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.
Woburn District Court: 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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Boston Municipal Court: Not Guilty Verdict for Man Charged With Threatening to Kill
The defendant is an employee at a local utility company and public school teacher. The defendant and the victim have a child together. On March 7, 2017 the victim went into court to get her child support payments increased and extended. She claimed to have won the hearing. After leaving the courtroom she complained that the defendant followed her, screamed at her and threatened to kill her and her boyfriend. The victim had a witness with her. The case went to trial on charges of threatening to commit a crime, G.L. c. 275 Section 2. Both the victim and witness testified that their initial complaint is exactly what the defendant did. The defendant denied the allegations and testified himself. After trial a Not Guilty verdict was rendered.
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Boston Municipal Court: Charges of Strangulation Dismissed and Domestic Assault and Battery to be Dismissed
The defendant owns several companies that sell medical implant devices to doctors and hospitals. In January of 2017 the defendant was in Boston with his wife. They were staying at a luxury hotel downtown. Shortly after midnight guests at the adjacent room called hotel security complaining of noise and a possible fight in the defendant's room. A hotel security office went to the room and contacted the defendant's wife who was crying and visibly shaken. In front of the defendant the wife told hotel security that her husband choked her, hit her and threw her on the bed. She repeated the statements to the responding police officers. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant on charges of domestic assault and battery, G.L. c. 265 Section 13M and strangulation or suffocation, G.L. c. 265 Section 15D. Today, the strangulation count was dismissed and the domestic assault and battery was continued without a finding for six months after which that count will also be dismissed.
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