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Case Results 2022

  • Complaint Charging Two Counts of Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor Against Oil Worker Dismissed

    Our client is an oil worker who lives and works in Louisiana. In December of 2020 members of an internet crimes task force focusing on the exploitation of children were conducting an investigation. The purpose of the investigation was to locate social media platforms being used to lure children into unlawful sexual activities. The task force identified a man, the defendant, masturbating and ejaculating and sending the video through social media to people purporting to be underaged girls. He was charged with disseminating obscene matter to a minor G.L. c. 272 section 28 and distribution of obscene matter under G.L. c. 272 section 29. These are both felonies and would require sex offender registration upon a conviction. Louisiana also charged the man with similar crimes under its statute. The defendant pleaded to a sentencing of probation in Louisiana. We were able to get the charges in Massachusetts dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Violation of a 209A Restraining Order Against Chef Dismissed

    Our client is a famous chef who owns several restaurants throughout the country. He has appeared on several television shows and at one time had his own culinary show. A former girlfriend took out a 209A restraining order against him over a year ago. Later, she claimed that he violated the order by hanging around the parking lot of her home, an area excluded by the restraining order. Our investigator did a great job gathering evidence showing that the victim and all supporting witnesses had lied about their observations. Accordingly, today the case was dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery and Malicious Destruction to Property Over $1,200 Against Car Dealer Dismissed

    The defendant owns several car dealerships in Massachusetts. He has been involved in a tumultuous relationship with a very controlling individual. This past October a 911 call was made. The caller identified our client as her boyfriend. She claimed that he had strangled her, beat her and destroyed her cell phone. He was arrested and charged with strangulation G.L. c. 265 section 15D, domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 section 13M and malicious destruction to property under $1,200 G.L. c. 266 section 127. The woman had made several similar complaints about our client in the past year. In each case where we represented the defendant the charges were dismissed. We scheduled this case for trial at the first available date. Today, all charges, two misdemeanors and one felony were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Rape of a Child and Kidnapping and Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Against Insurance Executive Sealed

    In 1993 our client was convicted of rape of a child with force under G.L. c. 265 section 22, indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 G.L. c. 265 section 13B and kidnapping under G.L. c. 265 section 26. The convictions haunted our client for nearly 30 years. He was unable to work in certain industries. Obtaining a college degree was extremely challenging. Coaching his children's youth sports was impossible and having to register as a sex offender hampered his life extensively. He hired our office to seal these convictions, an arduous task given the severity of the charges. Today, pursuant to G.L. c. 276 section 100A we were able to get the convictions sealed

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery do not Issue Against Truck Driver After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a truck driver. In March of this year he and another man got into a dispute following a road rage incident in a crowded parking lot. The victim pulled a gun on our client and was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon G.L. c. 265 section 15B. Our client responded by kicking the man several times thereby dislodging the gun from his hand. Our client was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, a shod foot in violation of G.L. c. 265 section 15B. Both parties were summoned for a clerk magistrate hearing. After the hearing, no complaint issued against our client. 

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  • Charges of Failure to Stop for a Police Officer Against Pharmacist Dismissed at Arraignment

    In April of this year our client and two other individuals were riding their motorcycles in a posh Boston suburb. Officers observed the individuals violating several motor vehicle laws. They attempted to stop the riders. Two of them took off and avoided apprehension. Our client did not. He was cited for several civil motor vehicle violations as well as a criminal charge, failing to stop for a police officer G.L. c. 90 section 25. We were hired to represent the man. All charges were dismissed earlier today. 

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  • Charges of Vandalism Against Professional Athlete do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a professional football player who was visiting a Massachusetts casino with friends late last year. According to police reports the man became unruly and damaged a chandelier on a casino elevator. The man's identity was easily obtained through security cameras. A summons for a clerk magistrate hearing seeking a vandalism charge, a felony in Massachusetts under G.L. c. 266 section 126A issued. At the hearing our office convinced the magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Not Guilty After Trial on Felony Charges of Assault and Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon

    Our client is a registered nurse. In September of 2020 she went to visit her husband at his auto garage. When she arrived she confronted a patron who was not wearing a mask. The patron became rude and aggressive towards our client. The two argued. The "victim" told our client that she had been having an affair with her husband. This angered our client yet she refused to react physically. In an attempt to further antagonize our client the victim started to hit her. The police were called. The victim claimed that our client hit her with a tire iron. Our client's husband confirmed this and felony charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c. 265 section 15A issued. Today, Attorney Neyman tried the case. The verdict was not guilty. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Biomedical Engineer Dismissed and Assault and Battery on Police Charges and Resisting Arrest Generally Continued for Two Weeks

    Our client is a biomedical engineer with nearly forty years experience. He owns several patents and holds the highest security clearances available to civilians. In November of 2021 he and his wife had an argument. She claimed the argument became physical and that he struck her. Our client denies that any of this happened. The police were called. They aggressively subdued our client unnecessarily. This resulted in our client being injured. Consequently, and as is so often done, the police claimed that our client hit them. As a result, charges of domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 section 13M and assault and battery on a police officer G.L. c. 265 section 13D and resisting arrest G.L. c. 268 section 32B issued. The resisting arrest and domestic assault and battery charges were dismissed. The assault and battery on a police officer charges were generally continued for two weeks. This means that those charges will be dismissed in two weeks. 

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  • 58A Detention Order Modified to Permit Release From Custody in Home Invasion Case

    Prior to our involvement in this case our client was detained under the dangerousness law pursuant to G.L. c. 276 section 58A. He is charged with home invasion under G.L. c. 265 section 18C and multiple firearms offenses, one of which is under G.L. c. 269 section 10(a). We appealed the order of detention earlier today and secured the release of our client. 

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  • Pretrial Probation for Commercial Construction Contractor Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    In August of 2021 police got a call for two women involved in a fist fight. One of the women told the officers that after finishing work she was hit in the face by the other woman. The officers were told that the initiator believed that her boyfriend, the defendant, was sexually involved with this woman. The police located the woman who was bleeding from her face and crying. She admitted to hitting the other woman. However she told the police that her injuries were the result of the defendant witnessing the earlier incident and retaliating. The defendant was arrested and charged with one count of domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M. Today, the district attorney's office agreed to pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87. The case will be dismissed in a few months. 

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

    On February 14, 2021 a woman called her ex-boyfriend asking him to come over for dinner and possibly renew their relationship. The meeting did not go well. Within minutes the two started arguing. During the argument the defendant took the woman's cell phone. She tried to grab the phone. He then elbowed her in the lip. She tried to exit the apartment but he pulled her back in. She ran into her son's bedroom, locked the door and escaped through a window. She ran to a neighbor's house. The neighbor called the police. The police located the defendant, arrested him and charged him with domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 section 13M and intimidation of a witness G.L.c. 268 section 13B. Today was the trial date. All charges were dismissed. 

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  • Felony Charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon Dismissed

    In February of 2020 police officers in an Essex County city were called for a large-scale brawl at a local nightclub. The officers conducted several interviews of witnesses and participants in the mele. They also obtained video footage of the incident. Our client was one of the people charged in this case. The charges were assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13A. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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

    In late December of 2021 police were called by loss prevention to a high end department store located in a suburban mall. Two siblings had been detained. Loss prevention observed both concealing and ultimately stealing items valued at over $4,000.00 dollars. Exercising tremendous restraint and compassion, rather than charge the defendants with a felony the officers elected to proceed by way of clerk magistrate hearing and charged both with larceny over $1,200.00, a felony under G.L. c. 266 section 30 and conspiracy under G.L. c. 274 section 7. One of the siblings is an adult and the other a juvenile. Today, we convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint against the adult. The juvenile's case will be heard at a later date. 

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  • Pretrial Probation for Graduate School Student Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    In February of 2020 police were called to a hospital emergency room for a call on a domestic dispute. The victim had been rushed to the hospital after being struck in the face with a rice cooker pan by her boyfriend, the defendant. The boyfriend admitted that he had done this yet claimed he had done so accidentally. The man was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c. 265 section 15A. Also, the man is here on a student visa meaning that any conviction or admission to sufficient facts would result in a discontinuation of his privileges in this country and likely deportation. The case was litigated for over two years. Much of the delay was attributed to the pandemic. Prophylactically, the defendant entered and completed the certified batterer's program. In the meantime he maintained his relationship with the victim, graduated from college and entered a top 20 graduate business program in New York. Recognizing many difficulties in successfully prosecuting this case, as well as the defendant's efforts to address an anger issue, the district attorney agreed to pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87. All charges will be dismissed in one year. 

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  • Trafficking Marijuana Charges Reduced to Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana get Continued Without a Finding

    In June of 2019, following a lengthy investigation, one of our clients was the target of a search warrant. The execution of the search warrant yielded several hundred pounds of marijuana and tens of thousands of dollars in cash. Our client was charged with trafficking marijuana under G.L. c. 94C section 32E. He was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in state prison. This is one of those cases where the pandemic had a positive impact on a criminal defendant. Our client took advantage of the multitude of delays in this case to better himself. He worked hard. He was accepted into a top 20 MBA program. He entered the MBA program. He addressed a personal drug addiction that led to his drug dealing enterprise in the first place. Recognizing this, and showing a tremendous amount of compassion, the prosecutor in this case agreed to amend the charges to possession with intent to distribute marijuana under G.L. c. 94C section 32C. He then agreed that we could go disparate before the judge. The prosecutor would ask for a guilty finding and probation. We asked for a continuance without a finding. The judge accepted our recommendation. This was largely due to the defendant's lifestyle changes and the prosecutor's level handedness. The case will be dismissed once the defendant graduates from his MBA program. 

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  • Pretrial Probation for Car Dealer Charged With Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana

    Our client deals in antique cars throughout the country. In July of 2018 he was pulled over for several motor vehicle violations. The officers made him get out of his car, searched him and the interior of the vehicle and located a significant amount of marijuana and paraphernalia that indicated the drugs were intended for sale, not personal use. We challenged the legality of the stop, search and seizure a few years ago. We were able to suppress most of what was seized. What remained of the criminal charges was possession with intent to distribute marijuana under G.L. c. 94C section 32C. This is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. Today, the district attorney agreed to pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87 for a 30 day period. All charges will be dismissed. More importantly, the money unlawfully seized from the defendant will now be returned to him. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Music Producer Dismissed

    On Christmas Day 2021 police officers is a Boston suburb were called to an apartment building for a complaint of a loud argument and apparent fighting. When they arrived there was no noise in the apartment aside from a woman's voice crying. The officers continued to knock for several minutes and finally a man, the defendant, opened the door. The officers entered the apartment and saw the crying woman who stated that the defendant punched her in the back of the head several times. The defendant denied punching her but did admit to pushing her off of him during an argument. The man, a prominent local music producer in town for a brief stint, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M as well as intimidation of a witness for breaking her phone. That crime is a felony under G.L. c. 268 section 13B. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over the Age 14 Dismissed

    In October of 2020 a woman entered the lobby of a police station to report that she had been sexually assaulted by a male relative. The victim was with a lawyer at the time of the initial disclosure. She claimed that this occurred twice. The first time the defendant pulled her close to him, hugged her, slipped his hands underneath her shorts and grabbed her buttocks. He then moved his hands to her front, touching the pubic hair area above her genitals. On the second occasion the defendant started rubbing her thigh towards her private areas. A complaint issued against the defendant charging him with two counts of indecent assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13H. After one and a half years of preparation we succeeded in getting all charges dismissed. The defendant, who is not a citizen, would likely have been deported absent this result. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against IT Executive to be Dismissed

    The defendant and victim were married several years ago. The marriage started to fall apart. As a result the defendant removed his wife from various bank accounts and family assets. Once she learned of this she confronted him. During the ensuing argument our client supposedly struck his wife. He was charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M. The wife appeared in court today to testify against our client. As a result, our client resolved this case with a continuance without a finding (CWOF). All charges will be dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery on Restaurant Owner Dismissed

    Last April, police in a Massachusetts city responded to a domestic call. They were met by the victim who is married to the defendant. She was out of breath, bruised, cut and crying. She told the officers that she and her husband argued. The argument became tense. Frustrated, our client threw a medicine bottle at his wife, ran up to her, choked her and punched her several times in the head. This was witnessed by the couple's adult son.. The police made an arrest charging domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 section 13M, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, G.L. c. 265 section 15A and strangulation or suffocation, G.L. c. 265 section 15D. The latter two crimes are felonies in Massachusetts. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Assault Against Truck Driver Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a truck driver. He was in Massachusetts for work. He spent the night in a suburban town. He went into a bar in the town to have a few drinks and some dinner. He and another person got into an argument at the bar. Our client supposedly threatened the other man with physical harm. The police were contacted. Our client subsequently received a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing applying for an assault and battery complaint under G.L. c. 265 section 13A. After a hearing the magistrate refused to find probable cause and the case was dismissed. 

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  • Conditions of Release Modified to Permit Travel and All Restrictions Removed

    Our client is charged with trafficking cocaine in excess of 200 grams under G.L. c. 94C section 32E. He is facing 12 years mandatory minimum in prison if convicted. One of his conditions of release was to remain in Massachusetts. We were able to remove that condition so that he can travel freely. 

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  • Motion to Suppress Unlawful Search and Seizure of Trafficking Weight Drugs Allowed

    Our client deals drugs for a living, typically marijuana. Over a year ago a police officer observed him driving a car in a parking lot known for its drug activity. The officer approached in an unmarked vehicle. Our client left, driving out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed and recklessly. The officer pulled him over. The officer proceeded to search the vehicle, the trunk, the occupants and anything that he could find in the car. Our client's girlfriend videotaped and audio recorded the incident. The officer located trafficking weight marijuana and charged our client with trafficking marijuana under G.L. c. 94C section 32E. The recording of the motor vehicle stop was presented to the judge during a hearing on a motion to suppress the search and seizure. That video recording convinced the judge to allow our motion. All marijuana has been suppressed. 

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  • Pretrial Probation for Nurse Charged With Improper Storage and Possession of Guns Terminated Early

    Several months ago we represented a nurse charged with improper storage of firearms under G.L. c. 140 section 131L. We resolved the case by way of pretrial probation for one year under G.L. c. 276 section 87. Our client requested that we try to terminate the probation early. We were able to do so. Pretrial probation is now over and the case is officially dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery Against Economist Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client lives in a very expensive Boston suburb. She often takes her children to a local park. Several weeks ago she was at the park with her children and a friend. An unleashed dog ran up to our client, biting her and causing her to bleed. The dog owner ignored the incident, grabbed the dog and left. The injured woman went to confront the dog owner. While doing so she was physically assaulted. She responded in self defense. The police were called and each woman was summoned for a clerk magistrate hearing, charging each with assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13. At the hearing we convinced the magistrate not to issue the criminal complaint. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Kidnapping Strangulation and Intimidation of a Witness Against Airlines Executive Dismissed

    The defendant is a high ranking airline executive who lives in another part of the country. In September of 2001 he was in Massachusetts on a business trip. He met up with a woman with whom he had gone on dates in the past. The two had a pleasant evening together. The next day the man flew home. Meanwhile, just after he left Massachusetts the woman reported that he had kidnapped her, strangled her, beat her and threw her cell phone away so that she could not call for help. The police who followed up found her badly beaten and bruised. As a result, they charged our client with domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 section 13M, intimidation of a witness G.L. c. 268 section 13B, kidnapping G.L. c. 265 section 26 and strangulation G.L. c. 265 section 15D. The woman did not appear today at trial to testify against our client. However, the district attorney attempted to prosecute this case using an excited utterance as an exception to the hearsay rule. The judge allowed our motion to exclude the 911 recording/excited utterance. Consequently, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device Against College Student Dismissed

    Our client is a college student charged with possession of a large capacity feeding device. This is a felony under G.L. c. 269 section 10M, punishable by up to ten years. It also mandates at least one year in jail or state prison for a conviction. After demonstrating that our client was improperly charged the district attorney's office agreed to dismiss the charges. 

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  • Gun Charges Against Local Man Dismissed Following Successful Motion to Suppress Unlawful Stop Search and Seizure

    Several weeks ago we posted a case result after successfully arguing an unlawful search and seizure in a gun case. Our client was charged with possession of a firearm under G.L. c. 269 section 10(a) for which there is a mandatory minimum 18 month sentence upon conviction. The suppressed evidence resulted in the district attorney's inability to successfully prosecute the case. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Man Charged With Rape Released After 58A Dangerousness Hearing

    Just a few days ago a local landscape company owner was arrested and charged with rape under G.L. c. 265 section 22. It is alleged that after a night of drinking he encountered a woman walking home on a dark city street. The two struck up a conversation. The man then walked with the woman purporting to walk her home. On the way home he forced her into an alleyway and forcibly digitally penetrated her. The prosecution moved for dangerousness under G.L. c. 276 section 58A requesting detention. After nearly a full day of hearing and argument the judge agreed to release our client. 

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  • Pre-Arraignment Diversion for Machine Operator Charged With Sex For a Fee

    Our client is a machine operator. Several weeks ago he responded to an online solicitation for sexual services. Following up on texts and phone calls, our client met with the person soliciting at a designated hotel room. Unbeknownst to our client, the individual was an undercover police officer. Our client was confronted and he provided his cell phone to the officer. It was quickly confirmed that the man had in fact been in contact with and involved in sexual services negotiations. He was summonsed for arraignment and charged with sex for a fee under G.L. c. 272 section 53A. Today, we were able to get our client pre-arraignment diversion under G.L. c. 276A

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  • Man Charged With Home Invasion Released on Conditions

    Our client is charged with a violent home invasion under G.L. c. 265 section 18C. Prior to our office appearing on this case he was held under dangerousness pursuant to G.L. c. 276 section 58A. Since this is a superior court case detention was set at 180 days. The time expired and we successfully moved for his release. The judge allowed our request. Bail was set and conditions of release were imposed. Our client is out of jail at this time. 

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  • Man Charged With Indecent Assault and Battery Released After Commonwealth Seeks Increased Bail

    Our client is a law enforcement officer charged with indecent assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13H. It is alleged that he had nonconsensual sexual contact with family member several years ago. He was arrested and a bail was set. He posted the bail and appeared for his arraignment. At the arraignment hearing the district attorney's office asked for an increased bail citing a flight risk. We succeeded in getting that request denied. We also had the judge vacate the bail order and let our client out on personal recognizance. 

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  • Charges of OUI Drugs Against HVAC Company CEO Dismissed

    In August of 2021 police in a suburban Boston city responded to a motor vehicle crash. They found the driver, the CEO of an HVAC company unconscious behind the wheel. A civilian who witnessed the incident and called the police assisted before the police arrived by administering narcan and reviving the driver. Officers believed that man overdosed. He was summonsed for OUI drugs under G.L. c. 90 section 24. Our office was able to convince the judge that the prosecution was unable to identify the drug and that the suspected drug caused the man to pass out and impaired his operation of the vehicle. Accordingly, the case was dismissed. 

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  • Motion to Suppress Gun Seized After Motor Vehicle Stop Allowed

    Our client was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in violation of G.L. c. 269 section 10A. If convicted he faced a minimum mandatory eighteen months in jail. From the day we were retained on this case we strongly believed that the man was targeted by the police and unlawfully stopped and searched. We contended that the initial stop constituted a seizure and was unlawful, that the officers lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, that the stop was unreasonably prolonged, that the defendant's movements were not furtive, that there was no need for an exit order and that the pat frisk was unreasonable. The judge hearing the motion agreed with us and the motion was allowed. The case will be dismissed soon. 

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  • Charges of Possession of a Firearm and Improper Storage of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition Against Pharmaceutical Scientist to be Dismissed

    Our client is a pharmaceutical scientist with several PhD degrees. Just over a year ago the man called the police to his home believing that a woman in his home had just cut her arm off. The police entered the property and saw no woman. They quickly learned that this man was having a mental health issue and they had him taken to a local psychiatric hospital for an evaluation. In the meantime, while searching for the non-existent woman the police located firearms and ammunition. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm under G.L. c. 269 section 10(h), improper storage of a firearm under G.L. c. 140 section 131L and possession of ammunition without an FID card. Over the ojbection of the prosecution we convinced the judge to continue the case without a finding. All charges will be dismissed in a matter of months.  

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  • Charges of Driving With an Open Container Dismissed

    Before the laws in Massachusetts changed our client was charged with driving with an open container of alcohol in violation of G.L. c. 90 section 24I. Between the time he was charged and today the law changed thereby making this act no longer a crime. The charges were dismissed today. 

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  • Charges of Resisting Arrest Against Computer Programmer Nolle Prossed

    The defendant is an engineer who was approached while in his car by several police officers. He refused to get out of his car and unlock the vehicle as demanded by the officers. The police ultimately broke his car window, pulled him out of the vehicle and arrested him, charging him with resisting arrest under G.L. c. 268 section 32B. We obtained a videotape of the incident and convinced the district attorney's office that prosecuting this case was not ethical. They agreed and filed a nolle prosse. The case was dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery Against Engineer do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate's Hearing

    Our client is an engineer who recently graduated from college. He was at an outdoor bar and got into an argument with another patron, someone whom he had met at a party. The other patron claimed that our client hit him in the back of the head. He went to the police department and ultimately the clerk's office to file an application for a criminal complaint charging assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13A. We convinced the clerk not to issue the complaint after demonstrating that the victim was applying for charges as a preemptive measure believing our client would do the same. 

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  • Charges of Possession of a Class A Drug Heroin and Attempt to Commit a Crime Nolle Prossed After Defendant Being in Default for Four Years

    In December of 2016 police in a Massachusetts city got a call for a man breaking into a car at a particular location. They responded and found a man in the car holding a small bag of heroin. When he saw the police he ran only to be apprehended a few blocks away. He was arrested and charged with attempting to commit crime under G.L. c. 274 section 6 and possession of a class A drug, second and subsequent offense in violation of G.L. c. 94C section 34. The man had a very strong addiction. He ultimately defaulted and moved to Florida. He got help and several months ago and contacted us to remove his default so that he could travel and come back to Massachusetts to address the pending case. The man provided documented proof that he had been in a residential treatment facility for over two years. This convinced the district attorney's office to nolle prosse the case. The charges are dismissed. 

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  • Felony Charges of Larceny Over $1,200 and Shoplifting Against Entertainment Executive do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On January 22, 2022 police were called to a high end clothing store for a report of a theft. Loss prevention personnel met the officers to advise that they observed a woman stealing items the value of which exceeded $1,200, thereby making the crime a felony in Massachusetts. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled charging a violation of G.L. c. 266 section 30A. We convinced the clerk's office that our client, a well know figure in the entertainment industry, had been suffering from depression and anxiety, that she had no prior record and that all of the merchandise had been returned, uncompromised. Based on that and our representation, no complaint issued. 

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  • Charges of Attempt to Commit a Crime Against Software Developer Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    This past summer a woman was in her bathroom getting ready to go out when she heard a noise outside of her suburban home. She looked out the window and saw three men with hooded sweatshirts trying to get into her basement. She immediately yelled out to the men. One of them looked up. His hood came off and she recognized him as her husband's former business partner. She believed that this man intended to break into her home to steal business machines the ownership of which the men were disputing. She called the police. The man was located and given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with attempt to commit a crime under G.L. c. 274 section 6. Today we successfully defended the allegations. No complaint issued.

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Nurse Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a nurse who at the time of this incident was working at a renowned Boston hospital. In late June of 2020 police were dispatched to an address for a domestic disturbance. They encountered the victim who roomed with our client. This woman complained that following an argument our client struck her in the face with a closed fist and pulled out a clump of her hair. Our client denied the allegations and told the officers that it was the victim who was the primary aggressor and that our client only struck her in self-defense. A summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M issued for our client. COVID slowed the process and yesterday the matter was heard. We presented a percipient witness who corroborated our client's version of the events. The clerk magistrate did not issue the complaint and the matter is now over. 

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  • No Money After Restitution Hearing Under Commonwealth v. Henry

    Our client received a continuance without a finding on an OUI, G.L. c. 90 section 24D, receiving stolen motor vehicle under G.L. c. 266 section 28, leaving the scene with property damage G.L. c. 90 section 24, malicious destruction to property over $1,200 G.L. c. 266 section 127 and other related motor vehicle crimes. A condition of his probation was restitution. Our office vigorously litigated what we believed were frivolous claims made by the victim in this case. A restitution hearing pursuant to Commonwealth v. Henry took place over several different court dates. Today we prevailed on the judge to deny restitution to the victim. Our client owes no money. The CWOF ends shortly and all charges will be dismissed.

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  • Pretrial Probation for Software Engineer Charged With Witness Intimidation and Domestic Assault and Battery

    Our client is a software engineer with a high security clearance. Last March he and his wife got into a verbal argument over her intention to divorce him. The argument turned physical when our client refused to sign the divorce papers. She told the police that he threw her on the bed. When she tried to call the police he grabbed her cell phone. He was arrested and charged with intimidation of a witness G.L. c. 268 section 13B and domestic assault and battery G.L. c. 265 section 13M. After several months of discovery and negotiations we were able to secure pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87 for our client. This case will be dismissed shortly. More importantly, this will have no adverse impact on our client's professional status. 

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault and Battery Against Detective Dismissed

    Our client is a detective with several years of service. In June of last year police were directed to a posh suburban neighborhood for a call that a woman was bleeding. The victim was in a dating relationship with our client. After an argument she began to pack her belongings, threatening to move out of the couple's home. She told the police that he tried to stop her. When it was clear that she was not going to stay he grabbed her cell phone and struck her with it on the head several times causing lacerations and significant bleeding. Our client was located a short time later and arrested. He was charged with domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 section 13M and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon under G.L. c. 265 section 15A. Anything short of a dismissal or an acquittal would result in our client losing his job. We scheduled this matter for trial as soon as the courts could hear the case. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Software Engineer Dismissed

    In April of 2021 police in a Boston suburb responded to a 911 call for a domestic assault and battery. They immediately spoke with the complainant who stated that her husband came home from work and found their two children crying. One of the children told him that their mother had struck them with a water bottle when they refused to obey her. Upon learning this the defendant grabbed his wife, struck her and pushed her down on the kitchen floor. The defendant was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M. The victim made clear her position that she did not want her husband prosecuted. The district attorney's office continued to press their prosecution. In order to resolve the case we scheduled the matter for trial. The wife did not appear. The district attorney was not able to proceed and the case was dismissed. 

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  • Motion to Modify Conditions of Release on Rape Case Allowed

    Our client is out on bail with strict conditions of release. On several occasions he has asked us to move the Court to modify his conditions of release to have his GPS removed so that he can attend events that prohibit him from entering with the device. Bail in Massachusetts is governed by G.L. c. 276 section 58 and in some cases G.L. c. section 58A. The latter statute permits a judge to set conditions including home confinement, GPS monitoring, cash bail and other measures. In this case, the judge and the prosecutor have agreed with our motions to modify the conditions of release on several occasions to accommodate employment, medical issues and economic matters. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery Against Computer Programmer Dismissed

    The pandemic has brought several changes to the legal system, particularly as to case management. Some counties now require what are known as trial readiness conferences. One of the purposes of these proceedings is to determine whether the prosecution will actually be able to prosecute a case or if it will be dismissed due to a legal inability to prosecute. Domestic assault and battery cases are ripe for these proceedings. If the complaining witness is uncooperative and the district attorney cannot proceed without him/her then the case will be dismissed at this proceeding. Today, we attended a trial readiness conference for one of your clients charged under G.L. c. 265 section 13M, domestic assault and battery. The complaining witness had previously voiced her intention not to assist with this prosecution. The prosecutor tried to get past the obstacle by requesting the judge to permit a witness to testify to what he heard the woman scream at the time of the crime. This is what is known as the excited utterance exception to the hearsay rule. The judge denied this motion and the case was dismissed given the prosecutor's inability to proceed without the statement. 

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  • Felony Charges of Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,200 Dismissed Following Successful Motion to Suppress

    The defendant is an entrepreneur involved in several lucrative businesses. One of these businesses involves the purchase and resale of commercial fencing. The defendant would buy surplus fencing on the internet or from wholesalers, store them and resell at opportune times depending on market demand. A competitor was searching the internet for similar products. He came across the defendant's listing and made false and unsubstantiated claims that the fencing the defendant was selling was his and had been stolen from him. Unscrupulous police officers seized this opportunity to obtain a search warrant for the defendant's property. Naturally the fencing was on the property as advertised and it was seized. We successfully argued a motion to suppress the unlawful search. Today the case came before a judge who agreed that without the fencing the district attorney could not prosecute the defendant for these charges, receiving stolen property in excess of $1,200.00 in violation of G.L. c. 266 section 60. As a result our motion to dismiss was allowed. 

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