Boston, Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer
Law Office of Patrick Donovan45 Willard Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of Attorney Patrick T. Donovan, located in Quincy, Massachusetts, provides legal representation in criminal law matters. Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is an experienced criminal defense lawyer that is committed to helping clients in Boston, Quincy and throughout Massachusetts fight their misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. With Attorney Patick T. Donovan, every client receives the direction, resources, and representation they need to be successful with their criminal case.
Attorney Patrick Donovan is a former Assistant District Attorney that provides criminal defense representation in Boston, Quincy, and all of Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan handles all misdemeanor and felony crimes. Attorney Donovan handles all types of drunk driving defenses including subsequent offenses. Attorney Donovan is handles warrant removals of all types. Attorney Donovan also handles domestic violence and theft offense.
Mr. Donovan is a highly respected criminal defense attorney that will not settle for mediocre results. Attorney Donovan has represented people who have been accused of and charged with criminal offenses in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts and has been able to obtain exceptional results on their behalf. Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients. Patrick Donovan is a dedicated, honest, and resourceful criminal lawyer that works hard for his clients.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Misdemeanor; Criminal Harassment; Restraining Order Defense; Drunk Driving; Harassment Orders; OUI; Operating Under the Influence of Drugs; School Zone Park Zone; Trafficking; Possession with Intent to Distribute; Sexual Harassment; Date Rape; Statutory Rape; Indecent Assault and Battery; Indecent Exposure; Petty Theft; Grand Theft; Motor Vehicle Theft; Forgery; Receiving Stolen Property; Internet Fraud; Reckless Driving; Drug Possession While Operating A Motor Vehicle; Driving Without a License; Driving Without Insurance; Leaving the Scene of an Accident; Hit and Run Accident; Outstanding Warrants for Unpaid Tickets; Multiple Traffic Infractions; Speeding; Clerk Hearings; Warrant.
Areas of Law Description
- Domestic Violence
People who have been charged with domestic violence in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts are often dealing with immense emotional and mental stress. They may be in the midst of an ongoing conflict with their wife, husband, partner, or child when they are accused of committing domestic violence. Even if the accusation is false or dramatized, it can lead to a person's immediate arrest by local law enforcement. Once people are accused of domestic violence, they are usually removed from their homes and detained in jail until criminal charges have been filed and bail has been posted.
- Restraining Orders
Restraining orders in Massachusetts are a common tool that is used in domestic violence situations. Where there has been a family or domestic (dating or marriage) relationship a restraining order can be granted in District court. In Massachusetts a restraining order is also commonly referred to as a 209a order.
- Harassment Orders
A harassment prevention order is a legal order issued by a judge to stop harassing contact. Harassment prevention orders can order someone to have no contact, to stay away, to not abuse and potentially pay money. Massachusetts harassment orders may be issued for up to one year and may be extended permanently. Violations of a Massachusetts harassment order may result in arrest, jail, fines or probation.
- Drunk Driving
In Massachusetts drunk driving is called OUI meaning Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. It is the same as DUI or DWI. The penalties for drunk driving in Massachusetts are severe, with the penalties increasing from each offense. We can help you with:
- Drug Crimes
In Massachusetts if you are convicted of a drug offense you may face time in jail, fines, probation, drug testing, and loss of your drivers license. Click to learn how long you will lose your license if you are convicted. People who have been charged with drug crimes need an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney on their sides. We can help you with:
Operating Under the Influence of Drugs
School Zone Park Zone
Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Sex Crimes
Sex crimes can be the most vigorously prosecuted cases in Massachusetts. They are also the mostly widely publicized cases. At the Law Office of Patrick Donovan, we understand this, and use our legal experience to give you the best possible defense. Some of the most common sex crimes include:
Indecent Assault and Battery
People who have been charged with a theft crime in Boston and anywhere in Massachusetts need an experienced Massachusetts criminal lawyer. If you are convicted of a theft crime, you may have to spend time in jail, pay fines, pay restitution, do community service, or be placed on probation. We can help you if you have been charged with a theft crime, such as:
Motor Vehicle Theft
Receiving Stolen Property
Credit Card Fraud
- Traffic Violations
After people have been charged with traffic violation in Massachusetts, they may be concerned with a variety of things, such as the fines they will have to pay or the major increases in insurance premiums. However, peoples' greatest concern is usually losing their driver's licenses. In Massachusetts, it is a very realistic concern, as traffic laws have become increasingly strict and the legal consequences even more severe. We can help If you have been charged with a traffic violation, such as:
Drug Possession While Operating A Motor Vehicle
Driving Without a License
Driving Without Insurance
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Hit and Run Accident
Outstanding Warrants for Unpaid Tickets
Multiple Traffic Infractions
- White Collar Crime
A white collar crime is a theft related offense that is typically committed by a person who is in high-profile position or highly respected position. These people may include CEOs, other executives, board members, chairpersons, directors, mangers, politicians, or simply employees. When people commit white collar crimes, they deceitfully steal funds from companies or businesses, and then try to conceal the theft. People also commit white collar crimes to illegitimately obtain a desired outcome. Once people have been accused of or charged with committing a white collar crime, they stand to lose a lot of respect, as their behavior is unexpected and viewed as dishonest and immoral.
- Weapons Crimes
When people do not adhere to the terms and laws that are outlined above, they can be charged with a weapons offense by state law enforcement. A weapons offense is no laughing matter, as a weapons offense conviction can result in jail time, and possibly cost the person his/her legal right to carry a weapon.
A warrant is an order by a judge that allows police officers to arrest a person on-site. In Massachusetts there are two types of warrants, straight warrants and defaults warrants. A straight warrant is also known as an arrest warrant. It happens when the police apply for felony criminal charges. A default warrant happens when a person does not appear for court or fails to pay a fine.
- Clerk Hearings
Also known as a "show cause hearing" a Clerk Magistrate hearing is conducted to determine if there is enough evidence for a criminal complaint to issue. Even if you have not been arrested you may be mailed a summons to appear at a clerk's hearing. If you have been mailed a summons for a Clerk Magistrate's hearing you must appear or a criminal complaint will issue against you.
Mr. Patrick T. Donovan
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