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Jessica Ann Foley

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  • Do you think my license will get suspended? And how would I know if it is?

    I live in MA and got my license a little over 2 months ago. Today I got in my first accident. It was snowing and a car in front slammed on its brakes and when I hit my brakes I skidded and I hit him. The cop didn't give me a citation and only the ...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You got lucky not getting a citation or a criminal charge! If you had received one you would face the possibility of losing your license. In the future if you get a citation you should ALWAYS appeal it as a finding of civil responsibility can increase your insurance costs and eventually can lead to a suspended license (if you have too many on your record).

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  • Will I get expedited to Virginia Beach from Mass over a 200.00 check

    I was pulled over in Mass and the trooper told me I had a fugitive warrant out of Va Beach. He detained me I went to court and the judge let me out on 500.00 bond .I had no idea there was even a charge on me I was never arrested in Va for a crime...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Also, although unlikely, keep in mind that if you don't go to Virginia to clear this up it is possible that Virginia will ask for you to be held for them to come and pick you up!

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  • Ma DA's office is conducting a criminal investigation.

    Just found out through Google that Ma DA's office has requested my company emails. Is this a way to build a case? Does the DA's office make this a practice of building cases? Long story short , its a construction project gone wrong. Homeowne...

    Jessica’s Answer

    The D.A.'s office will often conduct Grand Jury Investigations to determine if they are going to be pursuing criminal charges. If you are the subject of an investigation (and have now caught wind that it is happening) you should consult a criminal defense lawyer.

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  • My son is in a state run program for inappropriate sexual behavior and he is underage and supposed to be monitored and was not

    We just custody of my son at age 12 he was living with his mother he has PTSD I have DCF involved he currently resides at the RFK program where he got a girl pregnant and we have warned the program about what was happening but they did not listen ...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Hi, I'm not sure what kind of legal help you need - has your son been charged with a crime? Has DCF taken custody?

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  • Have an assault charge

    I met a friend after work for a drink, we were there for 1 drink and he said he was leaving to meet his boyfriend, a male had joined in on our convo when we were talking and then my friend gave me a kiss on the cheek and left, everything after tha...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You need to talk to a lawyer ASAP. I'm not sure if you have been charged yet. He or she might advise you to get a blood test to see if you had been drugged. Don't talk about this to anyone until you speak to a lawyer.

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  • I was received a citation on failure to yield to a pedestrian who turned out to be an undercover cop. Advice on appealing please

    Upon coming to a crosswalk, I reduced my speed, looked right, looked left, and checked my mirrors. The only things noted were a parked car on the right side and a car behind me. Upon coming to the crosswalk, a man stepped into the crosswalk from b...

    Jessica’s Answer

    It is always worth it to appeal a violation. You will have two opportunities to have your case heard. The first time is in front of a Clerk Magistrate. If you lose that hearing you can appeal to a Judge. There is always a chance (although it seems to be getting slimmer) that the officer won't appear at the second hearing.
    You can hire a lawyer to represent you at the hearing if you would like.
    At the hearing, it's best to be polite and not blatantly call the citing officer a liar. The court system (even if it is true) doesn't usually like it when you accuse a police officer of lying.

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  • Does my case have a good chance of being dismissed in clerk hearing? Do I need a lawyer for the clerk hearing?

    I was driving to work on motorcycle, entered an empty intersection when the light was yellow. I was within a speed limit. An officer pulled me over for running a red light and insisted it was already red when I entered it. He gave me a ticket for ...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Yes, sign the ticket and mail it in to request a hearing. Operating to endanger is a criminal offense and that is why you want to have a Clerk's Hearing and try to oppose the issuance of a criminal complaint. I suggest you take a lawyer with you to the hearing to represent you.

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  • DUI Trial

    My Pre Trial was on July 3, 2014. The Court set my Trial Date for August 29th.. Is this a normal time frame for a Trial date.. It seems kinda quick ?

    Jessica’s Answer

    It depends on the court - and if you are ready for trial. This is a question to ask your attorney.

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  • In Massachusetts, do I have to become a fully licensed Foster Care Parent to retain temporary custody of my grandchildren?

    My 3 grandchildren, ages 3, 1 and 6 months, have been temporarily place in my custody. Before they were initially placed in my home, I had to fill out preliminary Foster Care forms, have a CORI done, and have my house inspected. The Social Worker...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You can file for Guardianship of the children. If there is an open DCF case it becomes slightly more complicated in that there is probably an action in Juvenile Court related to the children. If the parents agree, sometimes you can just get the Guardianship in Juvenile Court and DCF will support the Guardianship to make matters even easier.
    Keep in mind, that the attorneys representing DCF, your child, the children's other parent and DCF do not represent you or your interests even if they are extremely helpful to you.

    Good luck!

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