Criminal Defense

When charged with a crime it is necessary to procure the best possible legal representation. Criminal charges are a serious matter and can often lead to incarceration, fines, as well as a criminal record which can disrupt future employment. For these reasons it is a necessity to have superior legal representation which can ensure that you get the best outcome possible.

At Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we provide aggressive legal defense for both felony and misdemeanor charges. We have ample experience in defending clients who have been charged criminally and are able to make sure that the situation is handled adeptly. At Law Office or Robert C. Shea, P.C. we have successfully tried many cases, and resolved even more before they made it to trial. We provide the aggressive, experienced, and creative representation necessary to get you through this process.

In representing our clients we have experience and relationships in multiple counties throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With this experience we are able to pursue the most beneficial course for our clients.

Clerk’s HearingIn criminal cases a clerk magistrate’s hearing, or clerk’s hearing, is held to determine if there is probable cause to issue a charge. These hearings are extremely important because once a charge is filed it will appear on a background check. This could present problems for future employment. For this reason it is important to have legal representation for a clerk’s hearing.

At Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we have a great deal of experience in dealing with clerk’s hearings. We are able to defend our clients, and often are able to get a favorable decision which results in no charges being issued. A skilled attorney is able to make a convincing argument in a clerk’s hearing against a charge being issued, and our experience in a number of counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts makes certain that you will have the best representation possible.

Operating Under the InfluenceAs in many states, Massachusetts has severe penalties for those found guilty of Operating Under the Influence (OUI). Being found guilty of this charge can lead to fines, treatment costs, license suspension, and even imprisonment with a first offense. A second offense has even harsher penalties and a mandatory jail sentence or in-patient treatment. Operating Under the Influence is a serious charge and you should have legal representation to make certain that your rights are adequately protected.

At Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we have ample experience in defending OUI cases. Our aggressive style has enabled us to get favorable decisions for our clients, and make certain that any potential punishment is minimized. We have experience in a number of counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will make certain that you have the best outcome possible.

Drug ChargesDrug charges can be separated into two separate categories: possession and distribution. Possession is a more common charge, and can oftentimes be resolved by an attorney without a trial. Distribution implies either the selling of narcotics or the possession of a large amount of narcotics which implies the intent to sell, or distribute, those narcotics.

At Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we have a great deal of experience in dealing with both types of drug charges. While drug possession charges may not threaten as severe of a punishment as drug distribution charges, it is still important to retain counsel in these cases. Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. has successfully defended many clients on these charges, often resulting in the dismissal of charges before trial. An experienced attorney will make sure that you receive the least consequences possible, and can help to minimize anything that may show up on a background check and potentially harm future employment or educational opportunities. At the The Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C., we aggressively defend our clients to make certain that the outcome is as favorable as possible.

Drug distribution charges are more severe, and often have minimum sentencing guidelines. This means that if you are found guilty, the judge is forced by law to sentence you to prison for at least that amount of time. For this reason, it is critical that you have the best representation possible in your defense.

Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. has many years of experience in successfully defending these cases, and has developed relationships in a number of counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We use these advantages to aggressively defend our clients and make certain that the best outcome possible is reached.

Old Arrest WarrantsAn old arrest warrant can be extremely problematic. It can prevent the obtaining of or renewal of a license and if you are arrested in another state you may be held as a fugitive. It is extremely important that old warrants are taken care of, and at Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we will capably handle the situation for our clients.

We are often able to negotiate the removal of an arrest warrant for our clients. This may necessitate your appearance in court. Our extensive experience with old warrants, the relationships we have in multiple counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and our aggressive style of defense make certain that you receive the best representation possible so that you can move past this obstacle.

Theft CrimesThere are a multitude of theft crimes in which someone can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These charges have varying levels of severity and can result in different punishments. Prior convictions can also increase the potential punishment for a theft crime.

At Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we have the experience necessary to defend you against any theft charge, from shoplifting to embezzlement. We aggressively defend the rights of our clients, and make certain that the best possible outcome is reached. Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in multiple counties within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and have successfully defended many clients against charges relating to theft. By choosing our office you ensure that you will receive the best representation possible against any theft related charges.

Violent CrimesBeing charged with a violent crime is an extremely serious matter which can result in lengthy prison sentences, and it necessitates obtaining the best legal representation possible. Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. has the experience necessary to aggressively defend you against a violent crimes charge, and will fight on your behalf to make certain that the best outcome possible is reached.

Our office developed relationships in a number of counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and can effectively utilize these relationships to our client’s benefit. We have the capability to make the quick decisions necessary to minimize the impact of a violent crimes charge, and have successfully defended many clients against such charges. By choosing Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. you guarantee that you will receive the best representation possible.

Motor Vehicle CrimesIn Massachusetts there are both felony and misdemeanor motor vehicle crimes. Being charged with any type of motor vehicle crime is a serious matter, and it is extremely beneficial to have legal representation going forward if you have been charged with such a crime. These crimes can result in license suspensions, fines, and even imprisonment. Without a skilled attorney, you risk receiving a harsh penalty which can result in the loss of your license or even jail time.

At Law Office of Robert C. Shea, P.C. we have a great deal of experience in dealing with motor vehicle charges. We have often successfully represented clients against such charges, and frequently we are able to resolve the matter before it even makes it to trial. We aggressively defend our clients, and can negotiate on your behalf to make certain that you receive the best result possible. We have developed relationships in a number of counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and will fully utilize all of our resources to make certain that you receive the best representation possible. By choosing our office you make certain that you receive the best representation possible in this matter.