Criminal Defense

Woburn Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Paul C. Brennan

If you were charged with a crime in Woburn or the surrounding areas, it is vital to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Paul C. Brennan is a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer with 34 years of experience. Attorney Brennan has represented thousands of clients over the past three decades. Over the years many of his clients’ cases have been dismissed and countless others have resulted in reduced sentences and other favorable dispositions. Attorney Brennan will always pursue the most favorable resolution possible for you.

Practice Areas

Attorney Brennan represents clients charged with serious felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to, the following practice areas:


OUI, or operating under the influence, is commonly referred to as DUI, driving under the influence, or DWI, driving while intoxicated. It is well known that Massachusetts has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. Some of the possible consequences for OUI include the following:

  • Loss of driver’s license – the suspension time period will vary depending on the circumstances
  • Jail or prison
  • Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
  • Fines – fines vary up to thousands of dollars
  • Other court ordered sanctions

Drug Arrests

An individual can be arrested and charged with various drug offenses in Massachusetts, including:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking

It is illegal to possess a controlled substance without a valid prescription. It is illegal to sell or distribute controlled substances. There are various classes of controlled substances – Class A, B, C, D and E. With the popularity of oxycodone, hydrocodone and other semi-synthetic opiates, as well as heroin, cocaine and a myriad of other drugs, drug arrests are all too common.

Penalties for drug violations may include jail, prison, fines, probation, community service, counseling and drug programs, to name just a few. It is essential to hire an experienced and qualified attorney who can represent you if you were arrested for drug charges.

Fraud Arrests

“Fraud” is a broad term that generally refers to unlawful activity in which one party takes advantage of another through unscrupulous actions. The motive is almost always financial gain. Fraud offenses commonly fall under the heading of “white collar crimes.” There are many types of fraud offenses for which an individual may be charged, including the following examples:

  • Bank fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Computer fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering

Fraud charges are often prosecuted in federal court. In some instances they are prosecuted in both state and federal court. Penalties often include lengthy prison sentences and astronomical fines and penalties. If you were charged with a fraud offense, it is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable attorney immediately.


Appeals are incredibly important because an appeal basically asks a higher court to review and reverse a lower court’s decision. In criminal cases, an appeal generally seeks freedom for the convicted. The appeals process is complex and requires enormous diligence and attention to detail. As well, an attorney who handles appeals must be able to argue his client’s case before the appeals court.

Contact Woburn Criminal Defense Attorney Paul C. Brennan for a Complimentary Case Review

If you were charged with a criminal offense or if you are aware of a pending investigation, contact Attorney Paul C. Brennan at the earliest possible time.

To schedule a free phone or in-office appointment, call 781-935-6107.

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