We blog about relevant issues in criminal defense law, discuss the misconceptions surrounding criminal defense law, and provide readers with helpful criminal defense information and resources.

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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.