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An inner-urban suburb of Boston, Chelsea is home to a diverse population of 35,080 along Boston Harbor. Located in Suffolk County, it is the smallest city in Massachusetts by land area but one of the most densely populated areas in the country. Developed as an industrial center on the harbor, Chelsea was built on the manufacturing of rubber, elastic goods, boots, shoes and adhesives and was nearly destroyed in two horrific fires in 1908 and 1973. The city later fell on hard times and in 1991 the state placed Chelsea into receivership, becoming the first city since the Great Depression to be placed in the hands of a state because of financial problems. The city later changed to a council-manager form of government, which has led to improved finances and in influx of homebuyers and businesses. A diverse working-class community, nearly half of Chelsea's residents are Hispanic or Latino. Median household income is $32,130 and almost 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

Defending People Accused of Drug Distribution and Possession in Chelsea, Massachusetts

With the change in demographics Chelsea has seen a tremendous increase in crime. As a consequence any crime imaginable has been prosecuted in the Chelsea District Court. Drug cases at times saturate the various courtrooms. Trafficking arrests are often made in Chelsea but they are prosecuted in the Superior Court. The drug cases that remain in the Chelsea Court are possession, distribution and possession with the intent to distribute. We defend these regularly in Chelsea. Over the years we have seen a pattern of conduct by untrained, ignorant or rogue police officers relative to Chelsea drug arrests. We have defended cases where for no reason our clients were searched by the police. Sometimes their homes were entered without a warrant. Other times the search warrants contained challengeable representations made by unreliable informants. Other clients who spoke no English were arrested and purportedly gave damaging statements to officers who did not speak a word of their language. Exposing these constitutional violations has secured victories for our clients at all stages of the proceedings.

Defending All Crimes in Chelsea

Prosecutions in the Massachusetts district courts are primarily handled by young, new assistant district attorneys. Many of them are hard nosed, unbending young lawyers trying to establish their reputations. They take all crimes seriously making it necessary for you to hire an aggressive, experienced Massachusetts criminal lawyer prepared to go to battle for you. No matter what you have been charged with you should have a lawyer with you in court. Regardless of what you might think about the charges there could be collateral consequences of which you are not aware that only a lawyer would recognize. For instance, even a simple drug possession conviction could lead to a loss of license for one year. Don’t wait. Hire a lawyer today.

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Stephen Neyman represents Chelsea residents accused of a variety of crimes, including drunk driving (DUI,OUI) charges, violent crimes, theft, burglary and robbery, weapons charges, drug offenses, domestic violence, sex crimes, assault, restraining order violations and destruction of property.

The Chelsea District Court is located at 120 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. The court handles cases in Chelsea and Revere.

If you have been arrested in Chelsea and charged with a crime, it is important to find a Boston criminal defense lawyer who is capable of handling your case and is familiar with the demographics and economic issues in Chelsea. Attorney Stephen Neyman's goals are your goals - to fight for your rights and the best outcome possible for your case.

Attorney Neyman brings more than two decades of criminal defense experience to each case he represents and fights for his clients using every legal avenue at his disposal, including motions to dismiss, motions to suppress evidence, plea negotiations and trails.

If you have been charged with a crime in Chelsea District Court, contact the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman at 617-263-6800 or contact us online.

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"We went to trial and won. He saved me fifteen years mandatory in state prison for this case." A.C. Boston, Massachusetts
"I hired him and he got the case dismissed before I had to go into a courtroom. My school never found out and if they had I would have lost my academic scholarships. He really saved my college career." Melissa C. Cold Spring, New York, October 2013
"My union rep told me to call Steve Neyman. From the get go I felt comfortable with him. He took the time to talk to me about my case whenever I needed .... He even gave me his personal cell number and took all my calls. We won the case and I kept my job." Bart L. S.
"The best criminal defense lawyer in Massachusetts. Takes all of his client's calls at any time of the day or night. He was always there for me and my family. Steve saved my life." Jacquille D. Brockton, Massachusetts
"In less than two months Stephen Neyman got my old conviction vacated. I now have no criminal record." Paul W. Boston, Massachusetts