Massachusetts Appeals Attorney

Attorney William M. Driscoll focuses his law practice on criminal appeals, post-conviction remedies, and civil liberty appeals. He represents clients throughout Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to Barnstable.

Those convicted of a crime face long-term consequences affecting their future and their civil liberties. The Commonwealth is a very worthy adversary, but overturning a verdict is possible.

Experienced appellate counsel understands how appellate judges think. Only expertly crafted legal arguments and crisp oral presentations are capable of swaying appellate judges.

Appellate deadlines are short. Call today 978-846-5184.

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Recent Noteworthy Appellate Results

Massachusetts Appeals Court

May 2019

The defendant was convicted of felony larceny by single scheme, that he intended to defraud the alleged victim through a contract made under false pretenses. On appeal, the conviction was reversed, the verdict set aside and a judgment entered for Attorney Driscoll's client. The evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to defraud his alleged victim at the time the contract was executed. Notably, the defendant started performance under the contract and the the alleged victim secured a no contact/stay away order that prevented the defendant's further performance under the contract. This case echoed that where there is no criminal intent present at the inception of the contract the matter is civil, not criminal.

Massachusetts Appeals Court

April 2019

The defendant was convicted of breaking and entering with felonious larceny. On appeal, the judgments were reversed, the verdicts set aside, and judgments entered in favor of Attorney Driscoll's client. The only evidence implicating the defendant was a cigarette butt with his DNA impressed, which suggested that he smoked the cigarette at one time. But it did not exclude the equally reasonable hypothesis that he smoked the cigarette at an earlier time and someone else transported the cigarette butt to the scene – either intentionally or accidentally. The evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was both present at the scene of the crime and at the time of the crime.

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Contact Appellate Attorney William Driscoll at 978-846-5184 before your rights disappear. Attorney Driscoll pursues appellate rights in the Massachusetts appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.