Massachusetts Criminal Law
Motor Vehicle Charges
When you violate state mandated driving laws, you are committing a motor vehicle offense. Some offenses are characterized as infractions or misdemeanors but all offenses should be taken seriously. In Massachusetts, in addition to DUI/OUI, other vehicle offenses include, but are not limited to: reckless driving, speeding, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, unpaid traffic tickets, unpaid vehicle fines, hit and run, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Often times, motor vehicle offenses result in fines or driver's license penalties. In some cases, however, more serious motor vehicle offenses result in more serious consequences. Things like jail time, community service, hefty fines, probation, and driver's license suspension are a true possibility. The risk of a heavier sentence increases if this is a second offense.
As a former Assistant District Attorney, Louis Xifaras knows first hand how to best handle your driving offense case. With over 25 years experience, Attorney Xifaras has a successful track record and will provide you with the direction, counsel and representation to fight your misdemeanor or felony motor vehicle offense. Call Xifaras Law today at 508-339-0100 for a free and confidential consultation. We represent clients throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
OUI - DUI Defense
Fighting Operating Under the Influence (OUI) charges requires an attorney with experience, expertise, and a thorough and intimate understanding of the local courts. We can help. Attorney Louis S. Xifaras has a comprehensive understanding of drunk driving laws and years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in Massachusetts.
Being arrested for Operating Under the Influence (OUI) is upsetting, particularly for those who are usually law-abiding citizens. It's unsettling to find yourself suddenly in the custody of law enforcement and for people who are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system, the process can be confusing, demoralizing and nerve-wracking.
However, in Massachusetts operating under the influence of either alcohol or drugs is treated as a serious offense. If you are convicted of driving under the influence you will lose your license for a substantial period of time, increase your automobile insurance rates, be subjected to court fees and fines, and you will be left with a criminal record. Call the Xifaras Law office in Mansfield at 508-339-0100 today for a free and confidential consultation about your driving under the influence case. Read more about Massachusetts OUI and DUI attorney services and visit our OUI FAQ section.
Being convicted of a drug charge is a criminal offense. Depending on your conviction, the penalties may range from loss of your driver's license, probation or time in jail. In the state of Massachusetts, some drug charges even carry mandatory penalties, which are stipulated by the courts.
Illegal drug possession and distribution charges are serious criminal offenses that come with stiff penalties in Massachusetts. With so much at stake, retaining an experienced lawyer is not only in your best interest, it's a necessity.
At Xifaras Law it is important to us that our clients are treated with respect and that they fully understand the charges against them. We will aggressively defend you and ensure that you understand your legal rights and options. And we will skillfully prepare your case for trial.
As a former Assistant District Attorney, Louis S. Xifaras has a comprehensive understanding of the law as well as the experience required to bring your case to a successful end. At Xifaras Law we represent clients from Attleboro, Brockton, Dedham, Fall River, Framingham, Mansfield, Milford, New Bedford, Wrentham and throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Call Xifaras Law at 508-339-0100 today for a free and confidential consultation about your drug charges case. Read more about attorney services for Massachusetts drug charges.
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in Massachusetts. A most personal trust has been violated and now you must defend yourself against serious criminal charges.
You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be a strong advocate for you to help make the best of this difficult situation. Call our Mansfield office of Xifaras Law at 508-339-0100 today for a free and confidential consultation about your domestic violence case.
At Xifaras Law we also represent clients from Attleboro, Brockton, Dedham, Fall River, Framingham, Milford, New Bedford, Wrentham and throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
Assault and Battery
Assault and battery is a serious violent crime. In Massachusetts, like all violent crimes, Assault and Battery is vigorously prosecuted by law enforcement. If you are accused of assault and battery it is in your best interest to retain an experienced and knowledgeable Massachusetts Defense Attorney and allow him or her to advocate on your behalf.
Fighting serious criminal charges requires an attorney with experience, expertise, and a thorough and intimate understanding of the local courts. At Xifaras Law, we represent clients in Mansfield, Attleboro, Brockton, Dedham, Fall River, Framingham, Milford, New Bedford, Wareham, Wrentham and throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
Allow us to put our 25 plus years of experience, expertise and knowledge to work for you. Call Xifaras Law at 508-339-0100 today for a free and confidential consultation. Read more about assault and battery defense services.
Theft and Property Crimes
A theft occurs when one person takes another person's property without their consent or permission. Identity theft, forgery, shoplifting, robbery, vehicular theft, embezzlement, receiving stolen property, and money laundering are all considered theft crimes in the state of Massachusetts.
What property has been stolen, and it's worth, will determine whether the crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. Theft of property worth less than $250, it is considered petty theft. Petty theft is usually classified as a misdemeanor offense. Theft of property worth over $250, it is considered grand theft and may be classified as a felony.
If you have been convicted of theft, it is important to have an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side. Conviction of such a crime can bring a plethora of legal penalties including hefty fines, community service, probation, restitution and jail time. If a defendant has a criminal record, caused bodily harm while commiting the theft or used a weapon , sentencing and penalties usually become more serious and harsh.
Louis S. Xifaras has over 25 years experience as a Massachusetts defense Attorney. If you have been convicted of a theft crime, allow Xifaras Law to provide you with the expertise and experience you will need at such a critical time in your life. Call 508-339-0100 today to set up a free and confidential consultation.
Being convicted of a sex crime is a serious charge that requires serious legal representation. Sex crimes, including rape, statutory rape, indecent assault and battery, child molestation and child pornography can garner harsh penalties including lengthy jail sentences and sex offender registration requirements.
At Xifaras Law we understand this. We know that each client and their circumstances are unique. Our experience and expertise allow us to provide a thorough and expert investigation into your case. Whether your matter is negotiated outside the courtroom or tried in court we will structure a strong and aggressive defense to give you the best possible outcome. We will make sure you know your legal rights and understand all of the options available to you.
Allow us to put our knowledge to work for you. Call Xifaras Law at 508-339-0100 today for a free and confidential consultation.