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What is the BRAVE Act in Massachusetts?

BRAVE act Massachusetts

The Massachusetts BRAVE Act is an Act Relative to Veterans Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement. Under this Act, it allows veterans who have been honorably discharged and diagnosed with a condition as a result of their service, to avoid being prosecuted if they have been charged with certain crimes A veteran must have a diagnosis as a result of their service, certain crimes are excluded from diversion, and a veteran can only utilize the BRAVE Act once.

What is the BRAVE Act Diversion Program?

The diversion program is designed to help, rather than punish, military service members and veterans by removing them from criminal prosecution for qualifying offenses. In the case of a first-time OUI offense, the individual must undergo an assessment with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and if they qualify, they are referred to an alcohol or substance abuse treatment program and other services as needed. Upon completion of the program, the OUI charge is dismissed.

If you are a war veteran and have been charged with a crime, know your rights as someone who has fought for this country. I am an experienced criminal defense and OUI attorney, and I am here to help.

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