Many defendants enter the Massachusetts criminal justice system without much legal knowledge about the violent crimes surrounding their arrests. As such, they are vulnerable to unfair treatment in the court as well as civil rights violations. Having a defense attorney represent and protect your interests during all legal proceedings can help you avoid these pitfalls.
When it comes to the most serious violent crimes -- those that result in the loss of life -- the language surrounding these offenses may confuse defendants. While all allegations involving violent crimes require a serious approach to defense, it is important for defendants to understand exactly what the charges against them mean. The following sections include brief overviews of three serious charges: murder, manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter.
Most Americans agree that the Miranda warning is a simple yet valuable concept that can protect them from aggressive interrogation techniques. However, many people arrested or questioned in connection with violent crimes do not exercise their Miranda rights effectively.
A young man in Massachusetts is in jail after allegedly getting in a fight with police officers while he had a gun. It does not appear that anyone was shot.
Living in Massachusetts can be one of the most enjoyable states in which to reside. It doesn't come without responsibilities, though, and penalties when the law is broken. Like all other states, Massachusetts has violent crime laws in place to not only prevent them from happening but also to penalize those who commit such offenses. Today, we will take a look at the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission.
Having to pick a criminal defense attorney can be very difficult. You likely haven't needed to do this in the past and might be worried that who you pick will not work their hardest for you. This is not uncommon, and you probably have a lot of other worries too. You've been charged with a violent crime and want someone who has the experience handling such cases. You should ask the following questions of the attorney before making a decision who will represent you.
Facing a criminal charge for a violent crime in Massachusetts can be overwhelming and frightening. You never know what will come of your case, especially if this is the first time you have been charged with a crime. It's best to examine all of your options in defending your case so you do not risk your freedom. The first place to start is to look at the various criminal defense strategies for violent crime charges.
Violent crimes can happen anywhere in Massachusetts. It doesn't matter how strong the law enforcement presence is in an area, these crimes will still be committed by those willing to risk it all. There is a big different between a violent crime and a nonviolent crime. In today's post, we will discuss the various violent crimes that are recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Domestic violence is an all-too-common problem throughout Massachusetts. You might never know who around you is suffering from some sort of domestic violence or abuse. Abuse isn't just physical. It can also be emotional abuse, which is very difficult to spot. Here are some tips for spotting the signs of domestic violence so you know what to look for in family, friends and colleagues.