Violent Crimes in Massachusetts
We Specialize in Defending Against Serious Offenses
As Massachusetts criminal defense lawyers, we have defended people facing charges of some of the most serious felonies, including:
- First-Degree Murder,
- Attempted Murder,
- Armed Robbery,
- Unarmed Robbery,
- Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
- Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon,
- Assault and Battery,
- Assault and Battery on Police Officer
- Threats to Commit a Crime
- Disturbing the Peace
The stakes are extremely high in these cases and the consequences can be devastating to the accused and their family.
Violent Crimes can be Beaten
Our experienced attorneys can provide protection the average person simply can't. Each of our attorneys can guarantee that you won't be going through the fight alone. Our representation includes:
- Guidance through the Criminal Justice system
- Investigation of your case
- Challenge the evidence against you
- Argue any and all appropriate motions before a judge
- Explain all of your available options and advise on making decisions that matter to you and your family
- Negotiate with the prosecutor for a favorable plea deal that may include lesser charges
- and, Vigorously fighting for you at trial
Equitas Law attorneys offer full service representation. We prepare our clients for every step of the long process of fighting a violent crimes case.
Free Consultation on Any Massachusetts Criminal Charges
If you would like to speak about your case and get an expert opinion, please call or text (617) 723-4163 at any time. We will listen to the facts of your case, address your concerns and let you know what your best options are.
The initial consultation is free and there is no pressure to hire. If you choose to hire us, we will give you a reasonable quote and possible payment options.
Criminal Defense FAQ
First, unless you have committed a very serious crime, the chances of you going to jail are minimal (especially if you hire a good attorney). In any event, this is not something that typically would happen until many months down the road.
We're not going to lie to you, if the prosecution can meet the burden of proof on your case, there will be consequences, ranging from a slap on the wrist to jail time. Our job is to minimize the consequences and to eliminate them, if possible.
Of course, this depends on the charges, your criminal history and many other factors, so please feel free to reach out and we can give you a more specific answer.
No, no, no, no no! Even if you decide to eventually take responsibility, your lawyer should negotiate the best deal possible. What this means depends entirely the circumstances of your criminal charge, but very often you can take responsibility and still avoid a permanent criminal record. It may also involve:
- Pre-Trial Probation or Pre-Trial Diversion
- An outright Dismissal of your charges upon payment of court costs
- A Continuation Without a Finding, including the length and terms of your probation (after which the case is dismissed)
- A period of straight probation without a jail or state prison sentence
- A suspended sentence, where a sentence is imposed, but not served unless probation is violated
- A lesser sentence to jail or prison and less severe conditions upon release
This is to say nothing of the fact that your case may be winnable on a motion to dismiss or at trial!
In many cases, yes. Some cases have issues that may justify a Motion to Suppress or a Motion to Dismiss for lack of evidence.
Others can and should be taken to trial, or call for a plea as soon as possible so the client can move on with their life.
The decision on what to do really depends on the facts of the case and your individual goals.
This is why it is important to speak to an experienced Massachusetts criminal attorney who can quickly evaluate your specific case to see if there are any issues worth pursuing.
Strategy and Potential Issues in Massachusetts Criminal Cases
As a criminal defense lawyer, the fact that you clicked this accordion drives me crazy!
No, do NOT talk to the police without a lawyer. They are not your friends. They are not trying to help you. They will not go away if you just admit it and take responsibility.
Their job is to gather evidence of crimes and there is no better evidence than your statement.
It may be that we ultimately decide to give a statement, but only if it will help your case and after careful consideration!
It is very possible that you can avoid a criminal record, especially if you don't have a significant criminal history and and it is a relatively minor offense.
The answer to this question is very case-specific, depending on the facts of your case and what we decide to do with it. A vast majority of my criminal cases cases are handled on a flat fee basis, ranging from $1500.00 for a clerk-magistrate's hearing to tens of thousands of dollars for certain superior court or federal court cases.
All we can tell you is that we are always up front and honest, and will treat you fairly. We're also willing to work with you on payments if I can, as this is not all about the money.
Of course, it is prefereable to have an attorney at the arraignment, but don't panic! First, you can call or text me at any time and I may be able to be there. If not, take a look at this link for all the information you need:
Where you can find us
1583 Beacon Street • Brookline • MA 02446
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