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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Domestic Violence and the Holidays.

Domestic violence knows no season.  It may rear its ugly head at any time.  Unfortunately, as people are brought together in close quarters during an already stressful time, domestic violence is always on the rise this time of year.  There are family gatherings that some wish could be avoided.  One partner insists on going while the other is opposed to it and conflict ensues.

Now you add the potential of drugs or alcohol to the situation and you have a REAL prescription for disaster.  Not only is the couple in danger, but the people at the party can become collateral damage.  Here is where the situation may become cloudy.  There are varying opinions and testimonies as to what has happened in a domestic violence issue that has played out in a public setting.

At a time like this it is mandatory to have a tough attorney on your side if you are the one being accused.  Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Paul R. Moraski will be sure that you are vigorously represented against the accusations that are being made by witnesses to the event.  If you have been involved in a domestic violence issue in the Commonwealth please call Attorney Paul Moraski at (978) 744-1200.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

ZooLights Promises to Dazzle Visitors This Season

Zoo Lights - Stone Zoo
Join in on the Holiday Fun!
Friday, Nov. 27 - Sunday, Jan. 3, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25) - See more at: http://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/zoolights#sthash.suwY6eFY.dpuf
Stone Zoo, Friday, Nov. 27th - Jan. 3rd, 5pm-9pm (Closed Dec. 25th)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Avoid Stress this Holiday Season.

This time of year we are brought together with people in places we are not used to.  Our behavior or that of those around us can change just because it is December.  Don’t be a part of the problem.  If you plan on being a part of holiday revelry either find a designated driver or be that person.  It’s such an old song isn’t it, but why subject yourself to years of inconvenience because of a holiday mistake?

And I know this may sound crazy right now, but don’t be a participant in road rage.  You may get caught in holiday traffic.  Turn up the radio and sing your favorite song.  Take a long, slow, deep breath, focus on nature around you.  Eat a snack if you are at a complete stop.  And always stay in your vehicle.

If you or a friend messes up this time of year help is a phone call away.  Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Paul R. Moraski can be reached anytime by calling (978) 397-0011.  Don’t worry, no problem or situation is too insignificant for Attorney Moraski to address.  To see all of the areas of criminal law that he practices visit his website at www.northofbostonlaw.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sex Crimes in Massachusetts.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts anyone may be charged with a sex crime if they are accused of engaging in a sex act that is considered illegal.  There are many varieties of sex crime such as rape, sexual assault, solicitation, molestation, lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent assault and battery against a child under the age of 14, and many more.

The ruination of one’s life could occur when they are placed on the Sex Offender Registry Board or (SORB).  Massachusetts in particular has a very harsh SORB on which a sex offender’s personal information and photograph are placed on a sex offender website.  In addition, you must always update local law enforcement as to any change of address.

Needless to say, a conviction as a sex offender will potentially ruin the rest of your life.  This serious matter requires serious defense to do everything possible to keep that from happening.  In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts there is a clear choice.  Paul R. Moraski will defend your sex offense case with all of his energy and resources.  Call Attorney Moraski today at (978) 744-1200.  Your reputation is hanging in the balance.

Monday, November 9, 2015

America's Hometown Thanksgiving

A weekend long celebration of our nation's history - Nov 20th - 22nd.
Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront

Monday, November 2, 2015

False Accusations.

It happens every day in this country and there is little in life that is more devastating than being falsely accused of a crime.  This is particularly true in the case of sex crimes when a relationship gone bad turns into someone being vindictive.  The major problem with being falsely accused of a sex crime is that it normally comes down to one person’s word against another.

Did you know that in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a prosecutor will proceed with a sex crime case EVEN in the absence of DNA, video evidence, or any eye-witness testimony?  It often turns out that the accuser was motivated by such things as child custody, financial gain, or some real or imagined vendetta that they have against the accused.

In Massachusetts, your best defense against a false accusation is Attorney Paul Moraski.  Attorney Moraski will turn the tables and conduct a thorough investigation into the accuser’s background.  He finds that more often than not he will unearth evidence of bias or motivation which led to the false accusation.  Call Attorney Paul Moraski today before things escalate at (978) 397-0011.  Don’t just roll over when someone has it in for you!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Wellfleet OysterFest

Wellfleet OysterFest
October 17 & 18, 2015, in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
This two-day family festival celebrates the town's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions bringing together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Ramifications of a DUI

If you are arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or OUI (Operating Under the Influence) there are immediate ramifications.  Any and all of the following will apply in Massachusetts:
           Field Sobriety Tests
           Portable Breath Tests
           24D Program
           Probation Costs
           Breath Test Machines
           Court Fines
           Sobrietor Machines
           Minimum Mandatory Jail Sentences
           License Suspension and Duration of Suspension
           14 Day-in-Patient Treatment Program
           Hardship License (Cinderella License)

The unexpected ramifications may be job termination, a suspended license hindering you from finding new employment, court appearances, even jail time.  It can even prohibit you from qualifying for housing and college admission.

Needless to say, being arrested for a DUI or OUI in the Commonwealth is a very serious situation.  You need a qualified and experienced lawyer in your corner to fight for your rights.  In Massachusetts that person is Attorney Paul R. Moraski.  Call him anytime day or night at (978) 397-0011 for aggressive representation.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Massachusetts Weapons Possession

Here is an eye-opener if you did not already know it…the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has what may be the strictest guns and weapons possession laws in the country!  For example, if you are accused of possessing a firearm without a license you could be looking at a minimum of a year and a half in jail and suddenly your life has changed forever.

What about unlawful possession of other types of deadly weapons?   These may include switch blades, black jacks, daggers, knives with double edged blades, and even brass knuckles in addition to any type of weapon that may create mayhem.  You see, it doesn’t just have to be a gun.  It might be something that you are just showing off.

Massachusetts criminal attorney Paul Moraski has successfully defended numerous firearms and weapons charges by filing a Motion to Suppress the unlawful possession of Weapons.  Attorney Moraski knows your rights, and the 4th amendment of the Constitution prohibiting unlawful search and seizure is one of them.  If you or someone you care about has been accused of a weapons charge every minute counts.  Call Attorney Paul Moraski for vigorous defense throughout the Commonwealth at (978) 744-1200.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Defending the College Student

Now that everyone is back on campus for the 2015-16 school year it is time to address what happens when your college student runs afoul with the law.  This can become rather complicated because the student is now of legal age, but may be accused of mischief befitting that of someone younger.

In representing a college student, the defense is usually two-fold.  The actual criminal case will unfold in a court of law.  Meanwhile if the criminal charge was deemed to have taken place on a college campus there could be disciplinary action taken by the school. 

In the Commonwealth, Attorney Paul Moraski knows that it is delicate balance to protect the student’s Constitutional Rights in the Court proceedings and at the same time make a satisfactory response to the college’s disciplinary board.  Attorney Moraski will not only give you his full attention, but he is young enough to appreciate the impact that it has on the student’s entire future.  Contact Massachusetts attorney Paul Moraski today at (978) 744-1200.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Consequences of Shoplifting.

Shoplifting sounds like a minor infraction doesn’t it?  Who didn’t steal a pack of gum as a kid?  You would think that on the surface it sounds like a petty crime with no real consequences.   You may be sadly mistaken.  In today’s world retailers have spent millions of dollars on surveillance equipment as well as extra employees to prevent “spillage”.  You can be sure that they want to justify that extra expense by cracking down on petty crime.

Retailers and Department stores petition Local Law Enforcement Officers and the District Attorney’s Office to prosecute these crimes to the full extent of the law.  If you are ever suspected of shoplifting expect to have a Clerk’s Hearing.  In this proceeding an experienced criminal attorney will work out a deal with the prosecutor to avoid formal charges.

Do not consider shoplifting to be a minor infraction!  It could literally haunt you for the rest of your life.  Contact Massachusetts criminal defense attorney Paul R. Moraski for the aggressive representation you need and deserve.  Give Attorney Moraski a call today at (978) 744-1200.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Boston’s Best Free Labor Day Events

Boston’s Best Free Labor Day Events

To get the holiday weekend off to the right start, here’s a look at some of the best things to do in and around Boston on Labor Day weekend. Even better, they’re all free.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Check and Credit Card Fraud.

In this day and age credit card fraud has become particularly rampant.  So many websites take your card and process it.  Then there are the gas stations and stores by the millions transacting credit cards every day.  The information on that card may become very tempting to steal.  If you are accused of check or credit card fraud you need to immediately hire a hard-working experienced attorney to conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf.

Does your situation fall into any of the following examples:

           Larceny by Check
           Larceny by False Pretenses
           Identity Theft
           Credit Card Fraud

All of the above charges and then some occur more and more frequently in this information age.  Your first line of defense is to pick up the phone today and call Attorney Paul R. Moraski, serving the entire commonwealth of Massachusetts defending your freedom.  Call him immediately at (978) 397-0011 or visit his website for more information at www.northofbostonlaw.com. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Avoid Outstanding Warrants.

Ignoring a warrant for even a minor infraction such as a traffic violation may be dangerous to your future freedom.  What invariably happens is that you get pulled over for speeding or a tail light that is out and now you are in big trouble!  When the cop runs your name and license through the data base you may be in handcuffs and on your way to jail.

Suddenly that old ignored minor infraction has turned into a life-changing experience.  Your first order of business is to remain silent.  Call Attorney Paul Moraski, serving the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts in all types of criminal matters.

Better yet, call Attorney Moraski BEFORE “D” Day and avoid this matter altogether.  He will advise you of what to do next to avoid the psychological burden of always “living on the lamb”.  It is important to get the proper legal advice from someone who knows the ins and outs of the system.  Attorney Paul Moraski may be reached by calling (978) 397-0011 or visiting him on the web at www.northofbostonlaw.com.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one are ever accused of a crime in Massachusetts it is imperative to hire the best criminal attorney for your case.  How many times have you visited an attorney website and you see that they practice criminal, personal injury, family, and other branches of the law?  Maybe the firm “stacks” their personnel with dozens of different attorneys so that they can “specialize” in different branches of the law.

Massachusetts criminal defense attorney Paul R. Moraski practices NOTHING but criminal law.  When you hire Attorney Moraski to represent you, the next step is his full attention to your life-changing situation.  He knows that being arrested for any type of criminal act presumes that police and prosecutors feel you have to prove your innocence.  This experience would stress out anyone.  Suddenly, it has happened to you or a loved one.

Because Massachusetts is a Commonwealth the rules may be different.  So even if you live in a different state and you’re looking for the best criminal defense for someone in Massachusetts remember this:  Paul Moraski has practiced criminal law in and ONLY in the Commonwealth and that is what he does for a living!  Call someone you can trust to be as passionate about your case as you are.  Contact Attorney Paul Moraski at (978) 744-1200.  He is also available by cell phone if needed at (978) 397-0011.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Salem Willows Seafood Festival

Salem Willows Seafood Festival

July 10 - 12, 2015
Friday:  12:00PM-10:00PM
Saturday:  11:00AM-10:00PM
Sunday:  11:00AM-6:00PM

Monday, July 6, 2015

Domestic Violence Increases in the Summer.

Unfortunately this is a truth we cannot ignore.  Domestic violence increases during the summer months and there are a myriad of reasons why.  There is an increase in stress due to the children being home all day.  Hot summer temperatures heat up tempers.  There are also many summer parties, particularly those that include alcohol that create a potential matchbox for violence.  Did you see or hear about the television series on NBC called the Slap?  If you did, you get the idea.

In Massachusetts, a domestic restraining order is known as a “209A order”.  This order could prevent you from seeing your children or even being in the same neighborhood as your spouse and you have NOT been convicted of ANYTHING at this point.  Maybe you have been found to have violated a restraining order.  Perhaps you have been accused of domestic assault and battery, criminal harassment, stalking, or making threats.

Do not take chances with just any attorney in the Commonwealth.  Call Attorney Paul R. Moraski immediately.  Attorney Moraski relies on experts and investigators to identify witnesses to the alleged assault, battery or harassment.  He and his people will dig deep to find out the truth and defend you vigorously against these charges.  Call Attorney Paul Moraski, representing criminal defendants in Massachusetts, at (978) 744-1200.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Armed Robbery

With summer often comes a spike in armed robbery as more people are traveling around the greater Boston area.  This is a very serious crime.  In Massachusetts armed robbery carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.  Did you know that you can be charged with this offense without actually having a weapon on your person?  The mere mention of a possible weapon may bring with it a maximum charge.

If someone invades a home in the Commonwealth it is known as armed burglary or armed home invasion.  This crime also carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.  In Massachusetts there are constitutional safeguards that allow a skilled criminal attorney to suppress an improper identification of the assailant.  It is also important to know that there are very specific procedures that the police must follow to properly search and seize the weapon in question.

Obviously armed robbery is an extremely serious accusation.  You need an extremely skilled Massachusetts criminal defense attorney with years of experience in criminal court.  If you or someone you know has been accused of armed robbery contact attorney Paul R. Moraski immediately at (978) 397-0011.  In a case like this every second counts!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gold coins reported missing from Boston Public Library

An Adversarial Justice System.

Do you know what an adversarial justice system means?  Well, you need to because your future freedom may depend on it.  Let’s say that you are accused of a crime.  You KNOW that you are innocent and you have never been charged with anything prior.  So maybe you think that the judge and the prosecutor will not pursue the case with the same vigor that they would if you were a hardened criminal.  Absolutely NOT!  In Massachusetts ONLY your criminal defense attorney will advocate on your behalf.

Attorney Paul Moraski will help you navigate through the turbulent waters of the Massachusetts justice system.  The prosecutor’s job is to win the case against you even if you are the nicest most innocent person on earth.  Beware because many attorneys are afraid of litigation.  They worry more about their own reputation of perhaps losing a case.  You need a defense attorney who actually loves the trial process and doesn’t shirk his one and only duty…making sure that you are cleared of any and all charges.

Talk to Paul Moraski today.  Get a feel for his exuberance in helping you maintain your freedom.  There are plenty of innocent people doing jail time because of poor representation.  Attorney Paul Moraski may be reached by calling (978) 397-0011 or visit his website at www.northofbostonlaw.com.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Around the world the public has been riveted by the trial and sentencing of the Boston Marathon Bomber.  It reminds us that Massachusetts is tough on crime and still recognizes capital punishment as a deterrent to violent crimes.  This tradition goes back to colonial times when Massachusetts was one of the first colonies to carry out the death penalty.  In 1900, the state installed an electric chair to be used in death penalty cases. Electrocution was the most common form of execution in the Commonwealth until capital punishment was abolished in 1984.

The Commonwealth now votes decidedly against the death penalty.  However when it comes to punishing people who have been convicted of crimes the state remains rigid.  The state’s population in prison or jail has tripled since the early 1980s and state spending on corrections policies will top $2 billion over the next decade, up from more than $1 billion currently, without major changes in public policy.

It is imperative that no matter what nature of crime you or a loved one may be accused of that you seek out the best representation possible.  This is not only true in the trial stage, but in the sentencing stage, if heaven forbid it should ever come to that.  For aggressive representation of criminal law, contact attorney Paul Moraski at (978) 397-0011.  Your future is at stake here…make the right call now!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Massachusetts DA Halts the Use of Breathalyzer Tests Following Machine Malfunction.

A large number of drunk driving convictions across the state may be in jeopardy following the discovery of a problem with the calibration of the breathalyzer machines.  District attorneys from around the state were notified last week of the situation.  An investigation is now underway to determine the extent of the problem and identify the cause.

The problem was first identified in Essex County in mid-March.  A first offense drunken driving case in Lawrence was one of the initial cases to be discovered when the driver in that case pleaded guilty based on the blood alcohol level reported by the machine as being over the legal limit of .08.  The machines are not supposed to generate a test result if the test solution is not within a pre-

A large number of drunk driving convictions across the state may be in jeopardy following the discovery of a problem with the calibration of the breathalyzer machines.  District attorneys from around the state were notified last week of the situation.  An investigation is now underway to determine the extent of the problem and identify the cause.

The problem was first identified in Essex County in mid-March.  A first offense drunken driving case in Lawrence was one of the initial cases to be discovered when the driver in that case pleaded guilty based on the blood alcohol level reported by the machine as being over the legal limit of .08.  The machines are not supposed to generate a test result if the test solution is not within a pre-determined range.  There are currently numerous other Counties besides Essex County that have also halted the use of Breathalyzer Results.  These results are not currently being used in prosecutions in OUI Cases for the time being.  Oftentimes, Breath Test Results are the strongest part of the prosecution’s case in an OUI Case.  In Massachusetts, when someone blows a .08 or greater, they are presumed to be impaired according to statute.  This can be overcome by pointing out through experts and cross examination that the Breath Test Machine is subject to errors  and clearly fallible (which is certainly shown by these problems that have been detected), but it is an uphill battle. 

Additionally, when police officers make an OUI arrest they write their police report after the fact.  Police Officers know that when they make an OUI Arrest that getting the person that they just arrested to take the Breath Test is strong evidence of impairment, if that person blows over a .08.  So, typically the Police Officer’s report is not so one sided when they have an arrestee records a Breathalyzer Result .08 or greater.  You have to remember that the Officer’s Police Report is not an objective report of what happened, but rather a post-arrest recitation of facts that supports the Officer’s arrest and later on hopefully a conviction.  Police Officers bank on that if they write enough buzzwords in their police report that you are impaired that you will just plead Guilty, and not take the case to Trial.  Courts are usually very happy with that outcome too, because Trials take time, and it is more efficient and a much bigger money maker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts if they can put you on probation, make you take alcohol education classes that cost money and make you pay Court Fees and Statutory Fines.  So, when Police Officers think they have a strong piece of evidence such as the Breath Test to use against you, they do not exaggerate as much in their police reports, and that way when they are called to testify and they just simply regurgitate what’s in their police report (absence the Breath Test), your case becomes even more winnable at Trial.

So, if you or someone you know has been arrested for an OUI in recent months it is imperative that you contact me Attorney Paul Moraski at my cell phone at (978) 397-0011.  I can give you a free phone consultation and discuss with you what your options are and how best to pursue your case given the most recent developments.  Even if you have recently been found Guilty at Trial or resolved your case by pleading Guilty or Receiving a Continuation Without a Finding (CWOF), a Motion for a New Trial can be filed. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime in Massachusetts.

So many people in this country are falsely accused of crimes.  Your reputation may be tarnished forever if you do not fight back aggressively.  In particular a false accusation of a sex crime could boil down to one person’s word against yours.  They may have an ax to grind and you are caught in the middle of controversy.

In many cases a prosecutor may proceed with a sex crime case against you without what you would consider the normal “bare minimum” to build a case.  There may be NO DNA, NO video evidence, NO fingerprints, and most of all NO eye-witness testimony.  The alleged victim may be motivated by any number of selfish issues from a relationship gone bad.  And there you are caught in the middle of the storm completely innocent of any crime.

You must tackle this issue head-on using a professional attorney who has handled many cases of false accusation.  That person in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is Attorney Paul Moraski.  He is well-versed in how to handle a false accusation when it seems like the world is crashing down around you.  Give attorney Moraski a call today at (978) 397-0011 for a free phone consultation.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

When One Terrible Mistake Changes Your Life.

Life is full of bad decisions.  Even really good people make mistakes.  Some of those mistakes may change your life forever.  Recently in Massachusetts a man was charged with home invasion, assault and battery, and malicious destruction of property when he allegedly invaded an Orleans Massachusetts home wielding an ax.

Many people who have led otherwise “straight and narrow” lives have events occur that can result in serious criminal charges.  Maybe it is an act of violence, or sexual misconduct, or driving while under the influence.  There is only one way to be perfect in your behavior and dozens of ways to alter your life for the worst.

If you or someone you love has made a mistake you need to do everything possible to rectify the situation.  A criminal charge is a life-changer, but it does not have to be a life-ender.  Please contact Attorney Paul Moraski to discuss your criminal case at (978) 744-1200 or visit his office on the web at www.northofbostonlaw.com.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Misdemeanor Charge Can Haunt You for the Rest of Your Life.

Let’s say that you have a misdemeanor charge on your record.  Just because it is not a felony doesn’t mean it will not be harmful to your future.  Most crimes come with direct and indirect consequences.  A misdemeanor charge in Massachusetts on your record can be a detriment when trying to obtain housing, employment and citizenship. It can lead to deportation if you aren't a natural citizen. 

Direct Consequences

Direct consequences of misdemeanor charges are those imposed by the judge as a result of your being found guilty of a crime. These punishments are significantly lower than for felonies, but they are not necessarily insignificant—they can easily take you away from friends and family for an extended period of time and deplete your finances.

• Jail: Especially for multiple misdemeanor offenses, it is possible to spend up to a year or more in jail.
• Fines: Misdemeanor crimes are eligible for fines as well.
• Mandatory classes: You may be required to complete an alcohol or drug abuse program for some offenses.

Other possible sentences, such as community service or court supervision, can also severely restrict your freedom while you are subject to them.

No matter what the consequences you may be facing, indirect or direct, you must get ahead of the situation with aggressive representation.  In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney Paul Moraski is on your team.  Call him immediately at (978) 744-1200 or visit his website at www.northofbostonlaw.com.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What is the Difference Between OUI and DWI?

Across the nation, drunk driving laws are aimed to curtail impaired driving and save lives.  It turns out Massachusetts uses the OUI standard and the biggest distinction is that a driver may be charged if the keys are in the ignition, even if the operator pulled off the road to sleep off a bottle of Jack Daniels. In states with DWI laws, this same impaired operator may not be charged if he or she pulled off the road.

Where did these stricter laws come from?

Impaired driving laws save lives and efforts to curtail repeat offenders were bolstered with the enactment of Melanie’s Law in 2005. The statute is named after thirteen year old Melanie Powell of Marshfield who was killed in an accident caused by a repeat offender in 2003. Melanie’s Law strengthens the penalties for repeat drunk drivers. Statistics show that the roads have become safer under Melanie’s Law- 3500 Massachusetts drivers with a history of driving drunk are unable to start their cars today without first blowing a clean, sober breath into a tube to unlock their ignition.

It is important not to run from your responsibility.  It will follow you for the rest of your life.  You need to contact an attorney immediately.  If you don’t then you will risk serving jail time and piling up increasingly higher fines.  Do not take this lightly…tackle the situation head-on.

If you have been arrested for a DUI or OUI in the Commonwealth, contact Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Paul R . Moraski at (978) 744-1200 immediately for a free phone consultation.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What If I Take Out a Credit Card in a Relative’s Name Without Their Permission?

Taking out a credit account in someone else’s name without permission amounts to identity theft, and you can indeed be arrested for fraud for doing that. As a general rule, if you've taken out a credit card in a close relative’s name, what happens next is based on their response.  If you rack up big debts in your relative's name and can’t pay them off, the delinquencies will go on their credit record unless they pay off the balance or take action to reveal that you’re the culprit.

These crimes are treated as serious offenses by Law Enforcement Officers and Prosecutors.  With the help of modern technology, Law Enforcement Officers have gotten better at tracking these cases, which makes it harder to evade the law when charged with these crimes.

Because a close relative is involved it becomes even more complicated.  Attorney Paul Moraski has years of experience defending good people who have made a mistake and have been charged with check or credit card fraud.  Contact Massachusetts criminal attorney Paul Moraski at (978) 397-0011, or visit his website at www.northofbostonlaw.com to find out more about check and credit card fraud.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Our Crime Labs are in a State of Crisis.

You are probably one of those TV viewers who see their favorite investigators succeed consistently at solving crimes and bringing guilty parties to justice.  The truth is America’s crime labs are fraught with improperly hired personnel, poor training, oversight, and massive underfunding and backlogs.

Investigators have discovered that tampering with and even the theft of drug evidence is an ongoing problem.  One technician even used the wrong chemical to conduct methamphetamine tests.  A state crime lab chemist in Amherst was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for stealing drug evidence and tampering with samples to hide her theft.

Many of you are aware of Annie Dookhan.  She was the chemist in a state crime lab in Boston who was once considered a star.  Now it has come to pass that more than 600 convicted felons have been released or had convictions erased or set aside because of her improper testing over a nine year period.

The facts are you need to hire the best possible criminal attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts if you have been accused of a drug crime.  Paul R. Moraski is a 24/7 criminal defense attorney who concentrates exclusively in the field.  Call him today at (978) 397-0011 to find out more about this tireless defender of your rights.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Every Criminal Defense Trial in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Effects Someone!

Obviously not every Massachusetts criminal trial is as high profile as the one involving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect.  However each and every criminal trial in the Commonwealth has one thing in common.  That the accused is innocent until proven guilty.

Are you or someone you care about been accused of white collar crime, a juvenile crime, armed robbery, or worse?  Whom you hire to represent you will have long-term consequences on that person’s future.  They could be facing years of incarceration and a loss of future dignity and income.

Think carefully when dealing with decisions of such gravity.  Look for someone who will fight for you and/or your loved one that has only your best interest at heart.  You need someone who knows the criminal court system inside and out and can achieve the best possible outcome for the defendant.

That person may well be Paul R. Moraski.  He has never worked for the prosecutor’s office!  He believes it is better to have years of experience establishing defenses for people accused of crimes.  If it ever becomes a life-changing priority to hire a criminal attorney, contact the law office of Paul R. Moraski from www.northofbostonlaw.com at (978) 397-0011.

Monday, January 5, 2015

How are Massachusetts Residents Effected by The Controlled Substances Act?

In Massachusetts, thousands of people are charged with drug crimes every year.  The U.S. Controlled Substances Act sets the criteria for what constitutes criminal offenses in the manufacturing, possession, sale and abuse of drugs. According to state and federal laws, a controlled substance considered to be a drug can be:
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Marijuana
  • Illegally prescribed or abuse of prescription drugs
  • Altered over-the-counter drugs
  • Other illegal substances
The above list includes some of the most insidious drugs and some that when taken in moderation are actually beneficial.  For instance, prescription drugs that have been abused because an individual has taken more than prescribed because they were purchased illegally. 

If you have sold some of the less dangerous drugs such as marijuana, prescription drugs, or barbiturates you are just as guilty and you require strong representation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Contact The Law Office of Paul Moraski at (978) 397-0011 right away for aggressive help with your drug crime accusation.