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Massachusetts Appeals Court: Harassment Prevention Order Reversed and Vacated by Appeals Court
The defendant and complainant are neighbors in a condominium complex in Lynn, Massachusetts. In February of 2017, before our office was retained a harassment prevention order under G.L. c. 258E issued against our client. It was alleged that she provided false reports about the complainant to the police, a school, and the Department of Children and Families, caused noise through banging on the ceiling, and took photographs of the complainant and her granddaughter even after she asked her to stop. The complainant alleged that such actions caused her to be frightened of the defendant. A judge in the Lynn District court credited those allegations. Attorney Neyman was hired to appeal the order. Today, in an unpublished decision the Appeals Court reversed the order holding "in our view, the judge did not have sufficient evidence before him on which to conclude that the plaintiff had made out such a claim. We therefore vacate the harassment prevention order and remand this matter to the District Court for that court to direct law enforcement agencies to destroy all records of the order".
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Attorney Neyman succeeds in getting sentence vacated and freeing Boston man from jail
Dorchester District Court # 08-7968. On April 9, 2009, after a two day jury trial a Boston man was convicted of receiving stolen property and assorted motor vehicle crimes. He was sentenced to jail. Attorney Neyman was hired one week later to get the man out of jail. Our office immediately filed a motion for a new trial. We interviewed witnesses who were not called to testify at trial and gathered evidence that had not been submitted in the defendant's behalf. After an evidentiary hearing this morning in Dorchester the trial judge agreed to revise and revoke the defendant's sentence and he was immediately released from jail.