Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer
Charged with a Crime? Call (978) 327-5140
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we represent people accused of committing crimes throughout not only the state of Massachusetts, but also southern New Hampshire. For more than a decade, our defense attorneys have represented the constitutional rights of individuals in Burlington, Methuen, Boston, and any other city where our criminal defense legal services have been needed. We’ve achieved positive outcomes on behalf of our clients in a variety of case types, and are passionate about defending our clients in every way we can. If you stand accused or know someone who has been, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (978) 327-5140 for more information about your particular situation, the various laws at play given that situation, and the possible avenues our law firm can take in order to achieve as favorable an outcome as possible given the details of your case.
Led by Burlington criminal lawyer Christopher DiBella, we build strong, effective defenses on behalf of those charged with crimes such as:
- Drug possession, sales or trafficking
- Juvenile crimes
- Traffic offenses
You Have the Right to an Attorney, and the Right to Remain Silent
It is never a good thing to be arrested. If you are arrested though, the steps you take during and immediately following the incident are absolutely critical. First of all, don’t resist or protest angrily. Keep your emotions in check. Resisting or arguing with the arresting officer can lead to additional charges being filed on top of the charges you’re already facing.
While being arrested, you will be given your Miranda Rights. As we’ve all seen on TV and in movies countless times over the years, Miranda Rights are the “right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, etc.” You need to take these rights seriously, because once you’ve been “Mirandized,” everything you say can be used as evidence. Don’t try to explain your way out of your situation under any circumstance. Unfortunately, some people have even been convicted of crimes because they tried to be helpful and told the police too much. Finally, never admit guilt, even if you are guilty. If and when that time comes, allow an attorney to instruct you on the best approach to take.
Which brings us to the most important thing you can do after being accused of a crime - REQUEST AN ATTORNEY! Having the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney is vital if you are arrested. Your attorney will be able to look into the specifics of your case and tell you whether or not you were lawfully detained during your arrest. For example, our law firm once represented an individual in Tewksbury, MA who was being charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance. After reviewing the details surrounding the arrest incident, our law firm issued a motion to suppress the stop and search of the vehicle the individual had been in at the time of the incident under the grounds of lack of probable cause. As a result, the charges were dropped because the prosecution was unable to enter the search of the vehicle into evidence. In another case, this time in Brookline, NH, a similar incident and outcome occurred. This time, the individual was charged with Knowingly Being Present where narcotics were being kept, even though she was driving a vehicle that she did not personally own. Again, a motion to suppress the initial stop and search of the vehicle was argued on behalf of our client. This motion was eventually allowed by the court, thus disabling the prosecution from being able to move forward with the case.
Contacting a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney is the Best Way You Can Help Yourself
A skilled Boston criminal defense attorney will know exactly which details to be mindful of when examining the circumstances of your arrest. In some instances, your attorney may be able to get charges dropped, while in others the attorney may be able to get the charges reduced to a lesser charge. If you stand accused in either Massachusetts or New Hampshire, don’t hesitate to contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C. for more information about your rights according to the law.
Retaining a lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been charged remains the soundest strategy for assuring you receive the strongest defense possible given the details of your case. Our lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that we leave no stone unturned and that every detail involved in your arrest is carefully examined. Our offices are conveniently located in Methuen and Burlington, but we represent individuals throughout the state, so be sure to contact us right away if you’ve been accused of a crime in Massachusetts.
A criminal record can have a serious impact on the rest of your life. If you’re facing criminal charges, a lawyer is the best bet you can make to safeguard your legal rights and provide you with the strongest defense possible. Regardless of how severe the charges may seem, contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C. at (978) 327-5140 and allow us to review the details of your arrest. Our law firm can help.
You can speak with a knowledgeable member of our firm by calling our office at (978) 327-5140 to set up a free consultation.