AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN Massachusetts LAWYERS OF THE YEAR
By Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Our Massachusetts law firm specializes in criminal law cases after conviction.
We handle appeals, motions for a new trial, motions to revise and revoke sentences, guilty plea withdrawals, and commutation
Attorney Mary T. Rogers won a United States Supreme Court case as co-counsel.
The case, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. 305 (2009), has widespread application to all criminal cases throughout
the U.S. The Court ruled that under the Sixth Amendment all defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine forensic
crime analysts. The government cannot rely on the forensic lab report in place of live testimony. Now, the government must
call the live witness to the stand.
Attorney Rogers succeeded in having Mr. Melendez-Diaz granted a new trial.
After a retrial in which Attorney Rogers assisted Mr. Melendez-Diaz was found not guilty.
If you want a lawyer who will fight for your constitutional rights, you
want Attorney Rogers to defend you. It does not matter if your case is as small as drug possession or as serious as murder.
United States Supreme Court Decision Download
If you or someone you know was convicted of a crime, you need to speak
to a lawyer about appealing the case immediately. If it is a new conviction in the Massachusetts state court you only
have 30 days to file a timely notice of an appeal, so call today.
If it is an older case, we may still be able to help you. If your case has never been appealed, we will check to
see if it can be filed late. A motion for a new trial can be filed at any time in Massachusetts state court no
matter how old the case is.
We handle post-conviction criminal cases at all levels of
state and federal court in Massachusetts and the United States Supreme Court. We have been in business since 1993.
WRONGFUL CONVICTION CIVIL CASES
We also handle civil wrongful conviction Massachusetts
cases under a statute that allows innocent people convicted of serious crimes to seek compensation for their wrongful
convictions. Please note: If you are not in Massachusetts, you need to check with lawyers in your own state about
your case. There are time limits, so don't delay.