When it comes to criminal charges, you want to hire a zealous defense lawyer who will advocate for your rights every step of the way. Risking your freedom or driving privileges is just not worth it, let alone the stress of the situation on you and your family. A skilled attorney will help you successfully challenge the method of policing and aggressively challenging any unlawfully obtained evidence. This often leads to having criminal charges dismissed or reduced. You want them to fight to obtain you the best possible outcome for you and your family. Your case may qualify for an alternate disposition rather than trial and we can explore that outcome if worthwhile. Attorney Higgins will ensure every possible alternative is explored but is willing to take your case to trial if the circumstances warrant. If you have been charged or are the subject of a criminal investigation, learn your rights. All criminal charges are eligible for a flat-fee representation.
Attorney Higgins represents clients charged with the following:
Of course, the main question that has been on your mind is how can we possibly help you. Well, you’ve already taken the first step in resolving the matter by making an effort to do your research. Now it’s time to let us take over the rest. In order to fight a criminal charge effectively we will challenge the evidence that’s been presented against you. The prosecutor has the burden of proving that you did commit a crime by proving each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt.
In the case of drug crimes, the government must be able to prove that the alleged contraband found contains the chemical materials found in the different classes of controlled substances. In Massachusetts an affidavit from a chemist stating that a drug is indeed a controlled substance is not acceptable. During trial, we can challenge the reliability of any purported chemical witness testimony, among other witnesses who testify against you as the accused. There are several approaches we can take to defend your drug charge. Call us today for a free initial consultation to develop a solid defense plan.
In all OUI cases we advise that you hire a qualified Massachusetts attorney. Even if you don’t face serious penalties such has jail time or heavy fines you will still have to make a court appearance. In court, you will have to face a judge, the arresting officer and the prosecutor will also be present. A good lawyer who has handled OUI cases will be able to help you get the best possible outcome. However, if this is not your first offense then you will definitely need to hire an attorney to negotiate possible jail time and fees. Operating a vehicle under the influence with a child in the vehicle is also a serious offense and you can be charged with an OUI, child endangerment and will face other severe penalties. Our firm is also experienced in handling cases of this nature. MA drivers who have received an OUI in the past may be eligible for a hardship license which is a restricted license that allows you to drive legally. Consult an attorney to review your case and help determine whether you may be able to acquire an hardship license. An attorney can also assist you in filling out necessary forms and acquiring evidence needed to prove eligibility for a hardship driving license
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