Recent Case Summaries

The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with a Probation Violation.

West Roxbury District Court

The Defendant was on probation for Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony. The Defendant was then arraigned for the same crime out of Dedham District Court. The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney for a disposition whereby the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the violation of probation. Because of this disposition, the Defense Attorney was able to avoid the possibility of the Defendant being sentenced to jail for up to 60 days.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with the following: Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent to Commit a Felony; Possession of Burglarious Tools; Trespassing; Buying, Receiving or Concealing Stolen Goods

West Roxbury District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney for a disposition whereby the Defendant would be placed on pre-trial probation for 1 year. As a result, if the Defendant stays out of trouble for one year, all counts will be dismissed.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with Lewdness, Open and Gross Conduct and Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct.

Lowell District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney for a disposition whereby the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the higher charge of Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct and agreed to one-year continuance without a finding. As a result, both counts will be dismissed after a one-year term of probation.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with Attempted Murder and two counts of Assault and Battery.

Cambridge District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully dismiss all counts on Defendant’s case.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with the Rape of a co-worker.

Barnstable Superior Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully dismiss the case. Through a thorough investigation of the facts, the Defense Attorney was able to discredit the alleged victim and show that the false allegations were an attempt by the alleged victim to cover up her misdeeds at her place of employment.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with Rape and Assault and Battery.

Dudley District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney for a disposition whereby the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge of Rape and the Defendant received a Continuance Without a Finding for a period of six months on the charge of Assault and Battery. If the Defendant receives no violations during the six-month period, the charge of Assault and Battery will also be dismissed. Because of this disposition, the Defense Attorney was able to avoid even the possibility of a felony conviction in this matter.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with two counts of Carrying a Dangerous Weapon and Failure to Stop for Police.

Brookline District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate a disposition whereby the Defendant was placed on pre-trial probation for a period of six months on all three charges. If, after that six-month probationary period, the Defendant commits no other offenses and otherwise complies with the conditions of his probation, the case will be dismissed. Because the disposition was a period of pre-trial probation, the Defendant did not have to admit to any facts. Moreover, the probation is unsupervised, and thus the Defendant does not have to appear in person to check in with probation every month, and has no special conditions attached to the probation.




Plaintiffs applied for a Harassment Prevention Order against Defendants

Newton District Court

Plaintiffs applied for a Harassment Prevention Order against Defendants. A Harassment Prevention Order, if issued, directs defendants to either refrain from abusing plaintiff, refrain from contacting the plaintiff, remain away from the plaintiff’s home or workplace, pay the plaintiff monetary compensation for losses related to the harassment or any combination of the above. The Order lasts one year and can be extended. Plaintiffs also made allegations of various criminal acts.

Defendants lived in the same Section 8 building as Plaintiffs. Aside from the above-stated exposure, a finding against Defendants could have also affected their ability to stay in said home.

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully prevent the Order from issuing against Defendants. The Defense Attorney pointed out that the Plaintiffs were unable to meet their burden under the statute, and thus the Order could not properly issue. As a result, the Defendants’ record will not reflect such an order and they are not potentially subject to the fines, payment of plaintiff’s damages, commitment to treatment programs, and even potential imprisonment that can result from violation of such an order.




The Commonwealth alleged that the Defendant assaulted the complainant with such force that the complainant was left with serious injuries.

Cambridge District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to persuade the Court to issue a continuance without a finding for 18 months with a 90-day Duquette. As a result, the matter will be dismissed in 18 months, if the Defendant commits no offenses.




The Commonwealth alleged that the Defendant both assaulted and sexually assaulted a 16 year-old girl.

Brookline District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate the dismissal of the Indecent Assault and Battery charge, thus avoiding a felony conviction and registration with the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Defendant pled guilty to the Assault and Battery charge, and will serve one year of probation.




The Commonwealth alleged that the Defendant committed larceny over $250 by false pretense

Malden District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate a one-year pre-trial probationary period with court costs, thus avoiding both immigration issues and a felony conviction.




The Commonwealth alleged that the Defendant stole over $250.00 worth of merchandise from a local retail establishment

Natick District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to have the case scheduled for a Clerk’s Hearing before the Defendant was arraigned on the felony charge. At the Clerk’s Hearing, the Defense Attorney successfully argued that the case should be continued for six months, and if the Defendant commits no crimes and is not arrested within the six months, the complaint on this matter will never issue. Because this matter was never arraigned, the matter will not appear on the Defendant’s record.




The Commonwealth charged the Defendant with assault with a dangerous weapon (to wit: a firearm); disturbing the peace; and carrying a licensed firearm while intoxicated.

Brockton District Court

The Defense Attorney was able to successfully negotiate the breaking down of the felony charge, assault with a dangerous weapon, to a straight assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. The Defendant pled guilty to the three misdemeanors and received one year of probation. The Defense Attorney requested that the probation be unsupervised, and the Court granted that request. As a result, the Defendant has no felony convictions, does not have to appear in person to check in with probation every month, and has no special conditions attached to his probation.




The United States v. Drug Trafficker

Federal District Court

This federal conspiracy matter involves several defendants who were accused of conspiring to bring several pounds of Marihuana into Massachusetts. My client was one of the accused conspirators. He was the only defendant to have his charges dismissed during the trial upon my motion for required finding of not guilty.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sex Offender

Salem District Court

My client was accused of an indecent assault and battery, being a sexual assault, upon a co-worker outside a nearby restaurant. The verdict was not guilty.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Attempted Murderer

Suffolk Superior Court

My client was accused of shooting the complainant in an attempt to kill him. The verdict was not guilty.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Rapist

Suffolk Superior Court

My client was accused of raping a woman he had just met. The verdict was not guilty




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Female Drug Conspirator

This matter was disposed of at a suppression hearing wherein I brought a motion to prevent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from proceeding in a drug trafficking case against my client because her constitutional rights had been violated. The motion was granted and the matter was dismissed.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Drunk Driver

Roxbury District Court

My client was accused of being a repeated drunk driver. The mandatory sentence he was facing was jail. The verdict was not guilty.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Neighborhood Harasser

This involved two cases in which the Commonwealth, being prodded my clients’ neighborhood, pursued two cases of criminal harassment against my client. Through a series of motions to dismiss as well as show cause hearings, the charges ended up being dismissed.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 209A Hearing

This was a matter brought forth on behalf of a complainant that was claiming she was in reasonable fear of my client and was seeking a retraining order. After the hearing, during which time I presented various exhibits and witnesses, the petition for the restraining order was denied.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Restraining Order Violator

Chelsea District Court

The complainant was seeking criminal charges against my client for violating a granted 209A restraining order. After the hearing and presentation of exhibits and witness testimonies, the matter was dismissed and no probable cause was found.




The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sexually Dangerous Person

Suffolk Superior Court

This was a hearing about whether or not my client should continue to be held under the sexually dangerous statute, which enables the Commonwealth to continue to hold my client for the rest of his life. At the end of the hearing, my client was found not to be a sexually dangerous person anymore so the Commonwealth could no longer hold him as such.