Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan represents people charged with crimes in Boston, Quincy, and everywhere in Massachusetts. Whether it is a felony or misdemeanor Attorney Donovan provides the best legal representation. Attorney Donovan understands the consequences of being charged with a crime. Because of that, he works with each client to get the best possible result.
Prosecutors in Massachusetts work very hard to get convictions. They have special training and many resources available to them. As a result, anyone charged with a crime needs a criminal attorney who will fight for them. Attorney Patrick Donovan is an experienced criminal defense attorney who fights for each of his clients.
A Client-Focused Criminal Defense
Ma. Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan defends people against felony and misdemeanor charges in Massachusetts. Ma criminal lawyer Patrick Donovan offers a free no-obligation consultation. Also, he works with each of his clients to provide a result that fits their life.
Former Assistant District Attorney
Patrick Donovan was a prosecutor in Norfolk county before becoming a criminal defense lawyer. There, Attorney Donovan worked in the Quincy District Court, Dedham District Court, and Stoughton District Court. Also, he prosecuted cases in Superior Court. As an assistant district attorney, he worked on thousands of criminal cases. Finally, Attorney Donovan prosecuted both 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. He has successfully represented many people in Clerk’s hearing. Also, 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 including:
- 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 a common charge in Massachusetts. Usually, it is charged as Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member. Police in Massachusetts take a zero-tolerance policy toward any kind of domestic violence. As a result, they arrest many people on domestic violence charges.
The penalties for domestic violence cases in Massachusetts include jail, probation, fines, enhanced anger management class. Also, prosecutors treat domestic violence cases very seriously in Massachusetts. For example, some courts have entire sessions dedicated to domestic violence cases. Also, most prosecutors even get specialized training in trying domestic cases. Because of this, prosecutors usually will not dismiss a domestic violence case. Also, most domestic violence prosecutors receive specialized training. Attorney Donovan handled many domestic violence cases as a prosecutor. He uses the training and experience as a prosecutor to get the best result in every domestic violence case.
Drunk Driving Defense
Anyone charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts faces a loss of license, fines, probation, and even possible jail. Also, repeat offenders face even harsher penalties. Prosecutors get a lot of training on drunk driving cases. Because of this, they will almost never dismiss an O.U.I. case.
Attorney Donovan uses the special training he got as a prosecutor to fight every drunk driving case. So, it is important to take any drunk driving case in Massachusetts seriously.
Shoplifting is the taking of goods without paying for them. It is a common crime. Usually, it is a misdemeanor crime. Yet, in some cases, if the amount of goods is over a certain dollar amount it is a felony. Therefore, any shoplifting case has the potential for serious consequences. Attorney Donovan has successfully represented many clients charged with shoplifting. And, he has been able to get great results. For example, he was able to have many cases dismissed prior to arraignment. In those cases, nothing shows on the client’s criminal record.
College Student Criminal Defense
As a Massachusetts criminal lawyer Attorney Donovan has represented many college students charged with crimes. College students accused of crimes, even minor crimes, face serious consequences. In addition to criminal penalties college students charged with crimes also face possible punishment from the school. Attorney Donovan has been able to successfully represent many college students. Often, he has been able to resolve cases so that the college student can stay in their college.
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. Often, 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. Also, it is a civil order that carries criminal penalties. First, a judge must find a reasonable fear of harm in order to grant a restraining order. Then, a restraining order can order someone to not abuse, stay away from and remove someone from their home. Also, every restraining order in Massachusetts requires legal gun owners to surrender their firearms.
Sex Crimes Defense
Sex crimes carry very harsh criminal penalties in Massachusetts. For example, penalties for sex crimes include jail, probation, fines, and possible registration as a sexually dangerous person or sex offender. Because of that. you need a lawyer to fight for you 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,