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Felony Complaint Charging Vandalism, Breaking and Entering in the Night Time With the Intent to Commit a Felony and Larceny Over $1,200 do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing
The defendant is a lifelong resident of a rural Boston town. On June 1, 2019 she and her boyfriend got into an argument. She called the police. They arrived and met with the boyfriend who claimed that she had during an argument our client had thrown out and destroyed his clothes. That he later left the home to find his car had been vandalized and broken into and that many of his personal items had been stolen. The officers arrested the woman and issued her a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging vandalism under G.L. c. 266 Section 126A, larceny over $1,200 in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30 and breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 16. All of these are felonies in Massachusetts. Today, at the clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Stephen Neyman was able to persuade the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint.
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Pretrial Probation for College Student Charged With Malicious Destruction to Property, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Person
Of February 22, 2019 the defendant, a freshman at a local university was at a party highly intoxicated at an off campus party. He became separated from his friends and started to walk back to campus. He lost his cell phone and could not call an Uber. He went up to a home and grabbed the door handle trying to get into the home. The homeowner called the police. Officers arrived and confronted the defendant. He struck one of the officers and was wrestled to the ground. He was charged with malicious destruction to property G.L. c. 266 Section 127, assault and battery on a police officer G.L. c. 265 Section 13D, resisting arrest G.L. c. 268 Section 32B and disturbing the peace G.L. c. 272 Section 53. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Through negotiations with the prosecutor and an excellent, caring probation officer our client was able to enter into a restorative justice program. All charges will be dismissed via pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 after the completion of the program.
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Felony Charges of Larceny Over $1,200 and Malicious Destruction to Property Over $1,200 Dismissed
The defendant lives in Southeastern Massachusetts. In April of 2018 police were called to his ex-girlfriend's house. She was crying and told the officers that the defendant had entered her home stole several thousand dollars cash from her home, destroyed expensive appliances and wrote obscenities in lipstick on her walls. The police arrested the defendant and charged him with larceny over $1,200 and malicious destruction to property over $1,200. Both of these crimes are felonies in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30 and G.L. c. 266 Section 127 respectively. Several motions hearings and pretrial hearings were conducted at which we were able to require the prosecution to provide additional evidence. Those hearings resulted in an inability of the district attorney to prove our client's guilty and ultimately forced a dismissal of the case. All charges were dismissed.
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Pretrial Probation for Accountant Charged With Felony Malicious Destruction to a Motor Vehicle
The defendant is a partner in a large accounting firm. He lives in a very exclusive neighborhood in one of Boston's most lavish suburbs. On September 23, 2018 one of the defendant's neighbors saw him "keying" his car. The vehicle had been keyed on several other occasions, each time following a dispute between the neighbors. The victim never saw our client actually commit the act until this date. Not only did he personally witness it but he had installed surveillance equipment to identify the person. The police were called. They watched the video and listened to the victim's recitation of the events. Accordingly, they charged our client with violating G.L. c. 265 Section 28 malicious destruction to a motor vehicle. This is a felony in Massachusetts. A conviction or even a continuance without a finding would cost our client his job. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor and resolved by way of pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87. Our client will have no record and the case will be dismissed.
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Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction to a Motor Vehicle do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing
The defendant is a partner in a major downtown Boston financial institution. In August of 2018 he was riding his moped on a busy street in a south shore town. A large SUV being operated by a young woman approached him at a distance he felt was very close. Angered, the man smashed the side mirror of the SUV causing damage. He was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging him with malicious destruction to a motor vehicle under G.L. c. 266 Section 28. This is a felony in Massachusetts. The man was also charged with violating G.L. c. 90 Section 24, negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He hired our office to defend him. Today, after a clerk magistrate the complaint did not issue.
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Two Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1,200 Dismissed Prior to Arraignment
In June of 2018 police in a western Massachusetts city responded to a call for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival they spoke with the supervisor of a large apartment complex who had observed significant damage to artwork and furniture in a common area of the building. While investigating the officers observed cars parked below the building that had sustained damage as a result of objects being thrown out of the window and striking the vehicles. Blood droplets led the police to the defendant who resided in the apartment. Officers quickly learned that the defendant had committed the damage and was injured in the process of doing so. He was located at a local hospital where was interviewed. He confessed to the crimes. He was charged with two counts of felony vandalism under G.L. c. 266 Section 126A. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. On two occasions the arraignment was continued so that our office could work towards an accord and satisfaction under G.L. c. 276 Section 55. After succeeding in doing so we convinced the district attorney's office to reduce the charges to misdemeanors and agree to dismiss all counts prior to arraignment. The defendant will have no entries on his CORI.
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Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250 do not Issue
The defendant is a high-ranking executive at a well-known tech firm in the greater Boston area. On January 10, 2018 he was crossing the street at a crosswalk and was involved in an incident where he was almost struck by a car. After an exchange of words the defendant then kicked the front passenger side of the person's car. The vehicle sustained damage and the police were called to investigate. The defendant was summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing for a charge of malicious destruction to property, a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 127. Attorney Neyman was hired. Prior to the hearing Attorney Neyman, with the assistance of a very compassionate detective and the victim was able to work this case out and avoid court. No complaint issued.
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Felony Malicious Destruction to Property Charges Against College Students do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing
The defendants are freshmen at a local college in Boston. On September 9, 2017 they were observed standing on the cap of the bed of a pickup truck having their picture taken by another individual. The campus police witnessed the incident and contacted the owner of the vehicle who subsequently reported damage to the cap in excess of $250. The students were charged with malicious destruction to property over $250 in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 127, a felony in Massachusetts. A clerk magistrate hearing was ordered. Our office represented the defendants at the hearing and convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint in exchange for making immediate restitution. No complaint issued.
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Charges of Criminal Harassment Dismissed
In August of 2015 members of the North Andover, Massachusetts Police Department met with residents of an upscale neighborhood who complained about getting flat tires from roofing nails on their property. Investigators checked the area and found driveways and lawns saturated with these nails. A security videotape was located and on it the police saw a man taking objects from a bag and throwing them on the various lawns and driveways where the nails were found. Some of the victims positively identified the defendant as the person in video. He was charged with criminal harassment, G.L. c. 265 Section 43A and felony malicious destruction to property G.L. c. 266 Section 127. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the criminal harassment charges dismissed and the remaining charges were given pretrial probatin or continued without a finding.
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General Continuance For Man Charged With Malicious Destruction to Property – – Case to be Dismissed
Shortly before Christmas 2015 the defendant was driving his car in a parking lot in a suburban Boston strip mall. He was stopped waiting for a car to back up so that he could take over that parking space. A car behind him beeped several times. The defendant took exception to this, got out of his car, and with his elbow broke the rear windshield of the victims automobile. The police were called to the scene. The defendant was charged with malicious destruction to property over $250, a felony in Massachusetts. Today, attorney Neyman was able to get a general continuance for the defendant. All charges will be dismissed out right in December.
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Felony Charge of Malicious Destruction of Property Against College Professor Sealed
In 2001, while attending college in Boston the defendant was charged with malicious destruction to property in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266 Section 127. The case was continued without a finding for a year. The defendant successfully completed his probation. He received his college degree and eventually obtained a doctorate degree. The CWOF was accessible to certain perspective employers. Consequently the defendant was not hired for certain positions for which he was otherwise qualified and deemed desirable. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to get his record sealed. Within thirty days we were able to get the case sealed.
Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property Dismissed Prior to Arraignment
The defendant recently turned eighteen years old and graduated from high school. In May of this year he was observed tagging someone's personal property valued over two hundred fifty dollars. The person called the police who arrived and investigated the crime that was reported. They concluded that the young man had in fact committed this crime, a felony in Massachusetts. He was summonsed to court for an arraignment today. Attorney Neyman was hired to defend him and was successful in getting all charges dismissed prior to arraignment.
Pretrial Probation for Financial Analyst Charged With Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250
The defendant is a financial analyst who lives out of state. On March 15, 2015 the man was visiting friends and staying in Somerville, Massachusetts. Around 1:15 in the morning police officers were dispatched to a residence where they encountered the defendant, apparently drunk and disoriented. Officers also met with the victim who related that she was asleep when she heard a very loud noise followed by the sound of breaking glass. Officers quickly learned that this man had damaged the door to the victim's house and broke windows at the same time. The man was arrested and charged with malicious destruction to property over $250, a felony in Massachusetts. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman was was able to get him pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87. All charges will be dismissed shortly.
Pretrial Diversion Granted For Local College Student Charged With Serious Felonies
On August 15, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. Boston, Massachusetts police responded to a call for a breaking and entering in a neighborhood adjacent to a major local university. They observed the defendant banging on a door and apparently under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The officers observed substantial damage to the dwelling including a broken front door. Witnesses at the scene identified the defendant as the person who broke the door and gained entry to the property. As the officers approached the suspect he fled. He was ultimately caught by one of the officers who claimed that he was struck several times by the defendant. The officer was taken to a local hospital and was out of work for a significant period of time. The suspect was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, breaking and entering in the nighttime, malicious destruction to property and other crimes. Many of the crimes are felonies in Massachusetts. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. Today our office was able to secure pretrial diversion for the defendant pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 276A.
Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing
The Watertown, Massachusetts police were contact by a cab driver on September 1, 2013 for a complaint that a passenger had broken the rear passenger window of his cab. The driver further reported that he picked up the passenger and took him to his requested destination. Upon arrival the passenger complained that the fare was too high. The cab driver continued to request money. The passenger refused to pay his fare and angrily broke the rear passenger window of the cab. The police arrested the defendant and subsequently summonsed him for a clerk magistrate hearing. At that hearing Attorney Neyman was able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue the criminal complaint. All charges were dismissed.
Charges of Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250, a felony, dismissed prior to Clerk's Hearing
The prosecution alleged that on December 19, 2013 a business man visiting from California booked a private taxicab for a ride to a Boston suburb. Upon arriving at the designated location the man argued with the cab driver over the fee. Unable to negotiate a lower fee he proceeded to cause extensive damage to the vehicle. He was charged with malicious destruction to property over two hundred fifty dollars, a felony in Massachusetts. A Clerk's Hearing was scheduled. Attorney Neyman was retained prior to the hearing. He was able to negotiate a resolution with the victim and the police department. The case was dismissed before the Clerk's Hearing.
Pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 §87 for man charged with Assault and Battery, Intimidation of a Witness, Threatening to Commit a Crime and Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250
Waltham District Court: According to a detailed Weston, Massachusetts police report, on September 16, 2013 a motorist called the police after observing a woman walking in a troubled manner. The woman was barefoot, holding her right side and in severe pain. She had a bruised nose and a bloody lip. She reported that the defendant fought with her over a cell phone and computer during which he threw the items at her, hitting her, causing injury and damaging other property in the home. The defendant threatened to kill her if she called the police. The police interviewed the defendant who, in essence, gave the same story as the victim. Charges were brought. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get pretrial probation for all charges. Everything will be dismissed upon the completion of unsupervised probation.
Pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 §87 for non-citizen charged with felony drug offense
Lynn District Court: In July of 2000 members of the Saugus Police and other officers assigned to an Essex County Massachusetts Drug Task Force conducted an undercover drug investigation in North Shore clubs. There, with the assistance of a confidential informant the officers met up with the defendant, a suspected ecstasy dealer. Negotiations resulted in the purchase of a significant amount of this club drug by an undercover officer. The defendant was arrested and charged with distribution of drugs. Attorney Neyman secured pretrial probation for the man today. All charges will soon be dismissed. There will be no immigration consequences.
Felony Malicious Destruction to Property Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor and to be Dismissed
Boston Municipal Court: The defendant is an accountant at a major international accounting firm. He had criminal legal problems in the past of a felony nature that we succeeded in getting dismissed. This past March he and his girlfriend got into an argument on a busy city street. During the course of the argument the defendant broke a window to a car owned by someone not involved in this incident. The police arrived and charged with defendant with Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250, a felony in Massachusetts. Today, we succeeded in getting the charges dropped to a misdemeanor and continued without a finding. The client will have no criminal record if he complies with his probationary reporting requirements.