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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.