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  • Roxbury District Court: Reasonable Bail Set on Rape Case for Non-Citizen Defendant

    The defendant is not a citizen of the United States. He lives on the west coast and is working towards his Masters degree at a prestigious university. Over the weekend he was arrested after his former girlfriend called the police complaining that he had raped and beaten her after she broke up with him and refused to have sex with him. The prosecution had pictures taken at the hospital corroborating the woman's complaint. The family hired Attorney Neyman yesterday. Mr. Neyman was able to get bail set in the amount of $1,000 (one thousand dollars). See bail statute, G.L. c. 276 Section 58. No conditions other than to stay away from the victim and surrender a passport were placed on the defendant. He posted bail and returned to the state where he resides.

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  • Middlesex Superior Court: Bail Set and Posted for Man Charged With Violating Superior Court Probation

    In yesterday's case result we posted about our client being released on personal recognizance for a drug case. He is on probation in the Middlesex Superior Court for a stabbing conviction in 2014. The defendant was detained on a probation warrant until he could be brought into court today. Attorney Neyman was able to get the man a reasonable bail which he immediately posted.

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  • Quincy District Court: Judge Denies Prosecutor's Request to Revoke Bail

    The defendant is charged with domestic assault and battery, G.L. 265 Section 13M. The defendant was ordered as a condition of his release not to have contact with the victim and to stay away from her. While waiting for the pretrial to be called the prosecutor saw the defendant in the vicinity of the victim. As a result the prosecutor moved to revoke the defendant's bail, telling the judge that she and the victim witness advocate had just witnessed the violation. Attorney Neyman objected to the motion and convinced the judge not to revoke the bail. The defendant remains free.

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  • Suffolk Superior Court: Bail in Multiple Kilo Cocaine Trafficking Case Reduced by Half

    The defendant has a cocaine trafficking case pending in the Suffolk Superior Court that involves multiple kilograms of cocaine. Prior to our office becoming involved in the case a high, unaffordable bail was set by a District Court judge. Attorney Neyman was retained for the case and started the defense process. Today, before a Superior Court judge in a bail appeal he was able to get the bail reduced by half, an amount that the defendant can afford. The defendant's family will be posting the bail for his release.

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  • Worcester District Court: Defendant Released from Jail After G.L. c. 276 Section 58A Dangerousness Hearing

    Last weekend the police effectuated a stop of a car driving in Auburn, Massachusetts. Officers stated in their report that the defendant's license plate was not illuminated. After the stop officers observed ammunition on the floor of the vehicle and ordered the defendant to get out of the vehicle. He complied. Upon doing so officers saw a handgun in the car. The defendant was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm, G.L. c. 269 Section 10 and unlawful possession of ammunition, G.L. c. 269 Section 10. At arraignment the district attorney moved for detention pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 58A, the dangerousness provision of the Massachusetts bail statute. Our office was subsequently retained. Today, after a hearing our client was released.

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  • Roxbury District Court: Charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Class B and Class C Drugs Dismissed Prior to Arraignment and Personal Recognizance on Remaining Charges

    On February 8, 2017 a woman arranged to have a friend pick her up near downtown crossing in Boston, Massachusetts. The friend arrived with a man, the defendant who was driving a Honda. The woman entered the defendant's car with the understanding that she would be given a ride home. Instead, the woman was assaulted with a knife and robbed of money, clothing and prescription drugs. The man was later arrested and charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, possession with intent to distribute drugs and more. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man. Today, after a lengthy bail hearing the defendant was released on his own recognizance. In addition, Attorney Neyman was able to get the drug charges dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Wrentham District Court: District Attorney's Motion for Bail Revocation Denied

    The defendant is one of our clients charged with domestic assault and battery. He was placed on conditions of pretrial release that included wearing a GPS monitoring device, abstaining from the use of alcohol, alcohol screens, mandatory reporting and more. The defendant missed his screens on February 1st and February 3rd, failed to report to probation and refused to charge his GPS monitoring device. A probation warrant issued and the defendant was returned to court for a bail revocation hearing. The prosecutor asked for a revocation of bail which would require the defendant to remain in custody. Attorney Neyman convinced the judge not to revoke bail and to modify the release conditions in a more favorable manner.

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  • Concord District Court: Personal Recognizance for Software Engineer Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant, a local software engineer was surprised by police over the weekend when he was confronted and arrested for allegedly hitting a family member. The accused had been involved in a similar incident less than six months earlier in the same county. He was arraigned today and the district attorney's office sought an order of bail. Attorney Stephen Neyman appeared on behalf of the man and was able to have him released on his personal recognizance.

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  • Lowell District Court: Local Salesman Released After 58A Dangerousness Hearing

    The defendant is a forty-nine year old salesman charged with domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction to property, resisting arrest, unlawful firearm possession and more. In mid-December the police responded to a 911 call for a domestic situation growing out of control. The officers arrived to find the husband in a manic state, violent and irrational. The police tazed the man and arrested him. In court the next day the district attorney moved for detention under the dangerousness statute, G.L. c. 276 Section 58A. A dangerousness hearing was scheduled and the family hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, after the hearing the accused was released.

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  • Worcester Superior Court: Personal Recognizance for Man Accused of Stealing Nearly 20 Million

    The defendant is a local businessman who, after a one and a half year investigation was indicted for allegedly stealing nearly twenty million dollars from the state. At the time of arraignment the defense was given nearly two thousand pages of grand jury minutes detailing how the alleged theft came about. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the accused at the inception of this investigation. Today, at the arraignment and bail hearing our client was released on personal recognizance.

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  • Middlesex Superior Court: Bail Reduced for Boston Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

    The defendant was charged with trafficking cocaine in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. He is facing a mandatory minimum eight year prison sentence. The prosecution alleged that police were alerted by a confidential informant to the possibility of a large scale cocaine trafficking case in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The police followed up on the lead. Their information was corroborated when the defendant and his accomplice entered a gas station parking lot, the purported location for the deal. The defendant entered an adjacent store. The officers, acting in an undercover capacity approached the car and saw the passenger holding a large quantity of cocaine. Both parties were arrested and arraigned. Bail was set. Afterwards, one of the defendants hired our office to get the bail reduced. Today, Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the bail significantly reduced.

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  • Waltham District Court: Bail Restrictions Lifted and GPS Device Removed After Bail Hearing

    The defendant has been charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery following a fight in which his girlfriend's former partner was stabbed. Initially G.L. c. 276 Section 58A conditions were set keeping the defendant away from his girlfriend. He was also required to were a GPS tracking device. Today, the man retained our office for his case. Our first order of business was to get his bail conditions modified. We succeeded in doing so by getting the stay away lifted and the GPS removed.

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  • Suffolk Superior Court: Successful Defense of Prosecutor's Attempt to Increase Bail

    The defendant has been charged with human trafficking (G.L. c. 265 Section 50); possession of illicit material depicting a child in the nude (G.L. c. 272 Section 29) and photographing a child in the nude unsuspectingly (G.L. c. 272 Section 105). Bail was set in the district court and successfully appealed to the superior court by our office last summer. The defendant was recently indicted on these charges and arraigned in the superior court. The assistant district attorney tried to get the bail increased substantially. Attorney Neyman contested the request and won. No additional bail was set.

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  • Lowell District Court: Personal Recognizance After Bail Hearing For Man Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant is a thirty year old man accused of domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. The prosecution alleged that over the weekend, the defendant and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument. The dispute escalated and ultimately the defendant grabbed the woman by the throat and tried to strangle her. Her roommate called the police who arrived, conducted an investigation and arrested the defendant. The defendant immediately contacted and hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. At the arraignment the assistant district attorney asked for bail. Attorney Neyman opposed the request. The judge agreed with our office and released the defendant on his personal recognizance.

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  • Boston Municipal Court: Bail Conditions Modified to Permit Out of State Travel

    The defendant is in his sixties and charged with photographing an unsuspecting person in the nude. He lives out of state. Before our office represented him he was arraigned and conditions of bail were set that prevented him from traveling out of state. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man on the underlying case. Today, we went into court and convinced the judge to modify the terms of bail to permit out of state travel.

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  • Peabody District Court: Woman Arrested For Fugitive From Justice Case Granted Bail

    Our client is a pharmacist who lived in another state over two thousand miles from Massachusetts. There, she had been investigate for a multitude of drug offenses stemming from her employment. She moved to Massachusetts and after doing so was indicted for several drug crimes in her former state. A warrant for her arrest issued. She was arrested in Peabody for being a fugitive from justice in violation of G.L. c. 276 Section 20A. The prosecution asked the judge to hold the woman without bail until the other state came to get her. This would have resulted in her being incarcerated for months in Massachusetts. However, today our office was able to get her bail which was posted.

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  • Peabody District Court: Personal Recognizance Granted For Man Charged With Intimidation of a Witness

    The defendant drives a transportation and is involved in separation proceedings with the victim, his wife. Over the weekend the victim accused the defendant of going over to her house and threatening her for previously having him arrested on domestic assault and battery charges against her. Her allegations prompted another arrest and the man was held without bail over the weekend. Today, he was brought into court and arraigned on the new charges. The district attorney tried to have his bail revoked under G.L. c. 276 Section 58. Our office appeared on behalf of the defendant and convinced the judge to release the defendant on his own recognizance.

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  • Lowell District Court: Man Release After 58A Dangerousness Hearing Over Objection of District Attorney

    The defendant is a real estate developer who was charged in late September with breaking and entering, violation of a 209A restraining order and several firearms offenses in the Lowell District Court. The alleged restraining order violation resulted in an arrest and incarceration pending the prosecution's request for a 58A dangerousness hearing. After detention was ordered our office was hired on the underlying cases and to fight allegations at the dangerousness hearing. Today, after the 58A proceeding was heard Attorney Neyman was able to get the defendant released.

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  • Norfolk Superior Court: Bail in Major Drug Trafficking Case Reduced

    Several months ago our client was arrested and charged with drug trafficking in an amount that warrants a twelve year period of incarceration. Due to fact that he was found at the airport with a large amount of cash a substantial bail was set. Attorney Neyman was then hired to defend the man. Today, at his arraignment in the superior court, bail was significantly reduced. The man is not in custody and the case is pending.

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  • Concord District Court: Bail Conditions Modified

    The defendant is a college student entering his senior at a university outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Several weeks ago he was arrested and charged with OUI. He had a history of alcohol related cases. At the arraignment the assistant district attorney asked the judge to order the defendant to submit to random alcohol screens. The order entered. Today, Attorney Stephen Neyman successfully moved to modify the bail conditions so that the defendant could in fact attend school and not have to worry about having to return to Massachusetts for random screens.

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  • Dorchester District Court: Default Warrant Removed on Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon Case

    In 1997 the defendant was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. He left the jurisdiction, moved out of state and never answered to these charges. Recently he was notified of the default and open cases. Rather than risk arrest and rendition to Massachusetts the man hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him in court. Today, we removed the default warrant. The man was released on personal recognizance.

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  • Roxbury District Court: Low Bail, $500 Set on Heroin Trafficking Case

    The defendant is a Boston man known to local authorities for drug dealing activities. He has a fairly significant criminal record and was recently in default for his arraignment for this case, a heroin trafficking case. Attorney Neyman was hired to remove the default and represent him on the underlying charge. The prosecution alleged in part that after a routine traffic stop police officers saw packages of heroin in plain view. They inquired about the bags at which point the defendant struck the officers, sped off, got into an accident and tossed the drugs. Although he evaded immediate arrest his identity was known to the officers. Heroin trafficking charges and other felonies were filed. A warrant issued. Today, Attorney Neyman went into court with the man and after a bail hearing was able to get him released on $500 cash bail. The prosecution asked for $75,000 thousand. The man posted the bail immediately and is now released.

  • Dorchester District Court: Default Removed on Drug Case and Defendant Given Personal Recognizance

    The defendant is an engineer who had been arrested and charged with possession of heroin, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest. The incident occurred on September 3, 2014. The defendant was arraigned and released on five hundred dollars bail. A pretrial conference was scheduled for October 29, 2014 and the defendant failed to appear. He was defaulted and a warrant issued for his arrest. He hired Attorney Neyman to go into court with him, remove the default and represent him on the underlying case. Today, we went into court and had the default removed. The defendant was released on personal recognizance and another pretrial hearing has been scheduled.

  • West Roxbury District Court: Personal Recognizance For Physician Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    The defendant is a physician at a local prominent hospital. Over the weekend she and her partner had a disagreement that became physical. Boston police responded to a 911 call and in accordance with common protocol separated the two people involved and conducted their investigation by interviewing all parties and witnesses. The complainant alleged that during the dispute our client put her hands around her throat and began to strangle her. The defendant was then arrested and held in custody for a portion of the weekend. The case was arraigned and and a bail hearing was held. The assistant district attorney requested that bail be set. Attorney Neyman successfully argued for personal recognizance.

  • Salem Superior Court: Bail Reduced for Lawrence Man Charged With Rape

    The district attorney alleged at a district court arraignment that the defendant had raped a relative back in August of 2013. The crime occurred over several weeks at varying intervals. In the winter of 2014 the police investigating the case tried to talk to the defendant. He immediately retained our office. We advised him not to speak to the police. He complied. Several weeks later he was arraigned in the district court being represented by another lawyer. A high bail was set. Attorney Neyman scheduled a bail reduction for today for the man. Bail was reduced significantly and the man has been released pending trial. The man is back to work.

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