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Consider these 4 common defenses for assault and battery

When you are working with your attorney to prepare for an assault trial, you will probably go over possible defenses that you can use in court. Every court case is different, and your trial will have its own unique circumstances. But in an assault case, there are a few common defense arguments that you may wish to present.

Did your minty breath taint the results of a Breathalyzer test?

It's not uncommon to want fresh breath when you're going on a date. Most Massachusetts residents can relate to wanting to look and feel their best when planning a night out with a special someone. Nothing can ruin a date quicker, however, than getting pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving on your way home. If you and your date did share a drink or two, what follows after you see red and blue lights flashing in your rear view mirror might complicate your life for months to come.

Use these tips to avoid getting into a bar fight

Maybe you have been in this situation: You are having a few rounds at a bar when another customer starts to get aggressive. He starts out by aggravating and insulting you, and his behavior keeps escalating. It seems like he is trying to start a physical altercation.

What happens if I violate my probation?

When someone is convicted of a crime, it is common for a judge to grant them probation. When a defendant is granted probation, it means that the court will allow them to leave prison for the outside world as long as they follow a set of conditions. These conditions can range from mandatory drug testing, anger management classes, meeting with a probation officer or wearing an electronic location-monitoring device.

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