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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
  • Privilege Not to Testify Accepted by Judge on Murder Case

    Our client was identified by a Massachusetts district attorney's office as a witness and likely accomplice to a horrific murder, a crime under G.L. c. 265 section 1. The woman was contacted by the district attorney's office and subpoenaed to testify before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating the murder. The woman hired our office. We quickly recognized her privilege against self incrimination and we asserted this at those proceedings. The judge accepted the validity of the privilege and our client did not have to testify. Any further attempts to get information from our client will require a grant of immunity. 

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  • Four Cases Against Software Engineer Charging Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Strangulation and Attempted Murder and Threatening to Commit a Crime Against Same Victim Dismissed

    Our client is a software engineer who, for the past two years has been fighting four extremely serious cases. He had been in a dating relationship with a woman who suffered from serious documented mental illnesses. Her primary diagnosis was Borderline Personality Disorder. This manifested itself anytime she felt or feared abandonment or rejection in relationships. Starting in February of 2022 she believed our client was "looking" at another woman in a restaurant at a hotel. After leaving the restaurant and going to their room the woman threw a cell phone at our client's back and started kicking and punching him. She called the police and claimed that she had been hit by our client and that he threw a glass at her. He was charged with domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 section 13M and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, G.L. c. 265 section 15A. One month later the same woman claimed that after a night of drinking our client strangled her. He was charged with strangulation under G.L. c. 265 section 15D. Again, one month later the woman claimed that over the course of three days our client beat her, strangled her, attempted to murder her, G.L. c. 265 section 16, assaulted and beat her with a dangerous weapon and threatened to commit a crime against her, G.L. c. 275 section 2. It took over 1 and ½ years to obtain the woman's mental health records. Consistent with our investigation, the woman had done this to other men and family members anytime she faced rejection or abandonment. We retained a renowned expert who evaluated the information and provided a concrete opinion that this woman's behavior was consistent with her mental health diagnosis. Today, we succeeded in getting these four cases dismissed. 

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  • 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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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