Case Results 2018
Woburn District Court: Pretrial Probation for Non-Citizen Charged With Three Felony Theft Crimes
The defendant is a non-citizen working towards her Masters Degree and employed in the technology field. On December 9, 2017 police from Burlington, Massachusetts were dispatched to the Macy's store in the Burlington Mall. There, loss prevention officers had the defendant in their custody. The woman was observed on security cameras removing the theft detection devices from various items and putting them in a large pocketbook she was carrying. The woman exited the store with the items and was stopped. The value of the goods exceeded $250 making the theft a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 30. The woman also had in her possession two theft detection devices. This crime is a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 30B. Any resolution short of pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 would likely result in the defendant being deported and denied reentry into the country. Today, our office was able to get the woman 6 months pretrial probation.
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Lynn District Court: Felony Vandalism Charges Against Marblehead Man Dismissed
The defendant in twenty years and lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. On January 25, 2017 police officers were dispatched to the man's residence for a report property being destroyed. They arrived to find a cabinet door off the hinges and other items smashed in other areas of the home. The defendant's mother and stepfather both identified him as the person responsible for the damage and an arrest was made. Charges of vandalizing property under G.L. c. 266 Section 126A were filed. Trial was scheduled for today. Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.
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Lynn District Court: Charges of Assault with Intent to Rape and Indecent Exposure Dismissed
On July 14, 2016 members of the Lynn, Massachusetts police department responded to a call at a pre-independent living center for troubled young adults. They were met by the victim and another person later identified by the prosecution as a first complaint witness. The victim complained that she and the defendant went outside the facility to smoke a cigarette. While outside the defendant asked the victim for sex. She rejected his offer. He then took out his penis and exposed himself. He then grabbed the back of her head and tried to make her perform oral sex on him. The victim immediately notified a friend of this incident as well as the employees of the home. The man was arrested and charged with assault with intent to rape under G.L. c. 265 Section 24 and indecent exposure under G.L. c. 272 Section 53. The former is a felony and would require sex offender registration. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges dismissed.
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Boston Municipal Court: Charges of Strangulation Dismissed and Domestic Assault and Battery to be Dismissed
The defendant owns several companies that sell medical implant devices to doctors and hospitals. In January of 2017 the defendant was in Boston with his wife. They were staying at a luxury hotel downtown. Shortly after midnight guests at the adjacent room called hotel security complaining of noise and a possible fight in the defendant's room. A hotel security office went to the room and contacted the defendant's wife who was crying and visibly shaken. In front of the defendant the wife told hotel security that her husband choked her, hit her and threw her on the bed. She repeated the statements to the responding police officers. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant on charges of domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and strangulation or suffocation, G.L. c. 265 Section 15D. Today, the strangulation count was dismissed and the domestic assault and battery was continued without a finding for six months after which that count will also be dismissed.
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Lowell District Court: Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Possession of a Firearm Against Top Sales Executive Dismissed
The defendant is a top sales executive working for a large international company. On December 8, 2016 members of a local police department were dispatched to a residence for a call of a domestic incident. They arrived to find the defendant in a manic state, not making sense and difficult to control. The man had allegedly struck his wife. During questioning the man struck one of the police officers. He was arrested. During questioning officers learned that the man had a large capacity firearm in his home along with some ammunition. He was charged with domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13M, assault and battery on a police officer, G.L. c. 265 Section 13D, two counts of unlicensed possession of an assault weapon, G.L. c. 140 Section 131M, possession of ammunition without an FID card and possession of a firearm without an FID card, G.L. c. 269 Section 10(h) and improper storage of a firearm, G.L. c. 140 Section 131L. Attorney Stephen Neyman was immediately hired to defend the man. Today, the domestic assault and battery, the assault and battery on a police officer and all felony counts were dismissed. The possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm without an FID card were continued without a finding for six months. Those charges will also be dismissed.
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Lowell District Court: Multiple Drug Charges Against Construction Worker to be Dismissed
The defendant is a construction worker and union member working on some significant Boston area projects. In March of 2017 members of the Tewksbury, Massachusetts police department were alerted to the fact that the defendant was selling illegal narcotics and that he possessed illegal firearms. The defendant's step-father corroborated this and had recorded statements linking the man to drug sales. Following up on this information officers obtained consent to search the defendant's home from his parents. This led to the discovery of large quantities of drugs and the issuance of search warrants for the defendant's cell phones. The search of the cell phones provided additional support that the man was in fact selling drugs. He was charged with various drug crimes, among them G.L. c. 94C Section 34 and G.L. c. 94C Section 32C. The defendant had a significant criminal history that included drug convictions. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man. Today, all charges were continued without a finding. These charges will be dismissed after a successful completion of a short period of probation.
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West Roxbury District Court: Charge of Domestic Strangulation Against Local College Student Dismissed
On October 14, 2017 Boston Police officers in a fully marked cruiser were drawn to the defendant and victim after hearing a loud argument. The officers saw the defendant grab the victim by the throat and attempt to lift her in the air. He was also seen shoving and pushing the victim, a young woman identified as the defendant's girlfriend. He was charged with a violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 15D, strangulation or suffocation and domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. This first charge is a felony in Massachusetts punishable by up to five years on prison. Attorney Neyman was hired to defend the man. Today, we were able to get the felony charged dismissed. The misdemeanor was continued without a finding.
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Roxbury District Court: Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250 Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate Hearing
The defendant is a student at a college outside of Massachusetts. The prosecution alleged that on October 9, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. members of the Northeastern University Police Department observed two males ducking and hiding among parked cars in a suspicious manner. Officer observed a freshly tagged section of a wall near the location of the individuals. The individuals were approached by officers who saw paint cans in their cargo pants pockets. The two were identified and summonsed for felony complaint applications charging malicious destruction to property over $250 under G.L. c. 266 Section 126B. This charge is a felony in Massachusetts. Our office was retained to defend the individuals at a clerk magistrate hearing. Today the case was dismissed. No complaint issued.
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West Roxbury District Court: Large Capacity Gun Charges Against Former Military Man Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing
The defendant served in the military and completed four tours of active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. On September 30, 2017 members of the Boston, Massachusetts police department were summonsed to specified Jamaica Plain address for a domestic dispute. Officers arrived to find the defendant outside and began to question him about the alleged incident. The discussion led to the disclosure that the defendant had a high capacity firearm in the home along with a significant amount of ammunition. It was also determined that the defendant did not have an FID card or a license to carry in Massachusetts. An application for unlawful possession of a firearm under G.L. c. 269 Section 10(m) was filed along with possession of ammunition, G.L. c. 269 Section (h)(1) and improper storage under G.L. c. 140 Section 131L. There is a mandatory jail sentence under the first count. Today, at a clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Neyman was able to convince the clerk not to issue a criminal complaint.
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Taunton District Court: Not Guilty Verdict After Jury Trial for Woman Charged With Felony Receiving Stolen Property Over $250
The defendant is a legal alien from China. She does not speak English. The prosecution alleged that in February of 2017 a seventy-eight year old man from upstate New York received a call from a person purporting to be a lawyer. The called stated that he was representing the man's granddaughter who had just been arrested and charged with marijuana distribution. The man asked the man to transfer a substantial sum of money to a bank account for legal fees. The victim complied. He quickly learned that he had been scammed and that the caller was not in fact a lawyer. Subsequently, after a lengthy police investigation it was determined that the defendant and her daughter-in-law had been part of the scam. They were caught spending the proceeds of the theft at several stores in Massachusetts, one of them a Target Store in Easton. Store security videotape confirmed the suspicions and the defendant was arrested and charged with larceny from a person over sixty, G.L. c. 266 Section 30(5), larceny by scheme, G.L. c. 266 Section 30(1) and receiving stolen property, G.L. c. 266 Section 60. A loss would have resulted in jail and deportation. Attorney Neyman was able to get the first two counts dismissed prior to trial. The remaining count was tried to a jury and the defendant was found not guilty.
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Cambridge District Court: Charges of Sex for a Fee Against Non-Citizen on Asylum Status to be Dismissed
The defendant is from a South American country in the United States on asylum. On March 9, 2017 members of the Cambridge Police Special Investigations Unit and the Massachusetts State Police Human Trafficking Unit conducted a "john" operation utilizing an advertisement on backpage.com. This operation was staged at a Cambridge hotel. After a series of text messages were exchanged between the defendant and the undercover officers an agreement to meet at the hotel was completed. The defendant arrived at the designated room and paid a female officer disguised as a prostitute the negotiated sum of money. He was immediately arrested and charged with sex for a fee, G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Attorney Neyman was hired. We were able to get the case continued without a finding for thirty days with the option of getting the case sealed immediately. If there is any effort to deport our client the judge made clear the defendant will be permitted to withdraw his admission.
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Hingham District Court: Assault and Battery Charges Dismissed
On April 20, 2016 Rockland, Massachusetts police officers were met at the station by a man claiming to have been assaulted and beaten by our client. The man claimed that the defendant was driving at a high rate of speed through a densely populated residential neighborhood. The victim got into his car and followed our client to a local gas station. When he got out to confront our client he was struck in the face several times. The officers located our client nearby after he was involved in a traffic accident. He was arrested and charged with assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13A. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.
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Quincy District Court: Charges of Assault and Battery and Domestic Assault and Battery Against Holbrook Man Dismissed
On April 29, 2017 Holbrook, Massachusetts police responded to a 911 call for a fight in progress. They responded and found a woman with a swollen, shut eye and other noticeable significant injuries. The woman claimed that after an argument with her husband he struck her several times causing the obvious injuries. Officers were also met by the victim's father who also claimed to have been beaten by the defendant. This man claimed that he witnessed the defendant strike his daughter. When he tried intervened and tried to defend her the defendant hit him then went upstairs to retrieve a firearm. The defendant was arrested at his mother's home in Boston later that night. He was charged with assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Secton 13A and domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Today all charges were dismissed at the request of Attorney Neyman. No firearm charges were filed.
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Boston Municipal Court: Charges of Sex for a Fee Against College Professor Diverted
The defendant is a tenured college professor with a doctorate and over forty years teaching experience. The prosecution alleged that on July 19, 2017 and undercover online investigation targeting violators of human trafficking laws was in progress. During the course of the investigation solicitations were made online in an effort to lure customers to purported prostitution locations, such as apartments and hotels. Our client responded to one of the advertisements and agreed to certain sexual acts for a fee negotiated between himself and the undercover officer. Our client then went to meet at an agreed designated location. There, he was met by the undercover officers who called his phone and observed their number appear on his cell phone screen. The man was arrested and charged with sex for a fee in violation of G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today we were able to get the charges diverted under G.L. c. 276A.
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Woburn District Court: Criminal Motor Vehicle Violations Against Doctor Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate Hearing
The defendant is a radiologist working at a prestigious hospital in the greater Boston area. On October 28, 2017 a Burlington, Massachusetts police officer on routine patrol observed a car being operated with an expired registration sticker. The vehicle was stopped and the officer quickly learned that the operator had no insurance, was driving an unregistered car and had failed to notify the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles of an address change. She was charged with violating G.L. c. 90 Section 23 and G.L. c. 90 Section 26A. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant at a clerk magistrate hearing. Today, after the hearing, no complaint was issued.
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