Case Results 2019

  • 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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