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  • Woburn District Court: Charges of Felony Shoplifting do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a non-citizen professional woman. The prosecution claimed that on January 14, 2018 Burlington, Massachusetts police were contacted by loss prevention at a local Macy's store. The store employees had detained a woman whom they had observed stealing several items valued at hundreds of dollars. The woman admitted to the police that she had in fact stolen these items. She was charged with felony shoplifting in violation of G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. This woman is not a citizen and any adverse outcome could have resulted in deportation. Attorney Neyman represented the woman at a clerk magistrate hearing today. No charges issued.

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  • Woburn District Court: Pretrial Probation for Non-Citizen Charged With Three Felony Theft Crimes

    The defendant is a non-citizen working towards her Masters Degree and employed in the technology field. On December 9, 2017 police from Burlington, Massachusetts were dispatched to the Macy's store in the Burlington Mall. There, loss prevention officers had the defendant in their custody. The woman was observed on security cameras removing the theft detection devices from various items and putting them in a large pocketbook she was carrying. The woman exited the store with the items and was stopped. The value of the goods exceeded $250 making the theft a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 30. The woman also had in her possession two theft detection devices. This crime is a felony under G.L. c. 266 Section 30B. Any resolution short of pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 would likely result in the defendant being deported and denied reentry into the country. Today, our office was able to get the woman 6 months pretrial probation.

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  • Boston Municipal Court: Felony Shoplifting Case Against Non-Citizen Student Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    The defendant is a student from an Asian country and a non-citizen. Several months ago she was caught shoplifting an amount of merchandise that exceeded $250 making the crime a felony. The woman was charged with violating G.L. c. 266 Section 30A, shoplifting. If she were convicted she would have a felony record and likely face deportation. Our office was able to negotiate a resolution prior to arraignment. In exchange for some community service and an agreement to stay away from the store from which the defendant stole the case would be dismissed prior to arraignment. Today the case was dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Waltham District Court: Pretrial Probation for Local Business Owner Charged With Multiple Felony Thefts

    On September 20, 2017 a Watertown, Massachusetts police officer responded to a call for a theft at a local Target store. A loss prevention officer had a male shoplifter, the defendant detained. The loss prevention officer recalled that the defendant had recently stolen a significant amount of merchandise from the store that went unprosecuted. This time, security videos captured the defendant and an accomplice stealing several thousand dollars worth of merchandise. He was also seen removing theft protection devices from the items. Charges of larceny over $250 G.L. c. 266 Section 30, unlawful possession of theft detection deactivator or remover G.L. c. 266 Section 30B and receiving stolen property over $250 G.L. c. 266 Section 60 were charged. Attorney Neyman was hired and was able to get pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 Section 87 for the defendant. He will have no criminal record.

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  • Fall River District Court: Shoplifting by Concealing Case Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Several weeks ago loss prevention officers at a local cosmetic store observed a young woman casually placing objects into her pocketbook while walking up and down the aisles. They watched the woman until she left the premises without attempting to pay for the goods taken. She was confronted, detained and questioned. The woman readily admitted to having stolen the items valued in excess of $250, making this crime a felony. She also stated that this was not the first time she had done this but it was the first time she was caught. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing, a crime under G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. Today, at a clerk magistrate hearing Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges dismissed.

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  • Somerville District Court: Shoplifting Case Dismissed After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Last month  store detectives observed a young woman walking from aisle to aisle in a store, taking items and secreting them in a personal bag. The activity was observed personally and via electronic surveillance equipment. After a lengthy visit to the store the woman left, carrying with her the items in the bag. She was stopped outside of the store by loss prevention personnel and local Somerville police officers. Upon being confronted the woman admitted to the theft and produced the stolen items. The total value was far in excess of $250, making the crime a felony larceny under G.L. C. 266 Section 30. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled for today. Attorney Neyman represented the woman on the case. All charges were dismissed. No complaint issued.

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  • Woburn District Court: Shoplifting Charges Against Software Engineer Dismissed at Arraignment

    The defendant is a software engineer living out of state. On February 24, 2017, while shopping at a local mall loss prevention officers saw the woman taking several items, place them in her over sized pocketbook, remove the tags and leave the store. The event was caught on videotape and played for local police officers who arrived to investigate the matter. The woman was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting under G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. She hired Attorney Stephen Neyman over the weekend. Today, the day of arraignment Attorney Neyman got the case dismissed.

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  • Plymouth District Court: Shoplifting Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    The defendant is a young woman who was shopping a a local store a few days ago. She apparently gave in to temptation and took several items from the store without making payment for them. She was approached by loss prevention who detained her and eventually called the police. The officers gave her a criminal summons charging her with shoplifting, a crime under G.L. c. 266 Section 30A. Today, the day of arraignment our office succeeded in getting all charges dismissed, prior to arraignment.

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  • Peabody District Court: Pretrial Probation for Woman Charged With Shoplifting Over $1,500 Worth of Goods

    The defendant and three others were shopping in the North Shore Mall and were approached by loss prevention officers. They were detained and questioned. During the course of the interrogation the store officials learned that over $1,500 of goods had been taken from the store. She was charged with shoplifting. Our client was found in possession of the items and also confessed to taking the same. Today, our office was able to get pretrial probation for the woman pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87. All charges will be dismissed in 90 days.

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  • Salem District Court: Shoplifting Complaint Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    The prosecution alleged that on August 2, 2014 a Danvers, Massachusetts police officer was dispatched to a Walmart store on Route 114 for a report of a theft. The officer arrived to find a white female being detained by loss prevention personnel. Apparently store employees found her stealing valuable items and contacted security. The defendant admitted to committing this crime to the responding police officer. Today, at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing Attorney Neyman was able to convince the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint.

  • Newton District Court: Shoplifting Case Against Account Executive Dismissed at Clerk's Hearing

    Our client is an account executive at a local prestigious university. She is forty seven years old and resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Just three weeks ago she was shopping in a local supermarket when loss prevention personnel observed her secret several objects into a bag. They detained her as she attempted to exit the store and quickly learned that she had shoplifted several goods. The local police were called and the woman was summonsed to court for a charge of shoplifting. Notwithstanding the fact that she is affluent and could not explain or defend her actions Attorney Neyman was able to convince the clerk magistrate to dismiss the charges. No complaint will issue.

  • 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.

  • Application for shoplifting charges dismissed after clerk's hearing

    Salem District Court: Police alleged that our client, a dental hygienist, entered a department store with one of the store's bags and proceeded to conceal a household appliance in the bag. Our client was apprehended upon leaving the store, and police applied for a criminal shoplifting complaint against her. Denise Dolan of our office represented her at a clerk's hearing today, and the complaint application was dismissed.

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