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Massachusetts’ threshold for felony theft among nation’s lowest

Certain theft crime allegations can leave a person facing felony charges here in Massachusetts. In fact, the chances of being charged with a felony in relation to a theft can be particularly high here as compared to many other states. This is because of Massachusetts’ felony theft threshold laws.

One of the things that pushes a given theft into being a felony rather than a misdemeanor is if the amount stolen exceeds a certain value. Now, the states vary on where they set this value threshold. Some states have it at well over $1,000. Others have it in the low hundreds.

Can We Trust Our Crime Labs?

The forensic crime lab is supposed to be the place where truth comes to light. Drug testing, DNA evidence and other tests are supposed to reveal the essential facts of each case, in many cases determining whether a defendant goes to jail or walks free. But in some cases, the crime lab has become instead a focal point for fraud.

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