2015

A new way to address drunk driving?

[17-September-15 20:12:52]
Some new research suggests that Massachusetts could benefit from a revision of its drunk driving laws, from a “no driving” model to a “no drinking”...

PARENTAL PRIVILEGE DEFENSE TO CHILD SPANKING

[3-September-15 17:20:35]
In June of 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts finally formally recognized that a parent may use reasonable force to discipline his or her...

Massachusetts Outlaws “Designer Drugs”

[13-August-15 19:22:58]
Massachusetts recently followed the lead of several states – and of the federal government – in proscribing the manufacture, possession or distribution of designer drugs....

New Shoplifting Laws in Massachusetts

[3-August-15 14:53:08]
Do I need a lawyer if I am charged with shoplifting?  Probably. In January of 2015, Governor Baker signed into law “An Act to Improve...

Warrantless Entry

[21-July-15 12:35:08]
UNLAWFUL WARRANTLESS ENTRY DOESN’T LEAD TO SUPPRESSION OF EVIDENCE? I’m not in the habit of second-guessing the Massachusetts Appeals Court, but a recent decision of...

Search and Seizure

[15-July-15 11:19:59]
In a recent Massachusetts Appeals Court case involving an arrest without a warrant, the Court reaffirmed that when a police officer yells at someone to...