Types of assault charges in Massachusetts

Massachusetts law defines assault as intending or trying to use force against another person. If this attempt succeeds, the offender could receive assault and battery charges, defined as deliberate nonconsensual or harmful contact with another person. When facing...

Common summer injuries in kids

Summer is always a fun time for children because instead of waking up every day and going to school, they can stay home. It is also a time when families may travel or do activities that they cannot do other times of the year.  Kids in Danger explains that summer...

How does Massachusetts determine child custody?

When facing a divorce, your primary concern if you have minor children is where they will live. How will you share time fairly with their other parent and participate in important decisions?  Before filing a petition to end your marriage, ease your worries by learning...

How can a DUI arrest affect your life?

Massachusetts has strict DUI laws. Even if the offense is your first run-in with the law, the state statutes set out a clear path of how the court will deal with it.  You may not believe a one-time decision may impact so many other areas of your life, but it is...

When a product defect causes an injury

Defective product liability lawsuits cover injuries resulting from a product design or manufacturing issue. Improper product labeling can also create this type of liability. If you or a family member has sustained an injury in a defective product accident, learn more...

Reasons people may divorce in their older years

Divorce was not always as socially acceptable as it is these days. Many older couples would never have considered divorce in their younger years, but now that it is not as taboo, the rate of older people divorcing is going up. According to Forbes, the overall divorce...

Drug possession penalties in Massachusetts

An arrest for drug possession in Massachusetts can result in serious penalties, which vary depending on the type of drug, the amount and other factors. College students may be subject to sanctions from their universities as well as legal consequences such as fines,...

Chemical breath tests and Massachusetts law

Across the United States, it is common for authorities to administer a breath test to check blood alcohol when pulling someone over for potential drunk driving. After a brief suspension, prosecutors in Massachusetts can once again enter results into evidence at trial....