Centerville, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers
Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
Your future and liberty are impacted by your record. Your good name is irreplaceable. Don’t hire someone who merely dabbles in criminal law or makes unrealistic promises. Hire an expert who has your back....
I am a third generation attorney, and a second generation Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer. I grew up on Cape Cod, then headed north to Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving my undergraduate degree from Harvard University Extension School, I graduated Chicago-Kent College of Law as a merit scholar and received a certificate in criminal litigation. At Kent, I was an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law, attended the Summer program in law at Cambridge University, ...
Attorney Ciraulo and his team of former prosecutors have earned a reputation for results one victory at a time. ...
West Dennis, MA 02670
Emory University School of Law
Attorney Brown received her J.D. from...
Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
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Whether it’s a large wrongful death case or defending against criminal charges, or even the smallest personal injury accident, Attorney Pacella is prepared to protect your rights and will strive to...
Mr. Mikhlin is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, who has focused much of his career on criminal law. He began his legal career in New York, in the Office of the Nassau County District Attorney as an ...
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...
Centerville Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Services for Cape Cod and Islands, Inc.
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.
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