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Hardship Licenses

October 25, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense,Dorchester OUI Attorney,OUI   |   Comments Off on Hardship Licenses

A Hardship License, sometimes called a Cinderella license, is permission granted by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, (“RMV”), to drive for twelve hours a day for the purposes of work, education or other necessity. There are designated waiting periods before you can apply for a hardship license based on how many prior OUIs you have. […]

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If your employer terminated you or failed to restore you to the same or a similar position upon your return from maternity leave, it could be employment discrimination.

April 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Discrimination   |   Comments Off on If your employer terminated you or failed to restore you to the same or a similar position upon your return from maternity leave, it could be employment discrimination.

Under Massachusetts and Federal laws, female employees are allowed to take maternity leave and the employer is required to restore the female employee to her same or a similar position in the company upon her return from leave. If the employer has forty-nine (49) or fewer employees, it will be covered under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave […]

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Potential Criminal Penalties for an OUI Conviction

March 27, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense,Dorchester OUI Attorney,OUI,Quincy OUI Attorney   |   Comments Off on Potential Criminal Penalties for an OUI Conviction

After an arrest for OUI / drunk driving, in addition to facing license suspension from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, you also face criminal penalties.  It is extremely important that you consult an experienced OUI attorney such as Allison MacLellan immediately after your arrest so that we can preserve evidence and begin to prepare your defense. […]

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RMV Penalties for Refusing to Take the Breathalyzer for OUI / Drunk Driving

March 27, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense,Dorchester OUI Attorney,OUI,Quincy OUI Attorney   |   Comments Off on RMV Penalties for Refusing to Take the Breathalyzer for OUI / Drunk Driving

There are serious penalties which can attach as soon as you are pulled over for OUI / drunk driving in Massachusetts.  The first important thing to understand is that there are two separate entities which could sanction you for drunk driving: 1) the Registry of Motor Vehicles, (“RMV”), and 2) the criminal courts. Many people […]

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Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in Massachusetts – How many drinks equals .08?

January 12, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense,OUI   |   Comments Off on Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in Massachusetts – How many drinks equals .08?

The BAC limit in Massachusetts is .08. Many factors affect how quickly you absorb alcohol and your resultant BAC including: Gender Weight Stress How much you’ve eaten that day How much sleep you’ve gotten Any other medications you are taking The Alcohol Content of the Drink One “drink” is usually measured as follows: One 12 ounce […]

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SJC slip opinion: African American and Hispanic Police Officers Survived Dismissal of Their Suit Against the Commonwealth and the Division of Human Resources For Interference With Their Right to Be Free From Discrimination Based on Race Arising From the Structure of the Police Seargant’s Test

November 09, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Discrimination   |   Comments Off on SJC slip opinion: African American and Hispanic Police Officers Survived Dismissal of Their Suit Against the Commonwealth and the Division of Human Resources For Interference With Their Right to Be Free From Discrimination Based on Race Arising From the Structure of the Police Seargant’s Test

A slip opinion was issued by th SJC today in Pedro Lopez et al. v. the Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al., Docket No. SJC-11013, in which the SJC reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Division of Human Resources by African American and Hispanic Police Officers based on their allegations that […]

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UMass‐Dartmouth Ordered To Pay Damages In Discrimination Case

November 09, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Discrimination   |   Comments Off on UMass‐Dartmouth Ordered To Pay Damages In Discrimination Case

Boston, MA – June 15, 2011 – On June 1, 2011, an MCAD hearing officer issued a decision in the case of LuLu Sun v. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in favor of Professor Sun, an Associate Professor of English at UMass‐Dartmouth, who filed a claim of discrimination based on her gender, race, and Chinese ancestry.

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Reversal of Conviction of Brockton Woman Who Killed Her Boyfriend By Stabbing a Large Piece of Glass Into His Chest

November 08, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Reversal of Conviction of Brockton Woman Who Killed Her Boyfriend By Stabbing a Large Piece of Glass Into His Chest

Solange Anestal, a 33 year old woman of Haitian descent, drove a large piece of glass 4 1/2″ into the chest of her boyfriend, puncturing his lung and killing him on June 23, 2003. Ms. Anestal was tried and convicted of First Degree Murder and sentenced to Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole […]

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Interesting Op-Ed Piece on Society’s Reaction to Criminal Sentencing From Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner

October 10, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Interesting Op-Ed Piece on Society’s Reaction to Criminal Sentencing From Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner

http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2012/09/04/criminal-justice-media-nancy-gertner

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Proposed Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

October 10, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Proposed Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

Proposed Sentencing Guidelines Grid Sentencing Guidelines Grid Level Illustrative Offenses Sentence Range 9 Murder Life Life Life Life Life 8 Manslaughter (Voluntary) Rape of a Child with Force Aggravated Rape Armed Burglary 96-144 Mos. 108-162 Mos. 120-180 Mos. 144-216 Mos. 204-306 Mos. 7 Armed Robbery Rape Mayhem 60-90 Mos. 68-102 Mos. 84-126 Mos. 108-162 Mos. […]

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