Furnishing a false name after an arrest carries a penalty of up to one year in the house of correction. Keep in mind that any sentence on this charge would run from and after whatever sentence is ordered on the underlying offenses. Further, there would be an entry of an alias on the person's record which could cause difficulties in the future should that person be before a court again.
As indicated by prior responses, you can guess that there is no clear answer to your question whether you should answer yes or no to the officers' questioning. Here's what I can add: if you answer yes, that provides the requisite probable cause to search the car and all occupants. If you answer no, then the officers have to have specific articulable reasons for suspecting that there are drugs or weapons in the car; a hunch is not enough.
If the officers ask you whether you consent to a...
Consult with an attorney experienced in sec. 1983 cases. If there were surveillance videos of the actual perpetrator that clearly shows five fingers while your friend had missing fingers, there very may be a viable claim there. There are strict time limitations within which to bring certain claims so it is very important that your friend contact an attorney right away.
There may be several reasons for this. It may be a case of stolen identity, mistaken identity or simply an error by the probation department. Consult with an attorney who will be able to remove any such entries for you.
No, the parents have no such power. Once a criminal complaint issues, only the District Attorney's Office has the power to dismiss cases. Alleged victims are simply witnesses.
Having said that, the DA may be persuaded. Your attorney should explore this option.
It sounds like you are describing what is known as a 24D disposition in Massachusetts for a first OUI. Although a CWOF in Massachusetts is not a conviction, (indeed, it will be a dismissal after successfully completing the probation), Candadian border agents do not know that. Canada takes OUIs very seriously (an OUI 1st there is a felony).
Short answer to your question is that you may be deemed "inadmissible." Nowadays, border agents have the ability to pull up your criminal record as a...
You've received some good information from both attorneys Golden and Tumposky. Do not discuss the case with your boyfriend. I agree with both of them that the best you can do for your boyfriend is to speak with a competent and knowledgeable attorney.
I agree with Attorney Cappetta. He has given you a lot of good information. It is important to retain the services of an attorney to represent you at a clerk's hearing to stop the complaint from being issued (and saving you an entry on your CORI).