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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Restaurant Owner Dismissed

    On August 10, 2019 the police responded to an emergency call for a domestic assault and battery. They were met by a man who claimed that his boyfriend of several years was drunk and had hit him in the face several times. The officers observed bruising and cuts on the face of the victim. They located the defendant, a restaurant owner who was in an obvious state of intoxication. He did not deny the allegations. Instead, the defendant tried to excuse his conduct claiming that his partner was the person who was impaired and that he was acting in self defense. The police did not detect any odor of alcohol on the victim nor did they see anything that would corroborate the defendant's version of the events. The defendant was arrested and charged with G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Attorney Neyman was retained. Today, our office was able to get all charges dismissed. 

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  • Pretrial Probation for CEO of International Technology Company Charged With Sexual Conduct for a Fee

    On September 12, 2019 members of the Massachusetts State Police along with local police departments coordinated a sting operation targeting people seeking sex in exchange for money. They placed on online advertisement listing a phone number that was answered by a female officer portraying herself as a prostitute. Our client responded and negotiated various sex acts for a specific price. The defendant and undercover officer agreed to meet at a suburban Boston hotel. Our client arrived, introduced himself and offered the negotiated money. He was arrested by the undercover officer and backup officers. He was charged with sexual conduct for a fee under G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. Attorney Stephen Neyman was retained. Today, we were able to get our client pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. All charges will be dismissed. 

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  • Criminal History Records for School Teacher Sealed After Case Dismissed

    The defendant is a school teacher we represented several years ago. He was charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. We were able to get that case dismissed. However due to the fact that the man is a school teacher the dismissed record was appearing in criminal background searches. He contacted Attorney Neyman a few weeks ago to petition to seal the criminal history printout. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the case sealed under G.L. c. 276 Section 100. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery, Intimidation of a Witness and Strangulation Dismissed at Pretrial

    The defendant is a member of the armed forces. In August of this year police responded to a 911 call at his home made by his wife. She had locked herself in a room in the home and called the police to report that she had been assaulted by her husband. The police obtained more detailed information when they entered the home. The victim stated that during an argument her husband became physical with her. She tried to escape and attempted to call the police. The defendant threw her phone into a pool thereby preventing her from making the call. He then put his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming for help. He also grabbed her by the throat. Our client was charged with strangulation, G.L. c. 265 Section 15D, domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and intimidation of a witness G.L. c. 268 Section 13B. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Charges Against Local Physician Dismissed

    On April 17, 2019 the police responded to a call for a domestic assault in progress. They were met by a parking garage attendant who, after hearing a woman scream the witness saw a large man, the defendant, standing over the victim making threatening gestures. The woman had fled to a secure area in the garage. The witness directed the police to the woman who was covered in bruises and crying. She reported that the defendant, a local physician had struck her over suspicions of infidelity. The man was arrested and charged with violating G.L. c. 265 Section 13M, domestic assault and battery. On a recommendation from a friend he hired Attorney Neyman. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Motion to Suppress Search of Cell Phone Allowed After Hearing

    The defendant has been charged with a felony drug charge, G.L. c. 94C Section 32B in Massachusetts. Over a year ago he was stopped by the police for speeding. After producing his license and registration the officers conducted what we believe to be an unlawful search of our client and his car. During the search of the car a cell phone was located and twenty-six days later the officers obtained a search warrant allowing them to access the contents of the phone. Our office moved to suppress the stop, search and seizure in all aspects. Today, Attorney Neyman argued that the search warrant was unlawfully issued. The judge agreed and the search of the phone and all evidence seized as a result has been suppressed. The remaining issues are being argued separately. 

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  • Charges of Lewd Wanton and Lascivious Conduct Against Film Editor to be Dismissed

    The defendant is a film editor with multiple college and postgraduate degrees who has recently been working on films in the Boston area. In May of this year the man was observed by a middle aged woman masturbating in broad daylight in his car. The woman believed that the man was targeting his actions towards her. She confronted the man who told her he would be back at the same time the next day. The woman reported this to the police. The police placed a decoy female officer at the same location the next day. As promised, the defendant returned and committed the same act, this time towards the undercover officer. He was arrested and provided a full detailed confession stating that he had done this between ten and fifteen times. The man was charged with committing lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct in violation of G.L. c. 272 Section 53. He hired Attorney Neyman to represent him. We had the defendant evaluated by a forensic psychologist specializing in this type of conduct. Based on the evaluation we were able to convince the judge and the prosecutor that a continuance without a finding was the appropriate disposition for this case. After a brief period of probation all charged will be dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Software Engineer Dismissed on the Day of Trial

    In December of 2019 the police Boston responded to a 911 call for a domestic assault. Upon arrival to the scene the officers encountered a young woman who claimed that during an argument her husband bit her thumb and punched her in the head with a closed fist. The officers observed the injuries and located the woman's husband not far from the scene. The victim claimed that this had occurred recently in another state. The defendant was arrested and charged with one count of domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired immediately. The defendant, a software engineer could not afford a result short of a dismissal or an acquittal making a continuance without a finding not an option. After a lengthy pretrial process Attorney Neyman was able to schedule the case for trial. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Felony Charge of Assault on Person Over 60 Reduced to Misdemeanor and Continued Without a Finding in Highly Publicized Road Rage Case

    In March of this year our client and another woman were driving on a major Massachusetts highway. After nearly getting run off of the road our client stopped to avoid a collision. The other vehicle stopped behind her and approached our client in a threatening manner. Our client was then attacked by the driver of the other car, a woman over the age of 60. Conflicting eyewitness accounts were related to the police who ultimately charged both defendants with various crimes. Our client was charged with assault, G.L. c. 265 Section 13A, assault and battery on a person over the age of 60, a felony under G.L. c. 265 Section 13K disorderly conduct under G.L. c. 272 Section 53 and reckless operation of a motor vehicle under G.L. c. 90 Section 24. This case was highly publicized. Attorney Neyman convinced the district attorney to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor and to have all charges continued without a finding. All charges will be dismissed after a successful completion of the probationary period. 

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  • Charges of OUI Drugs and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Dismissed on Day of Trial

    Our client is a 74 year old woman with no criminal history at all. Back in February of this year the woman was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident. No one was injured. The police interviewed our client and the driver of the other car. Our client stated that she has just come from having dinner with her daughter in law and that she had one glass of wine with dinner. The officers offered her a breathalyzer test. She took it and passed. They then asked her if she had any medications. She identified the prescription medications she had been on. She was arrested and charged with OUI drugs, G.L. c. 90 Section 24 and negligent operation under G.L. c. 90 Section 24 as well. Attorney Neyman was hired. We retained a drug recognition expert who clearly opined that the prosecution of this case was unjust. We scheduled the case for trial and all charges were dismissed outright. 

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  • Pretrial Probation for College Professor Charged With Lewd Wanton and Lascivious Conduct

    The defendant is a college professor at a top 20 university. In September of this year police in a suburban Boston city were flagged down by a woman complaining that a man was masturbating in public on an abandoned couch. The woman had two children with her. The officer drove to the location described by the woman and saw the man sitting on the couch with his pants zipper down. The man appeared nervous and confused. His speech was slurred and he had an open container of alcohol in his hand. The man was arrested and charged with violating G.L. c. 272 Section 53, lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, we were able to secure pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for the man. All charges will be dismissed. 

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  • Cross Complaint Against Alleged Victim Issues After Appeal From Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is our client charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. The "victim" is our client's husband who deceived her into marrying him for the sole purpose of him obtaining citizenship. When our client realized that she had been tricked she sought to terminate the marriage. The "victim" then orchestrated a domestic assault that he filmed. He contacted the police and our client was charged based on what he had produced on videotape. He then endeavored to avail himself of the victim of domestic assault asylum laws. Our office filed a cross-claim that was initially denied by the clerk magistrate. A judge heard the matter and agreed with Attorney Neyman and issued a complaint against the alleged victim. 

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  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Charges Against Physician Dismissed

    Our client is a physician living in the Merrimack Valley. Several weeks ago motorists on a major interstate highway made 911 calls complaining of someone driving erratically and nearly causing several traffic collisions. The police located the vehicle and made similar observations. The officers stopped the vehicle and ultimately charged our client, a local physician with operating to endanger in violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent him. Today, we were able to get a judge to allow our motion to dismiss.

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  • Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery Against CEO of Engineering Company Dismissed

    Our client is the CEO of a major engineering company located just outside of Boston. Over a year ago he was accused of raping and sexually assaulting an employee at his company. He was initially charged with rape in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 22 along with several counts of indecent assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13H. Attorney Neyman was able to get the rape charge dismissed at the inception of this case. The indecent assault and battery complaints took longer. Our investigator was able to unearth evidence that demonstrated that our client was out of the jurisdiction on all dates of the alleged crime. He was also able to prove that  the complaining witness was nowhere near the location of the incident as claimed. All charges were dismissed prior to trial. 

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  • Charges of Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct Against College Students do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendants are nineteen year old college students both attending schools in Boston. They both live in a posh suburb. On July 1, 2019 the police received a complaint that two individuals were engaging in sexual intercourse in a car in a busy parking lot. This was taking place around 5:00 p.m. when it was still very light out. The officers responding confirmed what the caller reported. They knocked on the car window and asked the parties to get dressed. Once they had their clothes on they were questioned, positively identified and summonsed to court for a clerk magistrate hearing. The charges were lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct in violation of G.L. c. 272 Section 53. Our office was hired. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Neyman convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Registered Nurse Dismissed

    The defendant is a nurse at a well known prestigious Boston hospital. On May 19, 2019 in the early hours of the morning she was drunk and in an MBTA garage arguing with her boyfriend. Someone unrelated to the parties witnessed the incident and called the police. The witness stated that the defendant, our client, punched her boyfriend with her fists several times during the course of the argument. The police arrived and found her intoxicated and belligerent. Her boyfriend confirmed the report of the witness and the defendant was arrested and charged with violation G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Attorney Stephen Neyman was immediately retained to defend these charges, domestic assault and battery. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Drug Trafficking Charges Against Case Management Worker Dismissed

    The defendant is a case management worker for the Commonwealth who works with the elderly. Several months ago, police followed up on a tip that drugs were being dealt out of this woman's home. The police conducted surveillance of the home and noted heavy foot traffic from known local drug dealers and users. One of the customers of the defendant was actually a police informant who had been conducting several controlled buys of fentanyl from the woman. Based on this information and the observations of the officers a search warrant was issued and the home was raided. The police found a significant quantity of fentanyl in the home and charged with woman with trafficking under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. Our client was looking at mandatory state prison time. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the woman. Today, our office was able to get these charges dismissed. 

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  • Conditions of Probation Modified to Remove GPS Monitoring Device

    Our client is an engineer with an MBA from a top 20 business school. Several months ago he was tried and convicted of domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 15M and intimidation of a witness, G.L. c. 268 Section 13B. Our office did not represent him on that case. Part of his sentence was the imposition of a GPS tracking device. The man hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him on appeal. The first thing our office did was move the trial judge to remove the GPS tracking device. Over the objection of the assistant district attorney the judge allowed the motion and the GPS was removed. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Non-Citizen Dismissed

    On May 29, 2019 police in a Boston suburb were called for a domestic disturbance in a very wealthy neighborhood. Our client, a non-citizen and her husband had been involved in a serious physical altercation. Apparently, our client's daughter observed the fight and was disturbed to the point where she went to a neighbor for help. The neighbor called the police who went to the home, interviewed the parties and arrested the wife, our client. She was charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Attorney Neyman was retained and after a thorough defense investigation scheduled the case for trial. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Violation of a 209A Restraining Order Dismissed

    Several months ago our client was served with a 209A restraining order by his wife. The order precluded him from contacting her directly or indirectly. That notwithstanding, our client sent various documents to his wife in direct violation of the order. Unbeknownst to him these actions constitute a violation of the 209A order. The wife called the police and advised them about what happened. Our client was arrested and charged with violation of a 209A restraining order, a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. Attorney Neyman was retained to represent him. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery and Intimidation of a Witness Dismissed on Day of Trial

    On November 21, 2018 police police officers received a call for a domestic assault in progress. The victim was on the phone with her sister screaming that her boyfriend and father of her child was threatening her and hitting her after arguing over financial issues. The phone call dropped and the sister called the police. The sister told the police that she could hear the assault over the phone. The officers arrived and met with the victim who was visibly upset and bruised throughout her body and face. She told the officers that the defendant struck her several times in the face and body with a closed fist. The officers' observations coupled with the phone call corroborated the woman's report. The victim further told the police that our client took her phone from her hand and threw it across the room while she was speaking with her sister. The defendant was located and charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and intimidation of a witness under G.L. c. 268 Section 13B. The latter crime is a felony in Massachusetts. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, the day of trial Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed. 

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  • Pretrial Probation Under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for Business Executive Charged With Disorderly Person, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting Arrest

    Our client is a high level business executive with an MBA from one of the best business schools in the country. He relocated to Massachusetts after receiving a promotion to run an international branch of his company. He was invited to a party and unexpectedly became extremely intoxicated and confused. He left the party and drove to the parking lot of a crowded strip mall. His behavior caused alarm and the police were called. As officers approached him he became aggressive and swore at them. He began screaming at the top of his lungs causing a crowd to gather. One of the officers attempted to calm him down. In doing so our client became physically aggressive and needed to be restrained. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, both violations of G.L. c. 272 Section 53 and resisting arrest under G.L. c. 268 Section 32B. He contacted Attorney Neyman to represent him. Any conviction or admission would likely result in this man losing his job. Our office was able to get him pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. The case will be dismissed in six months and this will have no impact on his employment. 

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  • Charges of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Marked Lanes Violation Dismissed

    Less than one month ago police in a southeastern Massachusetts town responded to a call for a motor vehicle that had run off the roadway and into a wooded area. Witnesses  to the incident told the police that they had observed the driver operating erratically and in a manner that put the public at risk. The vehicle was swerving from lane to lane without signaling and nearly hitting several other moving cars. Based on these reports and a reconstruction of the accident using photographs and various measurements of skid marks as well as pole camera evidence the defendant was charged with violating G.L. c. 90 Section 24. Attorney Neyman was hired and scheduled this case for trial today. All charges were dismissed. 

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  • Restraining Order Against Man Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery Case Vacated

    The defendant, a non-citizen is charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M in a suburban Boston court. At the time of arraignment his wife, the complaining witness, filed for and obtained a 209A restraining order against him. The order prevented him not only from contacting her but also from contacting their newborn child. Our office moved to have the restraining order vacated. After hearing today we prevailed on the judge to vacate the restraining order. There remains a no abuse order associated with the still pending criminal case. 

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  • OUI and Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle Charges Against Biochemical Engineer to be Dismissed

    On July 14, 2019 officers in a northeastern Massachusetts town were on patrol on Route 1 when their attention was drawn to an individual swerving in and out of marked lanes and driving well in excess of the posted speed limit. They stopped the vehicle and immediately noticed the defendant, a biochemical engineer in an apparent state of intoxication. He was unable to respond to basic commands and was unable to even start to perform field sobriety tests. The man was arrested. In the process of the arrest officers observed an opened bottle of whiskey and some cocaine, a Class B drug. Our client was charged with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle all in violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24 and possession of a class B drug, cocaine under G.L. c. 94C section 34. While at the police station the defendant was belligerent and threatened the officers. Today, our office was able to get the case continued without a finding. If the defendant remains free of criminal legal problems for the probationary period the case will be dismissed. 

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  • Order of Detention Under G.L. c. 276 Section 58A Vacated After Hearing

    Our client was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c. 265 Section 15A. The prosecution moved for detention under the Massachusetts "dangerousness" statute, G.L. c. 276 Section 58A. After being detained he hired Attorney Neyman to represent him. We immediately filed for a hearing in the Superior Court. The judge in that court agreed that detention was not necessary and the detention order was vacated and the client was released. 

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  • Charges of Carrying a Firearm and Improper Storage of a Firearm Dismissed After Several Months of Pre-Trial Litigation

    Our client is an accountant at the largest accounting firm in the country. He is from Connecticut where he is licensed to carry a gun. He has frequent business meetings in Massachusetts and travels here regularly for work. Nearly one year ago he was in Massachusetts on business. His gun was in the car loaded. He forgot to take it out before he left home. While at work, his car was stolen. He properly reported the theft. He also admitted to having a firearm in the car. When the car was located and gun was found. It was operable and not properly stored. The defendant was charged with violating G.L. c. 269 Section 10a and G.L. c. 140 Section 131L, carrying a firearm and improper storage respectively. Attorney Neyman was hired to defend the man. After nearly a year of hard fought litigation Attorney Neyman was able to convince the district attorney's office to nolle prosse the case. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    On February 6, 2019 an accountant at a large international accounting firm was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery on his girlfriend. The charges were filed under G.L. c. 265 section 13M. Attorney Neyman was retained immediately after the arrest to represent the defendant. Our office moved the court to continue the arraignment on several occasions so that we could have the opportunity to investigate what we believed the be a case that lacked merit. The judge and prosecutor agreed with our request on several occasions. Through intense investigative efforts we were able to prove that the incident as alleged never occurred. We brought this to the attention of the judge and prosecutor. All agreed that the case should be dismissed prior to arraignment. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery and Felony Malicious Destruction to Property Charges Against Engineer Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    Our client is an engineer and operations manager at an aviation manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. A few months ago he and his girlfriend began arguing over suspected infidelity. The girlfriend had been drinking and as the argument progressed she became enraged. She began striking our client, throwing household objects at him and screaming at him loud enough to cause neighbors to their home alarm. The police were called and the woman claimed that our client had struck her and caused the damage to the household items. The police arrested our client and charges were filed against him. He hired Attorney Neyman to represent him. We were able to get the arraignment continued long enough to conduct our own investigation of the incident. Through witnesses and videotape evidence we were able to demonstrate that our client was not responsible for that at all and that the girlfriend had fabricated the charges of domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and malicious destruction to property under G.L. c. 266 Section 127. In fact, she had committed these offenses. Accordingly, we succeeded in getting all charges dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Charges of OUI Against Medical Professional to be Dismissed and Negligent Operation Charges Dismissed

    Our client is a medical professional, working and also in school working towards her Master's degree. Just a few weeks ago she and a family member had been drinking at a bar in southeastern Massachusetts. On her way home the defendant realized that she had had too much to drink. She pulled her car over. The family member had been following her and drove her home. However, the driver of another vehicle had seen our client operating erratically. She called the police. The police quickly located our client administered a breathalyzer test. Our client blew a .24, three times the legal limit. She admitted to driving and the witness identified her as the operator of the car. She was charged with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Attorney Neyman was hired. He was able to get the woman a continuance without a finding on the OUI and got the negligent operation charges dismissed. 

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  • Prior Conviction Vacated and Felony Case Nolle Prossed and Client Avoids Deportation

    The defendant is a non-citizen living lawfully in this country. In May of 2001 he received a continuance without a finding on felony drug charges in a Boston court. At that time this was considered a good result and there was no expectation that people would face deportation or immigration consequences with such a result. Federal Court interpretations of the laws changed and the continuance without a finding was viewed as a conviction for immigration purposes. This made our client deportable. Deportation would be devastating for him and his family. He has been living in New York with his wife and two children, working hard and paying taxes. Consequently, the defendant contacted Attorney Neyman to see if our office could remedy this problem. We were able to get the district attorney's office to agree with our motion to vacate the conviction. The district attorney's office further agreed to nolle pross the case. Our client has no record and will not be deported. 

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  • Application for Criminal Complaint Charging Leaving the Scene With Property Damage Does Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On May 25, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. police in the Massachusetts suburb were called for a report that a car had been in an accident and was overturned. The driver of the car was not present however the police received a call from a party who stated that he saw the driver and observed the place to where the driver fled. The officers were able to locate the driver who admitted to driving the vehicle and to leaving the scene where property damage had occurred. The man was summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage in violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing we were able to convince the clerk magistrate and police department not to issue a criminal complaint. 

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  • Felony Assault and Battery Charges Reduced and Case Continued Without a Finding Against College Graduate

    Nearly a year and a half ago our client was in college getting his masters degree. He got into a fight with someone who had been with his girlfriend. Our client broke the victim's orbital bone and was charged with assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. This is a felony under G.L. c. 265 Section 13A(b). Attorney Neyman was able to convince the prosecutor that the felony portion of this complaint was unlikely viable under Massachusetts law. The prosecutor agreed and reduced the charge to simple assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13A. Attorney Neyman was able to get the defendant a continuance without a finding. He will not have a criminal record. 

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  • Property Seized During Prostitution Sting Returned to Defendant After Obtaining Court Order

    The defendant was charged with sex for a fee in violation of G.L. c. 272 section 53A. At the time of his arrest the police confiscated his cell phone to secure evidence that the defendant in fact solicited sex by texting a police decoy posing as a prostitute. Notwithstanding opposition from the district attorney's office we were able to get a court order compelling the police department to return to our client his cell phone. 

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Charges Dismissed After Contentious Motions Hearing

    Nearly one year ago our client was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine in excess of 100 grams. He was facing a mandatory eight years in state prison. The prosecution stated that our client was a major drug dealer and a search of his home pursuant to a warrant led to the seizure of the drugs. We defended on the theory that the location in the home where the drugs were located was consistent with a tenant dealing the cocaine, not our client. After several discovery requests we were able to finally move the court for a dismissal alleging insufficiency of evidence to sustain these charges. We succeeded in convincing the judge to allow our motion and the assistant district attorney will not appeal this finding. 

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  • Client Charged With Violent Domestic Assault Released on Personal Recognizance

    A few days ago at approximately 2:45 a.m. the police received a call from a man complaining that he had just been assaulted and stabbed by his wife. The officers arrived at the home and found the man bleeding from the hand and arm consistent with the man's representations and defensive wounds. The wife was located on the premises, arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c. 265 Section 15A. The prosecution moved for detention under G.L. c. 276 Section 58A (dangerousness). Attorney Neyman was able to get the woman personal recognizance. 

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  • Sex For Fee Charges Against Local University Professor Nolle Prossed Defendants Avoids Likely Deportation

    On May 30, 2019 police from a major crime unit conducted an undercover operation targeting men seeking sex for a fee through the internet. The officers posing as prostitutes saturated the internet with solicitations for all types of sexual services. The officers obtained a cell phone for final contact with the customers and engaged in extensive texting negotiating services, fees and meeting places. Our client, a local university professor was one of the customers. He was charged with sex for a fee under G.L. c. 272 section 53A. Our client has a PhD in several disciplines and has been in this country for several decades. However, the defendant is not a citizen and anything short of a dismissal would result in his deportation and loss of his tenured position. The man hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. We were able to convince the district attorney's office to nolle prosse the case. 

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  • Felony Charges of Possession of a Firearm do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client lives in another state nearly one thousand miles from Massachusetts. He has a family member whom he drove to visit in Massachusetts in June of this year. After his visit he decided to take a flight to visit other family members in another state. He drove to the airport and proceeded to his terminal. He placed his bag on the conveyor belt and security was immediately alerted to the fact that in his bag was a handgun. He was unaware that he had in fact left the firearm in the bag when he originally came to Massachusetts for his visit. He was properly licensed to carry that firearm in his state of residence but not in Massachusetts. The man was summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing seeking a felony complaint for violation G.L. c. 269 Section 12F. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. We were able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Charges Against Non-Citizen Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    Our client has a Masters degree and is currently employed in the computer information science field while working on her PhD. She is a non-citizen who was accused of a felony, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon G.L. c. 265 Section 15A and domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and charged by a suburban Boston police department. Prior to her arraignment our office was able to have her screened into the diversion program. She successfully completed the diversion a few weeks ago and today our office was able to get the case dismissed prior to arraignment. This will not impact her status and she can now apply for citizenship.  No criminal charges issued. 

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  • Felony Complaint Charging Vandalism, Breaking and Entering in the Night Time With the Intent to Commit a Felony and Larceny Over $1,200 do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a lifelong resident of a rural Boston town. On June 1, 2019 she and her boyfriend got into an argument. She called the police. They arrived and met with the boyfriend who claimed that she had during an argument our client had thrown out and destroyed his clothes. That he later left the home to find his car had been vandalized and broken into and that many of his personal items had been stolen. The officers arrested the woman and issued her a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging vandalism under G.L. c. 266 Section 126A, larceny over $1,200 in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30 and breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 16. All of these are felonies in Massachusetts. Today, at the clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Stephen Neyman was able to persuade the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Case Against Vacationing Businessman Dismissed

    The defendant is a businessman living several states away from Massachusetts.  He was working in the Boston area and staying at a 5 Star resort. The police were called by a female guest in his room who complained that their verbal argument had become physical. She claimed that our client slapped in the face, kicked her and punched her in the head. The police located the man and arrested him charging domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Petition to Seal Criminal Prosecution Allowed and Matter Sealed

    Our client is a non-citizen. Over a year ago we were able to get him pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for a sex for a fee case charged under G.L. c. 272 Section 53. The defendant is employed in a secure high tech industry and continuously scrutinized when applying for promotions and earning contracts on high level security projects. These background checks have revealed the criminal matter even though the matter was dismissed long ago. Accordingly, the client asked us to petition the Court to seal the matter under G.L. c. 276 Section 100. We prevailed upon the judge to allow the petition and the docket is now sealed. 

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  • Pretrial Probation Under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 For Woman Charged With Assault and Battery By Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

    In December of 2018 police in a Boston suburb were called to a home for a report of a domestic assault and battery. When they arrived they met with our client and her boyfriend. Our client denied that anything had occurred. The police went to pat down her boyfriend for a weapons check. He resisted and a scuffle ensued during which our client kicked one of the officers and punched another. She was arrested and charged with assault and battery be means of a dangerous weapon G.L. c. 265 Section 15B and assault and battery on a police officer G.L. c. 265 Section 13D. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get our client pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. 

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  • Charges of Photographing an Unsuspecting Person in the Nude Continued Without a Finding

    Just over one year ago the defendant was charged with Photographing an Unsuspecting Person in the Nude in violation of G.L. c. 272 Section 105. The prosecution alleged that in March of 2018 the defendant's estranged wife called the police to report that she found a clock in her bedroom that concealed a video recording device. She claimed that after their separation her husband, the defendant gave it to her as a gift and placed it on a desk in her bedroom aimed at the bed. She had no idea that the device was constantly recording her while in the bedroom. The camera captured countless sex acts with the wife and her new boyfriends. Credit card receipts corroborated that in fact the defendant did purchased the camera. If convicted the defendant would have to register as a sex offender. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired to defend the case. Our office was first able to get the defendant released from jail through a jail appeal. Second, we were able to get the charges continued without a finding. The defendant will not have to register as a sex offender. 

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  • Drug Trafficking Case Dismissed

    The defendant was charged with trafficking a class B substance in excess of eighteen grams. He was facing a mandatory two year state prison sentence in accordance with G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. On May 22, 2019 our office succeeded in winning the motion to suppress on this case. As a result, the prosecution was unable to proceed and the case was dismissed today. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery and Strangulation Charges Dismissed on the Day of Trial

    On April 7, 2019 a woman living in one of the most expensive towns in Massachusetts went to the nearest police station to report that her husband had just beat and strangled her. She was immediately photographed by the police and taken for medical treatment. The woman claimed that all of this resulted from her request for a divorce. The injuries suffered by the woman corroborated her story. The husband was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M and strangulation G.L. c. 265 section 15D. The latter crime is a felony. This case was scheduled for a quick trial. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed prior to trial. 

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  • Charges of Possession of Class B and Various Motor Vehicle Crimes Against Non-Citizen Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    The defendant is a non-citizen who had been convicted of several crimes that would likely result in his deportation. Several weeks ago our office was able to vacate those convictions. However, the cases were put back on the list for arraignment for today. Attorney Neyman continued with his representation of the man who was being charged with possession of a class B substance G.L. c. 94C section 34, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle G.L. c. 90 section 10, operating uninsured G.L. c. 90 section 34J and a attaching wrong plate violation under G.L. c. 90 section 23. We were able to get all charges dismissed prior to arraignment. 

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  • Charges of Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Procuring Alcohol for a Minor and Falsifying Identification do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is under the age of 21 and going into his sophomore year in college. On April 5, 2019 local law enforcement agents were conducting surveillance of a liquor store known to sell to minors. The officers observed the defendant exit a car and go into the store. The car in which he was traveling was registered to a college student at a local campus. That student was a minor. According to the police report the person exiting the car appeared young as well. The officers saw the defendant leave the store with a large bag. They approached him and learned that he had just purchased a significant amount of alcohol. When asked how he was able to buy the defendant produced a falsified driver's license. Officers learned that he was under the age of 21 and that he was buying for under aged persons as well. The defendant received a summons charging him with minor in possession G.L. c. 138 Section 34C, procuring alcohol for a minor G.L. c. 138 section 34A and having in his possession an altered or falsified identification under G.L. c. 138 section 34B. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. After a contentious clerk magistrate hearing we were able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Charges of Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Building do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On March 17, 2019 the defendant was at his home in a dense residential neighborhood. He was manipulating his gun. It accidentally discharged and the police were called. The investigation led to the issuance of a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging a violation of G.L. c. 269 section 12E. This is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. Attorney Stephen Neyman was retained to defend this case. At a clerk magistrate hearing we were able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Felony Charge of Forgery and Larceny Over $1,200 Against College Student to be Dismissed

    The defendant is a college student from out of state. She was involved in a sophisticated theft operation involving cell phones. She and others had accessed a database revealing the names and cell phone numbers of subscribers to a particular cell phone company. The defendant was also able to access their account numbers and other significant identifying information through this database. With that information she went to various Apple stores throughout the northeast where she would get new phones and charge them to the accounts that she had infiltrated. She would then sell the phones. A Massachusetts Apple store manager became suspicious when the woman tried this scam not knowing that the actual subscriber had just made a purchase at another Apple store. The police were called and the investigation led to charges of larceny over $1,200 G.L. c. 266 section 30 and forgery under G.L. c. 267 section 1. Both crimes are felonies in Massachusetts. The woman was also charged with misdemeanors. Specifically identity fraud G.L. c. 266 section 37 and receiving stolen property under $1,200 in violation of G.L. c. 266 section 60. All charges were continued without a finding without conditions. The case will be dismissed in a few months.

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  • Restraining Order is Not Extended After Hearing

    The defendant and the plaintiff were in a dating relationship. As a result of suspicions of infidelity the two got into an argument. The argument became physical and our client allegedly struck the other party several times in a violent manner. An emergency restraining order under G.L. c. 209A was issued without our client having an opportunity to defend. A return date was scheduled for today to see if the judge would extend the order. Our office was hired to represent the woman. After a full hearing Attorney Neyman was able to convince the judge not to extend the order. 

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  • Charges of Operating With a Suspended Registration Dismissed on Day of Arraignment

    Several days ago the defendant was driving in a southeastern Massachusetts town. A routine plate inquiry revealed that the registration had been suspended for an expired registration sticker. A summons charging a violation of G.L. c. 90 section 23 was sent to the defendant's home however he never received it. Consequently, he was in default and a warrant for his arrest had issued. He was taken into custody and released on his promise to appear in the court that issued the summons. At that time our office was hired to represent the man. We succeeded in getting all charges dismissed on the day of arraignment.

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  • Felony Gun Charges Against Air Force Veteran Continued Without a Finding

    The defendant is a veteran who served in the Air Force and won several medals for his service. Nearly a year and a half ago police were called to his home to investigate physical abuse of one of his children. When the officers arrived they saw, in plain view and firearm. The nature of the weapon and the absence of proper identification cards and licenses prompted the police and district attorney's office to file felony gun charges against man. He was looking at a mandatory three year state prison sentence. At the suggestion of a family member the man hired our office. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the case continued without a finding. After a short probationary period the charges will be dismissed.

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  • Complaint for Shoplifting Against Local College Professor Does Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a professor at a local university. He is not an American citizen. Several months ago he was caught shoplifting in a local Target store. He was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing. He hired our office to represent him. He was facing termination from his job if a complaint issued and possible deportation if he were to be found guilty or had admitted to sufficient facts. Attorney Neyman represented him at the clerk magistrate hearing and succeeded in convincing the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint.

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  • Convictions for Non-Citizen Facing Deportation Vacated After Hearing

    The defendant is a citizen of a South American country now living in California. In 2002 and 2004 he plead guilty to two crimes having immigration consequence. The 2002 case was a possession with intent to distribute class B cocaine, a felony and the 2004 case was shoplifting. For immigration purposes both of these cases are considered crimes of moral turpitude. At the time the defendant pleaded guilty he was not properly advised of any collateral consequences. He was recently facing deportation because of these convictions and he hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get these convictions vacated. The man will not be deported.

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  • Client Charged With OUI and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Found Not Guilty after Jury Trial

    The defendant is an electrician working for the union on significant commercial projects. On March 8, 2019 a suburban police officer observed the defendant operating a pickup truck at 4:50 in the morning on a two lane highway. The pickup truck entered the oncoming lane of travel nearly striking the police officer's vehicle. The officer turned around and noted that the defendant was driving over the median lane several times. While effectuating the stop the defendant struck a snowbank. The officer immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol on the defendant. He was unable to produce a driver's license and instead gave the officer his social security number. He was unable to perform any field sobriety tests and was only able to get to the letter "o" while taking the alphabet test. The defendant was arrested and charged with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. We quickly scheduled a trial. Today, after a very short deliberation process the defendant was found not guilty of all counts.

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  • Motion to Suppress Drugs Seized After Stop and Search of Car Allowed

    The defendant is charged with trafficking over eighteen grams of oxycodone in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. The penalty for a conviction of that offense is two years mandatory in a Massachusetts state prison. The facts of the case are as follows. On December 16, 2016, members of a suburban Boston police department responded to a call for a woman unconscious outside of her home. Upon arrival the officers immediately suspected that the woman had suffered a drug overdose. An ambulance was called. The officers became suspicious of the woman's husband who was home but acting disinterested in her condition. The following one of the responding officers queried a vehicle outside of the defendant's home. The vehicle came back as one belonging to a rental car company owned by the defendant. The query further indicated that this vehicle had been queried by numerous police departments. As a result, the officer established surveillance of the vehicle. He pulled the car over for failing to use a turn signal. He approached the vehicle and smelled a strong odor of unburnt marijuana coming from the car. He asked the defendant if he would mind opening a briefcase sitting on the seat next to him to see how if it contained an illegal quantity of marijuana. The defendant complied. While doing so the officer observed a large quantity of pills packaged in a manner consistent with an intent to distribute. He arrested the defendant and located over 200 oxycodone pills. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Extensive discovery battles were fought and won by our office. We ultimately filed a motion to suppress all evidence seized as a result of the unlawful search. After a hearing on this motion the judge agreed that the search was illegal. All drugs seized as a result of this search were suppressed. The case will be dismissed at the next court date.

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  • Pre-Trial Probation Pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for College Student Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant is a junior at a top ranked university in Massachusetts. It was alleged that on November 9, 2018 he and his girlfriend were having a discussion over their recent breakup. The conversation enraged the defendant. In an effort to calm him down the victim touched his arm. He responded by violently picking her up and throwing her to the floor. He was later charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. The defendant immediately contacted and hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. After several months of negotiations Attorney Neyman was able to convince the district attorney and judge to agree with a resolution pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87, pretrial probation. This case will be dismissed at the end of the year. The defendant will not be disciplined by the university and he will have no criminal record.

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  • Shoplifting Charges Against College Student Nolle Prossed Prior to Arraignment

    Last night the defendant, a local college student was arrested after she was caught stealing from a high end cosmetic store. Normally the woman would have received a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing however since she had no identification in her position she was arrested. Her father bailed her out and contacted our office to defend her. An arraignment charging shoplifting in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30A was scheduled for today. Attorney Neyman was able to get the case nolle prossed prior to arraignment. The case is over and the defendant will have no CORI entries.

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  • Complaint for Trespass Does Not Issue Following Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a computer engineer with several graduate degrees. He has a passion for photography. Several weeks ago he was taking pictures of historic buildings that are owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In order to get a clearer shot of the property he climbed over the fence. He was quickly surrounded by state troopers and interrogated. When he told them what he was doing he was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with trespassing under G.L. c. 266 Section 120. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing no complaint issued. The matter was dismissed.

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  • Complaint Against Non-Citizen Nurse Of Receiving Stolen Property Does Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a non-citizen nurse. She works at nursing homes taking care of elderly people with dementia. In January a pawn shop owner called the police when our client tried to sell him some jewelry that had very personal engravings on them. He suspected that the items may have been stolen. The police were able to track the items to someone who identified them as belonging to his mother, an eighty-eight year old woman living in a nursing home with dementia. The police obtained our client's name from the nursing home and got her driver's license photo to show to the pawn shop owner. He made a positive identification of our client. Detectives learned from the victim that our client had stolen the items from her. A summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging receiving stolen property under G.L. c. 266 Section 60 issued. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, after a clerk's hearing we were able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Three Charges of Larceny Under $1,200 Against Non-Citizen Dismissed on Court Costs

    On three dates in December of 2018 loss prevention at a wholesale outlet store observed the defendant, a non-citizen, entering the store and acting in a suspicious manner. Concerned about the man's behavior the store accessed security video on the dates and observed the man's behavior in the store. They quickly saw that he had been taking men's jackets, trying them on and placing his own jacket over them. He would then go to another part of the store and place some inexpensive items in his shopping cart. He would go to the self-service checkout kiosk and pay for the smaller items and leave without paying for the jackets. The police were notified and provided with the security videotapes. They were able to identify the man and he was summonsed to court and charged with three counts of larceny under $1,200 in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30. Our office was able to get all charges dismissed on the day of arraignment.

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  • Restraining Order Does Not Get Extended After Hearing

    We represent the defendant. He was served with a restraining order several months ago. He went into court without a lawyer and tried to convince the judge not to issue the order. He did not succeed. He then retained our office to fight the extension efforts. Even though the ex-wife fought our efforts with a very talented lawyer we succeeded in convincing the judge not to extend the 209A restraining order.

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  • Pre-Arraignment Diversion For College Student Charged With Distribution of Drugs and Possession With Intent to Distribute Drugs

    The defendant is a student at a prestigious university in Massachusetts. On May 31, 2018 a student at that university was rushed to a hospital after having seizures from taking drugs. The university and local police investigated the matter and learned that the individual had purchased drugs from our client. The officers interviewed our client who admitted to having sold marijuana to the other student and others. It was determined that the marijuana had been laced with an unknown substance that caused the seizures. Our client permitted the officers to search his dorm room. They located class D and class E drugs consistent with an intent to distribute. The defendant was charged with distributing class D, G.L. c. 94C section 32C, possession with intent to distribute class D, G.L. c. 94C section 32C and possession with intent to distribute class E, G.L. c. 94C section 32D. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Our office continued the arraignment on several occasions in hopes of getting the prosecutor and/or judge to agree to imposed pre-arraignment diversion under G.L. c. 276A. Today, we succeeded in that regard. After the defendant completes diversion all charges will be dismissed, prior to arraignment.

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Over 100 Grams Against Lead Abatement Contractor Dismissed

    The defendant is a lead abatement contractor with a successful business based in Massachusetts. On March 15, 2019 stopped a truck being driven by the defendant. Upon contacting the driver the state trooper observed him to be nervous and sweaty. He was providing inconsistent and evasive responses to the trooper's questions. The officer asked him to get out of the car so that he could be searched for weapons. The officer observed, in plain view on the driver's seat, packaged materials consistent with illegal drugs. The officer picked up the packages and recognized it to be cocaine. The defendant was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine in excess of 100 grams in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. If convicted he would serve a mandatory minimum eight year state prison sentence. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.

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  • Bail Reduced in Heroin Trafficking Case

    The defendant was charged with trafficking heroin under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. He was held on $150,000 bail in the district court after arraignment. As a result the defendant retained our office to represent him on the case. We appealed his bail to the superior court. The bail was significantly reduced and the defendant was released.

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  • Rape Charges Against Supermarket Owner Dismissed

    The defendant owns a chain of supermarkets throughout the northeast. Several months ago he was charged with raping a co-worker by forcibly making her perform oral sex on him in his car. Charges under G.L. c. 265 Section 22 issued. Attorney Neyman was retained to defend the man. We were able to access video security footage of the area where the victim claimed to have been raped. The video clearly showed that not only did the defendant not commit the act but he was not even in the area where she claimed that the act occurred. The case was dismissed.

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  • District Attorney's Motion to Take Deposition of Mentally Compromised Victim in Lieu of Trial Testimony Denied by Judge After Hearing

    The defendant is charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of fourteen in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13B. This incident is alleged to have occurred twelve years ago when the victim was very young. She is now sixteen years old and has emotional and cognitive disabilities. As such, the prosecutor filed a motion to have the victim testify via videotaped deposition in lieu of having to come into court. Our office vigorously fought against that motion. We prevailed and the complainant must now testify before a jury.

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  • Pretrial Probation for College Student Charged With Malicious Destruction to Property, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Person

    Of February 22, 2019 the defendant, a freshman at a local university was at a party highly intoxicated at an off campus party. He became separated from his friends and started to walk back to campus. He lost his cell phone and could not call an Uber. He went up to a home and grabbed the door handle trying to get into the home. The homeowner called the police. Officers arrived and confronted the defendant. He struck one of the officers and was wrestled to the ground. He was charged with malicious destruction to property G.L. c. 266 Section 127, assault and battery on a police officer G.L. c. 265 Section 13D, resisting arrest G.L. c. 268 Section 32B and disturbing the peace G.L. c. 272 Section 53. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Through negotiations with the prosecutor and an excellent, caring probation officer our client was able to enter into a restorative justice program. All charges will be dismissed via pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 after the completion of the program.

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Case Against Third Year Law Student Dismissed

    The defendant is married to the victim and there exists a history of violence between the two. Earlier this week our office got a case against this same defendant and involving the same victim dismissed. The victim invoked her marital privilege however the prosecution attempted to proceed without her assistance. They argued that case law permits prior statements of the victim under the excited utterance exception to the hearsay rule. Attorney Neyman opposed that motion referencing case law established by the United State Supreme Court. Using the case of Crawford v. Washington we were able to establish that the victim's statements to the investigating officer were "testimonial" and even if considered an excited utterance exception to the hearsay rule they could not be used. The trial judge agreed and the district attorney was unable to proceed. The case was dismissed.

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  • Felony Drug Charges Continued Without a Finding and to be Dismissed

    In June of 2017 members of a greater Boston suburban task force were investigating high level drug trafficking activity. Their efforts led them to a home that was occupied by the defendant. Officers obtained a search warrant and executed the search. During the search large quantities of drugs were found in the defendant's bedroom and other areas of the home. He was charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32 classes A B and C. After nearly two years of litigation our office was able to get the defendant a continuance without a finding. If he remains free from criminal legal trouble the case will be dismissed.

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Dismissed on Day of Trial

    Several months ago the defendant was charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. Our office resolved the matter by way of pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for a period of three months. Within a few weeks the defendant violated and his case was placed back on the trial list. Additionally, the man's bail was revoked so a speedy trial was scheduled. He again retained our services. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

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  • Charges of Trafficking Fentanyl Reduced to Possession

    In June of 2018 members a Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts department were conducting surveillance of an area saturated with drug dealing activities. Officers observed a vehicle with New Hampshire plates engaging in counter-surveillance activities. The driver ultimately met up with a known drug dealer who got into the defendant's car. Officers observed actions consistent with drug purchasing and selling. They stopped the car. The known dealer fled. The defendant, a woman was found in possession of over ten grams of fentanyl. She was charged with trafficking fentanyl under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. The crime carries a 3 ½ year mandatory minimum state prison sentence. She hired Attorney Neyman to represent her. Through bank records and drug program receipts along with hospital records we were able to convince the prosecutor that our client purchased the drugs for personal use and had no intention of selling them. The prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to possession thereby allowing the defendant to avoid a jail sentence.

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  • Pre-Arraignment Diversion for Hospital Worker Accused of Shoplifting

    The defendant is a recent college graduate and a hospital worker. This past fall she was in a local department store when loss prevention officials observed her stealing a significant amount of store merchandise. They detained her and obtained a full confession. She was summonsed to court charged with shoplifting in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. Had she been arraigned she would have lost her job. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, our office was able to get the defendant pre-arraignment diversion under G.L. c. 276A. She was not arraignment and all charges will be dismissed.

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  • Security Analyst Found Not Guilty of Domestic Assault and Intimidation of a Witness Charges After Jury Trial

    The defendant is a security analyst working at an engineering company that is involved with extensive military contracts. He and the victim had been in an on again off again dating relationship for four years. On February 25, 2018 the defendant told the victim that he intended to move out of the home and terminate the relationship. He asked her to return a ring that he gave her and for possession of their dog. The woman became enraged. She started packing his clothes. She claimed that in the process he shoved her against a wall and smashed her head off the wall. He punched her in the head. He threw her in a bedroom. He then threw her down on the ground and slammed her head off of the floor. She grabbed her cell phone to call 911. He grabbed the phone from her and continued to beat her. She fled the home and made a harrowing 911 call from a neighbor's home. The defendant was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and intimidation of a witness G.L. c. 268 Section 13B. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man. After a year of discovery the case went to trial. Through medical records and prior inconsistent statements we were able to convince the jury that the woman had fabricated the charges. We were able to reveal her motive for lying. In less than two hours the jury came back with a not guilty verdict.

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  • Condition of Release Modified to Eliminate Home Detention

    The defendant is released from custody on G.L. c. 276 58A dangerousness conditions. The district court judge imposed a condition of home detention. We appealed that condition to the superior court judge and succeeded in getting home detention eliminated. The defendant has no restrictions and no exclusions zones.

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  • Bail on Motor Vehicle Homicide Reduced and Defendant Released From Custody

    This case has been ongoing for about four months. The defendant was charged with motor vehicle homicide at the end of 2018. Her bail was set at $25,000 after police learned that she was at the registry attempting to obtain identification to flee the country. The Superior Court judge reduced the bail in half after a bail appeal. The defendant was still unable to post bail. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the bail reduced to $2,500. The woman was released from custody today.

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  • Rape Charges Against Local College Hockey Player Dismissed

    On October 9, 2018 a woman residing in a Merrimack Valley town went to the police station to report that she had been raped twenty six months earlier by a local college hockey player. The woman detailed an incident that allegedly occurred at a house party. The woman complained that the defendant whispered into her ear and tried to get her to touch his private area. He attempted to put his hand down her pants several times. She drank some beer and felt as if her arms "weighed a thousand pounds". She next remembered laying on a bed next to the defendant. He was holding her arms and wrists and forced digital penetration of her vagina. This was followed by him putting on a condom and raping her with his penis. Her statement to the police resulted in rape charged being filed under G.L. c. 265 Section 22(b) and drugging for sexual intercourse G.L. c. 272 Section 3. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, all charged against the man were dismissed.

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  • Dismissal Prior to Arraignment for Man Charged With Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

    On January 1, 2019 the defendant was walking in an MBTA station. Police officers in the station observed the defendant covered in blood with bruises on his forehead and face. One of the officers approached the defendant to see if he needed assistance. While doing so the defendant, without explanation struck the officer in the head with his elbow. The defendant was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer under G.L. c. 265 Section 13D. Today, prior to arraignment Attorney Neyman was able to convince the judge to dismiss the charges prior to arraignment.

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  • Pre Arraignment Diversion for Man Charged With Failing to Stop for Police Officer and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

    On October 24, 2018 the defendant was driving on a suspended license. He drove alongside a state police cruiser nearly hitting the cruiser. The officer signaled for the defendant to pull over. He did not. Instead, he fled the area at a high rate of speed evading apprehension. The officer queried the vehicle that came back to the defendant. A registry of motor vehicles search revealed a photo of the operator. The officer confirmed that this was the person driving the car. The defendant was summonsed for arraignment on charges of failure to stop for a police officer G.L. c. 90 Section 25 and negligent operation of a motor vehicle G.L. c. 90 Section 24. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, the defendant was not arraigned. His case was diverted pre-arraignment under G.L. c. 276A. After taking a safe driver class and a letter of apology to the state trooper the matter will be officially dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Charges of OUI Against Corporate Designer to be Dismissed

    The defendant is a corporate designer. She owns a large well known international design shop. On March 15, 2019 police were notified by several 911 callers about a woman driving erratically down a major Massachusetts. One of the callers stated that the subject had just hit a guardrail. Officers located the vehicle and independently observed a troubling driving pattern and eventually operating at various rates of speed in the breakdown lane. The officers stopped the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The driver was unable to provide a vehicle registration which was ultimately located in the glove box. She failed all field sobriety tests and blew a .11 breathalyzer at the station. She admitted to consuming too much alcohol and was charged with OUI, first offense. She hired our office to defend her. Wanting a swift resolution of the case and need her driver's license back the defendant opted to resolve the matter short of trial. The case was continued without a finding with the statutory 24D disposition. Her license was restored and she is driving again.

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  • Felony Charges of Larceny Over $1,200 and Malicious Destruction to Property Over $1,200 Dismissed

    The defendant lives in Southeastern Massachusetts. In April of 2018 police were called to his ex-girlfriend's house. She was crying and told the officers that the defendant had entered her home stole several thousand dollars cash from her home, destroyed expensive appliances and wrote obscenities in lipstick on her walls. The police arrested the defendant and charged him with larceny over $1,200 and malicious destruction to property over $1,200. Both of these crimes are felonies in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30 and G.L. c. 266 Section 127 respectively. Several motions hearings and pretrial hearings were conducted at which we were able to require the prosecution to provide additional evidence. Those hearings resulted in an inability of the district attorney to prove our client's guilty and ultimately forced a dismissal of the case. All charges were dismissed.

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Case Against Dentist Dismissed

    The defendant is a dentist with a large practice that includes several offices throughout Eastern Massachusetts. On November 25, 2017 police responded to a Boston address for a call on a domestic disturbance. They arrived to find the victim crying and bruised. She told the officers that the defendant did this to her following an argument centered on infidelity. Officers located our client who denied the accusations. He was summonsed to court and charged with violating G.L. c. 265 Section 13M, domestic assault and battery. He hired our office. Today, Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the case dismissed

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  • Larceny Over $1,200 Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a non-citizen professional. He is married with two children and holds a doctorate in electrical engineering. In December he was at a high end supermarket that sells alcohol. He purchased some items at the self service kiosk and concealed over $1,200 in alcohol making the crime a felony. He was charged with violating G.L. c. 266 Section 30. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to convince the clerk magistrate to hold the complaint. If the defendant remains free from criminal legal trouble the case will be dismissed in six months. This will have no impact on any citizenship applications and will not be on his CORI.

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  • Drug Distribution Case Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Several months ago police stopped a car being driven by our client. They claimed that he ran a stop sign. When they approached him he made furtive movements and appeared to be concealing either drugs or a weapon. When asked what he was doing the driver admitted to having bought drugs that he intended to use and sell. He stated that he intended to do this with his passenger who also admitted to the same. He given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging possession with intent to distribute class B under G.L. c. 94C Section 32 and conspiracy under G.L. c. 94C Section 40. He hired Attorney Neyman. Today our office was able to convince the clerk  magistrate not to issue the complaint. The case was dismissed.

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  • Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking, Possession of a Large Capacity Weapon and Child Endangerment Released After G.L. c. 276 Section 58A Bail Hearing

    The defendant was charged with fentanyl trafficking over ten grams under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. She is facing a 3 ½ year mandatory state prison sentence. Child endangerment charges were also filed due to the fact that the woman's one year old child accidentally accessed a pill and swallowed it requiring emergency medical attention. When the police searched the home they found high capacity feeding devices resulting in additional charges. The district moved for detention under G.L. c. 276 Section 58A. The family hired Attorney Stephen Neyman for the case and to get the woman released from custody. Today, after a dangerousness hearing the woman was released on conditions.

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  • Pretrial Probation for Man Charged With Sex For a Fee After Getting Caught up in Sex Sting Operation

    The past Saturday members of a southeastern Massachusetts sex trafficking task force were conducting a sting operation. They advertised on a website "skipthegames" for full service sex and other possible services. The defendant responded to the listing and arranged to meet at a designated location for the purpose of having sex. All communications were done using text messaging. The defendant went to the meeting place, a local hotel. He went to the room and was greeted by a woman. The two continued their sex for fee negotiations. The defendant was unaware that the woman was an undercover and that the room was monitored. After the services and fee were finalized the undercover sent out a signal resulting in numerous officers entering the room and effectuating an arrest. The defendant was charged with sexual conduct for a fee G.L. c. 272 Section 53, soliciting a prostitute G.L. c. 272 Section 8 and attempting to commit a crime under G.L. c. 274 Section 6. Today, the day of arraignment, the prosecutor agreed to pretrial probation for six months with twenty hours of community service. The case will be dismissed and the defendant will have no criminal record.

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  • Charges of Operating with a Suspended License do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a medical student at a prestigious Boston area medical school. His license to operate a motor vehicle had been suspended for non-payment of moving violations. He was unaware of this and continued to drive. About three weeks ago he was pulled over for making an illegal turn. The officer quickly learned that the license had been suspended. The defendant was issued a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing under G.L. c. 90 Section 23. This is commonly known as OAS in Massachusetts. The defendant's car was towed. He hired our office to represent him at the hearing. Today, with proof that he had paid the outstanding fines the case was dismissed. No complaint issued.

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  • Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a medical doctor living south of Boston. On November 25, 2018 members of a suburban police department were dispatched to the defendant's plush apartment building. There they were met by two tenants who told them that they had an expensive piece of furniture delivered to their home. They were not present for the delivery and the furniture was left in a hallway near their unit. The defendant owned an abutting unit. He apparently told the police that since the furniture was blocking access to his door. Consequently, in a fit of anger he destroyed the property. He was charged with violating G.L. c. 266 Section 127, malicious destruction to property over $1,200. He was afforded a clerk magistrate hearing. Today, our office prevailed on the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. The case was dismissed.

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  • Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under the Age of Fourteen Dismissed Against Non-Citizen

    The defendant is a non-citizen living in northeastern Massachusetts. On June 24, 2018 the police were called to investigate a sexual assault on a child. They met with the victim's grandmother who directed her to the victim. Officers were told that she was sleeping when she suddenly felt somebody on top of her touching her breast and chest area. She turned over and saw that it was her stepfather who was committing the act. She got out of bed and fled to the bathroom. She began crying and ran to her grandmother's room who in turn called the police. The child's mother confirmed her complaints and the defendant was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. The is a crime under G.L. c. 265 Section 13B. If convicted he would have served jail time, had to register as a sex offender and been deported. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Today Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

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  • Not Guilty Verdict After Jury Trial For Man Charged With Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14

    On December 14, 2017 the a forty-five year old man accompanied his girlfriend and her two children to the girlfriend's annual family Christmas party. The party was held at a large hall and attended by approximately forty people. A Yankee Swap was the focal point of the event and held in the function room portion of the hall. This room was protected by security cameras that recorded the event. The recording was presented as an exhibit during the trial. The footage lasts twenty four minutes. It shows the victim, the defendant's girlfriend's seven year old daughter, sitting in his lap. At one point in the video a woman is seen taking the child off of the defendant's lap and pointing at the defendant in an angry manner. This woman testified that the defendant was rubbing the girl's private area over her clothes. Another witness, the victim child's aunt, also testified to observing this act. The defendant was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, a violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13B. If convicted the defendant would have had to register as a sex offender, would have had a felony conviction and would have gone to jail. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to try the case. After a contentious trial Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting a not guilty verdict. The defendant was acquitted of all charges.

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct Against Woman With High Government Security Clearance Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a high level government employee. Several months ago she received an application for a criminal complaint charging her with assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13A and disorderly conduct under G.L. c 272 Section 53. The application stemmed from an incident that occurred on October 18, 2018. A Massachusetts State Police Officer responded to a call from a Lyft driver who stated that our client was drunk and vomited in his car. When the driver pulled over and asked the woman to leave his car she hit him. She was not arrested however she received a summons for a clerk magistrate on these charges. She hired Attorney Stephen Neyman who today succeeded in convincing the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint.

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  • Pretrial Probation for Accountant Charged With Felony Malicious Destruction to a Motor Vehicle

    The defendant is a partner in a large accounting firm. He lives in a very exclusive neighborhood in one of Boston's most lavish suburbs. On September 23, 2018 one of the defendant's neighbors saw him "keying" his car. The vehicle had been keyed on several other occasions, each time following a dispute between the neighbors. The victim never saw our client actually commit the act until this date. Not only did he personally witness it but he had installed surveillance equipment to identify the person. The police were called. They watched the video and listened to the victim's recitation of the events. Accordingly, they charged our client with violating G.L. c. 265 Section 28 malicious destruction to a motor vehicle. This is a felony in Massachusetts. A conviction or even a continuance without a finding would cost our client his job. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor and resolved by way of pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. Our client will have no record and the case will be dismissed.

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against School Teacher Dismissed on Day of Trial

    The defendant is a school teacher in a suburban Boston public school. On June 21, 2018 police responded to a call for a domestic disturbance. They met with the victim, husband of the defendant, at the front door of their home. He was covered with blood and bleeding from his face and nose. His shirt was torn and deep scratch marks along his chest and neck were visible. He immediately stated that he was hit by his wife. The police interviewed several neighbors who heard the commotion. All of them stated that there had been several incidents of violence in the home and that hit had been going on for months. The woman was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. We scheduled the case for trial today. The victim, husband, invoked his marital privilege preventing the district attorney from calling him as a witness. However the prosecution did try to get the judge to allow the admission of his statements when the police arrived under and excited utterance exception to the hearsay rule. We prevailed on the judge to deny the motion and the case was dismissed.

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  • Charges of Strangulation or Suffocation Against Electrical Union Worker Dismissed on the Day of Trial

    The defendant is a twenty-three year old man working in a local electrical union. On May 27, 2018 police responded to a call at a gas station to investigate an incident. There they were met by the defendant who admitted to pushing his girlfriend by the throat following an argument. The victim confirmed the confession and added that the defendant punched her as well. She described the push in the neck as strangulation. She claimed that it lasted several seconds and that she could not breathe. The defendant was charged with strangulation or suffocation under G.L. c. 265 Section 15D. Today, that charge was dismissed.

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  • Conditions of Release Modified to Permit Defendant to Return to Workplace Where Victim Also Works

    The defendant was charged with indecent assault and battery stemming from an incident with his co-worker. Prior to our office entering an appearance on this case the defendant was ordered to stay away from the alleged victim and her place of employment. The two worked at the same establishment. This effectively put our client out of work. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Today, we went into court and had the conditions of release modified to permit our client to return to work.

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  • Charges of Soliciting a Prostitute Attempting to Commit a Crime and Sex For a Fee Against Pharmaceutical Executive Dismissed

    On November 1, 2018 the defendant found himself caught in the middle of a human trafficking investigation in a southeastern Massachusetts town. He had been frequenting local massage parlors and soliciting sexual services over the Internet for years. Unbeknownst to the man one of the massage parlors had been under investigation for human trafficking. Our client was observed attending this establishment on multiple occasions. An informant who was also a prostitute working at this business identified our clients as one of her clients. He was stopped on November 1, 2018 exiting the business. Officers interrogated him. He panicked and confessed to being a frequent customer. He also surrendered his cell phone and permitted a search. Additional material appeared on the phone suggesting his common use of prostitutes. The man, a pharmaceutical executive was charged with sex for a fee G.L. c. 272 Section 53A, attempt to solicit a prostitute G.L. c. 274 Section 6 and soliciting a prostitute G.L. c. 272 Section 8. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. All charges were dismissed today.

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  • Restraining Order Against Local College Student Vacated on Return Date

    Less than ten days ago a local college sophomore received a restraining order pursuant to G.L. c. 209A from his former girlfriend. In support of her petition for the order the woman claimed that our client had stalked her dormitory, texted her incessantly and forced her to have sex with him. She further complained that our client owned firearms and that he was physically and verbally abusive to her. The man hired our office. Today was the return date for the extension of the order. Attorney Neyman was able to have the order vacated. This will not be on his CORI.

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Case Against Business Owner Dismissed

    On August 13, 2018 police in a Boston suburb were dispatched to a report of a fight between two people in a parking lot. When they arrived they were met by a woman who complained that her ex-boyfriend, the defendant, had pushed her, grabbed her by the hair and neck and shoved her into a car. Bystanders witnessing the incident corroborated the victim's account. The man was charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. With our assistance the man applied for and was granted a cross-complaint against the victim. Cross complaints are very effective and rarely used proceedings at which a defendant can assert his versions of the event to a clerk magistrate in hopes of getting a criminal complaint to issue against the "victim". In this case the strategy prevailed. The "victim" agreed to assert her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and, today the complaint against our client was dismissed.

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  • Pretrial Probation Under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 For Software Systems Analyst Charged With Sex For a Fee and Attempt to Commit a Crime and Soliciting a Prostitute Dismissed

    The defendant is a software systems analyst overseeing all technology for a local company employing in excess of one thousand people. On December 15, 2018 the man responded to an Internet advertisement listing full service sex for a negotiable fee. The advertisement was placed by police acting in an undercover capacity. Our client responded to the listings. He and the undercovers texted at length agreeing to particular services and a price. They agreed to meet at a specified location. When our client arrived he went to a designated hotel room where he was confronted by the undercover officers. He voluntarily produced his cell phone which showed the text. He was charged with several sex crimes, sexual conduct for a fee G.L. c. 272 Section 53A, attempting to commit a crime G.L. c. 274 Section 6 and soliciting a prostitute G.L. c. 272 Section 8. He hired our office to represent him. Today, we secured pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 on the sex for a fee case and the remaining charges were dismissed. After 90 days the sex for fee case will be dismissed as well. Our client will have no criminal record.

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  • Pretrial Probation Under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 For Three Months for Non-Citizen Law Student Charged With Beating Wife

    The defendant is a third year law student in Boston. He was charged on two occasions with assaulting and beating his wife in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. The first incident occurred on May 4, 2018. On that date, officers responded to an apartment and found a woman, the defendant's wife, complaining of pain to her ribs. She was dizzy and nauseous as well. She told the police that earlier that day, while walking to the gym her husband grabbed her by the hair and pulled her down the street. When she resisted he struck her in the ribs several times. She lost her breath and consciousness for a brief period of time. A civilian witnessed the incident and reported it to the police. The man was arrested and charged with the crime. About one month later, with the first case pending, the wife again called 911. She reported that the defendant had hit her in the head and then pushed her head into the bedroom wall. Again the defendant was arrested and charged with the same domestic assault and battery offense. The cases were consolidated. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for three months. The man, who is a non-citizen will have no record and no immigration problems. Probation will terminate prior to his graduation from law school.

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  • Bail on Rape Case Reduced and Home Detention Vacated

    The defendant is charged with rape under G.L. c. 265 Section 22. He was originally held on dangerousness under G.L. c. 276 Section 58A. Attorney Neyman was able to negotiate his release to home detention with conditions that  he wear a GPS monitoring device with exclusion zones. The case was scheduled for probable cause hearing on two occasions. The district attorney's office failed to indict within a reasonable time period. Today, Attorney Neyman successfully moved the court to lift the home detention condition.

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  • Probation Terminated Early on Case Continued Without for Indecent Assault and Battery

    The defendant was charged with indecent assault and battery on a hotel worker, G.L. c. 265 Section 13H. The case was high profile. At the time the defendant was a student at a prominent university visiting Boston. After over a year of litigation we were able to secure a continuance without a finding for the accused. He was recently accepted to a graduate program at the same institution. The CWOF would appear in background checks until such time as the probation terminated and the case was dismissed. Thus, without terminating probation the school would have rescinded the acceptance. Attorney Neyman was hired by the defendant to go back into court and move to terminate the probation. Today, we succeeded in that endeavor and the case was dismissed.

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  • Drug Distribution Case Dismissed

    On May 11, 2018 members of a suburban Boston city narcotics task force were monitoring an area known for significant drug activity. Officers observed drug dealers with whom they were familiar congregating in a parking lot in their cars and on their cell phones. The police monitored the situation for several hours and watched as drug users with whom they were familiar approached the cars and passed objects. The officers believed the passing activity was the exchange of drugs. Officers followed the perceived buyers and learned that in fact they had just purchased from the dealers at the parking lot. One of the officers acting in an undercover capacity approached one of the cars, our client's car, and engaged in a purchase of cocaine. Our client was arrested, searched and found to be in possession of large quantities of drugs. He was charged with distribution of class B, G.L. c. 94C Section 32A, possession of class E, possession of class B and possession with intent to distribute class E, G.L. c. 94C Section 32D. Today, our office succeeded in getting all charges dismissed.

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  • Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction to a Motor Vehicle do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a partner in a major downtown Boston financial institution. In August of 2018 he was riding his moped on a busy street in a south shore town. A large SUV being operated by a young woman approached him at a distance he felt was very close. Angered, the man smashed the side mirror of the SUV causing damage. He was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with malicious destruction to a motor vehicle under G.L. c. 266 Section 28. This is a felony in Massachusetts. The man was also charged with violating G.L. c. 90 Section 24, negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He hired our office to defend him. Today, after a clerk magistrate the complaint did not issue.

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  • Pretrial Diversion for Non-Citizen Charged With Felony Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon

    On October 18, 2018 police in a Boston, Massachusetts suburb responded to an apartment building on a call for a domestic disturbance. They met with the victim who told them that at 2:00 a.m. she and her roommate got into a verbal dispute about their lease. The argument escalated to a level of violence. The victim alleged that our client threw a computer modem at her and made several threats. The incident was witnessed by the victim's boyfriend who corroborated the victim's statements to the police. The defendant was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c 265 Section 15B. She hired Attorney Stephen Neyman who continued the arraignment to investigate the case. The charges are a felony in Massachusetts and the defendant who is a non-citizen would risk deportation if convicted. Today, our office succeeded in getting pretrial diversion under G.L. c. 276A. The defendant was not arraigned, has no pcf number and will not face any immigration consequences.

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  • Two Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1,200 Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    In June of 2018 police in a western Massachusetts city responded to a call for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival they spoke with the supervisor of a large apartment complex who had observed significant damage to artwork and furniture in a common area of the building. While investigating the officers observed cars parked below the building that had sustained damage as a result of objects being thrown out of the window and striking the vehicles. Blood droplets led the police to the defendant who resided in the apartment. Officers quickly learned that the defendant had committed the damage and was injured in the process of doing so. He was located at a local hospital where was interviewed. He confessed to the crimes. He was charged with two counts of felony vandalism under G.L. c. 266 Section 126A. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. On two occasions the arraignment was continued so that our office could work towards an accord and satisfaction under G.L. c. 276 Section 55. After succeeding in doing so we convinced the district attorney's office to reduce the charges to misdemeanors and agree to dismiss all counts prior to arraignment. The defendant will have no entries on his CORI.

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  • Pretrial Probation For Graduate Student Terminated Early

    The defendant is a graduate student in the process of completing her Masters program at a local university. She was recently accepted for a doctorate program in another state. Several months ago we were able to secure for her pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87 on a serious case. The term of probation was to run until May of 2019 when she is scheduled to graduate. However, her student visa is expiring and the pending probationary status would prevent her from having it extended. Furthermore, the PhD program would not permit her to enroll with probation pending. Attorney Neyman went into court and over the objection of the complaining witness and the district attorney's office he was able to have the judge terminate probation.

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  • Bail Reduced After Contentious Bail Reduction Hearing for Woman Charged With Motor Vehicle Homicide

    The defendant is charged with motor vehicle homicide under G.L. c. 90 Section 24. Prior to the case being charged the defendant was accused of making statements suggesting that she intended to flee to Puerto Rico where she has relatives and friends. She was quickly apprehended, charged and had a very high bail set in the district court. Attorney Stephen Neyman was retained to represent her for a bail appeal. Our office was able to get the bail reduced that has enabled her release.

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