Norwood, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

Elizabeth A. Lunt
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Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Anthony R. Riccio
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Eliot Brais
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I am a criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience and success. I will aggressively and skillfully fight for your rights and interests! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements. Call for a free consultation.
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Norwood, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(781) 551-5900 17 Walpole St
Norwood, MA 02062
Criminal, Collections and DUI
William D. Kickham Esq.
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(781) 320-0062 119 Fisher St
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Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationWestwood, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney William Kickham has more than 20 years of legal practice from diverse positions in law and media, providing counsel on a wide range of legal and trial issues, in both the civil and criminal arenas. Mr. Kickham presently practices law in his own firm in Westwood, Massachusetts, and until recently was the Executive Producer and host of his own TV talk show, At The Bar, previously broadcast on the Comcast network in the suburban Boston market, discussing a variety of legal and litigation issues within Massachusetts and nationally. In his diverse legal roles, Mr. Kickham has...
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(781) 952-0074 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
Attorney Weberg has nearly a decade of experience as a zealous, no-stone-unturned advocate for people facing the toughest legal challenges. She provides detail-oriented, holistic counsel with a compassionate approach. Attorney Weberg has represented clients in thousands of matters and has tried both felony and misdemeanor cases before juries, including felony sexual assaults and serious bodily injury cases. She has experience handling all manner of charges, including homicide. As a trial lawyer, Attorney Weberg has extensively litigated a variety of legal issues, including eyewitness identification, coerced confessions, repressed memories, and search and seizure. While practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Weberg provided...
Joseph Eisenstadt
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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
William Galvin
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
Edward Krippendorf
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 523-3500 355 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
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Catherine Becker Good
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(781) 471-5055 858 Washington St,
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
I have been practicing law for the past 29 years. My areas of concentration are divorce and family law, criminal defense and bankruptcy. I represent clients in all counties across the Commonwealth.

I graduated from Northeastern University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration. I received my juris doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

I treat each client as if they are my only client. I am available by phone, email and text.
Elliot Savitz
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 586-9300 339 Washington Street
Suite 202
Dedham, MA 2026
Free ConsultationCriminal
Boston University School of Law
Elliot Savitz Law is a small enough firm to ensure you have an experienced senior lawyer assigned to your case, but big enough to ensure that we can deal with any case on very short notice. You will always receive prompt attention. I will also give you my cell phone number to reach me easily with any new developments. Our success rate is unrivalled.
Susannah Brown
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
190 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090
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)
Sallie Vallely
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Walpole, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 404-1850 1600 PROVIDENCE HWY
Suite 221
Walpole, MA 02081
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Sallie K. Vallely has been practicing law, for 27 years. Attorney Vallely is the founding partner, of the law offices of Sallie K. Vallely. Attorney Vallely practices law in the following areas: criminal law and criminal defense, family law, and probate law. Attorney Vallely is the Supervising Attorney for the Middlesex Defense Attorney Incorporated and supervises lawyers in the Middlesex Superior Court and the Woburn District Court. As part of her position as Supervising Attorney she mentors young lawyers, teaches seminars, and investigates complaints filed against lawyers. Attorney Vallely attends the Middlesex Defense Attorney’s Incorporated Board of Directors meetings, on...
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.
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James W. Duffy
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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... Read More »
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Kevin M. Cloutier
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West Roxbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 327-3811 1990 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
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. ...
Michael DelSignore
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(781) 686-5924 20 Eastbrook Rd
#304
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
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
Lissa McKinney
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 329-3373 30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 201
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Lissa McKinney graduated Suffolk University (1981) and Suffolk University Law School (1984) and started as a trial lawyer with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Worcester and Boston. Her courtroom and trial experience spans 33 years and more than 1,000 bench or jury trials, probable cause hearings, restraining order hearings and evidentiary hearings. Lissa's practice concentrates on labor and employment law, personal injury, consumer fraud complaints, administrative hearings, and ALL matters of criminal defense.Out of the courtroom, she represent clients at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Department of Employment and Training, DSS Fair Hearings, disciplinary hearings of...
Lefteris K. Travayiakis
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West Roxbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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
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
George Papachristos
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Milton, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 328-7100 500 Granite Ave
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Milton, MA 02186
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
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...
Meghan L Howard
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Foxboro, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(508) 543-0600 132 Central Street
Suite 209
Foxboro, MA 02035
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
I am an enthusiastic advocate for my clients. My firm allows me to practice many areas of the law, but my favorite areas are family law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. I strive to maintain active in the legal community by participating in the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
William Galvin
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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Rachel Stroup
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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.
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.
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.
Steven Ballard
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Wellesley Hills, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 591-2750 354 Washington Street
Suite 323
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
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.


Heather Virginia Baer
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Wellesley Hills, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Criminal, Business, Employment and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Heather Baer has over 20 years of legal experience with an extensive courtroom background. Heather has tried over 50 jury trials and approximately 100 bench trials. Heather regularly handles business law, employment law and criminal defense cases.
John DeVito
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(781) 326-1818 20 Eastbrook Road Suite 304
Dedham, MA 02026
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Suffolk University Law School
Criminal Defense Lawyer, John E. DeVito When you need legal representation in the Boston area—especially in a criminal case—you want the best criminal defense attorney you can find and John E. DeVito is that attorney. He has represented clients in criminal law cases for more than 30 years and is recognized by his peers for exceptional ability and strict ethical standards with an AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can receive from his or her peers and the highest rating an attorney can receive from his his clients. Representing defendants for various criminal charges A...
Alan Pransky
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
20 Eastbrook Rd
Dedham, MA 02026
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
In Dedham, Massachusetts, we represent individuals and families in a wide range of areas under the law, including: •Family law and divorce — including all aspects of divorce law, such as child custody, child support and property division, as well as other family law issues, including spousal abuse, paternity and separation •Real estate — including guidance for buyers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants in a wide range of transactions and litigation issues •Estate administration and probate — including settling debts, notifying creditors, preparing and filing all documents and resolving any claims against an estate •Civil law — including personal injury, breach of contract and...
Matthew Harper-Nixon
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Norfolk, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 528-4007 158 Main Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
Criminal, Appeals, Elder and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Eleftherios Travayiakis
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West Roxbury, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(617) 325-9500 1842 Centre St #200
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Criminal
Stephen Neyman Esq.
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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.
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Andrew Brodie
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I provide aggressive and focused legal representation to fight criminal charges. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Sean Alexander Doherty
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Millis, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 284-3529 709 Main Street
Millis, MA 02054
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.
Kelly Cusack
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(781) 688-0119 20 Milton Street, Suite 103
Dedham, MA 02026
Criminal
Pamela Lindmark
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Newton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(617) 964-4417 LAW OFFICES OF PAMELA LANDMARK
1330 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Criminal, Appeals, Estate Planning and Immigration
Joseph B. Simons
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(781) 797-0555 1 International Place
Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02110
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Successfully defending people against criminal charges in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.
Stephen Neyman Esq.
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(617) 263-6800 50 Congress St
#525
Boston, MA 02109
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...
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 532-1911 Suite 302
Boston, MA 02110
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Immigration
Massachusetts School of Law
Ismail Mohammed founded The Law Office of Ismail Mohammed in 2004 to offer legal services in the field of criminal defense and immigration in Boston, Massachusetts having earned his Juris Doctor degree from Massachusetts School of Law at Andover in 2000. It was from there that he became a bar advocate with the Middlesex Defense attorneys since 2005 representing mainly indigent clients. At the Law Office of Ismail Mohammed, we are passionate about representing all clients in criminal defense and immigration cases. We help families, individuals and companies with visa applications, green card applications, citizenship/naturalization and cancellation from deportation/removal...
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...
Christopher DiBella
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 870-0907 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
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...
Frank Fernandez
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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...
David R. Yannetti
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(617) 338-6006 Ten Winthrop Square
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
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...
Inga Bernstein
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William D. Kickham Esq.
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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.