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Unless you live in the city or near public transportation it is difficult to do anything without your car. One of the biggest issues with DUI or drunk driving cases is the license suspension that comes with the criminal case. Most people need to drive to work and they are concerned with the license suspension. … Continue reading
Case Background While the trial of Irish mob boss Whitey Bulger ended in a conviction for extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and weapons possession, the ramifications of his crime ring have yet to cease. The grand jury recently charged William Camuti, an alleged ally of Whitey Bulger, with the murder of extortion victim Stephen Rakes. … Continue reading
Massachusetts crime lab chemist Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty to 27 charges, like tampering with evidence, perjury, obstruction of justice, and falsely claiming to hold a master’s degree. The woman deliberately affected the lives of over 40,000 defendants who were wrongly released, or convicted based on her inaccurate test results. Case Background Annie Dookhan’s job as … Continue reading
Twenty-nine year old Blanca Contreras, a Guatemalan native, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the November 23, 2011 death of Scottie Coxall. Coxall, a Waltham, Massachusetts resident, was walking across the intersection of School and Church streets, when an SUV struck him and fled the scene. Coxall died at Massachusetts General Hospital a week … Continue reading
Eduardo Montanez, 43, and his wife, Paula, 34, of CT, were arraigned in court after being accused of punishing their child with an electric shock collar meant for dogs. The police were tipped off by an employee at the child’s public school after she notified the Department of Children and Families regarding suspected child abuse. … Continue reading