Gardner Criminal Lawyers

Compare 11 top rated Massachusetts attorneys serving Gardner.
Susannah Brown
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Emory University School of Law
Susannah Brown practices primarily in Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in a full range of family matters including divorce, child custody, parenting plans, child support, alimony and marital property division. Her experience extends to post divorce issues as well, such as modifications, contempt actions, adoptions and guardianships. Attorney Brown is also a Certified Mediator. Whether providing amicable mediation or acrimonious litigation, she will pursue the best possible results. Attorney Brown is dedicated to both aggressive representation, and compassionate advocacy for your rights and needs, in an effective, expeditious and affordable manner.

Attorney Brown received her J.D. from...
Ryan P. Sullivan
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(978) 221-6012 228 Central St
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationLowell, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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.
Marvin Cable
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Amherst, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(413) 268-6500 67 North Pleasant Street
(above the Monkey Bar)
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western New England University School of Law
I am an experienced and dedicated Attorney. I have guided clients through a broad range of legal matters since 2011. I use every tool available to provide custom tailored, unparalleled legal representation. I am committed to zealous advocacy and outstanding client satisfaction.

I received my B.S. from Wittenberg University in 2005. In 2010, I obtained my J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, American Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Hampshire County Bar Association, and Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, I have been honored by...
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(508) 425-6330 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
Elizabeth K. Halloran, Associate Attorney with the firm concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, litigation and real estate. Ms. Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior to joining Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, Ms. Halloran practiced in a general practice in Leominster, focusing on both Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. Ms. Halloran was a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior...
Michael H. Erlich
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(508) 791-9001 47 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
My interest in criminal law began while attending University of Miami School of Law. During my second year, I was able to secure an internship with the State Attorney's Office as a student prosecutor. I worked under Janet Reno, who later became our United States Attorney General. Over the last 23 years I have been representing individuals throughout the Commonwealth with compassion, professionalism and the understanding that your case is all that matters. I am one of the few attorneys in Worcester County that devotes their entire practice to criminal defense and I have built a reputation based on results...
Richard J. Floor
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Villanova University School of Law
Steven John Topazio
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(617) 422-5803 44 School Street, Suite 1000C
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 30 plus year legal career, Attorney Steven J. Topazio has acquired the knowledge, courtroom savvy and legal expertise from countless courtroom battles to become one of Boston's Top Lawyers. Attorney Topazio takes pride in the attention he gives to each of his clients. He knows that it...
Frank Fernandez
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 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...
Raipher D. Pellegrino
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(413) 746-4400 265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
John T. Martin
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 720-8447 1 Exchange Pl
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Christopher W. Spring Esq.
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Acton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(617) 513-9444 7 Post Office Square
#3031
Acton, MA 01720
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Notre Dame
I am a former Middlesex County assistant district attorney. My entire practice is dedicated to defending people accused of crimes. I practice in every superior and district court in Eastern Massachusetts. I am an extremely experienced trial attorney. My website is located at www.springandspring.com and will provide you with additional information about my firm.
Benjamin Duggan Esq.
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(617) 720-8447 1 Exchange Pl
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Keith G. Langer
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Wrentham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(508) 384-8692 255 Harvard Lane
Wrentham, MA 02093
Criminal, Administrative, Animal and Collections
New England Law | Boston
Russell Goldsmith Esq
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Burlington, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(800) 773-8622 15 District Ave
#3006
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Maine - School of Law
Attorney Goldsmith pursued a liberal arts education at Haverford College where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy in 1987, following those studies with the immediate pursuit of a law degree. While at the University of Maine School of Law, Attorney Goldsmith was the only student in his class selected as a member of both the law school’s Law Review and Moot Court Competition Board, and did publish during his senior year an article entitled Contracting out of Maine’s Employment-At-Will Doctrine, 42 Maine Law Review 553 (July 1990). While in law school, he likewise interned at well-respected law...
Attorney Mark C. Rossi
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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...
John C. Olivieri Esq
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(877) 385-4179 45 Prospect Street
Central Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
American University
Welcome to JCO Law Firm. We are a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Law Firm, based in Cambridge serving the Greater Boston area, Middlesex county, and Essex county. We provide our clients comprehensive criminal defense solutions covering the entire spectrum of criminal charges with key core specializations in traffic ticket defense, DUI defense, and drug related offenses. Our mission is to provide top-rate criminal defense at an affordable price. No matter what your charge (or your budget), we guarantee you the best criminal defense available. At JCO Law Firm, our Boston Criminal Attorneys fight harder than anyone else to make sure you...
David H. Erickson
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Acton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(978) 793-9212 481 Great Rd
#14
Acton, MA 01720
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Isaac J. Mass
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Greenfield, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(413) 768-8500 289 Main Street
Suite 201
Greenfield, MA 01301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Picture Isaac Mass is a dedicated and zealous advocate for clients throughout Massachusetts and Vermont. He brings his knowledge and practical experience to bear inside and outside of the courtroom on behalf of his clients. Committed to providing excellent legal representation with responsiveness and communication, Attorney Mass works candidly with clients at the outset of any matter to identify the clients objectives and chart a strategic course to optimize the chance of achieving those goals.
Michael DelSignore
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Westborough, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 455-4755 1900 W Park Dr
#280
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
Michael Delsignore is a Massachusetts Criminal and OUI lawyer in Massachusetts. He is well known for defending OUI cases throughout Massachusetts. Attorney DelSignore has written books On OUI defenses and is frequent guest in the media on OUI and criminal defense topics.
Ryan S. Caselden
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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
Michael D. Molloy
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(978) 458-1229 45 Merrimack St
#410
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Boston University School of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
New England Law | Boston
Kevin Leeper
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Framingham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(508) 270-3000 188 Concord Street Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
Western New England University School of Law
Complex areas of the law require a specialist that is constantly aware of the changes and pitfalls that can arise in every case. While a lot of information can be found online, your case should be more than just a form or anecdote . My job is to see that my client is guided through the legal process as quickly and with as little risk as possible. I am results oriented and my client's success is my ultimate goal. My firm is ready to handle your matter and has in fact been recognized nationally. We have...
Sean P. Kelly
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(978) 458-1229 45 Merrimack St
#410
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Syracuse University College of Law
Daniel J. Cappetta
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(508) 762-4540 150 Speen St
#201
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationFramingham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University
Attorney Cappetta is a Juvenile and Criminal Defense Attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of his clients. Attorney Cappetta is committed to providing high quality defense services to his clients at a price that is fair and reasonable. All fees are charged on a flat fee basis so that clients always know the total cost of representation before making a decision about hiring him. Attorney Cappetta is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, MA. After college he graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. He has spent almost...
Joseph Eisenstadt
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Emory University School of Law
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. He has won jury trials, bench trials, motions to suppress, and motions to dismiss on behalf of his clients. Attorney Eisenstadt has reached successful outcomes for his clients with charges of larceny, embezzlement, operating under the influence of alcohol, operating under the influence of drugs, assault and battery, drug cases, gun cases, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, motor vehicle homicide, and all other manner of criminal case.

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Gregory Paul Benoit
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 795-1601 238 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Benoit joined the Worcester County District Attorney’s office upon passing the Bar in 2007, where he worked in the Worcester District Court, Dudley District Court and the Worcester Superior Court. During Attorney Benoit’s 5 years with the District Attorney’s office, he was a member of the General Felony Unit, the Electronic Surveillance Unit, the Sexually Dangerous Persons Unit and the Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit. Attorney Benoit prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from Disorderly Conduct to Murder.

In 2012, Attorney Benoit left to the District Attorney’s office to join Eden Rafferty, bringing his years of prosecutorial experience to the firm. He...
Michael C. Najjar
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(978) 458-1229 45 Merrimack St
#410
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Boston University School of Law
Christine Brosnihan
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West Boylston , MA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 949-0080 287 West Boylston Street
West Boylston , MA 01583
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Nova Southeastern University
www.affordablelawofworcestercounty.com
Albert J. Marcotte
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 64 years experience
(978) 458-1229 45 Merrimack St
#410
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Boston College Law School
Lamya A. Forghany
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Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(978) 258-0384 300 Brickstone Square
Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Firm Focus and History I established Forghany Law, P.C. with the philosophy of a small firm helping people with their legal dilemmas. Forghany Law, P.C. focuses on Chapter 7 & 13 Consumer (Debtor) Bankruptcy. Family Law, Criminal Defense. We also handle Personal Injury, Torts, and Products Liability. Check out the website www.ForghanyLaw.com for a complete list. Previous Employment Summary I am no stranger to hard work. During my college years, I was a volunteer EMT. During law school I taught CPR for the American Red Cross, and also was a computer repair technician. Now during my short career as an attorney, I have had...
Christopher Murphy
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Medford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(781) 350-4100 92 High Street
Medford, MA 02155
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Murphy began working for law office in 1997 as an unpaid intern. Shortly thereafter Chris was hired as a paid paralegal while he attended law school. Upon obtaining his license to practice law in 1999, Chris was hired as an associate attorney with our office. Since that time, Chris has climbed every possible rung on the corporate ladder and is now the managing partner of our law firm. That long climb, allowed Chris to work with our clients on every level and on every type of legal matter.

From day one, Chris has always employed a...
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 762-1397 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
Eric Schutzbank Esq
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North Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 655-4282 800 Turnpike Avenue
Suite 304
North Andover, MA 01845
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Eric Schutzbank has over twenty years of experience practicing family, probate and criminal law. He represents individual clients, is trained for mediation, and also practices Collaborative Law. Eric is appointed by the Probate & Family Courts in Massachusetts as a Guardian Ad Litem and to represent children. He handles all facets of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt actions, guardianships and parenting plans. Eric is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire, where his sole area of practice is in domestic relations matters. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan...
Brad Bailey
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 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...
Kevin D. Quinlan
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Uxbridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 723-6384 Suite 201
P.O. Box 248
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
Craig M Higgins
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Marlborough, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 499-8593 11 Apex Drive, Suite 300A
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Massachusetts School of Law
Craig M. Higgins earned his J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover During Craig's law studies he received numerous honors, including multiple CALI excellence for the future awards and participated in the Colleges Trial Advocacy competition in 2017 and 2018, where the team placed #4 in the National Competition and #1 in the Northeast Region.

Prior to law school, Craig earned his B.A., from the University of Massachusetts Boston, cum laude and certificate from the Massachusetts Bay Community College, where he was commencement speaker at the 50th Commencement exercises in 2012. Craig has a background as a real...
Aaron Hutchins
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Northborough, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(508) 393-6060 6 Maple Street, Suite 201
Northborough, MA 01532
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
Married, father of 3, practicing law since 2008. Hutchins Law, P.C. is a general practice firm specializing in family law, civil litigation, criminal, and estate planning.
Robert A. Ferris
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Northampton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(413) 695-4051 206 State Street Suite #7
Northampton, MA 01060
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western New England University School of Law
Robert A. Ferris began as a 3:03 Prosecutor and moved to Criminal Defense upon being sworn in. Attorney Ferris then went on to also be sworn in at the federal level.

Attorney Ferris worked as a Bar Advocate (criminal defense district court panel) taking hundreds of Criminal Cases, ultimately finding his Niche in Domestic Violence Law. This area of practice includes Harassment Prevention and Restraining Orders, Defense of the accused and advocacy for victims. Attorney Ferris is a private Attorney and also contracts with the state for indigent Defendants as well taking all district court-level cases.

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Thomas Estes
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Northampton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(413) 200-3011 150 Main St.
Suite 358, Box 28
Northampton, MA 01060
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
College of William and Mary
Thomas Estes has in the practice of law for over 22 years in various capacities, including Associate Justice of the District Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

After receiving his law degree from William & Mary School of Law, He was a successful Patent and Trademark Litigation Attorney in Virginia, then moved on to becoming a Public Defender in Northern Virginia, where he very passionately defended indigent clients.

Thomas moved to Massachusetts in 2002 where he first worked as a Public Defender and in 2006 was promoted to Attorney-in-Charge for Committee for Public Counsel Services.

In 2014, Thomas became a District...
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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.

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