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Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Youth Crime.

Happy 4th everyone from the “Cradle of Liberty” Boston Massachusetts!  During this glorious expression of our great nation there are still problems that need to be addressed.  One that is inherent with this time of year is the equation hotter weather=hotter tempers.  And, obviously there are more people on Boston’s streets because school is out.

Let’s go back 20 years.  At that time the Boston area began innovating a series of public safety strategies.  These particular measures focused on the violent use of guns by juveniles.  From this spawned several programs designed to address the escalating homicide rate by residents in the Commonwealth under the age of 18.  In July 1996 Operation Ceasefire began its implementation.

The problem of crime among Massachusetts’ youth elevates in the summertime.  Often, a young person is accused of a violent crime just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  You may need the services of Massachusetts juvenile violent crime attorney Paul R. Moraski.  Attorney Moraski knows the gravity of the situation and will tackle it full force.  Call him today at (978) 744-1200.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Boston Harborfest 2016

Join Boston's Huge Independence Day Celebration!
Boston Harborfest, the largest Independence Day festival in the United States, celebrates Boston's colonial, Revolutionary War, and maritime history and heritage with fireworks, entertainers, historical reenactments, music, Harbor cruises, walking tours, and Chowderfest - plus a lot more!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Consequences of Probation Violation.

It doesn’t take much.  You or a loved one has been released on probation and you feel free again.  Keep in mind that probation is just what it says it is - and you are on a short leash.  The first thing that must be done in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is to sign a probation contract.  These are the terms and conditions that the judge has set and are NOT open to much if any interpretation.

A typical charge, for example, is possession of a controlled substance.  In a situation such as this a person may be ordered to submit to frequent random drug tests and be drug free at every one of them.  Now if you play fast and loose with this caveat and test “dirty” you may now be subject to extended probation or even jail time!

The idea of probation is to give someone the opportunity to atone for being convicted without doing jail time.  You cannot take this opportunity lightly.  If you or a loved one has been served with an initial surrender notice for violating probation you need to act quickly.  Contact Salem Massachusetts probation violation attorney Paul R. Moraski at (978) 744-1200.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summertime Means More Teenage Crime.

With teenagers out of school the incidence of juvenile crime will probably be on the rise in Massachusetts.  Are you aware that in the Commonwealth you only need to be 17 years old to be tried as an adult?  It may not seem fair, but that is the law.  And, here is an eye-opener…even kids UNDER the age of 17 may be tried as an adult for more serious crimes.

When someone is accused of a crime and they are only in their teens the first and foremost concern should be for their future.  Messing up at an early age does NOT have to be an indictment of a career criminal.  Young people who have been accused have their whole lives in front of them and protecting their criminal record is tantamount.

Attorney Paul R. Moraski knows this.  His primary concern for his juvenile clients is to preserve their dreams of attending college and being a productive member of society.  If you have a teenager in your life who has been arrested count on Boston juvenile crime defender Paul Moraski to defend your kid vigorously.  Call him today and discuss your situation at (978) 744-1200.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ideas for Memorial Day in Boston 2016

10 suggestions for ceremonies, events, plus fun things to do in Boston during this first long summer weekend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

White Collar Crime in Massachusetts.

Everyone has heard of Bernie Madoff.  His case is bigger than life and we might think that flying below the radar prevents us or loved ones from ever being accused of white collar crime.  Know this, no matter what scale the offense may be law enforcement officers have made it a focal point.  We’re talking US Attorney and the FBI.  The kind of attention NOBODY wants.

White collar crime comes in many forms such as –
1.  Corporate embezzlement.  The big fish in a small pond.
2.  Obstructing justice.  Lying to protect someone will get you in a world of trouble.
3.  Stolen credit cards.  It never pays.  The big companies will always catch up.
4.  Mortgage fraud.  You may feel like you own it, but really the bank does.
5.  Mail fraud.  Yes, it still exists even in this electronic world…and much more.

You must come to terms with the fact that this is NOT a victimless crime like robbery or assault.  If you or a loved one has been arrested take it VERY seriously.  Your first phone call should be to Massachusetts white collar defense attorney Paul R. Moraski.  Call Attorney Moraski any time in Boston at (978) 744-1200.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Criminal Addicts in Massachusetts.

It is estimated that over half of the 2+ million people in U.S. prisons have a clinical addiction.  These statistics come from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.  If the underlying cause of crime is that someone is addicted, then what are we doing as a society to address and start ameliorating that problem?

When someone you love has been accused of a criminal act it is important to understand what was their state of mind when the crime was committed?  In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts there is a special court where defendants who have been proven to have a substance abuse problem are able to be supervised.  Massachusetts now has nearly 30 such drug courts.

Recognizing your options when you or a loved one are accused of committing a crime is essential.  Of course, you need a professional veteran of the court system to understand them all.  That is why your first phone call is to Massachusetts criminal drug court professional Paul R. Moraski.  Being accused of any crime any time demands a call to Attorney Moraski in Boston at (978) 744-1200.