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Felony Defense Lawyers in Massachusetts

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If you face serious criminal charges in Massachusetts, especially if you have prior convictions, you cannot afford to wait on speaking to an attorney. Miller Law Group, P.C. offers the trial-tested, experienced representation of an entire team of Massachusetts criminal defense lawyers. We can provide the wealth of legal resources and insight it takes to reduce your felony charge or secure a dismissal.

Call (508) 502-7002 to speak with a lawyer about your possible felony defenses.

What Is Considered a Felony in the Commonwealth?

In Massachusetts, certain charges aren't automatically labeled a felony crime. It's more about the maximum sentencing that's possible with a given criminal charge. If the maximum sentence exceeds a certain threshold, then that crime will be considered a felony—even if the actual sentencing ends up being far more lenient. However, if a defendant has two prior felony convictions on their record and is convicted of a third felony, then a judge must hand down the maximum sentence, treating the defendant as a "habitual criminal".

We can help you fight against criminal charges that yield felony sentences, including charges of:

  • Arson
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Burglary
  • Drug trafficking
  • Larceny (theft) of firearm or property that's over $1,200
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Stalking
  • Violating a domestic violence restraining order

Possible Felony Sentences in Massachusetts

Typically, the potential penalties for a felony conviction include years in prison (sometimes with a mandatory minimum sentence), plus thousands of dollars in fines, with the potential in some cases to result in a life sentence without parole. However, while some felony convictions can lead to lengthy prison sentences, in many cases, incarceration may not be the automatic outcome. For some felony charges, a judge may have the option to choose a suspended sentence or a conditional sentence. With a suspended sentence, the defendant can avoid prison if they abide by all the terms of their probation. Under a conditional sentence, the defendant must pay the fine, and by a certain deadline, otherwise, they will be incarcerated.

However, even if a felony sentence is relatively lenient, it can still mean that you would forfeit certain rights, such as the right to own firearms or to vote. A felony conviction also makes it extraordinarily difficult to find good employment.

Don't Wait to Start Your Defense

At Miller Law Group, P.C., we will work tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected. As our entire law firm works collaboratively, we meet to discuss each of our cases throughout the week so that everyone provides input. With us, you will get the full force of our entire criminal defense team working together to build you the strongest possible defense.

Get time and trial-tested attorneys on your side. Call (508) 502-7002 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Why Hire Us?

Advantages of Working with MLG
  • We've Handled Hundreds of Cases
  • We Have Almost 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • We're Dedicated to World-Class Experience
  • We Have Multiple Convenient Meeting Locations
  • You Speak with a Lawyer for FREE

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