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  • Charges of Possession of Class B and Class C Drug Against Master Electrician do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a master electrician who lives in another state. This past February he was in Massachusetts on vacation staying at a resort casino. He and his wife had an abundance of drugs they intended to enjoy during their stay. They ingested some LSD. Apparently the LSD was bad. The wife became very sick and the husband, our client, called 911. Police and paramedics arrived. The wife was taken to the hospital. Our client was interviewed by the police. He admitted to taking the drugs. Officers then saw, in plain view, other drugs. Our client was summonsed for possession of a class B drug, G.L. c. 94C section 34 and possession of a class C drug, also in violation of G.L. c. 94 C section 34. Today we appeared for a clerk magistrate hearing. Our argument that our client availed himself of the Good Samaritan law prevailed and the complaint did not issue. 

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  • Charges of Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny Over $1,200 Against Garage Owner do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    In February of this year a man walked into a police station complaining that our client broke into his home and stole several thousand dollars worth of personal items. The police investigated the matter. They located the items in a car being driven by our client. Officers inquired about the origin of the property and he claimed that it belonged to him. The officers requested permission to look closely at the goods. Our client permitted them to do so. When it became apparent that the items had been stolen our client was identified and summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with larceny from a building, G.L. c. 266 section 20A and breaking and entering in the daytime under G.L. c. 266 section 18. He was also charged with threats under G.L. c. 275 section 2 for supposedly telling the victim that if he said anything he would come back and kill him. Today, we convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Charges of False or Misuse of a Driver's License or ID do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Several weeks ago members of an urban police department were conducting operations targeting establishments that serve alcohol to underaged people, particularly college students. Officers entered a bar known to serve students and obtained an driver's license from someone they suspected of being under the age of 21. The officers were correct in their observations and charged our client with a violation of G.L. c. 138 section 34B. This is a form of driver's license fraud. We were able to convince the magistrate not to issue a complaint. All charges were dismissed. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Charges of Larceny by Scheme and Conspiracy Against Biotech Executive Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a high ranking executive in the biotechnology industry. He has multiple post graduate degrees in science and engineering including a PhD    from a top 10 local university. When he was still in school he became victim to an online air b and b scam. Unbeknownst to him, money was being passed through his bank account and filtered to the account of another student who was stealing from unsuspecting consumers looking for vacation rentals. Once the scam was identified, our client and the other individual were summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing charging larceny by scheme, G.L. c. 266 section 30 and conspiracy, G.L. c. 274 section 7. Fortunately, our client kept immaculate records through which we were able to convince the detective and clerk magistrate that our client was not a perpetrator of these crimes but also a victim. The charges against him did not issue. 

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  • Application for Complaint for Assault and Battery and Threats Does Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    In May of 2020 the defendant and his employer had been emailing each other back and forth discussing various employment issues. The tone of the emails became hostile and the parties agreed to meet in person to resolve all disputes. The meeting did not go according to plan. The parties' hostility towards each other intensified. The employer left the meeting and reported to the police that our client hit him and threatened his family. An application for complaint issued charging assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13A and threatening to commit a crime under G.L. c. 275 section 2. Our office represented him. Today, the clerk hearing the case agreed not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery and Felony Malicious Destruction of Property Charges Against Car Dealer Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    The defendant owns a large car dealership with several locations throughout Massachusetts. On May 5, 2022 around 2:30 a.m. police were dispatched for a report of a domestic assault. They contacted the victim who stated that her boyfriend had assaulted her and caused significant damage to her car. Officers could not immediately locate the boyfriend. Using great restraint, the officers filed an application for a complaint against the man. He hired Attorney Neyman's office. The complaint application was for domestic assault and battery pursuant to G.L. c. 265 section 13M and malicious destruction to a motor vehicle under G.L. c. 266 section 28. Today, we convinced the clerk to dismiss all charges. 

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  • Violation of Restraining Order Application Does Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client was served with a 209A restraining order by his estranged wife. He did not contest the order. Several months later he received a notice for a clerk magistrate hearing in the mail. He retained Stephen Neyman to represent him. We obtained a copy of the police report which stated that after the restraining order was issued our client terminated his wife's cell phone service in violation of the 209A order. Our office investigated the case. We accumulated text messages from the wife to our client indicating her desire to have the service terminated so that she could get an account separate from our client's. In essence, she had lied to the police when making her complaint. We presented this information to the clerk magistrate at the hearing and convinced him not to issue a criminal complaint. No probable cause was found. 

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery Against Local Actor do not Issue After Contested Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is an actor from Massachusetts. He now lives in Southern California. In May of this year he was visiting friends and family. A local bar was rented out for the event. Much of the evening was spent outside of the bar in an attached tent. A passerby started yelling at the man making lewd comments about his girlfriend. The defendant left the tent area to confront the man. After a brief argument the actor punched the man several times in the face. The police arrived. A summons for a clerk magistrate charging assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 Section 13A was issued to our client. Attorney Stephen Neyman represented the defendant at the clerk's hearing. After a contentious hearing the magistrate ruled that no complaint would issue. If anything, the "victim" was the aggressor and if charges were to issue they would issue against him. The case was dismissed. 

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

    Several weeks ago police in a suburban Boston city responded to a call from a man who had allegedly struck his roommate. The man and roommate had been arguing for weeks. On this occasion the situation turned physical. The two had been arguing over respecting each other's space in the apartment. After an exchange of insults our client struck the victim in the face and head area several times causing injury. The police arrived to observe the tail end of the altercation. The defendant was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 section 13M. Today, Attorney Stephen Neyman convinced the magistrate not to issue a complaint. The matter was dismissed. 

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

    The defendant is a police officer. Police in a suburban Boston city alleged that they responded to a call from a neighbor who heard screaming and fighting one house away. The witness claimed to have seen some sort of physical struggle but was unable to see who exactly did what. The officers who responded met with the victim who claimed that her ex-boyfriend, our client, hit her several times during an argument over their prior relationship. Our client denied the allegations but under Massachusetts law he was arrested and detained for six hours. He hired our office to represent him. He was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M rather than being issued a criminal complaint. With the help of another witness who claimed that the victim admitted to lying to the police, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Criminal Harassment Against Electrical Contractor Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is an electrical contractor who has worked for the union on commercial jobs for over thirty years. He also works freelance for a private organization installing electrical for residential homes. The union permits him to have additional work. Recently our client and the domestic contractor got into a dispute over money. Our client was not paid for his services. He responded by writing threatening letters to the employer and the employer's wife. A criminal complaint application for criminal harassment was issued by the clerk's office and a clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled. Our client was facing criminal harassment charges under G.L. c. 265 section 43A. Our office was hired to represent the man. We were able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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  • Domestic Assault and Battery Charges Against Hair Salon Owner do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Several weeks ago members of a suburban Boston police department responded to a call for a domestic incident. They arrived to find the defendant and her boyfriend engaged in a loud verbal argument. The two were separated and interviewed by the police. The boyfriend made statements indicating that the girlfriend had pushed and struck him several times. Independent police observations corroborated the statements. The woman received a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing. Our office represented her successfully. We convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the G.L. c. 265 section 13M complaint. 

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a non-citizen working on her PhD from a top ten university. In September of this year she and her husband got into a heated argument over money. The argument turned violent. Personal items of significant value were destroyed. As the matter escalated the husband called the police. They arrived to find the husband bloodied and injured. He explained that during the incident our client struck him several times. Fortunately, even though an arrest was made no criminal complaint was initially filed. Instead, our client was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing for a complaint of domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 section 13M. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing, the clerk decided not to issue the complaint. 

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Charges of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors Filed Against Medical Professional Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is well known in the medical field working at a prestigious Boston Hospital. In late June of this year the defendant hosted a high school graduation party for one of her children. After a neighbor complained of excessive the police made an appearance to settle things down. When they arrived they observed people in the yard carrying open beer cans. Officers believed that many of the people at the party were under the age of 21 and they were able to confirm the names and ages of some. They contacted the homeowner and gave a warning about the situation and advising that no one who had been drinking leave the home. About one and one half hours later the police stopped an Uber driving for speeding and observed an underaged person in the car obviously intoxicated. The officers learned that this person had just come from that home. They returned to the defendant's home and advised that charges under G.L. c. 138 Section 34 would issue. In fact, the homeowner was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant at the hearing. No charges will issued.

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  • Felony Malicious Destruction of Property Complaint Does Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On May 25, 2018 police were called for a report of an intoxicated male damaging cars in an apartment building parking lot. Witnesses said the suspect had pulled a bicycle rack off of a car and kick the side of the car causing damage. The officers located the defendant's wallet at the scene. The next day officers went back to the apartment complex to watch some security video footage. They were able to see the defendant commit the act mentioned above. In addition, the security footage showed the defendant damaging washers and dryers in the laundry room of the building. The defendant was arrested and charged with malicious destruction to property over $1,200, a felony in Massachusetts. This is a violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 127. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled for today. Attorney Neyman was able to convince the police department and clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint.

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  • No Charges Issue Against Student Accused of Procuring Alcohol For Persons Under 21

    The defendant is a local high school student. A few weeks ago her parents were out of town. She had a party. The party got out of control. One of the guests, a fifteen year old, became sick from drinking an excessive amount of alcohol. Fortunately, one of the attendees called the paramedics who took the student to the hospital. In the meantime, learning of the problem the police arrived. They investigated and charged with minor with procuring alcohol for persons under 21, a violation of G.L. c. 138 Section 134. A clerk magistrate hearing was held today. Attorney Neyman was able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Charges of Domestic Assault and Battery do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On March 7, 2018 members of the Boston Police Domestic Violence unit responded to a Jamaica Plain address. They were met by a thirty year old woman who reported that her boyfriend, the defendant, had just assaulted her after a verbal argument. The woman claimed that the defendant grabbed her by the neck and hair and dragged her through his car ultimately throwing her into the street. Officers observed marks on the woman supporting her complaint. A clerk magistrate hearing scheduled with charges of domestic assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 13A and G.L. c. 265 Section 13M. The victim appeared. Nevertheless, our office was able to convince the clerk not to issue the criminal complaint.

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  • Charges of Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Failure to Identify Against College Student Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a junior at a local prestigious university. The prosecution alleged that undercover police officers at a local sports venue observed the woman purchasing alcohol at a concession stand. Believing her to be underaged the officers approached and inquired about her age. The woman, who was twenty at the time lied about her name and age and provided false identification to the police. The police confiscated the alcohol and identification card and summonsed the student to court for a violation of G.L. c. 138 Section 34C, minor in possession of alcohol and G.L. c. 138 Section 34B refusing to identify self to authority. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled. Today, our office succeeded in getting the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Charges of Possession of Class B Drug do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On February 2, 2018 a suburban, Massachusetts police officer made a routine stop of a motor vehicle after the car made an illegal turn. When the officer approached the driver he noticed the man nervously manipulating objects in his hand, glove box and center console. The officer illuminated his light at which time the driver made an abrupt gesture that appeared to be threatening to the officer. The driver was removed from the car and searched. He was found in possession of crack cocaine and charged with possession of a class B drug, G.L. c. 94C Section 34 and conspiracy to violate the Massachusetts drug laws, G.L. c. 94C Section 40. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled. Attorney Neyman appeared and convinced the clerk not to issue the complaint.

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  • Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250 Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a student at a college outside of Massachusetts. The prosecution alleged that on October 9, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. members of a University Police Department observed two males ducking and hiding among parked cars in a suspicious manner. Officer observed a freshly tagged section of a wall near the location of the individuals. The individuals were approached by officers who saw paint cans in their cargo pants pockets. The two were identified and summonsed for felony complaint applications charging malicious destruction to property over $250 under G.L. c. 266 Section 126B. This charge is a felony in Massachusetts. Our office was retained to defend the individuals at a clerk magistrate hearing. Today the case was dismissed. No complaint issued.

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  • Charges of Possession of Cocaine, Class B Do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On September 25, 2017 Massachusetts State Police responded to a call for a woman running down the highway. She was located, sweating profusely and mumbling her explanation of why she had abandoned her car and started to run. In the woman's possession police observed an object sticking out of a cigarette box consistent with packaged narcotics. The officer asked the woman what it was. She responded cocaine and that she had just ingested some. She was summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing for possession of class B in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 34C. She hired Attorney Neyman. Today, we convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint. There is now no record of this case.

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  • Charges of Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Uninsured Do Not Issue After Clerk's Hearing

    The defendant is an international student who was driving in Boston without insurance, G.L. c. 90 Section 34J and with an unregistered motor vehicle.  A Boston Police Officer pulled her over and gave her a citation. She applied for a clerk magistrate hearing in hopes of avoiding criminal charges. The woman hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent her. After the hearing the magistrate declined to issue any criminal charges. The matter was dismissed.

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  • Charges of Assault Dangerous Weapon to be Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    Both the defendant and the complainant are residents of Brighton, Massachusetts. At the end of March, 2017 the complainant called the police after what he described as a very aggressive road rage incident. The man reported that he was walking across a residential street when he was almost struck by a truck being driven by the defendant. The defendant then opened his driver's side window and made verbal threats to the man. Afterwards, the defendant drove his vehicle towards the man again, opened his door and attempted to hit the man with the driver's side door. This incident was witnessed by an individual who knew neither party. The police were called and a detective was assigned to the case. Our client was subsequently charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a crime under G.L. c. 265 Section 15B. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Neyman convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Application for Complaint Charging Vandalizing Property Does Not Issue Following Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On January 18, 2017 members of the Braintree, Massachusetts police department were called to a crime scene after a report of a fight and several individuals damaging a motor vehicle. They interviewed the victim who stated that he and his girlfriend had an argument that resulted in the couple breaking up. The girlfriend is the sister of the defendant. Shortly after the argument, the complainant witnessed the defendant and two others destroy his car tires and windows. The police contacted the sister who admitted to the breakup and added that the complainant had hit her several times. Believing this to be the motive for the car damage the officers confronted the defendant and his friends, all of whom admitted to destroying the car. They were charged with vandalism, G.L. c. 266 Section 126A. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today, after a clerk magistrate hearing the application for criminal complaint was denied. No charges were filed against our client.

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  • Complaint for Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250 Does Not Issue

    Members of the Needham, Massachusetts police department were notified that a group of young men were driving around town cutting down street signs with a hacksaw. Their investigation led them to our client, a young college student. The officer confronted the man with their information and obtained a full confession. An application for a complaint for malicious destruction to property over $250 issued. This is a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 127. Today, Attorney Neyman convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

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  • Application for Complaint Charging Breaking and Entering and Malicious Destruction to Property Does not Issue

    On October 23, 2016 Somerville Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment for a report of a breaking and entering under G.L. c. 266 Section 16A and malicious destruction to property over $250 in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 127. Both of these charges are felonies in Massachusetts. The officers extensive investigation led them to the defendant. When questioned about the crimes the defendant admitted to her actions. Fortunately, the compassionate officer issued a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing rather than issuing a criminal complaint. Attorney Neyman represented the accused at this proceeding. He was able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issued the complaints.

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  • Larceny Charges do not Issue After Clerk's Hearing

    On  December 15, 2015 members of the Bridgewater, Massachusetts Police Department were dispatched to a residence for a report of a larceny. They met with a homeowner who had hired a maid service to clean her house on a weekly basis. On this occasion the woman returned home to find cash and prescription pills missing. The police contacted the maid service and learned that the defendant and one other person had cleaned this woman's home. The defendant had a prior complaint lodged against him for stealing prescription medications. The other maid stated that the defendant cleaned the room where the theft occurred. Before retaining counsel the defendant made the same statement but denied stealing the money or the drugs. He was summonsed to court for a clerk magistrate hearing for larceny charges, in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30. Attorney Neyman represented the man and the charges were dismissed. No complaint will issue.

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  • No Complaint Issues After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. According to a police report, someone in a parking lot in Belmont witnessed our client hit a parked car while attempting to exit the lot. The impact caused substantial damage to the victim's car. It is alleged that our client fled the scene without contacting the driver of the other car or making her identity known. The witness took our client's license plate information and photographed her as she left the scene. The police made contact with out client who admitted to having committed the crime. A clerk magistrate hearing was conducted. No probable cause was found and no complaint issued.

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  • Charge of Trespassing, Breaking and Entering and Malicious Destruction of Property Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    The defendant works in a high level position at a downtown Boston financial institution. The prosecution alleged that on May 14, 2015 the man was drunk and acting unruly. He was trying to get into an apartment building for some undisclosed reason. Unable to gain easy access, the man broke a window and entered the premises where he passed out. The police arrived and charged him with malicious destruction to property over two hundred fifty dollars, trespassing and breaking and entering. Today, a clerk magistrate hearing was held. Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.

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  • Charges of Providing Alcohol to Minors Do Not Issue Following Successful Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On May 3, 2015 members of the North Andover, Massachusetts police department responded to a home after a report of damage being caused to neighboring property. When the officers arrived they observed a basement full of minors with several bottles of alcohol and beer already having been consumed. Officers quickly noted that none of the occupants they initially observed had yet reached the age of twenty-one. The officers contacted the owner of the property, who was home. They quickly confirmed that she was the only person of age on the premises. An application for a criminal complaint charging her with providing alcohol to minors. After a hearing Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint.

  • Charges of Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Disturbing the Peace Against Local College Students Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    In mid-October of 2014 members of the Boston Police responded to a complaint for a loud party in Mission Hill. Officers located the tenants of the home, two college students, both under aged. Also present were several other college students, all of whom appeared to be drinking. The officers stopped the party and charged the two occupants with minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly person. A summons issued for both to appear in court today for a clerk magistrate hearing. Attorney Neyman was retained to defend one of the students. After the hearing the magistrate refused to issue the complaint. The matter is dismissed.

  • Assault and Battery Charges Against Public School Teacher Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    On July 3, 2014 Andover, Massachusetts police responded to a posh address after receiving a complaint of an assault and battery. They were met by the victim who had a split lip and some facial bruising. The home was chaotic. Several witnesses were interviewed all of whom identified the defendant as an assailant. The victim and another man stated that the defendant made crude comments about one of their wives, sparking some harsh words between the parties. The defendant then began swinging at both man, striking them and causing injuries. Officers sent out a description of the man whom they eventually located. The defendant and the victim both gave statements to the police that warranted the issuance of a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to convince all parties not to pursue the matter. All charges were subsequently dismissed. No complaint issued.

  • Charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Unregistered and Uninsured Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    On October 22, 2013 the defendant was pulled over in the town of Lexington for operating a motor vehicle without a proper registration. When the officers made further inquiry they learned that the car was not insured either. The defendant explained that he had just obtained the car and that he was taking it to a local dealership to use to trade for another car. The man was issued a citation. The defendant then requested a clerk magistrate hearing. He hired Attorney Neyman to defend him. At the hearing evidence of the man's actions was presented along with proper registration for a new vehicle and a certificate of insurance. The clerk magistrate declined to enter a complaint and the case was dismissed.

  • Charges of Unlawful Transportation of Liquor and Operating Without a License Against New York Delivery Man Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    The police alleged that on December 11, 2013, while on routine patrol a Massachusetts state police officer observed a truck with New York plates travel over marked lanes on several occasions prompting a motor vehicle stop. The trooper quickly learned that the driver was not licensed and was not a citizen. The truck was towed and during an inventory search the police located a quantity of alcohol that exceeds the limit that can be transported without a proper license. The defendant was summoned into court for a Clerk's Hearing. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed. No complaint will issue.

  • Criminal charges of Failure to Stop for a Police Officer against local law school employee dismissed after Clerk Magistrate Hearing.

    On December 13, 2013 a Somerville, Massachusetts police officer was attempting to exit a local convenience store parking lot when he was cut off by a women driving at unsafe speeds and beeping her horn. The officer positioned his car in front of the woman's vehicle in an attempt to get her to slow down. She proceeded to been and operate in an aggressive manner. The woman passed the officer illegally and came to a stop several traffic lights ahead. The officer followed her, got out of her car and identified himself by displaying his badge. He asked the woman for identification and to stop her vehicle. She refused, instead continuing off and leaving the officer behind her on the street. By running her plates the officer was able to identify the woman, a local law school employee. She was summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing for a charge of Failing to Stop for a Police Officer. Today, at the clerk's hearing Attorney Neyman got all charges dismissed. No complaint will issue.

  • Charges of Operating to Endanger Against Local High School Student Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    In the late Fall a Massachusetts State Police Officer assigned to the Andover barracks was on routing patrol on Route 495 in the Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts areas. He observed a car getting onto the highway traverse all lanes of traffic and accelerate to an extremely high rate of speed. The trooper estimated the speed at over ninety miles per hour. A stop was made and the officer issued a citation to the operator, a local high school student, for operating to endanger. A clerk's hearing was scheduled to determine whether or not a criminal complaint should issue. There, Attorney Neyman convinced the clerk magistrate to dismiss the charges, not to issue the complaint and not to assess fines for the defendant.

  • Operating With a Suspended License Case Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    Roxbury District Court: The defendant is the human resource director at a major international bank. On the date of the incident the defendant struck a city bus with her car. The police were called to the scene and noticed that the driver was operating on an expired license. She was summonsed to the Roxbury District Court for a Clerk's Hearing. Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges dismissed at the hearing.

  • Charges of minor in possession of alcohol dismissed after clerk's hearing

    Roxbury District Court: Police sought a complaint against our client, a local college student, after responding to a party at his home. There were approximately 75 guests and drinking was involved. Our client, like many of his guests, was underage. The criminal complaint application was dismissed today after a clerk's hearing.

  • Charges of sex for a fee to be dismissed after clerk's hearing

    Boston Municipal Court: Police alleged that they found our client through backpage.com, on which she was advertising sexual services. An undercover police officer contacted her to discuss sexual services, and the two met in a Boston hotel room. Once in the room, the officer handed our client the agreed upon sum. She then told him to take off his clothes and began taking off her own clothes. She hired our office to represent her, and the complaint for charges of sex for a fee did not issue. There will be no CORI entries.

  • Charges of Larceny Over $250, Destruction of Property Over $250 and Receiving Stolen Property Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    Cambridge District Court: The prosecution alleged that our client, a recent high school graduate and cook entered a local music supply store and stole a significant quantity of equipment. The defendant reappeared at the store only to steal more merchandise . Loss prevention officers observed the activity and called the local police. The ensuing investigation disclosed that the defendant had in fact engaged in similar conduct at this establishment over a period of time. Our office was hired to represent him at a Clerk's Hearing, notwithstanding the value of the property alleged to have been stolen. Today, was succeeded in convincing the magistrate not to issue a complaint. No charges were filed as a result of our efforts.

  • Complaint for Leaving the Scene of Property Damage to be Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    Brookline District Court: It was alleged that on a Saturday night, our client hit a parked car and proceeded to drive down the street. A witness told police that he saw our client hit the car and stagger out of his car towards an apartment building. Police observed damage to our client's car. They applied for charges of leaving the scene of property damage. Our office represented our client at a clerk's hearing, and the application will be dismissed in one year provided that our client stays free from trouble. There will be no CORI entries.

  • Charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    Dorchester District Court: Police alleged that our client chased another man with a knife, took the man's sandal, and then fled the scene after throwing lemonade at the man's face. When the alleged victim tried to "kick him [our client] in the butt," our client allegedly again pulled out the knife and chased him down the street with it. Police applied for charges of assault with a dangerous weapon. Denise Dolan of our office represented our client at a clerk's hearing today, and the application was dismissed.

  • Shoplifting Charges Against Local College Student Dismissed After Clerk's Hearing

    Boston Municipal Court: According to Boston police officers, the defendant, a local college student, was observed shoplifting merchandise at a local high end cosmetic store. Loss prevention officers making the observation found several items in the defendant's possession and called the Boston Police. The defendant was summonsed to the Boston Municipal Court for a Clerk's Hearing. She hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, at the Clerk's Hearing all charges were dismissed.

  • Complaint application for leaving the scene of property damage not issued after clerk's hearing

    Brookline District Court: Police claimed that our client, a local marketing professional, crashed into a parked car and left the scene. Police claimed that witnesses, including the alleged victim as well as children who were playing in a nearby park, saw our client stumbling from his car and walking unsteadily into his apartment after driving a short distance down the street. Denise Dolan of our office represented our client at a clerk's hearing today, and no complaint issued. There will be no CORI entries.

  • Charges of Operating on a Suspended License Dismissed Against Local Mechanical Engineer After Clerk's Hearing

    Concord District Court: The prosecution alleged that Stowe, Massachusetts police officers observed the defendant operating at an excessive rate of speed on a small road in that town. They pulled the operator over and learned that his driver's license had been suspended. The man, a mechanical engineer working at a local manufacturing company contacted our office and hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, after a Clerk's Hearing, the criminal charges were dismissed. No complaint will issue.

  • Charges of Open and Gross Lewdness Against Somerville Businessman Dismissed Prior to Clerk's Hearing

    East Boston District Court: According to a report generated by a Massachusetts State Police officer, on January 3, 2012 an international airlines pilot alerted authorities to a complaint from a female passenger. The woman claimed that she was the victim of an indecent exposure. Specifically, that the defendant, our client was masturbating in front of her during the flight. Our client was charged with Indecent Exposure and Open and Gross Lewdness. Flight information and an investigation led to information that the police had charged the wrong person with these crimes. All charges were dismissed prior to a Clerk's Hearing.

  • Complaint for restitution against local school teacher, coach, dismissed after hearing

    Lowell District Court: The prosecution brought a claim for restitution against a local man who teaches high school and coaches high school basketball. It was alleged that the man was operating under the influence when he lost control of his car and careened into a yard in a residential Tewksbury neighborhood. The victim claimed damages exceeding two thousand dollars. He provided documentation to support his claim. A restitution hearing was scheduled for today. Attorney Neyman was able to get the matter dismissed. The defendant is was not held personally responsible for the damage and was not ordered to pay the victim.

  • Charges of possession of Class B drugs dismissed after clerk's hearing

    Roxbury District Court: Police alleged that they saw what appeared to be a drug transaction while investigating local illegal drug activity. One male who engaged in the apparent transaction returned to a car operated by our client. Police ordered our client and the male passenger out of the vehicle and conducted a search, during which three oxycodone pills were allegedly found on our client. According to police, our client said that he gave the passenger $90 for the pills. The police applied for Class B drug possession charges. Today, the application was dismissed after a clerk's hearing.

  • Charges of Operating to Endanger against Boston businessman dismissed after Clerk's Hearing

    Lawrence District Court: The prosecution stated that on July 19, 2011 just before midnight police were dispatched to the scene of an accident on Route 93 northbound. They arrived to find a woman suffering from injuries. An ambulance was called. Witnesses stated that a car being driven by our client was traveling at 70 miles per hour. It failed to brake for a car in front of it. Our client was interrogated by the police at the scene. He admitted to being distracted by his car radio just prior to the crash. Further investigation revealed the presence of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia in the car. Attorney Neyman was hired to defend the man at a Clerk's Hearing. All charges were dismissed.

  • Charges of Negligent Operation, Possession of Class E substance dismissed after Clerk's Hearing

    Lynn District Court: The prosecution alleged that on June 27, 2011 Swampscott Police officers were dispatched to a location for a report of a motor vehicle accident. They arrived to see our client in the driver's seat of the offending vehicle. His car had major front end damage. Officers detected an odor of burnt marijuana. They then observed a marijuana pipe that was still warm. On the passenger seat the police found a baggie containing some Class E controlled substances. The suspect admitted to driving and that he had just "lit up". He claimed that while driving, smoking marijuana and attempting to unlock his phone he lost control of his car and hit a parked car. A summons for an application for a criminal complaint issued. At the Clerk's Hearing, Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

  • 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 Threatening to Commit a Crime against autoworker dismissed after Clerk's Hearing

    Roxbury District Court: The complainant applied for a complaint against a middle aged man from Ethopia claiming that he had been threatened and abused for an extended period of time. The victim testified that he was a refugee and in this country to escape oppression. He was staying with the defendant who offered to "sponsor" him in this country. The allegations of abuse ranged from physical threats to verbal abuse and kidnapping. The defendant, an autoworker at a Boston establishment denied the accusations and hired our office to represent him at a Clerk's Hearing. The case was dismissed after hearing. No complaint issued.

  • Charges of Operating to Endanger Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    Falmouth District Court. As referenced below, on September 16, 2010 Attorney Neyman was able to get a Criminal Motor Vehicle complaint dismissed prior to arraignment. The case was remanded for a Clerk's Hearing. We waived our client's presence. Attorney Neyman was able to convince the Clerk Magistrate not to issue a complaint. The case was dismissed upon payment of a civil fine.

  • Allegations of Making Annoying and Harassing Phone Calls dismissed after Clerk's Hearing

    Newburyport District Court. The prosecution filed an application against our client, a local account executive. It was alleged that he was making obscene, vulgar statements to a woman via telephone on a regular basis. The act constitutes a violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269 Section 14. The woman complained to Merrimac, Massachusetts police who after a thorough investigation involving witness interviews and subpoenaed records learned that the calls were coming from our client. Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed. No complaint will issue.

  • Charges of Operating to Endanger dismissed prior to arraignment

    Falmouth District Court # 10-1736. The prosecution claimed that on July 24, 2010 Bourne police officers responded to an accident scene on County Road. Emergency medical personnel were present at that time. It became evident that a one car crash had occurred. A utility pole was noticeable damaged. The driver and her two passengers were injured and required treatment at a local hospital. An accident reconstruction indicated that the defendant, our client had been operating at an excessive rate of speed. A criminal complaint was filed against her. The defendant lives in Ohio and pursuant to Massachusetts Rule of Criminal Procedure 7 we waived her presence. We succeeded in getting the case dismissed prior to arraignment. The case was remanded for a Clerk's Hearing.

  • Charges of Open and Gross Lewdness dismissed after clerk's hearing

    South Boston District Court # 10-0031. Our client is a successful real estate agent in the City of Boston. It was alleged that on January 8, 2010 at about 11:43 a.m. members of the Boston Police Department responded to the area of Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Avenue for a sex offense in progress. The officers were notified that a male driving a Blue Toyota pulled up beside a woman, caught her attention and started to masturbate. The woman provided a description of the man whose vehicle was spotted near the scene being driven by a man fitting his description. A summons issued for our client to attend a Clerk's Hearing to determine whether or not charges should issue against him. Our office succeeded in convincing the clerk magistrate not to issue the complain. The case was dismissed against our client.

  • Charge of failure to attend jury duty dismissed prior to arraignment

    West Roxbury District Court # 10-0124. The prosecution alleged that on June 21, 2006 the defendant was summonsed to jury duty in the West Roxbury District Court and failed to appear. This crime in a misdemeanor in Massachusetts and carries a maximum sentence of a two thousand dollar fine. The defendant hired Attorney Neyman to defend her. We were able to show the prosecution that the defendant had moved out of the Commonwealth and was living in another jurisdiction at the time she was summonsed for jury service. The case was dismissed prior to arraignment earlier today.

  • Drug possession charges dismissed against New Hampshire man after clerk's hearing

    Woburn District Court. The prosecution alleged that on May 17, 2009 a Massachusetts State Trooper observed our client's vehicle swerving from lane to lane while the driver was on his cell phone. The officer pulled the car over and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. The officer had the defendant get out of the car. In doing so he noticed a large bulge in the defendant's pants. The trooper searched him for weapons. He then located and seized a pill bottle containing Vicodin, a Class C substance. Our client was arrested and charged with possession of drugs. Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting all charges dismissed at a Clerk's Hearing.

  • Attempt to commit a crime, conspiracy and disorderly conduct charges to be dismissed against New York teenager

    Peabody District Court Docket Number: 09-0661. The district attorney alleged that on April 9, 2009 officers were dispatched to a store after a 911 caller observed the defendant and another covering their faces with bandanas and hoods. The officers located both individuals. Once they realized they had been detected the two fled. The police located both suspects and placed them under arrest. During questioning our client admitted that the two intended to rob a store and that only after police intervention were their plans interrupted. Our office was able to get the district attorney to agree to continue this case without a finding for one year with unsupervised probation. If you client remains free from trouble for the next year the case will be dismissed.

  • Charges of assault and battery against California man dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    Brighton District Court. The prosecution alleged that on May 16, 2009 our client was in a bar in Brighton, Massachusetts with some friends. He was visiting from California. During the course of the day a discussion with the complaining witness began. The discussion became contentious. Our client took exception to some of the remarks being made by the victim and struck him in the face causing facial damage. Our client is a former Division 1 football player who attended a major California University on scholarship. The victim applied for a complaint against our client charging him with assault and battery. Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. The application was dismissed.

  • Charges of assault and battery against suburban Boston accountant will not issue after Clerk's Hearing

    Haverhill District Court. The complainant was a sixteen year old boy who claimed that while riding his ATV in the town of Boxford, Massachusetts the defendant struck him in the head several times. He reported the incident to the police who responded and filed a report. The complainant was advised by the police of his right to file an application for a complaint in the Haverhill District Court. The complainant did so. Attorney Neyman appeared to contest the issuance of the complaint. He succeeded in convincing the clerk magistrate to refrain from issuing the complaint. No criminal charges issued.

  • Charges assault and battery and malicious destruction of property dismissed at  clerk's hearing against local college student

    Brookline District Court # 09CM51.  The prosecution and complainant alleged that on February 27, 2009 a local college student was having dinner with a woman at a local restaurant.  A male friend of the woman arrived at the restaurant and sat down to have dinner with the two.  An argument ensued during which it was alleged that our client struck the other man.  The two men and woman left the restaurant where the dispute continued.  It was further alleged that during the altercation the defendant broke the door to the restaurant.  Earlier today our office succeeded in getting all charges against the defendant dismissed.  No complaint will issue. 

  • Charges of larceny over $250 dismissed at clerk's hearing.

    Roxbury District Court. Police at a local college investigated allegations that the defendant had been stealing credit cards and using the credit cards to make online purchases. The goods were sent to a designated location where they were accessed by an accomplice and subsequently sold for cash. In addition, it was alleged that the defendant had stolen money from another student at the school. The defendant was summoned to court for a clerk's hearing. At that hearing Attorney Neyman persuaded the clerk magistrate to dismiss all charges.

  • Charges of operating without a license dismissed after clerk's hearing

    Boston Municipal Court.  The prosecution alleged that our client, an accountant, was operating his motor vehicle in violation of Massachusetts by taking illegal left hand turns and going through a red light.  A state trooper who observed this behavior stopped our client.  When he made inquiry about the defendant's driver's license he quickly learned that he was operating without a driver's license.  Attorney Neyman represented the defendant at a clerk's hearing.  He succeeded in getting the case dismissed.  No criminal complaint will issue.

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