A criminal conviction can seriously affect your life including choices about where you can live and work. If you are facing criminal charges in Concord, you need an experienced, aggressive, and accessible attorney to represent you. Attorney Chris Spring has the dedication and knowledge to defend you through every step of the criminal defense process. Contact him today at (617) 513-9444.
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Call Spring & Spring to schedule your free initial consultation with Attorney Spring. He will handle your case personally and never pass your case to an associate attorney. Relieve some of the stress of your criminal matter by contacting Spring & Spring today.
Having a criminal defense attorney on your side is the crucial first step in protecting yourself in any criminal defense matter. Your freedom is essential and Attorney Chris Spring has the courtroom and litigation experience needed to defend you in even the most complex criminal cases.
Attorney Spring will listen to your story, then represent you through any, or all, of the following actions:
Attorney Spring is available nights, weekends, and holidays. At Spring & Spring, you will know how much your case will cost, and there are no hidden fees or charges. Call today to learn more about Attorney Chris Spring and schedule your first meeting.
No criminal case is too small to bring to a criminal defense lawyer. Consulting with a lawyer can give you information about a criminal accusation. During your consultation, the defense attorney can provide honest, straightforward and trustworthy legal advice about your case. If the attorney believes he or she can help you, the attorney may offer the law firm’s services.
Even a seemingly minor criminal charge in Massachusetts can have lasting ramifications, such as a permanent criminal record. An attorney has the resources and knowledge to argue your charges and penalties down to the bare minimum – or even to achieve case acquittal. If you are nervous about the cost of hiring a private defense lawyer, consider all of the critical ways a lawyer can help you, including preserving your freedom and protecting your future.
If you cannot afford to hire a private defense attorney, you still have the right to a defense. The U.S. Constitution gives you certain rights that no one can take away, including the right to a criminal defense attorney. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, the courts will appoint a public defender. You can discuss the pros and cons of using a public defender compared to hiring a private attorney with Attorney Spring, who will give you an honest opinion based on your circumstances.
In Massachusetts, a misdemeanor is any criminal offense that does not carry the potential for state prison time. The maximum sentence for a misdemeanor is two and a half years in the House of Correction. A felony is any criminal offense punishable by state prison time. Serious felonies can carry up to life in prison.
Attorney Spring argues a range of criminal cases from minor misdemeanors to major felonies in both district and superior courts. He represents defendants with both new charges and those charged with violations of probation.
Some areas of law Attorney Spring focuses on are:
These are only a sampling of the vast number of cases Attorney Spring handles. Call Spring & Spring to discuss your charges.
Being placed under arrest in Concord can be extremely stressful. It is important, however, to try to remain calm. The arresting officers may try to infringe upon your civil rights and liberties as early as your first encounter and arrest. While you should never try to resist arrest, you should take certain other steps to protect your legal rights from the very beginning, such as:
Knowing what to do and what not to do if you’ve been arrested in Massachusetts can go a long way toward building a stronger case in your defense. The biggest mistakes most defendants make are talking to the police, answering their questions without an attorney present and accidentally saying something incriminating. Invoke your right to remain silent and do not answer any questions until you have an attorney present.
The strength of your defense strategy rests on your lawyer’s ability to personalize it to suit your exact needs. Your defense lawyer should custom-tailor your defense according to your unique case and individual criminal history. The defense strategy that is right for you will depend on the specific circumstances. Common defense options include:
Whether your lawyer advises you to plead not guilty and use a defense to fight for acquittal or plead guilty and negotiate a satisfactory plea deal, you can trust that Attorney Spring is acting in your best interests to achieve your goals. At Spring & Spring, we don’t automatically advise all of our clients to take plea deals. We fight aggressively to defend their rights and obtain the best possible case outcomes, including fighting to have the charges dropped, when appropriate.
Although every case is unique, all fit into the same structure and timeline within the criminal justice system. Knowing how a criminal case works in Massachusetts can help put your mind at ease, as you will know what step to expect next and how to tackle it with help from your Concord defense lawyer.
The basic criminal trial process has seven phases:
If the jury does not rule in your favor, your attorney can assess your case for the ability to file an appeal or a motion for a mistrial. Through every phase of the criminal trial process, you can have a criminal defense lawyer in your corner to defend your rights and guide you through complicated legal processes.
Attorney Spring treats every case as if it will go to trial. His form of aggressive preparation and level of experience have aided Attorney Spring in obtaining successful verdicts in criminal cases including, but not limited to:
Attorney Chris Spring only represents criminal defendants and will put his experience to work for you, whether you are facing your first offense or you have a lengthy arrest record. Attorney Spring is committed to providing his clients with accessible advice and a forceful defense. Call him at Spring & Spring today.