Massachusetts Criminal Attorney
If you have been arrested, summonsed to court, have a warrant, or have been contacted by the police contact Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan for free no obligation consultation. Patrick Donovan was an assistant district attorney before becoming a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney. Attorney Donovan represents people charged with misdemeanors, felonies and clerks hearings in all Massachusetts courts. Attorney Donovan handles cases in Superior Court, District Court and Federal Court in Boston. Attorney Donovan has appeared in over fifty courts in Massachusetts including all Boston courts. Whether you want to have a trial or just want to end the case with best result Attorney Patrick Donovan can help.
Areas Of Practice
The Law Office of Patrick T. Donovan is a criminal law firm dedicated to providing the best legal representation. Our goal is to provide the best criminal defense and criminal representation for clients in Boston and throughout the Massachusetts. Attorney Patrick Donovan focuses on:
Massachusetts Personal Injury.
Massachusetts Criminal Defense By A Former Prosecutor
If you have been charged with a crime and need the best Massachusetts criminal attorney Patrick Donovan can help. Attorney Donovan served as a prosecutor in Norfolk county. Attorney Donovan handled thousands of criminal cases including felonies, misdemeanors, domestic violence, drug cases, driving cases including drunk driving cases and complex white collar cases. As a prosecutor Patrick Donovan also prosecuted complex insurance fraud cases in addition to a general caseload.
Attorney Donovan has tried many cases before judges and juries and has participated in hundreds of plea negotiations and plea hearing. Attorney Donovan also handled hundreds of arraignments, bail hearings, and pre-tial conferences in courtrooms across Massachusetts.
While a prosecutor Patrick Donovan received specialized training including seminars from the Massachusetts District Attorney Association. Attorney Donovan attended the prestigious National Prosecutors College in South Carolina, where he learned strategies from leading attorneys from across the United States. As a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Donovan uses the training he received as a prosecutor to get the best results for his clients. Mr. Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to get criminal convictions. Patrick Donovan uses his knowledge as a prosecutor to his clients' advantage by challenging evidence submitted by Assistant District Attorneys, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest criminal defense possible for every single one of his clients.
Attorney Patrick Donovan is a lifelong resident of Boston. Mr. Donovan graduated from the University of Rochester and got his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. Prior to working as a prosecutor Patrick Donovan was a legislative aide to the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Massachusetts Criminal Defense
Attorney Donovan has experience in all aspects of the criminal defense process. Attorney Donovan has personally handled cases involving: Police or Law Enforcement Investigations, Grand Jury Appearances, Police Interviews, Arraignments, Pre-Trial Hearings, Pre-Trial Conferences, Bail Hearing, Warrant Removals, All Motion Hearings, Probable Cause Hearings, Show Cause Hearings, Clerk Magistrate Hearings, Bench Trials, Registry of Motor Vehicle Hearings, Jury Trials, Disposition Hearings, Probation Hearings and Petition to Seal a CORI or criminal record.
Criminal Defense Clients
Attorney Patrick Donovan has represented hundreds of clients since 2007. Attorney Donovan has represented lawyers, doctors, business owners, elected officials, college students as well as juvenile and adults in all types of criminal cases. Attorney Donovan has also successfully represented many out state residents that have been arrested in Boston or on Cape Cod. Whether a college student or a retired person attorney Donovan fights to get the best result for each of his clients.
Best Criminal Attorney Testimonials
A sample of some of the actual client reviews of Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Patrick Donovan
"Patrick Donovan is one of the best lawyers around period.I was arrested for Felony OUI in Cape Cod, scared and overwhelmed I contacted Patrick Donovan. Attorney Donovan made me feel comfortable from our first conversation. Attorney Donovan walked me through the process and possible outcomes which ranged from 15 month in jail and a Felony conviction. Patrick T. Donovan was able to settle my case without a Felony conviction and minimum Jail time. Throughout my case attorney Donovan kept me informed about my case and was always available to answer any questions I had. Attorney Donovan is one of the best lawyers around and was the best choice I made. Thank you Patrick T. Donovan." R.G
"Attorney Donovan was terrific to work with. My teenage son got himself into a fair amount of trouble and Attorney Donovan's expertise was just what we needed. He communicated every step of the way and told us honestly about each of the potential outcomes--worst case scenario and best case scenario respectively. His patience, advice, and expertise helped us to get the best outcome that we could have hoped for and we are very much appreciative." LG
"Mr. Donovan is everything I could ask for from an attorney. He provided expert legal defense, excellent advice, and was always available. Whenever I needed to speak with him, I was able to get in touch with him within 5-10 minutes, if not immediately. He maintained a pleasant demeanor and always had a positive attitude. His fee was extremely reasonable, especially given the amount of time and effort my case ended up requiring." Mark
In addition to over fifty positive client reviews Attorney Donovan has also been endorsed over 70 times by fellow attorney. To read the peer endorsement click here.
Cost of A Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer
How much does a Massachusetts criminal cost? Many factors taken into account before a legal fee is quoted including seriousness of the case, the amount of time for preparation, likelihood of trial of trial. Attorney Donovan offers a fair and reasonable fee for all of his criminal clients. In all criminal cases, Patrick Donovan charges a flat simple fee. Once a legal fee has been quoted Attorney Donovan never charges any additional fees. Attorney Donovan uses a standard fee agreement created by the Bar Association. Attorney Donovan offers flexible payment plans and accepts Visa and Mastercard.
A Lawyer if You Just Got Arrested in Massachusetts
If you have just been arrested in Massachusetts and need to appear in court tomorrow call Attorney Patrick Donovan. Attorney Donovan's phones are answered 24 hours a day and Mr. Donovan has one the quickest call back times in the industry.
In Massachusetts you must appear in court the day after you have been arrested. The first time you have to go to court is for an arraignment. An arraignment is where you are formally charged with a crime. At the arraignment, the prosecutor can ask the judge to set a higher cash bail even if bail was already posted at the police station or jail. The prosecutor can also ask the judge to set pre-trial conditions of release like drug and alcohol free with testing, or a stay away order from a person or place.
It is important to go to an arraignment with a lawyer because a lawyer can negotiate with the assistant district attorney or argue on your behalf to the judge. Sometimes having a lawyer speak to the prosecutor and telling your side of the story can influence the prosecutors decision to ask for bail. Often times a lawyer can help in convincing to prosecutor to ask for no bail or a bail by an agreement. In cases that are not serious it is important to go to court with a lawyer. Courts and prosecutors like to resolve minor cases quickly and an experienced Massachusetts criminal attorney can help you resolve the case for the best possible result. If your attorney can resolve your case at the arraignment you would not have to go back to court.
Massachusetts Criminal Courts
Covered Attorney Patrick Donovan has appeared in over fifty courts in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan regularly appears in all Boston Courts, including the Boston Municipal Court,
Dorchester District Court,
South Boston District Court,
Roxbury District Court,
Chelsea District Court,
Charlestown District Court,
West Roxbury District Court ,
Quincy District Court,
Dedham District Court,
Stoughton District Court,
Wrentham District Court,
Barnstable District Court,
Orleans District Court,
Falmouth District Court,
Edgartown District Court,
Nantucket District Court
Attleboro District Court,
Fall River District Court,
Taunton District Court,
New Bedford District Court Plymouth County Brockton District Court,
Wareham District Court,
Hingham District Court,
Plymouth District Court,
Ayer District Court,
Cambridge District Court,
Concord District Court,
Framingham District Court,
Lowell District Court,
Malden District Court,
Marlborough District Court,
Natick District Court,
Newton District Court,
Somerville District Court,
Waltham District Court,
Woburn District Court. Attorney Donovan travels to many Massachusetts courts each day ad never charges any type of fee for travel.
Quincy Law Office Location
The Law Office of Patrick Donovan is located at 45 Willard Street, Quincy Massachusetts. The office is conveniently located near route 93 and offers free parking. For clients traveling by public transportation, Attorney Donovan offers complimentary transportation to any MBTA station.
MASSACHUSETTS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
In addition to criminal defense Attorney Patrick Donovan uses his courtroom experience to help clients in Personal Injury cases. Attorney Donovan has handled car accident cases, assault cases, slip and fall cases. Attorney Donovan fights to get each client the most compensation for each and every claim. If you have been hurt call and get a free consultation from a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer.
Quincy Criminal Attorney
Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston, Alston, Woburn, Waltham, Framingham, Malden, East Boston, Quincy, Brighton, Chelsea, Milton, Revere, Everett, Weymouth, Marshfield, Randolph, Roxbury, Braintree, Pembroke, Cohasset, Hingham, Orleans, Hull, Brewster, Dennis, Yarmouth, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Rockland, All College Students,Jamaica Plain, Dedham, Westood, Norwood, Cambridge, Wrentham, Somerville, Walpole, Westwood, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Needham,Brockton, Wellesley, Stoughton, Wareham, Plainville, Arlington, Concord, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Taunton, Revere, Falmouth, Barnstable,Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover and throughout Massachusetts