Violent Crimes

A person charged with a violent crime needs an experienced defense lawyer with a proven record of success to represent them. Courts can severely sentence people convicted of violent crimes, and juries usually demand evidence that contradicts the prosecution before voting to acquit. In order to win a violent crime case, a defense lawyer must show why the alleged victim is lying or mistaken about what happened, and why the police and prosecution have failed to prove their case. Skillful criminal defense attorneys are in the best position to show that their client is innocent of the crime and must be found not guilty.

Boston Violent Crime Attorney David J. Grimaldi has successfully defended numerous clients accused of violent offenses. He has won “not guilty” verdicts or acquittals at trial on charges including assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (ABDW), assault and battery on a police officer, armed robbery, home invasion, mayhem, attempted murder, and murder. He has also won dismissals prior to trial in many other violent crime cases.

To win violent crime cases, Attorney Grimaldi meticulously prepares the defense of his clients. He always meets with his clients to discover the complete circumstances surrounding the incident. He often works with private investigators to interview witnesses, obtain surveillance video, secure records, and uncover the true histories of the alleged victim and prosecution witnesses. If there is medical or scientific evidence, Attorney Grimaldi carefully analyzes the evidence in order to challenge the conclusions drawn by the prosecution. No matter the allegations or circumstances, Attorney Grimaldi always thoroughly prepares his client’s best defense.

Oftentimes, the key to victory in a violent offense case is uncovering the alleged victim’s motive to lie about the client, or explain why the alleged victim or police have falsely accused the client. In some cases, an alleged victim falsely accuses clients out of revenge or resentment. For example, in one case Attorney Grimaldi secured surveillance video that proved that an alleged victim of domestic violence was actually slashing the tires of a car belonging to the client’s new girlfriend around the time the alleged victim claimed she was being assaulted by the client. In another case, Attorney Grimaldi proved at trial that the alleged victim falsely accused the client of a serious assault and armed robbery out of prejudice against the client’s sexual orientation. By discovering the motive for the alleged victims to lie about the crimes, Attorney Grimaldi was able to win these cases for his clients.

On other occasions, the alleged victim may have misidentified the client as the assailant when someone else actually committed the crime. In these cases, the witness may believe that the client committed the crime, but factors such as intoxication, fear, poor lighting conditions, and the rapid nature of the event contributed to an inaccurate recall of what the assailant actually looked like. Further, sometimes the police, inadvertently or not, suggest to the witness or alleged victim that the client is in fact the perpetrator through poor interview techniques or identification procedures that unfairly highlight the client as the possible suspect. In these cases, Attorney Grimaldi has successfully moved to suppress or “throw out” the witness identifications of his client so that the prosecution cannot use the misidentifications in Court.

Boston Violent Crime Attorney David J. Grimaldi has successfully defended clients accused of violence in many different circumstances. He was won cases alleging stabbings, assaults with firearms, assaults with cars, assaults with blunt objects, and hand-to-hand combat. He has won cases alleging violent crimes on multiple victims, women, and even children. He has won cases alleging domestic violence and cases involving complete strangers. While violent crime cases are often serious and sometimes upsetting, that is precisely the reason that someone charged with a violent crime needs a dedicated and effective defense attorney to represent them.

If you or someone you love are charged with a violent crime, you should not wait any longer. Contact Attorney David J. Grimaldi at 617-661-1529 or 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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