DEVOTED TO DEFENDING THE ACCUSED

June 5, 2016

Criminal defense lawyers often advertise that they

are “former prosecutors” and apparently expect those

charged with crimes and accused of wrongdoing in

Massachusetts to be intrigued and impressed about

that. In fact, that disclosure it is a marketing tactic to

entice potential clients to hire them.

In my humble opinion, which is based on my having been virtually

steeped in the system for almost two decades, being a

prosecutor is no where near as challenging as

representing the accused. Former prosecutors learn

that fast, I mean really fast, when they enter the real

world. At trial prosecutors tell their side of the story of

the case, which is basically pre-written in a police

report, like a script handed to them. Moreover, the lion’s

share of the prosecutor’s witnesses are police officers

that are more than happy to come to court to collect

their overtime. Can’t blame them!
 

Nope, I was never a prosecutor. Rather, I’ve devoted

my entire career to helping those accused of the entire

litany of offenses from murder to shoplifting. I can say

without hesitation that I have been lucky enough to

have had substantial success in getting thousands of

people out of horrendous jams. I have helped numerous

people avoid having a record, avoid having a felony

conviction, avoid immigration consequences, especially

deportation, and avoid prison time.

 

Indeed, I have been focused on the art of persuading judges NOT to lock

people up, not to pluck them from their families, and

not to truncate my client’s chances for a future in the

work force and, or in the educational arena. I have

always taken measures to persuade the judge to take

alternative steps to mitigate a defendant’s

consequences. I’ve written hundreds of sentencing

memorandum personalizing clients and creatively

mapping out plans to keep them out of prison. I aim to

give the court choices, and outline a doable, legal and

fair plan all in effort to making it easy for the judge to

see it my way. All this for my client’s advantage.


I can say without hesitation or exaggeration that I

have had more experience in representing the accused

in Massachusetts than nearly any lawyer you will

encounter. Why? Because I had accepted thousands, yes

thousands, of court appointed cases since 1997. Being a

bar advocate for so long enabled me to get a

tremendous amount of experience and become

exceedingly efficient and effective at sizing up a case’s

worth through a defendant’s lens. Although I no longer

accept state cases I am grateful to have had the

challenge presented by being responsible for a plethora

of cases, and thus a plethora of people’s lives. Tackling

so many scenarios indeed served to mold me as a

criminal defense specialist.
 

I am devoting the balance of my career, which I hope

will be long, to helping out those accused of crimes in

Massachusetts who are able to afford private counsel.

Specifically I am targeting those accused of felonies and

misdemeanors in Massachusetts that are shopping for a

trained eye to candidly evaluate their predicaments,

with no misrepresentations, false promises or puffing.

This is your life we are talking about! I seek to offer

honest evaluations based on my training, education,

background and experience. I do not sugar coat things!

My aim is to provide radical results for reasonable rates.

I have prevailed in 95 percent of the jury trials I have

undertaken both in superior and district courts

throughout Massachusetts. I have also prevailed in

100’s of motions to suppress and motions to dismiss. I

am specifically interested in the topic of search and

seizure, i.e. what can the police do? Where can they

search and when?

I like helping people exercise their

constitutional rights and I am glad to speak to anyone

interested in my services. My telephone number is

617.631.2591 and you are welcome to call or text me

when you need a dedicated criminal defense attorney

who has never worked for the other side.

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