If you are accused of a serious crime – especially a crime that the media is covering – look for a criminal defense attorney in the Boston area who regularly handles high-profile cases. You need a Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer who thrives on pressure and who can make the news coverage work for you. Attorney Kevin J. Mahoney has appeared on Fox News Live, Fox & Friends, CNN, Court TV, Forensic Files, Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, and local Boston channels 4, 5, 7, 25 and 56, as well as New England Cable News. He’s been quoted in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Lowell Sun, the Harvard Crimson, the New Bedford Standard, the Worcester Telegram, and the Mirror – of England.
Many defense attorneys avoid or even antagonize the press. How, exactly, do these lawyers help their client by running from reporters or making an enemy of them? Bad coverage can severely undermine your defense. If your case is going to trial, saturation bombing by the media can be difficult to overcome. A judge’s direct order notwithstanding, jurors read media accounts of a trial. While no lawyer can control the media, he can influence the coverage – at least enough to keep it balanced. A criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience with the media is a must for a person accused of a high-profile crime.