O'Connor and Ryan

The role of a defense attorney is to protect the constitutional rights of ALL people

The importance of a criminal defense attorney I am often asked controversial questions about my role as a criminal defense attorney. How can I represent someone who I know to be guilty of the crime with which they are charged? What if they’re charged with a particularly heinous crime? My duty as a criminal defense

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When the Police Come Calling: Go to your Lawyer First

Make sure not to talk to the police before calling a lawyer when they call The police have called; they want to talk to you or a family member and you are unsure of what you should do. The answer is straightforward, and we can’t stress it enough: Do not talk to the police.  You

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Your Rights When You’re Injured in an Auto Accident

If you have been injured in an automobile accident you have the right to financial compensation These following personal injury terms can form the basis of a personal injury financial claim: If you have your own car and are insured you have a right to collect lost wages and medical bills under your own insurance

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The science behind a false confession

Why would someone ever make a false confession? It’s more common than you think. False confessions may seem like a rare occurrence. Do you think someone would confess to a crime that they did not commit? If you are inclined to say no, keep reading.  All too often people are subjected to police interviews or

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What does the New Federal Tax Law Mean for Your Divorce Agreement?

Here’s how the federal tax changes will impact future divorce agreements and judgements The newly enacted federal tax law will have a substantial impact on future divorce agreements and judgments.  The new federal law eliminates the deduction for alimony for separation agreements signed after 2018.  Previously alimony payments were deductible by the payor and includable

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Recover From Hardships With a Personal Injury Claim

Injured in a car, bike, or motorcycle accident, or at work? Have you fallen in a store or otherwise been injured in a fall? You may be entitled to money. Injuries and accidents happen every day. Many of the victims of these circumstances suffer painful injuries, trauma, time off work and medical and other unexpected

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Is Your Child Support Agreement Still Fair?

The Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines changed in September 2017.  These augmented guidelines may impact your original agreement, so it’s important to understand the guidelines because you may be paying too much or you may be receiving too little. An experienced attorney can help you investigate your child support arrangement under the scope of the new guidelines.

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Pursuing a Personal Injury Case: What are My Options?

Over the past several years, we have helped many clients obtain millions of dollars  for personal injuries in accidents and other wrongdoings.  Among these cases were a $2.1 million recovery for civil rights violations and a $100 thousand settlement for a motorcycle accident. A life-altering incident in your life can oftentimes mean you are entitled

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Know Your Rights: Avoid an OUI Conviction

An OUI conviction can follow you through life. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, it’s easy to feel hopeless and scared. However, a conviction can follow you through life and it’s important to explore your options before you simply plead guilty. In my 40-year experience as a criminal defense lawyer, I have seen many

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