Anthony Riccio is a talented and well-respected criminal defense lawyer in Massachusetts. He is passionate about representing people facing criminal charges at the federal and state levels. With offices located in Quincy and Attleboro, Attorney Riccio’s criminal defense practice extends throughout the Greater Boston area, Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape and Islands, and neighboring towns and cities.
Founding attorney Anthony Riccio at Riccio Law has an excellent reputation as a criminal defense lawyer with a proven record of results. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for six years running (2016-2021). Attorney Riccio began his legal career as a prosecutor, which laid the foundation for a successful criminal defense practice. At trial, Attorney Riccio has a nearly 85% acquittal rate as lead defense counsel.
At Riccio Law, we understand the impact criminal charges can have on one’s livelihood and the importance of establishing an aggressive defense from the outset of a case. While charges may be inevitable, we explore all avenues of defense to prevent a possible criminal complaint.
When charges issue, we review all the possible defense strategies before engaging in plea negotiations. Anthony Riccio’s capacity to determine a case’s viability and develop an effective defense in response is second-to-none.
Attorney Riccio’s clients benefit from his experience as lead counsel on 50+ trials when a case goes to trial. Anthony is a skilled trial attorney with an in-depth knowledge of the rules of evidence and the inner workings of a trial.
Defendants are presumed innocent, and it is the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Attorney Riccio vigorously fights for his clients in court and believes in holding the government to their burden of proof.
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Riccio Law represents individuals who have been charged with the following crimes:
Motor Vehicle / Driving Offenses
Domestic Violence/ Abuse-Based Lawsuits
Drug and Substance-Abuse Offenses
Sexual Assault/ Sex-Related Offenses
Firearm / Gun Offenses
Whenever you are the defendant in a criminal indictment, criminal complaint, or are the subject of a criminal investigation in Massachusetts, you should retain the services of a reputable criminal defense attorney before meeting with or talking to the authorities.
You have the right to remain silent and have an attorney present when speaking with the police or government. Whether innocent or guilty, one should always exercise these rights when confronted by the police or any government agency.
Anthony R. Riccio, Esq., Founder & Lead Attorney at Riccio Law, started his legal career as a prosecutor. He routinely went to trial against some of the best defense attorneys in the state. Spending countless hours in the courtroom, Attorney Riccio gained experience at handling all types of criminal cases.
For the first two and a half years of his legal career, Attorney Riccio only handled criminal cases. Anthony handled all stages of the criminal complaint, including the arraignment, pretrial and motion hearings, and trial. During that time, his knowledge of criminal law, the rules of evidence, and courtroom procedure became second to none.
Being an experienced MA criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Riccio applies his extensive knowledge of criminal law when representing individuals facing criminal charges in Massachusetts. Whether it’s a dismissal or a not guilty verdict at trial, Riccio Law aggressively represents its clients with the goal of winning. Attorney Riccio has served as lead counsel in over 50 trials, including 35+ jury trials, with a nearly 85% acquittal rate.
In addition to his trial success, Attorney Riccio has obtained numerous dismissals after successfully arguing motions to dismiss and motions to suppress. With a willingness to go to trial, Anthony regularly receives favorable plea offers for his clients and fights for the best available outcome when a client does not want to go to trial.
While not all cases result in a dismissal or not guilty verdict, Riccio Law explores all potential defenses for their clients before recommending a plea deal. Rather than accepting the prosecution’s allegations, Attorney Riccio often employs his own private investigator to speak with potential witnesses and gather evidence. In more complex cases, Riccio Law hires experts to evaluate scientific evidence and analyze potential trial defenses.
Whenever a new client hires Riccio Law to represent them, we provide first class representation whether negotiating a settlement/plea deal or litigating in the courtroom. With extensive trial experience and an aggressive approach to defending individuals facing criminal charges, Riccio Law gets results for its clients.
Over the years, Riccio Law has built up a solid criminal defense process for our clients. The methods are simple, easy to understand, and apply. Our criminal defense process methodology includes:
However, trial is the opportunity for a defendant to present their “defense” against the charge(s) through the cross-examination of the government’s witnesses and the introduction of their own evidence. If the government fails to prove each element of a criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt, that defendant must be acquitted of that respective charge.
Riccio Law makes it a priority to keep close contact with our clients throughout the entirety of a case. We provide regular updates on the status of the case and explain any developments as they occur. We honor attorney-client privilege and take steps to make sure our communications are private and secure. We are available by telephone or email 7 days a week.
At Riccio Law, we believe it is necessary to take an aggressive approach when defending our clients against criminal charges. However, it is equally important to do so with honesty and integrity at every stage of the process. By doing so, Attorney Riccio has earned the trust and respect of prosecutors and judges in courts throughout the state.
We take the same approach with our clients as we do with prosecutors and judges. We are honest and maintain transparency with our clients when discussing the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, including the positives and negatives of a plea deal or trial. While cases often resolve in a change of plea and we will always honor a client’s decision to enter into a plea agreement, our main goal is to win the case through a dismissal or acquittal at trial.
Timely, Efficient & Easily Accessible
Balancing a client’s wishes to resolve their case as quickly as possible with the time needed to investigate and effectively defend an individual against criminal charges is a constant battle. Nonetheless, we never take any shortcuts and make sure to explore all avenues of defense in a timely and efficient manner.
At Riccio Law, we are easily accessible and offer clients the ability to track their cases by communicating with us via email or telephone. We also offer in-office or virtual meetings via Zoom upon request of the client. At times, we will reach out to our clients to schedule meetings to provide updates on their case.
With offices in Quincy and Attleboro, Riccio Law offers services to individuals all over Massachusetts. Attorney Riccio regularly handles cases in the Greater Boston area, Norfolk County, and Bristol County, including the following cities and towns: Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Fall River, Foxboro, Mansfield, Milton, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Plainville, Somerset, Taunton, Walpole, Westwood, Weymouth, and Wrentham.
Our services also extend to Boston and Suffolk County, Worcester County, Barnstable County, the Cape & Islands, and Plymouth County including Bridgewater, Brockton, Hingham, Middleboro, and Plymouth.
Fight your criminal case with an experienced, committed, and knowledgeable Massachusetts criminal defense attorney. Contact Riccio Law immediately to schedule a free case evaluation or visit our website for more information on our legal services.