Our MA law firm specializes in criminal law cases after conviction. We handle appeals, motions for a new trial, motions to revise and revoke sentences, guilty plea withdrawals, parole hearings, and commutation petitions.
Attorney Mary T. Rogers won a United States Supreme Court case as co-counsel on June 25, 2009. The case, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, has widespread application to all criminal cases throughout the U.S. The Court ruled that under the Sixth Amendment all defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine forensic crime analysts. The government cannot rely on the forensic lab report in place of live testimony. Now, the government must call the live witness to the stand.
On February 3, 2010, Attorney Rogers succeeded in having Mr. Melendez-Diaz granted a new trial. On February 10, 2011, after a retrial in which Attorney Rogers assisted Mr. Melendez-Diaz was found not guilty.
If you want a lawyer who will fight for your constitutional rights, you want Attorney Rogers to defend you. It does not matter if your case is as small as drug possession or as serious as murder.
We also handle civil wrongful conviction MA cases under a new statute that allows innocent people convicted of serious crimes to seek compensation for their wrongful convictions. Please note: If you are not in MA, you need to check with lawyers in your own state about your case. There are time limits, so don't delay.