IF YOU WERE CONVICTED IN A CASE THAT WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT AT ANY POINT SINCE 2013, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET A NEW TRIAL OR VACATE (UNDO) YOUR PLEA.
CHALLENGING YOUR CONVICTION:
Information, including charges of misconduct committed by certain members of the Springfield Police Department has recently been revealed hyperlink to the DOJ report. Such information may be relevant to your conviction and provide a reason to vacate it and allow you to have a new trial in that case.
[Attorneys please note: Attorney inquiries should be sent to SCRattorney@publiccounsel.net]
You may want to consult with a lawyer to learn more about your Springfield case to determine whether your conviction can be challenged. If you have not received notice from the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office (HCDAO) about such a case, but believe you may have a qualifying case, then please email your inquiry to SCR@publiccounsel.net. Please include the defendant’s name, telephone number and docket number or court where case was resolved and someone will respond to your inquiry.
If you do, in fact, have a relevant Springfield case and cannot afford a lawyer, and if you qualify for appointed counsel, then a lawyer will be assigned to represent you at no charge.
If you have received notice from the HCDAO and wish to have a lawyer assigned to your case, please complete and submit the form below or leave the same information on our confidential recorded intake line at 617-910-5858. Please note you may only leave a message; you will NOT be able to speak with anyone. Please be prepared to provide the following information.
- Defendant Name (please spell first and last name)
- Defendant Date of Birth
- Contact Phone Number
- Contact Mailing Address
- Contact Email Address
- Courthouse (where the case occurred)
If you currently qualify for appointed counsel, then a lawyer will be assigned to contact and consult with you.
Due to the large number of anticipated inquiries, a lawyer may not contact you for a number of days or weeks. We appreciate your patience.
If your income is currently too high to qualify for an appointed lawyer, you may wish to hire a lawyer.
You may be able to find a lawyer by contacting the Massachusetts Bar Association at (617) 654-0400, the Boston Bar Association at (617) 742-0625, or other bar association lawyer referral services.