Criminal Defense

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At Farrell Smith O’Connell, we have in-depth experience representing clients accused of major and minor crimes. We have successfully represented clients in complex and high-profile cases during State and Federal Grand Jury proceedings, Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate (Show-Cause) Hearings Motions, Trials, and post-trial matters. We represent individuals and businesses under investigation, facing criminal charges, or those seeking early compliance with federal laws and regulations.

Our clients appreciate the experience, understanding, commitment, and empathy we bring to their defense and representation. We know that whether you are in court for the first time in your life or have encountered the criminal justice system before, you are facing the unknown. Our firm will guide you through the process and ensure that you understand your options.

  • Internal Investigations
  • State Court
  • Juvenile Court
  • Federal Court​
  • Fisheries Crimes
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Maritime Crimes
  • Crimes against Persons
  • Property Crimes

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Serving New England, Virginia and North Carolina.


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FSO provides quality service with integrity and creativity. We tirelessly work towards commonsense solutions with attention to detail and the values necessary to advance our clients' interests. FSO invests the time to listen and better understand our clients' objectives in order to provide the best possible legal representation and strategy in a timely, cost-effective, and efficient fashion.