Criminal Law

Cambridge, Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of a crime, don’t let the prosecution bully you into an unfair deal. Stand up for your rights, and hire a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will let the prosecution know that you mean business. Attorney Steven A. Sussman has more than 40 years of experience defending Cambridge clients against criminal charges, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

Ensuring a valiant fight for your freedom

We are devoted to protecting our clients’ freedom. We challenge the prosecution to prove its case and do everything in our power to help eliminate or reduce any potential sentence. Our firm knows that witnesses may lie on the stand, that crime scenes can be tampered with, and that police officers can make mistakes. We personally speak with witnesses to ensure they are telling the whole truth. We can examine the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. We also analyze police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Steven A. Sussman today.

Protecting our clients for more than 40 years

We represent clients in the following criminal matters:

Felonies

If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney zealously defend you in court. Felonies are extremely serious crimes — murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary — and have serious consequences. A convicted felon will be sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country, and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications, and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How you handle a felony charge can make the difference between life and death. Attorney Steven A. Sussman has more than 40 years of experience handling felony charges, and will work to attain the best possible result for you.

Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than one year in prison and may include such offenses as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and require you to spend time in jail. Let us represent you to ensure that you receive a fair trial.

Motor vehicle offenses

If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license, or committing vehicular manslaughter, we can help put you back in the driver’s seat. We also assist clients in restoring their drivers’ licenses and fighting traffic tickets.

Drug crimes

Being charged with trafficking, distributing or possessing illegal substances or paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on our knowledge of drug crimes and our history of successful results to help you minimize or eliminate the charges against you.

Sexual offenses

Rape and sexual assault cases are often among the hardest for defendants to win. We have the experience and skills to successfully argue these cases. Contact us today.

Sealing and expunging records

A criminal record can prevent a person from pursuing higher education, securing the perfect job or traveling abroad. We can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record, or seal those records to help you move on in the future.

Don’t delay, contact Steven A. Sussman today

When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication needed to make a difference. Call 617-973-4800 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Conveniently located in Cambridge, we stand ready to fight for your rights in your criminal matter.

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