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  • Outstanding Warrants in MA? Clear them up!

    If you missed a criminal court date, you will have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, and possibly a license suspension. Here are the steps to clearing the warrant. Contact an Attorney If there i

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  • No fix statute

    In Massachusetts, if you are mailed a citation, you may have an automatic defense under the no fix statute, MGL 90 c section 2. Was your ticket mailed? If your ticket was mailed to you, you may have a

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  • Tips for Accidents in Winter Weather

    Report File an accident report. With car accidents, depending on the amount of damage, it may be required. In slip and fall accidents, it is important to document that the accident occurred and that

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  • Tips for Accidents in Winter Weather

    Report File an accident report. With car accidents, depending on the amount of damage, it may be required. In slip and fall accidents, it is important to document that the accident occurred and that

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  • Filing a Small Claims Case in MA

    File a complaint In MA, to open the case, you must file a complaint. Pick up the complaint form in your local court clerk's office. To file in small claims, you must be seeking damages under $2000.

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  • Understanding Outcomes in Criminal Cases in Massachusetts

    Guilty You can receive a guilty two ways: first, by being found guilty after a trial by judge or jury. The second is by pleading guilty. Both have the same effect. A guilty will appear on your cri

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  • How to apply for a restraining order in Massachusetts

    Know which court to file an order in 1. Superior Court- File an order here if you are neighbors, coworkers, friends. 2. District Court- File an order here if you are in a dating relationship, fam

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  • Being a savvy landlord

    Take applications Make the tenants fill out an application. It is the best way to get all the information you need. Run a credit check If the tenant has bad credit most likely they will default on pa

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  • What to do if you have a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Keep a "crash pack" in your glove compartment You can never expect to be in a crash. So prepare for the unexpected. Keep a one time use camera in your glove box so that you can take pictures of the

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  • Criminal Clerk's Hearings in Massachusetts

    Be prepared Criminal clerk's hearings are preliminary hearings to determine if probable cause exists to advance the complaint. Treat this hearing as you would any other criminal matter and be prepare

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