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  • Drug Trafficking Charges Dismissed After Successful Motion to Suppress Illegally Seized Evidence

    Earlier this month we won a motion to suppress illegally seized drugs where our client was charged with trafficking fentanyl in violation of G.L. c. 94C section 32E. Today, the prosecution admitted to an inability to proceed in light of the judge's decision and all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Drug Trafficking Charges Against Local Entrepreneur Dismissed

    Our client is an entrepreneur involved in the establishment of several large scale businesses. Over a year ago his landlord got notice of an absurdly high water bill. He entered many of the units in his building to check for a water leak. Upon entering our client's unit, the landlord observed devices and paraphernalia associated with large scale marijuana cultivation and distribution activities. He called the police who in turn got a search warrant. The search unearthed hundreds of pounds of marijuana, edibles, cultivation equipment, packaging materials and more. Our client was charged with trafficking class D under G.L. c. 94C section 32E and distribution of class D in violation of G.L. c. 94C section 32C. Attorney Neyman was hired. Our office filed a motion to dismiss based on a lack of probable cause to charge our client with this crime. The motion was allowed and all charges have been dismissed. 

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  • Conditions of Release After Previous 58A Detention Modified to Permit Client to Attend School

    Our client is charged with gun possession under G.L. c. 269 section 10(a), home invasion G.L. c. 265 section 18C, trafficking methamphetamine under G.L. c. 94C section 32E and several related crimes. After we were retained we secured his release notwithstanding the G.L. c. 276 section 58A detention order that had been issued. Today, we had the conditions of release modified to permit our client to attend school. 

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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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  • 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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  • Bail in 12 Year Mandatory Drug Trafficking Case Reduced

    Our client is charged with trafficking over 200 grams of cocaine in violation of G.L. c. 94C section 32E. After his arraignment he hired our office to defend him. We appeared today for his probable cause hearing. The prosecution was not ready and candidly indicated that they would not be able to proceed until a date in mid December. Based on that change of circumstances we moved for a reduction in bail which the defendant had already posted. The judge agreed and reduced the bail in half. 

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  • Superior Court Drug Trafficking Charges Reduced to Possession With Intent to Distribute and Client Avoids Prison by Getting Probation Only

    In July of 2018 our client and another individual were in a car driving into a highly trafficked narcotics neighborhood. The vehicle made several suspicious maneuvers that caught the attention of local drug enforcement officers who were conducting surveillance of a particular home. This car eventually parked in front of that home. One of the individuals exits the car and enters the property under investigation. Our client, the driver remains in the vehicle. Several minutes later the police see the other man exit the house with a box in his hands. Our client then gets out of the car and opens the trunk. He places the box in the well where the spare tire should be. The officers witness the entire incident and decide to follow the car. It stops to get gas at which time the officers confront our client. They ask for his permission to open the trunk. He agrees to do so. The officers ask him to open where the spare should be. They see the box and ask the defendant what is in it. He tells them that it is cocaine. In fact it is 21.5 grams of cocaine sufficient for a charge of trafficking under G.L. c. 94C section 32E and a mandatory 2 year state prison sentence. The passenger was also charged. He took a deal in the district court for one year in the house of correction. With our advice, our client chose to fight the case. He was indicted to the Superior Court however we were able to negotiate a plea to a lesser charge, possession with intent under G.L. c. 94C section 31. Moreover, the assistant district attorney agreed to probation only for our client. 

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  • Charges of Reckless Endangerment of a Child Against Young Mother Continued Without a Finding in Superior Court

    Several months ago our client was charged with several crimes stemming from an incident in which her child accidentally ingested fentanyl requiring hospitalization. The indictment charged trafficking fentanyl G.L. c. 94C section 32E, possession of a large capacity firearm G.L. c. 269 Section 10m, possession of ammunition G.L. c. 269 Section 10H and Child Endangerment G.L. c. 265 Section 13L. Attorney Neyman recently succeeded in getting the firearm, trafficking and ammunition charges dismissed. After some intense negotiations and with the agreement of a reasonable and compassionate prosecutor the remaining charge of Child Endangerment was continued without a finding in the Superior Court. This is a rare and exceptional result. After a successful completion of probation this charge will be dismissed and the woman will have no criminal record. 

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  • Four Firearms Charges Against Boston Man Dismissed Prior to Trial

    The defendant is a Boston resident with no criminal record. On April 23, 2019 members of a local police department received information that a certain vehicle, described in great detail was occupied by a group of males one of whom was carrying a firearm. The information was provided by a proven reliable informant. Officers located the vehicle and ordered the males to exit. They pat frisked each occupant. The driver, our client, was found in possession of a firearm and a quantity of cocaine sufficient to charge trafficking. Our client was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine G.L. c. 94C Section 32A, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony G.L. c. 265 Section 18B, possession of ammunition G.L. c. 269 Section 10h, carrying a firearm G.L. c. 269 Section 10a and carrying a loaded firearm G.L. c. 269 Section 10n. Many of those charges require mandatory state prison time upon a conviction. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman immediately. Today, all firearm charges were dismissed. The trafficking charge was reduced to possession and the defendant was placed on probation. 

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Charges Dismissed After Contentious Motions Hearing

    Nearly one year ago our client was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine in excess of 100 grams. He was facing a mandatory eight years in state prison. The prosecution stated that our client was a major drug dealer and a search of his home pursuant to a warrant led to the seizure of the drugs. We defended on the theory that the location in the home where the drugs were located was consistent with a tenant dealing the cocaine, not our client. After several discovery requests we were able to finally move the court for a dismissal alleging insufficiency of evidence to sustain these charges. We succeeded in convincing the judge to allow our motion and the assistant district attorney will not appeal this finding. 

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  • Drug Trafficking Case Dismissed

    The defendant was charged with trafficking a class B substance in excess of eighteen grams. He was facing a mandatory two year state prison sentence in accordance with G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. On May 22, 2019 our office succeeded in winning the motion to suppress on this case. As a result, the prosecution was unable to proceed and the case was dismissed today. 

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  • Motion to Suppress Drugs Seized After Stop and Search of Car Allowed

    The defendant is charged with trafficking over eighteen grams of oxycodone in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. The penalty for a conviction of that offense is two years mandatory in a Massachusetts state prison. The facts of the case are as follows. On December 16, 2016, members of a suburban Boston police department responded to a call for a woman unconscious outside of her home. Upon arrival the officers immediately suspected that the woman had suffered a drug overdose. An ambulance was called. The officers became suspicious of the woman's husband who was home but acting disinterested in her condition. The following one of the responding officers queried a vehicle outside of the defendant's home. The vehicle came back as one belonging to a rental car company owned by the defendant. The query further indicated that this vehicle had been queried by numerous police departments. As a result, the officer established surveillance of the vehicle. He pulled the car over for failing to use a turn signal. He approached the vehicle and smelled a strong odor of unburnt marijuana coming from the car. He asked the defendant if he would mind opening a briefcase sitting on the seat next to him to see how if it contained an illegal quantity of marijuana. The defendant complied. While doing so the officer observed a large quantity of pills packaged in a manner consistent with an intent to distribute. He arrested the defendant and located over 200 oxycodone pills. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Extensive discovery battles were fought and won by our office. We ultimately filed a motion to suppress all evidence seized as a result of the unlawful search. After a hearing on this motion the judge agreed that the search was illegal. All drugs seized as a result of this search were suppressed. The case will be dismissed at the next court date.

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Over 100 Grams Against Lead Abatement Contractor Dismissed

    The defendant is a lead abatement contractor with a successful business based in Massachusetts. On March 15, 2019 stopped a truck being driven by the defendant. Upon contacting the driver the state trooper observed him to be nervous and sweaty. He was providing inconsistent and evasive responses to the trooper's questions. The officer asked him to get out of the car so that he could be searched for weapons. The officer observed, in plain view on the driver's seat, packaged materials consistent with illegal drugs. The officer picked up the packages and recognized it to be cocaine. The defendant was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine in excess of 100 grams in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. If convicted he would serve a mandatory minimum eight year state prison sentence. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.

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  • Charges of Trafficking Fentanyl Reduced to Possession

    In June of 2018 members a Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts department were conducting surveillance of an area saturated with drug dealing activities. Officers observed a vehicle with New Hampshire plates engaging in counter-surveillance activities. The driver ultimately met up with a known drug dealer who got into the defendant's car. Officers observed actions consistent with drug purchasing and selling. They stopped the car. The known dealer fled. The defendant, a woman was found in possession of over ten grams of fentanyl. She was charged with trafficking fentanyl under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. The crime carries a 3 ½ year mandatory minimum state prison sentence. She hired Attorney Neyman to represent her. Through bank records and drug program receipts along with hospital records we were able to convince the prosecutor that our client purchased the drugs for personal use and had no intention of selling them. The prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to possession thereby allowing the defendant to avoid a jail sentence.

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  • Man Charged with Heroin Trafficking Released on Reasonable Bail

    The defendant is from northern New Hampshire. This past weekend he was a passenger in a car being driven in Methuen and believed to be coming from Lawrence. Officers had seen this pattern on countless prior occasions and quickly formed the opinion that drug related activities could be attributed to the occupants of the vehicle. The car was stopped and the occupants were searched. The passenger was found in possession of in excess of fifty grams of fentanyl. He was charged with trafficking in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. A very high bond was set by the bail commissioner over the weekend. Accordingly, Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. Today, the defendant was arraigned and Attorney Neyman was able to get the bail reduced to something affordable and reasonable. The defendant posted and remains free at this time.

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  • Charges of Trafficking Cocaine and Trafficking Heroin Dismissed

    On May 10, 2016, following a collective investigation with the Manchester, New Hampshire DEA and the Lawrence, Massachusetts police an informant placed an order for over fifty grams of heroin.  The informant agreed to meet with a known drug dealer and consummate a deal for the drugs. Surveillance was established and the suspected dealer was seen engaging in a drug sale. The buyer was stopped and identified by the informant as the person he put in contact with the dealer. Further surveillance established that the drug dealer was operating out of a residence in Lawrence. A search warrant was issued and executed. During the search large quantities of heroin and cocaine were located along with a significant amount of drug trafficking paraphernalia. Also, during the search the defendant was seen packaging and weighing identifiable quantities of drugs. He was charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. Today Attorney Neyman was able to get the trafficking charges dismissed.

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  • Marijuana Trafficking Case Dismissed

    In October of 2013 Braintree Firefighters were dispatched to a home for a report of a fire alarm going off. Responders made entry to the property and observed it to be empty with the exception of large quantities of marijuana throughout the home. The police were called and a search warrant issued. During the search hundreds of pounds of marijuana were located. The apartment was rented to our client, a young woman who apparently resided in Boston, not the Braintree residence. She was charged with trafficking marijuana and faced a mandatory minimum sentence. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Case Dismissed Against Local Woman

    The prosecution alleged that on April 29, 2015 members of the Braintree Police Department were engaged in a drug investigation involving large scale distribution of cocaine. They observed a known drug user enter a vehicle registered to a Dominican woman. An Hispanic male was driving the car, the woman was in the passenger seat. The known drug user was seen exiting the car and was detained by officers who observed him to be in possession of some cocaine. He admitted to purchasing the drugs from the driver of this vehicle. Subsequently, that vehicle, the driver and female passenger became additional targets to this investigation. Throughout the remainder of the investigation this couple was seen engaging in multiple drug deals. A few months later, after documenting these deals the two were seen engaging in a sale to another male who was also detained and questioned by the officers. The buyer was seen purchasing from the woman. This time the buyer alerted the police not only to the identity of the sellers but also informed the officers that a large quantity of the drug remained in the vehicle. Surveillance and backup officers descended on the woman's car. Several ounces of cocaine were found in the vehicle. In the backseat of the car officers found the woman's young daughter. The parties were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, a violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. The woman hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent her. Today, all charges were dismissed.

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  • Not Guilty Verdict After Cocaine Trafficking Trial

    The defendant is a demolition worker who lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The prosecution alleged that in the summer of 2014 members of the New Bedford Police started an investigation into alleged drug dealing activities involving the defendant. Controlled buys of powder cocaine and crack cocaine were made by an informant working with the police. The defendant was the alleged seller. After several successful transactions, the police obtained a search warrant targeting the defendant and his purported address. On August 19, 2014 officers forcibly entered the premises after observing several drug transactions outside the property that involved the defendant. Upon entry they secured the occupants, including the defendant. As the search commenced the police reported that the defendant led them to the hiding place were the drugs were kept and admitted that the drugs were his. A total of over 150 grams of cocaine were found. The defendant was charged with trafficking cocaine under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. A minimum mandatory sentence of eight years on state prison would be imposed after a conviction. This week, Attorney Neyman took the case to trial. Today, a jury came back with a not guilty verdict on all counts of the indictment.

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Charges Dismissed

    In June of 2015 police observed a motor vehicle with license plates that were slightly concealed. The officers followed the vehicle until such time as they could see the plates. In the course of this exercise it was learned that the inspection sticker had expired, the vehicle was uninsured. The vehicle was stopped. The police smelled a strong odor of marijuana. A canine was brought to the scene. A positive hit on the defendant's personal property prompted a search of the defendant. The search revealed in excess of 18 grams of cocaine. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Today, the cocaine trafficking case was dismissed in the district court.

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  • Cocaine Trafficking Over 200 Grams Nolle Prossed (Dismissed) Against Florida Man Prior to Trial

    The prosecution alleged that beginning in late 2012 Essex County Drug Task Force members and federal agents began a drug trafficking investigation spanning the entire country. As a result of the investigation surveillance was established in several Essex County locations including Lawrence, Andover and Tewksbury. The defendant, a Florida man was one of the people identified during the course of the investigation as possibly being involved in drug trafficking activity. The surveillance revealed the exchange of large boxes for a couple of duffel bags that took place in the back of a large eighteen wheel truck. The truck was stopped and inside the police located several hundred thousand dollars cash. The defendant was one of the men seen engaged in that transaction. Surveillance of him continued. Several days later the man was observed in another purported transaction. This time, he was caught with several kilos of cocaine. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Several pretrial motions were filed that would have required disclosure of a confidential informant. Based on that fact and a fear of losing a valuable source the government witness opted to nolle prosse (dismiss) the case.

  • Heroin Trafficking, Conspiracy Charges Dismissed Against Milford, Massachusetts Woman, Possession With Intent to Distribute Class A to be Dismissed

    Milford District Court: In March of 2012 an informant told Massachusetts State Police Officers that an individual, one of the co-defendants had been selling Class A drugs in Massachusetts. Surveillance was established to corroborate the representations of the informant. Once verified the officers acted on additional tips. This time they saw the woman, our client actively engaged in the distribution of narcotics with the co-defendant, her boyfriend. The officers confronted our client and located a significant amount of a Class A substance, sufficient to satisfy the Trafficking threshold. Our client and two others were arrested and charged with Trafficking Class a Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act. Today, Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the Trafficking and Conspiracy charges dismissed. A charge of Possession With the Intent to Distribute Drugs was continued without a finding. If the defendant remains free from trouble that charge too will be dismissed.

  • Felony Marijuana Cultivation Charges to be Dismissed Against Local Accountant and Software Engineer

    Fall River District Court: The prosecution alleged that police in Freetown, Massachusetts observed that defendant driving through town without a valid driver's license. Apparently one of the officers knew the defendant and had information that his license had been suspended. The officer followed him to his home. The officer knocked on the door. The defendant opened the door and was arrested. A search incident to the arrest disclosed the presence of many marijuana plants. The defendant was charged with Possession With the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Cultivation of Marijuana, both felonies. Attorney Neyman was able to get the cases continued without a finding. All charges will be dismissed in a matter of months provided the client remain free of criminal legal trouble during the continuation period.

  • Sentence of six months committed jail time revoked in crack distribution case

    Quincy District Court: The defendant had pled guilty to distribution of Class B drugs last year. The case involved a sale of crack cocaine to an undercover detective. The defendant had a long criminal history of selling crack in Quincy and surrounding areas. After pleading guilty last year, the defendant was sentenced to 6 months in jail. The court allowed him to postpone serving that jail sentence for a year so that he could complete an internship. Today, he was scheduled to surrender himself and go into the house of correction for the six-month period. Denise Dolan of our office represented the defendant today and persuaded the judge to reconsider the previously-imposed sentence, based on the defendant's efforts at rehabilitation. After hearing, the court revoked the old sentence and imposed a new one. Our client will not have to serve any time in jail, provided that he stays on the right track for 2 years. The judge stated in court that she had never done anything like this before in her long career on the bench.

  • Motion to suppress statements allowed

    Quincy District Court: The prosecution alleged that our client, charged possession with intent to distribute heroin in a school zone, made certain statements to police after being pulled over in his car. Today, our office was successful in convincing the court that the police violated our client's Miranda rights, and those statements were suppressed. The prosecution will not be able to use those alleged statements against our client.

  • Charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Drugs , School Zone Violation, Trafficking Dismissed After Successful Motion to Suppress

    West Roxbury District Court: About one month ago Attorney Neyman filed and successfully argued a motion to suppress a search conducted with a warrant in this court. The defendant had been charged with Possession With the Intent to Distribute Drugs and a School Zone Violation. The prosecution realized that it could not continue with this case after the evidence was suppressed and today Attorney Neyman moved for dismissal of all charges. All charges have been dismissed.

  • Charges of Trafficking Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine, Possession With the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and School Zone Violation Dismissed against Somerville man

    Somerville District Court # 09-1693. The prosecution alleged that on July 24, 2009 members of the Somerville Police Department had been investigating an individual's drug dealing activities in that city. A cooperating individual informed the police that our client would be in a particular neighborhood at a particular time with the purpose of selling drugs. The informant engaged in a controlled buy with the officers. Crack Cocaine was recovered from the informant after this buy. The police then approached our client who was sitting in his car at that time. A pat frisk disclosed a knife and some marijuana. Officers then, with the assistance of a drug sniffing dog searched the car. Inside the police found thirty nine grams of cocaine. On three occasions the case was scheduled for a probable cause hearing. The prosecution was never ready. Today, a judge dismissed all charges against our client. His bail money was returned as well. The district attorney can indict this case and prosecute in the Superior Court if they so choose.

  • Charges of Trafficking Cocaine in Excess of 28 Grams Dismissed Against College Student

    Norfolk Superior Court Criminal # 08-0694. The district attorney alleged that on April 12, 2008 undercover police officers were conducting surveillance in a local strip mall known for high incidents of drug dealing. On prior occasions these officers had been directed by drug dealers to meet at that location for the exchange of narcotics for money. On this date, around 3:30 p.m. the officers saw our client arrive at the parking lot, park, and never get out of his car. Minutes later they observed another vehicle arrive. The operator of the second vehicle approached the defendant and engaged in a drug transaction. Officers approached and quickly confirmed their suspicions. They located over sixty grams of cocaine, a scale and packaging materials. The defendant immediately hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. He was facing a minimum mandatory five year state prison sentence on the trafficking indictment. Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges reduced to Possession With the Intent to Distribute, a crime that does not have a mandatory minimum sentence.

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