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Assault Crimes / Violence

Criminal prosecution of assault crimes and other acts of violence is pursued as an extremely important function of the both our state and federal governments. A criminal prosecution is a proceeding in court on behalf of the public for the purpose of securing a conviction and punishment of one accused of crime. Crimes of violence are taken very seriously at both the state and federal levels and convicted offenders can expect to receive harsh punishment from the courts. When an individual has been accused of perpetrating a crime of violence, the forces and resources of the government are immediately set in motion to help ensure a successful prosecution in court When law enforcement, prosecutors and courts become involved in your life it is of utmost importance to protect your constitutional rights and freedom immediately by hiring an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney with a law practice completely devoted to providing a relentless defense for the accused.

Crimes of Violence in Massachusetts

Violent crimes in Massachusetts involve the unjust or unwarranted exercise of force against another person or threats of bodily harm. Crimes of violence are often accompanied by the intent to injure, damage or abuse another person. Boston criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Murphy has the experience and the expertise to defend people accused of violent crime throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Murphy is a Boston violent crimes lawyer who will vigorously defend clients charged with the following violent offenses:

What to do if You Arrested or Summonsed to Court

When you are arrested or summonsed to court you need to make sound decisions to protect your rights and freedom. The most critical decision upfront is choosing the right lawyer to represent you in court. Your criminal defense lawyer should have exceptional communication and cross-examination skills, patience, aggression and toughness. Attorney Murphy possesses all of these successful traits of a winning criminal defense attorney.

If the police want to question you, do not waive your Miranda rights. Assert your right to speak with a criminal defense lawyer right away. Experience shows that nothing good can ever come from discussing your case with the police. The detectives are not your friends and will only use your words to build a case for the prosecution. If the police want your consent to search your home or personal property politely decline. Only by maintaining your silence and asserting your 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches or seizures of your property can you prevent the police from using your words or the evidence those words can lead to as proof of guilt. At the police station you can arrange to pay bail, if necessary, to secure your release.

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense attorney Patrick J. Murphy has a successful record of defending clients with his exceptional criminal defense skills. If you have been charged with a violent crime, contact the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy to protect your constitutional rights and freedom by calling (617) 367-0450 or completing the online web contacts form.

Client Reviews
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"Highly Recommended. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy absolutely helped me out in my time of need. When I met him in his Boston office he put me right at ease and explained the criminal process to me in a way I could easily understand and in a manner that gave me complete confidence. I was facing a criminal wanton destruction of property charge in Barnstable District Court. On the day of the case, he was at the courthouse waiting for me and my wife. Mr. Murphy handled the hearing in a very thorough and professional manner putting us through our testimony and making a powerful argument to the decision maker. My case was thrown out and I could not be happier with the service from Attorney Murphy. I highly recommend him to you as a skilled legal advocate!" Rob, Avvo User
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"Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer. From the first consultation I knew Patrick Murphy was the right choice for my criminal defense. He was knowledgeable of the laws and knew how to build up a strong defense for my case. Every phone call and email I made was promptly answered. When it came time for my hearing, Patrick was prepared and able to get the criminal complaint against me dropped without ever becoming charge! Would highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking a top quality defense attorney to handle their case!" John, Avvo User
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"OUI Not Guilty Verdict. Patrick Murphy provided excellent service as council on my case. He worked diligently over a long legal process that spanned over 3 years. He was able to take my case to a Jury Trial and get me a Not Guilty verdict through he expert knowledge of the law and expertise in cross examination of the prosecutions witnesses. He was very professional and available at anytime night or day to answer questions." Chris, Avvo User
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"Highly Skilled and Professional Lawyer. Attorney Pat Murphy did a great job guiding me through an A&B charge, and most importantly getting the case dismissed in a very timely manner. He is very professional, returns call promptly, and did a great explaining his strategy and the legal process to me. I was confident throughout the whole process that I was in good hands and would receive the best possible outcome in my case. Would highly recommended Attorney Murphy." Avvo User
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"I Felt That I was in Good Hands... and I Was! Mr. Patrick J. Murphy was very quick to respond to my needs. He was always there to answer any questions I had in a timely fashion, and he made me feel very comfortable in an extremely uncomfortable situation. Having Mr. Murphy by my side in the courtroom felt like I was at an advantage. He speaks with confidence. He doesn't stutter or pause while put on the spot. He treated me with respect. He listens. He always greeted me with a warm welcome and never wasted any time." Avvo User