Sweeney and Associates, LLC
225 W. Squantum St.
Suite 100 Quincy, MA 02171
Attorney Richard J. Sweeney practices in District, Superior and Federal Court in criminal cases involving drugs, sex offenses, rape, robbery, trafficking, and other felonies as well as cases involving domestic violence, drunk driving, minors in possession of alcohol and other related matters. He also handles appeals of traffic citations and sex offender registry classifications at all levels He has successfully handled divorce cases, child support and DSS issues as well. Attorney Sweeney also assists many Boston attorneys who have business clients in need of assistance in family or other matters involving the police or courts. Finally Mr. Sweeney has used his negotiating talent to successfully handle mediations and arbitrations in both business and personal injury cases.
Richard Sweeney was born and raised in Boston. He graduated from Boston Latin School (‘76) and then went on to earn his degrees from Suffolk University and New England School of Law. Mr. Sweeney retired from the Boston Police as a Sergeant commanding one of Boston's Drug Units. He spent many years working the streets and utilized this expertise to lecture Police Officers and Recruits at Police Academies and Colleges throughout the state, including Boston and surrounding towns, for over ten years. He was an instructor for the Mass. Criminal Justice Training Council in Criminal and Motor Vehicle laws, Warrants, Search and Seizures, Interrogations, Crime Scene and Evidence Collection as well as Drug Laws and Domestic Violence. He also lectured emergency room nurses and physicians on Domestic Violence, Sex Offenses and other related issues gaining a network of resources in police departments and hospitals throughout the state.
Attorney Sweeney is the President-Elect of The Bar Association of Norfolk County. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Quincy Bar Association , the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He is the past Secretary of the Norfolk Prosecutors Association and a former member of the Finance Committee in Westwood, MA. Richard is married with 2 children. His practice is primarily concentrated on criminal defense work and he has represented clients in several high profile cases in both State and Federal Courts in the areas listed below.
Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders Possession of a Firearm Burglary Breaking and Entering Sex Crimes
Child Pornography (State and Federal)
Aggravated / Forcible Rape Assault with Intent to Rape Statutory Rape Indecent Assault and Battery Sex Offender Registry Issues Prostitution
Drug Crimes Distribution of a Controlled Substance Possession of a Controlled Substance Trafficking Motor Vehicle Felony Vehicular Homicide Leaving the Scene Operating Under the Influence Habitual Traffic Offender
Driver's License Suspensions Motions Motion to Suppress Evidence Motion to Suppress Wiretap Motion to Dismiss Motion to Suppress Statements
Entrapment False Arrest Illegal Search and Seizure Self Defense
New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts JD Suffolk University B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Norfolk County Bar Association , President-Elect Massachusetts Bar Association
Quincy Bar Association Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers