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I was at an outdoor event in Worcester, and my bad luck, I’m holding a beer in a plastic cup and a cop walks by.  He came over to ask me about it.  Then he asked me what was in my pocket and then patted me down and found a knife that he says is illegal.  So now I have to go to court for the knife and the beer. I’ve never gotten into trouble with the law. What’s the best possible outcome for me if I hire a criminal defense lawyer?


Counsel could file a Motion To Suppress to prevent the knife from coming into evidence and therefore, that charge, presumably carrying a dangerous weapon, could be dismissed. In regards to the beer, I’m not sure what you have been charged with. It could be a Minor under 21 in Possession of Alcohol. The beer was in plain sight even though it was in a plastic cup and the officer probably could smell it which gave him/her probable cause to charge you. This matter may be dismissed with court costs with the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.

Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Franklin, provides legal representation to individuals in the area of criminal law in Worcester MA and in the neighboring communities in Worcester County region including the cities and towns of Auburn, Boylston, Clinton, Charlton, Holden, Leominster, Leicester, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge, Westborough, Northborough, Webster, Dudley, and Oxford, Massachusetts.


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Worcester, MA 01609