Groveland, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

Kathleen M. McCarthy
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Determined Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer! Aggressive Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer. I deliver a fierce and strategic defense against criminal charges. I can help you! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation!
Lorraine Belostock Esq.
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Representation in Criminal Defense! Call Now!

I am a dedicated Massachusetts criminal defense attorney. I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests! If you have been charged, visit my website for more information, or call for a free consultation.
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Robert D. Lewin
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Trust the Experience of a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney! Free Consultation!

I work tirelessly and diligently to defend those facing criminal charges. I provide knowledgeable advice, and an aggressive defense! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation.
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Richard E. Clark Esq.
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Newburyport, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(603) 431-0009 Attorneys At Law
79 State Street (non-mailing)
Newburyport, MA 01950
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Clark is a New Hampshire seacoast native. Mr. Clark focuses his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, spinal, neck & back injuries, DWI, criminal matters, divorce, business law and civil litigation.

Attorney Clark has successfully achieved millions of dollars in injury awards.

He is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Mr. Clark completed DWI Trial Defense training at Harvard Law School. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2008-2012. He is certified in criminal defense representation by the Commonwealth of MA, Essex County Bar Advocates. Attorney...
Stephen Neyman Esq.
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North Andover, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
200 Sutton Street
Suite 231
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate University School of Law
Attorney Stephen Neyman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Lehigh University earning a degree in government. He went on to law school in San Francisco at Golden Gate University School of Law. After law school Mr. Neyman was employed by the Law Offices of Wilhelm, Thompson, Wentholt and Gibbs where he was part of a criminal defense team. One year later Steve secured a highly coveted position as a Deputy District Attorney at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. There, Attorney Neyman prosecuted countless cases including drug crimes, sex crimes and murders. Street gang prosecutions were also a focus...
Scott F Bocchio
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lawrence, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(855) 254-7841 354 Merrimack Street
Suite 331
lawrence, MA 01843
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Scott F. Bocchio, Attorney at Law operates a full service law firm that delivers high-quality legal representation to individuals and businesses. While Attorney Bocchio specializes in Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant, Consumer, and Criminal. Attorney Bocchio provides personalized attention to each case and strives to provide the best for each and everyone of his clients. Attorney Bocchio takes the time to keep his clients appraised of each step of their case and “promptly” answers your questions throughout your representation.

If you are looking for a lawyer, Attorney Bocchio can meet your legal needs. Serving Essex, Middlesex, Plymouth Counties. Contingent Fees, Monthly...
Christopher DiBella
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Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 258-7600 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Everyone deserves committed legal representation, and Attorney Christopher DiBella has dedicated his legal career to exceeding clients' expectations in every case. The first of his family to attend college, he proceeded to graduate from law school with honors. Since opening DiBella Law Offices, P.C. in 2004, he has earned numerous awards. He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2017, and has been awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also has been named "Rising Star" by Boston Magazine – an honor achieved by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the...
Robert D. Lewin
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North Andover, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(978) 258-3520 793 Turnpike St
#2
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
Eric Schutzbank Esq
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North Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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...
David C Newton Esq.
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Salisbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 466-6068 102 Bridge Road
Salisbury, MA 01952
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
The Newton Law Firm and attorney David C. Newton are proud to serve Greater Boston and the Boston's North Shore, offering a variety of legal services to help his clients and protect their rights. Description I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years. After serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, I graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York College at Brockport with a B.S. in Business and Economics. I then continued on to obtain my law degree cum laude from Boston University School of Law. After obtaining my law degree I worked as an associate at Goodwin...
Lamya A. Forghany
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Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 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...
Mr Patrick F. Bull
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Haverhill, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(978) 457-9090 248 Broadway
Haverhill, MA 01832
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Patrick Bull works to help injured clients. From Landlord Tenant claims, to injuries from car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall claims, attorney Patrick Bull can help you get the compensation you deserve. See www.pfbulll.com for more details.
Anthony Papoulias Jr
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Salisbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(978) 465-1937 102 Bridge Rd.
Salisbury, MA 01952
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Maritime
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Jeffrey Karp
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Newburyport, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Attorney Jeffrey T. Karp, P.C.
54 State Street, 2nd Floor
Newburyport, MA 01950
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DUI
Michael J Baldassarre
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Salisbury, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(978) 465-5158 102 Bridge Road, Suite 2K
Salisbury, MA 01952
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Kathleen M. McCarthy
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North Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(978) 975-8060 200 Sutton St
#231
North Andover, MA 01845
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston College Law School
Daniel Gindes
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Salem, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(978) 741-4320 16 Front Street
Suite 208
Salem, MA 01970
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
A drunk driving charge, financial troubles, a serious accident – no one expects these things to happen – but they do. And they can make you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or unsure of where to turn. Our office can help. Attorney Gindes has the experience you need to get your life back on track. We will handle your situation quickly, quietly, and effectively, and we promise to treat you with the respect and confidentiality you deserve. As an established Massachusetts courtroom lawyer representing clients in both state and federal courts, Attorney Gindes has extensive experience in all types of litigation,...
Jennifer L. Andrade
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North Andover, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(978) 681-8600 89 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Education
Attorney Jennifer Andrade is a dedicated and caring attorney who offers zealous and aggressive representation in court. Her practice is focused on criminal defense, special education law, and all issues of divorce & family law. As a former prosecutor she has tried a significant number of cases before a jury and has handled hundreds of criminal matters. Attorney Andrade maintains two offices for the convenience of her clients. Please call to schedule an appointment today in either our North Andover office or our Cambridge, MA office!
Joseph B. Simons
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Salem, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(978) 741-7000 30 Church Street
Suite 202
Salem, MA 01970
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Successfully defending people against criminal charges in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.
Ryan P. Sullivan
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(978) 221-6012 228 Central St
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationLowell, 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.
Keren Goldenberg
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(978) 221-2503 97 Central Street
Suite 403
Lowell, MA 01852
Criminal
Northeastern University
I specialize in criminal defense and practice in Massachusetts in the federal and state courts. Prior to opening my own criminal defense practice I worked as a public defender for 12 years in New York City and Lowell, MA where I handle the toughest cases against relentless prosecutors and unforgiving judges. I have been invited to serve as faculty at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and the Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy’s Advanced Evidence Skills program. When criminal defense lawyers in Massachusetts have questions about their cases, they call me. You should too.
Phil A. Taylor
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Stoneham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(781) 438-7100 2 Main Street, Suite 325
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
Raymond Buso
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Salem, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(978) 590-8124 15 Church Street
Salem, MA 01970
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Raymond Buso has more than 35 years of experience, 10 of which were spent as a criminal prosecutor, which gives him an upper hand when it comes to your defense. He has tried more than 500 cases and understands the court system inside and out. Mr. Buso has a reputation for taking on difficult felony cases and winning, and he is ready to fight for you. Contact Raymond Buso, Attorney at Law today!
Richard Kendall
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North Reading, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(781) 983-0026 Post Office Box 31
North Reading, MA 01864
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Firms use and clients hire Attorney Richard W. Kendall of North Reading, Massachusetts because of his diversified background. Attorney Kendall has over thirty-seven years of pre-hospital emergency medicine, more than twenty-five years of law enforcement experience, eighteen of it in a Supervisory capacity, and twenty-two years instructing in various Police Academies across the United States including LAPD, NYPD, Boston, Milwaukee, San Diego, Buffalo, and countless others. Also, Attorney Kendall is a Massachusetts Superior Court recognized expert and International Instructor in “Opioids and Other Dangerous ‘Street Drugs’ of Abuse.”

Michael Bencal
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Salem, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(978) 741-2889 265 Essex St
Suite 301
Salem, MA 01970
Criminal, Consumer, DUI and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Specializing in Criminal Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, and Civil Rights Law. Retired Federal Civil Rights officer with extensive experience in motor vehicle law. Office is conveniently located in downtown Salem and close to parking and the Salem court complex.
Michael A. Contant
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Woburn, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(617) 227-8383 10 Cedar Street
Suite 23
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Massachusetts School of Law
Our goal is to embrace our clients and their problems as if they were our own. People often come to us at low points in their lives. Some are injured; some have financial burdens crushing them; and some have been charged with crimes. All of these situations involve a great deal of stress. I believe it is our job to relieve that stress. Our goal is to help that person walk out feeling better than when they arrived.
Michael Stephen Bowser Jr.
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Chelmsford, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(888) 526-9737 2 Courthouse Lane, Unit 4
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Drunk Driving Attorney and Personal Injury Attorney Michael Bowser is a *Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist with a proven record of success. Attorney Bowser excels in drug charge defense and general criminal defense in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Attorney Bowser has successfully defended clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses before both State and Federal Courts, including, but not limited to drunk driving, major drug offenses, sexual assault, domestic violence, assault and battery, fraud, theft, and all forms of traffic violations. He is a 1989 graduate of Providence College, and obtained his Juris Doctor from UNH...
Kevin Prendergast
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Salem, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 499-8065 30 Church Street
Suite 202
Salem, MA 01970-3779
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School and University of North Carolina School of Law
Kevin Prendergast began practicing law in 1999 as an associate at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge. Within a year's time he passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam and started a legal career that led to the founding of his own firm 4 years later. As a criminal defense and divorce attorney in Salem, Mr. Prendergast has helped dozens of individuals receive the legal help they need. If you would like his assistance with a criminal or family law matter, call his office immediately, or visit his website for more information.
Clint B. Muche
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Lynn, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 581-6940 15 Johnson Street
Lynn, MA 01902-0000
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Muche graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2002 with a dual concentration in Legal Studies and Political Science. He attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating with honors in 2007. Attorney Muche earned the Jurisprudence award, given for the highest grade in each first year course, in both Contracts and Property. While attending law school, Attorney Muche interned for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and participated in the Suffolk University Law School Prosecutor’s Clinic. Attorney Muche served as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County from January 2008 until January 2011. As a prosecutor he conducted...
Paul King
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Tewksbury, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(978) 851-5145 1501 Main St
#13
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
James D. Cormier
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 458-3580 755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney James D. Cormier is a partner at Cormier & Cormier, LLP, a small firm in Lowell, Massachusetts specializing in criminal defense, family law (divorce, paternity, support, alimony, etc.), civil litigation, and estate planning. Attorney Cormier is a former Middlesex County trial prosecutor who now focuses his experience on aggressively defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Stephen Forlizzi
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Danvers, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
491 Maple Street, Suite 106
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Stephen M. Forlizzi has been representing the rights of accident victims in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every case he handles resulting in the best possible recovery for his clients. Over the last three decades he has successfully handled virtually all types of personal injury cases, from the simple to the complex. His goal is to bring about a swift resolution of your claim in a professional yet personable manner, keeping you, the client, well informed, and at ease throughout. Willing and capable of fighting for your rights, Attorney Forlizzi...
Mr. John Keramaris
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Woburn, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(978) 263-7119 400 TradeCenter, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
John has litigated in courtrooms across the Commonwealth where he has handled numerous matters for countless satisfied clients. His practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant disputes, and criminal defense, including OUI. John strives to exceed his clients' expectations in quality, reliability and results.
Mary T. Rogers
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Peabody, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(978) 532-5203 P.O. Box 406
Peabody, MA 01960
Criminal and Appeals
Suffolk University Law School
Our MA law firm specializes in criminal law cases after conviction. We handle appeals, motions for a new trial, motions to revise and revoke sentences, guilty plea withdrawals, parole hearings, and commutation petitions. Attorney Mary T. Rogers won a United States Supreme Court case as co-counsel on June 25, 2009. The case, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, has widespread application to all criminal cases throughout the U.S. The Court ruled that under the Sixth Amendment all defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine forensic crime analysts. The government cannot rely on the forensic lab report in place of live testimony....
Daniel Kleven Gelb
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 345-0010 900 Cummings Center
Suite 207-V
Boston, MA 01915
Criminal, Administrative, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston College Law School
Brad Pacheco
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(978) 937-7322 175 Central Street
Suite 215
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire. Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is a Graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Massachusetts and a Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. The Law offices of Brad M. Pacheco are located at 175 Central Street, Suite 215, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852. Call the office at (978) 937-7322 to make an appointment with Attorney Brad M. Pacheco.
Gregory Oberhauser
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Lowell, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(978) 452-1116 207 Appleton St. #207
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Attorney Oberhauser has the defense experience that allows him to define a realistic approach to solving a client’s case with a successful outcome. He keeps his practice small, offering the personal service you deserve when hiring a lawyer. Greg Oberhauser is certified in breathalyzer testing, field sobriety testing and his is one of the few attorneys in Massachusetts to be considered a DRE – drug recognition expert. He recently became a DUID specialist by completing a course through the American Chemical Society in cooperation with Axion Analytical Laboratories. Attorney Oberhauser is also a member of the National College...
H. Ernest Stone
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Beverly, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 969-2890 900 Cummings Center
Suite 205-U
Beverly, MA 01915
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Thato Brenda Beckford
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Chelmsford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(877) 856-6591 187 chelmsford street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Free ConsultationCriminal
Massachusetts School of Law
Richard Patterson Jr.
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Salem, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(978) 744-8200 16 Front Street - Suite 302
Salem, MA 01970
Criminal, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Salem MA general practice law firm, including: personal injury (auto and work injuries); criminal defense (OUI and A&B); divorce (and family law); real estate (purchase and sale, and evictions); and Wills and Health Care proxies. No charge for initial consultation
Alan Tuttman
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Stoneham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(781) 438-5222 92 Montvale Avenue, Suite 2700
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
Suffolk University Law School
Thomas A Brant
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Beverly, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(617) 765-4903 100 Cummings Center
Suite 207-P
Beverly, MA 01915
Criminal and DUI
Boston Criminal Defense Attorney
Sean T. Hennigan
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Woburn, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(617) 227-8383 10 Cedar Street
Suite 23
Woburn, MA 01801
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Massachusetts School of Law
Our goal is to embrace our clients and their problems as if they were our own. People often come to us at low points in their lives. Some are injured; some have financial burdens crushing them; and some have been charged with crimes. All of these situations involve a great deal of stress. I believe it is our job to relieve that stress. Our goal is to help that person walk out feeling better than when they arrived.
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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.