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Criminal Defense in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Being accused of a crime in Chelmsford, Massachusetts can be alarming whether you committed the crime in question or not. You could receive a sentence that changes your life upon conviction, such as mandatory time in jail or hefty fines. It is critical to hire an experienced Chelmsford criminal defense lawyer, such as Attorney Chris Spring, as someone being accused of or arrested for a crime in the Commonwealth.

Attorney Spring has:

  • More than two decades of experience practicing only criminal defense law in Massachusetts.
  • A long history of trying criminal cases, with appearances in nearly every courthouse in Eastern Massachusetts.
  • Unique experience as a former prosecutor in Middlesex County.
  • Commitment to communication, reliability and client success.

Before you move forward with your criminal case, contact Chris Spring for a free consultation. As our lead defense attorney and firm founder, Chris is committed to providing clients with aggressive defense strategies and honest legal advice. Call us at (617) 513-9444 today.

When Should You Hire a Defense Attorney?

When facing criminal charges of any kind in Chelmsford, it is better to hire an attorney sooner rather than later. Having a skilled defense lawyer represent your best interests from the start can enable you to avoid common mistakes, such as accidentally incriminating yourself during police interviews. An attorney from Spring & Spring can immediately go to work on creating a personalized defense strategy for you, such as negotiating the charges against you down or preparing your case for trial. Your lawyer will have intimate knowledge of the Commonwealth’s criminal procedures, as well as how to save you time and money in the long run.

What Are Attorney Chris Spring’s Areas of Criminal Law?

You can face either misdemeanor or felony charges for an alleged crime in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. While both can lead to serious repercussions, a misdemeanor does not come with the possibility of spending time in state prison. You could, however, spend a maximum of two and a half years in the Billerica House of Correction for a misdemeanor conviction.

The penalties for a felony conviction will be more severe. A felony is a more serious type of crime, such as one that results in serious bodily injury to the victim. A felony conviction could lead to months, years or life in prison in Massachusetts. It could also result in other penalties on a defendant, such as expensive fines, restitution, probation, and inclusion of your name on the national sex offender registry (depending on the crime).

At Spring & Spring, we accept criminal defense clients who are facing many different types of criminal accusations. We accept both misdemeanor and felony cases in Chelmsford:

  • Assault and battery
  • Crimes against children
  • Criminal harassment
  • Drug crimes
  • Gun offenses
  • Operating under the influence
  • Rape and other sex crimes
  • Violent crimes

It is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer in Chelmsford who has hands-on experience representing clients in your area of law. If someone is accusing you of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, for example, your lawyer should have experience with this specific type of criminal charge. Contact Spring & Spring today for a more comprehensive list of our practice areas. 

Available Defenses for Crimes in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

After you hire a defense attorney from Spring & Spring, your lawyer in Chelmsford, Massachusetts will defend you against criminal allegations using proven strategies. We will review your unique case in-depth to search for the most appropriate defense strategy:

  • Wrong defendant
  • Lack of specific intent
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Self-defense
  • Duress, coercion or entrapment
  • Insanity
  • Intoxication
  • Mistake of fact
  • Necessity or emergency

We will not allow the Commonwealth to take advantage of you as a criminal defendant. Contact us today to learn all the ways Attorney Chris Spring can help you with your criminal case. Call (617) 513-9444 24/7 for a free consultation in Chelmsford.