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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Massachusetts on
Q: How long do you have to contest a DUI?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Jul 20, 2018

This is a difficult question to answer as it needs more facts before an attorney can advise you. If you are charged with a crime, including operating under the influence of alcohol, you should contact an experienced DUI defense attorney.

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Q: What happens if you don't comply with DUI testing when you get pulled over?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Jul 5, 2018

Hello,

There are two sets of "testing" that officers and troopers in Massachusetts employ. One is field sobriety testing, the other is the breath test. The short answer is that your refusal to submit to any tests is inadmissible in Massachusetts courts. That means that the jury will not...
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Q: Question about my criminal case

was wondering about my drug trafficking case, allegedly drugs were found on person while driving and allegedly at a house I was seen staying at my motion was allowed to suppress such drugs found and motion to dismiss is the next thing to be filed the question is if the case gets dismissed and since... Read more »

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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Jun 21, 2018

Hello,

The answer to your question relies in large part on the facts leading up to the seizure of the car and the money, as well the status of the forfeiture proceedings. Most of the time, when a motion to suppress is granted in a drug distribution or trafficking case, the forfeiture...
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Q: I got caught shoplifting days after the offence,I returned the item to the police department,what should I expect?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Jun 13, 2018

There are several things to expect: 1. You can be summonsed to court for an arraignment on shoplifting charges (this could take days, weeks, or months to process); 2. You can be sent a notice of a hearing about whether a charge should issue (often called a clerks hearing or magistrate hearing); or... Read more »

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Q: Life without parole for murder, Does that mean they will almost always deny parole even though they make it to the board

1st degree murder - life without parole in Massachusetts

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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Jun 12, 2018

Hello,

The short answer to your question is yes, but actually a person who is facing life without the possibility of parole (only a punishment for first degree murder) will not make it to a parole hearing as there is no possibility without parole. A life sentence (that is not for first...
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