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Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:44:25 +0000

 



MAN BREAKS INTO HOME AND EXPOSES HIMSELF IN CHILD’S ROOM

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:44:25 +0000

Well, 28-year-old Miles Anderson (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) is in criminal court type trouble. Police in New Hampshire say that he has been accused of breaking into a home, taking off his clothes, and assaulting a sleeping child. Law enforcement says that the Defendant entered the Concord home shortly after 4 a.m. Monday. He made his […]



AN EXPERIENCED BOSTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER GIVES AN EXAMPLE OF HOW AN UNFORTUNATE STATEMENT CAN LOCK YOU UP

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:40:35 +0000

I heard a story this weekend that I just had to pass on to you. It illustrates something we have been talking about in an unusual way. The police were called to an apartment. The report was that there had been a murder. Sure enough, when the police got to the apartment, there was a […]



“IF I AM ARRESTED IN MASSACHUSETTS, WILL MY NAME BE IN THE PAPER?”

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:44:36 +0000

Yesterday, we discussed an item posted on Boston.com , about a driver who was busy videotaping his car hit 100-miles-an-hour when he was stopped by law enforcement. The unnamed driver, hereinafter, the “Defendant”, was apparently not arrested although he did give a full confession. The story made me a little curious and so I tried […]



CRIMINAL DEFENDANT GETS LUCKY IN MASSACHUSETTS AUTOMOBILE CRIMES

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:34:50 +0000

Interestingly, Boston.com Has on the front page of its website this little story.  The story is actually from 2013 according to the byline, but it is really too good a story to pass up. In my last two postings, we spoke about defendants who make statements to law enforcement. This is a tale about a gent […]



“IF THE POLICE DON’T TELL ME MY ‘MIRANDA RIGHTS’, WILL MY CASE BE DISMISSED?”

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:44:37 +0000

About 14000 years ago, I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York. The last bureau in which I worked was the Homicide Bureau. The first case that I brought to trial was a drug-deal-gone-sour matter in which the defendant was alleged to have stabbed the deceased. While there was no physical evidence or eye witnesses […]



MASSACHUSETTS DEFENDANT FACES CHARGES OF GUNS, DRUGS, MONEY AND LIES

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:08:55 +0000

Here is a piece of the basic advice that perhaps I don’t stress enough. Maybe it is my fault that a certain Gentleman from Springfield is in so much trouble. Arquelio Cajigas, 45 years of age and hereinafter the “Defendant”, is currently being held on $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty to various charges including […]



Are Ignition Interlock Always Accurate?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:30:11 +0000

In MA, any driver who has been granted a hardship license or is eligible for license reinstatement after an OUI is required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in their vehicle. An IID is connected to your car’s ignition. To start the engine, you must first blow into the device, “passing” a breath […]



MASSACHUSETTS OUI DEFENDANT MUST FIGHT IT OUT WITH THE CRIMINAL COURT, DCF AND RMV (Part 2 of 2)

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:21:17 +0000

Yesterday, we began discussing the case of Florian Roshi, 34 from Weymouth and hereinafter the “Defendant”. We covered how he got into alittle trouble with the criminal laws about children and OUI. As described in the Boston herald, he is alleged to have, with a young child in the car, driven his truck while under […]



MASSACHUSETTS MAN CHARGED WITH OUI HAS CHILDREN TAKEN BY DCF (Part 1 of 2)

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:32:06 +0000

…And another gent is learning about what I have begun to think of as the “Commonwealth Double Whammy”. According to the Boston Herald,  Florian Roshi, 34 from Weymouth and hereinafter the “Defendant”, is now facing criminal charges and his three children are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (“DCF”). The Defendant […]



When is Social Media Harassment a Crime?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:24:25 +0000

Harassment, which occurs when a person intentionally annoys, threatens or provokes another person – or causes them to feel emotional distress – can take many forms. Workplace sexual harassment, for example, may include everything from making inappropriate jokes of a sexual nature in the presence of a co-worker to outright sexual assault. Whether or not […]