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Field Sobriety Tests

October 25, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense,Dorchester OUI Attorney,OUI,Quincy OUI Attorney   |   Comments Off on Field Sobriety Tests

Field Sobriety Tests are a strong area in which to challenge the Commonwealth’s case. Field Sobriety Tests are divided attention exercises which are designed to do just that, divide your attention, by asking you to perform tasks. Some officers may ask you to touch your finger to your nose, balance on one foot, walk in […]

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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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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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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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This wouldn’t have happened if he was a client of MacLellan Law Firm

September 27, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on This wouldn’t have happened if he was a client of MacLellan Law Firm

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/09/25/man-blames-pet-squirrel-for-dui-arrest.wjxt

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Welcome to our new blog!

August 21, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Defense,Employment Discrimination,Personal Injury Law   |   Comments Off on Welcome to our new blog!

Hello and Welcome! We will be blogging about our practice, specifically our practice areas: Personal Injury Law Employment Discrimination Criminal Defense Check back soon.

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