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DeVito, John E.

20 Eastbrook RoadSuite 304Dedham, MA 02026-2087
Phones: 781-326-1818
Fax: 781-326-4113
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Lawyer Overview

Criminal defense attorney John E. DeVito served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. During his service, he participated in the JAG Program where he defended Army personnel on trial for misdemeanor charges. Mr. DeVito began his official legal career in 1977 as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Mr. DeVito opened a private practice criminal law firm in 1979 and has continued to defend individuals facing criminal charges for the past 30 years...

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Criminal defense attorney John E. DeVito served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. During his service, he participated in the JAG Program where he defended Army personnel on trial for misdemeanor charges. Mr. DeVito began his official legal career in 1977 as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Mr. DeVito opened a private practice criminal law firm in 1979 and has continued to defend individuals facing criminal charges for the past 30 years in Boston and the surrounding area. Mr. DeVito has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® for his exceptional ability and strict ethical standards. This is the highest peer rating an attorney can receive.

Mr. DeVito recently authored a book entitled Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases.

John E. DeVito was also featured in the Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyers Journal in a writeup that highlights cases pertaining to interesting legal issues or large fee generating cases referred through the Lawyers Referral Service.

Primary areas of practice

Mr. DeVito represents defendants in the following criminal matters:

  • Drug crimes: In Massachusetts, a drug trafficking, distribution, or possession conviction carries heavy penalties. Seeking guidance from criminal defense law firms is imperative to protecting your rights.
  • DUI/OUI offenses: Operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 presumes one is under the influence in Massachusetts. Having a qualified attorney on your side is critical to minimize the penalties.
  • Motor vehicle crimes: If you are charged with operating negligently, motor vehicle homicide, or driving while unregistered or uninsured, you need an experienced attorney to help protect your rights.
  • Domestic assault and battery: Assault and battery cases are often complex and require that you seek legal counsel immediately.
  • Other felonies and misdemeanors: As a defendant in a theft crime case or a sexual assault case, you need a qualified criminal lawyer to help ensure you receive a fair trial.
  • Larceny crimes: Depriving another of their property can carry serious penalties. Contact a John DeVito to help protect you from sever criminal sentences.
  • Rapes and sexual assaults: Forcing an individual to have sexual intercourse or exposing yourself indecently to another are serious crimes under Massachusetts criminal law. Punishments can carry severe jail sentences so it’s important to consult a qualified criminal defense attorney to help you receive a fair trial.
  • Resisting arrest: Resisting arrest is considered to be a serious misdemeanor and is often coupled with other criminal charges. Defending against multiple crimes can be difficult, however John DeVito can help defend against these charges.
  • Sealing of a criminal record: Qualified criminal law firms in Boston, such as Mr. DeVito's, can help you through the complicated process of sealing your criminal record to protect you against the impediments your record may cause.
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Practice Areas
Criminal LawDrug CrimesDUI/OUI OffensesMotor Vehicle CrimesDomestic Assault and BatteryOther Felonies and MisdemeanorsLarceny / Theft CrimesRapes and Sexual AssaultsResisting ArrestSealing a Criminal RecordRegistry of Motor Vehicles / License issues
Litigation
75%
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, 1977U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Other Affiliations
Massachusetts Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 1977 - Present (Member) Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2007 - 2008 (President) Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2006 - 2007 (President-Elect) Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2005 - 2006 (Vice President) Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2004 - 2005 (Treasurer) Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2003 - 2004 (Secretary) Norfolk County Bar Advocates (Member, Board of Directors) Norfolk County Bar Advocates, 1986 - 2005 (Supervising Staff Attorney/Consultant)
Honors
Received an AV® Preeminent? Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®Received AVVO Client's Choice AwardRated 10 Superb by AVVOPro Bono Award - Bar Association of Norfolk County, 2009 - Present
Past Positions
U.S. Army, Lieutenant, 1971 - 1974
Education
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977
J.D.
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, 1971
B.A.
Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, Massachusetts, 1967
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Articles
Published Works
Defense of Operating Under the Influence Committee for Public Counsel, April, 1988Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases
Office Information
Address
20 Eastbrook RoadSuite 304Dedham, MA 02026-2087
Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM
Phone
781-326-1818
Fax
781-326-4113
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