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Daniel J. Cappetta

Criminal defense Attorney at Framingham, MA

5.0   11 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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Attorney Cappetta is a Juvenile and Criminal Defense Attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of his clients.  Attorney Cappetta is committed to providing high quality defense services to his clients at a price that is fair and reasonable.  All fees are charged on a flat fee basis so that clients always know the total cost of representation before making a decision about hiring him.  

 

 

Attorney Cappetta is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, MA.  After college he graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA.  He has spent almost his entire career practicing criminal law in the District and Juvenile Courts of Massachusetts.  As a former prosecutor he has extensive experience in every kind of case handled by the District and Juvenile Courts of Massachusetts. He has tried countless cases in front of both juries and judges.  No matter what kind of criminal issue you or your family is facing he has the experience necessary to give you a thorough evaluation of your case and guide you through the legal process.     

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Licensed for 16 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/19/2022

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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2010
Exceptional Lawyer
Mr. Cappetta is an exceptional lawyer who went above and beyond all my expectations. He was extremely thorough with his work, very detail oriented and was always prepared when we discussed my case. It was obvious from the start that he takes great pride in his work. He was methodical with his work and uncovered details and facts that demonstrated great skill with his review and understanding of the case. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | July 24, 2010
Fantastic representation
Mr. Cappetta recently handled a possession with intent to distribute marijuana case for me and I was thrilled with his work. I got everything that I hoped for and more out of verdict thanks to Mr. Cappetta's hard work. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need of a good and reliable lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stress Reliever
Words cannot even begin to express all that I owe Mr. Cappetta. He was ALWAYS kind and patient, answering my endless questions without ever making me feel stupid - by being honest and stating the facts. He gave me his cell phone number at our first conversation and said, "put me on speed dial." He did a wonderful job of guiding us through what was the worst scenario that a parent can imagine - when your child gets accused of a crime. He was always level-headed and patient - telling us what to expect every step of the way. Luckily, my son was never "officially" charged, but it was the most challenging two months of my life, and Dan was with us, talking us through, every step of the process helping us to navigate and understand what was going on. He made a VERY stressful situation a little less stressful for us as parents.
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Posted by Amanda | April 18, 2018
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The best around
After extensive research and several consults with attorneys- I selected Dan to represent me against a criminal matter that would have destroyed my life (and my children’s) had it gone forward. Dan was the most professional, very well educated, detailed oriented attorney. Dan’s background of being assistant DA is a huge advantage since he has been on both sides of the court and can provide you with the most realistic outcomes. I was falsely accused of a serious felony by a scorned individual. Dan met with me countless times before my first court appearance. He assured me he would do everything he could to prove my innocence. Dan narrowed down the most crucial pieces of evidence and prepared me for all scenarios(worst case and best case). I was the type of client who called numerous times and I can be annoying- Dan handled this very well and never made me feel like a burden. When it came down to the final days before, I was a mess, again- he made sure I was prepared. The day of my appearance, he was the first to arrive at the court; we were called and Dan presented his argument, within a matter of ten minutes he had the case dismissed before it even went to the judge. I can’t thank Dan enough for the hard work and dedication to my case. Top knotch service is hard to come by in today’s world !!
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Posted by Isabella oppenheim | June 1, 2017
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Magistrate hearing
Very good lawyer! Always available to talk, and very understanding. Case was dismissed at first magistrate hearing. Highly recommend. Thanks Mr. Cappetta!
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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Great DUI lawyer
If you happen to be involved in a DUI case, you need to have Dan represent you. He is OUTSTANDING. Needless to say, I got arrested and charged with DUI. Under the threat of losing my license for 6 months if I declined, I made the mistake of taking the breathalyzer test, which showed me over the legal limit and was strong evidence against me in the case. Rather than just plead guilty, I called Dan Cappetta. Dan got the police video and was able to argue before the judge that the breathalyzer test was administered incorrectly, and he was able to get the judge to throw the test out as evidence. When my case eventually went to trial, Dan was more than impressive. Although the DA presented a very good case, Dan was exceptional in his cross examination of the police officer who arrested me. Dan was well prepared and more than professional in the courtroom. The result was a Not Guilty verdict. Throughout the entire process, Dan was simply great. I met with him multiple times, where he would thoroughly explain what to expect in each of the court hearings. Never once did I ever feel rushed. He took the time and answered all my questions. He always made me feel at ease, even though the situation I was in was obviously stressful. If you happen to have been arrested for a DUI, take the time and meet with Dan. It will be the best decision you made.
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Posted by Amber | February 14, 2016
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Truly Outstanding
I hired Attorney Dan Cappetta to help me complete some difficult court administrative actions requiring judicial approval. I was very anxious about the complexity of my case because two different courts were involved and I was pressed for time. Dan was very sincere from the first conversation I had with him. Instead of speaking to me like a used car salesman, Dan spoke to me like a person. I could literally hear in his voice that he was more sincere than the other attorneys I had spoken with over the phone. The more I worked with Dan, the more he impressed me with his intelligence, straightforwardness, reliability, hard work, and kindness. Dan was very knowledgeable and he was always able to answer my questions without making promises he couldn’t keep. Organized and thorough, Dan asked for all of my documentation before he requested a court date. At one point in the process of obtaining documents, I became concerned that I wouldn’t receive one specific piece of documentation in time to go to court and still meet significant personal deadlines. Attentive to my concerns, Dan immediately agreed to proceed without that document and to add it later if I received it before the court date. I was stunned because of how much my voice mattered to him. Always considerate of my time, Dan was able to schedule both petitions on the same day – the first court in the morning and the second one in the afternoon. When my court date arrived, I was blown away and touched by Dan’s fantastic performance in the court room. Dan was able to persuade the first judge to rule in my favor before I even knew what was happening. The second judge, however, was much more reluctant to agree to the petition. She seemed to have decided against me before thoroughly examining my case. Dan politely reminded her that my legal position was solid. He gently urged her to read all of the documentation that was submitted. Still, the judge was skeptical and continued to argue against ruling in my favor. Like a bulldog, Dan countered all of her arguments until the judge agreed to rule in my favor. Although Dan told me that he sounded good talking about me because I had a strong case, I doubt that an attorney without his passion, persistence, and commitment would have been successful in convincing a biased judge to rule in my favor. Instead of giving up after the judge disapproved several times, Dan fought for justice until it was delivered. Dan is a passionate attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. He helped me take my life back. I am very grateful to how committed Dan was to my case. If I wrote all day long, I still wouldn’t be able to express how wonderful it was to work with Dan. Hiring Dan was hands down the best decision I’ve ever made regarding any court proceedings. Dan is so well-prepared and passionate that you will never find a better attorney.
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Posted by Margo | November 1, 2015
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The Best of the Best......
If I could give Attorney Dan Cappetta 10 stars, I would. I recently hired Dan for a very, very difficult case and without his knowledge, compassion, professionalism, and dedication, I don't think my family or I could have made it through the last year. He was ALWAYS there for us, whether it be a weekend, or if we needed his guidance after working hours. He is a gentleman and the greatest attorney I have ever met. If you are looking for someone who really CARES and will fight for you, then do not hesitate to hire Attorney Cappetta. You won't be disappointed. He is the best of the best.
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Posted by Someone Grateful | December 8, 2014
Comfortable legal experience during a very hard time..
I recently lived through a very real nightmare where I faced legal trouble that was difficult to dismiss due to our system....however, hiring Daniel was the decision I made. In short, we won. We won for a few reasons: a) we were right, and b) Daniel is very, very, very good at his job. He's a smart, short and sweet kind of lawyer who knows everyone and completely, 100 % understands how to win your case. I highly recommend him and I'm extremely happy with how he represented me, my name, and my reputation. Thank you so much, Daniel.
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Posted by Freddie | September 22, 2014
you can trust him with your life, I have
Daniel Cappetta is great at what he does, I grew up in mass but live in San Diego now and Dan could not do a better job so far, this is the 2nd time I used him , Need a good lawyer? this is the guy
Posted by MC | April 24, 2011
great lawyer
hi although my son and i have only been working with D. Cappetta for a few months, i must say that we are extremely happy with him. he really cares about his clients and goes above and beyond.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Cappetta Law Offices
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Stonehill College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth vs. FJ
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth vs. A Juvenile
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth vs. A Juvenile
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • CPCS Bar Advocate Trial Panel
  • Trial Panel Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Middlesex Defense Attorneys
  • Trial Panel Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Metrowest Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • MetroWest Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Public Service Award
  • Framingham Police Department
  • 2008
  • Scott Harshbarger Prevention and Intervention Award
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Middlesex County Veterans Treatment Court
  • Veterans Treatment Court from Defense Counsel perspective
  • 2015
  • District Attorney's Office Training
  • Community Based Justice Intervention and Prevention for Juveniles
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is an experienced juvenile and criminal defense attorney. We both worked together at the District Attorney's Office and Dan was my go to person for questions about juvenile and youthful offender cases. I definitely recommend him to anyone charged with a crime, or who has a child who has been charged in the Framingham area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Cappetta is a fantastic attorney. I would recommend him to anyone facing criminal charges, an OUI, adult or juvenile cases. Dan is always prepared, he knows his clients, knows the case, and most importantly he knows the prosecutors and Judges very well. Dan Cappetta will give any client their best chance at success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Cappetta for a few years and I am always impressed by his level of preparedness. He is ready to provide excellent defense of his clients no matter the issue. Attorney Cappetta is a zealous advocate, is well respected by the courts, and it is without hesitation that I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a great lawyer and a very nice person. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cappetta is a zealous advocate for his clients and very knowledgeable in Criminal Law. I do not hesitate to refer cases to him and appreciate his expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel Cappetta is an aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cappetta is a seasoned, confident trial attorney who regularly taps his broad knowledge of Massachusetts criminal law and procedure to provide consistently great advocacy and legal counseling for his clients. Dan's talent and easy-going demeanor make him a great colleague and a good mentor. Anybody would benefit from hiring Dan Cappetta to represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cappetta has a great work ethic and advocates tirelessly on behalf of his clients. I endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am always happy for any opportunity to refer my clients to Attorney Cappetta. While his professional credentials and experience as an accomplished trial advocate are impressive in their own right, he is also well-known to be a lawyer who conducts himself at the highest professional and ethical standards. I would absolutely recommend Attorney Cappetta's services to anyone seeking a principled, zealous advocate who will treat them with the utmost courtesy and respect."
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