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Case Results

  • Dismissed - Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery

    July 2020

    Our client was charged with one count of Strangulation and one count of Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member in Massachusetts. This is a felony count along with a misdemeanor count. Both charges carried a potential jail sentence of 2 and a half years on each count.  After going over ... Read On

  • Dismissed Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct

    June 2020

    Our client was charged with Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct in Rhode Island. Both of these are misdemeanor offenses. The potential penalties for these charges are potential jail time, batterer's intervention progra, extra assessment fees of $125.00 and a domestic no contact order... Read On

  • Dismissed - Domestic Assault, Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Disorderly Conduct Rhode Island

    May 2020

    Our client was charged with the following three crimes: Domestic Assault, Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Disorderly Conduct in Rhode Island.  We did our own investigation into the case, which was different than the police investigation. As a result of this investigation, we spoke to the prosecu... Read On

  • Motion to Seal Granted in Rhode Island

    April 2020

    Our client was charged with domestic assault charges in Rhode Island that our firm was able to successfully get dismissed. However, the dismissed charge can still be seen on the court's website and on our client's criminal background check.  We had our client fill out some paperwork and filed a ... Read On

  • Dismissed - Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine in Rhode Island

    March 2020

    Our client came to us charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine in Rhode Island on an old warrant. This is considered a felony drug case in Rhode Island and can lead to jail time, including potentially being held without bail. Our client did not live in the state. We arranged for ... Read On

  • Dismissed - Larceny Over $1,200 (Felony) Massachusetts

    March 2020

    Our came to us charged with Larceny Over $1,200 in Massachusetts. When a larceny is alleged to be over $1,200, it is considered a felony in Massachusetts. You can read more about Massachusetts larceny charges here.  After a few court dates, we were able to negotiate a dismissal for our client ba... Read On

  • Dismissed - Disorderly Conduct Rhode Island

    March 2020

    Our client was charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rhode Island when a fight broke out late at night after the clubs and bars were closing. Disorderly Conduct in Rhode Island is a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 6 months in jail.   After doing our own investigation into the fight, we were... Read On

  • Motion to Seal Granted in Rhode Island

    March 2020

    Our client hired us on a separate collateral matter. While looking up their Rhode Island record, we noticed they had dismissed charges from the past. Our client had domestic assault charges in Rhode Island that were fairly old that had been dismissed. Our client did not realize that the charges c... Read On

  • Dismissed - Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct in Rhode Island

    February 2020

    Our client was charged with Domestic Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct in Rhode Island. Both of these charges are misdemeanors in Rhode Island. If convicted, our client would have faced possible criminal convictions, batterer's intervention classes, extra monetary assessments and other pena... Read On

  • Dismissed - Malicious Destruction of Property Under $1,200 and Larceny Under $1,200

    February 2020

    Our client was charged with one count of Larceny Under $1,200 and another count of Malicious Destruction of Property Under $1,200. Both of these charges are misdemeanors with the potential consequence of jail.  A larceny by stealing is defined as "the wrongful taking of the personal property of ... Read On

  • Dismissed - Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle

    January 2020

    Our Client was charged with being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle in Massachusetts, which is a felony. Our client was stopped while driving the alleged stolen car. Our client told the police they bought it from a friend. Our client had the title to the car but did not have a bill of sale.... Read On

  • No Complaint Issued at Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate's Hearing

    January 2020

    Our client received a summons in the mail for a Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate's Hearing for the charge of shoplifting. Our client did not have any criminal record, so it was important to have success at the hearing to prevent our client from obtaining a criminal record.  At the hearing, the pol... Read On

  • License Reinstated at Massachusetts RMV

    January 2020

    Our client had their license suspended in Massachusetts as a result of an out of state suspension and an out of state offense. They had received notice of the suspension and contacted us for legal help on what to do.  Read more here on what the process is to appeal an RMV suspension. We represe... Read On

  • No Complaint Issued at Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate's Hearing

    January 2020

    Our client was charged with multiple driving offenses associated with their motor vehicle. They received a criminal summons in the mail for a Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate's Hearing for Number Plate Violation Conceal ID, Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.  Our client had re... Read On

  • Motion to Vacate Allowed - Suspension Rescinded Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal

    January 2020

    Our client came to us confused as to why the DMV was suspending their license longer than they expected. We investigated the matter and discovered there was a default judgment against our client in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal where they were facing nearly $1,000 in fines and fees and a 6 mo... Read On

  • Deferred Dismissal - Felony Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1,200

    January 2020

    Our client was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1,200, which is a felony in Massachusetts. We wrote about a motion to partially dismiss the charges based on a lack of probable cause. After some negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to convince the prosecution to offer... Read On

  • Dismissed - Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member and Larceny Under $1,200

    January 2020

    Our client was charged with Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member and Larceny Under $1,200 in Massachusetts. He was facing the possibility of going to jail for up to 2.5 years. When we got the case, we were able to do our own investigation into the allegations. We discovered informatio... Read On

  • Dismissed - Assault with a Dangerous Weapon Person Over 60; Assault and Battery on +60/Disabled with Injury; Assault and Battery

    December 2019

    We are pleased to announce the dismissal of our client's case. Our client was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon Person Over 60; Assault and Battery on +60/Disabled with Injury; and Assault and Battery. He was facing two felony counts along with a misdemeanor count. All charges carried ... Read On

  • Hardship License Granted at RMV Board of Appeals in Massachusetts

    December 2019

    Our client is a Massachusetts resident who received a DUI in Rhode Island. Our client's license was suspended in Rhode Island for a certain amount of time and they had to install an ignition interlock device in their car. After our client's license suspension was done in Rhode Island, Massachuset... Read On

  • Motion to Dismiss Allowed - Operating on a Suspended License

    December 2019

    Our client was accused of Operating on a Suspended license in Massachusetts, which is a criminal charge that has a potential jail sentence associated with it as a penalty. In order to prove the defendant guilty of Operating on a Suspended License, the Commonwealth must prove the following four th... Read On

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