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Massachusetts Criminal Defense, OUI and Personal Injury Attorney

The Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio focuses on OUI/DUI Defense, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury law. Having served as lead counsel in nearly 50 trials, including approximately 30 jury trials, Attorney Riccio is a skilled trial attorney with a demonstrated record of success. As a Massachusetts OUI Attorney, Anthony Riccio represents individuals who have been charged with OUI-Liquor and/or OUI-Drugs throughout the Commonwealth. Attorney Riccio is an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who also represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in District and Superior Court. Attorney Riccio is licensed to practice in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.

With offices in Quincy and Attleboro, the Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio represents individuals facing criminal charges all throughout Norfolk and Bristol County, as well as Boston and Suffolk County, Middlesex, Essex, Plymouth and Worcester Counties. Attorney Riccio has achieved great results representing individuals charged with drunk driving and other driving offenses, drug offenses, sexual assault, armed & unarmed robbery, larceny, domestic assault & battery, and other assault and theft-related crimes.

As a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer, Attorney Riccio represents individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-falls, dog bites, and other injury-related claims. Having previously worked in insurance defense, Attorney Riccio understands what the major law firms and insurance companies look for when defending personal injury cases. Since 2016, Attorney Riccio has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages from settlements with major insurance companies prior to the filing of lawsuits.

OUI / DUI / Driving Under the Influence

As a Massachusetts OUI Attorney and former prosecutor in Bristol County, Attorney Riccio has handled hundreds of driving under the influence cases, including OUI-Liquor and OUI-Drugs. Attorney Riccio is an experienced Massachusetts OUI Lawyer who aggressively defends individuals charged with OUI-Liquor and/or OUI-Drugs.

Attorney Riccio has obtained Not Guilty verdicts after trial on drunk driving cases involving failed breath tests, admissions to drinking, car accidents and evidence of failed field sobriety tests, erratic driving, as well as bloodshot and glossy eyes. As an experienced Massachusetts OUI Lawyer, Attorney Riccio has an in-depth understanding of the laws and statutes related to drunk driving cases and has been able to prevent the introduction of breath test evidence by filing the necessary motions prior to trial.

Attorney Riccio has secured Not Guilty verdicts and dismissals prior to trial for individuals charged with OUI-Drugs. In Massachusetts, the use of Drug Recognition Experts is generally required to secure a conviction for OUI Drugs. Despite this requirement, police departments rarely use Drug Recognition Experts and Attorney Riccio has been able to secure multiple victories for his clients based on the police’s failure to use these experts. Attorney Riccio has obtained Not Guilty verdicts after jury and bench trials on the charges of OUI-Drugs (marijuana), 4 th Offense and OUI-Drugs (suboxone), 2 nd Offense.

OUI-Liquor and OUI-Drugs charges carry severe potential penalties, including possible jail time, significant fines, and lengthy license suspensions. Not only is there an initial license suspension from the MA RMV for a failed breath test or chemical test refusal, a 1 st Offense OUI conviction carries the following potential penalties:

  • Up to 2 ½ years jail
  • 1-year license suspension
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Additional court fees

OUI/DUI cases involving subsequent offenses carry stricter punishments from the court and harsher penalties from the RMV, including jail sentences and lengthy driver’s license suspensions. It is important to hire an experienced, aggressive Massachusetts OUI Lawyer to defend against charges of driving under the influence. Below are the potential penalties for Subsequent Offense OUI/DUI convictions:

2 nd Offense OUI:

  • Up to 2 ½ years jail, including 60-day mandatory minimum
  • 2-year license suspension & Interlock Ignition Device
  • Fines up to $10,000 plus additional court fees

3 rd Offense OUI (felony):

  • Up to 5 years state prison, including 180-day mandatory minimum (150 days must be served)
  • 8-year license suspension & Interlock Ignition Device
  • Fines up to $15,000 plus additional court fees

4 th Offense OUI (felony):

  • Up to 5 years state prison, including 2-year mandatory minimum (1 year must be served)
  • 10-year license loss & Interlock Ignition Device
  • Fines up to $25,000 plus additional court fees
Criminal Defense

Attorney Riccio is an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who represents individuals in District and Superior Court throughout Bristol, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Middlesex Counties. Whether charged with a misdemeanor or felony, Attorney Riccio provides aggressive representation to those charged with rape, indecent assault & battery, drug trafficking, distribution and possession, armed robbery, assault & battery, larceny, negligent operation / operating to endanger, threats to commit a crime, as well as allegations of domestic abuse and restraining order/209A violations.

Individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty and it’s the Government’s burden to prove each and every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. While the majority of criminal cases are resolved prior to trial either by plea or dismissal, Attorney Riccio is a skilled and experienced trial attorney who vigorously defends those who have been charged with a crime. Before recommending a plea deal, Attorney Riccio will aggressively pursue all available defenses to try and obtain the best results possible for his clients.

It is important to try and resolve matters prior to being arraigned in court so as to avoid formally being charged with a crime. Attorney Riccio represents individuals at Clerk Magistrate's Hearing and will work tirelessly to prevent the issuance of criminal charges. Despite a lower burden of proof than at trial, Attorney Riccio has successfully prevented the issuance of criminal charges after Clerk’s Hearings in Boston, Attleboro, Taunton and all throughout the Commonwealth.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip-and-fall, dog bite, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own, Attorney Riccio is a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney who gets results for his clients. In 2017, Attorney Riccio settled personal injury claims with major insurance companies for $125,000; $90,000; and $15,000. In 2016, Anthony Riccio represented a motorcyclist who was struck by a car that failed to yield at a four-way intersection. After months of negotiations with the insurance company and an initial offer to settle of $35,000, Attorney Riccio eventually settled the case for $72,500.

Attorney Riccio previously worked at a law firm in downtown Boston representing insurance companies on personal injury matters. Attorney Riccio assisted in the defense of a wrongful death claim, as well as personal injury claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, and slip-and-falls. With his experience defending personal injury claims, Attorney Riccio uses that knowledge and insight to obtain the best results for his clients. Attorney Riccio does not charge an upfront fee for representation on personal injury cases and only gets paid if you win your case.

Contact the Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (OUI/DUI) or any other crime in the Commonwealth, it is important to contact an experienced Massachusetts DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney. With extensive experience in DUI, criminal defense and personal injury law, Attorney Riccio focuses his practice on representing individuals who have been charged with OUI/DUI or any other misdemeanor or felony in district or superior court, as well as those who have been injured in an accident in Massachusetts.

Contact the Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio today at (508) 226-4500 or (857) 526-7091 to set up a free consultation.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Id refer Anthony to anyone in search of a professional defense. Easy going, reliable, and Confident attorney Riccio is a winner. He is dedicated to his clients and my case. I can assure anyone, he takes pride in what he does which shows in court/trial. Anthony was lazer focused on the pertinent information involving the trial and I was 110% comfortable with his representation. His itemization for detailed information is 2nd nature. His court presense was astounding during trial. He was professional, patient, throughout his preparation. 100% reliable, Absolutly 0 complaints. Great attorney. . Also a superb listener. JHK
★★★★★
Anthony went above and beyond with my case. Not only did he keep me in the loop with any relevant information regarding my case, but he put me at ease by not treating me like just another client. He is very personable and easy to talk. All in all, he was on top of everything 100% of the time. William
★★★★★
Right off the bat I could tell Anthony knew his stuff. His experience as being a prosecutor completely gave him the knowledge of the criminal court system from that side. Now as a defense lawyer, you couldn't ask for a smarter guy who knows everything about what the other side is doing. Don't to call him, you won't be disappointed. Former Client
★★★★★
Anthony was very impressive in all areas of dealing with someone in an upsetting legal matter. He was; 1) A pleasure to speak to initially with being very respectful as well as very informative. 2) Efficient in getting needed steps done along the way. 3) Communicating progress and path forward thoroughly. 4) Meeting and walking through a solid plan. 5) Effectively driving home a solid solution ending up with great results. Mark
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