The outcomes of criminal court cases can have a significant impact on someone’s life. With an experienced lawyer, there is a greater chance that the outcome of the trial will be favorable. Some common repercussions for someone found guilty include: loss of a driver’s license, potential immigration consequences, payment of fines (that can amount to thousands of dollars), loss of voting rights, subjection to electronic monitoring, and jail time. An individual’s criminal record could also affect his/her future employment options, opportunities for higher education, and even his/her status as an American resident or citizen. Hiring an experienced lawyer can help avoid some of these negative outcomes.
If the court finds that a criminal defendant is indigent, or unable to pay for a defense attorney, one will be appointed by the court. If an attorney is not appointed, a good place to start your search for a criminal defense lawyer is the Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.
October 9, 2020
Currently, there is an eviction and foreclosure moratorium in effect in Massachusetts until October 17th, 2020. Despite this temporary ban, you would still have to pay rent/mortgage.Read more →
September 16, 2020
With the school year officially starting, many are concerned about which districts will be having school in-person this fall. In the state of Massachusetts, only 15 districts will be fully open for instruction while another 113 districts will be fully remote.Read more →
August 31, 2020
The BBA is excited to release Virtual Hearing Resource Guides for cases in Probate and Family Court, Housing Court and District Courts. These guides contain fundamental information and best practices to successfully navigate virtual hearings in the courts...Read more →