Winchendon, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

David Allen LaPointe
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Winchendon, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(978) 297-2390 518 Central Street
Winchendon, MA 01475
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law
John Lawrence Roncone III
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Leominster, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney John L. Roncone, III. (Jay), began his practice of law in 1991 after graduating from Gettysburg College (PA) and the New England School of Law (Boston, MA). He has practiced primarily in the areas of: personal injury (auto accidents, dog bites, slip and fall), criminal defense (assault, DWI/OUI, drug charges, etc.) and family law (divorce, child support, restraining orders, adoption, etc.). He has extensive experience representing clients in the various District Courts, Probate and Family Courts, Superior Courts, and Federal Courts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also successfully represented parties in numerous arbitration and mediation hearings, saving...
Elizabeth K. Halloran
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Leominster, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(978) 534-2444 142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston

Elizabeth K. Halloran, Associate Attorney with the firm concentrates her practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, criminal defense, personal injury, litigation and real estate. Ms. Halloran began her practice of law in 2012 after earning her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

Prior to joining the Roncone Law Offices, PC, Ms. Halloran was a Prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney with the Worcester County District Attorney's Office where she handled prosecution of various felonies and misdemeanors before the District and Superior Courts. Just prior to joining the firm, she was responsible for prosecuting domestic violence related crime(s.) She has...
Edwin H Howard II
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Fitchburg, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(978) 627-4155 154 Prichard St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Kristen Jay Patria
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Fitchburg, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
128 Prichard Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Attorney Kristen Jay Patria has twenty years of experience successfully fighting for clients facing criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. Whether your case is an OUI/DUI, a domestic assault, gun or drug charges or even murder, Attorney Patria will render his best professional skill in order to ensure maximum results. Attorney Patria has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases and has tried hundreds in both the district and superior courts in several counties. In addition to obtaining the best possible outcome in every case, it is an underlying concern to Attorney...
Jennifer LaBaire
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Leominster, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 537-2636 2 Washington Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Nicholas Carbone
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Fitchburg, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(978) 987-6163 625 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Carbone focuses his practice on Criminal and Civil Litigation. Prior to forming Boyle & Carbone, P.C., Attorney Carbone worked as an associate for a Worcester law firm focusing on Family Law and Criminal Defense, as a prosecutor in District Attorney Joseph Early’s Office and also served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Timothy Hillman in the United States District Court. Attorney Carbone possesses experience and an excruciating work ethic that is evident in all cases that he works on. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as in the United States District...
Karli S. Fernandez-Fontaine
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Leominster, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(978) 870-4045 305 Whitney Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Criminal, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
Michael Richard Taylor
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Leominster, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(978) 537-3500 19 Water Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Fitchburg, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(978) 345-4166 61 Academy St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
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...
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.
Daniel J. Cappetta
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(508) 762-4540 150 Speen St
#201
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationFramingham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University
Attorney Cappetta is a Juvenile and Criminal Defense Attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of his clients. Attorney Cappetta is committed to providing high quality defense services to his clients at a price that is fair and reasonable. All fees are charged on a flat fee basis so that clients always know the total cost of representation before making a decision about hiring him. Attorney Cappetta is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, MA. After college he graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. He has spent almost...
William M. Driscoll Esq.
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Pepperell, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(978) 846-5184 41 Lowell Road #483
Pepperell, MA 01463
Free ConsultationAppeals
New England Law | Boston
Appellate Attorney William Driscoll credits his professional success to superior research and analytical skills, a keen attention to detail, the tenacity to examine every angle, and the ability to explain complex information simply. He identifies the personal and legal issues and implements creative solutions for his clients best interests.

Attorney Driscoll takes the time to explain the law in simple to understand terms. He explains how our legal system works, from the Massachusetts trial court to the Supreme Court of the United States. He explains your rights and offers options. Ultimately it is his client who must choose his own path,...
William O'Neil
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East Longmeadow, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(413) 224-2694 280 N. Main St.
Ste. 6
East Longmeadow, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
William O’Neil has practiced law in the greater Springfield area for 32 years. He specializes in criminal defense of major crimes. Attorney O’Neil also has experience in advising his clients on estate planning, will drafting, and probate matters. He has defended hard working citizens who have been harassed by debt collectors by defending them in court against those creditors and in filing for bankruptcy protection. Receiving compassionate legal advice from our experienced professionals will prevent you from getting lost in the corporate shuffle.
Charles E. Dolan
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(413) 746-4400 265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Raipher D. Pellegrino
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(413) 746-4400 265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Michael H. Erlich
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(508) 791-9001 47 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
My interest in criminal law began while attending University of Miami School of Law. During my second year, I was able to secure an internship with the State Attorney's Office as a student prosecutor. I worked under Janet Reno, who later became our United States Attorney General. Over the last 23 years I have been representing individuals throughout the Commonwealth with compassion, professionalism and the understanding that your case is all that matters. I am one of the few attorneys in Worcester County that devotes their entire practice to criminal defense and I have built a reputation based on results...
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...
Lissa McKinney
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Acton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 329-3373 100 Powder Mill Road
#244
Acton, MA 01720
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...
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...
Christopher DiBella
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Methuen, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(978) 327-5140 45 Osgood Street
Suite 302
Methuen, MA 01844
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...
Bruce J. Patryn
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(413) 746-6834 21 Stockbridge St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western New England University School of Law
This aggressive and skilled Trial Attorney will vigorously defend your rights and interest. After serving four years in Hampden County as an Assistant District Attorney, Attorney Patryn has been defending individuals accused of major felonies and misdemeanors in the Superior, District and Juvenile Courts since 2001.
Joseph A. Pellegrino
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Attorney
(413) 746-4400 265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Consumer and Environmental
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
John Peter McKenna
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(413) 787-9995 1391 Main Street
Suite 1006
Springfield, MA 01103
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Attorney John McKenna has an extensive background in personal injury, criminal law and immigration matters. Our clients benefit from his broad and unique experience which includes: Congressional Counsel to Massachusetts Congressman Richard E. Neal Assistant District Attorney for Hampden County Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Springfield Claims Representative for Traveler's Insurance Company Adjunct Faculty in Criminal Law at Anna Maria College Attorney John McKenna has extensive trial experience. He has defended his clients' interests in over 200 trials. Due to his well-respected reputation, he is regularly referred to clients by those within...
Peter Irvine
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Northampton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(413) 587-0008 9 1/2 Market St
Suite 3A
Northampton, MA 01060
Criminal, DUI, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Lewis & Clark Law School
We offer big city representation from a small town, community-based perspective. Our goal is to be a personal resource for people whatever their legal need. Peter's motivation to become a lawyer was a desire for answers—the legal system seemed arcane and unapproachable. It needed a new interface; one where regular people can get the information and help they need at a reasonable cost and minimal stuffiness. Having spent 30+ years in the entertainment business, Peter offers a firsthand understanding of, and pragmatic solutions to, the situations of our creative clients. Playing in, and managing, a band while...
Kevin Leeper
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Framingham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(508) 270-3000 188 Concord Street Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
Western New England University School of Law
Complex areas of the law require a specialist that is constantly aware of the changes and pitfalls that can arise in every case. While a lot of information can be found online, your case should be more than just a form or anecdote . My job is to see that my client is guided through the legal process as quickly and with as little risk as possible. I am results oriented and my client's success is my ultimate goal. My firm is ready to handle your matter and has in fact been recognized nationally. We have...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
#23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Construction and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
My full-service law practice has assisted individuals and companies satisfy their personal and professional objectives through cost-efficient negotiation and litigation results. I have an expertise in the fields of business, construction, employment, real estate, personal injury law and criminal defense. I am a trial attorney skilled in both civil and criminal matters. I have successfully tried numerous cases, both to juries and to the bench. I provide a one-stop shop to residents of Boston and the surrounding areas. I have the skill and experience of a big Boston lawyer at suburban prices.
Gregory Casale
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(508) 752-7500 306 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School
Gregory Casale Attorney At Law is a premier Worcester, Massachusetts law office specializing in Criminal Defense and Serious Personal Injury. Since 1998 Attorney Casale has been providing Aggressive Professional Representation to clients located throughout Massachusetts. In the Criminal Defense arena Attorney Casale has represented thousands of clients with charges ranging from Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs (OUI/DWI/DUI) Domestic Assault & Battery, A&B w/Dangerous Weapon, Possession and Distribution of Drugs to Larceny over/under $250 to Murder and Rape and every other charge you can imagine in Courts throughout Massachusetts. The difference between us and other attorneys are our...
Daniel Daly
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Springfield, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(413) 241-7881 1380 Main Street
Suite 407
Springfield, MA 01103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Attorney Daly is a seasoned trial attorney (over 200 trials) practicing in Western Massachusetts. His practice is largely focused on OUI/DUI defense as well as criminal defense and personal injury matters. Originally from the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Attorney Daly began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County practicing in the South Boston and Roxbury divisions of the Boston Municipal Court. His prior experiences also include serving as a Boston Police Officer (certified in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing), working as an Assistant Attorney General in the District of Columbia and...
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.
Robert A. Ferris
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Northampton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(413) 695-4051 206 State Street Suite #7
Northampton, MA 01060
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections and Domestic Violence
Western New England University School of Law
Robert A. Ferris began as a 3:03 Prosecutor and then worked as a contracting attorney collecting on judgments and defending against creditors before transitioning into Criminal Defense and working for the state as a Bar Advocate for Hampshire County. Ferris is also a Federal Attorney practicing in the United States District Courts as well. Ferris has legal articles published in magazines and is passionately involved in the community.

If you are in need of a hands on experienced Criminal Defense Attorney or have an issue collecting what you are owed, or if you have a problem with an agreement that...
Melanie Soloman
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Milford, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(508) 808-4944 14 South Bow Stret
Milford, MA 01757
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
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
Michael Monopoli
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Worcester , MA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(508) 754-2229 255 Park Avenue Suite 205
Worcester , MA 01609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Attorney Michael M. Monopoli graduated from Holy Cross College in 1970 and Suffolk University Law School in 1974. In 1974 he became member of the Massachusetts Bar and started his legal career with the Massachusetts Defenders Committee. He was in the Massachusetts District and Superior Courts everyday, defending people charged with everything from misdemeanors, such as operating under the influence, assault and batteries, and drug possession charges, to serious felonies, such as rapes, armed robberies, larcenies, and possession of firearms.

In 1976, Michael left the Massachusetts Defenders Committee and started working as an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester County. He prosecuted...
James W. Duffy
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Worcester, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(617) 720-8447 1 Exchange Place
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
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 Prosecutors Program, where he represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the prosecution of criminal matters. In that job, he conducted legal and factual research, drafted pleadings, and regularly appeared in court to argue on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Jim also received numerous awards for his academic and advocacy achievements while in law school. He received the Distinguished Brief award and was named Best Oral Advocate in his first...
Robert D. Lewin
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Andover, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(978) 258-3520 Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
Russell Goldsmith Esq
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Burlington, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(800) 773-8622 15 District Ave
#3006
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Maine - School of Law
Attorney Goldsmith pursued a liberal arts education at Haverford College where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy in 1987, following those studies with the immediate pursuit of a law degree. While at the University of Maine School of Law, Attorney Goldsmith was the only student in his class selected as a member of both the law school’s Law Review and Moot Court Competition Board, and did publish during his senior year an article entitled Contracting out of Maine’s Employment-At-Will Doctrine, 42 Maine Law Review 553 (July 1990). While in law school, he likewise interned at well-respected law...
William S Smith
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Holden, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(774) 317-9287 997 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and White Collar Crime
Attorney William S. Smith is the co-author of “Warrantless Searches of Persons or Places” in the award-winning reference manual used by attorneys, “Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts.” He has been an invited lecturer and instructor at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences for attorneys. The founder of the first and only website for appellate criminal defense attorneys in the state, he was also a guest on a major television talk show in Boston. As a bar association leader, Attorney Smith has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee in the Statehouse multiple times with respect to criminal justice legislation. He...
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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.