Powderly Gets Results
  • Armed Assault to Murder
  • Result: Dismissed
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Result: Not Guilty
  • Unarmed Robbery
  • Result: Dismissed
  • OUI 2nd Offense
  • Result: Not Guilty
Powderly Probes Crime Lab
James Powderly on WPRI Channel 12
James Powderly on Digging Deeper
James Powderly on Channel 12

Cape Cod Defense Attorney

Massachusetts criminal defense attorney James Powderly has successfully defended thousands of clients throughout Massachusetts on charges including Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Armed Assault to Murder, Rape, Bank Robbery, Trafficking large quantities of Cocaine, Heroin and Marijuana, Kidnapping, Armed Homes Invasion, Indecent Assault and Battery, Illegal Possession of Large Capacity Firearms, Illegal Possession of Firearms by an Career Criminal, Drunk Driving 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th offenses and other felony and misdemeanor crimes throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Powderly has been lead defense counsel for over 50 trials to verdict and has obtained outright dismissals and acquittals for hundreds of clients facing criminal charges. (Click Here to Read) a sample of Massachusetts criminal cases successfully defended by Attorney Powderly.

When facing a serious criminal charge, it makes sense you hire a lawyer who devotes all of his time and energy into defending criminal cases as opposed to a lawyer who has a general practice and does a little criminal defense and also does family law, personal injury, wills, contracts etc. Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer James Powderly has a practice that is devoted exclusively to criminal defense. This means on a daily basis, Attorney Powderly appears in criminal courts defending his clients on charges ranging from drunk driving to life felonies such as Armed Robbery, Rape, Illegal Possession of Guns, Ammunition and the distribution and trafficking of narcotics. By having a practice devoted only to criminal defense, Massachusetts attorney James Powderly has developed significant experience in areas of forensic science including DNA, fingerprint evidence, sex crime related medical evaluations and interviews, ballistics, gun shot residue (GSR) testing and drug analysis. Attorney Powderly has successfully challenged police conduct with respect to violations of his clients’ rights under the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights resulting in the suppression of evidence, dismissals and acquittals on charges ranging from Drug Trafficking to Armed Home Invasion. By frequently litigating motions to suppress and dismiss on behalf of his clients, Attorney Powderly can often times knock out damaging evidence or force as dismissal to Massachusetts criminal charges that would have otherwise resulted in lengthy periods of incarceration for his clients.

If you have been charged, or are being investigated, for a criminal offense in Massachusetts, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in order to best protect your interests. Depending on the crime you are facing, you may be facing loss of your reputation and liberty, financial penalties, fines, probationary periods and numerous collateral consequences such as: loss of driver’s license, loss of employment, loss of housing, loss of financial aid and immigration consequences such as denial of reentry or deportation. Because of the severe penalties that are associated with a criminal charge in Massachusetts, it is highly important you have someone on your side that is experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy and willing to aggressively fight on your behalf.

Attorney Powderly is a board member for the Bristol County Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Powderly is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on criminal defense trial techniques and was a contributing author to the book “Inside the Minds: DUI Defense strategies” published by Thompson West.