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Criminal Defense in Framingham, Massachusetts

Criminal convictions can affect your finances, freedom, and chances for educational and employment opportunities, but there is hope for a better outcome.  Attorney Chris Spring, a seasoned Framingham criminal defense attorney, is dedicated to fighting misdemeanor and felony charges even in the most challenging situations.  

Attorney Spring is a former Middlesex County prosecutor who:

  • Has firsthand knowledge of how criminal cases are prosecuted;
  • Knows all legal options and alternatives available to defendants; and
  • Uses his twenty years of criminal law experience to attack the prosecution’s case from every angle.

Attorney Spring is available to his clients nights, weekends, and holidays.  For a free, confidential case evaluation, contact Spring & Spring today.  Attorney Spring will travel to your home to discuss your case.

Why Do I Need a Framingham Criminal Defense Attorney?

While retaining and paying for a defense attorney seems like a confusing and expensive chore, it can save you money and time in the long run.  An experienced criminal defense attorney offers invaluable protection and guidance throughout the criminal court process that can ease your mind and resolve any confusion that is troubling you.

When you hire a professional like Attorney Chris Spring, he will:

  • Answer your questions and explain the process to you;
  • Handle all of the court hearings and paperwork for you to ensure everything is correct;
  • Meet all of the court deadlines and help move your case through the system efficiently;
  • Review the facts of your case and all of the evidence to find flaws in the prosecutor’s case;
  • Help you weigh every option for resolving your case, including dismissal motions, charge reductions, plea negotiations, or a trial; and
  • Act as your confidential counselor and advisor from start to finish.

Attorney Spring will fight for your life, future, and reputation.  Call and schedule your free consultation.  The sooner you speak with Attorney Spring, the faster he can start building an individual defense strategy for you.

Criminal Charges in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth charges defendants with misdemeanor and felony charges every day in courts across the Commonwealth.  Among the most common charges are the following:

  • Operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI) or operating under the influence of drugs (OUI-drugs).  A first-offense OUI conviction results in a license suspension, fines, fees, and alcohol education classes;
  • Domestic violence, assault, and battery on a family or household member.  Judges may hold domestic violence defendants without bail.  Massachusetts has a database naming every defendant charged with domestic violence in the Commonwealth;
  • Drug possession.  Other than marijuana possession, many drug crimes are felony offenses and can end with lengthy state prison sentences.  Prior drug convictions may result in mandatory prison time;
  • Distribution of drugs;
  • Drug trafficking; and
  • Carrying a firearm without a valid permit.  Massachusetts gun laws are strict compared to other states.  Carrying a firearm without a permit is a minimum eighteen months in jail, and possessing or carrying a firearm in connection with a violent crime may add years of prison time to a sentence.

Any defendant needs to minimize the impact of criminal charges.  Retaining the services of a seasoned, local criminal defense attorney is a crucial first step.  A defense attorney can further explain any consequences associated with a plea deal and sentencing or a criminal conviction.

Dismissals

There are relatively few situations where a case will be dismissed before the trial date.  Judges cannot dismiss a criminal case unless there is a legal defect in the case.  Grounds for case dismissal can include:

  • Lack of probable cause for arrest in the police report;
  • Lack of probable cause in the grand jury testimony;
  • Misconduct in the grand jury proceedings;
  • Failure to receive a citation following a motor vehicle stop;
  • Double jeopardy;
  • Lack of a speedy trial; and
  • A successful motion to suppress (which can sometimes cripple the Commonwealth’s case).

If you are facing criminal charges and want to learn more about your chances for dismissal, reduction of charges, or a potential plea bargain, call Attorney Chris Spring.  Attorney Spring has a track record of success locally and throughout Massachusetts for the past two decades.  Attorney Spring is aggressive, available, and experienced; consult with him today.