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Why your attorney should take OUI charges seriously

There is no question that the suffering and loss caused by drunk driving accidents is a heartache no family should have to endure. To this end, over the past decades, lawmakers have heard the voices of organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and tightened laws for alcohol-related driving offenses.

Some tests by law enforcement may be optional in an OUI stop

Nothing can ruin a workday or weekend quite like seeing a patrol car's flashing lights in your rear view mirror, bringing on the realization that a Massachusetts police officer is pulling you over in a traffic stop. In situations like this, it's not uncommon for various thoughts to begin scrolling through your mind, such as whether or not you remembered to fix that broken tail light, what speed you were traveling when you first noticed the lights and whether the officer will simply issue a warning, then release you.

Private citizens can now own stun guns in Massachusetts

Tasers and other types of stun guns have become very controversial. Some people view them as weapons that private citizens should be able to own under the Second Amendment. Law enforcement officials say that they require tasers to subdue suspects. Many others oppose tasers, saying that they are dangerous and are frequently misused by the police.

Massachusetts to overhaul criminal justice system

For years, critics of the Massachusetts criminal justice system have claimed that it it too punitive, focusing on harsh consequences rather than rehabilitating offenders. Others stated that it was racist, imposing stricter penalties on people of color than Caucasians. But a new bill has passed that will take aim at both of these criticisms and will address many other controversial issues in the system.

Domestic violence hearings: What to expect, how to prepare

Going to court can be intimidating, especially if your court date involves domestic violence allegations. Most people only know about courtroom proceedings from movies or television. This leaves room for a lot of misconceptions. Your hearing will run much more smoothly if you have an idea of what to expect and how to prepare.

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