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If you have been charged, or feel you may be charged, with a crime the best way to protect yourself and your rights is to contact an attorney immediately. Do not discuss your case with anyone without an attorney present.

The shocking truth about today's criminal justice system is that it is extremely easy to find yourself on the wrong end of a criminal complaint or indictment. Cases of mistaken identity, simple misunderstanding, unwittingly being in the wrong place at the wrong time or simply angering one of the many people all too happy to use the system to achieve their own personal goals happen all the time. The threat of prosecution does not begin upon being charged with a crime. At that point, in most cases, it is too late to prevent damage to your life that criminal prosecution can cause. The best way to truly protect yourself is to be proactive. Simply put, any hint that a criminal investigation is occurring, which may potentially involve you, should be treated as notice that potential trouble is brewing. Quick and deliberate action early on can often reduce the amount of criminal exposure in time, anxiety and expense down the road. It may even prevent the entire experience of being dragged into the system.

When faced with potential or actual criminal charges, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect yourself, safeguard your rights and understand your options. At Altman & Altman LLP, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our criminal defense lawyers offer the personal attention and thorough representation that comes from decades of experience. Our attorneys include former senior prosecutors who know what happens "behind the scenes" and can talk to the prosecution in their own language. Our seasoned advocates and have vast experience in criminal defense from initial investigation through appeal. They are expert in advising and guiding you through the process as well as fighting aggressively for you both in and out of the courtroom.

Be prepared. Contact a  Boston/Cambridge criminal defense attorney to discuss your case.

Let our years of trial experience work for you. Our expert criminal staff have decades of experience in a wide variety of criminal matters including the following:

Our greater Boston criminal defense lawyers have successfully defended both juvenile and adult defendants in state court and federal court. The importance of having an experienced criminal lawyer will give you the best chance to avoid:

  • Loss of license
  • Immigration consequences of a criminal conviction
  • Prison time or jail sentence
  • Sex offender registry
  • Violent or career criminal records
  • DNA registry for felony convictions
  • Significant fines
  • Conviction on your criminal record

As every criminal case is different, various defenses may need to be raised in a particular case. Our years of experience has allowed us to maintain close working relationships with finest experts in pharmacology, medicine, psychiatry, and criminal investigation, among others, to provide clients with the most comprehensive defense possible. Contact a criminal defense attorney today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Dear Sam, I can not thank you enough for your expertise in the handling of Chris's case as well as your sensitivity and caring attitude. toward him. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. He really expressed how good it felt to be able to talk to you! Sincerely and may God bless you.
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I really appreciate your prompt and highly effective assistance on this matter. After six different OUI attorneys told me that there was no way to recall the warrant and dismiss the charges against me without me returning to Mass from California, you managed to accomplish what they said was impossible. Thanks again! - Neil D., Boston, MA
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It took some 30 years,almost the loss of a job,fid card ,arrested ,etc,etc.i tried several lawyers,and got the same disappointing answer ;sorry ,nothing we can do;.One little phone call and back and forth on the iPad,and for the first time i felt positive that this issue could be resolved.MR Goldwyn,and Ms Aisa Fitzgerald told me their game plan,and they made it happen.I am a very ,very happy clam. - Robert D.
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Rick Floor is who I often to go to and he is amazing! Great customer service, and always exceeds my expectations but the whole office is always pleasant and helpful when I call or walk in! - Em J.
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