Woburn Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Indictment handed down in murder of island man

    Monday Apr 6 | via The Inquirer & Mirror 

    Rigoberto Escobar, 26, is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, April 6 in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on charges of first degree murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and possession of ammunition Escobar was charged Jan. 18 with killing Magno Sosa, 32, of Nantucket, chasing him down the street and then shooting him after an argument. Sosa, who came to the island from El Salvador when he was 14, was killed following an argument with another man over a soccer game, family members said.

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    Related Topix: Everett, MA, Nantucket, MA, Middlesex County, MA, Woburn, MA

  • Loved ones mourn a tough life cut short

    Sunday Apr 5 | via Sentinel & Enterprise 

    A classmate noticed 10-year-old Doug Sparks' sneakers had grown increasingly worn, and one day came in with a pair of shoes for his friend. The two boys stayed close.

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Woburn Law

DUI case
Can you expunge a " Not Guilty" finding by a judge in a OUI case in regards to your CORI report. It shows on my CORI as Not Guilty however I am in the medical field and think that this will indeed effect my chances of employment. Any legal advice would be greatly appreciated!
Typically if you have no other convictions ever, then you might be able to expunge this not guilty verdict. You really...
My second dui was treated as a first one. is there a chance to avoid the Interlock Device or at least reduce the 2 years time?
I'm about to reinstate my driver license in Ma. I was guided wrongfully and I plead guilty. In my case there were no intoxication level, because i was taken to the hospital and in the hospital they never took any example. I don't know if this matter now because I did everything that the court ask me. But now that I'm going to apply to reinstate my driver license can my case help me to avoid the INTERLOCK DEVICE? THANKS.
Unfortunately, no. The facts of your case should have been addressed while the case was active at court. The RMV does...
Can they find me guilty of OUI if they have just a witness and my statement as a evidence?
I was involved in a single accident (hitting a tree)...they did not do any sobriety test and nothing in the hospital...they have just a witness saying that I was speeding and driving very strange (seems to be impaired)...My case was not dropped at the hearing, because at some point the police said a smell alcohol and my statement was That I had something to drink (few drinks)...but at the same time I was recovering from a big impact in my head AND I was trying to figure it out what happened...so I barely remember what i said and so far I'm in pre- trial and they don't have nothing else and I have the report from the hospital saying no impairment noted...
You should contact a local defense attorney about taking this to trial. There a technicalities that must be followed to...
I filed a surcharge appeal from an auto accident and am awaiting a hearing.
In April 2012 I was involved In a small fender bender. An SUV swerved into my lane, without signaling, trying to get around a stopped vehicle turning left. Because of this I struck the rear of his vehicle at a low rate of speed. There was NO damage to the other SUV and minimal damage to my sedan (grille damage estimated at $275) we decided not to pursue. 6 months later I receive notice the other driver is going after my insurance company. I am found at fault and the other driver is paid out $21,000 for a whiplash claim (14 k medical 7 k payout) he did not claim any property damage. I have picture of both vehicles on the day of the accident. And need to gather more evidence to help my appeal. Any suggestions?
What is your basis for an appeal? Your insurance company does not have any motivation to pay more on a claim then they...
If I wasn't seen driving and my breathalyzer is out of the case do I have a chance to fight?
I'm accused of dui(3rd) last one was 10 years before, I was seen arguing with a guy that says I hit his car when the police arrived and arrested me for dui. If the breathalyzer is not allowed and police never witnessed me driving do I have a fighting chance in winning???
Would have to know more facts about the case. You should speak to an attorney about your case. Best of luck!
How to seal record in Massachusetts after acquittal ?
I was charged with OUI in Massachusetts 2 years ago, however The case finally went to trial and I was found "Not guilty." I will be entering the workforce shortly in the financial services industry, and usually a spotless record is required. I would like to seal my record to minimize the impact of that arraignment however I am unsure on how to proceed. I would also like to know how sealing the record may affect information that private background checking companies may report to my potential future employers.
Good for you, that is a smart thing to do and doing so before sending out job applications is a very good idea. You...
I received a dui in MA. Araignment 3/30. When will my offense show on a CORI?
I was taken to hospital and received a ticket while in the hospital. I'm pleading guilty. First dui. Im looking for a job and want to know if my charge will appear on a cori check immediately? If I receive a CWOF will that change anything in relation to a CORI check?
It will show up after your arraignment date. Specifically on the arraignment date or the day after. With regard to a...