Choose A Boston Criminal Defense Law Firm With A Proven Track Record of Success!
Vincent A. Tofani serves as director of Parker Scheer’s criminal defense practice group. Attorney Tofani’s entire legal career has been devoted to the practice of criminal defense law. For more than a decade, Attorney Tofani has successfully represented hundreds of individuals charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses in both state and federal courts located throughout the Commonwealth. Attorney Tofani has been consistently recognized by his peers for his outstanding courtroom skill and advocacy and is available to his clients seven days a week. The prosecutors who file criminal charges mean business. If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, don’t gamble on the outcome. Choose a criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record of success.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Attorney Tofani has extensive experience representing persons charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (“OUI” / “DWI”) and has obtained “not guilty” verdicts in over 70% of the cases tried to date. While every case involves unique facts and circumstances, Attorney Tofani has the skill and the experience to provide you with the very best chance of obtaining a favorable result. In addition to representing clients at trial, Attorney Tofani also provides representation to clients in hearings before the Registry of Motor Vehicles (“RMV”) and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, Board of Appeals.
Having begun his career as an intern in the Major Felonies Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Attorney Tofani is no stranger to the defense of those charged with violent crimes. Attorney Tofani has represented clients in a wide variety of cases ranging from domestic and aggravated assault and battery, rape, firearms-related offenses, attempted murder, and other violent crimes. A person charged with a violent crime can expect to receive a substantial prison sentence if convicted. If you or someone close to you is facing charges for violent crime, call Attorney Tofani to schedule and immediate consultation, seven days a week.
Drug-related offenses often involve harsh penalties and extended prison sentences and may irreparably damage an otherwise promising professional career. Attorney Tofani has significant experience representing adults and teens charged with possession, sale, and distribution of illegal drugs. State lawmakers are constantly seeking longer sentences and stiffer penalties for those convicted of drug-related offenses. When faced with charges related to illegal drugs, contact Attorney Tofani. Give yourself or a loved one the best chance of achieving a positive outcome.
Massachusetts General Laws offers two forms of “restraining orders:” Abuse Prevention Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders. Attorney Tofani has extensive experience representing those charged with violating restraining orders, as well as those seeking the protection of a restraining order. It is important to note that once a restraining order has been filed against you, even if the order is strictly obeyed, serious legal consequences may linger, including the denial or loss of a license to possess firearms and a conviction may forever damage potential employment or educational opportunities.
College Student Charges and Disciplinary Hearings
When a college student is facing a criminal investigation, there are two distinct entities that they must navigate: 1. The criminal court; and, 2. The administrative hearing conducted by the college or university disciplinary board. The rules of procedure and standards of proof vary depending on the forum, and it is imperative that a college student facing investigation is represented by an experienced attorney. Attorney Tofani has successfully represented many college students facing a variety of charges, and has provided guidance and legal counsel as they navigate the complicated path between the university disciplinary board and the courtroom.
Commitment to Veterans
Inspired by the challenges faced by his closest childhood friend while re-integrating into civilian life after several tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, Attorney Tofani devotes substantial time to helping veterans navigate the Veterans Treatment Court. Recent legislation, including the Valor Act and the BRAVE Act, recognize the sacrifices that our veterans have made on behalf of our country. Drawing upon his passion for the cause, and knowledge of the law, Attorney Tofani aggressively fights to protect the rights of veterans facing criminal prosecution.
In August of 2018, Chapter 218 of the Massachusetts General Laws, known as the BRAVE Act was passed provided additional support to veterans and their families. Included in the BRAVE Act, is the opportunity to be screened for assessment of eligibility for diversion in lieu of criminal prosecution under certain circumstances. Specifically the BRAVE Act states as follows:
“A defendant who is determined to be a veteran or a person on active service in the armed forces of the United States and who is qualified for consideration to diversion to a program may, at arraignment, be afforded a 30-day continuance for assessment by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs or another state or federal agency with suitable knowledge and experience of veterans affairs to determine if the veteran or person on active service would benefit from such program.”
Attorney Tofani has been honored to defend many veterans in Veterans Treatment Court in Boston, and other criminal sessions throughout the Commonwealth, often achieving extraordinary results. He uses strong relationships with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Veterans Outreach Liaisons, and the recovery community to achieve the best possible results for veterans facing criminal prosecution.