Joseph B. Simons

Joseph B. Simons

Simons Law Office
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Massachusetts
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Successfully defending people against criminal charges in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (2011) | Criminal Defense
Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Simons Law Office
- Current
Defending the rights and freedom of people facing criminal charges in Massachusetts.
Articles & Publications
Lowell man arraigned in connection with striking a 15-year-old bicyclist
The Boston Globe
Attorney: Prosecution can't prove women did not consent to bathroom photographs
The Lowell Sun
Judge: Abuser 'needs to be caged'
The Salem News
Speaking Engagements
From Solo to Managing a Small Firm, Transitions: From Law School to Lawyer & From Solo to Managing a Small Firm, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Bar Association
Panelists will discuss how they have succeeded in growing their firms by developing a growth plan, using a coach and utilizing referral networks. As an attorney in a solo or a small firm, you will receive tips on how to grow your practice by expanding and nurturing your attorney referral network, the changes to expect as you grow, and how to plan and respond appropriately.
Clients' Choice Award
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Criminal Defense Attorney - Member
- Current
Activities: MACDL's mission is to preserve the adversary system of justice; to maintain and foster independent and able criminal defense lawyers and to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime. MACDL will be an advocate for the advocate.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees
Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Under Massachusetts law, what is the difference between lewd, wanton and lascivious and open and gross lewdness?
A: For Open And Gross Lewdness And Lascivious Behavior, the prosecutor has to prove the following elements:

First: That the defendant exposed his (her) (genitals) (buttocks) (or) (female breasts) to one or more persons;

Second: That the defendant did so intentionally;

Third: That the defendant did so “openly,” that is, either he (she) intended public exposure, or he (she) recklessly disregarded a substantial risk of public exposure, to others who might be offended by such conduct;

Fourth: That the defendant’s act was done in such a way as would alarm or shock a reasonable person; and

Fifth: That at least one person was alarmed or shocked.

For a Lewd, Wanton And Lascivious Act, the prosecutor has to prove the following elements:

First: That the defendant (committed) (publicly solicited another person to commit) a sexual act; Second: That the sexual act involved touching the genitals or buttocks, or the female breasts;

Third: That the defendant did this either for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, or for the purpose of offending other people; and

Fourth: That the sexual act (was) (was to be) committed in a public place; that is, a place where the defendant either intended public exposure, or recklessly disregarded a substantial risk of public exposure at that time and under those circumstances, to others who might be offended by such conduct.
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Q. If you please guilty to a felony crime in the state of Massachusetts can you appeal your guilty plea
A: You can’t do an appeal, but you may have grounds to file a motion to withdraw your plea if you have sufficient grounds (aka “motion for new trial”). A criminal defense attorney can evaluate the case and discuss your options.
Q. Can you assist me in sealing my record?
A: If the case ended with a dismissal, you can petition the court anytime. If it was a conviction, you need to wait 3 years for a misdemeanor or 7 years for a felony. I do a lot of petitions to seal, so feel free to call if you have any questions: 781-797-0555.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
10 Post Office Square
Suite 800
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (781) 797-0555
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our defense attorneys are available during the hours noted, and on the weekend for new client calls. Call us for a free telephone consultation.
Simons Law Office
North Shore Office
30 Church Street
Suite 202
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 741-7000
Monday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 11 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call us 24/7 for a free telephone consultation.