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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
  • Pretrial Probation for College Student Charged With Domestic Assault and Battery

    In December of 2022 police were called for a report of a domestic assault and battery in progress. A concerned citizen witnessed our client grabbing a woman and supposedly hitting her and putting her in a chokehold while in his car. The victim got out of the car at a stop light and ran. The witness video recorded much of this incident. Our client, a local college student was charged with domestic assault and battery under G.L. c. 265 section 13M. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent him. Today, we prevailed on the district attorney's office to agree to pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87. All charges will be dismissed shortly. 

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  • Charges of Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1,200 Dismissed

    The defendant is a dentist with a large dental practice covering several cities and towns in Essex County. Over a year ago he was involved in an incident involving a vendor who misled him and stole thousands of dollars from him. Rather than trying to resolve the matter through the courts the client went to the vendor's home and place of employment and destroyed thousands of dollars worth of his personal and business property. He was charged with malicious destruction to property over $1,200 which is a felony in Massachusetts under G.L. c 266 section 127. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Vandalism to Motor Vehicle do not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a nurse living in Boston. She has been living in the same home for nearly thirty years. Her speciality is trauma. That often requires her to work unexpectedly in the middle of the night. As a result, she purchased a parking space adjacent to her home at a significant price. The space is marked as private and a tow zone. Nevertheless, people often take the spot. Calling the tow company is often futile as it can take hours for them to appear. About a year ago someone parked in her space. She left an unflattering note on the vehicle. The owner saw her do this and became verbally abusive and refused to move her vehicle from our client's parking space. Consequently, our client marked the vehicle with expensive lip balm. Our client was summonsed for a clerk magistrate hearing seeking to charge her with vandalism of a motor vehicle, a felony under G.L. c. 266 section 126A. Attorney Neyman succeeded in convincing the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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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