Law Office of James Budreau — Criminal Law. Federal Trials and Appeals. Complex Civil Litigation.


Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Matters

If a person or corporation is convicted of a crime in state or federal court, they can appeal that conviction directly to the appeals court. Beyond direct appeals, a client may be able to challenge convictions by filing motions to vacate or new trial. As there are specific time requirements that must be met, it is essential to retain a lawyer experienced in such matters immediately after a conviction. Our office has over twenty years of experience successfully litigating such cases in all appellate and trial courts throughout Massachusetts. The following are examples of cases defended by our office:

  • Federal conviction for conspiracy reversed when First Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that prosecutor's closing argument was improper and prejudicial.

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed U.S. District Court's dismissal of habeas petition and ordered rehearing.

  • Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed trial court's denial of Motion for a New Trial based upon newly discovered exculpatory evidence and remanded for full hearing.

  • Brothers' conviction for fifteen year minimum mandatory felony vacated as court agreed that their jury waiver was constitutionally defective.

  • Felony conviction for executive vacated twenty years later based upon ineffective assistance of counsel. Client, who was married and had three chidren, avoided deportation.

  • Marijuana distribution conviction vacated and client, who had lived in United States since he was six, avoided deportation.

  • Marijuana distribution conviction vacated and client avoided fifteen year federal sentence as he was no longer considered a career offender or subsequent offender.

  • Twenty year old OUI conviction vacated so that his present conviction was considered his first because of a statutory technicality.

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The Law Offices of James Budreau is a Boston Criminal Defense Firm with a specialty as federal criminal lawyers, Massachusetts criminal lawyers, Boston criminal lawyers, white collar defense lawyer and a Vemont federal lawyer.

    Whether fighting the United States government, local prosecutors, large banks or conglomerates, Jim has consistently won verdicts or resolved cases to his clients advantage.
    Each client's legal needs and goals are unique. Applies cutting-edge legal analysis tools to obtain the best possible outcome for each client.
    Success is not just about finding the right legal precedent, but knowing how to apply it to each client's case. Years of experience in courtroom tactics and persuading juries and judges on fundamental and complex legal issues.