Miscellaneous Crimes

Massachusetts is the 6th state admitted to the United States and its Constitution dates back to 1780, seven years before the United States Constitution was ratified. Through common law and statutes, Massachusetts laws have been developing for well over 200 years. A large percentage of those laws proscribe specific types of criminal activity. Many of these crimes cannot be classified under larger umbrellas, such as drug crimes or sex crimes. Consequently, our office felt it necessary to identify many of the more common crimes with which people in Massachusetts are charged. Some of the crimes listed below are felonies and the others are misdemeanors.

Felonies in Massachusetts are those crimes that are punishable by a state prison sentence. See G.L. c. 274 §1. All other crimes are misdemeanors. If you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor you should consult a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer like The attorney to discuss your rights and establish a strong defense.

Examples of the more common miscellaneous crimes charged in Massachusetts are:

Massachusetts Criminal The criminal attorney has successfully handled the types of cases identified above and more. If you think you might need criminal representation for one of these offenses, you should contact The criminal attorney immediately. She will advise you of your rights and how to best defend these accusations. Most of these crimes carry with them possible jail sentences, so it is important that you hire someone who is familiar with the system and has worked both sides, like The attorney. She will fight to get the charges dismissed, negotiate a favorable resolution or try the case to verdict.