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Criminal Attorney Bonavita is a skilled litigator with extensive courtroom experience. As a former Criminal Prosecutor for both the Office of the
Attorney General and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, she successfully argued her perspective to either a judge or jury on hundreds of occasions.

Motion Practice

Motion Practice

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Motion practice is one of the most pivotal aspects of any case.  Specifically, it provides an opportunity, absent a jury, for either the moving party or opposing counsel to appeal to a judge on the basis that the case should be modified or dismissed because of a legal prerequisite.  Attorney Bonavita has written hundreds of motions in her career in both a criminal and civil realm.  She understands that in order to properly advocate for your client, you must stay current with the prevailing case law.  It is important, under any analysis, to be able to align your cases with supporting precedent and distinguish it from those that work against your argument.

Criminal Defense Attorney Kristen Bonavita has briefed and argued the following motions on numerous occasions:

  • Motions to Suppress Identification

  • Motion to Suppress Evidence

  • Motion to Suppress Statements

  • Motion for Speedy Trial

  • Motions to Exclude / Motions in Limine

  • Motion to Dismiss

  • Motion for Summary Judgment

Criminal Motions

The above listed motions present themselves in many forms.  Identification could be suppression of a show-up identification, admissibility of a line-up, identification through a single photograph, or another impermissibly suggestive procedure.  Evidentiary suppression may focus on an illegal stop, search (pursuant to a warrant or otherwise), consent, or other violation under the Fourth Amendment or Article 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.  For statements to be admissible, the Commonwealth must show that Miranda rights were issued and that person made a knowing and intentional waiver of those rights.  Often the motion issue will focus on whether or not the individual should be considered in custody at the time of the statement or whether he/she was subjected to interrogation as defined under the law.

Civil Motions

Attorney Kristen Bonavita has written numerous motions in a civil realm.  She has handled issues concerning divorce, child custody, grandparent visitation, guardianships and numerous other domestic issues.  She has argued for dismissal due to a failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (also known as a Motion 12(b)(6)) and summary judgment for a lack of evidence supporting the requested relief.

If you are an individual who needs knowledgeable representation from an experienced litigator with years of motion experience, contact Criminal Defense Attorney Kristen F. Bonavita at 978-376-6746.

Are You a Massachusetts Attorney Looking for Motion Practice Assistance?
Are you an Attorney in Massachusetts looking for assistance in researching or writing a motion and supporting memorandum?  Do you have a unique issue of law that requires extensive research?  Are you backed up with client work and need assistance with your motion practice?  If you are an Attorney in Massachusetts and need assistance either researching or writing associated memoranda, contact the Law Office of Kristen F. Bonavita at her Newburyport office.
Communities Served By Criminal Attorney Bonavita
Essex CountySuffolk CountyMiddlesex County

SUFFOLK COUNTY

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Boston
Dorchester
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Roxbury
South Boston
West Roxbury
Charlestown
Chelsea
Revere
Winthrop

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

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Acton
Arlington
Ashby
Ashland
Ayer
Bedford
Belmont
Billerica
Boxborough
Burlington
Cambridge
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Concord
Dracut
Dunstable
Everett
Framingham
Groton
Holliston
Hopkinton
Hudson
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
Lowell
Malden
Marlborough
Maynard
Medord
Melrose 

Natick 
Newton 
North Reading
Marlborough
Maynard
Medord
Melrose
Natick
Newton
North Reading
Pepperell
Reading
Sherborn
Shirley
Somerville
Stoneham
Stow
Sudbury
Tewksbury
Townsend
Tyngsborough
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wayland
Westford
Weston
Wilmington
Winchester
Woburn

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Law Office Of Attorney Kristen Bonavita Address: 11A Liberty Street Newburyport, MA 01950 Phone: 978-376-6746
Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Kristen Bonavita serves the following communities: Andover, Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury, Boston Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury, Charlestown, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medord, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Marlborough, Maynard, Medord, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn.
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