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Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys

There are several reasons one may be charged with a crime including mistaken identity, false accusations, lack of restraint, poor judgment, or feeling that one had no other choice but to commit certain actions. Regardless of the circumstances that led to a criminal charge, if you are accused of a criminal offense in Massachusetts, your best option to help mitigate the consequences is to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney and learn as much as possible about the charges you face.

We handle criminal defense cases involving:

  • drunk driving charges
  • aggravated assault
  • disorderly conduct
  • fraud and theft
  • white collar crimes

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in the Greater Boston region it is important to consult with a criminal lawyer who has experience handling cases from OUI and reckless driving to fraud and theft.

In Massachusetts, crimes are charged as either misdemeanor or felony offenses. A misdemeanor is considered a less serious crime than a felony, with a maximum jail sentence of one year. Violent crimes, high dollar property crimes, and serious drug crimes are generally considered felonies and carry prison sentences of up to life in prison.

Certain crimes, such as OUI / DUI and assault, may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the offense. For example, first offense OUI is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, but subsequent offenses may be charged as felony OUIs.

Assault is generally charged as a misdemeanor, but aggravated assault is considered a felony. Other crimes remain firmly planted in the misdemeanor category, such as disorderly conduct. Reckless driving is another common criminal misdemeanor in Massachusetts.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, call our office to discuss your situation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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