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Dakota Martin

Dakota Martin

Dakota Martin Law
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Personal Injury ...
  • Massachusetts, New Mexico
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Alexander Conley
Reviewed by Alexander Conley April 12, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Attorney Martin is an all-around great lawyer and I have seen him effectively strive to get his criminal defense clients the best possible results, even when their backs are up against a wall.
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After practicing for several years as a defense attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney Dakota D. Martin returned to Massachusetts to open a criminal defense practice in downtown Boston.

Attorney Martin focuses his practice on criminal defense while taking select personal injury and civil cases.

A member of Suffolk Lawyers For Justice and well established solo practitioner, attorney Martin's represents the accused in courts throughout the Commonwealth.

No matter what you're facing, your case will receive the utmost attention at Dakota Martin Law. Criminal accusations can ruin lives. Defend yourself, but don't do it alone.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Mexico
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Dakota Martin Law
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Trial Attorney
New Mexico Public Defenders
New England School of Law
J.D. (2007)
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Top 100 Criminal Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Boston Bar Association
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Massachusetts State Bar
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New Mexico State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Tips for Talking to Police When a Crime is Being Investigated
Speaking Engagements
Law Practice Management , New England School of Law , New England School of Law
New England School of Law
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26 Questions Answered

Q. Is it illegal to keep a license plate that isn't yours? My friend found one. (They aren't going to use it to drive.)
A: Finder's keepers, loser's weepers. The law is clear from Missouri to Massachusetts, Texas to Tennessee, No, your "friend" has no duty to turn it in.
Q. I have 2 open cases at court in Somerville , receiving a stolen motor vehicle and 2 counts of larceny over $1200.
A: I agree with attorney Barabino. They only have one chance to revoke your bail, and that’s at the new arraignment. If you have ANY health issues which might put you at risk Of COVID 19 in jail, bring proof to the arraignment. . It might be your only chance.
Q. A person maxes their credit cards, defaults, then moves overseas. Is that a crime?
A: Unlikely. Intent might be hard to prove. I've not seen a criminal case based on the facts you provided. They use civil not criminal courts. The reality is that they will attempt to locate you, contacting friends and family anyone they think might assist their search. It may get so bothersome that you eventually have to work out a payment plan (negative credit mark on top of your unpaid bills) or declare bankruptcy (negative as well).
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35 India Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 657-4529
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