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Case Results

  • No Complaint Issued at Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate's Hearing for Failure to Stop

    December 2020

    Our client was issued a notice for a Clerk Magistrate's Hearing in Massachusetts for Failure to Stop for Police, a criminal charge, and Speeding, a civil motor vehicle infraction.  Our client did not know that the police had followed them. One of the elements the prosecution has to prove for Fai... Read On

  • Dismissed - Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of Justice

    December 2020

    Our client was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of Justice from an event with the police in Rhode Island. After interviewing our client and doing our own investigation into the facts and circumstances of what happened, we were able to show that there was very little evidence as to... Read On

  • No Complaint Issued at Massachusetts Clerk Magistrate's Hearing for Negligent Operation and Failure to Stop for Police

    November 2020

    Our client was charged with multiple driving offenses including criminal violations of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop for Police -- both misdemeanors in Massachusetts. They were also charged with two civil motor vehicle violations.  We were able to obtain the police r... Read On

  • Dismissed - Laned Roadway Violation, Operator Left of Center and Operating Without Insurance

    November 2020

    Our client was charged with traffic violations in Rhode Island after getting into a motor vehicle accident. Our client was charged with Laned Roadway Violation, Operator Left of Center and Operating Without Insurance in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.  We decided to select a trial date on the... Read On

  • Dismissed - Duty to Stop for Accident Resulting in Damage to Vehicle

    November 2020

    Our client was charged with Duty to Stop for Accident Resulting in Damage to Vehicle in violation of Rhode Island General Laws 31-26-2. The law states, "The driver of any vehicle knowingly involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shal... Read On

  • Dismissed - Assault and Battery on Family/Household Member

    October 2020

    Our client was charged with Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member in Massachusetts on their spouse. This is a misdemeanor crime. If convicted, a person would have to do batterer's intervention classes along with facing potential jail time, possible probation, fines and fees, a potentia... Read On

  • Dismissed - Domestic Vandalism Rhode Island

    October 2020

    Our client was charged with Domestic Vandalism in Rhode Island. Rhode Island General Laws § 12-29-5, states that anyone who is convicted of a domestic violence crime must complete a batterer's intervention program and pay an additional $125 assessment. Our client was also facing potential jail ti... Read On

  • Dismissed - Reckless Endangerment of a Child

    October 2020

    Our client was charged with Reckless Endangerment of a Child in violation of violation of Massachusetts General Laws chapter 265 § 13L. The law punishes, “whoever wantonly or recklessly engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or sexual abuse to a child or wanto... Read On

  • Dismissed - Possession of Marijuana 3rd Offense

    September 2020

    Our client was charged with third offense possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) in Rhode Island within eighteen (18) months of their first offense. This is a misdemeanor criminal offense which has a penalty of possible incarceration for up to thirty (30) days and a fine from $200 to $500.... Read On

  • 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

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