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Violent Crimes

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:

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.

Case Results » Violent Crimes
  • Charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery and Intimidation of a Witness Against Software Engineer Dismissed

    In December last year, a woman who lived in an elegant apartment building heard noises in a common stairwell. While doing so she claimed that our client, his brother and another individual came up behind her, held her down and started to beat her. While doing so they threatened her about calling the police. They also made threats based on her race and racial language accompanied the assaults. Arrests were made charging our client and his brother with intimidation of a witness, G.L. c. 268 section 13B, threatening to commit a crime, G.L. c. 275 section 2, conspiracy, G.L. c. 274 section 7, assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 section 13A, assault and battery to intimidate a person because of her race or color, G.L. c. 265 section 39 and a criminal civil rights violation with injury, G.L. c. 265 section 37. Using digital technology our office was able to track our client's movement the day of the incident and demonstrate that he was more than 500 miles away at that time. The evidence convinced the district attorney's office to nolle prosse the case. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer Against Local Physician to be Dismissed After Completion of Pretrial Probation

    Our client is a well known physician in the greater Boston area. In March of this year he was at a friend's house celebrating a family milestone. He drank way too much, fell off of a stool and hit his head. He began to bleed profusely. The EMT's were called and the police responded with them. It quickly became apparent that our client needed medical attention. The police tried to escort him into the ambulance. He resisted and assaulted the officers. He was taken to the hospital, treated and summonsed for arraignment for assault and battery on a police officer under G.L. c. 265 section 13D. Today we negotiated pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87 with the district attorney's office. There are no conditions attached. This case will be dismissed in 9 months. 

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  • Charges of Unarmed Robbery Dismissed

    On January 20, 2021 officers in a city near Boston were flagged down by a man in apparent distress. The man told the officers that following an argument with an acquaintance he was robbed. The acquaintance, our client, allegedly forced the man to empty his pockets and give him all of his money. The man complied. The incident was witnessed by a woman identified as the victim's girlfriend. A description of the suspect and his vehicle information was provided to the police. Shortly thereafter our client was apprehended. He was found in possession of the items the victim claimed had been stolen from him. The defendant was charged with unarmed robbery, a felony under G.L. c. 265 section 19(b). Our office was immediately retained. Today, we were able to secure a dismissal of the charges. 

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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