Those defending against a felony charge in Massachusetts face varying punishments depending on the nature of their offense. A conviction for any felony carries serious consequences such as prison time and fines. For example, if convicted of felony drug charges, defendants may be required to serve up to 20 years in prison and pay a $25,000 fine, depending on the type and quantity of drug in their case.
Massachusetts defendants may also be subject to living with the stigma of being a convicted felon which can influence many aspects of their lives such as securing housing and being accepted into college. At J.W. Carney, Jr. and Associates, we are dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome in each case so that hopefully, defendants do not have to suffer these consequences. Our knowledgeable, experienced defense lawyers zealously advocate to protect our clients’ rights and quality of life.
Our Boston team works tirelessly to either get our clients’ charges dismissed or reduced, negotiate plea deals or win a not guilty verdict at trial. We have been defending clients charged with felonies such as murder, rape, burglary, robbery, terroristic threats or acts, aggravated felony, felony possession of a weapon, and felony drug charges in Massachusetts for over 35 years.
We also represent clients who are under investigation and who have cases in federal court. Our lawyers handle even the most sensitive, complex and high-profile cases. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients, believing their stories and helping them to evaluate their legal options. At J.W. Carney, Jr. and Associates, our main goal is to reduce the negative impact of criminal cases – both misdemeanors and more serious felonies – on our clients’ lives.