Case Results 2017

  • Cambridge District Court: Felony Charges Continued Without a Finding For Three Days

    The defendant is an out of state resident who will be attending graduate school in the fall. In mid-July of this year she was waiting in line at a nightclub with a friend hoping to get into the establishment. Her friend was verbally assaulted by a patron. The woman defended her friend and complained to the bouncer. The bouncer then refused to permit the defendant to enter the club. She then kicked the bouncer with her heals. The police were called and the woman was arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, shod foot in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 15A. Attorney Neyman was hired to defend the woman. Today, he convinced the judge, over the objection of the prosecutor to continue the case without a finding for three days. On Thursday the case will be dismissed.

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  • Charlestown District Court: Charges of Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Uninsured Do Not Issue After Clerk's Hearing

    The defendant is an international student who was driving in Boston without insurance, G.L. c. 90 Section 34J and with an unregistered motor vehicle.  A Boston Police Officer pulled her over and gave her a citation. She applied for a clerk magistrate hearing in hopes of avoiding criminal charges. The woman hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent her. After the hearing the magistrate declined to issue any criminal charges. The matter was dismissed.

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  • Framingham District Court: Charges of Operating Without a License Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant was stopped for a moving violation on a local highway by the Massachusetts State Police. He produced an out of state license. Officers quickly learned that the man had been living in Massachusetts well beyond the period of time permitted without having obtained a Massachusetts driver's license. He was given a citation under G.L. c. 90 Section 10 and a clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled. Today, our office was able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint.

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  • Fall River District Court: Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    Over the weekend the defendant and her elderly father got into an argument. The discussion became heated and physical. The police were called to the scene and began their investigation. Notwithstanding confusion as to what had occurred, our client, the daughter was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c 265 Section 15M. Attorney Neyman was hired over the weekend to attend today's arraignment and defend the woman against the allegations. Our office was able to get all charges dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Lowell District Court: Charges of Assault and Battery By Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Armed Assault With Intent to Murder Dismissed

    On May 6, 2017 members of the Tewksbury, Massachusetts Police Department responded to a call for an armed assault. They encountered the victim bleeding from his head and face. His clothes were torn and his face bruised and swollen. The victim identified the defendant and another as his assailants. The victim was hospitalized with very serious injuries. A witness corroborated the victim's identification of the defendants and further added that a baseball bat and gun were used during the beating. Subsequently, arrests were made. The defendants were charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, G.L. c. 265 Section 15A and armed assault with intent to murder, G.L. c. 265 Section 18C. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges dismissed.

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  • Woburn District Court: Criminal Counterfeit and Trademark Distribution Case Against Local Business Owner Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    The defendant owns and operates a large successful Boston centric sports gear, apparel and paraphernalia store. In late 2016 an investigation firm contracted by the National Football League attended local fairs and mall kiosks looking for counterfeit apparel. The investigation led the investigators to the defendant's facility. In February of 2017 the investigation company enlisted the services of the Woburn Police and other police departments as well as Homeland Security agents. A search warrant was obtained and the defendant's facility was raided. The search resulted in the seizure of several thousand items that authorities claimed to be the product of criminal counterfeiting in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 147. Attorney Neyman was immediately retained. He successfully continued the arraignment on two occasions and filed a motion to dismiss the case prior to arraignment. The motion was successful and today the prosecutor filed a nolle prosse officially dismissing the case.

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  • Wrentham District Court: Probation Warrant Removed and Client Released From Custody

    The defendant has been charged with domestic assault and battery and child endangerment. A condition of his release is to take a sobriety test three times per day. It is alleged that on Sunday, the defendant failed to take a test and also failed to respond to the calls from the probation department. The man was arrested yesterday. The district attorney's office learned of the violation and moved to have bail revoked, claiming in part that this was the man's second such violation. Attorney Neyman was able to get the man released from custody and to remove the probation warrant.

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  • Newton District Court: Charges of Felony Larceny Over $250 Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant supervised the victim at a local fitness facility. Unbeknownst to the victim the defendant had taken information from the victim's employment application and obtained several high limit credit cards. The cards were used systematically and charges far exceeded $250 making the crime a felony. The Newton Police Detective generously applied for a criminal complaint for larceny over $250, G.L. c. 266 Section 30 rather than directly felony charges. Attorney Neyman was retained to represent the defendant. After a clerk magistrate hearing, no charges issued against the defendant.

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  • Newton District Court: Gun Charges Against Business Executive Dismissed

    On September 17, 2016 members of the Newton, Massachusetts police department responded to a report of a fight involving a firearm. Officers who arrived at the scene were met by a party claiming that during an argument the defendant struck him in the head. The man slapped him back. The defendant left the room and returned with a firearm. He pressed the gun against the victim's ribs and threatened him with the weapon. It was alleged that the defendant was intoxicated at the time. The police questioned the defendant who denied the attack. A secret recording of the incident was made by the victim. This recording captured the defendant admitting to the assault with the firearm. The defendant was arrested and charged with intimidation of a witness, G.L. c. 268 Section 13B, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, G.L. c. 269 Section 10H and assault with a dangerous weapon G.L. c. 265 Section 15B. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Today, all charges were dismissed.

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  • Quincy District Court: Judge Denies Prosecutor's Request to Revoke Bail

    The defendant is charged with domestic assault and battery, G.L. 265 Section 13M. The defendant was ordered as a condition of his release not to have contact with the victim and to stay away from her. While waiting for the pretrial to be called the prosecutor saw the defendant in the vicinity of the victim. As a result the prosecutor moved to revoke the defendant's bail, telling the judge that she and the victim witness advocate had just witnessed the violation. Attorney Neyman objected to the motion and convinced the judge not to revoke the bail. The defendant remains free.

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  • Boston Municipal Court: Domestic Assault and Battery Charges Against Graduate Student Dismissed

    The defendant is a man in his early twenties recently admitted to one of the most prestigious graduate programs in the country. On February 16, 2017 Boston police responded to a call for a domestic assault at a posh downtown home. They arrived to find a woman (witness) directing them to a bedroom where another woman (victim) was found, crying and bruised. The witness told officers that she saw the defendant break into the victim's room and close the door. She heard screaming consistent with an assault and called the police. The victim told the responding officers that her boyfriend, the defendant had struck her during an argument. Her visible injuries corroborated her statement. The defendant was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 26 Section 13M. Attorney Neyman was retained to represent the man. A conviction or any type of admission would have resulted in a revocation of the defendant's acceptance to the graduate program. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

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  • Cambridge District Court: Pretrial Probation Terminated on Domestic Assault and Battery and Case Dismissed

    Last year the defendant was charged with domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Our office successfully secured pretrial probation for the client under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. Our client is from California and wanted to move back to that state before the end of the pretrial probation termination date. Attorney Neyman went back into court today for the man and was able to convince the probation department, the judge and the prosecutor to agree to terminating probation. The case was officially dismissed today.

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  • Suffolk Superior Court: Bail in Multiple Kilo Cocaine Trafficking Case Reduced by Half

    The defendant has a cocaine trafficking case pending in the Suffolk Superior Court that involves multiple kilograms of cocaine. Prior to our office becoming involved in the case a high, unaffordable bail was set by a District Court judge. Attorney Neyman was retained for the case and started the defense process. Today, before a Superior Court judge in a bail appeal he was able to get the bail reduced by half, an amount that the defendant can afford. The defendant's family will be posting the bail for his release.

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  • Quincy District Court: Charges of Sex for a Fee do not Issue Against Software Engineer

    The is a software engineer working in the greater Boston area. He is not a citizen. Several weeks ago the man responded to a backpage.com advertisement offering sexual services for a fee. The man responded to the listing and negotiated a fee for specific sexual services. He was then directed to a hotel. Unbeknownst to the man this was a sting operation run by a human trafficking task force. The man met with an undercover officer posing as a prostitute and was arrested. He faced charges of sex for a fee under G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Attorney Neyman was hired and was able to prevent charges from issuing.

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  • Framingham District Court: Pretrial Probation Reimposed After Violation on Restraining Order Case

    The defendant is a professor at a prestigious local university. He was charged with violating a restraining order, G.L. c. 209A over two years ago. After some contentious litigation Attorney Neyman was able to get the man pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87. He quickly violated the conditions set by the judge and was placed back on the trial list. The district attorney's office wanted a guilty finding and the litigation was rekindled. Today, our office succeeded in getting pretrial probation again with the original conditions. The case will be dismissed in the fall.

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  • Lawrence District Court: Gun Charges Against Lawrence Man Dismissed

    The defendant is a twenty year old man from Lawrence, Massachusetts. On July 7, 2016 members of the Lawrence Police Department conducted a stop of a motor vehicle owned and being driven by our client. After the stop a passenger in the car quickly exited the vehicle and fled. Officers moved towards the driver and observed a handgun in plain view on the passenger seat of the vehicle. The defendant and the man who fled were both charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in violation of G.L. c. 269 Section 10(a). This statute has a mandatory minimum eighteen month jail sentence for anyone convicted of this crime. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. After nearly a year long fight today Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

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  • Roxbury District Court: Criminal Complaint For Drug Distribution Does Not Issue Against College Student

    The defendant is a student at a prestigious college in Boston. Campus police became alerted to suspicious activity at a dorm involving possible drug dealing activities. An investigation followed during which police accessed surveillance cameras key code access printouts. Officers soon learned that a particular student was getting excessive visits to his dorm room from students and non-students. Officers monitored the traffic and stopped visitors as they exited the dormitory. They learned that the defendant was selling large quantities of marijuana and other drugs from is dorm room. With ample probable cause a search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers found large quantities of marijuana and drug distribution materials in the room. The man admitted to committing the crimes. He was charged with violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32, possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled. Attorney Neyman was hired and convinced the magistrate not to issue a complaint.

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  • Roxbury District Court: Kidnapping Charges Dismissed

    The defendant was charged with kidnapping and some drug charges stemming from an alleged robbery said to have taken place in the winter. The victim alleged that the defendant and another kidnapped her at knifepoint and robbed her of items recently purchased at a local store. They supposedly also stole her prescription drugs. Drug charges and kidnapping charges, G.L. c. 265 Section 26 issued. Today at the pretrial hearing Attorney Neyman was able to get the kidnapping charge dismissed.

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  • Quincy District Court: Charges of Sex For a Fee Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a professor at a prestigious university. On April 20, 2017 members of the Braintree, Massachusetts police department were conducting a surveillance operation at a local hotel. They had information that one of the rooms was being used by a male prostitute and that he was servicing dozens of local men over a period of days. One such man was approached by officers as he left the hotel. He was questioned and quickly admitted to engaging in these activities with the prostitute. The man identified the prostitute and the room. Officers then went to the room, were permitted to enter and found the defendant in the room with the prostitute. Both admitted to engaging in sexual acts for money. The defendant was then summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with sex for a fee, G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Attorney Neyman represented the defendant at the hearing and was able to get the charges dismissed. No complaint will issue.

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  • Lawrence District Court: Charges of Operating With Suspended License and Unregistered Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    On April 12, 2017 the defendant was driving through the town of Andover, Massachusetts. A police officer pulled him over for not having a current inspection sticker. Shortly after the stop the officer learned that the man's driver's license had been suspended for OUI and that the car was not registered. Both of these are crimes under G.L. c. 90 Section 23 and G.L. c. 90 Section 20 respectively. A summons for a clerk magistrate hearing issued. Attorney Neyman represented the man at the hearing and the complaint did not issue. The charges were dismissed.

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  • Lawrence District Court: OUI Charges Dismissed at Trial

    The defendant is a local businessman charged with OUI in violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24. In the winter of 2015 the driver of a vehicle observed the defendant's car nearly crash into another vehicle. A 911 call was made. The caller followed the vehicle detailing its movements to the state police. Officers caught up to the car and made similar observations. The vehicle was stopped. The trooper smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the defendant's breath. When asked for a license and registration the defendant showed signs of impairment. He was asked to exit the car. In doing so the defendant struck his head on the side of the door and fell. The responding officer located open containers in the car with alcohol in them. An arrest for OUI was made. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

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  • Waltham District Court: Two Counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and one Count of Domestic Assault and Battery Dismissed

    On March 20, 2016 members of the Waltham, Massachusetts police department responded to a call for a fight. They arrived and found the victim stabbed in various locations on his body. A trail of blood led the officers into a nearby home where they located the defendant hiding. The victim identified him as the assailant and complained that he had stabbed him several times. The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Also present was a woman later identified as the defendant's girlfriend. She too complained that the defendant struck her. Marks supporting her complaint were visible on her face and body. The man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery dangerous weapon, G.L. c. 265 Section 15A and domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Attorney Neyman scheduled the case for trial. Today, all charges were dismissed.

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  • Dedham District Court: Second Offense Possession With Intent Drug Charges to be Dismissed

    A few months ago the defendant was involved in a motor vehicle accident and taken to the hospital. His car was towed and inventoried. Inside the car the police found several ounces of marijuana, a Class D substance. The drugs were packaged for sale. Also found in the car was a scale used for weighing drugs. The defendant had a prior continuance without a finding a few years ago for the same crimes. The officers confronted the man at the hospital. He volunteered his cell phone which was searched as well. On that device was additional evidence of drug distribution and a Class C drug. The man was charged with possession with intent to distribute class C, G.L. c. 94C Section 32B and class D drugs, 94C Section 32C a felony and misdemeanor respectively. Attorney was able to get the felony dismissed and the marijuana charge continued without a finding.

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  • Concord District Court: Pretrial Probation for Man Charged With Second Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant is a successful CEO at a major local software development company. On February 4, 2017, police from his town responded to his home after receiving a 911 call. Officers were met by the defendant's son and wife, both of whom reported that the defendant struck his son with a closed fist on two occasions following a verbal altercation. Officers observed marks on the victim's body corroborating his version of the events. The defendant was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13A. The defendant, a non-citizen had a prior that had been dismissed as a result of the victim's failure to appear and testify. Attorney Neyman was hired and today was able to get pretrial probation for his client. All charges will be dismissed and there will be no immigration consequences.

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  • Fall River District Court: Shoplifting by Concealing Case Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Several weeks ago loss prevention officers at a local cosmetic store observed a young woman casually placing objects into her pocketbook while walking up and down the aisles. They watched the woman until she left the premises without attempting to pay for the goods taken. She was confronted, detained and questioned. The woman readily admitted to having stolen the items valued in excess of $250, making this crime a felony. She also stated that this was not the first time she had done this but it was the first time she was caught. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing, a crime under G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. Today, at a clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges dismissed.

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  • Brighton District Court: Charges of Assault Dangerous Weapon to be Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    Both the defendant and the complainant are residents of Brighton, Massachusetts. At the end of March, 2017 the complainant called the police after what he described as a very aggressive road rage incident. The man reported that he was walking across a residential street when he was almost struck by a truck being driven by the defendant. The defendant then opened his driver's side window and made verbal threats to the man. Afterwards, the defendant drove his vehicle towards the man again, opened his door and attempted to hit the man with the driver's side door. This incident was witnessed by an individual who knew neither party. The police were called and a detective was assigned to the case. Our client was subsequently charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a crime under G.L. c. 265 Section 15B. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Neyman convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Worcester District Court: Defendant Released from Jail After G.L. c. 276 Section 58A Dangerousness Hearing

    Last weekend the police effectuated a stop of a car driving in Auburn, Massachusetts. Officers stated in their report that the defendant's license plate was not illuminated. After the stop officers observed ammunition on the floor of the vehicle and ordered the defendant to get out of the vehicle. He complied. Upon doing so officers saw a handgun in the car. The defendant was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm, G.L. c. 269 Section 10 and unlawful possession of ammunition, G.L. c. 269 Section 10. At arraignment the district attorney moved for detention pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 58A, the dangerousness provision of the Massachusetts bail statute. Our office was subsequently retained. Today, after a hearing our client was released.

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  • Somerville District Court: Charges of Larceny Over $250 by Single Scheme Dismissed

    The defendant and several family members were involved in a dispute involving a single family home in Somerville, Massachusetts. The victims claimed that our client forged several bank documents resulting in the transfer of their home to him. They brought this to the attention of the district attorney's office. An investigation convinced the prosecution that this did in fact happen and our client was charged with felony larceny by a single scheme, violating G.L. c. 266 Section 30(1). The accused hired Attorney Stephen Neyman just after the charges issued in February of 2016. Today, Attorney Neyman got the entire case dismissed.

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  • West Roxbury District Court: Allegations of Assault and Battery and Strangulation Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a twenty year old college junior. On December 10, 2016 she and her roommates threw a party for friends with whom they went to school. Sometime during the evening several uninvited guests arrived. These people were rude, intoxicated and violent towards our client and her guests. Accordingly, they were asked to leave. A young woman was insulted by the request and struck our client in the head with a tequila bottle. Our client was bloodied and required hospitalization. The police investigated and charged the assailant with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Weeks later, in an attempt to neutralize our client, this woman filed an application for a cross complaint charging two counts of assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13A and strangulation, G.L. c. 265 Section 15D. Attorney Neyman was immediately hired. Our client refused to back down from the efforts to neutralize her and refused to enter into a mutual exercise of 5th Amendment privileges. Instead, she opted to fight the allegations. We respected that decision and defended a contentious clerk magistrate hearing. The assistant clerk magistrate ruled in our favor and did not issue the complaint. The case was dismissed.

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  • Cambridge District Court: Charges of Negligent Operation Dismissed

    On August 19, 2016 members of the Massachusetts State Police responded to a crash scene. They observed two cars, one with rear end damage and the other with front end damage. The driver of the vehicle with rear end damage was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Witnesses to the incident stated that the car with front end damage ran a stop sign and struck the other vehicle. The witnesses further stated that the responsible driver seemed to be impaired and passed out after the collision. This man was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, G.L. c. 90 Section 24. His family hired our office to defend him. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get this charge dismissed.

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  • Palmer District Court: G.L. 209A Restraining Order Vacated After Hearing

    The defendant is a twenty year old man against whom a restraining order issued late last week. A return date was scheduled for today. Our office was hired over the weekend. The affidavit in support of the restraining order application claimed that the defendant was abusive to the complainant and that he was indirectly involving her in his alleged criminal activities including drug dealing. Reading between the lines it was clear that the complainant's mother was behind the efforts to keep the parties apart and most likely the motivation behind the restraining order efforts. Our office appeared today for the extension hearing. After making our case and clarifying the inadequacies of the supporting affidavit and in court testimony the judge agreed and vacated the restraining order.

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  • Boston Municipal Court: Sex For a Fee Charge Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is the CEO of a large suburban Boston manufacturing company. Several weeks ago he replied to a backpage.com advertisement offering sexual services in exchange for a fee. Several electronic conversations took place. Eventually, through email and texts the defendant and the purported prostitute agreed to meet at a downtown Boston hotel. When the defendant entered the room he was met by a woman who accepted his money pursuant to their pre-arranged agreement. After the money was passed police officers entered the room and arrested the man. The woman identifying herself as a prostitute was actually an undercover police officer. The man was charged with violating G.L. c. 272 Section 8, soliciting a prostitute. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled and our office was hired. Attorney Neyman was able to prevent the complaint from issuing. The case was dismissed.

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  • Roxbury District Court: Charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Class B and Class C Drugs Dismissed Prior to Arraignment and Personal Recognizance on Remaining Charges

    On February 8, 2017 a woman arranged to have a friend pick her up near downtown crossing in Boston, Massachusetts. The friend arrived with a man, the defendant who was driving a Honda. The woman entered the defendant's car with the understanding that she would be given a ride home. Instead, the woman was assaulted with a knife and robbed of money, clothing and prescription drugs. The man was later arrested and charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, possession with intent to distribute drugs and more. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man. Today, after a lengthy bail hearing the defendant was released on his own recognizance. In addition, Attorney Neyman was able to get the drug charges dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Boston Municipal Court: Pretrial Probation, G.L. c. 276 Section 87 For Man Charged With Sex For a Fee

    Several weeks ago members of the Boston Police Department were engaged in an undercover operation targeting "Johns" in prostitution matters. The officers entered an advertisement on the Internet offering sexual services in exchange for money. The defendant, a prominent businessman responded to the advertisement and agreed to meet a woman at a local hotel. The man arrived at the hotel, went up the designated room and knocked on the door. He was met by a woman who invited him in. Unbeknownst to the man the woman was an undercover police woman. After a brief conversation discussions regarding sexual services occurred. Various types of sexual acts were negotiated. Money was exchanged after which back up officers entered the room and arrested the man. He was charged with sex for a fee in violation of G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Today, at the pretrial hearing Attorney Neyman negotiated pretrial probation for the accused, G.L. c. 276 Section 87. The charges will be dismissed.

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  • Somerville District Court: Shoplifting Case Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Last month  store detectives observed a young woman walking from aisle to aisle in a store, taking items and secreting them in a personal bag. The activity was observed personally and via electronic surveillance equipment. After a lengthy visit to the store the woman left, carrying with her the items in the bag. She was stopped outside of the store by loss prevention personnel and local Somerville police officers. Upon being confronted the woman admitted to the theft and produced the stolen items. The total value was far in excess of $250, making the crime a felony larceny under G.L. C. 266 Section 30. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled for today. Attorney Neyman represented the woman on the case. All charges were dismissed. No complaint issued.

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  • Attleboro District Court: Pretrial Probation for Woman Charged With Leaving the Scene of an Accident With Property Damage

    Several weeks ago our client was at a local bar with a friend. She left the establishment, backed out of the parking lot and struck a parked vehicle. She then left the scene. A patron in the lot witnessed the incident. He called the police to alert them to what he just saw. The man provided the police with the license plates. Officers met up with the woman at her home and questioned her about the incident. She admitted to having committed the crime and a criminal complaint issued charging leaving the scene of an accident with property damage G.L. c. 90 Section 24. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, our office was able to get the woman pretrial probation. All charges will be dismissed.

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  • Woburn District Court: Shoplifting Charges Against Software Engineer Dismissed at Arraignment

    The defendant is a software engineer living out of state. On February 24, 2017, while shopping at a local mall loss prevention officers saw the woman taking several items, place them in her over sized pocketbook, remove the tags and leave the store. The event was caught on videotape and played for local police officers who arrived to investigate the matter. The woman was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting under G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. She hired Attorney Stephen Neyman over the weekend. Today, the day of arraignment Attorney Neyman got the case dismissed.

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  • Wrentham District Court: District Attorney's Motion for Bail Revocation Denied

    The defendant is one of our clients charged with domestic assault and battery. He was placed on conditions of pretrial release that included wearing a GPS monitoring device, abstaining from the use of alcohol, alcohol screens, mandatory reporting and more. The defendant missed his screens on February 1st and February 3rd, failed to report to probation and refused to charge his GPS monitoring device. A probation warrant issued and the defendant was returned to court for a bail revocation hearing. The prosecutor asked for a revocation of bail which would require the defendant to remain in custody. Attorney Neyman convinced the judge not to revoke bail and to modify the release conditions in a more favorable manner.

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  • Quincy District Court: Application for Complaint Charging Vandalizing Property Does Not Issue Following Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On January 18, 2017 members of the Braintree, Massachusetts police department were called to a crime scene after a report of a fight and several individuals damaging a motor vehicle. They interviewed the victim who stated that he and his girlfriend had an argument that resulted in the couple breaking up. The girlfriend is the sister of the defendant. Shortly after the argument, the complainant witnessed the defendant and two others destroy his car tires and windows. The police contacted the sister who admitted to the breakup and added that the complainant had hit her several times. Believing this to be the motive for the car damage the officers confronted the defendant and his friends, all of whom admitted to destroying the car. They were charged with vandalism, G.L. c. 266 Section 126A. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing the application for criminal complaint was denied. No charges were filed against our client.

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  • Quincy District Court: Not Guilty Verdict for Weymouth Man Charged With Violation of a Harassment Prevention Order

    In November of 2015 the defendant was served with a harassment prevention order pursuant to G.L. c. 258E. He appeared without a lawyer to contest the order. His efforts were unsuccessful. Subsequently, the accused was in a parking lot at a large shopping center in Weymouth. There, it is alleged that he observed the woman who had obtained the harassment prevention order and performed acts designed to intimidate her. She immediately contacted the local police who arrived at the scene, took witness statements and eventually arrested the accused. The man was charged with violating a 258E harassment prevention order, a crime under G.L. c. 258E Section 9. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man. Today, the case went to trial. The defendant was found not guilty.

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  • Quincy District Court: Sex For a Fee Case Against Non-Citizen Software Engineer Dismissed

    In December of 2016 members of the Quincy, Massachusetts police department investigated a prostitution ring being operated under the guise of a massage parlor. The investigation resulted in probable cause for the issuance of a search warrant. On December 15, 2016 the search warrant was executed. It allowed for the search of all persons present at the location. Around 5:00 p.m. that day officers set up surveillance around the target location. They observed the defendant, a local software engineer and others enter the location. Shortly thereafter the search commenced. The defendant was caught during the search "with" one of the massage therapists. When questioned he admitted that he was there for sexual services. The man was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee a violation of G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Not being a citizen a conviction could result in deportation or denial of naturalization. Attorney Neyman was retained to represent the accused. Today, we got the case dismissed.

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  • United States District Court: Man Charged With Federal Drug Trafficking Released Pending Trial

    The defendant is a citizen of Mexico and the United States. In October of 2016 he was arrested in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and charged with drug trafficking after police located over 7,000 pills secreted in the trunk of his car. It was later learned that the man had allegedly been involved in international drug trafficking and the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts filed charges against the man. Today, after a detention hearing Attorney Neyman was able to get the man released. He will be permitted to live in Florida during the pendency of this case.

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  • Concord District Court: Personal Recognizance for Software Engineer Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant, a local software engineer was surprised by police over the weekend when he was confronted and arrested for allegedly hitting a family member. The accused had been involved in a similar incident less than six months earlier in the same county. He was arraigned today and the district attorney's office sought an order of bail. Attorney Stephen Neyman appeared on behalf of the man and was able to have him released on his personal recognizance.

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  • Waltham District Court: Pretrial Probation for Army Officer Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant is employed by the United States Army as an officer. In July of 2016 Waltham, Massachusetts police officers responded to a call from a domestic assault and battery (G.L. c. 265 Section 13M) at a residence. They were immediately met by a women who is married to the defendant. The woman presented with injuries to her arm and hip and complained that the accused went out to a bar and got drunk. When he arrived home he was confronted by the complainant at which time an argument ensued. The argument became physical. Consequently the woman was struck and injured. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired to represent the accused. Any conviction and/or admission to guilt would result in a discharge from the service. Today, we secured pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. All charges will be dismissed in May.

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  • Dedham District Court: Complaint for Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250 Does Not Issue

    Members of the Needham, Massachusetts police department were notified that a group of young men were driving around town cutting down street signs with a hacksaw. Their investigation led them to our client, a young college student. The officer confronted the man with their information and obtained a full confession. An application for a complaint for malicious destruction to property over $250 issued. This is a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 127. Today, Attorney Neyman convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Lawrence District Court: Defendant Found Not Guilty of OUI 4th Offense After Jury Trial

    On September 26, 2015 a Massachusetts State Trooper was on routine patrol on Route 93 southbound in Andover, Massachusetts. His attention was drawn to a vehicle that was swerving from lane to lane and failing to use signals when doing so. The officer followed the car for a mile and then made the decision to pull the car over. He approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the interior of the vehicle. He observed the driver to have slurred speech, bloodshot and red eyes and to be unsteady on his feet. Three field sobriety tests were administered, the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk and turn and the one legged stand. The defendant failed all of these tests. During the course of the field sobriety tests the defendant urinated in his pants. The defendant had been convicted of three prior OUI offenses. He was charged with OUI, a violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24. He was also charged with operating to endanger. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Today the defendant was acquitted after a jury trial. Not Guilty.

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  • Charlestown District Court: Charges of Attaching Wrong Plates and No Inspection Sticker Do Not Issue After Clerk's Hearing

    The defendants in this case swapped cars without going through appropriate channels. In doing so, one of the defendants took plates from his previous car and put it on his new car. He also failed to have an inspection sticker on his car. On December 26, 2016 one of the defendants was pulled over for not having the inspection sticker. During the stop the officer learned of the plate violation. The defendant was issued a citation for violating G.L. c. 90 Section 23, plate violation and G.L. c. 90 Section 20, no inspection sticker. He applied for a clerk magistrate hearing. Today, our office was able to get the charges dropped. No complaint issued.

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  • East Brookfield District Court: Felony Larceny Charges Against College Student Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a student at a local college. After a series of thefts at the school local police commenced an investigation. Eventually they ended up at the defendant's apartment where they located several items reported stolen by students and local residents. They established video surveillance of the apartment and were able to observe the defendant bringing additional items, later determined to be stolen, into his apartment building. He was interrogated and the police learned that he had in fact been responsible for all reported thefts. The value of the property exceeded $250 and felony larceny charges were applied for under G.L. c. 266 Section 30. Today, our office succeeded in convincing the clerk magistrate not to issue a criminal complaint.

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  • Plymouth District Court: Charge of Intimidation of a Witness Dismissed

    The defendant and his family live in a town near Plymouth on a very bucolic piece of property. Over time, the defendant and a neighbor were involved in disputes that became increasingly hostile. In late 2013 into 2014 the neighbor started accusing the defendant of damaging his property and threatening his family with violence. Several reports to the local police department were made. Ultimately some criminal charges and a 258E harassment protection order issued against our client. Then, the neighbor alleged that one day as the defendant was walking his Doberman he encountered his wife and threatened that he would release his dog to kill her.  A subsequent charge of intimidation of a witness pursuant to G.L. c. 268 Section 13B issued. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. Today, that charge was dismissed prior to trial.

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  • Lowell District Court: Local Salesman Released After 58A Dangerousness Hearing

    The defendant is a forty-nine year old salesman charged with domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction to property, resisting arrest, unlawful firearm possession and more. In mid-December the police responded to a 911 call for a domestic situation growing out of control. The officers arrived to find the husband in a manic state, violent and irrational. The police tazed the man and arrested him. In court the next day the district attorney moved for detention under the dangerousness statute, G.L. c. 276 Section 58A. A dangerousness hearing was scheduled and the family hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, after the hearing the accused was released.

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  • Concord District Court: Pretrial Probation for Professor Charged With Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon

    The defendant is a professor at a prominent local university. On August 25, 2016 Lexington, Massachusetts police were called for an altercation in a parking lot by a Starbuck's restaurant. The victim met with the police and reported that after a road rage incident our client kicked him in the groin with a shod foot. Officers confirmed the report through witnesses and charged the man with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c. 265 Section 15A. Today our office got the case resolved with six months pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87. The charges will be dismissed.

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  • Lowell District Court: Pretrial Probation for Nurse Charged With Hitting Girlfriend's Daughter

    On March 26, 2015 shortly after midnight Billerica, Massachusetts police officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of an assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13A and strangulation under G.L. c. 265 Section 15D. The victim is the defendant's girlfriend's daughter who told the police that her mother and the defendant had been arguing. She got between the two to stop the incident and the defendant grabbed her by the throat, pushed her against a wall and threw her to the ground. Officers observed red marks on the victim's throat consistent with her complaints. The case was litigated and fought for over a year. Today, Attorney Neyman resolved the case with pretrial probation, G.L. c. 276 Section 87. All charges will be dismissed.

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