Monthly Archives April 2016

Who is Whitey Bulger?

If you have not yet watched the documentary “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger” then you are missing out. The documentary examines the 2013 trial of the notorious Whitey Bulger, and uncovers the disturbing issue of massive corruption within the Boston Police Department and FBI surrounding Bulger at the time. Who is Whitey Bulger? James “Whitey” Bulger was topped only by Osama Bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, as a result of his actions as the boss of an Irish mafia family called Winter Hill, which terrorized the citizens in and around Boston for years.
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What is Megan’s law?

Megan’s law is actually a federal law and it is a way to refer to state laws that require making the information of a sex offender public. The law was in response to a young girl named Megan Kanka who was raped and killed at age 7 by someone who had been convicted of two previous sex offenses. When someone is charged with a sex offense, at that point they are innocent, they do not have to register and they do not have to report to any agencies. Further down the process if they either plead guilty or are convicted
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“I Made a Mistake” Can be a Winning Defense

Everybody makes mistakes. This is what we tell our children the minute they are old enough to understand, and we also tell them not to cry over spilled milk. When we say this, it means that we understand mistakes happen, and will not hold someone responsible for honest errors. The good news is that this can also be true for adults. If you have been accused of committing a crime, and you truly made a mistake, then in some instances, you might have a successful defense. Mistakes of Fact and Mistakes of Law There are two types of mistakes that
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Can the President Commute a Drug Sentence?

President Obama has been very vocal during his presidency about the need for criminal justice reform, and lately has been putting his money where his mouth is. Not only did he become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison last summer, he met with several inmates while he was there. He repeatedly tells the nation we need to reconsider the policies and laws we have put in place that have led to the unprecedented spike of incarcerated Americans, and now he is leading the charge to help those unfairly serving long prison sentences. Obama is Doing His Part
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When the Neighbors Call the Police on You and Your Spouse

The saying good fences make good neighbors was not coined in a vacuum. All types of arguments emerge between neighbors, even sometimes issues arising out of your relationship with your significant other. We have represented many clients in need of legal representation after being arrested because a neighbor heard them fighting and called the police. We have helped many people arrested for spousal abuse under these circumstances (spousal abuse is the term whether you are married or not), and can help you as well. What Happens if a Neighbor Calls the Police? In most cases, you or your spouse or
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