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April 30, 2017

Attorney Angiulo’s experience in Federal Criminal Defense includes white collar crimes and financial crimes with intense media scrutiny.  On April 29, 2017 the Telegram and Gazette reported on a sentencing of a client who was found not guilty on some counts but convicted of others after a month long trial.  Read more here.

March 14, 2017

For many people, getting charged with a crime means more than just court dates and the risk of fines or jail.  Immigrants to our great country need to consult with both immigration attorneys and criminal defense counsel for help navigating the changing policy landscape.  The President recently announced new executive orders regarding immigration policy that effected people should be become familiar with.  For more information read on here.

March 6, 2017

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section emailed out an important Supreme Court decision today. In Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado the court made clear that juries must render verdicts based on evidence not on prejudice. In reaching the majority opinion, Justice Kennedy states: “It must become the heritage of our Nation to rise above racial classifications that are so inconsistent with our commitment to the equal dignity of all persons…The Nation must continue to make strides to overcome race-based discrimination. The progress that has already been made underlies the Court’s insistence that blatant racial prejudice is antithetical to the functioning of the jury system and must be confronted in egregious cases like this one despite the general bar of the no-impeachment rule. It is the mark of a maturing legal system that it seeks to understand and to implement the lessons of history. The Court now seeks to strengthen the broader principle that society can and must move forward by achieving the thoughtful, rational dialogue at the foundation of both the jury system and the free society that sustains our Constitution.”
Read the full decision here

February 9, 2017

The Massachusetts Trial Court intends to move from live court reporters to recording software.  While the Commonwealth may believe it helps meet their goals, it also creates some real problems for people with their lives on the line in the legal system.  WCVB Channel 5 in Boston investigates http://bit.ly/2lvhUKP

December 1, 2016

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy Holiday season

September 26, 2016

Attorney Angiulo was recently elected to the Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates.  He looks forward to serving the MBA by supporting its legislative initiatives, promoting the administration of justice, and encouraging respect for the law.

September 17, 2016

The New York Times reports that a criminal justice bill set to overhaul the federal system including an adjustment of minimum mandatory sentences failed to pass.  This bill had bipartisan support, attempted to reduce recidivism, and couldn’t make it out of the Senate.  The article explains http://nyti.ms/2cX4sv7

August 7, 2016

Anyone who travels the Mass. Pike regularly has no doubt seen the new traffic monitoring devices planned to replace tolls.  A recent article by the Boston Globe discusses the potential downside to all this data being collected about you and your travel history:  http://bit.ly/2bclaWL

July 5, 2016

The internet is not anonymous and it’s not just advertisers that are looking at your search history.  During criminal investigations, your online profile can be a major focus for investigators.  Google recently unveiled a new tool to help people see what is out there about them: http://bit.ly/29lnzOo

May 26, 2016

Chief Justice Gants urges interfaith group to support criminal justice changes including the elimination of minimum mandatory sentences, http://bit.ly/1TD3erU

May 16, 2016

The Drug Lab scandals in Massachusetts have long term consequences.  Due process requires every one of the effected cases to be reviewed.  The way our system works, it isn’t just the original drug case that is in question.  It may be a lot more that that:  http://bit.ly/1OlBXlW

May 10, 2016

Every person in a courtroom has a role to play. The lawyers make arguments, witnesses testify, and the judges make decisions. When it comes to criminal cases, judges are trusted to take control of a person’s liberty.

The Massachusetts Trial Court has issued new reports on best practices for sentencing judges.  This week’s column considers what these reports mean: http://bit.ly/1SZ8NR1

May 3, 2016

A recent case from the Massachusetts Appeals Court looks at what happens at trial when police surveillance evidence goes missing:  http://bit.ly/1SZ8NR1

April 25, 2016

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently looked at when the use of a firearm to defend someone else will be justified:

http://bit.ly/26ok6X1

March 29, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on a Massachusetts interpretation of the second amendment:

http://bit.ly/1TgeDMw

March 21, 2016

A recent First Circuit Court of Appeals decision reminds us that the freedom of expression we enjoy in the United States can lead to some difficult, but necessary, results:
http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-the-internet-free-speech-and-escorts

March 14, 2016

In one of its first opinions since the passing of Justice Scalia, the US Supreme Court rules on why the government must turn over evidence to criminal defendants

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-supreme-court-explains-why-government-must-turn-over-evidence-to-de

February 29, 2016

Our legal tradition in Massachusetts protects the marital relationship by shielding spouses from being forced to testify against their loved ones.

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-marital-privilege-may-keep-spouses-out-of-the-witness-box

February 22, 2016

Health insurance is just like any other contract.  If one party fails to keep up their end of the bargain they can be sued.  This week’s Golocal column talks about one mom’s fight:  http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-first-circuit-reviews-denial-of-mental-health-benefits

February 18, 2016

The Washington Post explains why Apple must address their interest in encryption and data security for millions of Americans.  Read more about a court order to unlock an iPhone here.

February 16, 2016

A recent case from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court discusses some of the issues surrounding eyewitness identification testimony and why it can be unreliable:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-questioning-the-reliabilty-of-eyewitness-identifications

February 8, 2016

Anytime someone loses their life there are important questions to ask:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-unintended-tragic-consequences-of-intentional-acts

February 2, 2016

An editorial from a local newspaper puts the Massachusetts Public Records law to task:

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinion/20160131/editorial-fixing-state-public-records-law

February 1, 2016

Juvenile defendants have been the focus of several developments in criminal justice policy in recent years.  A recent Supreme Court case places special emphasis on how juvenile offenders who are rehabilitated are eligible for parole:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-sup.-ct.-says-all-juveniles-in-u.s.-serving-life-without-parole-eli

January 31, 2016

As the Massachusetts Trial Court begins using digital recording of hearings attorneys brace for what some consider to be an unwelcome change:

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/01/are_court_reporters_an_endangered_species.html

January 26, 2016

Our legal system gives people who get hurt a way to get money in exchange for their injuries. When a plaintiff makes a personal injury claim, medical treatment is commonly a part of the case and with signficant medical treatment come significant medical bills. What many people do not know is that hospitals, insurance companies, and other organizations will place a lien against a personal injury claim for monies owed. Typically, before an injured person will receive any compensation they will first have to address that lien.

For more information about personal injury liens follow this link to my column:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-personal-injury-claims-liens-and-the-supreme-court

January 25, 2016

Juvenile Justice has come to mean new and different things in recent years.  One of the biggest concerns for the Criminal Justice system is how a new understanding of how a young mind will react to the world around them.  Today, the President of the United States changed what the experience will be for juveniles in Federal prison:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-bans-solitary-confinement-for-juveniles-in-federal-prisons/2016/01/25/056e14b2-c3a2-11e5-9693-933a4d31bcc8_story.html

January 18, 2016

Consider what it can mean if you are injured while playing a sport or pursuing a hobby you enjoy

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-when-a-member-of-the-public-is-injured-on-your-property

January 5, 2016

New hope for people trying to start over as Massachusetts Legislature positioned to change driver’s license losses for drug offenders:

House expected to repeal “remnant” of war on drugs

January 4, 2016

At trial, a witness may testify for you or against you.  Sometimes, whether a witness can be believed is more important that what they have to say:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-what-happens-when-a-witness-has-a-sealed-record

December 22, 2015

Chances are, when you signed up for that new app or opened a credit card you promised that any dispute would be resolved with arbitration.  What that means for consumers was the subject of a recently released opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-arbitration-requirements-consumer-protection-the-supreme-court

December 14, 2015

When traveling, people might not consider what they would do if they suffer a personal injury outside the United States:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-american-civilians-injured-abroad-have-limited-options

December 8, 2015

Read this week’s GolocalWorcester Column on how drug dependent defendants and their families can use existing laws to help manage addiction and criminal charges:

http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/angiulo-drug-dependent-defendants-have-options