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Boston, Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer

I’m attorney William D. Kickham; I’m glad you’re here. You’re visiting us because you need or want accurate information in the area of Massachusetts criminal law. You’re in the right place because I’m an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney. Long gone is the habit of just using the Yellow Pages to find a good lawyer. You’re at this website because you’re skilled in utilizing the internet to find reliable information. Utilize our website to inform yourself on the subject of criminal law in Massachusetts, and learn more of what specific legal challenges you might face. You can also access the additional links provided on this website to learn more about the particular legal question or problem you have. I’m confident that once you explore this website, you will call my firm so we can answer whatever legal questions you may have. For now, please read more here about what we do, and why we do it better than most law firms.

The Law Office of William D. Kickham & Associates brings to our clients what they need, when they most need it: An expert lawyer committed to representing clients with dedication, aggressive advocacy and professionalism. Clients seek us out because they need what most people do not expect to need – aggressive criminal defense. Regardless of the type of criminal charge involved, this type of event creates a great deal of anxiety and stress. The stakes can be very high, and clients in this situation who come to us know they will be well taken care of.

Small Firm, Big ResultsTop Ten Reasons

The above caption is a good one: We’re not top-heavy and overweight. We don’t accept an unmanageably high volume of cases and we don’t need to finance a large advertising budget. We specialize in criminal defense, and we can proudly say that we have a twenty-year track record of success in representing clients accused of criminal offenses. A lot of firms these days function like big businesses, leading you through a maze of people before you reach a lawyer. We don’t do that, and we’re proud of it. We secure the best legal results possible for each of our clients one at a time, as if each one were the only one.

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When a person is arrested or accused of a crime, it causes a variety of emotions to arise, and creates enormous stress. The last thing you need to feel treated like in this situation is a number – one more client in a sea of many clients in a large firm. My firm provides what most clients usually don’t get with larger law firms: A personally dedicated attorney, dealing with them one-on-one, directly, the whole way. That is a major difference that sets my firm apart from other firms. When clients call with questions or problems, they aren’t shuffled off to a paralegal or other staffer. They speak with me directly, and their needs are met by an attorney who is personally dedicated to their defense. That is a major difference that sets this firm apart from other law firms, and one that every potential criminal defense client should think about carefully before selecting an attorney. Think about it: You can spend all day talking to different lawyers. At the end of the day, each will have graduated from law school, will be a member of the bar and licensed to practice in Massachusetts. But how many have the experience you need? How many will dedicate himself personally to your defense?

Advantages That Make The Difference

Just one indication of how individualized and devoted we are to each client, is that we actually make “house calls.” Clients of a certain age will remember “way back when,” when doctors used to actually make house calls. I’ve brought that level of individual attention and concern back – to the legal profession, this time. The way I see it, if someone already under the stress of a criminal accusation needs me to visit their home, and it’s within a reasonable distance, I’ll be there. One of the other key advantages offered by my firm is that we partner with a wide network of attorneys who also specialize in criminal law in Massachusetts. In this way, we can provide additional, specialized talent if needed in a particular area of Massachusetts criminal law, for example, white-collar crime or cyber-crimes. Take a look at our Practice Areas section of this website to view a partial list of the areas of Massachusetts criminal law that we practice in.

So take a good look at this website, and the particular subject matter or practice area that you’re concerned with right now. I’m confident that when you’re done, and after you speak to us, you’ll agree that we’re the firm that should represent you. Because as our clients would tell you, the truth of the matter is that we don’t just ‘represent’ you -- we rescue you.

Massachusetts District Courts

Criminal cases in Massachusetts can be prosecuted at either the District Court level, or the Superior Court level. However, almost all criminal cases in Massachusetts begin at the District Court level. Depending on the charges involved and the facts of the case, more serious (felony) cases are then later indicted into the Superior Court for prosecution there, but most all criminal cases begin in the District Courts. There are almost 70 District Courts in Massachusetts, and each District Court located is within one of 14 different Counties across the state. Each District Court has jurisdiction over a small number of towns and cities near the court, and inside the County that the court is located in (usually around a half-dozen or so communities.)

Persons who have been arrested in cities or towns that fall under a given District Court’s jurisdiction, and crimes that are alleged to have been committed in those cities or towns, are arraigned and prosecuted in the District Court that has jurisdiction over that city or town. The cases are prosecuted by the County District Attorney’s Office for the County that the District Court sits in.

An easy example is this: Wrentham District Court is located in Norfolk County, and has jurisdiction over the communities of Foxborough, Franklin, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham. Any arrest taking place in those communities, or any crime that is alleged to have been committed in those communities, (say, the town of Foxboro where Gillette Stadium is located,) is brought to Wrentham District Court because it is the District Court that has jurisdiction over that specific town (Foxboro,) and the case is prosecuted by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office because that District Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over that specific town.

We appear in all District Courts in Massachusetts, and have represented clients prosecuted by all of the 14 separate County District Attorney’s Offices, for more than 20 years. As a result, we have developed very good, solid working relationships with all the District Attorneys’ Offices across Massachusetts, and the prosecutors within them. As said, while we appear in and have professional relationships in all Massachusetts District courts, we most commonly appear in the following District Courts: Wrentham, Attleboro, Stoughton, Dedham, West Roxbury, Quincy, Brookline, Plymouth, Hingham, Brockton, Wareham, Falmouth, Orleans, Brighton, and Boston Municipal.

You can find a list of all the District Courts in Massachusetts, and detailed information about them, by clicking here to a separate page on this website, “District Courts We Appear In and Important Information About Each Court.”

If you or someone you know is facing a criminal law problem in Massachusetts, call us at either (781) 320-0062, or (617) 285-3600, fill out a Contact Form on any page of this website, or email us to bill@kickhamlegal.com. We’d be happy to offer you our extensive trial expertise, and the successful case results that go with it.

We hope to hear from you. We’re available 24/7 at the phone numbers at the top of this page.

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Proven Results
  • HUSBAND CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WIFE. RESULT: NOT GUILTY
  • MOTHER CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE FOR DISCIPLINING CHILD. RESULT: CASE DISMISSED.
  • COLLEGE STUDENT CHARGED WITH DRUG TRAFFICKING FOR SHARING RITALIN BEFORE EXAMS. RESULT: NOT GUILTY.
  • SALES EXECUTIVE CHARGED WITH DRIVING TO ENDANGER. RESULT: CHARGES DROPPED; MINOR CIVIL FINE.
  • BUSINESS EXECUTIVE CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING. RESULT: NOT GUILTY.
  • HEALTH EXECUTIVE CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING. RESULT : CHARGES DROPPED.
  • STORE MANAGER CHARGED WITH FIREARMS VIOLATIONS. RESULT: CASE DISMISSED.
  • MAN CHARGED WITH INDECENT ASSAULT & BATTERY ON A PERSON OVER AGE 14. RESULT: NOT GUILTY.

Partial List of Client Reviews
When I was arrested for DUI, I was absolutely terrified. Had it not been for you, I might have been convicted of something I was not at all guilty of. My work life, my family life, my reputation, all could have been destroyed. You stood by me like the legal version of a bodyguard - and because of you, I was found not guilty.
★★★★★
When we got the call that our son had been arrested and charged with rape, we almost fainted. We know our son. He is not violent; he has never abused anyone, let alone another girl… If not for you and your "take no prisoners" attitude, our son might have been convicted of a crime that would have sent him to state prison. As far as we're concerned, our son owes you his life, and we owe you the world. We will never forget you.
★★★★★
A.H. and P.H.
I hired Mr. William D. Kickham for a very important legal issue and I was extremely satisfied by the results. His in depth knowledge about the matter and his intelligent thinking was extremely beneficial. He is really an expert. He was also very supportive and sensitive towards my concerns. It was great to have a lawyer of his capacity. Thanks William for all the Help.
★★★★★
N.G.
Atty. Kickham defended me on a charge of raping my girlfriend, who made up the whole story out of revenge because I was interested in someone else. If it weren’t for Attorney Kickham proving me innocent, God knows what might have happened to me.
★★★★★
Z.B.
Mr. Kickham represented me on a trumped-up charge of domestic violence. The prosecutor and police wouldn’t back down, even after my spouse told them it was all untrue. They insisted on taking me to trial, and Mr. Kickham never wavered. He was my legal bodyguard, and I was found not guilty.
★★★★★
M.B.
Of the many talents Atty. Kickham has, two are these: 1) He is ten times as persuasive as the best lawyer you’ve seen in the movies; and 2) Nothing - but nothing - gets by him. The police arrested me on completely false drug charges, and after a heated courtroom battle, Atty. Kickham won the day. Trust me, it was no surprise.
★★★★★
D.C.
Because I mildly disciplined my child for throwing a tantrum, I was actually charged with child abuse. It was horrifying. Atty. Kickham fought for me tooth and nail, until I was declared not guilty. One hell of a lawyer.
★★★★★
D.D.
I complimented a co-worker on her looks and patted her on the back as I did so. Two hours later, the police showed up and accused me of indecent assault & battery. From the day I hired him, Atty. Kickham fought the DA’s office until the charges were dropped. If not for him, my life would have been ruined.
★★★★★
A.K.

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