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Understanding Drug Crime Charges

Anytime you’re faced with a criminal charge, it’s imperative that you educate yourself about the law, the legal process, and what possible consequences you may face from a conviction or even an accusation. This is no doubt a stressful and overwhelming time, but taking your charges seriously, especially drug charges, will help you navigate the complex issues and mitigating factors. A strong legal defense team can help you through this difficult time and fight for you.

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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

Those facing criminal charges are understandably concerned about the possible penalties that a conviction might bring. Chief among these worries is whether or not they’ll be sentenced to jail.

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Are Parents Responsible for Their Child's Crimes?

If a minor commits a crime, the parent likely becomes scared for their child. A million thoughts can pass through their minds, such as what that child’s future will look like, what repercussions will the crime cause, the mental health of the child and those around them, and more.

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First 72 Hours After an Arrest

If you’ve been charged with any kind of crime in Massachusetts, it’s natural to feel frustrated, even overwhelmed. The first 72 hours after an arrest by law enforcement can be difficult—but it’s also an incredibly important period of time for you and your case. If you fail to spend those hours wisely, you may suffer for it later in court.

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FAQ About Marijuana Use and Possession in Massachusetts

Recreational marijuana use has recently become legal in Massachusetts, but the laws surrounding it can be tricky to interpret and to keep up with.  And, if you’re ever faced with marijuana-related drug charges, you shouldn’t feel like you have to face them alone.

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Tests for Operating Under the Influence of Marijuana

Under Massachusetts laws, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana, intoxicating liquor, or narcotic drugs. On suspicion of drugged driving, a police officer may pull your car over and ask you to take field sobriety tests. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you're not under any legal obligation to take a field sobriety test for drugged driving.

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Marijuana Trafficking Charges in Massachusetts

Marijuana laws across the country continue to evolve as more and more states institute legalized medical and recreational marijuana. In 2016, a law was passed in Massachusetts that decriminalized the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana, and in 2018, voters passed another law legalizing recreational marijuana in the commonwealth.

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Legislation to Take Marijuana Off Controlled Substance List

Over the last decade or so, the United States has seen sweeping changes in the marijuana industry. Most of this has been at the state level with 37 states now having legalized medical marijuana and 17 states having legalized recreational marijuana. Many people both inside and outside of the cannabis business see this trend continuing up to the federal level with newly proposed legislation called the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act.

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Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Marijuana Charges

Several states have made recreational use of marijuana legal, including Massachusetts. That widespread acceptance leads some people to believe that being charged with a marijuana-related crime is “not a big deal.”

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Driving High: What Happens If You Get a Marijuana DUI?

Many people are familiar with laws regarding drunk driving, but they may not know what happens when you’re caught driving under the influence of marijuana.

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