Criminal Defense

Our Lawyers

Richard Rafferty
Founding Partner

Padraic Rafferty
Associate Attorney

What Our Clients Say

“When no one else wanted the case, they took it and won big” – M.D.

“Richard Rafferty is the most experienced, talented, responsive, and professional attorney that I’ve ever worked with. He has also surrounded himself with a top-shelf supporting staff. That firm is a results-oriented operation where you are treated like their “only” client.” – T.M.

“Fighters that mean business.” -B.E.

“The first thing every client needs secured, from their lawyer, is trust. From minute one Attorney Rafferty secured my trust and that trust has never wavered. Followed up with a great team, integrity above reproach and competence to match the highest standards, I knew I was in great hands. I would recommend Richard Rafferty to any friend, family member or colleague.” – B.M.

Victories

Not Guilty

Motor Vehicle Homicide

Not Guilty

Negligent Driving

Dismissed

Driving to Endanger

Dismissed

Hit and Run

Worcester’s Top Criminal Defense Team

When you’ve been accused of a criminal charge, your whole life can turn upside down. Our legal system can be flawed; even if you didn’t commit the crime, you may not be found innocent in a court of law. And if you did make a mistake and are guilty, you need a skilled lawyer to help you get the plea deal you deserve or help mitigate the sentence.

Your choice of a criminal defense attorney can make the difference between freedom and incarceration. The attorneys at Eden Rafferty have worked on thousands criminal defense and DUI cases and helped people get the trial they deserve.

Driving Under the Influence

If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Intoxicated, or Operating Under the Influence, there can be serious consequences. The police and courts in Massachusetts take this offense seriously. But with a skilled lawyer from Eden Rafferty, we can help you get leniency and give you a second chance.

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Driving With A Suspended License

If your license has been suspended for any reason and you are caught operating a motor vehicle, you could get in even more trouble with the court. You could even face jail time. You need a good lawyer to help review your driving history and see if you can get leniency.

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Driving Uninsured

According to Massachusetts law, you are required to have auto insurance to drive a car. Consequences range from big fines, a suspended license, and even as much as a year in jail. Let us help.

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Negligent Driving

Negligent driving can include everything from speeding to driving under the influence of drugs. If you have been charged with driving in a way that endangered the safety of others on the road, you can be charged with negligence.

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Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Massachusetts is a state that highly regulates gun ownership, so if you are caught possessing an unloaded or loaded firearm without a license you could face jail or prison time. Massachusetts courts take these crimes seriously, so you need a skilled lawyer to help represent you.

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Homicide

Homicide, murder, and manslaughter are never clear-cut cases. They are complex and are often greatly affected by subjective influences and human error. It is nearly impossible to successfully defend yourself on a homicide or murder case. The experienced lawyers at Eden Rafferty can help you defend yourself and your public image to make sure you are accurately represented in both the court and the media.

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Practice Areas

Motor Vehicle Homicide
OUI/DUI Defense
Assault and Battery
Boating under the Influence
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Restraining Order Violations
DRUG CHARGES
Drug Possession
Felony
Illegal Possession of Firearms
LARCENY/THEFT
OUI
CHEMICAL TESTS
MULTIPLE OUIS
MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMES
Probation Violations
RECKLESS/NEGLIGENT DRIVING
Sex Offenses
Sexual Assault
Vehicular Assault/Homicide
Weapons Crimes

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