Massachusetts Felony Attorney
Being charged with a felony in Massachusetts can be a terrifying affair. Not only are you facing the possibility of a felony conviction and the lifelong consequences it entails, but you may also face imprisonment and huge fines. No matter the crime, if you have been charged with a felony, you’ll need a prominent and highly experienced Massachusetts felony attorney to defend your case and represent your interests in court.
At the Law Office of Robert H. Prince, we’ll use the full extent of Massachusetts and felony laws, combined with diligent investigation and negotiation tactics, to build a comprehensive defense designed to achieve a not-guilty conviction or dropped charges. If the evidence is truly stacked against you, we’ll use industry-leading strategies as well as insider knowledge of Massachusetts courts to hopefully secure reduced or alternative sentencing.
Massachusetts Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences
According to the Massachusetts criminal laws (located primarily in MGL chapters 263-272), each criminal statute includes the possible penalties for alleged offenses. The felonies in Massachusetts range from crimes such as murder to rape, assault, robbery, embezzlement, and even lesser crimes such as food stamp trafficking. Below you’ll find a brief overview of some Massachusetts felony crimes and their sentences.
- Class A Felony: Crimes may include first-degree murder, for which the penalty is either life in prison without the possibility of parole, voluntary manslaughter, or assault with intent to murder. There is no death penalty in Massachusetts.
- Class B Felony: Crimes may include rape, homicide, armed robbery, drug trafficking, or assault with a deadly weapon. Penalties can vary from up to 10 years imprisonment to life.
- Class C Felony: Crimes may include assault, fraud, larceny, or drug distribution. Maximum penalties include up to 50 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000.
- Class D Felony: Crimes may include lesser types of larceny, theft, robbery, burglary, or manslaughter. Maximum penalties include up to 25 years imprisonment and fines up to $100,000.
- Class E Felony: Crimes may include DWI (where harm was done to a person or property), assault, or aggravated harassment. Maximum penalties include up to 15 years imprisonment and fines up to $50,000.
Keep in mind that the severity of the penalty is directly related to the case’s evidence, your past criminal history, and a miscellany of other potential aggravating or mitigating factors. For more information on all felony crimes, you can refer to the Massachusetts Felony and Misdemeanor Master Crime List.
Defend Your Charges Today With Attorney Robert H. Prince
A guilty conviction for a felony crime will have dramatic consequences, both immediately and for the long-term. Therefore, you need to take extra diligence and care when choosing your defense attorney because it may be one of the most important decisions of your life.
Massachusetts felony attorney Robert H. Prince boasts extensive experience in courtrooms for felony cases, and he has a record of numerous successful defense cases, including not-guilty convictions and cases where the felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. To speak directly with attorney Prince, one-on-one, and explore the details of your case, you can call our law office at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409.