Onset, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

Ana Isabel Muñoz
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

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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Norman Zalkind
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 56 years experience

Norman Zalkind has tried over 120 jury trials, including many high-profile cases. Norman focuses his practice on criminal defense, including murder cases, white-collar criminal defense, and other serious felony cases in... Read More »
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Benjamin P. Urbelis
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Free Consultation! Successful Criminal Defense Attorney! Zealous Advocate!

I am an experienced and trusted criminal defense attorney. I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges, and fight to secure your freedom! Visit my website for more information. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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William Galvin
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Attorney William Galvin, a highly esteemed and experienced criminal lawyer, is one of the founding partners of the law firm of Eisenstadt, Krippendorf, and Galvin. He represents clients in the Municipal, District,... Read More »
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Kristen Greenwood
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Sagamore Beach, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 299-3965 349 Old Plymouth Rd
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562
Criminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Harrison Barrow
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Hyannis, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(508) 945-1400 100 Independence Dr
#7
Hyannis, MA 02601
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Hi, I’m Harrison Barrow. I’m an attorney on Cape Cod, and I accept cases in all counties in Massachusetts.

I am a third generation attorney, and a second generation Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer. I grew up on Cape Cod, then headed north to Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving my undergraduate degree from Harvard University Extension School, I graduated Chicago-Kent College of Law as a merit scholar and received a certificate in criminal litigation. At Kent, I was an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law, attended the Summer program in law at Cambridge University, ...
Amber R. Cohen
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Plymouth, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Attorney Harry M. Terrien
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Fairhaven, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(508) 617-8654 12 Center Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Criminal and DUI
University of Massachusetts Law School Dartmouth
Criminal Defense Attorney. Former Massachusetts Probation Officer with 15 years experience with Probation Revocation Hearings, expunging or sealing criminal records. Trained Mediator, Sergeant Major, USMC (Ret.)Eager to assist veteran's with all areas of law.
Michael DelSignore
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 455-4755 448 County St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut School of Law
Christopher B. Coughlin
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Barnstable, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(844) 268-4454 3282 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
Jon A Ciraulo
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Barnstable, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(774) 251-9555 3282 Main Street
PO Box 930
Barnstable, MA 02630
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. ...
Gary L. Pacella
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 525-4147 628 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
John E. Flor
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
888 Purchase St. Suite 312
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Christopher F. Murray
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Plymouth, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 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....
George Papachristos
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Massachusetts School of Law and Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and Federal Bar
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John L. Calcagni III
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Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Attorney Calcagni is a highly skilled, aggressive and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He is a former military prosecutor in the U.S. Army JAG Corps where he prosecuted hundreds of complex felony cases in the... Read More »
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George Leontire
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(855) 223-9080 66 N. Second Street
New Bedford, MA 02748
Criminal, Employment, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
New England Law | Boston
Licensed in MA, Federal Court First Circuit and the US Supreme Court

George Leontire is a litigator at Leontire & Associates, P.C., a leading national law firm well-known for its representation of clients in some of the country’s most high profile cases in recent history. Operating out of the firm’s Boston and New Bedford offices, George represents clients civil litigation and Criminal Defense matters in Massachusetts and federal courts.

George received his Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 1976, and later earned his Juris Doctor law degree in 1981 from the New England School of...
Randi Potash
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Centerville, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(617) 631-2591 586 Strawberry Hill Rd
Centerville, MA 02632
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Randi J. Potash is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cape Cod Massachusetts who has concentrated her practice exclusively in the representation of those accused of crimes. EDUCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST. THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW Instructor- Criminal Law in Massachusetts at Cape Cod Community College Academy of Life Long Learning.
Nicholas R. Sylvia
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(508) 717-7869 257 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Sylvia is driven to improve the lives of his clients through hard work and dedication. He brings a wealth of legal experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has worked alongside a Massachusetts Superior Court Justice, alongside a Registrar of Probate, within two counties' District Attorney's Offices, and has practiced before every tribunal of the Department of Industrial Accidents throughout the Commonwealth.

He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, where he received the Leader of Justice Award for performing over 890 hours of pro bono work in just 2 years. As an...
Paul Santos
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(508) 996-0941 13 S 6th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal, Juvenile, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Paul Santos New Bedford Graduated New Bedford High School class of 1978, Umass Dartmouth 1982 Bachelor of Arts in History with High Distinction, New England school of law juris doctor 1986. 1986 to 1993 Bristol county asst dist atty including supervisor of New Bedford district court. 1993 to present in private practice associated with the firm of friedland and youman p.c. of New Bedford, MA. I do criminal defense including assaults, domestic, drunk driving, and drug cases. SUMMARY; Attorney Paul Santos office is located in New Bedford Mass. He represent clients in juvenile court....
Christopher Abreu
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(508) 646-8715 227 Union St.
Suite 203
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Sandwich, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(508) 888-5700 90 Rte 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
Criminal and Environmental
New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 994-5900 190 William St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Barnstable Town, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 771-4210 270 Winter St
Barnstable Town, MA 02601
Criminal and Personal Injury
Barnstable Town, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(508) 775-3665 300 Barnstable Rd
Barnstable Town, MA 02601
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Barnstable Town, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(508) 362-9666 3166 Main St
Barnstable Town, MA 02630
Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
James W. Duffy
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

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 Suffolk... Read More »
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Harrison Barrow
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

Hi, I’m Harrison Barrow. I’m an attorney on Cape Cod, and I accept cases in all counties in Massachusetts. I am a third generation attorney, and a second generation Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer. I grew up... Read More »
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New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 993-4100 14 S 6th St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(508) 997-0711 888 Purchase St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal and DUI
New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(508) 817-3194 156 Eighth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal
New Bedford, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(508) 993-9924 115 Orchard St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Personal Injury
Barnstable Town, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 362-8288 3217 Main St
Barnstable Town, MA 02630
Criminal, DUI, Environmental and Maritime
Joseph B. Simons
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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.
Dakota Martin
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(617) 657-4529 35 India Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
New England School of Law
After practicing for several years as a defense attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney Dakota D. Martin returned to Massachusetts to open a criminal defense practice in downtown Boston.

Attorney Martin focuses his practice on criminal defense while taking select personal injury and civil cases.

A member of Suffolk Lawyers For Justice and well established solo practitioner, attorney Martin's represents the accused in courts throughout the Commonwealth.

No matter what you're facing, your case will receive the utmost attention at Dakota Martin Law. Criminal accusations can ruin lives. Defend yourself, but don't do it alone....
Peter V. Bellotti
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Quincy, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(617) 328-2300 1372 Hancock St
#201
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Bellotti is a skilled trial attorney in civil and criminal litigation and is a former senior assistant district attorney for Middlesex County. As a prosecutor, he perfected his skills to become a talented and tenacious litigator who has tried hundreds of cases in the superior and district courts and presented arguments before the Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

In his practice, Attorney Bellotti is highly respected in the area of personal injury and is a resolute and successful plaintiff's counsel. Attorney Bellotti has more than 15 years experience with personal injury cases and cases that involve catastrophic...
Benjamin P. Urbelis
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 830-2188 98 N Washington St
#305
Boston, MA 02114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
Benjamin P. Urbelis is the lead attorney at Urbelis Law, LLC in Boston. He represents clients in a variety of criminal defense matters such as: Drunk Driving, OUI/DUI/DWI, Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Serious Criminal accusations. Attorney Urbelis is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and American Bar Associations, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is available 24/7 for a free legal consultation. Benjamin is also an attorney-coach for Central Catholic High School's mock trial team in Lawrence, and he serves on the school's Alumni Board of Advisors.
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...
David A. Russcol
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

David Russcol’s practice encompasses all aspects of litigation, from preliminary investigation to filing suit, through trial and pursuing appeals. He focuses on university sexual assault and discipline matters,... Read More »
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Zoraida Fernandez
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Attorney Zoraida Fernandez practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Zoraida understands that clients come to her when they are in crisis, whether it’s because they are facing criminal prosecution, are at risk... Read More »
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Steven John Topazio
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(617) 422-5803 44 School Street, Suite 1000
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 25 year legal career, Attorney Topazio has acquired the knowledge, courtroom savvy and legal expertise from countless courtroom battles to become one of Boston's Top Lawyers.
Michael D. Kelly Esq.
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(617) 807-0855 83 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
New England Law | Boston
Michael Kelly focuses his legal practice primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury cases such as car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and slip and fall accidents in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. Mr. Kelly is an experienced trial lawyer with demonstrated skills in negotiating with insurance companies. He has negotiated successful resolutions of numerous injury claims, achieving six figure settlements for his clients. His litigation skills benefit his clients whose cases go to trial. Mr. Kelly was included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyer List of Rising Stars, a coveted distinction that no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state...
Aidan Murphy
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Everett, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 387-7000 537 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Aidan Murphy’s career with Scalli Murphy Law began as a paralegal while attending law school. Working on the intimate details of each case has made Aidan efficient and detailed in more than a decade of practice as an attorney. Over the years, Aidan gained valuable courtroom, trial and transnational experience. Today, Aidan uses his experience to focus exclusively on clients suffering traumatic injury as a result of another's negligence and those facing criminal charges. Call Aidan when a loved one has suffered wrongful injury or death or when they stand accused of criminal acts by the...
Inga Bernstein
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Employment
Harvard Law School
Inga Bernstein represents individuals in employment and criminal defense cases. She is an experienced trial lawyer who fights for every client, winning and favorably resolving many cases over her two decades as an attorney.

Criminal defense has been a centerpiece of Inga’s career since she first began to practice law. Her criminal practice covers the spectrum from state district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. In her criminal practice, Inga holds the government’s feet to the fire: she makes sure the government bears its burden of both proving its case and of demonstrating that the police and other law enforcement did...
William D. Kickham Esq.
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(781) 320-0062 119 Fisher St
#1
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationWestwood, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 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...
Ismail Mohammed
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Zoraida Fernandez
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Boston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Criminal, Education and Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Attorney Zoraida Fernandez practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Zoraida understands that clients come to her when they are in crisis, whether it’s because they are facing criminal prosecution, are at risk of losing or have lost their jobs, or have otherwise been deprived of their civil rights and liberties. Her clients’ goals are of paramount concern and dictate the strategy and approach in each of her cases. In 2018, Zoraida was selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Zoraida worked with the Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN). With IPMN, she...
Lissa McKinney
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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...
Stephen Neyman Esq.
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(617) 263-6800 50 Congress St
#525
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
Criminal, 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...
Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Ruth O’Meara-Costello represents clients in criminal defense, Title IX, and employment law matters. Ruth is a committed and thoughtful advocate for her clients and has achieved significant victories both in and out of... Read More »
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Naomi R. Shatz
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Attorney Naomi Shatz focuses on students' rights, university discipline, and employee rights. She represents students at all levels of education from elementary school through graduate school, as well as teachers and... Read More »
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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.