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Located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just west of Boston, Newton is the 10th largest city in the state with a population of 83,829, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. Newton is a unique city comprised of 13 villages, each boasting a small downtown area. The villages include West Newton, Waban, Oak Hill, Thompsonville, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, Newton Centere, Auburndale and Chestnut Hills. Newton was one of the country's earliest commuter suburbs, populated by wealthy Boston businessmen who traveled to Boston via the railroad in the mid 1800s. Home to Boston College, Newton is an upscale area where the median household income in the latest census was $110,885 with 4.3 percent of families living below the poverty line.Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Defending at Clerk’s Hearings in the Newton District Court
Many of the cases that are ultimately prosecuted in the Newton District Court originate with a summons for a Clerk Magistrate Hearing. Ignoring this summons is the biggest mistake that many of my clients make, particularly younger people and college students. The clerk’s hearing is the perfect opportunity to resolve your case and avoid a criminal prosecution. This will ultimately save you money as most criminal lawyers in Massachusetts charge less for a clerks hearing than they do for a criminal case. Cases can be resolved by the clerk magistrate by way of dismissal, continuance, restitution, counseling, letters of apology, stay away orders and more. Take advantage of this opportunity by hiring a lawyer as soon as you get your summons.Criminal Cases Involving College Students in Newton
Newton has several colleges as do the neighboring cities and towns. Students getting in trouble in Newton will quickly end up in court. Campus police combine with local police and take a no nonsense approach to crime on their campuses and with students living off campus. Properly defending your criminal case not only prevents you from having a criminal record but may save your student status. The judges sitting in Newton are familiar with the criminal activity that occurs on local college campuses. The job of your criminal defense lawyer is to make sure the judge understands the implication of this case to you as a person and as a student. We have enjoyed tremendous success defending college students in the Newton District Court and other local courts.
Boston Defense Lawyer Stephen Neyman represents clients who have been charged with crimes in Newton District Court. With more than two decades of experience, Attorney Neyman represents clients charged in a wide range of cases, including violent crime, property crimes, theft, burglary and robbery, sex crimes, assault, drug cases, restraining orders and domestic violence cases and serious traffic offenses like drunk driving (DUI, OUI) charges.
Newton District Court, located at 1309 Washington St., West Newton, MA 02465, serves the Newton area and includes the Newton District Court Probation Department. Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Stephen Neyman also represents clients charged with a probation violation.
If you have been charged with a crime in the Newton area, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has the criminal knowledge and experience to fight for your rights. Call 617-263-6800 or visit us online.