Latest information on Draeger Breathalyzer cases

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New Boston Globe Article details important updated information regarding Draeger Breathalyer case “This is not an abstract legal issue; this is something that deeply affects many good citizens of the Commonwealth.” – Attorney Irvin Rakhlin, quoted in the Boston Globe regarding the ongoing fight to exclude faulty breathalyzer evidence in drunk driving cases. Attorney Rakhlin  … Read more

Attorney Rakhlin selected to 2017 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

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For the 5th consecutive year, Attorney Irvin Rakhlin has been selected to the exclusive list of Massachusetts Rising Stars. Year after year, Attorney Rakhlin has continued to demonstrate excellence in the practice of law. He is proud to once again receive this honor, which is limited to no more than 2.5% of all attorneys in Massachusetts.  … Read more

Rakhlin Law wins traffic ticket appeal in Framingham, Massachusetts!

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Many people do not realize the significance of fighting civil moving violations, or what is commonly referred to as a traffic ticket. For people who have prior tickets or who drive many miles for their job, a traffic ticket can go from a minor issue to a life changing issue if a license suspension occurs. As few  … Read more

Breathalyzer Evidence Excluded in Massachusetts?

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Are breathalyzer tests performed on the Draeger 9510 Machine Being Excluded in Massachusetts? The answer is yes and no. Since the ground breaking ruling by Judge Robert Brennan in Commonwealth v. Ananias, Figeroa, et al. (February 2017), defense attorneys and prosecutors throughout the Commonwealth have been attempting to analyze and argue the boundaries of that decision.  Attorney  … Read more

What to do if your license is suspended in Massachusetts

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Many individuals find themselves in the unenviable position of receiving a letter from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles telling them that either their license is suspended immediately, or will be suspended on a certain date. This letter generally contains a bare minimum of information, and carries some very dire consequences, especially for people who need  … Read more

Upcoming Seminar on Understanding Breath Testing in Massachusetts

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Attorney Rakhlin is honored to be serving on the faculty of the upcoming MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) seminar on understanding breath testing. In our previous blog post regarding the Draeger 9510 breathalyzer test, we wrote about the case that Attorney Rakhlin and his elite team of colleagues worked on last year. Attorney Rakhlin and a small group of  … Read more

Sexting. Is it a crime in Massachusetts?

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  What are the laws surrounding texting photos? Many parents of teenagers are concerned about their child’s cell phone usage resulting in criminal charges. The most common type of criminal charge that parents are concerned about is known as sexting. Often times there is a temptation for a teenager to either request or share these types of images without thinking about  … Read more

Non US citizens charged with a crime in Massachusetts

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What happens when a non US citizen is charged with a crime? Facing a criminal charge is a very stressful, embarrassing, and difficult situation. The difficulty of the situation is exponentially compounded when the person who is facing a criminal charge is not a US citizen. This is because non-citizens have to deal with not only the criminal  … Read more

What is an arraignment in Massachusetts courts?

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  An arraignment is the formal initiation of criminal charges against an individual. It is at this time that a defendant is formally notified of the charges against him or her, the criminal penalties, and what conditions they will be subject to for the duration of their criminal case. It is also the moment when a judge  … Read more

When Cases Go to Trial in Massachusetts

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  Not every case goes to trial, but what happens when one does? This question is rightfully on the mind of every defendant, and should be in the forefront of their defense attorney’s mind. From the start, a good attorney approaches each case as if a trial will occur. By doing so, the attorney can  … Read more