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Andover Criminal Defense


Everyone accused of a crime deserves a fair chance at justice.  When everything is on the line in court, you need an experienced and tenacious Andover criminal defense lawyer willing to work tirelessly to win your case.  As an experienced criminal defense attorney and drunk driving lawyer, I will fight the prosecution, challenge their case at every point, and work tirelessly in seeking to have charges dismissed and evidence excluded whenever possible.

I represent Andover residents and those in the surrounding communities in cases involving charges ranging from speeding and traffic tickets to violent felonies, including sex crimes, robbery, and assault.  When your reputation and even your personal freedom are at stake, you need and deserve an attorney who is driven in seeking the best outcome possible for you and your matter.

Fixed Fee Representation

I typically accept criminal cases on a fixed-fee basis. Because it does not cost any more to hire me at the outset of your case than later on, I would encourage you to contact me for a free consultation as soon as possible, as the earlier that I am retained, the quicker I can begin protecting your rights.

The Criminal Defense Matters for Which I Provide Representation

As an Andover criminal defense lawyer with over two decades of legal experience, I represent clients in virtually all types of criminal defense matters, ranging from traffic matters to serious felonies.  Some of the more common matters in which I defend clients include:

For more information about the specific criminal charges for which I provide representation, please see this page on Andover criminal defense.

The Vigorous Criminal Defense You or Your Family Member Needs

My objective from the outset of accepting a criminal case is to win.  I will do absolutely everything I can within the law and the boundaries of legal ethics in seeking to get all charges dismissed or to win at trial.

I challenge the prosecution – vigorously – in their attempts at seeking a conviction.  As a tenacious Andover criminal defense lawyer, I seek to get evidence excluded and cases dismissed, and will file motions when possible in seeking to preserve the legal innocence of clients.  Such pre-trial motions may include, for example, seeking to prevent illegally obtained evidence from being introduced at trial.  Often, when these motions are successful, the prosecution must dismiss a case if there is not sufficient admissible evidence to support a conviction.

Protect Your Future & License – Hire An Experienced Andover OUI Lawyer

As an Andover OUI lawyer, I am dedicated to representing individuals who are facing OUI charges in Massachusetts. I understand the serious consequences that can come with an OUI conviction, which is why I fight tirelessly to defend my clients and protect their rights and futures.

In Massachusetts, an OUI conviction can result in a number of penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license, jail time, RMV fines, a mandatory driver improvement course (which includes a large fee to take the course), and points on your driver’s license, which can result in more expensive auto insurance. These penalties can have a significant impact on your life, making it difficult to get to work or school, causing financial strain, and affecting personal relationships. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced Massachusetts OUI lawyer on your side to fight for your rights and help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. If you were charged with an OUI, I invite you to all my office to schedule a free consultation to learn how I tenaciously fight for dismissals and reduced penalties in OUI matters.

Representing Minors and Young Adults

Often, many criminal defense matters involve minors.  As most parents know, sometimes our children make bad choices, often as a result of hanging around with the wrong crowd.

In cases in which a young person has been charged with a crime, I am especially vigilant in seeking to preserve their legal innocence, and to see that a criminal charge is not included on their permanent public record.  I understand the long-term consequences of these matters, especially in future matters concerning employment.

If your son or daughter has been charged with a crime, I would urge you to contact me at your earliest convenience to learn how I can help.

Plea Offers

I do not accept criminal defense cases with the intention of seeking to immediately enter into a plea deal.  Plea offers from the prosecution should normally be considered only after other efforts to have a case dismissed, charges reduced, or to otherwise position a case for a strong defense at trial have not been successful.

When I accept a criminal defense matter, I am willing to go trial in seeking a not guilty verdict.  However, there may come a point in which the prosecution offers a plea to a client.  In this circumstance, my role as a Andover criminal defense lawyer is to discuss the offer with a client, assess the merits of accepting the offer versus proceeding to trial, and then for the client to make a decision as to how to proceed.

If a client is interested in accepting a plea offer, a critical part of my representation is to negotiate vigorously with the prosecution in seeking the best possible outcome, with the possibility of going to trial if the plea offer is not acceptable to a client.  With years of criminal defense practice, I am experienced in seeking the best outcome possible for clients.

Call Me Today for A Free Consultation and to Get Started with Your Case

If you have been charged with a crime, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious about your future. During this challenging time, you are likely wanting to have the best Andover criminal defense lawyer in your corner. I understand how important it is to protect your rights and fight for the most favorable outcome. With my extensive experience, relentless advocacy, and unwavering commitment to my clients, I stand ready to defend your interests and navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. You can trust that I will work tirelessly to create a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances, ensuring that you receive the best possible representation. Call my office today to schedule a free consultation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Paul King

Do not be fooled by Attorney King’s pleasant demeanor. Thanks to his comprehensive knowledge of the law and careful attention to my criminal case, we got the best possible outcome and now I have my life back!

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