Lauren J. Weitzen
Criminal defense Attorney at Boston, MA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available
I am a determined advocate and skilled criminal defense litigator representing individuals facing investigations and charges in state courts across Massachusetts. Prior to joining Lawson & Weitzen in 2014, I was Staff Attorney and a Supervising Attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services Public Defender Division, where I gained invaluable trial experience and an intimate knowledge about the inner workings of our criminal justice system. With significant courtroom and trial experience, my extensive knowledge of criminal law and commitment to and zeal for justice enables me to provide clients with strong, unwavering, and effective advocacy.
My experience and familiarity with the often-evolving law allows me to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of available defenses and to advance particular case strategies on behalf of clients. I have represented clients charged with cases ranging from drug offenses, domestic violence, sex crimes, property offenses, to motor vehicle offenses. I also advise clients on how to minimize their contact with the criminal justice system, including guiding them through police investigations, Clerk Magistrate hearings, and pre-trial diversion options.
Since the numerous changes implemented from the recent Criminal Justice Reform Act, I also represent individuals seeking to seal or expunge prior criminal records (G.L. c. 276 § 100A-K). My practice also includes various other collateral criminal matters including obtaining or defending against restraining orders (G.L. c. 209A) and harassment prevention orders (G.L. c. 258E), and matters involving the Sex Offender Registry Board.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.