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Arson offenses in Massachusetts

There are numerous property crimes that are codified under the criminal law of Massachusetts, including a number of offenses having to do with arson. People who are convicted of these offenses may face thousands of dollars in fines, long terms of imprisonment and restitution orders.People who are convicted of maliciously burning a dwelling or who assist others in burning a dwelling may face two and one-half years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. They may also face the same potential punishments if they burn meeting houses or churches. It does not matter if the buildings are vacant or if the people who set fire to them own them.

Hayley Hasselhoff charged with drunk driving

Massachusetts residents may know Hayley Hasselhoff for her starring role in the ABC family show 'Huge", but they may not know that she is also David Hasselhoff's daughter. The former 'Baywatch" star has provided tabloid writers with several memorable headlines during his tumultuous career, and media reports indicate that his daughter may now be struggling with substance abuse problems of her own. The 24-year-old was taken into custody by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office during the early morning hours of May 13 after an alleged drunk driving incident.

Coke finds its way into Church. Pastor accused of selling coke, fentanyl and pills

On May 2, a 58-year-old Massachusetts pastor was taken into custody after authorities found drugs, stolen property and cash during a search of his home and church. He reportedly ran a 12-step substance abuse program at his church.

The hard lesson of an OUI arrest

Many people say that college was the best time of their lives. The freedom, the friends, the social activities and the academics are experiences that often mold your decisions for the rest of your life. The atmosphere of college can make you feel like you know everything. You may have recently discovered that there is still a lot to learn.

Massive fraud leads to thousands of dismissed drug charges

A major case of fraud and corruption has led to the dismissal of over 21,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts. In 2013, a state chemist admitted that for nine years, she had returned positive results for evidence in drug cases that she never actually tested and had forged the signatures of her co-workers.

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