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Newburyport, Massachusetts is a small town in Essex County just under 40 miles northeast of Boston. The town has a population of around 20,000 and it sits on the mouth of the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a district court and a superior court in Newburyport. The Newburyport District Court serves 7 towns;

  • Amesbury
  • Merrimac
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • Rowley
  • Salisbury
  • West Newbury

The court is located at 188 State Road right on the Route 1 Traffic Circle. The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. is easily accessible from Newburyport. The commuter rail connects Newburyport to Boston's North Station. We are a short ten minute walk from North Station. Routes 95 and 1 go right into Boston and our North Andover office is just 20 minutes south on Route 95.

Successful Defense of Criminal Cases in Newburyport for Over Twenty Five Years

Attorney Stephen Neyman has been representing people charged with crimes in Newburyport of over 25 years. Drunk driving cases (OUI), drug possession, possession with intent, drug distribution cases and domestic violence, assault and battery are among the more prevalent crimes that we see in that court. Typically two judges sit in Newburyport Court. One will handle all trial matters, usually in the second session. The other will preside over evidentiary and non-evidentiary motions, pre-trial hearings, arraignments, pleas, restraining orders, probation surrenders and more. Those matters are usually resolved in the first session.

I got a Summons for the Newburyport District Court. What Should I do?

A criminal summons means that criminal charges have been filed against you. A summons for a clerk magistrate hearing means that someone is applying for a criminal complaint against you but no charges have yet issues. No matter what the situation you should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer with experience in that court. Clerk magistrate hearings are you opportunity to resolve your case without judicial intervention and without interference from this district attorney’s office. Properly defended clerk’s hearings result in a dismissal of the application. In other words, no complaint will issue.

If you have a criminal summons you will need to report to the probation department at 8:30 a.m. for an intake. The probation office will ask you some background questions; i.e. date of birth, social security number, address, place of employment and more. They will then run a criminal records check so that the judge knows whether it is appropriate to set a bail or release you on conditions. Having a lawyer with you often helps secure your release. In some instances your case might be resolved or dismissed prior to arraignment. Rarely is this done without the assistance of a lawyer. Our office has accomplished this on countless occasions.

Hire Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Stephen Neyman

If you are charged with a crime you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. Many cases can be resolved without you having a criminal record particularly in the district courts. Our office defends people charged with crimes in Newburyport and other parts of Essex County and throughout Massachusetts. Protect yourself by calling us at 617-263-6800 now or contact our office online.

Directions to our Boston Office

Take Route 95 South. Go over the Tobin Bridge and follow the signs to Cape Cod. Take your first exit in the Tip O'Neil tunnel. Go left and take your first right onto State Street. Follow State Street to Congress Street where you take a right. Our office is one block up on the left.

Directions to our North Andover Office

Take Route 495 south to the Merrimack Street exit. At the end of the ramp take a left. Continue for ¾ miles onto Sutton Street. We are located at 200 Sutton Street, Suite 244.

Client Reviews
"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