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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: friend was charged with armed assault to rob & assault and battery with dangerous weapon pleaded guilty did his time

in 2017 apparently the victim died and he was just indicted for murder from that charge is that legal? The Commonwealth dismissed the charge of intent for murder and he already did his time and this was in 2017 please help me understand this as I really feel that my friend is not being treated... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: Hello, Need an elite atty, senior disabled, ssdi, started Pudendal neuralgia morphed with lies to medicare fraud

I have it all in writing! SAFE FULL OF DOCS! over 3 years and counting, 2 docs tried to kill me, (PROOF) 160 IQ, College degree... 15 hospitals, 12 doctors, tons of info and witnesses, this case will make some noise! NOT FOR THE MEEK! Of course, both Holy Families, st eliz, and Steward health... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: Can they place a bail on you if you get indicted, even though a bail in district court wasn’t set
Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
answered on May 2, 2024

Yes. Even if you were out on personal recog in the District Court, the indictment is considered a 'change in circumstance' that will result in the higher/ Superior Court *reviewing bail. It does not mean that they will alter it, or that it will be too high to make. Bail is set based on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: Wife raped as teen. statue of limitations in massachusetts for sexual assault on a person who is underage & disabled?
Thomas Shack III
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answered on Aug 8, 2023

In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for sexual assault cases, including rape, varies depending on the specific offense committed. While rape and aggravated rape of a child have no statute of limitations, indecent assault and battery generally have a 15-year statute of limitations, with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Massachusetts on
Q: Can a judge order a hair follicle test on hearsay? No drug history or evidence. Just hear say from other parent?

My child's father believes that I am using drugs. The reason is because he heard a recording of my current partner and i arguing. That he obtained from a 3rd party, illegally. Also, my partner didn't know he was being recorded. In the audio it uses a slang word for a drug, but that word... View More

Brian Waller
Brian Waller
answered on Apr 30, 2023

The judge can basically order anything that they deem to be in the best interests of the child. If there is a reason for them to be concerned about drug use, they can order a drug test. It doesn't really matter how they came to making that order, unfortunately. You could choose to appeal it,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: 2 years ago, my friend married a guy but he's using her for the green card. How can I report him anonymously?

This guy is from Haiti. He has been staying on the tourist visa and he seduced my friend to married him. He has a kid with her now: a 2 years old daughter.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Oct 3, 2021

More information is needed, but it cannot come from her. You have no affirmative duty nor direct evidence of fraud by the husband! Strangely, you ‘may know’ more incriminating facts about her!

It reads more like, she ‘seems to want’ out of a marital relationship that appears to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: I need to hire a qualified attorned to represent me asescribed below.

currently I owe more than $3000 in cash and check, and I need to hire a qualified attorned to represent me.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Apr 27, 2020

Check with the Bar Association in Boston for lawyer's referral for someone near you who can assist.

This place is not used to engage or instruct lawyers.

Good Luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: so i work for loss pervention and i filed a police report on a shoplifter which is going to court

i got the name of the subject from other workers that claim they dealt with them in the pass the detective thinks they look similar comparing the photo i gave and the one already on file with the police when this goes to court what happens if it isn’t the same person? will i go to jail? for... View More

William Barabino
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William Barabino
answered on Feb 10, 2020

Dear Questioner,

Thank you for your question.

Based on what you have mentioned it seems like your concern is that you may have misidentified the potential shoplifter. Misidentification is a process in which someone in good faith believes that they have identified the right...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Q: I'm looking for a pro bono federal prosecutor in Boston, MA.

This is a large case involving a family member stealing my inherited social security funds as a result of my father's death. ID theft & personal property by stolen friends, family state l’ve been disabled since 9. I am now 41. I’ve been Misdiagnosed since 9 mounts ago! Now friends... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jun 15, 2018

Pro bono prosecutor?? you cannpt hire a prosecutor. Prosecutors work for the government.

Call the Department of HHS. They have investigators

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: What if your a victim of raqueterring

I’m getting a sounding heat for what an old aquaintence got involved in on a huger than huge level

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jun 6, 2018

I would answer but I do not know what a sounding heat is.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts on
Q: What type of attorney would you consult with to determine if a situation should be investigated by higher authority
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jun 1, 2018

Is it a criminal matter, administrative matter ? You do not present enough information to answer

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: If there is a aggravated assault and battery case but it was an accident can the state drop the charges

If he hit my phone out of my hand and it hit my stomach and im pregnant it was an accident can they drop the charges if i tell the DA that it was a accident and he didn't intentionally try to hurt me or the baby?

Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Jun 5, 2017

The DA decides whether to file or move to dismiss charges, not the victim. The victim can testify as to the facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I have my citizenship process jeopardized if I obtain a medical marijuana card before interview but I have never use

Can I have my citizenship process jeopardized if I obtain a medical marijuana card before interview but I have never used it?

My citizenship interview is in two weeks. I registered for the medical marijuana card last week and I am still waiting to receive it (it will be available in a... View More

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Mar 31, 2017

You are correct that possession of Marijuana remains a federal crime. Possession remains an aggravated felony for immigration purposes. My suggestion is that you take care of your immigration situation before you obtain the card and/or possess marijuana.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: Why is a Public DA able to drop a case without consulting the victims of a sex crime?

My friends and I were videotaped in the bathroom of a home without our knowledge. The person confessed to doing so. Then he got a lawyer, plead not guilty, rejected the plea bargain, and pushed off the trial. Eventually the DA dropped the case. Shouldn't we, as the victims of the case, been... View More

Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Mar 9, 2017

The DA has such legal prerogative. You can sue for privacy violation and emotional distress damages in civil court, though. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: To get a preliminary injunction (relief) in Federal District Court pro se what are 5 things I absolutely must get right?

The case involves civil rights, housing discrimination, a sick (heart attack) disabled veteran and his spouse (both indigent) and the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment.

Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Mar 6, 2017

See: http://www.americanbar.org/publications/insights_on_law_andsociety/14/winter-2014/understanding-injunctions.html

See: https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_65

See: http://www.flmb.uscourts.gov/judges/tampa/mcewen/Corcoran_Article_on_Preliminary_Injunction.pdf

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Massachusetts on
Q: i have a bad conduct discharge though a general courts martial 128 agg assault my charges dont apperar on record

am i felon in the eyes of civilain/federal court systems? *article 128 aggravated assault.

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Feb 3, 2017

If convicted of an Art 128 Aggravated Assault at a general court-martial, absolutely. However, it may be that the results of your trial were not entered into the correct database.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: Can a 19 year old felony be used in federal court to consider me a career offender
Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Jan 18, 2017

See: https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-1032-sentencing-enhancement-three-strikes-law

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Massachusetts on
Q: When plea for a gun charge was dismissed can federal pick up charges to be charged again

Can the federal government charge me again for a gun possession charge that was thrown out in county court and dismisses in full satisfaction on indictment and time was servers for the drugs

Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Dec 12, 2016

Res Judicata principles may apply, but the first issue is whether the gun charge was ever judged on the merits prior to it being dismissed. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal... View More

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