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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.

  • "John Studley helped me thru a very difficult time in my life. He explained everything to me and made me feel independent in my decisions. He got me more than I expected. Thanks to You and your team." - Diane - December 9, 2016

  • "I completely agree with a prior reviewer...a complete class act! He is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable, personable, totally professional, highly successful and very entertaining. I have dealt with Atty. Studley on a few matters over the course of 12 years and he (and his staff!) have consistently provided the time and means to successfully litigate my cases/issues. I was fortunate enough that he was referred to me and I have had absolutely no regrets. If you're looking for the best, he's the person to hire." - L - December 1, 2016

  • "Posted by Michelle September 16, 2015 John Studley is a true class act. I have been a client of his since 2008. He puts the needs of the child first and foremost. He is direct and honest with his clients in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend Studley Law Offices. I have great faith in John, Sandy and the rest of the team and I remain truly greatful for all of their hard work." - Michelle - September 16, 2015

  • "Attorney Studley and his staff are exceptional! They all are very professional, courteous, efficient and empathetic for our case. Attorney Studley knew the "ins and outs" of the laws and was able to implement them in our case. He was always available to us in a timely manner. He explained various situations and avenues we needed to explore. He provided us with the information we needed to move forward in our case. Attorney Studley was always prepared for any situation in court. He even had copies of documents that the judge did not have available to him during court proceedings. We have already recommended him to a fellow grandparent and would do so again." - Bev - August 31, 2015

  • "John Studley is very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. He kept me informed by promptly responding to my emails and phone calls." - Roger - January 31, 2015

  • "John and his staff were very professional from the beginning. He is very persistent and thorough. My case took over a year to settle but his staff had to do a lot of research. They constantly kept me in the loop as to how the case was progressing. I would not hesitate to use his services again." - Ron - August 21, 2014

  • "John helped my family in a difficult child custody case. His excellent work was instrumental in saving my granddaughters from ongoing physical and mental abuse." - Tom - August 12, 2014

  • "This was my first experience dealing with a lawyer. I found John Studley to be very professional in dealing with my case. He explained everything to me in detail and his knowledge of the law reassured me that my case was justified. I had complete trust in him as he was confident and I would highly recommend him to any person in need a lawyer. John dealt with my personal injury case. He set up appointments with Doctors, Neurologists and Physical therapists for me. He and his team were very responsive in returning my phone calls and communicated all correspondence in this matter. He showed a compassion for my health and well being during a difficult time in my life. He was instrumental in facilitating a fair settlement in my case." - Brian - February 21, 2014

  • "John Studley has been my attorney for over 20 years and has never disappointed me. He is, in my opinion the best lawyer you could have. Rest assured that if you have Attorney Studley for your lawyer he will definitelyl do the best that he can do for you. He definitely is a cut above the rest..." - Edna - February 11, 2014



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Through our attorneys' unwavering dedication, The Studley Law Offices has achieved successful results on behalf of many of our clients. Please read more about some of the verdicts and settlements of which we are most proud.
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