Signing of Sally’s Law

Massachusetts Governor Patrick signs Sally’s Law, July 30, 2010.

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Q&A Episode 9: What’s happened to our Miranda rights?

In Q&A Episode 9: What’s happened to our Miranda rights? host Massachusetts attorney and educator Kendra Cooper (kendracooperlaw.com) discusses with guests Attorney James Milligan (MassDrunkDriving.com) and Attorney Mark Stevens (ByeByeDWI.com) the potential impact of a U.S. Supreme Court June 1, 2010 decision which erodes Miranda rights.

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Q&A Episode 8: Melanie’s Law – Think Before You Drink!

In Q&A Episode 8: Melanies Law, host Kendra Cooper, a Massachusetts attorney and educator, discusses with guests Attorney James Milligan (Jones, Milligan & Geraghty, Norwell, MA, MassDrunkDriving.com) and Attorney Mark Stevens (Salem NH, ByeByeDWI.com) several serious consequences triggered by Melanies Law, 2005 Massachusetts drunk driver legislation. These include the lifetime look back period used to determine serial habitual offender status, the reliability of breath tests and car Ignition Interlock Devices, changes in youthful offender requirements and the impact of out-of-state Driving While Intoxicated/Impaired (DWI) / Operating Under the Influence (OUI) charges on a Massachusetts license.

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Q&A Episode 7: Perils of Social Networking

In Episode 7: Social Networking, Attorney Cooper and her guests, Attorney James Milligan (Jones, Milligan & Geraghty, Norwell, MA, MassDrunkDriving.com) and Attorney Mark Stevens (Salem, NH, ByeByeDWI.com), discuss the perils of social networking – the consequences of tweeting, texting and emailing, or using Internet sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. With the law straining to keep up as technology evolves, her guests elaborate on the pitfalls of social networking, including privacy rights, identity theft, and how what people post online may inadvertently impact their lives.

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Q&A Episode 6: Sally’s Law H. 4270 – Protecting Nursing Home Resident Rights

Sally’s Law, MA House Bill 4270 (formerly H. 3416) would require nursing homes to provide copies of applicable laws and regulations in easily readable format to families when their loved ones first enter that facility. Guest host, Ronald D. Birnbaum, of The Financial Consultants on WBIX AM 1060, discusses with Dr. Rachel Geller, Ed.D. her experiences in trying to help her elderly Aunt Sally and her observations on the legislative process as she and co-sponsor State Rep. Ruth Balser (Newton) work towards passage of Sally’s Law.

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Q&A Episode 5: Roadblocks

In Q&A Episode 5: Roadblocks, host Kendra Cooper, Attorney at Law, and her guests Attorney James Milligan (Jones, Milligan & Geraghty, MassDrunkDriving.com) and Attorney Mark Stevens (Salem NH, ByeByeDWI.com), discuss roadblocks, also known as sobriety checkpoints, which are intended to deter drunk driving. They elaborate on what roadblocks are and what the public can expect to encounter, including “the pit” and field sobriety tests. The guests explain some of the differences in New Hampshire and Massachusetts law regarding checkpoints, the impact of Federal funding and question the effectiveness of roadblocks in making the roads safer.

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Q&A Episode 4: Breathalyzers: At School and On the Road

Attorney Kendra Cooper and her guests Attorney James Milligan and Attorney Mark Stevens discuss the basics of breathalyzers and related problems when law enforcement and school administrators rely on these portable devices.

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Q&A Episode 3: Sally’s Law – H. 3416

Ronald D. Birnbaum of thefinancialconsultants.org and host of “The Financial Consultants” on WBIX AM 1060 welcomes Dr. Rachel S. Geller to the show to discuss “Sally’s Law” – H. 3416 – An Act to Protect Nursing Home Patients.

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Q&A Episode 2: 2009 Hot Topics for MA Elderly & Disabled

Sally Hoyt hosts Episode 2 of Q&A at RCTV.

Topics:
1. Equal Choice Law (Home Care Services)
2. Massachusetts Bed Tax (Private Paying Patients)
3. Elder Drivers

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Q&A Episode 1: Caring for Elders – The Choice to Stay Home

Sally Hoyt hosts Al Norman and Dan O’Leary in the first episode of Q&A.

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