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Q: How can there be an arraignment held for criminal charges when the person in question has not been arrested or charged

Benjamin P. Urbelis answered on Mar 18, 2012

You do not need to be arrested to be arraigned on criminal charges- you may be summonsed to court for certain charges. You aren't actually officially "charged" until the arraignment, so of course the person can be arraigned without having been charged first.

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Q: My i have my criminal record sealed if i have had a speeding ticket over fifty dollars in massachusetts?

Benjamin P. Urbelis answered on Mar 6, 2012

Speeding is not a criminal offense, and would not be part of your criminal offender record information.

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Q: What does petitioning the court for a writ of habeas corpus (state) mean?

Benjamin P. Urbelis answered on Mar 6, 2012

Asking the court to order the entity holding someone (usually, the jail) to bring the person before the court.

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Q: Can I pay my monthly probation fee all at once?

Benjamin P. Urbelis answered on Mar 6, 2012

Yes. However, you will probably still be required to either report in person, or report by mail to your probation officer once a month.

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Q: Is there a fee for monthly probation and required urineary drug testing ?Lowell ,MA

Benjamin P. Urbelis answered on Mar 6, 2012

It depends on the terms of your probation contract.

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