Murder and Other Homicide Charges

There is really no doubt about it: murder is among the most serious criminal charges a person can face. In Massachusetts, conviction for first-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. A conviction for second-degree murder also requires a sentence of life in prison, but with the possibility of parole years down the road. Convictions for other homicide charges, including manslaughter and motor vehicle homicide, often carry their own significant prison sentences. For these reasons and others, a conviction for murder or homicide must be avoided at all possible cost, and a person charged with murder or homicide must obtain the best possible legal representation.

Boston murder attorney David J. Grimaldi successfully represents clients accused of murder and homicide in Massachusetts courts. He has won “not guilty” verdicts at trial on both murder and motor vehicle homicide charges. He has won motions to suppress or “throw out” prosecution evidence in murder cases, including witness identifications of his client and his client’s recorded statements to police. In a groundbreaking decision, Attorney Grimaldi was the first lawyer in the history of Massachusetts to win judicial immunity of defense witnesses in a homicide case, or indeed in any criminal case. Attorney David J. Grimaldi has the proven experience, ability, strength, commitment, passion to defend clients in even the most challenging homicide cases.

Representing a client accused of murder or homicide case is a specialized area of criminal defense and requires a specific set of skills. It is not for every lawyer. A successful murder attorney must be fully committed to the client’s cause. The attorney must understand the relevant law inside and out. The attorney must identify every weakness in the prosecution’s case and be ready to use them against the government. The attorney must devise and complete a well-planned private investigation. The attorney’s case strategy must completely shape the case in the client’s favor. The attorney must know the science and art behind how to choose a favorable jury to decide the case. Ultimately, the attorney must know how to persuade the jury that his client is innocent and should be found not guilty.

Boston murder attorney David J. Grimaldi knows what it takes to vindicate the interests of his clients accused of homicide. A key part of his success is not only his concentration on the legal theory of defense, but his focus on how to set the right emotional tone for the case. Attorney Grimaldi always asks himself, what is the most effective way of discussing this person’s death, and how can I speak about it in a way that shows that my client is innocent of any crime? Was the client acting in self-defense? That defense has one kind of approach. Was the client misidentified by police? That defense might have a different approach. Was the death an accident? Is the client merely present while someone else did the crime? Is the client mentally ill? Every defense comes with its own moral core, its own story of innocence. Attorney Grimaldi knows that a winning case is built not only on facts and evidence, but on convincing the jury that acquitting the client is the right and just decision. When the jury wants to acquit the client, the client is in the best position to win.

If you or someone you love is charged with murder or homicide, do not wait any longer. There is help available. Call Attorney David J. Grimaldi at 617-661-1629 or contact him online today.

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Attorney David Grimaldi is a truly exceptional criminal defense lawyer. He represented me in a case in Suffolk Superior Court, and I know that I received the absolute best possible representation. Mr. Grimaldi met with me often, always kept me informed, answered my questions, and fought hard for...


I highly recommend David Grimaldi. He was always responsive and sympathetic to my situation, from the very first call at the height of my crisis until the case was eventually dismissed. In court he was articulate and clever without ever appearing to upset the other attorney or judge presiding. I...


At some point in our lives we all run into a situation we can not control and need help. I was lost and after 2 lawyers and no help in sight I got lucky and someone referred David Grimaldi to me for my federal case . After 19 days without even a chance for Bail/Bond, David stood up and fought for me...

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