Facing criminal charges is incredibly stressful for you and your family -- knowing that your attorney has your back in every way will give you some peace of mind during the sometimes lengthy process. Jim Goodhines has a unique skill set among other lawyers due to his long and distinguished career in the Hampden County District Attorney's office. There are many junctures in a criminal case at which charges may be dropped or dismissed, or the case may otherwise be disposed of in your favor.
Jim's in-depth knowledge of the court system enables him to find and use these opportunities to your advantage. He has obtained successful results at probable cause hearings, argued motions to suppress and for summary judgment, and identified illegal searches and seizures performed by law enforcement. Frankly, once you find yourself in trouble with the law for whatever reason, you will find there is no more effective advocate at your side than an experienced former prosecutor.
Jim and his team will defend you against the full panoply of criminal charges, including but certainly not limited to:
Misdemeanors, including minor drug prosecutions, operating under the influence (OUI) and other motor vehicle violations, trespassing, petty theft, disorderly conduct, public fighting, public assistance fraud, etc.;
Felonies, including more serious drug charges such as intent to distribute, assault and battery and other violent crimes, and felony firearms violations;
White collar crimes, including embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, and identity theft;
Thefts, including shoplifting and larceny;
Domestic violence charges, including obtaining or defending against restraining orders; and
Should your case go to trial, you also want to make sure that your lawyer has prepared and presented the best foundation for any later appeal. To prevail in any appeal, all the legal issues and all the relevant evidence that supports your case should be presented at the trial level. All appropriate objections must be made and recorded at trial as well. If your lawyer does not build this structure on which any future appeal will be based, he is doing you a grave disservice that can have disastrous results for you and your family.