State Drug Lab Scandal

Special court sessions are being set up around Massachusetts to handle a flood of legal challenges expected by drug defendants in the wake of a scandal at a state drug testing lab.  Chemist Annie Dookhan was charged with obstruction of … Continue reading

Arrested for OUI, DUI, or DWI?

OUI, DUI, and DWI are all acronyms that refer to the offense commonly known as “drunk driving.”  Different states have different names for the crime.  Massachusetts law prohibits operating a motor vehicle “while under the influence,”  so while DUI and … Continue reading

US Supreme Court ruling poses obstacle for tribal casino in Massachusetts

On June 18, 2012, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak. The Court’s ruling could affect the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s plan for a casino in Taunton. In this case, the federal government … Continue reading