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Opiate & Heroin Epidemic

Since 2012, more than 700 individuals in the state of Massachusetts have died of an opiate overdose, most of which include heroin. In December alone, nearly 58 deaths we confirmed by the Massachusetts State Police and that number seems to be increasing daily.

Drunk Driving, is it Really Worth the Risk?

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol is often a very serious offense in the state of Massachusetts. If the operator has a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater, then they are unable to effectively operate a motor vehicle. Being convicted with an OUI can have serious lifelong consequences and can often be a very expensive endeavor.

Zealous Advocacy for College Students

College students love to drink, dance, and have a good time, and college kids in the Boston area are certainly no exception. Unfortunately this often leads to irresponsible behavior, run-ins with law enforcement, and unintentional law breaking. Younger people who have been arrested, been sent to a hearing, or charged with a crime often feel alone and vulnerable - and law enforcement officers know this. If you are a college student who has recently been charged with a crime, know that you do not have to go through this by yourself! No matter how serious the circumstances, contact Attorney John B. Seed today. His experience as a seasoned criminal defense attorney will ensure you receive the best possible service, personalized attention, and legal defense you need to fight any charge that has been made against you.

The Importance of Having a Lawyer for a Magistrate Hearing

Attorney John B. Seed has helped clients from all over the Boston area fight DUI, DWI, OUI, firearms, and other charges for years. Experienced, dedicated, and professional, Attorney Seed's patient, thorough approach to cases ensure clients receive the best possible outcome, while understanding each step of the case along the way. Even if you're a college student under fire for throwing a raucous party, Attorney Seed can help! And in addition to fighting charges made by law enforcement officers, Attorney Seed helps defend clients during clerk magistrate hearings.

Firearm Charges in MA

There are a wide range of Massachusetts' state laws pertaining to firearms. As defined by MA legislature, the term "firearm" itself refers to "a pistol, revolver, or other weapon of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which a shot or bullet can be discharged," and that has a barrel measured at 16 or 18 inches, depending on the individual device. The laws may be complex, but fortunately OUI expert Attorney John B. Seed is in the Boston area to help clients avoid possible firearms charges.

Drug Recognition Experts in OUI Drug cases

As covered before in previous articles, Boston OUI lawyer Attorney John B. Seed laid out the consequences of OUI drug charges: namely, a license suspension, incarceration for up to 2.5 years, and a fine of up to $5,000 for first time offenders. This applies to those driving under the influence of alcohol or the influence of drugs.

Sobriety Checkpoints or Roadblocks

As a result of the landmark Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz 110 S.Ct. 2481 (1990) case, a state's police department is allowed to establish DUI checkpoints and roadblocks to monitor drivers passing through previous "problem areas" where accidents have occurred. Although future cases outline clear restrictions that force state police to designate a specific checkpoint area in advance, drivers still must comply with the standard 25 second police officer greeting that comes with each pull-over.

MA Drug cases

As one of Massachusetts top DUI lawyers, Attorney John B. Seed is well versed not only in OUI/DUI/DWI Drunk Driving offenses, but drug charges as well. It's an important practicing area to be an expert in, as cases involving drugs and narcotics are among the most common offenses to come into the court system in Massachusetts, even after the decriminalization of the possession of 1 oz. or less of marijuana.

OUI Homicide / OUI Manslaughter

A motor vehicle homicide is one of the worst criminal charges a person in Massachusetts can face, especially if it is compounded with the accusation of driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

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