Marshfield, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

Lorraine Belostock Esq.
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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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Joe Serpa
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

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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... Read More »
Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Patrick J. Murphy, Esq.
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I am a dedicated, trustworthy, and relentless criminal defense attorney. I am committed to protecting your rights and securing your freedom! Visit my website to see client testimonials, or call for a free consultation.
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Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 880-6677 385 Court Street
Suite 102
Plymouth, MA 02360
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Areas of practice: Adoption, Divorce, Child Support Modification, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Estate Litigation, Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons, Guardianship of Minors, Termination of Guardianship, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Debt Collection, Visitation/Custody Dispute, 93A Consumer Protection, and General Litigation Before co-founding Cohen Cleary, P.C., Attorney Cohen worked as associate counsel with Schonland & Associates, P.C. Attorney Cohen concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law, probate and estates, guardianships of minors and incapacitated persons as well as civil litigation. Attorney Cohen is passionate about her work in representing those who are in need of legal representation, and strives...
Paul Epstein
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Hanover, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(781) 829-0700 1165 Washington Street
Suite 2
Hanover, MA 02339
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DUI
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Paul Epstein, a native of Hull, graduated Hull High School in 1971. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a B.S. in Criminology. Mr. Epstein also has an M.S. in Criminal Justice from American International College, and a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Before starting law school, he worked as a police officer and an investigator for the public defender's office. Upon graduation from law school, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, where he became the supervising ADA for the Lawrence area. As recognition of his extensive trial experience, Mr. Epstein...
Susannah Brown
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Pembroke, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 829-6870 100 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Emory University School of Law
At the Law Offices of Susannah L. Brown we specialize in Divorce and Family Law. Call us today for a free consultation.We have offices on the South Shore (Pembroke) and Cape Cod (West Dennis)
Peter M. Dempsey
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Pembroke, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(781) 331-1500 196 Plain Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Former assistant district attorney with 29 years of experience offers representation in personal injury, estate planning and administration, criminal defense and family law.
Gregory M Noble
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Hingham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(781) 848-1500 100 Recreation Park Drive
Suite 204
Hingham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Suffolk University Law School
I am a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. After years as a successful prosecutor, I am now a Massachusetts DUI attorney focused on OUI DUI DWI defense. Contact me if you need a Boston DUI Attorney to defend a Mass DUI charge.
George Papachristos
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Milton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 328-7100 500 Granite Ave
#6
Milton, MA 02186
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Jessica Ann Foley
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Weymouth, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 981-7888 1281 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Northeastern University School of Law
Julie Gaudreau
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Stoughton, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(781) 686-5924 530 Washington St
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Michael DelSignore
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Stoughton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(781) 686-5924 530 Washington St
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
Andrew DiCarlo Berman
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Braintree, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 380-7730 44 Adams St Ste 5
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School
The Law Office of Russell J. Matson, P.C., represents criminal defendants in all Massachusetts State, Federal and Appellate court systems, from investigation through trial. The firm handles every type of criminal matter and employs skilled trial attorneys who are in court on a regular basis. As Senior Trial Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Attorney Berman brings 20 years of experience as a criminal and civil litigator - as an Assistant District Attorney, insurance defense attorney, Criminal Defense Attorney and Special Prosecutor - to ensure that your matter is handled in a professional, aggressive and efficient manner. Andrew is a...
Inga Bernstein
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Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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David A. Russcol
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolDC, Massachusetts and New York
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Edward Sharkansky
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 587-7977 1342 Belmont Street - Suite 102
Brockton, MA 02301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Northeastern University
Massachusetts Law Attorney Edward Sharkansky has over 20 years of courtroom experience beginning as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office. From those experiences he opened his own practice as a criminal defense attorney, providing his legal expertise as a defense and trial attorney to hundreds of clients from all walks of life throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Sharkansky’s practice has evolved into assisting individuals with cases in DUI law, family law, personal injury, and other criminal law issues. As your attorney with a great deal of courtroom and settlement experience, he will work with you throughout the entire...
Jon A Ciraulo
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(617) 770-3400 1266 Furnace Brook Parkway
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
As a former Assistant District Attorney, Attorney Ciraulo has obtained extensive knowledge and the requisite experience to help each client resolve his or her case either through negotiation or litigation. Having handled thousands of criminal matters and having tried to verdict more than three hundred cases, you can trust Attorney Ciraulo to analyze each and every aspect of your case, scrutinize the conduct of the police, protect your legal rights, and fully explain to you all of your options.

Attorney Ciraulo and his team of former prosecutors have earned a reputation for results one victory at a time. ...
Robert C. Shea
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(508) 510-5107 1350 Belmont St Suite 109
Brockton, MA 02301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Robert “Bobby” Shea grew up in Massachusetts. He attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts, college at the University of Connecticut and returned to Massachusetts to attend Suffolk University Law School.
Sergey Mikhlin
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 271-7781 1342 Belmont Street
Suite 101
Brockton, MA 02301
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Northeastern University School of Law
Sergey Mikhlin is a Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer with nearly fifteen years of criminal litigation experience. His practice focuses on all criminal matters, including OUI/DUI and other driving offenses, drug and weapon offenses, domestic violence and sex crimes, theft and property crimes, violent offenses, and white collar crime.
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 ...
Anthony R. Riccio
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
234 Copeland St
#230
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Kevin William Gaughen Jr
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Weymouth, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St.
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Kevin W. Gaughen, Jr. joined the firm in August of 2009 from the Norfolk County District Attorneys office. Gaughen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wrentham, Quincy, Stoughton and Dedham District Courts and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Brookline District and Juvenile Courts. Attorney Gaughen is known for his zealous trial advocacy. In an appeals court case, opposing counsel characterized him as to have "pummeled into the jury's consciousness"1 important portions of the case. The case was decided in his client's favor.

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Kevin William Gaughen
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East Weymouth, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Edward Molari
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 942-1532 71 Legion Parkway
Suite 25
Brockton, MA 02301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Attorney Edward Molari has over ten years of experience handling criminal cases in Massachusetts. He has spent the vast majority of that time in private practice representing individual clients handling all criminal matters, including OUI, negligent motor vehicle operation cases, and domestic assault and battery. Edward Molari specializes in drug crimes, gun crimes, and crimes alleging violence.
Peter V. Bellotti
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(617) 328-2300 1372 Hancock St
#201
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(617) 302-6870 One Adams Place
859 Willard Street, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
Ana Isabel Muñoz
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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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John T. Martin
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I am an experienced and skilled Massachusetts criminal defense attorney. I will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you! Visit my website to see testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation.
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Marc Roberts
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Stoughton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 672-2322 6 Cabot Place
Suite 5
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Roger Williams University School of Law
My name is Attorney Marc Roberts and I want to let you know a little about me and what I believe about the law. I am a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Bachelorâs of the Arts Degree obtained from majoring in Psychology. I obtained my law degree at Roger Williams University School of Law in 2004. I passed the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Examinations in 2004 and have been a practicing attorney ever since. My career started off as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bristol County District Attorneyâs Office where I was stationed primarily in the...
Theodore Barone
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 718-4400 Barone Law Offices
Brockton, MA 02301
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
Successful results include not guilty verdicts, dismissals, not delinquent verdicts, no indictment decisions, favorable plea resolutions and no violation findings in New England Region State and Federal Courts. Proven professional experts used include private investigators, blood experts, psychiatrists/psychologists, computer/internet consultants, firearm manufacturers, drug and alcohol experts, immigration specialists and accident reconstruction investigators.
Aderonke Lipede
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 827-0063 859 Willard St, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
Attorney Aderonke Lipede is a skilled trial lawyer committed to social justice who specializes in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Delinquency, Youthful Offender matters, and civil rights/anti-discrimination matters in Quincy, Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Lynn, Brockton, Somerville, Medford, and Chelsea. Attorney Lipede, a former real estate broker, also specializes in real estate transactions and landlord/tenant disputes. Call if you need an affordable, knowledgeable, and committed trial lawyer on your side to protect your civil rights or your property.

Attorney Lipede is also the founder and Executive Director of Sanctuary For Justice, Inc. a faith-based civil rights organization.


Mr. Patrick Donovan
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 479-1800 234 Copeland Street
Suite 230
Quincy, MA 02169
Criminal, Cannabis Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Patrick Donovan is a former prosecutor that practices criminal defense in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan handles all types of crimes including misdemeanor and felony charges.
Jonathan Moriarty
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Randolph, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(781) 961-2200 53 S Main St
Suite 3
Randolph, MA 02368
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Roger Williams University School of Law
The Law Office of Jonathan J. Moriarty was established in 1999 and has been responsible for providing legal services, including real estate related legal services and criminal defense ever since. Our main areas of practice are real estate law, criminal law, personal injury and civil litigation. Our office is conveniently located at in Randolph, Massachusetts. We hope that our website at www.attorneymoriarty.com will familiarize you with our personnel, areas of practice, and firm philosophy. Please call us at 781-961-2200 or e- mail us at info@attorneymoriarty.com.
Dave Flanagan
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Weymouth, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(617) 472-8400 440 Washington Street
Second Floor, Suite 4
Weymouth, MA 02189
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
The law office of Flanagan & Associates exists to defend individuals who have been accused of criminal activity. If you have found yourself facing criminal charges, it is of the utmost importance that you know where you can turn to receive the help and support you need. A Quincy criminal defense lawyer at this office is up to the task! You can receive the help you need for charges of trespassing or arson. Are you facing weapon charges of any kind? You need to know where you can turn to receive the trustworthy help your case requires. A lawyer at...
Christopher F. Murray
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Plymouth, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(508) 746-4144 18 Main St. Extension
Suite 301
Plymouth, MA 02360
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and DUI
Attorney Christopher F. Murray is the founder and principal of Plymouth Rock Legal. He is an experienced trial attorney and former prosecutor who represents clients in commercial and business litigation, personal injury, and criminal matters. Our lawyers are well versed in the law and in the courtroom. We approach our cases with years of experience and success in helping to advocate your case. We understand that each matter is important to each client and provide the type of quality individualized service that larger firms cannot. We pledge to give superior legal representation to the client at a reasonable cost....
Joseph Keegan
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 479-2933 1200 Hancock St
Suite 311
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal
New England Law | Boston
I am dedicated to helping put each and every client in a position to win their case and get back to their life.
Gregory J White
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(617) 847-4200 21 McGrath Highway
Quincy, MA 02169
Criminal and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney White spent 14 years working as a prosecutor in three of the busiest district attorney's offices in Massachusetts where he prosecuted over 1000 criminal cases in the District and Superior Courts including first degree murder cases. Attorney White went on to serve as both General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and the Department of Labor. He then received a presidential appointment to work as Senior Attorney Advisor to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. In 2009 he returned to Massachusetts where he opened his own firm. The...
Bruce Watson
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(617) 773-4111 21 Franklin Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Criminal, Divorce and Legal Malpractice
Boston University School of Law
EXPERIENCED DIVORCE LITIGATION ATTORNEY: Bruce Watson has been practicing law in Massachusetts for 30 years and has successfully represented numerous individuals in the civil and criminal justice systems. Attorney Watson’s practice concentrates on divorce and divorce litigation matters. Following law school, Attorney Watson worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pursuing civil recoveries from doctors and other health care organizations. Thereafter, Attorney Watson worked for several law firms in Boston, concentrating on representation of individual health care providers and organizations and handling numerous plaintiff personal injury matters. Websites: http://www.BostonSouthAttorney.com http://www.Boston-South-Divorce.com
Harvey Silverglate
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Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Joseph Eisenstadt
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Emory University School of LawMassachusetts
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Keith Durden
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 328-4844 24 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and White Collar Crime
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Durden has represented numerous clients in both civil and criminal matters in trial courts throughout Massachusetts. He has successfully argued motions to suppress and dismiss and has tried numerous cases successfully before judges and juries. In his criminal law practice, he has handled hundreds of cases involving drug possession, drug distribution, school zone violations, 209A violations, larceny, and insurance fraud and has won many acquittals for his clients. ...
Russell Matson
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Braintree, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
44 Adams St
#5
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Attorney Russell Matson concentrates his practices in the area of DUI and criminal defense. He has appeared in every district court in Massachusetts. Call 24/7 for a free consultation on any Massachusetts criminal charge. (781) 380-7730,
Mr. Paul Edward Clancy Jr.
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 586-6777 71 Legion Parkway Suite 24
Brockton, MA 02301
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Law Office of Paul E. Clancy Jr.
C Henry Fasoldt
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Braintree, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(781) 817-6332 44 Adams St, #5
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
George F. Gormley
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Hingham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(617) 268-2999 160 Old Derby St
Ste 456
Hingham, MA 02043
Criminal, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law and Boston University School of Law
Michael Bradley
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 260-4592 1145 Hancock Street, Suite E
Quincy, MA 02061
Criminal
Brendan J Noonan
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(508) 588-0422 555 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Criminal and Personal Injury
Gerald J Noonan
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Brockton, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(508) 584-6955 556 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Criminal
Jessica Ann Foley
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Weymouth, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(866) 981-7888 1281 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
Criminal
Milton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 296-8282 487 Adams St
Milton, MA 02186
Criminal
Stephen Neyman Esq.
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Norman Zalkind
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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.