Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Hit and Run in Massachusetts

Massachusetts law MGL ch 90 § 24, states that it is against the law for any driver to leave the scene of an accident resulting in property damage or personal injury caused by the driver without stopping and making themselves known to the persons or property owner involved. This means that anyone caught leaving the scene of even a minor accident could cause extreme problems. 3 Laws for Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit and Run Massachusetts General … Continued

Your Stimulus Payment and Bankruptcy

With so many people in a state of financial desperation, the long awaited third federal stimulus is now being rolled out just in time for many. However, you might be wondering if your stimulus counts as income for bankruptcy. Under the CARES Act, your stimulus check is exempt and will not be counted as income in your bankruptcy case. However, things can become murky now that three stimulus payments have been issued in the last year, so we will explore … Continued

Tips to Avoid Alcohol Related Charges On St. Patrick’s Day

In the era of Covid-19 we felt this article would be a great one to revist. A year ago Covid shutdowns were just starting and no one knew we would spending the next year in our homes, social distancing and wearing masks. At this point many of us are having cabin fever, missing the normal and with vaccines being distributed, we simply want to get out of the house. St. Patrick’s Day provides that perfect opportunity to let loose while … Continued

Tips to Avoid a DUI While Camping in Your Vehicle

In the wake of the pandemic many people have decided to travel in a personal vehicle instead of traveling by air. Therefore situations arise that would not otherwise be thought about prior to this crisis. We came across a question from a young man that is traveling across the country. We felt his situation would be a good subject to address as he is asking about the laws of drinking in vehicles that are parked overnight. Scenario Situation: Car Camping … Continued

Massachusetts Does Not Share DUI Information With Other States

A man was arrested in Northampton for OUI officially called operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the State of Massachusetts. His arrest would have been remarkable enough considering it was his eighth DUI-law conviction, but it was even more remarkable: his license was supposed to have been revoked permanently by the Rhode Island courts. Instead, he was able to acquire his Massachusetts license after 7 DUI convictions in Rhode Island. Why? Massachusetts OUI procedure has a particular trait, one that … Continued

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Could Be A Savior for Business Owners in Debt

Has Covid-19 affected the revenue of your business? Have you incurred loss and debts at the same time in 2020? Do you have enough money to clear your business debts? If you do not have surplus funds to clear your business debts, then you have two options at your disposal. You can file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to pay off your business debts. You can file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to clear your business debts. Chapter 11 or 7 bankruptcy? … Continued

Small Business Relief With Subchapter V Bankruptcy

COVID-19 has impacted everyone in the United States, especially small businesses. In recognition of the hardships, revisions to the Subchapter V Bankruptcy policy have been put into place to help cushion things and perhaps save many of the nation’s businesses from closing forever.  New Expansions to the Chapter V Bankruptcy Within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) new expansions were formed and authorized. Key factors focus on the reorganization of certain terms for distressed companies that fall under the Subchapter … Continued