Attorney Patrick Conway represents people in all stages of the criminal justice system and related issues.
This includes felony and misdemeanor charges, clerk’s hearings, traffic tickets, restraining orders, and probation violations.
Some of the most common charges that we see in Massachusetts courts are drug offenses. There are several different classes of drugs, which each come with their own penalties.
Operating Under the Influence, or OUI is the crime commonly known as drunk driving. Sometimes called DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in other states, these are all the same crime.
There are many different crimes against people that the district attorney will classify as “violent” or “assaultive.” These crimes will range in seriousness based on the facts and circumstances and the charges themselves. Some are misdemeanors, while others are felonies.
Massachusetts has strict laws about possessing firearms. You must be properly licensed to carry a gun. Even if you have a license, there may be restrictions on what types of guns you can own, or how you can carry them.
One common way that a criminal case is resolved is by admitting to the offense and getting placed on probation. A person on probation has the opportunity to avoid jail time, by staying out of trouble and abiding by a series of conditions that are imposed by a judge.
Massachusetts has a specific law for Assault and Battery on a Family or household Member, which is described in Chapter 265 §13M of the Massachusetts General Laws. The elements of the offense are the same as a typical assault and battery, with the added relationship requirement.