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Quincy man charged with trafficking multiple drugs

According to recent reports, a 40-year-old Quincy man has been arrested on several drug charges, including trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a class B drug and possession with intent to distribute class D drugs, which are prescription medications. The class B drug was crack cocaine.

Immigrants now subject to public charge rule

On August 12, 2019 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security finalized what is known as the "public charge" rule. It is slated to go into effect on October 15, 2019 and has the potential to cause the great majority of immigrants to be denied a green card or visa.

Immigration advocates fight ICE enforcement in courthouses

As the Trump administration continues its efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, many legal battles have been playing out in Massachusetts courts. Recently, a federal court in Boston began hearing arguments over the enforcement activities of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Felony accusations and possible effect on immigration status

If you are interested in immigrating to the United States, you are not alone. Thousands have made the physical trek to the United States and some have become fully naturalized citizens. There are a few factors that could stand in a person's way of becoming a U.S. citizen. In terms of criminal law, a barrier could be felony accusations or even a felony conviction.

A criminal defense can be useful when accused of a crime

It may go without saying, but when accused of a crime, one would be wise to look into building a criminal defense. So what is a criminal defense? Building a criminal defense against criminal accusations could look like building a defense to charge, seeking a plea deal or other rebukes in the prosecution's attempt to pin a crime on the accused. Without one, or with an inadequate defense, it could result in unwanted or unnecessary consequences for the accused.

Investigations lead to drug, weapons charges in Massachusetts

Law enforcement agencies often coordinate major efforts in operations targeting hot-button issues. When they make arrests and file charges as a result of these operations, they may bask in the headlines for a news cycle before moving on, but the challenges for those accused of these crimes are just beginning.

What constitutes burglary?

The crime of burglary has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that the definition of the crime has evolved. We'll take a closer look this week at what constitutes burglary in 2018 with the understanding that the information is general in nature only and not intended to be taken as legal advice.

Police accuse five of multiple break-ins in Quincy and elsewhere

When Quincy residents are arrested on criminal charges, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Those individuals facing criminal charges often feel like they have no say in what is happening. They may not even understand their rights in terms of criminal defense.

Defendant wins bail despite record of deportation, re-entry

In the heat of the national debate over immigration and immigrant rights, it can be all too easy to gloss over the details of any particular case. In immigration law, however, every case is unique, and individuals' stories deserve to be heard - both the bad and the good. A criminal defense professional can play an important role in making sure this happens.

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