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First Quarterly Report of 2017 on Opioid-Related Deaths in Massachusetts Released The rate of heroin in opioid-related deaths continues to decline while fentanyl increases. BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today released its first quarterly opioid report of 2017, which showed an increase in opioid-related overdose deaths…

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“You do have the right to remain silent,” written by Patrick J. Noonan, criminal defense attorney, was originally published in the Lawyers Journal (Vol. 20, No.: 10, June 2013), which examines a detainee’s right to remain silent during police interrogation in Massachusetts.  Read on Mass. Bar Association Website  ||  More Publications by Patrick…

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“Nobody’s Perfect: the need for new expungement law,” written by Massachusetts criminal defense attorney, Patrick. J. Noonan, was published in the Lawyers Journal (Vol. 22, No.: 10, June 2015), which examines the difference between sealing a criminal record and expunging a criminal record in Massachusetts. Read on Mass. Bar Association Website || More Publications…

By Shira Schoenberg August 4, 2015 Note: This article was originally published on MassLive.com. BOSTON – On Aug. 21, 2014, an auditor who was trained in monitoring prisons to ensure that they complied with anti-sexual assault policies conducted an audit of a Boston juvenile detention facility. Auditor Kurt Pfisterer interviewed…

By Shira Schoenberg July 22, 2015 Note: This article was originally published on Masslive.com. BOSTON — In ritualized physical abuse that the staff referred to as “orange chicken,” prosecutors say staff members at a state-run facility for adolescent boys would pull down the pants of residents and hit them on…

By Phyllis J. Silva Enterprise Staff Wrtier (1993) BROCKTON – Jury deliberations were scheduled to begin today in Brockton Superior Court in the trial of three men accused of shooting a city man outside a Cour Street market two years ago. On trial are Dieudel Charles 20, of Dorchester, Monsalvey…

By Benjamin Paulin May 17, 2015 Note: This article was originally published on PatriotLedger.com. WAREHAM – Last week, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s office announced they had charged an alleged drug dealer in the heroin overdose death of a 25-year-old Wareham woman. It was the first time that prosecutors…

By Benjamin Paulin April 17, 2015 Note: This article was originally published on EnterpriseNews.com. BROCKTON – An East Bridgewater man was acquitted of rape charges by a jury in Brockton Superior Court earlier this week. Bryan Souza, 26, was found not guilty on Wednesday of rape and indecent assault and…