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Boston Criminal Defense Attorney

When you or a loved one is arrested, the first thing that you must do is to hire a skilled lawyer who will protect you or your loved one’s rights. What happens in the court system can affect you for the rest of your life! It can affect your ability to get a job, stay in the country or even drive a car. Do you really want to trust your defense to just any lawyer? The Boston criminal defense attorneys at Joshua Spirn & Associates have the training, knowledge, expertise and experience to help you through this difficult and overwhelming process.



Our Pledge to You

We at Joshua Spirn & Associates guarantee that we will represent you at, and be with you during every step of this lengthy and often frightening process. We will tirelessly fight for you inside and outside of the courthouse and will make sure that your constitutional rights are protected at all times.

Who We Are

The Boston criminal defense attorneys at Joshua Spirn & Associates have tried over 300 criminal cases and have negotiated thousands of criminal pleas. As a former Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Attorney Joshua Spirn has experience on both the criminal defense and prosecution side of the criminal system and is familiar with the Massachusetts criminal courts inside and out. He has a reputation as an attorney who is willing to try the case through to the end. We provide the highest level of criminal defense available and are ready to put this vast experience to work for you in order to get you the best result possible in your case.

DRUNK DRIVING

A drunk driving (operating under the influence or OUI) charge can have serious consequences. An OUI affects your criminal record and can impact your driving privileges, your employment, and your family.

If you made a mistake, do not compound it by delaying any longer. Call now to speak to an OUI attorney! An OUI attorney who is familiar with OUI law and courtroom procedure can help minimize the impact of an OUI on you and your family.

The Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys at Joshua Spirn & Associates will:

  • review discovery from the prosecutor;
  • make motions to suppress evidence;
  • review your case to examine the validity of the officer's actions;
  • review your case to determine the validity of breathalyzer and/or blood tests; and
  • preserve your procedural and constitutional rights
NARCOTICS OFFENSES

Joshua Spirn & Associates is prepared to handle all types of narcotic offenses, including possessing, trafficking, importing, selling, and manufacturing illegal substances. If you have been accused of any such offenses, you need a lawyer that is extremely knowledgeable with Massachusetts drug laws. The attorneys of Joshua Spirn & Associates have spent years handling narcotics cases and are intimately familiar with the ways police departments and the State Police investigate and prosecute these types of cases. Massachusetts drug possession laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, "club drugs," and heroin.

Drug distribution/trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import into the United States of unlawful controlled substances, as well as the possession of large amounts of any illegal substances with the intent to distribute. Drug distribution/trafficking laws can implicate a single individual or a number of people involved in organized illegal drug activity

Drug laws vary according to drug type, amount, geographic area, and if minors were involved in the offense. Narcotics crimes may also result in the suspension of your driver’s license. If you have been charged with any of these types of drug offenses, contact Joshua Spirn & Associates for aggressive protection of your constitutional rights.

The Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys at Joshua Spirn & Associates will:

  • review discovery from the prosecutor;
  • make motions to suppress evidence;
  • make sure the substance is what the police allege it to be;
  • make sure all proper testing and handling procedures were followed;
  • review your case to examine the validity of the officer's actions;
  • review your case to determine who the witnesses are;
  • review your case to examine the evidence against you; and
  • preserve your procedural and constitutional rights
OTHER CRIMES

If you have been charged with any other type of crime, contact Joshua Spirn & Associates for aggressive protection of your constitutional rights. In these types of cases, your success depends on a thorough investigation of all of the facts and witnesses.

The Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys at Joshua Spirn & Associates will:
  • review discovery from the prosecutor;
  • make motions to suppress evidence;
  • review your case to examine the validity of the officer's actions;
  • review your case to determine who the witnesses are;
  • review your case to examine the evidence against you; and
  • preserve your procedural and constitutional rights
A Brief Outline of a Criminal Prosecution in Massachusetts

The Charge or Charges

In Massachusetts, there are two types or levels of courts a in which a criminal case can begin. In District Court, the police departments generally make the decision whether to charge a person with a crime. In Superior Court, the District Attorney’s Office of that particular county will make the decision whether to charge a person with a crime and will do so by presenting the case to a Grand Jury.

Arrest

An arrest may occur at the scene of an alleged crime or anytime after the authorities allege a crime has been committed as long as it is within the statute of limitations. Once arrested, the police must, without unnecessary delay, take you before a Judge or Magistrate as soon as possible. This first appearance usually occurs within twenty-four hours of your arrest.

Booking

You will be brought to one or more police stations where you will be asked basic identifying information about yourself. You may also be fingerprinted and photographed. Many of the booking rooms in Massachusetts are under video surveillance. You may also be asked if you wish to contact an attorney or if you wish to speak to the police about your case. NEVER - EVER - SPEAK TO THE POLICE BEFORE YOU SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY. Your attorney will advise you on how to proceed once you contact him.

The Arraignment

The first appearance in court after an indictment or arrest is called an arraignment. Unless formal arraignment is waived, the judge will verify your identity and ask for your plea. This will be your first opportunity to formally hear the charges against you. It is important to have a skilled attorney with you at the arraignment as this is where your bail and any conditions of release will be set for the rest of the case.

Bail

For many crimes, bail has been previously determined by a Bail Commissioner at the police station. In certain circumstances, bail is denied to the accused at the police station. In either case, the judge at the arraignment will formally set your bail and/or change the amount of bail previously set depending on the circumstances and the skill of your defense attorney.

Further Court Dates

After the arraignment and bail is set, the case will proceed through the court system. There may be conferences, discovery, motions, and trial dates as the case winds its way through the court system. What occurs depends on the unique facts of each case and the skill of the lawyer representing you. EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND REQUIRES A DIFFERENT APPROACH.

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