Have you been arrested? Summonsed to court? Have a warrant? Are the police looking to speak with you? If you answered yes to any of those questions you need to speak with an attorney now. Call 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.
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. Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick 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-trial 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.
Massachusetts Criminal 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.
Best Massachusetts Criminal Attorney
Massachusetts Criminal 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
Massachusetts Criminal 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.
Cost of a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer
How much does a Massachusetts criminal attorney 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 Massachusetts Criminal 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 Massachusetts Criminal Attorney 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.