.

Google       

OR PHONE (866) 635-1838 for Bankruptcy Help, (866) 635-6190 for Divorce,
(866) 635-2689 for Personal Injury or (866) 635-9402 for Criminal Defense

Find a Local Lawyer

Bankruptcy (866) 635-1838
Divorce (866) 635-6190
Personal Injury (866) 635-2689
Criminal Defense (866) 635-9402


Criminal Law

Boston Criminal lawyer Blog Boston Criminal lawyer Blog

Up-to-date information and news on criminal law in the State of Massachusetts. Published by Boston criminal lawyers .
By Altman & Altman

Post Frequency: 4/day

Last Entry: October 23, 2014 at 15:01:16

Recent Entries: 1288

Track this blog ()

Go to Boston Criminal lawyer Blog, find other Criminal Law blogs, or browse all law blogs.

Search
This Blog Only All Blogs

Posts

?HOW DOES THE ?YES MEANS YES? APPROACH TO CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT PLACE ME AND MY KIDS IN DANGER??

Posted on October 23, 2014
Ok, I admit that it is not still yesterday; I did not get this entry up yesterday. It doesn?t mean that I did not try?I was just out doing battle for my client longer than expected. Doing the job right has to take precedence. Believe me, when you are my client, you will appreciate those priorities...


THE PENULTIMATE BLOG ON DISCUSSING THE ?YES MEANS YES? APPROACH TO SEXUAL ASSAULT

Posted on October 22, 2014
We have been discussing California?s new ?Yes Means Yes? bill and its accompanying app. As I have mentioned, the ?Yes Means Yes? approach is not really brand new. At least here in the Commonwealth, various colleges and universities have been using the approach...


WHAT?S WRONG WITH THE NEW CALIFORNIA ANTI-CAMPUS SEX CRIMES AND ACCOMPANYING APP?

Posted on October 16, 2014
It really is quite a comfort, isn?t it? As the article says, ?Want to be sure you?re not raping someone? There?s an app for that.? As discussed in my last blog, the app to which I refer is the upbeat-named ?Good2Go?. Although I do not seem to be able to download it onto my IPhone, it is said to be a free ?consent? mobile phone app that ?targets college-age adults?...


CALIFORNIA FIGHTS CAMPUS SEX CRIMES WITH NEW ?YES MEANS YES? LAW?AND APP

Posted on October 14, 2014
Hey, remember when ?No? meant ?No?? Well, unfortunately, people are still committing sex crimes. So, California is going a step further with its enforcement of such crimes. The state?s new rule will be that ?Yes means yes?. By statute, in fact. Such an approach is not really new...


To access this complete feed in the blog feed reader login or register for free.

A BOSTON CRIMINAL LAWYER REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ?PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENSE?

Posted on October 10, 2014
In the practice of law, there are such things as "legal fiction's". These are generally items that lawyers make up in order to prove a point. . Whether the charge is murder, drug trafficking or rape, you have been brought up to believe that the United States Constitution protects you in that prosecution in various ways...


ARE THERE FEWER UNFAIR CRIMINAL SENTENCES IN MASSACHUSETTS IN DRUG CRIMES ?

Posted on October 07, 2014
This past Sunday, you may have woken up early. 7:00 AM-type early. At the time, perhaps you were listening to Emerson College?s radio station, WERS, located at 88.9 FM on your radio dial. If so, you may have heard me talking about, what else, the criminal justice system...


ATTORNEY SAM DISCUSSES SEARCH, SIEZURE AND A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO AN ALLEGED KIDNAPPING

Posted on September 30, 2014
Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know that I suggest, in general, that if law enforcement tries to talk to you about criminal activity to which they would like to connect you, you should politely defer questioning until you have an experienced lawyer present...


SUSPECT IN KIDNAPPING CASE IS ARRESTED AND AWAITS EXTRADITION

Posted on September 26, 2014
Over the past couple days, the criminal investigation into the disappearance of Hannah Graham (the ?Missing?) and the until-now-officially-?non-suspect? Jesse Leroy Mathew (now the ?Defendant?) has had some developments. Finally, it would seem that the façade that the Defendant was merely wanted for his poor driving habits and simply a ?person of interest? in connection with the presumed abduction of Missing has ended...


A NEW WARRANT IS ISSUED IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO MISSING COLLEGE SOPHOMORE?S DISAPPEARENCE

Posted on September 23, 2014
Well, Jesse Mathew, 32, (hereinafter, the ?Suspect?), whom we discussed yesterday, seems to be in more trouble than we knew. Search warrants weren issued today to carry out searches of his apartment. The search warrants are part of the ongoing criminal investigation into the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham (hereinafter, the ?Missing?)...


LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTINUES ITS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND SEARCH FOR MISSING COLLEGE SOPHOMORE

Posted on September 22, 2014
Another story involving potential college campus crimes is in the news today. It involves what all parents fear?the disappearance of a child. Hannah Graham, 18, a sophomore at University of Virginia, has been missing since September 13th. To make matters worse, at least three other young women have disappeared in the area in the last five years...


WORCESTER SEX OFFENDER IS ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF SUV AND KIDNAPPING OF YOUNG CHILD

Posted on September 15, 2014
Well, I don?t know how you are starting your week, but I started mine arguing with my alarm claiming that ?It is not bright enough outside to be morning!? I lost that argument as shorter days get ready to become the norm. I would guess, however, that as reluctant as I was to throw back the blanket and face the day, Worcester?s 36-year-old Victor Baez...


NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS MURDER CASE WILL LIVE TO SEE ITS THIRD JURY TRIAL

Posted on September 12, 2014
Well, I suppose you have to give it to Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and his office. They apparently ?never say die? and may actually believe in the third time is the charm theory. Cara Rintala (hereinafter, the ?Defendant?) was charged for the murder of her wife back in March, 2010...


?DOES MY PRIOR CRIMINAL RECORD MAKE IT EASIER TO ARREST ME FOR A NEW CRIME??

Posted on September 11, 2014
As mentioned in the beginning of this week, this blog is about to undergo some positive changes. We have discussed many things over the years that I have posted this blog. The tone has ranged from angry, to sad to somewhat humorous. In criminal justice issues, of course, those involved often find very little humor...


NEW HAMPSHIRE KIDS ARE ARRESTED FOR MARIJUANNA AND UNDERAGED DRINKING BASED ON TWEETS

Posted on September 09, 2014
Welcome to 2014. A new IPhone is supposed to come out and the technological landscape seems endless. With endless horizons, however, come unknown dangers. Adults may not yet completely understand this technology. Our kids do, though. They understand it just enough to get themselves into trouble...


?WHY AM I FACING FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES INSTEAD OF BEING SIMPLY CHARGED WITH MASSACHUSETTS DISORDERLY CONDUCT?"

Posted on September 08, 2014
First of all, welcome to the new Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog. As time moves forward you will see a return to daily posting as well as other changes hopefully later this week. Consider it Attorney Sam's Take Volume II In the meantime, we turn to the skies...


LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE

Posted on August 28, 2014
Do you think you have been having a bad week? Well, you are invited to compare yours to that of 43-year-old Jose Luis Tejada (hereinafter, the ?Defendant?) of Lawrence. As the third anniversary of his shooting his girlfriend and two kids (Labor Day, 2011) approaches, his Salem murder trial has ended...


DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

Posted on August 12, 2014
Last week, Dedham police officer Michael Schoener (hereinafter, the ?Defendant?), 40, was in court. No, not in the seats reserved for police officers waiting to testify?in the defendant?s seat waiting to be arraigned. The Defendant has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into the kidnapping of an Avon man which is alleged to have taken place back in January...


Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on

Posted on August 06, 2014
Two Saturdays ago at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, amidst a roaring crowd, the permeating smell of alcohol, the blazing lights and the blasting sounds of country music singer Keith Urban, a 17-year-old girl endured a painful traumatic event: rape. According to police reports, the event took place in the front lawn of the venue, in plain view of onlookers, most of who just watched...


FORMER PROBATION COMMISSIONER AND ASSISTANTS ARE FOUND GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY AND RACKETEERING IN FEDERAL COURT TRIAL

Posted on July 25, 2014
And so the federal conspiracy and racketeering trial came to an end this week. It arose out of the Massachusetts Probation Department. When the dust cleared, former Probation Commissioner John J. O?Brien, as well as his deputies William H. Burke III and Elizabeth V...


ATTORNEY SAM'S TAKE ON WHY SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT AND UNNECESSARY LAWS SHOULD PUT YOU IN FEAR (PART THREE)

Posted on July 22, 2014
Today, we finish this topic and I provide evidence that I am trying to get these blogs out on a regular basis. The latter item first. Two blogs posted in two days. And now the important stuff. You might think that, by yesterday's blog, I am arguing that DA Morrissey should have been criminally prosecuted...


MASSACHUSETTS VEHICULAR HOMICIDE LAW REVEALS INEQUALITY IN ITS ENFORCEMENT AND ATTORNEY SAM REALLY RETURNS TO REGULAR BLOGGING (PART TWO)

Posted on July 21, 2014
When I have been able to blog over the past few weeks, we have been discussing cases involving Massachusetts motor vehicle crimes. In particular, vehicular homicide cases involving negligent operation as a result of the driver falling asleep or otherwise losing consciousness...


AYER MOTOR VEHICLE HOMICIDE TRIAL ENDS IN ?NOT GUILTY? AND ATTORNEY SAM RETURNS TO BLOG

Posted on July 07, 2014
On my last blog, I said that, ?There are other cases, similar to this, which better demonstrate not only the attitude on the part of the Commonwealth when it comes to car accidents, but also it's rather uneven view of such cases.? That blog, incidently, was posted on June 26th...


ALLSTON COUPLE ARE CHARGED WITH MOTOR VEHICLE HOMICIDE AND INTIMIDATION -OR ARE THEY ?

Posted on June 26, 2014
Ghuzlan Alghazali, 26, and Mohamed Alfageeh, 29, both of Allston have had a rough week in the Massachusetts criminal justice system. It resulted from a horrific and tragic accident over the weekend. There was a crash in Back Bay and two pedestrians were left dead...


MASSACHUSETTS DRUG TRAFFICKING ARRESTS CAN RESULT FROM ANY TYPE OF INVESTIGATION

Posted on June 23, 2014
In the criminal justice system, any road can lead to Drugland. Law enforcement knows this and you should too. On June 7, in Peabody, there was the more typical drug investigation at play. It resulted in the alleged seizure of five kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine...


FEDERAL DEA AGENTS ARE ACCUSED OF BLACKMAILING MASSACHUSETTS DOCTORS OVER MARIJUANA LAWS

Posted on June 11, 2014
I have often marveled how federal law enforcement personnel, lawyers and agents, of nearly all types seem to live their professional lives with a ?holier than thou? attitude. It is as if they have lived their lives pure of heart and are incapable of making mistakes that so many others do...


MASSACHUSETTS AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE DEATH OF NORTON BABY AS POTENTIAL HOMICIDE

Posted on June 09, 2014
As last week began, I told you that we would be ending the week with another criminal justice aspect of what puts our kids at risk. As the week went on, between school shootings, strong-arming federal agents and dead infants, it turned out to be rather difficult to choose...


NORTH ATTLEBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IS CHARGED WITH RAPE OF A 14-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

Posted on June 02, 2014
As we start today?s blog, hoping for a more regular posting schedule than the last couple of weeks (again), we turn to the transition occurring for our kids. Namely, the school year is ending. This week, I plan to start and end the week with stories related to school-related matters...


JARED REMY PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE

Posted on May 30, 2014
On Tuesday, the son of longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, Jared Remy (35 years of age and hereinafter, the ?Defendant?), pleaded guilty in Woburn. He pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel (hereinafter, the ?Deceased?) back in August, 2013...


SPRINGFIELD MAN IS SIEZED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT AND OUI - MARIJUANA

Posted on May 26, 2014
Today is Memorial Day. I know that this is not the subject matter originally intended when this holiday was named, but just the suggestion of ?memories? makes me?well?remember. I think back to when things seemed more simple in many ways. Sometimes that was good, sometimes it was bad...


COLLEGE GRADUATIONS LEAD TO ARRESTS FOR GUNS AND BOMB THREATS FOR QUINCY AND MARSHFIELD NATIVES

Posted on May 19, 2014
This morning, as I entered Brighton District Court, I noticed the familiar sight of a roomful of reporters and cameras waiting around for a chance of catching a piece of what would pass for action in the case of Andrea Massa. Mr. Massa is the Marshfield gentleman who was arrested yesterday at the Boston University graduation...


Next
Bloggers, promote your law blog by nominating your blog for inclusion in USLaw.com's Law Blog Directory and RSS Reader. Benefits described.
Related Law Bulletins

Related Law Articles

is===1
Related Law Questions

Related Searches
















US Law
#1 Online Legal Resource













Your Blog Subscriptions
Subscribe to blogs

10,000+ Law Job Listings
Lawyer . Police . Paralegal . Etc
Earn a law-related degree
Are you the author of this blog? Adding USLaw.com to your Blogroll increases relevance. You qualify to display a USLaw Network badge.
Suggest changes to this blog's description or nominate another for inclusion. Register for updates.


Practice Area
Zip Code:

Contact a Lawyer Now!










is===1


0.6045 secs (from cache 10/24/14 10:11:21)