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Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokonowski
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What is Battery in Massachusetts?
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The Distinctions Between Breaking and Entering Misdemeanor and Felony Charges
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While some arrests are made on-the-spot, others are made after a longer, more intense investigation. If you're the subject of a police investigation --  for example, for drug crimes -- you may be asking questions about when it's time to obtain legal representation. Should you wait until you're arrested or should you confer with a lawyer right away? Here's what you need to know.
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It's no secret that social media is everywhere these days. But not all of your personal business should be put up on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, no matter how much you feel the need to share your ups and downs with the world. If you were arrested for a DUI, this couldn't be truer. Posting about your arrest, or your DUI accident if you were involved in one, could compromise your case and make it more likely for you to face harsher penalties. Here's why.
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While the far majority of drug crime arrests in Massachusetts are for smaller crimes like possession, there are some drug trafficking cases. If you've been charged with trafficking drugs in the Commonwealth, it's crucial that you don't take this situation lightly -- your life could be drastically and permanently changed if you are found guilty. Here's what you need to know about Massachusetts drug trafficking laws and how a seasoned criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights.
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If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, your reputation, your career, and your future are at risk. It’s important that you take these charges seriously and get help defending yourself and protecting your rights under the law. Often, domestic violence accusations are made in situations where drugs are involved, and a defendant can find him or herself facing charges for both drug crimes and domestic violence. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself if you’ve been charged with domestic violence.
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While drinking and driving at any age is an offense that carries stiff penalties in the state of Massachusetts, these penalties can be even harsher if you were under the age of 21 and were arrested for a DUI. Here's what you need to know about underage drinking and driving laws and how an experienced DUI lawyer can help you protect your rights under the law.
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Often, charges of reckless driving are coupled with other types of criminal charges, such as a DUI. However, even on their own, these charges carry significant penalties and should be taken seriously. Here’s what you need to know about the basics of “negligent operation of a motor vehicle” and what you can do to defend yourself against criminal charges.
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Although Massachusetts may have legalized marijuana medically and recreationally, methamphetamine crimes are still penalized harshly. Whether you were found to be in possession of methamphetamine or are charged with trafficking, you stand to face serious penalties. Here’s what you need to know and how to fight against methamphetamine charges.
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Gun control laws in Massachusetts is strict, and it is against the law to possess or carry a firearm without a permit. Even if you are simply possessing the firearm, unloaded, in your home, you could still be charged with this crime and face up to two years in jail. If you're facing charges of illegal gun possession, here are some potential defenses that may be used.
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