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Westborough District Court: Pretrial Probation For Man Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery and Witness Intimidation
On March 16, 2018 Southborough, Massachusetts Police were dispatched to a residence for a call on a domestic disturbance. They were informed that the defendant and the victim, his father, were engaged in a fight in the home. When they arrived the met with the defendant who admitted that after an argument he grabbed his father by the throat and tried to choke him. The defendant further admitted that he took the house phone and broke it to prevent the victim from calling the police. He was charged with violating G.L. c. 265 Section 13M, domestic assault and battery and G.L. c. 268 Section 13, witness intimidation. He hired our office to represent him. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for the defendant. All charges will be dismissed.
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Worcester District Court: Pretrial Diversion Granted for Graduate Student Charged with Disorderly Conduct, Trespass, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting Arrest
The defendant is a graduate student with a 4.0 GPA. On April 6, 2018 she was in line at a club in Worcester. She and her friends were denied entry as one of the security staff believed one of the friends to be intoxicated. The group began to argue with the staff and a police officer was called. The officer alleged that the defendant refused to leave the premises and began arguing with the officer. She was advised to leave the property again by the officer. She refused and threatened to hire a lawyer and complained that her rights were being violated. Once the officer determined that the woman was not going to leave he went to arrest her. She resisted. She was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct, G.L. c. 272 Section 53, trespass, G.L. c. 266 Section 120, disturbing the peace, G.L. c. 272 Section 53 and resisting arrest, G.L. c. 268 Section 32B. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the woman. Our office was able to get pretrial diversion pursuant to G.L. c. 276A prior to arraignment. The case is dismissed.
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Woburn District Court: Pretrial Probation For Man Charged With Leaving The Scene Of Property Damage
On June 25, 2015 a Stoneham police officer was dispatched to a location of a hit and run with property damage. The officer met with a property owner who showed him a significant amount of damage to a fence and trees in a lot next to his home. Officers reconstructed what they believed to be a motor vehicle accident wherein the driver fled the scene. A Massachusetts license plate was located in the area belonging to a man living in another town. The police made contact with the man who admitted to driving and to being involved in the accident. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage in violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the defendant six months pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87.
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Brighton District Court: Woman Placed Back on Pretrial Probation Notwithstanding Multiple Violations
In June of 2014 our client was placed on pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87 after being charged with domestic assault and battery in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 13A(a). The terms of the probation were simple, stay away from the named victim. Within a few months of the imposition of sentence the defendant went to the victim's place of business and unlawfully made contact with him. A few months later she began contacting him by phone, again in violation of the pretrial conditions. Pretrial probation was terminated and the case was put back on the trial list. Attorney Neyman was hired. Today he successfully restored the case to a pretrial probation status.
Chelsea District Court: Pretrial Probation For Auto Mechanic Charged With Possession With Intent To Distribute Crack Cocaine, Class B
On May 19, 2014 members of the Chelsea, Massachusetts police department were involved in an investigation at a local apartment complex known for high drug activity and gang violence. They observed a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a bulge coming from his right hip area that he was protecting. The officer followed the man into the building, watching him knock on an apartment door. The officer overheard the occupant of the apartment ask if the man had "some product". The man entered the apartment after which the officer heard loud noises and an apartment fight. The officer went to the door and was met by the occupant who gave him permission to enter. At that time, the officer saw the other man, our client, trying to hide drugs. He was arrested and found in possession of four bags of crack cocaine consistent with an intent to distribute. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute class B crack cocaine. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the man pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87.
Woburn District Court: Pretrial Probation for Biological Engineer Charged With Solicitation of a Prostitute
This case stemmed from a sting operation in the Middlesex County involving the use of an undercover female officer posing as a prostitute online. The individual charged in this case was caught in the some investigation as one resolved yesterday (see previous case result). The man is a biological engineer and not an American citizen. Pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87 was a must given this man's status in this country. Today, Attorney Neyman secured pretrial probation for the man for a period of six months. He will have no criminal record and there will be no immigration consequences.
Woburn District Court: Pretrial Probation for Man Charged With Sex For a Fee
On Friday, December 5, 2013 police in Middlesex County Massachusetts were conducting a prostitution sting using a female officer to pose as a prostitute. The task force rented two hotel rooms across from one another. Ads were posted on backpage.com under the "Adult" and "Escort" sections of the site. A cell phone number was listed in the ad and a variety of services were suggested. The operation is known as a reverse sting. Just before 5:00 p.m. the defendant called the listed number and arranged to meet with the undercover for sexual services. Once he arrived a price for certain services was negotiated. At that point backup officers made their entry and arrested the man. He was charged with sex for a fee. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get him pretrial probation. He will have no criminal record.
Lawrence District Court: General Continuance, Pretrial Probation For Man Charged With Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct
The defendant is a twenty year old man with an associates degree and no prior criminal record. The prosecution alleged that on January 5, 2015 the Lawrence, Massachusetts police received numerous complaints for a motor vehicle being driven recklessly, likely paying homage to individuals killed while fleeing police on New Year's Day. During their response to the scene officers observed the defendant approach the car. Officers told him to move away from the vehicle. The defendant became obstreperous and refused to obey the officers commands. The accused also became aggressive. He was arrested. He resisted the officers' efforts at the arrest. He was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get a general continuance for the defendant. A general continuance is much like pretrial probation with the exception that the probation department has no involvement in the disposition. The defendant will have no criminal record.
Boston Municipal Court: Pretrial Probation For Student Charged With Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Affray
Boston Police reported that on December 9, 2014 they responded to a call for an officer in trouble. They arrived to find high school students from different schools fighting. When the officers attempted to intervene several of them were struck by the combatants. One of the participants is alleged to have struck one of the officers with fists and subsequently trying to flee the scene. This person was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, affray and resisting arrest. Attorney Stephen Neyman was retained after the arraignment. Today, we were able to convince the district attorney to agree to pretrial probation. The defendant will not have a criminal record.
Pretrial Probation Imposed for Woman Accused of Criminal Harassment , Identity Fraud and Violating a Harassment Prevention Order
Wrentham District Court: After nearly a two year investigation members of the Medway, Massachusetts Police Department determined that the defendant, wife of the victim's former husband had been engaging in a pattern of conduct designed to harass. The police forensic investigation led to the execution of a Search Warrant at the defendant's home from which all electronic devices capable of sending communications were seized. Officers and the prosecution concluded that our client had systematically sent hundreds of harassing emails to the victim over the course of the two years sufficient to warrant the issuance of a Harassment Prevention Order. Simultaneously, the defendant was alleged assuming the victim's identity to further the harassment efforts. Notwithstanding the issuance of the Harassment Prevention Order the abuse continued and our client was charged. After nearly eighteen months of litigation Attorney Neyman secured pretrial probation for the defendant. She will have no criminal record.
Charges of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer against Maine women resolved through pre-trial probation
Boston Municipal Court: The prosecution charged our client, a woman from Portland, Maine with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Disorderly Person. The allegations stemmed from an incident in a local North Station bar wherein patrons reported a disturbance. A Boston police officer on foot patrol responded. He was told by personnel working at the establishment that our client along with a couple of her friends became involved in an argument with other patrons and that the argument escalated. The responding officer claimed that while investigating the complaint he was assaulted by our client, one of her female friends and a male friend. As to our client it was alleged that she grabbed the officer from behind by his neck and struck him. Today Attorney Neyman was able to get the case resolved through pre-trial probation. The defendant will not have a criminal record and all charges will be dismissed.
Pre-Trial Probation imposed against college student in October terminated early
Newton District Court: Our client is a local college student who was charged last year with distribution of drugs in his college dorm room. Our office was able to get him pre-trial probation meaning that if he complied with certain court imposed requirements and remained free of criminal trouble for the designated period of time his case would be dismissed. At the client's request we brought the case forward two months early to have probation terminated so that restrictions would be lifted and our client who is not a citizen could return to his native country after the school year. The judge granted the request and Pre-Trial Probation was terminated.
Pre-trial probation pursuant to M.G.L. c. 276 S87 imposed for juvenile caught selling marijuana in school
Lowell Juvenile Court. On April 14, 2009 a detective from a Middlesex County town was called to a local high school for a reported drug transaction. Upon arrival he met with the assistant principal who informed him that two girls witnessed our client, a fifteen year old sophomore provide marijuana to another student for money. The girls notified their teacher who in turn notified the assistant principal. The school administrators and the detective met with the defendant who admitted to selling drugs for another student who was supplying larger quantities of drugs to our client and other students. Our client was charged with distribution of marijuana in a school zone. Attorney Stephen Neyman succeeded in getting pre-trial probation for the client. All charges will be dismissed on his eighteenth birthday if he stays out of trouble until then.