Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Anthony Riccio represents individuals facing criminal charges in both state and federal court. With offices in Attleboro and Quincy, Riccio Law’s criminal defense practice expands the entire state with a focus on the Greater Boston area,
While the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution permits citizens the right to bear arms, Massachusetts has a number of laws restricting the possession and use of firearms in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts imposes strict penalties for illegal possession of firearms, including minimum mandatory sentences for certain charges.
Crimes prosecuted in federal court are the result of thorough investigations by federal law enforcement and often involve greater amounts of evidence than criminal cases handled in state court. Generally, law enforcement will not pursue an arrest or indictment on federal charges against a defendant if they do not have a strong case. In turn, studies indicate federal prosecutors obtain convictions in over 90% of cases prosecuted in federal court.
Experienced Defense For Charges Of Operating Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs . If you have been charged with Operating Under the Influence (“OUI”) of Alcohol or Drugs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, contact Riccio Law to speak with an experienced OUI defense attorney.
In Massachusetts, an assault and battery occurs when an individual intentionally touches another person and the touching was offensive or likely to cause bodily harm. The victim does not actually have to suffer any injuries for a person to be charged, arrested, or convicted of assault and battery.
Being arrested or charged with a drug-related offense in Massachusetts brings about the potential for serious penalties. Whether it is a charge for simple possession, being present where heroin is kept, or more serious charges — including trafficking or distribution — a conviction for a drug-related offense can lead to incarceration, probation, and significant fines and fees.
Being charged with a sexual assault offense in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a serious matter. Sexual assault offenses such as rape, statutory rape, indecent assault and battery and other violent sex crimes are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law — a conviction can have life-altering consequences. Since sexual assault offenses are complex matters, a skilled and experienced defense attorney is necessary to help protect your rights.
There are many reasons a student might find themselves facing a disciplinary proceeding at their college or university — academic misconduct, code of conduct violation allegations, criminal accusations, and Title IX investigations are some common examples. Being charged with a student disciplinary violation can be overwhelming
State and federal law enforcement agencies are increasing scrutiny of executives and businesses for a variety of offenses. This includes insider trading, tax fraud, money laundering, and public corruption among others. Corporations and executives might not realize that they could be at serious risk of committing a crime.
While the goal of the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts is to hold minors accountable and rehabilitate them into productive individuals, facing a juvenile offenders charge is no less frightening. The juvenile and their family have to worry not just about impending court punishment but also an incredibly stigmatized future should the case end with a criminal conviction.
Criminal cases involving allegations of domestic violence are abundant in district courts and superior courts throughout Massachusetts. Despite the high number of domestic violence cases, allegations of domestic abuse are serious and treated as such by prosecutors throughout the Commonwealth.
Theft crimes are not treated lightly in Massachusetts. From petty theft to grand theft auto to armed robbery, theft crimes carry serious consequences. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you could find yourself facing fines, jail time, or lifelong incarceration. The key to securing the best possible outcome in your case is to seek legal support as quickly as possible following your arrest.
Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer Anthony Riccio is committed to representing individuals that have been injured in an accident in Massachusetts due to someone else’s negligence. Having previously worked at personal injury defense firm in Boston, Anthony knows what to look for when evaluating a possible claim for damages.
As a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt significantly increases the likelihood of being killed in a motor vehicle accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 50% of the people who die in car accidents are unrestrained or without a seat belt. Seat belts prevent occupants from being ejected from the vehicle during a serious accident. Being ejected from a vehicle significantly increases the risk of severe injury and death. Wearing a seat belt saves lives and reduces the risk of serious injury.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Riccio Law represents individuals throughout Massachusetts who have been injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents on a contingency fee basis, meaning: all consultations are free and you pay no attorney fees until Riccio Law gets you a settlement or court award.
Motorcycles can be a fun way to get around in Massachusetts. Whether you ride a motorcycle for recreation or it serves as your primary mode of transportation, it’s essential to be aware of the risks involved. Motorcyclists don’t have the added protections of airbags or the frame of a car. When another vehicle collides with a motorcycle, it can result in severe and debilitating injuries or fatality for the operator or any passengers.
Bicycling has become a popular form of travel throughout Massachusetts. In response, Boston and other towns and cities have installed more than 60 miles of bike lanes in recent years. As an alternative to driving cars, bicycling is healthy, cheap, fun, and good for the environment. However, these developments have come with some downside.
Hit-and-run accidents often complicate and create obstacles for plaintiffs pursuing a personal injury claim. However, Massachusetts is a no-fault state meaning compensation should be available through the injured party’s own auto insurance policy or the driver’s policy of the car in which they were a passenger.
When you enter a department store, restaurant, supermarket, office space, or another building, you expect to be able to walk through the premises safely and go about your business. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents arise all too often at these locations. Slip and falls can occur when an owner or manager is negligent and fails to keep their property safe.
Broken bones and fractures are some of the most common injuries sustained by individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and slip-and-falls. Although breaks and fractures are relatively common injuries, they are painful injuries that may require surgery and a lengthy recovery, including physical therapy. While these types of injuries usually heal over time, broken bones and fractures sometimes lead to long-lasting complications and constant pain.
An injury that is so severe and life-changing is often referred to a catastrophic injury. Suffering a catastrophic injury may result in permanent disability, lifelong pain, constant therapy and continued rehabilitation, as well as the inability to work and perform normal day-to-day activities. In addition to the physical pain and suffering, expensive medical bills and the trauma from an accident caused by another’s negligence often leads to heightened stress and mental anguish.
Burn injuries not only cause severe physical pain, but also leads to victims experiencing significant emotional trauma. In addition to a long and painful recovery, burn victims are commonly left with permanent scarring and disfigurement. People who suffer burn injuries are often hospitalized because of their injuries resulting in enormous medical bills.
Massachusetts property owners have a legal duty to ensure they maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for those who lawfully enter it. However, some property owners fail to take measures to ensure safety, upkeep the premises, repair defects, or remedy hazardous conditions. If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to a danger or defect, Riccio Law provides aggressive legal representation to hold that party accountable for their negligence.
Dogs typically make wonderful family pets and friendly companions. Unfortunately, some dogs are dangerous and can unexpectedly bite or attack both children and adults. Dog attacks can be devastating and result in serious injuries, illness, disfigurement, or even death. They can also cause psychological trauma — especially in young children.