How can I reconcile with my wife if there’s a restraining no contact order?

Posted by Michael Franklin Additional Information: My wife and I live in Greater Worcester area and I’ve recently been served a restraining order which does not permit me to have any contact with her.  Is it a violation of the order to discuss matters with the protected party if others are present, like attorneys?  Or…

If the battery charge is dismissed will the resisting arrest charge automatically be dismissed, too?

Additional Information: I was arrested for hitting someone and also charged with resisting arrest by Shrewsbury PD.  If I hire an attorney and he gets the battery charge dismissed will the resisting arrest charge automatically be dismissed, too?  If the charge sticks, what’s the worst that can happen?  Thank you. ATTORNEY ANSWER: No, because the…

Will the prior New Jersey conviction count as a prior offense now that I’ve been charged in MA?

Additional Information: Seven years ago, while I was living in NJ, I was convicted of possession of a controlled substance. I’m in grad school now in Worcester, Massachusetts and was arrested on similar charges. I did some research and found that the possession law in Massachusetts has stiffer penalties for those convicted of a second…