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.
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
Concord District Court
Date: October 21, 2019
Charge(s): Operating Under the Influence
Court: Concord District Court
Event: Bench Trial
Result: Not Guilty
Worcester District Court
Date: October 3, 2019
Charge(s): Operating Under the Influence
Court Worcester District Court
Event Scheduled: Bench Trial
Result: Not Guilty
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Recent Client Reviews!
I am a lawyer. I know how the system works. I chose Mike Erlich.
I’m an attorney practicing criminal law in Massachusetts, and I have a bad driving record. What can I say, all of life’s problems come out when I’m behind the wheel of a car. Well, I got jammed up pretty good with a couple of motor vehicle issues. This took place outside of my usual geographic area of practice while en-route to a friend’s cookout. I didn’t know any lawyers out in Worcester County. Then I got a recommendation from a major practicing attorney in my area, “Hey, try Mike Erlich.” Well, I made the call, and, let me tell you, I was impressed. You can’t bullsh*t me. I do this for a living, and I’m good at it. I know what good work looks like. This man is the real deal. Hire him.
Michael, October 21, 2019
Michael Erlich was an outstanding lawyer from the first day we spoke. The first thing I noticed and continued to observe through the time we worked together was his rapid responses and flexible schedule. With the DUI charges, I was dependent on rides and he was flexible with me and my schedule. His response time was prompt and he made me feel very confident in my case with his guidance. In addition he was very knowledgeable, straight forward, and honest. Michael is the kind of lawyer you want on your side, his experience shows in his work and I am beyond satisfied with his success on my DUI case..
Matt, October 3, 2019
Not guilty! Thank you Mike! God Bless you!
I hired attorney Erlich after being charged with assault with a firearm, domestic violence, resisting arrest, strangulation, and many other false charges. The DA was not willing to work out a reasonable deal even though I was innocent, so we decided to take all charges to trial. We beat the case and I was found NOT GUILTY!! If you are facing serious jail time and need a great lawyer, I highly recommend that you consult with attorney Erlich. He is very knowledgeable, knows the laws and how to handle very complicated cases..
Steve, September 21, 2019
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