Brighton, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

Jill MacDonald
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Free Consultation! Successful Criminal Defense Advocacy Across Massachusetts!

I am a skilled and accomplished criminal defense attorney. I aggressively protect the rights and interests of the criminally accused! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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James W. Duffy
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

James Duffy is a 2017 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, graduating with Distinction in the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration. While at Suffolk, Jim was an active member of the Suffolk... Read More »
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Benjamin Duggan Esq.
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Free Consultation! Success and Experience Fighting for the Criminally Accused!

I am a skilled attorney that understands the complexities of criminal defense law. I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges! Visit my website to see testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Ana Isabel Muñoz
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

Yale Law School2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Adam C Russell
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Brighton, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(617) 221-3244 309 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
If you have been charged with a crime of some kind, you need to know where you can find the aggressive defense you need. At Russell Defense Firm, you can have confidence that your case rests in competent and reliable hands, because a Brighton criminal defense lawyer here has a proven reputation. Attorney Russell has supported many others who are facing criminal charges, and he is prepared to fight for you throughout your entire case. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine and his Juris Doctorate at Thomas M. Cooley. He has been admitted...
Jefferson Boone
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Brighton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(617) 782-8210 311 Washington St.
Brighton, MA 02135
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
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General practice of law, concentrating on individuals and small business.
Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(617) 879-9979 2001 Beacon Street Suite 101
Boston, MA 02135
Criminal
Bradley L. Henry
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Boston , MA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
90 Canal Street
4th Floor
Boston , MA 02114
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with...
Benjamin Duggan Esq.
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Ryan P. Sullivan
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(978) 221-6012 287 Auburn St #102
Auburndale, MA 02466
Free ConsultationAuburndale, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Experienced Lowell criminal defense attorney, handing cases ranging from dui/oui, domestic violence, robbery offenses, motor vehicle charges, assault to murder, and more. Former prosecutor who approaches each case with a strategy designed based on how the ADA will likely prepare for trial and seeking to expose weaknesses in the government’s case. Over 10 years experience in criminal law, call for a free consultation today.
Frank Fernandez
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(617) 393-0250 4 Longfellow Pl, #3502
Boston, MA 02114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Washington University School of Law
Attorney Fernandez has been litigating both criminal and personal injury cases in State and Federal Court for over 20 years. Put his vast trial experience to work for you by calling and receiving a free consultation related to your case. He began practice as a criminal prosecutor in the City of St. Louis where he gained extensive trial experience. Now as a criminal lawyer in Boston attorney Fernandez puts that trial experience to work for his private clients. Mr. Fernandez has helped college students from all over Massachusetts who face criminal charges. University students with...
Stefan Rozembersky
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Brookline, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(617) 877-7388 42 Milton Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Massachusetts School of Law
Experienced Trial Attorney primarily focusing on high crimes criminal defense and post conviction appellate matters.

Additional trial experience includes federal Civil Rights, ADA, Wage Act, Immigration, and Medical malpractice. Specific competencies in business law includes Contracts, Securities Law, HR management, intellectual property, and Financial Planning & asset management (FINRA Series 7 & 66 licensed.)

Licensed to practice law with the Supreme Court of the United States, US First Circuit Court of Appeals, US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the US Trial Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the State of Connecticut.
Kevin M. Dwyer Jr.
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Waltham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(781) 760-9662 707 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Criminal, Civil Rights, Family and Probate
Suffolk University
Former Assistant District Attorney in Boston, MA providing professional, prepared and passionate advocacy with extensive jury trial experience focusing on criminal defense, family law, litigation, land use/zoning matters in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Alec S. Pine
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(857) 529-8860 699 Boylston Street
Floor 12
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Hofstra University
Alec Pine is a seasoned trial attorney who practices in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.

Alec began his legal career as a public defender with the New York City Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in Bronx County. While there, he earned the respect and admiration of clients, peers and judges for his devoted client advocacy and polished trial skills. During this time, he fought for over 1000 clients facing criminal charges and attained numerous not guilty verdicts, dismissals and suppression of evidence as lead counsel in both jury and bench trials.

Following his time at the Legal...
Inga Bernstein
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Inga Bernstein represents individuals in employment and criminal defense cases. She is an experienced trial lawyer who fights for every client, winning and favorably resolving many cases over her two decades as an... Read More »
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Elizabeth A. Lunt
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

Elizabeth Lunt has more than thirty-five years of trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. Her criminal defense practice covers a wide range of felonies, including first degree murder, sex... Read More »
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John Scheft
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 225-2100 189 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney John Sofis Scheft has been associated with Bellotti Law Group, P.C. for many years and has been an invaluable asset to the firm. Attorney Scheft began his legal career in 1986 and served with Attorney Peter Bellotti as a prosecutor in Middlesex County in the late 1980s. While a prosecutor, Attorney Scheft skillfully tried and won numerous cases and was quickly recognized by his peers, judges, and his clients as a top-notch litigator.

Attorney Scheft is the president of Law Enforcement Dimensions, which provides exceptional legal and human relations training to police officers, supervisors, commanders, and law enforcement personnel in...
Kevin M. Cloutier
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West Roxbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 327-3811 1990 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
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Matthew M. Foti
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(617) 830-2188 98 N Washington St
#305
Boston, MA 02114
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Samuel B. Goldberg
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
Steven John Topazio
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(617) 422-5803 44 School Street, Suite 1000
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
New England Law | Boston
Steven J. Topazio is a Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer who focuses his practice on criminal defense and criminal law issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Licensed to practice law since 1986, Attorney Topazio has successfully defended thousands of individuals charged with various criminal offenses. Over the course of his 25 year legal career, Attorney Topazio has acquired the knowledge, courtroom savvy and legal expertise from countless courtroom battles to become one of Boston's Top Lawyers.
David R. Yannetti
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(617) 338-6006 44 School St #1000A
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School
By any objective measure, Attorney David R. Yannetti has reached the top of his profession. Attorney Yannetti has achieved an acquittal in a first-degree murder case after first obtaining a new trial for his client, who had served sixteen years in state prison after being wrongfully convicted. Later in the year, Attorney Yannetti was selected to compete in the annual "Battle of the Lawyers," sponsored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Attorney Yannetti's re-creation of his famous closing argument in the Jeffrey Curley murder case earned him top honors, as he took home the trophy for having presented the...
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Peter V. Bellotti
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
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Joe Serpa
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 936-0201 20 Park Plaza
#400
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Joe Serpa is a criminal and civil trial attorney located in Boston with a winning record in the trial courts of Massachusetts. With an innovative and assertive approach to the law, Attorney Serpa has successfully defended his clients in serious felony prosecutions charging murder to sexual assault to operating under the influence of alcohol (DWI / OUI). He has consistently tried cases to acquittal before juries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Serpa's clients have been found not guilty in ninety percent of those trials over nearly two decades. ...
David A. Russcol
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

David Russcol’s practice encompasses all aspects of litigation, from preliminary investigation to filing suit, through trial and pursuing appeals. He focuses on university sexual assault and discipline matters,... Read More »
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Harrison Barrow
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

Hi, I’m Harrison Barrow. I’m an attorney on Cape Cod, and I accept cases in all counties in Massachusetts. I am a third generation attorney, and a second generation Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer. I grew up... Read More »
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Dennis Benzan Esq.
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Mark C. Rossi
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 956-0956 6 Beacon Street
Suite 225
Boston, MA 02108
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Our Managing Partner, Mark C. Rossi, is a prominent member of the Massachusetts legal community, publishing articles and frequently participating as panelists in conferences dealing with the complexities associated with bankruptcy and insolvency as well as other legal matters. Our attorneys represent individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in many different types of legal cases involving; Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Real Estate. Attorney Rossi manages the the Bankruptcy and Insolvency group at the Bostonian Legal Group. The bankruptcy group focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency, providing reasoned and realistic guidance for individual and corporate debtors considering...
Jill MacDonald
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(617) 778-1000 529 Main St
#128
Boston, MA 02129
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Lefteris K. Travayiakis
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West Roxbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(617) 325-9500 1842 Centre St
#200
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Richard J. Floor
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Villanova University School of Law and Boston College
John T. Martin
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Ryan S. Caselden
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 863-6447 111 Rice Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
James W. Duffy
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
James Duffy is a 2017 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, graduating with Distinction in the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration.

While at Suffolk, Jim was an active member of the Suffolk Prosecutors Program, where he represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the prosecution of criminal matters. In that job, he conducted legal and factual research, drafted pleadings, and regularly appeared in court to argue on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Jim also received numerous awards for his academic and advocacy achievements while in law school. He received the Distinguished Brief award and was named Best Oral Advocate in his first...
Brad Bailey
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(617) 500-0252 44 School Street
Suite 1000B
Boston, MA 02108
Criminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University of Virginia School of Law
Brad Bailey, a Massachusetts native, graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1980. He received his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Virginia, one of America’s premier (top 10) law schools. He began his legal career working for the New York County (Manhattan) D.A. as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nation’s largest and busiest D.A.’s Office. From there, he returned home to Massachusetts and joined the Middlesex County D.A.’s Office, where he continued his career as an Assistant District Attorney. Brad moved on from the Middlesex D.A.’s Office to the prestigious United States Attorney’s Office for the District...
Edward Krippendorf
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Attorney Edward Krippendorf, a partner at Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin, has years of experience helping clients in need of legal help. He focuses his practice in Criminal Defense and Family Law, areas in which he... Read More »
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Joseph Eisenstadt
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

Attorney Eisenstadt, a founding partner of the law firm of Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin, handles all types of criminal cases throughout the Superior Courts, Municipals Courts, and District Courts of Massachusetts.... Read More »
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Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
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Barry Bisson
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(617) 338-5900 75 Arlington Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Criminal, Construction, DUI and White Collar Crime
Northeastern University School of Law
Mr. Barry J. Bisson, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Mr. Bisson is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, several federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, including criminal defense, personal injury, contracts, and employment matters.

Whether it is an individual or business, it is important to Mr. Bisson that his clients receive the exceptional representation that they deserve, and that they have someone standing in their corner, fighting hard...
Heath R. Walker
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West Roxbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(617) 327-3811 1990 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer and Personal Injury
Suffolk University
George Leontire
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(617) 221-7161 6 Beacon Street, Suite 510
Boston, MA 02108
Criminal, Employment, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
Licensed in MA, Federal Court First Circuit and the US Supreme Court

George Leontire is a litigator at Leontire & Associates, P.C., a leading national law firm well-known for its representation of clients in some of the country’s most high profile cases in recent history. Operating out of the firm’s Boston and New Bedford offices, George represents clients civil litigation and Criminal Defense matters in Massachusetts and federal courts.

George received his Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 1976, and later earned his Juris Doctor law degree in 1981 from the New England School of...
Richard Bradford Bailey
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(781) 589-2828 10 Winthrop Square
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Criminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University of Virginia School of Law
Nicholas J. LaFountain
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Watertown, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 926-8944 507 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Lucas W. Talarico
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 336-3588 1 Mifflin Place
Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02138
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Northeastern University School of Law
Kevin John Mahoney
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(617) 492-0055 545 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
New England Law | Boston
Kevin Mahoney is recognized nationwide for his high-profile courtroom victories, bestselling book on cross-examination, Relentless Criminal Cross-Examination, novel insights into trial strategy, and numerous television appearances. He is, perhaps, best known overturning of the 1st-degree murder conviction of Christina Martin, dubbed the JELL-O Murderer by the national press and chronicled on television on Forensic Files (A Dessert Served Cold). He has won 44 of his last 47 trials. The American Trial Lawyers Association recently named him one of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Avvo, the national lawyer rating service, rates Attorney Mahoney a 10.0/10.0 for superb.
James Livingstone
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 910-6892 101 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Free ConsultationCriminal
The George Washington University Law School
The Law Office of James D. Livingstone is a Boston-based litigation firm focusing on trial work, civil litigation, and criminal defense. The firm has extensive experience trying civil and criminal cases in federal and state court and in arbitration. The Law Office of James D. Livingstone zealously represents its companies and individuals throughout Massachusetts in employment matters, personal injury cases, criminal (adult and juvenile) cases, business disputes, and election law matters. We aim to deliver exceptional advocacy for our clients and their legal rights. Our extensive experience in civil and criminal trials and litigation qualifies us...
Sean Alexander Doherty
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Charlestown, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 284-3529 The Schrafft's Center Power House
529 Main Street, Suite200
Charlestown, MA 02129-1125
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and White Collar Crime
I have represented thousands of clients in my decades as a trial attorney. I am here to zealously advocate for you whatever your legal need might be.
Joe Serpa
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Attorney Joe Serpa is a criminal and civil trial attorney located in Boston with a winning record in the trial courts of Massachusetts. With an innovative and assertive approach to the law, Attorney Serpa has... Read More »
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Stephen Neyman Esq.
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Free Consultation! Criminal Defense Attorney with Experience and Expertise!

For more than 20 years, I have been dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. I provide tough advocacy to fight criminal charges! Visit my website for testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.