Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan represents people charged with both felony and misdemeanor crimes in Massachusetts. Also, Massachusetts Criminal lawyer Patrick Donovan also offers a free no obligation consultation.
Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer
If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a crime you need the best Massachusetts criminal attorney. Penalties for most crimes include a possibility of jail, probation, fines. Other consequences of criminal charge are not limited to the loss of gun rights, certain housing, or a professional license.
Yet often the right experienced criminal lawyer can help avoid such consequences. Attorney Patrick Donovan served as a prosecutor in Norfolk county. 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 types of criminal case including both felonies and misdemeanors.
Experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense
As a Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan has tried many cases before either a single judge or jury. Attorney Donovan has participated in hundreds of plea negotiations and plea hearings. 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. In addition, Attorney Donovan attended the prestigious National Prosecutors College in South Carolina. There he learned strategies from leading prosecutors from across the United States. As a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Donovan uses that training to get the best results for his clients.
Best Massachusetts Criminal Attorney
Massachusetts Criminal 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 a misdemeanor crime. However, often the police also charge felony crime like witness intimidation or aggravated assault and battery in a domestic situation. Prosecutors 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. Domestic violence prosecutors will try to prove a case even if the victim does not want to proceed.
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. Also, district attorneys will almost never 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 basically the taking of merchandise without paying for it. It can be charged many way in Massachusetts. Normally shoplifting it 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
Many people really do not know what to do when they get into an accident. As a result, many people make the mistake and leave the scene of property damage or personal injury. Massachusetts law requires drivers to make themselves known if that get into an accident. If a driver leaves the scene of property damage without making himself known then it is a misdemeanor crime. Penalties for leaving the scene include fines, fee, possible probation and jail and loss of driver’s license. Many times these penalties can be avoided with help of an experienced attorney.
Restraining Order Defense
A restraining order in Massachusetts is also called an abuse prevention order or a 209a order. It is a civil order that carries criminal penalties. A restraining order is granted when a judge finds that a family has reasonable fear of imminent harm. Restraining orders typically order someone not to abuse another and not to contact another person either directly or indirectly.
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.
Where Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Donovan Serves
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,