Can you refuse to take a breath test in Massachusetts? What are the penalties and consequences for refusing to take a breathalyzer test?
A one leg stand is one of three main field sobriety tests Massachusetts law enforcement use as a means to measure any impairments a driver may have due to drinking or taking drugs. There are many factors that can cause the test to produce false results, even when a person is not intoxicated…
A walk-and-turn test is one of three main field sobriety tests Massachusetts law enforcement use as a means to detect or measure any impairments a driver may have due to drinking or taking drugs.
A Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test is one of three main field sobriety tests Massachusetts law enforcement use as a means to detect or measure any impairments a driver may have due to drinking or taking drugs.
Melanie’s Law is named after a 13-year-old girl, Melanie Powell, who was killed in 2003 in a car accident caused by a drunk driver with multiple convictions. On October 28, 2005 the Massachusetts legislature enacted Melanie’s Law. It was signed into law to increase the criminal and driver’s license related penalties for DUI/OUI/DWI/Drunk Driving convictions in Massachusetts.
Melanie’s Law allows prosecutors to seek stiffer punishments for drunk drivers with repeated convictions. Prosecutors may use certified court records to prove prior drunk driving incidents, and Melanie’s Law also created new crimes under Massachusetts drunk driver laws…
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 Sections 24 and Section 24D explains Massachusetts OUI penalties. In Massachusetts, the law refers to certain drunk driving offenses as “Operating Under the Influence,” or “OUI.” Some other states use the term DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated.) However, under Massachusetts law, they all mean the same thing and carry the same criminal penalties if convicted…
The statutes that defines crimes of arson, fire damage by negligence, damages, and penalties for arson.
Four of the six young men charged with trashing a house in East Bridgewater while the owners were away on vacation have been convicted and will face probation and community service for their actions. [Our client was found Not Guilty on all indictments, including Assault & Battery and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon]
The word “damages” in MGL 111 s70A does not include underinsurance benefits within the scope of the lien. Underinsurance benefits aren’t considered damages because they are not legal liabilities, but are contractual liabilities for which the insured paid premiums. Damages are the monies payable by a tortfeasor (wrongdoer) who is
The statistics available on teen motorists are both eye opening and sobering. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the nation. New drivers are four times more likely to be killed and 14 times more likely to be injured than any other group. By a 2-to-1 margin, teens are more likely to kill someone with them than themselves.
EAST BRIDGEWATER – Six local youths charged with trashing an Elm Street house to the tune of $50,000 are set to go to trial Monday in Brockton Superior Court.
Police say the suspects threw a party at the home of an acquaintance while that young man’s parents were in Paris. The parents returned to find blood and urine smeared on the walls, windows smashed, holes in the walls, doors off the hinges and an antique couch that had been set on fire.
Monday’s trial is set to take place before Superior Court Judge Carol Ball. The defendants waived their right to a jury and will be tried together.
EAST BRIDGEWATER – Six East Bridgewater residents have been indicted in connection with an out-of-control February party that caused more than $50,000 in damage to an Elm Street home.
The charges are as follows: Gersham Grossman, 18, is charged with malicious injury to property and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.
Michael Edwards and Daniel Peterson, both 18, are charged with malicious injury to property, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.
Attorney Gerald J. Noonan appealed the Defendant’s conviction to the second tier of the trial system. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan filed a Motion to Dismiss and requested an evidentiary hearing. At the evidentiary hearing, Attorney Noonan called the Defendant’s wife to testify. Defendant’s wife testified that the Defendant was not the operator of the blue pick-up truck and that she had been the operator of the blue pick-up truck. The judge dismissed the criminal complaints against the Defendant, and his prior convictions were vacated.