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Violent Crimes in Framingham, Massachusetts

When you are facing violent crimes charges in Framingham, you need an attorney with experience and knowledge of the local court system to represent you.  Attorney Chris Spring, the owner of Spring & Spring, has:

  • Experience as a former Middlesex County assistant district attorney;
  • Practiced criminal law for the past twenty years; and
  • Dedicated the last fifteen years of his practice solely to criminal defense.

Attorney Chris Spring has intimate knowledge of both sides of criminal law and can put his skills and expertise to work for you.  He is available to clients nights, weekends, and holidays, so call his office today.  Your first meeting with Attorney Spring is free, and all of your discussions are confidential.

How a Framingham Violent Crimes Attorney Can Help You

Massachusetts takes violent crimes seriously with convictions leading to jail, probation, and steep fines.  Hiring a violent crimes attorney to represent your interests is a vital first step in building a smart defense for yourself.  An experienced Framingham violent crimes attorney, like Attorney Chris Spring, is invaluable because he:

  • Knows criminal law and the local court system;
  • Will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case and the Commonwealth’s case against you;
  • Can provide you with an honest case evaluation and be a confidential advisor;
  • May get your charges dismissed or reduced, or negotiate a deal on your behalf;
  • Can help move your case through the system more efficiently; and
  • Will be prepared to try your case in front of a jury.

Attorney Chris Spring will fight aggressively for your legal rights and freedom.  Call Attorney Spring now and schedule your free consultation. Attorney Spring will travel to your home to discuss your case.  

Violent Crimes in Framingham

Violent crimes in Framingham can be either assault crimes or robbery and use of force crimes.  Common assault charges include:

  • Assault;
  • Assault and battery;
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon; and
  • Assault with intent to murder or kill.

Robbery and use of force crimes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Unarmed burglary;
  • Aggravated armed burglary;
  • Unarmed robbery;
  • Armed robbery; and
  • Carjacking while armed with a dangerous weapon.

Any ordinary object is potentially a dangerous weapon when used in a violent crime.

Defending Assault Crimes

An assault and battery conviction requires the Commonwealth to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant:

  1. Touched another person without any right or excuse for doing so;
  2. Intended to touch the other person; and
  3. Committed a touching that was either likely to cause bodily harm or was done without the other person’s consent.

Common Assault defenses used by skilled criminal defense attorneys are as follows:

  • The touching was unintentional;
  • Self-defense or defense of another; and
  • The alleged victim’s bias or ill feelings towards the defendant.

Defending Robbery and Use of Force Crimes

Unarmed burglary requires the Commonwealth to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant:

  1. Broke into and entered a dwelling house;
  2. During the nighttime; and
  3. Intended to commit a felony while inside.

A dwelling house is any place where people live.  Defenses in burglary cases used by violent crimes attorneys may include witness problems identifying the defendant, and, in unarmed cases, no intent on behalf of the defendant to commit a felony in the dwelling.

Armed robbery convictions in Massachusetts require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that:

  1. The defendant armed him or herself with a dangerous weapon;
  2. The defendant either threatened the victim or used force and violence against the victim’s body;
  3. The defendant took the victim’s property and intended to steal it; and
  4. The defendant stole the property from the victim’s body or immediate control.

Penalties for armed robbery are more significant when the defendant wears a mask or uses a gun.  Robbery defenses employed by criminal defense attorneys may include the following:

  • Inability for the victim or witnesses to identify the defendant;
  • Potential misidentification of the defendant; and
  • Potential victim bias.

While all violent crimes have severe consequences, Massachusetts has a habitual offender statute that may enhance sentences imposed for violent crimes.  Therefore, it is imperative to speak with an experienced local defense attorney, like Attorney Chris Spring.  Attorney Chris Spring will challenge any charges you face.  

Call Spring & Spring today to learn more about your specific charges and how Attorney Spring can help.