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Attleboro Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether charged with a misdemeanor or felony in district or superior court, individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent and it is the Government’s burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt each and every element of a crime. If you are facing criminal charges in Massachusetts it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you against the charges. Attorney Anthony R. Riccio is an aggressive Attleboro Criminal Defense Attorney who has served as lead counsel in over 25 jury trial and another 20+ bench trials as a criminal defense attorney and former assistant district attorney.

Former Prosecutor

As a former prosecutor in Attleboro and New Bedford, Attorney Riccio is a well-respected Attleboro Criminal Defense Lawyer. Attorney Riccio represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in district and superior court on charges ranging from armed robbery, rape, indecent assault & battery, sexual assault, assault & battery, kidnapping, drug trafficking, distribution and possession, breaking & entering, OUI / DUI / drunk driving, larceny and other theft-related offenses, gun possession and violation of restraining order / 209A violations.

Trial Experience

Having served as lead counsel in over 45 trials and 75 motions to suppress, Attorney Riccio aggressively defends individuals against criminal charges. With so much at stake, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney that will passionately advocate on your behalf is critical. Attorney Riccio is a skilled Attleboro trial attorney and litigator who passionately fights for his clients.

It is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who understands the laws and elements of each crime, criminal procedure, and a defendant’s constitutional rights. Attorney Riccio is an experienced Attleboro Criminal Defense Lawyer who has obtained numerous dismissals prior to trial by filing appropriate motions to dismiss, motions to suppress and motions in limine.


Most criminal cases never proceed to trial and hiring a criminal defense attorney with experience and an understanding of the plea-bargaining process is an absolute must. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Riccio handled and negotiated plea deals on hundreds of criminal cases involving both misdemeanors and felonies. Attorney Riccio is an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who has successfully negotiated hundreds of plea deals, often times involving dismissals of cases altogether, dismissals of the most serious charges, and reductions of charges from felonies to misdemeanors.

Clerk-Magistrate’s Hearings

Although being charged with a crime is only an allegation and not proof of guilt, it is important to try and avoid the issuance of a Criminal Complaint altogether. Although the standard to issue a Criminal Complaint is a low one- probable cause, Attorney Riccio has successfully represented a number of individuals at Clerk’s Hearings and been able to prevent criminal charges from being brought.

Contact Experienced Attleboro Criminal Defense Lawyer

Attorney Riccio focuses the majority of his practice representing individuals in district and superior courts in Southeastern Massachusetts and all throughout the Commonwealth on various misdemeanors and felonies. Attorney Riccio offers free consultations and will take the time to review your case and provide an honest, informed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. If you are scheduled for a Clerk-Magistrate’s Hearing or facing criminal charges in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield or Norton, contact the Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio today to schedule your 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. 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
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
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