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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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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
New Mexico
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Dakota Martin Law
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New Mexico Public Defenders
New England School of Law
J.D. (2007)
Top 100 Criminal Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 under 40
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Professional Associations
Boston Bar Association
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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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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20 Questions Answered

Q. How deep do dv defense lawyers look into witnesses, current employment, detailed background, credit checks?
A: DV as in domestic violence? It really depends on how serious the case is. In many cases, the search is simply asking the court to run a witness's record. No record, no further search. If the accused knows areas that should be investigated, defense attorneys have a duty to investigate... or have someone else investigate. I can't speak for other attorneys but I do my best to manage information so that only what is necessary for trial is shared with other parties. Often there is a protective order as well, but in a domestic violence case, obviously the parties know each other, so there is nothing to impound or keep private. I haven't had a case that would be affected by a bad credit report.
Q. My mom called my job and quoted a bible verse. Someone lied&said she said "die by fire. Is that a true threat?
A: It sounds like you have your answer, at least initially. The judge said there’s enough there to go forward with the case. That doesn’t mean the DA can prove their case, though this does not appear to be a case that is bound for, or should go to trial. This is a matter that might beat be resolved with a post indictment, dismissal, after a short period of unsupervised probation. Talk to your mom. She needs to be on board, which may mean a little convincing that what she did could be interpreted as a threat, regardless of her real intent. Trials are stress. Your family doesn’t need more of that.
Q. I was given a sentence of 2 years one to serve with 3 years probation. If I go back and finish the jail time does
A: Don’t just roll over. Probation officers can be reasonable. Rarely but they can. You don’t want to do another year. Find a lawyer. Line up programs options reasons for why this happened and get reprobated. Particularly if this is your first violation
Q. I would like to know how I can get Google to remove this case from the site this case is
A: I don't understand. Is there a link or a place your name is mentioned for something you don't want to be associated with? If you can direct us to the web page we may be able to help
Q. My child was injured in a car accident while on they way to a school team event
A: How you approach this depends on the injury. His insurance will likely cover your claim, though it may be a battle. I would need more information. Whether the school asks your coach to drive students or if he simply offers, would be an issue.
Q. I’m 17 and my gf is 14. She’s gonna be 15 in feb and I’m gonna be 18 in feb also. Would I get in trouble for dating her.
A: Dating? no. Sex? You could be looking at statutory rape, a charge there is no defense to other than, "I didn't do it" google Mass General Laws, or MGL and statutory rape. You should find more info. https://
Q. Can I report a drug-abusing relative to the police if she refuses to go to rehab and we don't know what else to do?
A: Section 35. For their safety you can section them. Yes.
Q. Can a court mandate anger management if a person has not gone through probation or had explicit orders from said court.
A: Is there another magistrate hearing or date to go back? I would politely contact the court (in person), and simply inquire about the anger management. They may just clear up the issue and solve your problem. Or they may tell you that the magistrate put notes in the file that your boyfriend has to complete some program. If that's the case DO IT. The classes are easy and if the result is no criminal case, no criminal record, case dismissed. . . it's a win win.
Q. Shoplifting. Kmart. First offense. Less than $20. How to proceed? Terrified Independant Grad student
A: Never heard of this “shakedown” Didn’t even know KMart was still in business. Call a lawyer. Don’t communicate with CAP as they will likely use it to prosecute you after the fact. *i am not clear on this but I’ve seen abuse of the system through companies who claim to be lawyers demanding payment on “stolen” merchandise which was completely recovered , on cases that were dismissed. You don’t need Johnny Cochran , but a criminal lawyer will suffice. Make sure they’ve done this type of case before.
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