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.
Arraignment Continued and Pretrial Diversion Recommended for Non-Citizen Accused of Assault By Means of a Dangerous Weapon
The defendant is a non-citizen working on her Master's degree at a local university. Several weeks ago she and a roommate had been arguing incessantly about aspects of their living situation. In reality, the "victim" wanted our client to vacate their apartment and continue to pay her share of the rent. Once it was understood that this would not happen the roommate accused our client of throwing a computer modem at her. Our client was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon in violation of G.L. c. 265 Section 15B, a felony in Massachusetts. Attorney Neyman convinced the prosecutor to continue the arraignment and to recommend pretrial diversion under G.L. c. 276A. If the defendant is accepted into the diversion program the case will be dismissed prior to arraignment.
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Pre-Arraignment Diversion for Man Charged With Vandalism and Defacing Property
On June 12, 2018 a young man and some friends were drinking on a beach outside of Boston. They became rowdy and drew the attention of some police officers on foot patrol at the beach. Once officers realized that the group was under aged and had been drinking all were arrested and placed in protective custody. Their parents were called to pick them up. One of the individuals became loud and verbally abusive to the police officers. This continued until the man's mother arrived at the station to pick him up. When the officers went to release him from the cell they observed that he had jammed the cell toilet with paper resulting in a clogging of the drainage system. The man was charged with violating G.L. c. 266 Section 126 vandalism. Attorney Neyman was hired to defend him. A summons for arraignment was continued until today. Attorney Neyman was able to get the man pre-arraignment diversion under G.L. c. 276A. He was not arraigned and will not have a pcf number or any entries in the criminal system.
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Pretrial Diversion Allowed for Construction Worker Charged With Malicious Destruction to Property Over $250
On February 2, 2018 around 10:00 p.m. Burlington, Massachusetts police received a call for a report of malicious destruction to property. The officers went to the scene and met with a homeowner who told them that someone had thrown a rock through their front home window. Upon hearing the glass shattering one of the occupants of the home got into his car and followed the car that had contained the person who threw the rock. He called the license plate into the police and the driver of the car was soon thereafter stopped. There were three occupants in the car all of whom were charged with malicious destruction to property over $250, a felony in Massachusetts under G.L. c. 266 Section 127. Our client confessed to the police that he was the person who had in fact thrown the rock. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get the defendant pretrial diversion under G.L. c. 276A. After the defendant completes a period of probation the case will be dismissed. He will not be arraigned.
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