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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 Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery Dismissed

    On July 11, 2020 police in a city south of Boston received a call for a domestic disturbance. The reporting party is the defendant's wife who told the police that her husband and son got into a physical altercation. When the officers arrived at the scene they were immediately met by the victim who was crying and visibly injured. He reported that his father, the defendant, had been verbally abusive to his mother. This resulted in the father and son arguing. The argument became physical. Witnesses observed the father beat his son with his fists and a cord. The police arrested the father and charged him with assault and battery in violation of G.L. c. 265 section 13A and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, a crime under G.L. c. 265 section 15A. Our office was retained to represent the defendant. Today, Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting all charges dismissed.

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  • Conditions of Release on Person Found Dangerous Under G.L. c. 276 Section 58A Modified to Remove GPS and Eliminate Home Confinement

    This past summer our client was charged with carrying a loaded firearm under G.L. c. 269 section 10(n), carrying a firearm under G.L. c. 269 section 10(a), distribution of class E drugs in violation of G.L. c. 94C section 32D, possession of ammunition G.L. c. 269 section 10(h), possession of a class B drug G.L. c. 94C section 34 and OUI under G.L. c. 90 section 24. Among the allegations were that he, along with another were dealing drugs and shot at some houses in the course of their criminal activities. The man was found dangerous under G.L. c. 276 section 58A. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent him. We secured his release to home confinement and having to wear a GPS. Today, after lengthy negotiations with the district attorney's office and after a hearing the GPS has been removed and the conditions of release further modified to eliminate home confinement. Our client will have a curfew but will be permitted to work. 

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  • Charges of Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery Against Physician Dismissed

    The defendant is a physician living in the metro Boston area. On January 8, 2020 police in the town where he lives were dispatched to his residence where they were met by his wife, the victim. She reported that the defendant had been drinking excessively and that when he does he becomes physically abusive to her. On this occasion she alleged that our client was drinking and became verbally abusive. When she demanded that he leave the home he told her to call the police. She initially did not. Then, the defendant allegedly started to choke her by grabbing her by the throat and pinning her against the wall. She could not breathe. She further complained that our client next threw her to the ground, knelt on her and beat her. Police noticed and photographed redness to the woman's neck and her lip cut. The doctor was arrested and charged with strangulation under G.L. c. 265 section 15D and domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M. Attorney Stephen Neyman was hired. Today, we were able to get all charges dismissed.

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"In less than two months Stephen Neyman got my old conviction vacated. I now have no criminal record." Paul W. Boston, Massachusetts