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

Crimes Against the Person

Indictments for crimes against the person are usually brought in the state court system. These cases include homicide, arson, rape, buglary, armed robbery, assault and battery and other serious felonies. Our office has over twenty years of experience successfully litigating such cases in all appellate, superior and district courts throughout Massachusetts.

While most indictments for crimes of violence person are brought in state court, the number of federal indictments is on the rise. Since the downfall of traditional organized criminal organizations, the federal government has begun to focus on inner city gang activity and organized cyber crimes. This places many people, who traditionally have long criminal records but have served little jail time, at significant risk to the severe penalties prescribed by federal stautes such as the three strikes provisions of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 924 and the enhanced penalties under 21 U.S.C. Sec 851 and the federal guidelines.

The federal statutory scheme is difficult to navigate and requires counsel with significant experience as a federal criminal lawyer. James Budreau has litigated dozens of complex criminal cases in the federal courts over the last twenty years including allegations of organized criminal activity, extortion, bank robbery, Hobbs violations, arson, narcotics trafficking, obstruction of justice, pornography, weapons violations and other life felonies.

Our office has consistently persuaded juries of our clients' innocence and convinced judges or prosecutors to dismiss charges in case after case. James Budreau has won dozens of cases including multiple not guilty verdicts in first degree murder cases and other violent felonies.

All our clients have access to the best private investigators, forensic specialists, DNA and medical experts, computer and video experts. We have thousands of hous of experience trying, preparing and investigating criminal cases throughout New England and Canada.

The Law Office of James Budreau can be reached by calling (617) 366-2200 at x113.

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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.

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