Disposition, Record Keeping and Other Relevant Provisions

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

The law changes the available dispositions in domestic violence cases, makes domestic violence and sexual assault reports confidential, and adds information to the domestic violence record keeping system and CORI. Notably, the law eliminates the possibility of an accord and satisfaction in all cases alleging the violations of a restraining order or a criminal act constituting domestic abuse. Register now to learn about all of the changes to disposition, record keeping and all other relevant provision in this thirty minute webinar.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/976733518


Decriminalization of Marijuana and the Impact on the Law of Search and Seizure

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

In November, 2008, Massachusetts voters passed Ballot Initiative Two decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Now under G.L. c. 94C, § 32L, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is a civil offense and the marijuana is subject to forfeiture. Since then, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court have analyzed the ability of police officers to search and seize for marijuana and evidence of marijuana use. The MDAA Motor Vehicles Staff Attorney, Andrea Nardone, will give an overview of how these decisions have shaped the search and seizure law and detail what is and is not allowable to help prosecutors effectively combat defense challenges in court. NOTE: This webinar was previously offered on August 6, 2014.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/191950534