You indicated via email that this is a purely hypothetical situation that hasn’t happened to you, so here is a purely hypothetical answer. Yes. The ripped off buyer in such a scenario… Read More
Only if the house is “a billiard, pool or sippio room, bowling alley, skating rink, the licensed premises of a common victualler or room connected therewith, or a grove required to be… Read More
Massachusetts is a state. In fact, from 1776 to 1780, Massachusetts was officially designated the “State of Massachusetts Bay.” So why did Massachusetts s… Read More
As a general rule, you cannot be forced to testify against your spouse in a criminal proceeding. This is known as spousal privilege. You may, however, choose to testify against your spouse… Read More
Massachusetts jails are for individuals who are held awaiting trial or who are serving sentences of two and one-half years or less. Prisons are for people serving sentences that are lo… Read More
Tradition, but that hardly answers your question. If you search around the Internet, you’ll find several websites claiming that the black robe tradition started in 1694 with the… Read More
You mean, when is an open container not an open container? When it is a bottle of wine that is: a) purchased, along with a meal, by a restaurant or hotel patron b) partially consumed by that… Read More
To a point. The statute governing tinted car windows is at M.G.L. ch. 90 § 9D. Under the statute, you may not tint any of your car windows if the tinting results in your windows b… Read More
Taking these questions in order: 1) Yes. 2) Yes, but that point in history is long past. 3) I have no idea. The District of Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820, when Maine becam… Read More
No, it isn’t. But as of January 2, 2009, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana became a civil rather than a criminal offense. The penalty is a $100 fine (which is… Read More
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