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Next Steps After A Warrant Has Been Issued
Is there a warrant for your arrest? If so, call the Law Office of Wayne A. Berube today for a free consultation and to develop a strategy to have the warrant removed and to remain out of jail.
An arrest warrant is a court order authorizing police to place a person under arrest or to take them into custody to bring he or she before the Court. Arrest warrants issue in various ways. For instance, when police conducting an investigation develop probable cause to believe that a suspect committed an offense may apply to the Court for an arrest warrant. If a Court concludes, based on its review of the warrant application, that probable cause exists to believe the person committed the suspected offense, the Court will issue a warrant. Another common way that warrants are issued is when a Defendant fails to appear in Court for a scheduled appearance. When the Defendant does not appear, the Court issues what is commonly called a bench warrant or default warrant for the person’s arrest. It is imperative that you contact The Law Office of Wayne A. Berube for legal consultation.
Why Hire An Attorney
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is important that you hire an attorney, and not just someone who calls himself a Criminal Defense Lawyer. The population of clients in need of criminal defense representation is often misinformed about lawyers’ credentials. Many clients are attracted to lawyers who outwardly possess material items that society attributes to success: a Rolex watch, fancy Italian suits and shoes, a luxury automobile and lavish office space. This is not always the case.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney
This is a frequently asked question. People often ask how much it costs to hire an attorney. The answer is, from 90% of all Law FIrms, “it depends.” Generally speaking, there are three fee structures or ways that attorneys charge for legal representation:
— Contingency fee
(A sum of money that a lawyer receives as a fee only if the case is won)
— Hourly billing
— Flat rate
The type of fee structure used is a function of both the particular attorney and/or law firm you consult and the type of case or representation that you require.
How A Police Office Determines BAC (Blood Alcohol Level)
This is a brief description of what a police officer looks at to determine whether or not a motorist is driving under the influence of alcohol. Not at all to be taken "literally" because every case can be different, especially, ranging from state to state.
An officer, through the academy, has several resources that he or she might use to determine whether or not a motorist is over the legal limit. Driving under the influence of alcohol in Massachusetts is a crime that is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. Massachusetts' maximum blood alcohol level is 0.08% and 0.02% if the driver is under 21 years of age.
DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter. Also, the Massachusetts Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.
If you have been charged with a crime in the State of Massachusetts, you need a skilled, defense trial attorney who understands the complexities and levels of the Massachusetts justice system. Call Attorney Wayne A. Berube today for a free consultation at 800-927-7073 or 508-823-2174