Attorney Karen Nadeau, founding partner of Nadeau Harkavy LLC. speaks about #intentionaltorts and #civilcases. What happens when a person uses their car as a weapon to hit another person? Karen explains that many times insurance will not cover injuries that were a result of intentional conduct such as #assaultandbattery. If the insurance company won't cover the judgment then victim may have a very difficult time getting any money even if they win the case.
Attorney Amanda Shuman of Danger Law, https://dangerlaw.com/amanda-shuman/, is an experienced family and divorce attorney. Amanda explains how #criminalcharges can affect a divorce case. Often times #criminalcases can complicate a divorce matter. Amanda also talks about the state of the probate and family court and how COVID has created a back log of cases. Attorney Shuman can help you with your divorce, child support, or divorce agreement modification needs.
John Seed, Partner at Seed, Chan & Associates, LLC. and I discuss #domesticviolence cases. When a #defendant is charged with domestic violence in #criminalcourt there can be a lot of issues that need to be addressed. Once a criminal case is started, the victim can't dismiss the case even if that is what he or she wants. In fact, the prosecutor can force the victim into testifying against the defendant unless there is some type of privilege that would prevent that from happeni
Attorney Jody Newman is an experienced employment attorney that gets hired to do independent #workplaceinvestigations. Jody explains that a criminal sexual assault charge can also have serious employment ramifications. When there is a #sexualassault allegation, Jody is hired by the company to see if the accused should be fired. Now a person can be fired regardless if #criminalcharges are issued.
Joe Burnham of Brown and Brown Insurance explains that your insurance rates can go through the roof due to an #OUI or #DUI case. The Safe Driver program can create very high premiums for drivers in Massachusetts especially those charged with #drunkdriving. Insurance companies can also decide not to insure you due to the amount of risk they perceive you to be.
Donna Rustigian Mac is the Founder and President of #iVoiceCommunication (https://www.ivoicecommunication.com/donna-rustigian-mac/) gives her expert tips on how to testify in court. Most people are nervous about any type of #publicspeaking and speaking in court adds an extra layer of anxiety. Learn from Donna's experience as a broadcaster and communication coach to tackle the daunting tasks of testifying in court and sounding credible during #jurytrials.
The US Court of Appeals ruled that it is unconstitutional for the state of Massachusetts to ban secret recordings of police officers. Previously, Massachusetts were banning individuals and making it a crime to secretly recording police officers based on an old wiretapping statute. The US Court of Appeals affirmed the Federal District Court ruling that the Massachusetts state law regarding recording police officers violated the First Amendment. Judge David Barron wrote in his
Attorney Kerry Reilly, an estate planner for the 99% talks about dealing with a child with substance abuse issues. Substance abuse can be a very challenging issue that can sometimes lead to criminal charges and divesting of ones money and resources. Kerry gives her best tips on dealing with family members going through substance abuse challenges.
Attorney John Seed, drunk driving expert and criminal defense attorney explains how college parties can lead to arrests. With college starting soon, one of the largest complaints by neighbors is college parties. The Boston police routinely shut down college parties early in the semester to set the tone for the school year. Learn from John to hear what you should do should the police knock on your door. It is important to know your rights, understand the legal process, and kno
Jennifer Taddeo and Jason Chan discussed key issues faced by #YoungAdults (and the #parents of young adults). What are some key legal issues faced by #YoungAdults and their parents? ⏺ Power of Attorney, why you must have one when crisis hits ⏺ Underage drinking and fake IDs ⏺ Sexual assault and title IX issues ⏺ Have the document, then have the conversation ⏺ Even when you want them to, your parents can’t legally make decisions for you Learn about these issues and more at our
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Attorney John Seed explains motor vehicle homicide charges in Massachusetts. Vehicular homicide charges are devastating. Not only does a person lose their life, but families and friends also have to deal with the loss. It could stem from drinking and driving, OUI drugs, drag racing, distracted driving, or just not being careful. It is very important to be alert while you are driving at all times.
Attorney John Seed and I discuss when a defendant is being charged with OUI drugs. Operating while under the influence of drugs is a serious offense and can have huge license implications. If you are served with an immediate threat suspension, your license cannot be unsuspended until the criminal case is resolved. Clerk's magistrate hearings are also very important in OUI drug cases.
COVID-19 has created a tremendous back log of criminal cases. It is still very difficult to get a trial date in Massachusetts and there is not much information when things will get back to normal. The back log creates a lot of uncertainty for clients.
Attorney John Seed and I talk about the charge of OUI or DUI marijuana in Massachusetts. Operating while under the influence of marijuana can be a very difficult charge for the prosecution to prove. Marijuana is a very unique drug that remains in a person's body for a much longer period of time than most drugs. Therefore, the police finding traces of marijuana in a person's body doesn't mean that person is guilty of DUI. With the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts for
The appeals court is very different than a district or superior court. The appellate court is focused on the record and the pleadings that were submitted. The appellate court is only concerned if the judge or the jury made a decision so bad that justice wasn't done. Sandy also explains the Supreme Judicial Court and Single Justice appellate process. #criminalappeals #appellatecourt #singlejustice #Supremejudicialcourt
As the weather gets nicer we see more house parties. A parent hosting a party where they know there is alcohol being served to minors is a terrible idea. Parents can be held liable under the social host liability laws. Even worse, if one of the minors that attended the party is charged with OUI, DUI or drunk driving it can really complicate matters. The worst case scenario is when a minor gets into a car accident where the minor kills himself or others. If a motor vehicle hom
My partner, Attorney John Seed, the OUI expert comes on to discuss how the backlog of DUI cases due to COVID-19 is affecting our clients. Drunk driving trials are just about to restart in the case. With the backlog of thousands of cases in Massachusetts, defendants are dealing with difficult decisions.
Attorney John Seed and I discuss the heart breaking cases about OUI cases where death is involved. With the weather being nicer and proms around the corner, it is very important to talk to your children about this very serious topic. It is important to plan ahead and not drink and drive.