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Criminal Defense Overview

Bristol and Plymouth County Criminal Defense Team

Plymouth, Taunton and Bridgewater criminal defense attorneys demanding proof

The prosecution has a duty to prove every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Their failure to prove every element results in acquittal. The Studley Law Offices holds these public servants to their jobs. Our Taunton criminal defense lawyers possess 38 years of trial experience combined. We believe strongly in protecting the rights of defendants in the criminal justice system.

Aggressive, experienced trial attorneys

Time is of the essence if you have been charged with a crime. Contact us immediately so that we can protect your rights if you have been arrested for:

  • DUI/OUI/reckless driving — Driving while under the influence (DUI) — also called operating while under the influence (OUI) — is a serious crime that carries harsh penalties. To fight your DUI/OUI charge, our Plymouth criminal defense lawyers demonstrate that the breath test was inaccurate or inadmissible, challenge the validity of the sobriety testing and successfully keep evidence out of trial. Often, we can negotiate for the lesser reckless driving charge.


  • Property crimes — Our defense team thoroughly investigates and effectively builds a defense in property crime cases such as arson, theft, burglary and larceny. By assertively demanding proof from the prosecution of every element of a property crime charge, we reach the best possible outcome in your case.


  • Violent crimes — We apply our up-to-date knowledge about the validity of forensics and the reliability of witness testimony to challenge the prosecutors’ evidence in cases involving rape, assault and battery. Relying on our dynamic trial skills, we successfully translate complex information into layperson’s terms that jurors can understand and absorb.

Preparation gives us an edge

Our criminal defense lawyers in Plymouth have earned a reputation for always being thoroughly prepared. Because the state attorneys know that we are ready for trial, we can often negotiate favorable plea deals. However, we never accept a plea not in your best interests. We take your case to trial if it is likely to result in a better outcome.

Learn how our Middleboro attorneys protect your rights in the criminal justice system

If you have been arrested in Middleboro, MA or the surrounding areas, contact our criminal defense attorneys today. Call the Studley Law Offices at 508.923.7207 or 800.640.2889 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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