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Legal help for first-time DUI offenses

It may surprise you to learn that drunk driving is a criminal charge, meaning that you can face serious legal penalties for a conviction, including jail time. Most people are not familiar with the criminal justice system from the perspective of an accused criminal, so if you are charged with drunk driving, you may not fully understand your rights and what you can expect. This is especially true if it is your first time facing OUI offenses.

What are the legal consequences of vandalism?

When many people think of property crimes, they tend to think of instances in which one person takes the property of another person, such as theft or burglary. These may be the most notorious and infamous types of property crimes, but they are far from the only property crimes. One other type of property crime that many people may be familiar with is vandalism. However, while you may have heard the term vandalism, you may not fully understand vandalism in the eyes of the law.

Capital punishment in Massachusetts

Quite simply, there is no form of criminal punishment more serious than capital punishment, commonly referred to as the death penalty. In many states throughout the country, those who are convicted of particularly heinous crimes, such as capital homicide, may find themselves facing the death penalty in the form of lethal injection or the electric chair. However, the death penalty is an extremely controversial topic, and there are many different groups lobbying to eradicate it or support it.

Massachusetts man arrested for drug crimes

No matter how serious your circumstances may seem, if you have been charged with drug crimes, it is in your best interests to consult with a defense attorney. You must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty, and you have rights that you can take advantage of. As hopeless as your circumstances may seem, there is a strong chance that an attorney can help you with your case and possibly even have your charges dropped.

Different defense options for different assault accusations

There are many different circumstances under which individuals can be accused of assault and battery, but regardless of the circumstances, the penalties of a conviction are serious and should not be taken lightly. Some of the most common circumstances involve bullying, domestic violence or abuse of a child, but there are other instances in which assault and battery may be alleged. If there is a weapon, the charges could be escalated to aggravated assault and battery, which will increase the penalties of a conviction.

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