July 2017 Archives

Buying a home is easier when you understand easements

When purchasing a home or property in Massachusetts, people often move forward with their purchases without a full understanding of important issues, such as boundary lines and easements. It is great to be excited about a real estate purchase, but buyers will find it beneficial to ask the right questions to avoid future complications.

Know what you are getting before making a real estate purchase

Whenever you make a purchase, it would seem obvious that you would want to know exactly what you are getting. You aren't going to buy a car without knowing the engine has seized, or a computer without knowing that the motherboard is damaged. The same is true with real estate. Whether you are purchasing property or a home in or near Worchester, Massachusetts, or anywhere throughout the United States, it is crucial that you know what you are getting before you sign on the dotted lines.

Understanding your Miranda rights can help you in court

If you watch any police drama on television, you have probably heard the Miranda Rights spoken, though you may not have even known it. The Miranda Rights are part of the United States Constitution, and these rights protect Americans against self-incrimination. What exactly does that mean?

What exactly is a field sobriety test?

It is well known that excessive consumption of alcohol leads to serious side effects that can affect the way a person drives a car. The United States government is well aware of this, and has strict driving while under the influence laws, or DUI, in place to dissuade people from drinking and driving and to punish those who are caught behind the wheel after having had too much to drink.

How could a plea negotiation help me?

We are all human. And humans make mistakes. Often these mistakes are minor, but sometimes they can lead to long-term or even life-long consequences. Perhaps you had a couple drinks and got behind the wheel of car and were arrested under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Or maybe you were at the bar and were just in the wrong place at the wrong time and found yourself in the middle of a fight. Or maybe you just happen to hang out with the wrong crowd and got caught on a drug charge. Whatever the reason, if you are facing criminal charges, it is important to know your rights and to weigh all your options.

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