The Law Firm of Padula & Associates, P.C. – Criminal Defense

Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, it’s always wise to get an attorney. There are a number of potential consequences with a conviction that can impact your lifestyle. With a conviction, you may be facing high-priced fines, prison time, loss of current and future employment and a ruined reputation. The bottom line is that there is a lot at stake. Attorney Peter Padula is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who presents a strong defense strategy and has a track record of success. His successes include a dismissal of the case, reduced charges, parole instead of a stint in prison and reduced sentencing.

Types of Charges

Attorney Peter Padula is experienced in defending a broad range of criminal charge, including assault and battery, drug violations, domestic violence, theft crimes, vehicular homicide and fraud. Under Massachusetts law, assault and battery occurs by deliberately touching the victim in a manner to cause bodily harm without the victim’s consent. The victim doesn’t need to incur injury either. As long as there is physical contact, it’s considered assault and battery. Conviction of an assault and battery charge is punishable by up to two-and-a-half years in jail or a fine of up to $1,000. Multiple assaults and assaults and batteries against family and household members are punished more severely.

The state of Massachusetts classifies drugs like heroin, marijuana and cocaine as controlled dangerous substances (CDS) along with the compounds to manufacture these drugs. It’s illegal to possess any CDS without a prescription. Penalties vary depending on the type and amount of drug. Theft crimes include larceny by check, stealing and embezzlement. If you’re found guilty of stealing an item worth over $250, you could face a five-year jail sentence and a fine up to $25,000.

The consequences for vehicular homicide are strict. If it’s deemed a misdemeanor vehicular homicide, you could face 2 ½ years in jail and a 15-year license revocation. A felony vehicular homicide comes with up to 15 years in state prison, fines and a 15-year license revocation.

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, turn to attorney Peter Padula for the best outcome. He will listen to your side of the story and mount a strong defense for the best outcome.