Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan represents people charged with all types of crimes in Boston, Quincy, and throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan represents people charged with crimes in Massachusetts. No matter the seriousness of the charge, Attorney Donovan understands being charged and works with each client to get the best possible result.
Prosecutors from every county in Massachusetts work very hard to get convictions. Anyone charged with a crime needs a criminal attorney who will fight hard for them. Attorney Patrick Donovan is an experienced criminal defense attorney who fights hard for each of his clients.
Attorney Donovan understands the high stakes people face when charged with a crime. Mr. Donovan works to avoid the harsh consequences of a criminal conviction.
At the start of a criminal case, Attorney Donovan negotiates with the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce the charges. If that fails, Attorney Donovan uses his 15 years of trial experience to build the best defense. Attorney Donovan has trial experience as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He uses that experience for each of his clients to get the best possible outcome.
A Client-Focused Criminal Defense
Ma. Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan defends people against felony and misdemeanor charges in Massachusetts. Ma criminal attorney Patrick Donovan offers a free no-obligation consultation.
The Law Office of Patrick Donovan is located in Quincy, Ma. It is open by appointment seven days a week. Attorney Donovan works with his clients and their schedules. Attorney Donovan’s telephone is answered at all times. If you or someone you know needs to fight a criminal charge call today for a free consultation.
Former Assistant District Attorney
Patrick Donovan served as a prosecutor in Norfolk county before becoming a criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Donovan worked in the Quincy District Court, Dedham District Court, and Stoughton District Court. As an Assistant District Attorney, Patrick Donovan has handled thousands of criminal cases. Attorney Donovan prosecuted all felonies and misdemeanor crimes.
Experienced Criminal Defense
As a Ma. Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan has tried many judges or jury criminal cases. Attorney Donovan has participated in hundreds of plea negotiations and plea hearings. Attorney Donovan has handled hundreds of arraignments, bail hearings, and pre-trial conferences in courtrooms across Massachusetts.
Best Massachusetts Criminal Attorney
Attorney Donovan has experience in all aspects of the criminal defense process. Attorney Donovan has personal experience involving:
- Police or Law Enforcement Investigations,
- Grand Jury Appearances,
- Police Interviews,
- Pre-Trial Hearings,
- Bail Hearing,
- Warrant Removals,
- Motion Hearings,
- Probable Cause Hearings,
- Show Cause Hearings, or Clerk Magistrate Hearings
- Bench Trials and Jury Trials
- Registry of Motor Vehicle Hearings
Domestic Violence Defense
Domestic violence is usually charged as Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member. Assault and battery on a family or household member is usually a misdemeanor crime. Prosecutors tend to treat domestic violence cases very seriously in Massachusetts. This means they rarely will dismiss a domestic violence case. Most domestic violence prosecutors receive specialized training. Even without a victim, Domestic violence prosecutors will try to prove their case.
Drunk Driving Defense
District attorneys in Massachusetts all tend to treat drunk driving or O.U.I (Operating Under the Influence) very seriously. Anyone charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts faces a loss of license, fines, probation and even possibly jail. Prosecutors will rarely dismiss an O.U.I. case. If you are charged with operating under the influence it is important to have the best lawyer. You need to have a lawyer who understands and keeps up on the drunk driving laws.
Shoplifting is the taking of merchandise without paying for it. It can be charged many ways in Massachusetts. Normally, shoplifting is a misdemeanor offense. If the amount of merchandise is over a certain dollar amount it may be charged as a felony crime. Often times a lawyer can help resolve a situation where a client has been accused of shoplifting. Many times a lawyer can resolve a shoplifting case where the client can have no criminal record.
College Student Criminal Defense
As a Massachusetts criminal lawyer Attorney Donovan has represented many Boston area college students charged with crimes. College students accused of crimes, even minor crimes, bring many unique issues. Attorney Donovan has been able to successfully represent many college students.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Defense
A common charge is leaving the scene of property damage or personal injury. Massachusetts law requires drivers to make themselves known if they get into an accident. It is a misdemeanor crime if a driver leaves the scene of property damage without making himself known. Penalties for leaving the scene include fines, fees, possible probation, incarceration, and a mandatory loss of driver’s license. Many times these penalties can be avoided with the help of an experienced attorney.
Restraining Order Defense
In Massachusetts, a restraining order is also known as an abuse prevention order or a 209a order. It is a civil order that carries criminal penalties. A judge must find a reasonable fear of harm in order to grant a restraining order. Restraining orders can order a person to stay away, have no contact, not abuse someone or vacate a home.
Sex Crimes Defense
Sex crimes carry very harsh criminal penalties in Massachusetts. Penalties for sex crimes include jail, probation, fines, and possible registration as a sexual dangerous person or sex offender. You need the best legal representation if you are charged with a sex crime including rape, statutory rape, soliciting a prostitute, indecent assault and battery.
Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Donovan Practice Area by Massachusetts Town
Abington, Acton, Allston, Amesbury, Andover, Arlington, Ashland, Avon, Ayer, Barnstable, Beacon Hill, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Beverly, Billerica, Bolton, Boston, Bourne, Boxborough, Boxford, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brighton Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Canton, Carlisle, Carver, Charlestown, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Chestnut Hill, Chinatown, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dedham, Dennis, Dorchester, Dover, Dracut, Dunstable, Duxbury, East Boston, East Bridgewater, Eastham, Easton, Essex, Everett, Falmouth, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Georgetown Gloucester, Groton, Groveland, Halifax, Hamilton,
Hanover, Hanson, Harvard, Harwich, Haverhill, Hingham, Holbrook, Holliston, Hopkington, Hudson, Hull, Hyde Park, Ipswich, Jamaica Plain, Kingston, Lakeville, Lawrence, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marlborough, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Mattapan, Mattapoisett, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Merrimac, Middleborough, Middleton, Milford, Millis, Milton, Mission Hill, Nahant, Nantucket, Natick, Needham, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, Norfolk, North Andover, North End of Boston, North Reading, Norton, Norwell, Norwood,
Orleans, Peabody, Pembroke, Pepperell, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Reading, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Roslindale, Rowley, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Sandwich, Saugus, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Somerville, South Boston, South End of Boston, Southborough, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sudbury, Truro, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Wellfleet, Wenham, West Bridgewater, West Newbury, West Roxbury, Westborough, Westford, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Wrentham, Yarmouth,