Criminal Defense

The criminal defense attorneys at Bletzer & Bletzer PC include former prosecutors who have also had extensive experience representing clients in state-court criminal cases. Clients who find themselves involved in criminal matters in the Massachusetts state court criminal system can rely on the firm for highly experienced and effective representation. Being involved in a criminal case, as the defendant or the victim, can be confusing and frightening. A criminal conviction — or even a charge — can impact one’s life in countless ways, including one’s freedom, employment, standing in educational institutions, and family. It is important for defendants, victims, and witnesses to be well-informed throughout the process.

Our clients may come in contact with the state-court criminal justice system in a variety of ways. In Massachusetts, criminal complaints for misdemeanors or felonies may be issued when a police department applies for a criminal complaint by making a showing to a clerk-magistrate that there is probable cause to conclude that the potential defendant committed a crime.


We represent our clients vigorously at all stages of the proceedings. In many cases, Bletzer & Bletzer lawyers have been able to persuade the district attorneys’ office to dismiss the charges against our client. In cases where dismissal was not an option, we have negotiated resolutions that have minimized the harm that a conviction may cause to our clients’ lives. Should it prove to be in our client’s best interest to take the case to trial, our lawyers have decades of trial experience in district and superior courts throughout Massachusetts.

Defending You In A Variety Of Charges

Our firm’s experience provides us with a keen understanding of the inner workings of the criminal justice system. Such knowledge helps resolve your case. Through the years, our attorneys have defended clients charged with criminal offenses that include:
  • Assault and battery
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic abuse
  • Homicide
  • Rape and related sexual assault cases
  • Drug offenses such as possession with intent to distribute
  • Larceny and robbery of homes and businesses
  • Violation of restraining orders
  • Drunk driving/OUI charges involving adults and minors
  • Motor vehicle and license offenses such as vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, driving with a revoked or suspended license, motor vehicle theft, and operating an uninsured vehicle
With experience in a wide range of criminal cases, our law firm is prepared to represent you. We are committed to our clients and have years of knowledge and experience.

Aggressively Fighting OUI Charges And Getting Results

The potential damages caused by an OUI charge and conviction cannot be understated. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, you could face imprisonment, exorbitant fines, and rehabilitation stints. The attorneys at Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C., in Brighton, Massachusetts, are experienced criminal defense attorneys who provide diligent legal defense and advocacy for clients accused of OUI.

With 60 years in the Greater Boston area, our law firm builds relationships with clients, closely working with them to fulfill their goals and achieve results. At the same time, we provide realistic expectations. We will advocate for you and fight for your rights.

Your Rights And How We Help

Our attorneys will negotiate with prosecutors in order to get the OUI or DWI charges reduced or dismissed. And as skilled and experienced litigators, we always are prepared to go to trial to fight the charges. We will help you understand your rights and the potential penalties related to:

  • Blood test OUI cases
  • OUI checkpoints
  • Field sobriety tests
  • Out-of-state OUI convictions
  • Refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test
  • Loss of driver’s license
Your right to drive may be critical to earning a living. If charged with one of these offenses, our attorneys will advise and guide you in learning about your rights and how to protect them.