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Joseph Simons

Offering high-quality criminal defense to people in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

Criminal, White Collar Crime, Felony, DUI-DWI

www.jbsimonslaw.com

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I help people in all walks of life, from doctors to CEOs to blue-collar workers. Whoever you are, if you're facing criminal charges, everything else pales in importance. I've built up my practice by treating people right and developing a reputation for winning impossible cases. While no attorney can guarantee a win on any particular case, I can promise that I dedicate my full attention to each case that I handle. I understand the importance of what my clients are facing, and the potential impact on their careers, reputations, and families. From street crime to complex white collar charges, I have experience in courtrooms across Massachusetts. I also have extensive background working with clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. If you're charged with a crime in Massachusetts federal or state court, contact me today for a free phone consultation.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Client, a former professional baseball player and native of the Dominican Republic, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine), Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Conspiracy. Police alleged that Client was part of a drug deal with another man. Client’s friend was driving the car, and police observed what they believed to be a drug deal when Client’s friend entered an apartment and quickly got back in the car. When the police were pulling over the car, they observed Client’s friend trying to swallow several bags of cocaine. The police further alleged that Client was flailing around, and almost hit a detective, while screaming and creating a disturbance and trying to prevent the detective from making an arrest. Client hired Attorney Joseph B Simons to fight for him. Client was concerned not just with the potential for jail time, but also about immigration consequences, as he is not a citizen. A deportation would be devastating, as Client has a wife and kids in America and has established a life here. After a highly contested trial, Attorney Simons effectively cross examined two detectives and was able to establish that no drugs were found on Client. Attorney Simons also demonstrated that Client had no idea that the detectives were police, as they were in plain clothes and drove in an unmarked car. At the end of the trial, Client was acquitted of all charges. Client maintained his freedom, and was able to remain in the United States with his family.

How did you build a successful practice?
By getting incredible results for clients and treating people right. No one can guarantee a win on any specific case. I have, however, been fortunate enough to beat cases that other lawyers thought were unwinnable. But also, I treat each client with respect; I understand that in every case I handle, the results affect real people. People with families, careers, and reputations. Criminal charges can ruin lives, and I never take a case lightly, no matter what the charges.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
If I were hiring a criminal defense attorney, I would want someone who has a history of excellent results. It is also important to find an attorney who you connect with. Criminal cases can stretch on for several months, or even years. You want to make sure that you like the person you're working with.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Honestly, not that important. If you're looking to fight a case, you want the best lawyer you can get. I've been in over 70 courts, and have secured dismissals and not guilty verdicts in courts I've only been in once. Having a "local" attorney can actually backfire in some cases. Consider that if a lawyer is in the same courthouse every day, the judge is probably immune to hearing the same arguments day after day, as compared to a fresh, compassionate argument from a Boston lawyer. In addition, if local lawyers are always making deals with the prosecutor, it could be a two-way street; the local defense attorney may give up ground on one case to gain on another. When I'm in court, I have no loyalties to anyone except my client.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
My personality shines through. You'll get enough of a feel on an initial consultation to know whether you want to work with me or not. I can give you some basic information about the charges and the court. And I (almost) always quote a fee on the phone.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
In order to give any meaningful information, and a quote, ideally I'd like to see a copy of the criminal complaint and police report by fax of email prior to the call.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
There are a number of very good attorneys in Massachusetts. That being said, I'm confident that my clients receive the best possible representation.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I love going to trial and hearing those two special words: "Not Guilty."

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I like to shoot baskets, go swimming, and play guitar.

Are you involved in your community?
I've served as an elected town meeting member, served on my kids' preschool advisory committee, and other community activities.

Position Organization Location Duration
Trial AttorneySimons Law OfficeBoston, MA2012-present
School Degree Major Graduation
Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. Law School2011  
State University of New York, OneontaBachelor of SciencePsychology2008
State / Court Date
Massachusetts2012
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016
    Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016
  • Kidnap Hoax Charge Dismissed
    Client charged with reporting a false kidnapping. Attorney Simons convinced judge to dismiss case over strong objection from the prosecution.

  • The Boston Globe, Lowell Man Arraigned in Connection With Striking a 15-Year-Old Bicyclist, 2016
    MetroWest Daily News, Man Charged After Firing Gun Inside Framingham Home, 2015
    The Patriot Ledger, Tennessee Teen Faces Federal Charges for Brockton, Whitman-Hanson School Threats, 2015
    Lowell Sun, Attorney: Prosecution Can't Prove Women Did Not Consent to Bathroom Photographs, 2015
    The Washington Times, Salem Martial Arts Instructor Faces Assault Charge, 2014
    Boston Herald, Officers Tried to Aid Woman Last Year, 2014
    The Salem News, Kidnap Hoax Charge Dismissed, 2013
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(2012) Licensed as Attorney in Massachusetts. Verified with The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.October 04, 2016

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Fee: Mostly flat fees for criminal cases. Every case is different.

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Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02110
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