Criminal Law

In the United States, there are two general areas of law: criminal and civil. While civil law focuses on resolving disputes, criminal law involves society punishing an individual for social harm incurred through either action or inaction. Social harm typically occurs when the health, safety, or property of a person or the general public is endangered.

Our criminal attorneys include a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Mashpee Police Officer, as well as former Assistant District Attorneys with the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, and attorney with the United States Department of Justice.

Our criminal attorneys have aggressively and effectively defended against criminal charges ranging from minor motor vehicle matters to homicides, including:

  • Operating Under the Influence (OUI/DUI/DWI) and Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • Domestic Assault and Battery
  • Firearms Possession
  • Sexual Assault and Rape
  • Fraud, Embezzlement and White Collar Crimes
  • Drug Possession, Distribution and Trafficking
  • Home Invasion, Burglary, Larceny and Robbery
  • Murder

Through years of experience, the attorneys at Carter DeYoung are qualified and prepared to guide you through the often complex and confusing criminal process, from the initial investigation and arraignment through trial.

Learn more about criminal law.