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Handling Serious Criminal Cases Throughout Massachusetts
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Suffolk County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Serving Clients throughout Massachusetts & Rhode Island

At the Law Office of Frank D. Camera and Associates, P.C., we focus the majority of our practice on defending clients who have been accused of crimes. These crimes can range from low-level misdemeanors to very complex and serious felonies. With more than 25 years of criminal defense experience at his disposal, our criminal defense trial lawyer has gained the respect of not only his many clients but of local District Attorneys, judges, and other court personnel. His knowledge and skill level along with his outstanding track record has led to his being sought for representation by law enforcement agents as well as other lawyers in our area.

Once you believe you are under investigation for a crime, have been accused of a crime by others, or find yourself formally charged, you need legal representation you can trust. Being thrown into the criminal justice system requires professional help from someone who not only is committed to being your advocate but who knows how to get results in doing so. When you bring your case to us, you can depend on a superior level of commitment, diligence, and skill that will be combined in seeking your best possible outcome. Attorney Kathryn Blythe, of Counsel, handles our Rhode Island cases.

What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do? 

A criminal defense lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in defending individuals or organizations charged with criminal offenses. Their primary role is to advocate for their clients and ensure their rights are protected throughout the legal process. Here are some of the key responsibilities and tasks performed by criminal defense lawyers:

  • Legal Representation: Defense attorneys provide legal representation to their clients at various stages of the criminal justice system, including pre-trial, trial, and post-trial proceedings.
  • Case Assessment: They review the details of the case, including evidence, witness statements, and applicable laws, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case against their client. This helps them develop a strategic defense approach.
  • Legal Advice: Defense lawyers advise their clients about their legal rights, potential consequences, and available options. They help clients understand the implications of plea bargains and guide them in making informed decisions.
  • Investigation: They conduct independent investigations to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and uncover information supporting their client's defense. This can involve hiring investigators, examining police reports, and consulting experts if necessary.
  • Legal Strategy: Based on their case assessment, defense attorneys develop a defense strategy tailored to their client's specific circumstances. They may challenge the legality of evidence, question the credibility of witnesses, or present alternative theories of the crime.
  • Negotiations: Defense lawyers negotiate with prosecutors to seek favorable client outcomes. This may involve plea bargaining to reduce charges or negotiate sentencing terms.
  • Trial Representation: If the case goes to trial, defense lawyers represent their clients in court. They present evidence, cross-examine prosecution witnesses, and make persuasive arguments to defend their client's innocence or mitigate their culpability.
  • Legal Documentation: Criminal defense attorneys prepare and file legal documents, such as motions, briefs, and appeals, on behalf of their clients. They ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and within specified deadlines.
  • Client Support: Defense attorneys provide emotional support to their clients during the stressful and uncertain times of criminal proceedings. They maintain client confidentiality and advocate for their client's best interests.

It's important to note that a criminal defense lawyer's specific tasks and responsibilities can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the nature of the case. The ultimate goal is to protect the rights of the accused and secure the best possible outcome for their clients within the bounds of the law.

Our Practice Areas

The Law Office of Frank D. Camera and Associates, handles all criminal charges with a special emphasis on:

  • First-degree murder
  • Weapons offenses, such as unlicensed possession of a firearm or ammunition, possession of a loaded firearm, a felon in possession of a firearm, obliterated serial number on a firearm, unlawful distribution of trafficking of firearms, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of an unlawful weapon, explosive device offenses
  • Drug or narcotics offenses, such as misdemeanor or felony possession of drugs, possession with intent to distribute drugs, distribution of drugs, drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, unlawful cultivation of marijuana, marijuana offenses including medical marijuana violations, and illegal search and seizure

We also defend the following criminal charges:

  • Homicide offenses, such as second-degree murder, felony murder, negligent homicide, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular homicide
  • Domestic violence offenses, such as domestic simple assault, domestic vandalism, domestic trespass, domestic stalking, domestic breaking and entering, domestic burglary, and no contact order violations
  • Sex offenses, such as indecent exposures, lewdness, sexual assault, child sexual assault, indecent assault and battery, child molestation, statutory rape, rape by force, indecent solicitation, enticing a child, solicitation of a minor, child pornography possession, manufacturing, and distribution
  • Assault offenses, such as simple assault, domestic assault, aggravated assault, assault and battery, assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon, maiming, assault with intent to murder
  • Kidnapping and related offenses, such as false imprisonment and human trafficking
  • Arson offenses
  • White collar offenses, such as credit card fraud, bank fraud, computer/internet fraud, tax fraud, identity theft, forgery, false official statements, and more
  • Theft crimes, such as shoplifting, petty larceny, grand larceny, embezzlement, receiving/possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, robbery
  • Property crimes, such as burglary, breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property, trespassing, vandalism, and more
  • Conspiracy
  • Miscellaneous crimes, such as disorderly conduct, criminal harassment, perjury, obstruction of justice, prostitution, solicitation, public indecency, and loitering

We handle such criminal matters as warrants, bail hearings, violation of bail, probation, or parole hearings, provide grand jury representation, and can represent your case from investigation through appeal, such as direct appeal, state or federal court appeal, or military court appeal.

Protect Your Rights with an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

When facing criminal charges, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer by your side. At the Law Office of Frank D. Camera and Associates PC, we understand the complexities of the legal system and are dedicated to providing aggressive and effective representation for our clients.

Our team of experienced attorneys has a proven track record of successfully defending clients in a wide range of criminal cases throughout Massachusetts. Whether you are facing charges for drug offenses, assault, theft, or any other criminal offense, we have the expertise and resources to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific situation.

Benefits of hiring our criminal defense lawyers include:

  • Extensive courtroom experience
  • Thorough understanding of criminal laws
  • Personalized attention and guidance
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Aggressive representation in court

Don't leave your future to chance. Contact the Law Office of Frank D. Camera and Associates PC today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case with a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Outstanding Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Not Guilty

    First-Degree Murder

  • Sentence Reduced

    Second-Degree Murder Charge

  • Sentence Reduced

    Federal Drug Conspiracy

  • No Jail Time

    Assault Charge

  • Dismissed

    Cocaine Possession

  • Not Guilty

    Guns, Ammunition and Cocaine Seized

  • Not Guilty

    Illegal Possession of Firearm

  • Dismissed

    Trafficking Oxycodone

  • Reduced

    Trafficking Heroin

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Representation

As you can see, our firm provides full-service, comprehensive representation from the onset of your case throughout all steps and phases until resolution. Our attorney is here to give you the dedicated advocacy you need step by step throughout the entirety of the legal process. If you are facing a criminal matter, now is the time to reach out to us. The sooner we come onboard, the better your chances will likely be for the most favorable outcome based on the facts and circumstances of your situation.

Set up your consultation by calling (877) 444-1098.

Why Choose Us?

Hiring the Right Attorneys Matter
  • Over 35 Years of Combined Criminal Defense Experience
  • Extensive Experience Handling Serious High-Profile Federal & State Cases
  • Successfully Handled Hundreds of Trial Cases
  • Excellent Reputation & Relationships within the Justice System
  • Previous Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Exclusively Private Law Firm; No Court-Appointed Cases
Client Reviews See How We Have Helped Others
  • He went head-on with the previously unwavering prosecutor.

    His knowledge of the law, persistent level of action to uncover the truth, coupled with his commanding presence and dedication to his clients was nothing short of top-notch.

    - M.I.
  • He went the extra mile.

    He did his job with so much passion, that if it wasn’t for Frank I don’t think I would have been acquitted.

    - H.G.
  • He is a charismatic lawyer in the courtroom, very respected, and determined.

    This amazing, dedicated, profound man saved my life, and there is no exaggeration to that statement.

    - S.F.
Contact Us Today When You've Been Accused of a Serious Crime, Turn to the Law Office of Frank D. Camera and Associates, P.C.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible outcome, whether a case dismissal, reduction of charges or sentencing, or an acquittal at trial. Reach out to our office at (877) 444-1098 to learn more about your case and how we can help.

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