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Criminal Appeals Lawyer

Appeals and post-conviction matters require a Boston criminal appeals lawyer who excels in brief writing and oral argument. I am well-trained in legal persuasive writing and I have spent over two decades arguing cases before judges and juries in Massachusetts. I am also a former legal-research-and-writing instructor at Boston University. I have successfully handled appeals and motions, including:

  • Motions for new trial
  • Reversal of convictions
  • Motions to revise and revoke sentences
  • Motions to seal or expunge criminal records

For example, in one case, I successfully persuaded the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that my client was not in a possession of the drugs that were found at a house where he had been staying. In another case, I won a new trial for a client who had been wrongfully convicted and was serving a life sentence in state prison for murder. I have handled federal re-sentencing cases pursuant to the Booker case, which struck down mandatory sentencing guidelines in federal cases and made the sentences advisory instead. I have successfully helped many clients to seal and/or expunge their criminal records — which has allowed them to honestly answer “no” on any job application when asked if they have been arrested or convicted for any crime.

Experienced Handling Of Post-Conviction Matters

After conviction, there are a number of options open to a client seeking to correct an injustice done to them. An attorney must keep up-to-date with statutory and case law in order to properly represent his clients in appellate and other post-conviction matters. My years of experience and cutting-edge legal knowledge will provide you with the best chance of success. Feel free to contact me to discuss your particular issue.

Call for A Free Consultation with A Boston Federal Appeals Lawyer

If you have been convicted of a federal or state crime, it may be possible to appeal your conviction. Contact an attorney online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation.


Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

Martindale-Hubbell | AV | Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2020
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News | 2022
Avvo | 10.0 | Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense
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