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Shapoval Law Criminal Defence servicesWe offer experienced legal advice and representation in the following areas: Drunk Driving (operation under influence of Alcohol or Drugs), Operation with suspended license, Shoplifting, Larceny, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, Possession, Distribution, and Trafficking of Drugs, Possession and Carrying Firearm without a license, Indecent Assault and Battery, Violation of Probation, Restraining Orders and other criminal matters.

If you or your family member is charged with a criminal offense, you need to speak with an experienced criminal attorney immediately. The consequences of criminal conviction may be extremely serious. Not only you may lose your liberty and be sentenced to jail or probation, you may be denied employment and jeopardize your whole career.

We will fully investigate and research your case, and if necessary – we’ll use private investigators and experts to ensure the best possible defense for your particular case.

When considering your criminal case we pay utmost attention to minimize any negative consequences for your career, family, and immigration status.

If you are not a US citizen – it is important to know that criminal conviction may result in your deportation, denial of naturalization, or denial of admission to the Unites States. It is important to understand immigration consequences of your criminal matter when proceeding to trial or negotiating a plea.

We offer experienced legal advice and representation in the following areas: Drunk Driving defense (operation under influence of Alcohol or Drugs), Operation with suspended license, Shoplifting, Larceny, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, Possession, Distribution, and Trafficking of Drugs, Possession and Carrying of Firearm without a license, Indecent Assault and Battery, Violation of Probation, Restraining and Harassment Orders and other criminal matters.

SEALING YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

If your case was dismissed, or you were found Not Guilty after trial, and in certain other instances, your criminal record may be sealed. You can also seal your misdemeanor or felony conviction after a certain period of time. A motion to seal the record has to be filed with the court and heard by the Judge. Massachusetts CORI reform enacted in 2010 reduced waiting periods to seal criminal records. Contact me to discuss your particular case.

MOTION TO VACATE A GUILTY PLEA OR CONTINUANCE WITHOUT A FINDING (CWOF)

Recent supreme court decision Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010) decided that criminal defense attorneys must advise non-citizen clients about the deportation risks of a guilty plea. The duties recognized in Padilla are broad, including a duty to advise criminal defendants about the risk of deportation. If you feel that a motion to vacate guilty plea is warranted in your case for any reason, please contact us to discus your case.

CALL US NOW AT (617) 889-5800 OR EMAIL: ashapoval@shapovallaw.com TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.


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