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Are you the subject of a restraining order?

From time to time, all couples and family members argue. In most cases, such arguments take place behind closed doors and out of the sight of any witnesses. Consequently, specific details related to domestic disputes are often difficult to verify or prove. In cases where a spouse or family members accuses a husband, wife or co-habituating relative of committing acts that can be classified as domestic violence, domestic abuse, harassment or stalking; he or she can take steps to obtain a restraining order.

When will criminal justice reform happen?

Throughout the world, the United States is widely regarded as being a free society in which democracy and freedom of speech reign. Yet, despite the many freedoms we as Americans enjoy, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. In fact, according to the sentencing project, as of 2014, there were more than 1.5 million people being held in U.S. prisons.

Will I lose my license if I refuse a breath test?

When it comes to breathalyzer tests, many drivers in Massachusetts are surprised to learn that they will lose their licenses simply by refusing to submit to testing - even though they haven't actually been convicted of a crime. Massachusetts drivers can thank the state's implied consent law for this particularly harsh penalty.

Massachusetts one step closer to eliminating automatic driver's license suspension for drug convict

In November, we wrote a blog post discussing the many controversial issues surrounding a current Massachusetts law which signals the automatic driver's license suspension of anyone who is convicted of a drug-related crime within the state. The law was enacted during the 1980s and has been the subject of much criticism from those who argue it serves to further punish individuals who are convicted of drug crimes and interfere with their ability to find and keep a job.

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