Category Archives: Arraignment

Should you Hire a Lawyer if you get Charged with a Crime in Massachusetts?

A question I get a lot, is “Do I really need a lawyer?  Can’t I just handle this myself?” Well, what if you broke your wrist?  Would you set it yourself? Having a broken wrist that doesn’t heal properly, probably won’t kill you (disclaimer: I am in no way a doctor and am not saying…

Arraignment

Arraignment is when you are officially charged with a crime in front of judge. You get to arraignment one of four ways.  The first way is a little less pleasant. 1. Worse case scenario – You are arrested and brought to court either the same day or the next day.  Here are a few scenarios where this…

What Happens at Arraignment?

Arraignment is when you are officially charged with a crime in front of judge. You get to arraignment one of four ways.  The first way is a little less pleasant. 1. Worse case scenario – You are arrested and brought to court either the same day or the next day.  Here are a few scenarios where…

Stopped by a Police Officer?

You are are driving home from work, school or errands and you are ALMOST home.  You are going a little bit over the speed limit or perhaps you have forgotten to place your new registration sticker on your rear license plate.  You are about to turn onto the main street that leads to your neighborhood…

Driving Laws and Celebrities

I have a blog about Massachusetts Driving Law (as you know if you are reading this), and it is not very often that there are celebrities involved in driving related issues in Massachusetts. This past week in Gloucester, Massachusetts Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were involved in a car accident with an alleged drunk driver. …

Do You Need a Lawyer if You are Arrested?

A question I get a lot, is “Do I really need a lawyer?  Can’t I just handle this myself?” Well, what if you broke your wrist?  Would you set it yourself? Having a broken wrist that doesn’t heal properly, probably won’t kill you (disclaimer: I am in no way a doctor and am not saying…

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