The short answer is that the case starts over again in Superior Court. Many of the procedures are the same, but not all. And the stakes are much higher. Hopefully your daughter has an attorney experienced with Superior Court cases.
I was a student in MA back in 2015/2016. I was stopped by police and my insurance had lapsed. I thought I would receive a ticket but due to unforeseen circumstances I had to quickly move back home (to Florida where I currently reside). I changed my address and what not but I... Read more »
It may be possible to avoid a trip to Massachusetts if you hire a criminal defense attorney here. No guarantee that the judge will agree to waive your appearance, but I have been able to do it successfully for several out-of-state clients.
My bf called the police on me because I was out of control intoxicated. Since he could not calm me down he was looking for help. They asked if he wanted me arrested he said no. We both hit each other I hit him first but my story was all over the place I know because I was inebriated and my bf... Read more »
The best thing you can do for him is to make sure he has an experienced criminal defense attorney. Unfortunately at this point, the prosecutor will not likely dismiss the case just because you ask them. Domestic violence allegations are often pressed hard by the prosecution. I have had many...Read more »
With any type of search, a good criminal defense attorney will scrutinize the police’s actions leading up to the search. The remedy may be to file a motion to suppress evidence. If successful, the case would likely be dismissed. Was there a search warrant, or was it a warrantless search?...Read more »
I hIt the back of a parked car and left the scene. There was nobody in the area, no people were injured and I did not see any damage to the car (mine was fine). However, apparently there was a witness and there was damage. The police contacted me and I met them at my car within the same hour. I was... Read more »
Based on your description, I'm guessing you'll get a notice to appear for a clerk magistrate hearing. Keep an eye out for your mail, as these notices come in an envelope from the court. For your information, these are the elements of Leaving the Scene:
With domestic allegations, the police almost always make an arrest. And even with your protest to the police or the District Attorney's office, the case is going to be pushed forward. Unfortunately, any discretion that the prosecution used to have in domestic violence cases seems to have eroded...Read more »
If you received a summons in the mail, it means you have to go into court on a specific day regarding the allegations against you. Unfortunately the police get the wrong person sometimes, which is why we have defense attorneys and jury trials. You may want to go into the courthouse ahead of time...Read more »
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