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Monday, April 28, 2014

What Should I Do If Falsely Accused of a crime in Massachusetts

False Accusations can be very serious. If you are falsely accused of a crime, don’t rely on the adage: “The truth shall set you free”. That isn’t always the case. Especially when it comes to the justice system. It’s not a matter of telling the truth, it’s a matter of people who don’t know you and are making a decision purely based on the accusations. You’re already in the hole with credibility if you are accused. Innocent until proven guilty would be true if the burden of proof didn’t lie with the accused. They say it doesn’t, but reality begs to differ.

If you or someone you know has been falsely accused, don’t think for a second the truth will rise to the top and you’ll be exonerated. Countless innocent men and women sit in prison right now who had the same thought.

What Should I Do If Falsely Accused?

In the case of being falsely accused, it’s only human nature to emphatically deny any allegations against you. It is important to remember, say nothing. Remaining silent (even if innocent) is the best way to set up a quality defense for yourself. The state doesn’t care whether you did it or not as much as they care about clearing cases and keeping the crime and murder rate down. Get a hold of us and let us sort it out. If you have been arrested, you’ve already met the criteria for them to build a case against you. That’s why time is paramount. Call us immediately. Before anyone. We will fight to prove your innocence. The last thing this country needs is another falsely incarcerated individual.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Has Strict Penalties When It Comes To DUI/DWI/OUI

Many people think they will never have to face the judicial system as a defendant. They say, "I'm not a criminal, I'll never do jail time." Never say never.

Maybe you were out celebrating St.Patricks Day and you have a green beer with your friends. Your friends decide to keep the night going but you've got to be at work in the morning and you cut it off after you finish your pint. You drink a water, have a bite to eat, then head home and hop in bed.

Now, rewind back to the part where you cut yourself off after that one beer. Now, say you weigh 130 pounds and you only ate a salad. You get pulled over by the police and are instructed to perform a breathalyzer. You exceed the legal limit by a hair. A one size fits all legal limit. The third act changes dramatically now. You are no longer resting comfortably in your bed you are taking a mug shot and being booked for either DUI or OUI.

Feel like a criminal now? You're not. You're a person who was caught in an unfortunate circumstance and now you are facing criminal charges. The first thing you are going to want to do is obtain legal representation.

Many circumstances surround each individual case and that is where we come in and evaluate your case. Everything from the conduct of the arresting officer to the choices you were given at the scene will be examined with a fine tooth comb. In many instances, police, who are human, may have made an error in procedure deeming your case inadmissible. Perhaps your rights were violated during the arrest and/or booking process. These any many more injustices can and will be uncovered when we take your case.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has strict penalties when it comes to DUI/DWI/OUI. Don't find yourself at the mercy of the legal system alone. Contact Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Paul R. Moraski at (978) 744-1200 immediately for a consultation if you have been charged with a crime.

Paul R. Moraski, Esq.
The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski
221 Essex Street, Suite 51
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Tel: 978.744.1200
Fax: 978.825.1370
Email: attorneymoraski@yahoo.com