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Massachusetts Appeals Attorney

Protecting the Rights of the Accused

Criminal Appellate Attorney William Driscoll's passion is the protection of individual rights for those who lack the enormous resources available to the government. He assists clients facing any criminal charge: from simple assault, gun or drug offenses to rape, arson, and murder. He offers the accused three principle services.

Interlocutory Appeals

An interlocutory appeal challenges a court's decision made before trial. The accused can challenge the denial of a motion to suppress evidence. The accused must defend the dismissal of a complaint or indictment if the government chooses to appeal.


Direct Appeals

Every defendant has the right to appeal their conviction and sentence. That right is asserted by filing a notice of appeal. A direct appeal can challenge any aspects of the case, from the the initial police investigation through the entire trial court proceeding.


Collateral Appeals

A collateral attack challenges a prior judgment by way of a new action (i.e., not by direct appeal). It is an indirect attack, such as a motion for a new trial seeking to withdraw a guilty plea or to correct a wrong (e.g., with new evidence or legal precedent).


Criminal Appeals Attorney Driscoll represents clients throughout Massachusetts, and nationwide. He pursues appellate matters in Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), and the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact Appellate Attorney William Driscoll at 978-846-5184 before your rights disappear.

The impact of a criminal conviction is far reaching. Besides incarceration, parole, or probation there is the impact upon other rights such as present or future housing, employment, immigration, and government benefits. A subsequent arrest or conviction can be treated more harshly (e.g., bail and sentencing).