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.
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I have had tremendous success over the course of my 24 year career and understand what needs to be done in order to increase your chances of obtaining a successful result. If you have questions, please contact me at my office at (508) 791-9001 or by cell phone at (508) 769-7995.
You can also contact me by e-mail Michael@criminaldefenseworcester.com. I take great pride in a very quick response time and will promptly schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. I have also conduct quite a few meetings via FACETIME or SKYPE for those clients who are either out of state or have license issues.
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
Leominster District Court
Date: September 6, 2017
Charge(s): Operating Under the Influence (2nd Offense)
Court: Worcester District court
Event: Bench Trial
Result: Not Guilty
Fitchburg District Court
Date: August 29, 2017
Charge(s): Operating Under the Influence
Court Fitchburg District Court
Event Scheduled: Bench Trial
Result: Not Guilty
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Recent Client Reviews!
Great attorney and highly recommend
My husband got in trouble due to some misunderstanding. Before we met Attorney Erlich, we met many lawyers. Although those lawyers are nice, they made us feel uncertain about our condition. Once we met Attorney Erlich, we decided to hire him because he gave us confidence and we felt that he was exactly the attorney we need. The fact proved that we made the right choice. My husband’s case was dismissed. We really appreciate Attorney Erlich and highly recommend Attorney Erlich to other people who need help.
Client, September 26, 2017
A real attorney and advocate
Mike is not the type of attorney who would scare you to affect your psychology and make you pay a lot. He is very reasonable and calculated and most importantly honest. I hired him twice, the first time was for 2 felony charges pressed by a revengeful ex. I called and met him at his office within 45 min. Other attorneys wouldn’t even respond to your calls before a couple of days to scare you even more or show they are busy. He sat down with me, explained me the DOs and DONOTs and listened to my side. He calmed me down and said he would review the case of the DA and find out how to get the best result. He worked with me on a payment plan that I could afford. Through the process of 3 months, he communicated frequently and advised me of his strategy which worked out like magic. At court, he is well respected, well spoken, passionate and you wouldn’t have a better attorney. The second time I hired him was for an alleged speeding ticket 30+ on I-90. He again, listened to my story and respresented me and the magistrate ultimately found me NR which stands for not responsible.
I would not have taken the time to review Mike if I didn’t feel strongly about his capabilities and his ethics and more importantly how great of an attorney he is.
In the course of the 2 cases, I also got to know that he is a lovely family and he is a very dedicated father. That’s the type of attorney you need to represent you.
Naj, September 25, 2017
I hired Michael for a 2nd offense OUI. He was patient with me walking me through the process, he spent multiple hours at appearances and waiting out a state wide decision on breathalyzer calibration. When it came to the trial Mike was all business, asked the right questions and got a not guilty verdict at a bench trail. I would highly recommend Michael and his work to anyone in need.
Annonymous, September 13, 2017
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