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Criminal Arrest: When you or loved one is Arrested

In Criminal Law, Misc Topics by John Tramontozzi

When you or someone you love  is arrested the impact is felt by far more than the person charged of a crime. There is a great deal of confusion about what to do and what is in their best interests.  The court system may be viewed as an unfamiliar adversary. As a former District Attorney  John Tramontozzi has a in depth …

Changes to MA Sex Offender Classification Regulations

In Criminal Law, Sex Offenders by Tramontozzi Law

There were recent changes to MA sex offender classification regulations. These regulations determine who must register as a sex offender in Massachusetts. Here are some details on this change and who it applies to. The Specific Change In the past, the legal standard for determining classification level of a sex offender was based on a “preponderance of the evidence”. In …

Sealing Criminal Records in Massachusetts

In Criminal Law by Tramontozzi Law

If you have a criminal history, you may experience challenges when applying for a job, looking to rent an apartment, or attempting to volunteer. Having your criminal record sealed would prevent certain information from appearing in your CORI report. Here is some important information on sealing criminal records in Massachusetts. Situations Where Background Checks Are Performed Background checks may be performed in …

Overview of CORI Reports in MA

In Criminal Law by Tramontozzi Law

CORI stands for Criminal Offender Record Information. It is a record of arrests, criminal convictions, and open criminal cases. CORI reports in MA are available online and may be accessed for a fee. Certain parties, such as landlords and employers, have a right to access these reports in order to screen prospective tenants, employees, or volunteers. If you have been …

Probation in Massachusetts

In Criminal Law by John Tramontozzi

Probation in Massachusetts allows you to return to society, but there are certain restrictions to your freedom. There are different types of probation and specific terms that may apply. The following is a general overview of some common probation terms. Reasons for Probation in MA Probation may be granted as an alternative to jail time. Most defendants are thankful to receive probation …