is there a difference between a CWOF and a guilty DUI? Should i wait until its dismissed to apply?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Charles Henry Fasoldt
    3. Jefferson W. Boone
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, they will see it when your policy is up for renewal. A CWOF and a Guilty are both 5 points and insurance companies can deny coverage based on a OUI. Good Luck.

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  7. I was assaulted by a lawyer from boston ma. he was the aggressor x's 2 and he also bite me. this person is gay and now i must

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Steven Everett Savage
    4 lawyer answers

    Where the assault occurred South Carolina you should follow up the police department that investigated your case. I would suggest you call and speak with either the detective or victim advocate, if you feel you need more information you should contact the District Attorney's Office where the offense occurred. Unless there is a warrant Massachusetts police officers have no reason to investigate the person that assaulted.

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  8. Do i need an attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Patrick T. Donovan
    4. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have to go to court you need a lawyer.

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  9. So Far Does A Petty Theft Affects To Apply For Deffered Action.. It Was Less Than 110 dls.. First time.. and only.. plz help..

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Jon Pullman
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Patrick T. Donovan
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Pullman.

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  10. In general, can the United States Supreme Court (or federal court) strike down an amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark P. Maciolek
    2. Matthew James Haiduk
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. James S. Lawrence
    5. Patrick T. Donovan
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    No.

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