Joseph B. Simons

Joseph B. Simons

Simons Law Office
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Massachusetts
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Successfully defending people against criminal charges in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Simons Law Office
- Current
Defending the rights and freedom of people facing criminal charges in Massachusetts.
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (2011) | Criminal Defense
Honors: Dean's List
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
Criminal Defense Attorney - Member
- Current
Activities: MACDL's mission is to preserve the adversary system of justice; to maintain and foster independent and able criminal defense lawyers and to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime. MACDL will be an advocate for the advocate.
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Articles & Publications
Lowell man arraigned in connection with striking a 15-year-old bicyclist
The Boston Globe
Attorney: Prosecution can't prove women did not consent to bathroom photographs
The Lowell Sun
Judge: Abuser 'needs to be caged'
The Salem News
Speaking Engagements
From Solo to Managing a Small Firm , Transitions: From Law School to Lawyer & From Solo to Managing a Small Firm , Boston, MA
Massachusetts Bar Association
Panelists will discuss how they have succeeded in growing their firms by developing a growth plan, using a coach and utilizing referral networks. As an attorney in a solo or a small firm, you will receive tips on how to grow your practice by expanding and nurturing your attorney referral network, the changes to expect as you grow, and how to plan and respond appropriately.
Clients' Choice Award
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Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. Brother being charged with 2 counts of murder and something else. Self defense. Low income family. Need help
A: You have at least a couple options. Your brother can ask the judge to assign him another court appointed lawyer, or you can call around and try to find a private defense attorney who would be willing to take the case either pro bono or at a reduced fee. I have certainly agreed to that when possible. Good luck to you and your family.
Q. Is assault w a dangerous weapon if you break a bowl when someone is in another room with the door closed
A: It doesn’t sounds like an assault with a dangerous weapon. There are two versions of assault in Massachusetts: In order to establish the first form of assault — an attempted battery — the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to commit a battery — that is, a harmful or an unpermitted touching — upon [alleged victim] , took some overt step toward accomplishing that intent, and came reasonably close to doing so. In order to prove the second form of assault — an imminently threatened battery — the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to put [alleged victim] in fear of an imminent battery, and engaged in some conduct toward [alleged victim] which [alleged victim] reasonably perceived as imminently threatening a battery.
Q. Hello and thank you! Can you explain what happens when a case is moved from district court to the superior court?
A: The short answer is that the case starts over again in Superior Court. Many of the procedures are the same, but not all. And the stakes are much higher. Hopefully your daughter has an attorney experienced with Superior Court cases.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
1 International Place
Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (781) 797-0555
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our defense attorneys are available during the hours noted, and on the weekend for new client calls. Call us for a free telephone consultation.
Simons Law Office
North Shore Office
30 Church Street
Suite 202
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 741-7000
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call us 24/7 for a free telephone consultation.
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