If you have been arrested on charges for committing a violent crime, your freedom and personal rights are in jeopardy. Violent crimes are some of the most heinous crimes a person can commit. Judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials have no tolerance for violent crime offenders in society. So when a person is arrested for committing violent acts against other people, he or she will face harsh prosecution. If you have been arrested for committing a violent crime, the best way to protect yourself from aggressive state or federal prosecutors is to hire an equally aggressive criminal defense attorney. An experienced Boston violent crimes attorney like Stephen Neyman can protect your rights, and fight to preserve your freedom.
What is Considered a Violent Crime?
In Massachusetts a violent crime is considered any criminal act that involves the use of physical force, weapons, or the verbal threat of violence. There are many crimes that could constitute a violent crime. Boston violent crimes lawyer Stephen Newyman has great knowledge and experience in this area of criminal law, having defended numerous clients charged with a variety of violent crimes, including:
- Domestic Violence
- Illegal possession of weapons/firearms
- Sex Crimes
- Armed Robbery
- Assault and Battery
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon
- Assault With Intent to Murder and Assault With Intent to Kill
- Simple Assault
- Home Invasion
- Aggravated or Armed Burglary
- Malicious Destruction of Property
Penalties for Violent Crimes in Massachusetts
Because violent crimes endanger the lives, safety, and well-being of other people and society in general, these types of crimes are always aggressively prosecuted by law enforcement officials and district attorneys. This is especially true in cases involving the use of weapons, in which the victim is likely to suffer from substantial injuries that are usually painful, emotionally scarring, and difficult to recover from.
For these reasons, people convicted of violent crimes in Boston and throughout Massachusetts typically face a vast array of harsh legal penalties, such as lengthy prison sentences, step fines, probation, mandatory counseling, community service, restraining orders, and restitution to the victim. Additionally, any person that commits a violent crime may be subject to enhanced sentencing and charges if he/she has a prior criminal record, if he/she has a prior violent crime conviction, if he/she caused another person(s) bodily harm, or if he/she used a weapon during the commission of the crime. In addition, many violent crime offenders are shunned by society, and suffer from a damaged reputation and limited opportunities.
Boston and Massachusetts Violent Crimes Attorney
Once you have been charged with a violent crime in Boston, you will need to retain the services of a professional, experienced, and highly skilled criminal defense attorney who has a successful track record of fighting and defending clients charged with violent crimes in Massachusetts. When you face such life-altering legal consequences, you cannot risk being without reliable, relentless, and aggressive legal representation. Boston violent crimes attorney Stephen Neyman has the knowledge and skill to defend anyone in Massachusetts who has been accused of a violent crime. Because of his extensive experience in criminal defense law, Mr. Neyman is more than qualified and prepared to handle even the most complex and challenging violent crimes cases.
To retain the services of a Boston, Massachusetts violent crimes attorney who will ardently protect your rights, freedom, and reputation, please contact the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman at 1-617-263-6800 or contact us online.
Lowell District Court: Charges of Assault and Battery By Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Armed Assault With Intent to Murder Dismissed
On May 6, 2017 members of the Tewksbury, Massachusetts Police Department responded to a call for an armed assault. They encountered the victim bleeding from his head and face. His clothes were torn and his face bruised and swollen. The victim identified the defendant and another as his assailants. The victim was hospitalized with very serious injuries. A witness corroborated the victim's identification of the defendants and further added that a baseball bat and gun were used during the beating. Subsequently, arrests were made. The defendants were charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, G.L. c. 265 Section 15A and armed assault with intent to murder, G.L. c. 265 Section 18C. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges dismissed.
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Plymouth District Court: Charge of Intimidation of a Witness Dismissed
The defendant and his family live in a town near Plymouth on a very bucolic piece of property. Over time, the defendant and a neighbor were involved in disputes that became increasingly hostile. In late 2013 into 2014 the neighbor started accusing the defendant of damaging his property and threatening his family with violence. Several reports to the local police department were made. Ultimately some criminal charges and a 258E harassment protection order issued against our client. Then, the neighbor alleged that one day as the defendant was walking his Doberman he encountered his wife and threatened that he would release his dog to kill her. A subsequent charge of intimidation of a witness pursuant to G.L. c. 268 Section 13B issued. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. Today, that charge was dismissed prior to trial.
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Salem District Court: Pretrial Probation Local Businessman gets Pretrial Probation on Felony Charges of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250.00, All Charges to be Dismissed in Six Months
The prosecution alleged that on November 23, 2013 officers responded to the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, Massachusetts for a report of someone destroying property. Officers arrived to see a kiosk in the mall and other property destroyed. Witnesses identified a particular man as the person responsible for the damage. The officers located the man, a local businessman exiting the mall. He was positively identified by witnesses at the scene. The accused was interrogated by the police and he confessed to the crimes, specifically, malicious destruction to property over $250.00. This is a felony in Massachusetts. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get pretrial probation pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 276 Section 87 for the client. In six months all charges will be dismissed.