Violent Felonies

New Bedford, Massachusetts, Assault Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a violent felony or misdemeanor offense, the last thing you need is to have your defense attorney judge you. I am criminal defense lawyer Kenneth van Colen of The Law Offices Burke, Espinola, & van Colen, in Fall River, Massachusetts. When I meet to discuss your criminal defense needs, I will clearly explain how the laws of Massachusetts apply to your case. I will help you understand your legal options, and how your decision may affect the outcome of your case. I am sworn to vigorously represent you to help you get the best possible outcome, and I take my oath seriously.

Learn more about violent felonies at my Criminal Defense FAQ Page.

Contact me right away if you have been involved in an incident in which another person became injured or died. Even if you have not yet been charged, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is your best legal decision.

I have successfully defended people arrested for violent felony charges such as:

  • Manslaughter, homicide and murder
  • Armed robbery and weapons charges
  • Aggravated assault
  • Rape and aggravated sexual assault
  • Gang activity
  • Domestic violence

You Have Constitutional rights, and I Fight Hard to Protect Them

When we meet, you may notice that I don't use the word crime in my office. Unless the prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you have committed the offense, and a jury finds you guilty, you are innocent. I will not let you become discouraged about your case, and I will respond to your questions clearly and quickly. Criminal defense for a violent offense needs to be handled intelligently and aggressively. Because of my experience as an Assistant District Attorney, I have a better understanding of how violent felonies are prosecuted. I use this experience to anticipate how the prosecutor will proceed. My experience in the courtroom gives me credibility at the District Attorney's office. They know that I prepare every criminal defense case to win.

If you or a family member has been charged with a violent felony or misdemeanor, contact my office right away. For more than 10 years, I have been fighting to protect the rights and freedom of people throughout southeastern Massachusetts.