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Capital punishment in Massachusetts

Quite simply, there is no form of criminal punishment more serious than capital punishment, commonly referred to as the death penalty. In many states throughout the country, those who are convicted of particularly heinous crimes, such as capital homicide, may find themselves facing the death penalty in the form of lethal injection or the electric chair. However, the death penalty is an extremely controversial topic, and there are many different groups lobbying to eradicate it or support it.

Criminal defense for Massachusetts residents

When it comes to criminal defense, there are many things that you should consider, all of which can affect your case. The crime you are accused of, the evidence against you and even the mindset of the courts can play a significant role in your verdict and the outcome of the case. Obviously some criminal offenses such as homicide are more serious than others such as petty theft, but no matter what your charges, you need legal representation.

What is a misdemeanor?

As many people probably know, there are an incredibly large amount of crimes that can be committed and punished under American law. In order to differentiate between these crimes, our country's justice system categorized different crimes in different ways. This was done to ensure that not all crimes were treated the same, and that penalties were more appropriate based on the crime committed. It would be foolish for someone who steals a candy bar to suffer the same punishment as a murderer.

Alleged victim in Snapchat rape video says it was consensual

A defense lawyer for one of the people accused of participating in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old Massachusetts girl has asked the court to summon the girl to testify. The lawyer wants her testimony to be considered because it might sway the judge to allow her alleged assailants to be released on bail until their trial. He said she wrote a letter stating that she consented to the sexual encounter and that her friends should be let go.

Massachusetts woman apprehended following alleged bank robbery

Police say that a 46-year-old woman was taken into custody after she tried to rob the Leominster Credit Union in Worcester on Dec. 26. According to authorities, the woman demanded in a note that a female teller put an undisclosed amount of money inside of a bag. Witnesses say that the woman, a resident of Worcester, yelled at the teller while gathering the funds.

What rights does one who is accused of a criminal charge have?

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.

MA man may have passed out due to heroin in fatal accident

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.

Retired pediatrician faces criminal charges for child pornography

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.

5 Logan Airport employees arrested for criminal charges

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.

3 accused of criminal charges for alleged attempted armed robbery

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.

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Video

http://www.salernolawoffices.com 877-WORC-LAW Attorney Anthony (Tony) M. Salerno in Worcester, Massachusetts handles criminal defense cases. For aggressive and professional representation, please contact the Worcester lawyer today.

Worcester Criminal Defense Attorney Video

http://www.salernolawoffices.com 877-WORC-LAW Attorney Anthony (Tony) M. Salerno has been involved in the criminal justice system for the past 35 years. Contact the Worcester, Massachusetts lawyer for criminal defense representation.

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