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Brighton Felony Attorney


Felonies are crimes with a maximum punishment carrying state prison time. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor because the amount of time you must serve in state prison: half of your sentence, but not less than the mandatory minimum.

Experienced prosecutors and law enforcement with more resources handle felony cases. In turn, you need a serious, skilled criminal defense lawyer.

If you are the subject of a felony investigation or a grand jury proceeding, call Adam Russell for a confidential meeting. The punishments for a felony are severe and life changing.


Being arrested for a serious crime does not mean you are guilty. The process begins when you are accused of committing a felony offense, and are charged, or when under investigation in a criminal case. Russell Defense Firm has a long track record of success, and is prepared to move into action for you, protecting your rights, and seeking the options that could allow you to avoid conviction.

If you've been arrested, indicted or accused of committing a serious crime, getting representation from a top quality Brighton criminal defense lawyer could not be more important. The defense attorney representing you in your case will be committed to protecting your rights, and will fight to help you fight for your freedom. If convicted, you could be facing:

  • lengthy prison sentence
  • fines
  • permanent mark on your record
  • lengthy probation.

A record for any felony criminal conviction will follow you for the rest of your life and will impact your ability to get a job or work in certain professions or hold professional licenses, travel abroad, rent an apartment, as well as impact your constitutional rights to bear arms, vote or get out of jail.


Felonies are far more severe crimes than those filed as misdemeanors; felonies usually involve serious injury to people or property and are punishable by state prison or death (G.L. c. 274, Section 1). Felonies can be directly indicted in the Superior Court or bound over from the District Court.

Felonies that are often decided in district court include:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B
  • Drug Violation in a School Zone
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault and Battery on Disabled or Elderly
  • Second or subsequent assault and battery
  • Second or subsequent assault and battery on a household or family member
  • 4th Offense OUI Fourth offense OUI
  • Indecent Assault and Battery on a person Age 14 or greater
  • Violation of 209A Restraining Order

Felonies often directly indicted or bound over to the Superior Court include:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide and Murder
  • Indecent Assault and Battery on child under 14
  • Conspiracy

Felonies in the federal court include:

  • Mail fraud, wire fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Armed career criminal
  • Unlicensed importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms
  • Kidnapping
  • Narcotics trafficking
  • Trafficking in counterfeit goods
  • Criminal Forfeiture

Whatever charge you face, Attorney Russell will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Every person and set of facts are unique, so you must call.


Felony charges are frightening and are very dangerous. Prosecutors will often seek the maximum penalties for felony crimes. When you work with the firm, the first step is to undertake an independent investigation the evidence and all details that surround your case, to find the holes and flaws to exploit in your defense strategy. Adam C. Russell knows the law and how to get results for citizens accused of a crime.

If you have been charged with a felony crime in Massachusetts, contact the firm for a free case evaluation.

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If you or a loved one has been arrested and booked for a criminal offense, contact Russell Defense Firm right away. The firm is relentless in its defense of clients' rights and freedoms. Adam believes that his approach to addressing problems and working diligently to find solutions can lead to acquittals or significant reductions in charges for your case.

Contact the firm for a free case evaluation if you have questions. The firm serves all of Boston and the communities of Brookline, Newton, Waltham and Wellesley.