The Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth is a law firm with over 25 years of experience in criminal defense and civil law. The firm handles a wide array of criminal cases, misdemeanors and felonies, including drug offenses, weapons charges, assault and batteries, juvenile delinquency cases, operating under the influence (OUI) cases, white collar crimes, and murder cases, in both state and federal courts. In addition to its criminal law practice, the Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth, also conducts civil litigation in the following areas: personal injury, real estate, divorce, estate/probate, and small business/corporations law. Its attorneys have a wealth of experience conducting litigation in these areas. For a comprehensive discussion on the firm's practice areas, please visit the Practice Areas page of this website. Common characteristics to the criminal defense and personal injury aspects of the firm's practice are our ability to formulate effective litigation strategies and our willingness to take on challenging cases. Unlike some attorneys who seek to quickly settle cases or encourage clients to accept a plea bargain to avoid having to go to trial, our attorneys are always prepared to take your case to trial if it is in your best interest.
Mr. Weymouth has been practicing law in Boston since 1980, and has always focused his practice on providing personalized legal services. He keeps his clients informed of any critical developments in their cases. He understands that being accused of a crime can be a harrowing ordeal, and that you need an attentive, approachable attorney who can help you understand your rights and options. Whether it's understanding the nature of the charges against you or the options available to resolve your case, Mr. Weymouth takes the time to make sure you understand every aspect of your case. In order to ensure that every client receives the personal attention they need and deserve, Mr. Weymouth is selective in the cases he accepst; he will only agree to represent you if he believes he can help you.
Mr. Weymouth has handled thousands of criminal cases and has delivered successful results for his clients. His prior experience as the Director of the Youth Advocacy Project in Massachusetts, an organization devoted to the defense of juveniles involved in criminal matters, demonstrates Mr. Weymouth's extensive knowledge and skill in criminal defense work. He continues to defend his clients with passion and commitment. Mr. Weymouth has a well-established reputation in the Boston legal community for representing his clients with professionalism, concern, and approachability.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand the nature of the offenses against you, explain the options available to you, and help you successfully navigate the criminal justice system. The Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth offers individualized, reliable legal services. For your convenience, Mr. Weymouth is available on evenings and weekends by prior appointment. For a free initial consultation, contact the Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth today by e-mail or call (617) 573-9598 today.
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Stephen J. Weymouth has been practicing criminal defense and civil law in Boston for over 25 years. Mr. Weymouth has extensive experience in criminal defense matters, and handles a wide variety of criminal cases including white collar crimes, weapons charges, drug offenses, operating under the influence cases, assault and battery offenses, juvenile delinquency and youth offender cases, murder cases, and federal criminal cases. Mr. Weymouth also practices civil law, providing services in the area of personal injury, real estate, estate/probate, divorce, and small business/corporations law.
Mr. Weymouth received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Miami University. Mr. Weymouth was an Associate with Balliro, Mondano, & Balliro, practicing criminal and civil litigation. In addition, he was a Director for the Youth Advocacy Project, an organization dedicated to the defense of juveniles involved in criminal matters. He is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of Massachusetts.
Mr. Weymouth is a member of several professional law associations, including the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Middlesex Defense Attorneys, and Boston Bar Association. When he is not practicing law, Mr. Weymouth volunteers as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Dorchester YMCA and President of Dorchester Youth Soccer.
The Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth provides aggressive, cost-effective, and reliable legal services for its clients in a vast array of criminal defense matters and civil-related matters, including personal injury, divorce, and real estate cases.
Assault and battery are categorized as crimes against the person under the General Laws of Massachusetts. Assault can be either the attempt to use physical force on another person, or the threat of using force by demonstrating an intent to use force. Battery, however, involves the actual unlawful use of force, resulting in harmful or unpermitted touching of another. Both types of crimes are serious, and if convicted of an assault and battery, can result in up to 2 ½ years in a house of correction or a fine of $1,000. For a detailed discussion on assault and battery charges and other criminal charges, see this page.
Drug charges can result in jail time and negatively impact other aspects of a person's life. If convicted of a drug charge, it might be difficult for the person to find or retain employment, or the person may be subject to deportation if they are not a U.S. Citizen. These charges range from drug possession to possessing drugs with the intent to sell and drug manufacturing cases. Because of the serious nature of these charges, it is important to contact a qualified criminal defense lawyer when charged with a drug offense.
Both the state and the federal government have a list of criminal offenses that are found punishable by law. For example, Title 18 of the United States Code, lists federal charges, including assault, arson, and embezzlement and theft. If convicted by the U.S. government, a person can face imprisonment or fines, or both. Please visit this page for a detailed discussion of federal charges.
Firearms and weapons charges include the unlawful possession of a firearm, sale of firearms, defacement of a firearm serial number, and unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon. A person charged with a weapons charge may face several years in prison and confiscation of the weapons in question.
The Juvenile Court of Massachusetts handles juvenile delinquency matters, which are matters that involve children between the ages of 7 and 17 who are charged with violating a state law or city ordinance. The juvenile system has its own set of laws and consequences separate from the set of criminal statutes adults face. These rules may be found under Chapter 119, Sections 52 to 84 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. Children who are found delinquent or "guilty," will be placed on probation or committed to the Department of Youth Services. However, minors who are between the ages of 14 and 17 and are charged with committing serious crimes can be prosecuted as a youthful offender, meaning they may be given adult sentences.
Operating Under the Influence (OUI) of alcohol or drug offenses, also known as driving under the influence (DUI) cases can result in serious penalties, including jail time, fines, and the revocation of driving privileges. Because these penalties can have a significant impact on a person's life, if you are charged with an OUI, contact the Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge and experience to successfully challenge OUI/DUI charges. For a detailed discussion on OUI/DUI cases and other criminal offenses, view this page.
The term white collar crime refers to crimes that are nonviolent that are committed for the purpose of financial gain. Such crimes include credit card fraud, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, identity theft, insurance fraud, forgery, and money laundering.
The Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth also handles a variety of civil litigation cases, including personal injury matters, divorce and family law matters, real estate and corporations law, and estate planning and probate matters:
To learn how the Law Offices of Stephen J. Weymouth can protect your legal rights and obtain a successful resolution to your specific case, contact the firm for a free initial consultation.
The Massachusetts Court System: http://www.mass.gov/courts/
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court: http://www.mass.gov/courts/sjc/
Massachusetts District Court Department: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/districtcourt/index.html
Boston Municipal Court Department: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/bostonmunicipalcourt/index.html
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts: http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit: http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/
General Laws of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/
General Laws of Massachusetts, Criminal Statutes: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-pt4-toc.htm
Massachusetts Criminal Model Jury Instructions: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/districtcourt/jury-instructions/criminal/index.html
Massachusetts Attorney General: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=cagohomepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Cago
General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 90 covering motor vehicles and aircraft: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-90-toc.htm
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles: http://www.mass.gov/rmv/
Unofficial Guide to Massachusetts DMV: http://www.dmv.org/ma-massachusetts/department-motor-vehicles.php
General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 94C-Controlled Substances Act: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-94c-toc.htm
List of Massachusetts Drug Courts: http://www.mass.gov/courts/admin/planning/drugcourtslist.html
Massachusetts Juvenile Court Department: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/juvenilecourt/
General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 119, Sections 52 to 84, governing Juvenile Delinquency: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-119-toc.htm
Massachusetts Law about Juvenile Justice (Courtesy of Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries), providing information on the juvenile court system: http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/juvenile.html
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2agencylanding&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Government&L2=Departments+and+
General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 266 - Crimes Against Property, providing laws focusing on the crime of fraud: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ocaconstituent&L=2&L0=Home&L1=Business&sid=Eoca
Massachusetts Department of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation providing information identity theft: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ocatopic&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Identity+Theft&sid=Eoca
Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Crimes and Criminal Procedure (Courtesy of Cornell University Law School): http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/usc_sup_01_18.html
U.S. Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/
Massachusetts Department of Public Safety: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopsagencylanding&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Public+Safety+Agencies&L2=
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, providing information on traffic safety and regulatory information: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
Insurance Information Institute: http://www.iii.org/individuals/auto/
General Laws of Massachusetts, Title I regarding Real Property: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-pt2-toc.htm
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers & Salespersons: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ocasubtopic&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Licensee&L2=Division+of+Professional+
Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Department: http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/probateandfamilycourt/
General Laws of Massachusetts, Title III regarding Divorce Law: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-pt2-toc.htm
Massachusetts Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Department, providing links on regulations for different types of businesses: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ocaconstituent&L=2&L0=Home&L1=Business&sid=Eoca
Massachusetts Department of Business Development: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=ehedagencylanding&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Economic+Analysis&L2=Executive+