Wrentham, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers

Benjamin P. Urbelis
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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.
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Norman Zalkind
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

Boston University School of LawMassachusetts
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Denise Dolan
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Free Consultation! Experienced and Qualified Criminal Defense Attorney!

I am a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney! I am committed to providing you with exceptional service and results! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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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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Keith G. Langer
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Wrentham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(508) 384-8692 255 Harvard Lane
Wrentham, MA 02093-1069
Criminal, Administrative, Animal and Collections
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Peter Paulousky
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Franklin, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Criminal and Divorce
Attorney Peter Paulousky joined the firm in January 2004. He is a 1992 graduate of New England School of Law, a 1978 graduate of Bryant College and received his MBA from Bryant School of Business in 1984. Mr. Paulousky practices in the area of litigation, representing companies and individuals in complex matters. He also represents individuals in divorce proceedings, probate litigation and select criminal matters. Mr. Paulousky, who is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida, is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an Assistant State Attorney in the Dade County (Florida) State Attorneyâs Office. Profile: http://www.dcdclaw.com/attorneys/paulousky/
Brian D. Roman
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North Attleboro, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(508) 699-5554 98 Orne St
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roman is a zealous advocate who will provide you with the legal representation you deserve.
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
Meghan L Howard
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Foxboro, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 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.
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
Lynn L Porreca
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Attleboro, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(401) 300-9511 184 North Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02919
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Edward Molari
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Attleboro, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 942-1532 10 South Main St.St., Suite 201
Attleboro, MA 02703
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.
(617) 942-1532 185 Devonshire St., Suite 302
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 942-1532 71 Legion Parkway
Suite 25
Brockton, MA 02301
(617) 942-1532 161 South Main St., Suite 204
Fall River, MA 02721
Kevin J. Tagliaferri
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Medway, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 533-1600 165 Main Street
Suite 210
Medway, MA 02053
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Juvenile
Mass. School of Law
Bar Advocate in Juvenile and District Court for delinquency and criminal matters. Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy; School discipline, SORB hearings, consumer law are among my areas of concentration.
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
William Galvin
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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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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Matthew Harper-Nixon
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Norfolk, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 528-4007 158 Main Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
Criminal, Appeals, Elder and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Theodore John Koban
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Attleboro, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 222-0700 89 North Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
Boston University School of Law
Attorney Koban has been a practicing member of the Massachusetts bar and has actively been trying cases in the courts of Massachusetts since 1978. He is a graduate of the Boston University School of law and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, The Bristol County Bar Association, the Attleboro District Court Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.. Attorney Koban is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as in the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Federal First Circuit...
Mr. Robert M. Laren
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Blackstone, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(508) 883-7828 181 Main Street
Blackstone, MA 01504
Criminal, Consumer, DUI and Divorce
Samuel Marc Hausman
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Mansfield, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(508) 261-8872 100 Copeland Dr.
Ste. 4
Mansfield, MA 02048
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Legal Malpractice
Boston University School of Law
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.
(877) 284-3529 5 Middlesex Ave, Suite 400, 4th Floor
Somerville, MA 02145
Sandra R. Ferreira
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Attleboro, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 226-5300 120 North Main Street
Suite 306
Attleboro, MA 02703
Criminal
Daniel J. Cappetta
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(508) 969-9505 27 Strathmore Rd
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationNatick, 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...
(508) 762-4540 150 Speen St
#201
Framingham, MA 01701
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...
(781) 329-3373 100 Powder Mill Road
#244
Acton, MA 01720
Kristin Weberg
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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...
(781) 952-0074 The Landmark Building
142 Main Street, Suite 213
Nashua, NH 03063
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
Elizabeth A. Lunt
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Lefteris K. Travayiakis
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Free Consultation! Aggressive & Successful Criminal Lawyer! Ready to Defend You!

I bring a wealth of experience and skill to criminal defense cases. I will treat your case with the utmost importance and priority! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a free consultation.
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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
William D. Kickham Esq.
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Westwood, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(781) 320-0062 119 Fisher St
#1
Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
(781) 320-0062 101 Federal St
#1900
Boston, MA 02110
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 ...
(508) 271-7781 1101 Worcester Road,
2nd Floor
Framingham, MA 01701
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...
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.
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.
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
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Christopher H. Mingace
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Framingham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer
(508) 626-8500 276 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Joseph Leone graduated Suma Cum Laude from Suffolk University and Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Website: http://www.LeoneLawOffices.com
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
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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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... Read More »
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Alexander Nesson
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Taunton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(508) 828-6540 4 Court Street
Suite 105
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The George Washington University Law School
I represent people going through difficult legal issues. I have represented thousands of cases. I handle a significant amount of trials and litigations. This includes high conflict custody cases along with DCF cases. I have also worked as a GAL and mediator in divorce cases. I had worked in the US AG and DA's office and handled numerous criminal cases
Marc Roberts
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Stoughton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
(508) 672-2322 56 N Main St
Suite 323
Fall River, MA 02720
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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Eric P. DiMarzio
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Taunton, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(508) 971-1251 170 High St
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Roger Williams University School of Law
Thank you for taking time to get to know my practice and all I can offer you as my client. Licensed in Massachusetts my office is conveniently located just south of the Taunton Green with easy access to Routes 24 and 495. I have recently expanded to an office right off Rt. 95 in Warwick, RI. In addition, I meet clients in a satellite office conveniently located right off Route 9 in Worcester. The foundation of my practice is and always will be criminal defense. Some of the types of criminal cases I have handled include drunk driving...
(508) 971-1251 469 Centerville Rd.
Ste. 206
Warwick, RI 02886
(508) 971-1251 490 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
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.
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...
Charles Spiro Pappas
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Framingham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 277-7413 639 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
I am a partner at Mahaney & Pappas, LLP in Framingham, Massachusetts and I specialize in personal injury claims, workers' compensation claims and criminal defense. Over my legal career I have represented numerous accident victims and injured workers in Massachusetts. I have also handled and tried a wide range of state and federal civil and criminal cases in courts all over Massachusetts, from Boston to Worcester and in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. My experience and litigation skills offer injured clients and those charged with crimes quality legal representation. ...
Catherine Becker Good
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Dedham, MA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 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.
Stephen E. Dawley
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Framingham, MA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(508) 879-8717 276 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Criminal, Divorce, Probate and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I have extensive experience across a number of areas of the law. During my career I have made thousands of court appearances and have substantial experience probating estates, representing people charged with crimes, people buying and selling real estate, and people going through a divorce. I provide individualized attention to my clients and respond promptly to emails, telephone calls, and other communications.
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
Joe Serpa
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

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Harvey Silverglate
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Massachusetts Criminal Law Attorney

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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.