2003 Appearance on The O’Reilly Factor
The Massachusetts State Police Challenged on Racial Profiling
My appearance on the O’Reilly factor in 2003, came on the heels of a Superior Court Judge in Worcester allowing the first Motion to Suppress in Massachusetts based on the State Police racially profiling.
Although the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reversed the decision, it ultimately paved the way for future cases based on my theory. It ruled that statistical evidence may be used to meet a defendant’s initial burden of producing sufficient evidence to raise a reasonable inference of impermissible discrimination and that the exclusionary rule can be used where a stop is based on racial profiling.
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I have had tremendous success over the course of my 24 year career and understand what needs to be done in order to increase your chances of obtaining a successful result. If you have questions, please contact me at my office at (508) 791-9001 or by cell phone at (508) 769-7995.
You can also contact me by e-mail Michael@criminaldefenseworcester.com. I take great pride in a very quick response time and will promptly schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. I have also conduct quite a few meetings via FACETIME or SKYPE for those clients who are either out of state or have license issues.
An arrest for Operating Under the Influence is one of the most common, life changing and intimidating chargesin District Court. For the majority of first time offenders this is their first entry into the court system and neverhave experienced the stresses of being a defendant. I will represent your best interests and get the best outcome.
A conviction for selling drugs can have harsh consequences on not only your liberty but also your right to operate a motor vehicle. Various charges can result in minimum mandatory jail sentences meaning unless you have an experience attorney who can fight the constitutional basis of your arrest or negotiate with prosecutors, you may be facing incarceration.
Domestic assault and battery charges are extremely common in the state of Massachusetts and can have serious implications. Domestic assault and battery convictions often carry with them requirements that the defendant complete special programs for “batterers”, or anger management programs. Also, those convicted may be ordered to stay away from the person on whom they committed the assault and battery. If a weapon was involved in the altercation, the punishment becomes far more serious. In August 2014, Massachusetts Governor Patrick known as “Act Relative to Domestic Violence,” which changes the arraignment, bail, detention, and criminal penalties in domestic violence cases.
A driver speeding 15 miles per hour over the speed limit will receive a $155 fine. And for most drivers, the ticket itself is only the first cost associated with speeding—they often face insurance increases as well. On average, Boston area drivers pay $259.96 more per year in premiums after receiving a speeding ticket. In Massachusetts, speeding tickets stay on drivers’ records for six years and insurers penalize drivers as long as there the infraction is on their records, which means that Boston-area drivers end up paying $1,559.75 total in increased premiums. Tack on the cost of the ticket, and that comes to a whopping $1,714.75. Worcester is just a shade below.
Every citizen of the state of Massachusetts has the right granted to them by the 2nd Amendment of The Constitution to keep and bear arms. If you have a clean mental health and criminal history there is no reason for any citizen in Massachusetts to be denied these given rights. Massachusetts has strict gun and weapons possession laws. If you are convicted of carrying a firearm without an F.I.D card, you face a mandatory minimum eighteen-month house-of-correction sentence. A Mandatory minimum sentence means that the judge has no discretion to impose a lighter sentence or to provide probation.
A SHORT STORY
My interest in criminal law began while attending University of Miami School of Law. During my second year , I was able to secure an internship with the State Attorney’s Office as a student prosecutor. I worked under Janet Reno, who later became our United States Attorney General.
Over the last 25 years I have been representing individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with compassion, professionalism and the understanding that your case is all that matters.
Featured Case Results
Worcester District Court
Date: March 14, 2017
Charge(s): Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Court: Worcester District court
Result: Not Guilty
East Brookfield District Court
Date: March 6, 2017
Charge(s): Operating to Endanger
Court East Brookfield District Court
Event: Clerk-Magistrate Hearing
Result: Charge Dismissed
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Recent Client Reviews!
Our family has used Michael Erlich’s service a few different times over the past few years. I would highly recommend Michael. He will provide you with professionalism with a positive outcome. He is quick to respond, keeps you informed of the case and is well respected in the courtroom. He is our families 1st choice for an attorney and is very down to earth.
Dawn, December 8, 2016
True to his word
I had a domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon placed on me by a spiteful ex. When I found Mike, I called, and was in for a consultation the same week. Mike exudes confidence and is extremely proficient in his field. All preliminary procedures were handled quickly and the processes all the way up to the trial were painless. Though this wasn’t a major case, it had potential to be life-altering for me if I was convicted — from losing my job to losing my house. Mike was very supportive the entire time and you can tell he knows his way around the court house, he moves quick. During the trial, Mike was fast on his feet and was even able to prove that the person filing the charges on me was in fact the aggressor in the situation. We won, all charges were dismissed. If you need a lawyer, ever, I would suggest at the very least going to him for a consultation. I’d be willing to bet you leave his office with an attorney hired. He stands true to his webpage advertisement — “when the world has you by the balls” he’ll get ’em back.
Justin, December 7, 2016
Out of State Assistance with MA violation
Mr. Erlich handled my case professionally, kept me abreast of the court’s activities and obtained an excellent result.
Rolando, November 22, 2016
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