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.