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Newton District Court: Pretrial Probation for Non-Citizen Graduate Student Charged With Annoying and Molesting Phone Calls
The defendant is a non-citizen working towards a doctorate degree at a local well respected university. In September of 2017 she and her landlord became entangled in a dispute involving destruction to the property and rent issues. The matter escalated and the defendant began calling the victim incessantly, using profanity and making threats. The victim called the police. A subpoena was issued enabling the authorities to obtain cell phone information. Those documents corroborated the victim's belief that our client was the person making the calls. The police ultimately made contact with our client and obtained her confession. She was charged with violating G.L. c. 269 Section 14A, a misdemeanor that does provide a possible jail sentence. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, he secured pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for the woman. All charges will be dismissed in a few months. More importantly, there will be no impact on her immigration status.
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Springfield, Massachusetts man charged with four counts of Obscene Telephone Calls given pre-trial probation
Dudley District Court: The prosecution alleged that in January of 2011 police were dispatched to an address for a complaint of a woman receiving sexually explicit telephone calls. The caller was using a blocked telephone line and the woman had no idea who was making the calls. An administrative subpoena issued and the calls were traced to a young man's phone. The man lived in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was charged with four counts of making Obscene Telephone Calls. Attorney Neyman convinced the district attorney to agree to pre-trial probation. The charges will be dismissed in their entirety in a few months.
Complaints of Restraining Order (209A) Violations , Criminal Harassment and Annoying Telephone Calls not issued after clerk's hearing
South Boston District Court: Police applied for three complaints against our client. In one, it was alleged that he was parked outside of his ex-girlfriend's apartment in violation of an existing restraining order. In another, it was alleged that our client violated the restraining order on a different occasion by making several phone calls and sending e-mail and Facebook messages. Additionally, it was alleged that on yet another occasion, our client called this woman 30 times in a 24 hour period and followed a pizza delivery man into her apartment building to bang on her door. Denise Dolan of our office represented our client at a clerk's hearing. Two of these applications were dismissed and one was continued to be dismissed in 7 months.
Charges of making annoying and obscene phone calls against Massachusetts man dismissed at Clerk's Hearing
Woburn District Court. The complaining witness contacted the Wilmington Police department in April of this year complaining that she was being sexually harassed over the telephone by a local man. Police investigated the complaint and were able to confirm that telephone calls from our client's cell phone had in fact been made to the complainant at the times and dates she detailed. The calls were of an explicit sexual manner that the complainant found alarming and troubling. She sought a criminal complaint against the defendant for violating M.G.L. ch. 269 S14. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to prevent charges from issuing against our client.