2015

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...

Probation Violations

[10-July-15 14:46:32]
In the District Courts in Massachusetts, typically the most severe punishments are imposed for probation violations, rather than for being found guilty of a crime....