When people are charged with a crime in Massachusetts, it is not uncommon for many of them to be unaware of the rights they have. People who are accused have both constitutional and statutory protections in place to ensure their rights are guarded.
Easthampton police said a man, 45, is in custody after allegedly hitting a motorcycle while impaired by drugs and killing its riders on Aug. 28. According to a representative of the Northampton District Court, the man faces charges of felony homicide in relation to the crash. He is being held on bail of $100,000.
For a parent, choosing a pediatrician can be a stressful task. Not only do parents want to take their children to credible, experienced pediatricians, but parents also want to be able to go to a pediatrician they feel they can trust. For over 30 years, parents in Massachusetts and in other states entrusted a pediatrician with their children's care. However, much to the shock of people who have known him and have worked with him, that man now faces criminal charges for child pornography.
Resulting from an incident at Logan Airport, five airport employees were recently arrested for white collar crimes. The five individuals allegedly attempted to smuggle thousands of dollars from Massachusetts to another state, and the authorities believe that this money constituted drug proceeds. The accused individuals face criminal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and money laundering.
After an attempted armed robbery, local investigators have arrested three men that they believe were involved in the crime. The Massachusetts authorities believe that two men attempted to rob a gas station, and another man drove the getaway vehicle. All three men face criminal charges stemming from the alleged incident.
Online dating is something that is taken lightly by many people and sometimes these chance encounters may end up differently than both people had expected. After visiting someone in person from an online dating site, a Massachusetts woman claims she was the victim of a sex crime. She alleges that after two months of chatting back and forth over the website, she believed that she was going to be meeting up with someone whom she had known in junior high school. The two eventually decided that it would be a good idea to get together in person.
A sex crime can include several types of crimes. A story involving a Massachusetts man has made headlines once again after he faced additional charges for a sex crime. This is not the first time the man has faced charges of this nature.
A Massachusetts mom is facing criminal charges after law enforcement has reportedly connected her to a party thrown by a teenager. It is believed that the mother approved of the party, where underage teenagers were consuming alcohol. The mother is facing criminal charges for both providing alcohol for a minor and keeping a noisy and disorderly house.
When news of a Massachusetts criminal arrest reaches the public, the reaction can be very severe. People have a tendency to forget that the initial report surrounding an alleged crime is often very one-sided, and almost never includes the perspective of the accused individual. In many cases, those who face serious criminal charges begin to feel negative effects of those allegations long before the matter reaches a court of law.
The criminal defense for a former Massachusetts chemist has recently requested leniency in the woman's case. The chemist faces charges of tampering with numerous drug tests at a Massachusetts crime lab. Her criminal defense is requesting leniency based on the fact that the chemist has already suffered severely because of her accused involvement in the scandal.