David Yannetti’s Cases

Recent Cases Handled by Attorney David Yannetti:

February 16, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 27 year-old college graduate, was charged with Assault and Battery upon her husband. The police alleged that Client and her husband were drinking in a hotel room when an argument erupted. Client allegedly threw a pair of scissors at her husband and struck him in the forehead. She did not deny doing it when the police arrived and questioned her. After being arrested and arraigned in court, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help her to resolve this case favorably. After investigating this case for several months, Attorney Yannetti schedules a trial date. Today, Attorney Yannetti's motion to dismiss is allowed after the case was called for trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 16, 2017
Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery
The resolution of this case was a major accomplishment for the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Client, a 28 year-old high-school dean of students and football coach, was arrested for a very serious Assault and Battery upon his girlfriend. When the police responded to a 911 call, they opened the apartment door and allegedly witnessed Client with his hands around the neck of his girlfriend, while she was gasping for air. The police took photos of her injuries -- including bad bruising from Client's fingers around her throat. Facing the loss of his career and the loss of his freedom, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti advised Client to enter a certified batterer's program as a sign of good faith to the court. Attorney Yannetti also spent several months investigating this case before trying to negotiate a resolution. Given the strength of their case, the DA Office's did not back down from the their recommendation that Client be sent to prison for these offenses. Today, after an impassioned plea in court on behalf of Client, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge not to send Client to prison -- and not to even impose a guilty finding. Both charges, including the felony strangulation charge, are instead continued without a finding. In two years, these charges will be dismissed. Client's career and future are both saved. Result: Client Avoids Prison and Avoids a Conviction.

February 15, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 66 year-old out-of-state businessman, was charged with Assault and Battery upon his live-in boyfriend in 1995. Instead of resolving the case back then, he left Massachusetts and started a new life on the west coast. Several months ago, years after a default warrant issued for his arrest, Client retained the Yannetti Law Firm to clear up the old warrant. Attorney Yannetti negotiated Client's surrender with the supervisor of the DA's Office. Client appeared for his default removal hearing in early February and then flew back home. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to file a nolle prosequi of the charge, which effectively dismissed the complaint. After over 20 years on the run, Client only had to make one court appearance and the case is finally over. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 3, 2017
Larceny by Scheme
Client, a 30 year-old high school graduate seeking to enter a nursing program, was charged with Larceny over $250 by Single Scheme. The police alleged that when Client was working as a salesman for a cell phone store, he sold phones to fictitious identities who promised to pay for the phone in installments but never did. The police alleged that Client and his family profited by stealing nearly $20,000 worth of cell phones in this way. Facing a potential felony conviction and the loss of his future, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti filed motions pursuant to MA Rule of Criminal Procedure 17 to obtain records that mitigated the offenses for Client. Today, after five months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue this case without a finding, with an order that Client pay a drastically reduced amount of restitution. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction.

February 1, 2017
Sexual Conduct for Fee
Client, a 28 year-old married professional, faced a potential complaint for Sexual Conduct for a Fee. The police alleged that while in MA for business, he responded to an online ad featuring sexual services. When he arrived at the hotel, paid $100 and picked out an outfit for the "escort" to wear, the police arrived in the room. The "escort" was actually an undercover police officer. Client was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing and promptly hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, despite a lot of push back from the magistrate, Attorney Yannetti ultimately persuades him that no complaint should issue. Client only needs to do 20 hours of community service and this case will be dismissed without ever appearing on Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 1, 2017
Larceny over $250
Client, a 50 year-old medical professional, was arrested for Larceny over $250 (a felony) and two counts of Shoplifting. She hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after her arraignment before a judge. On June 23, 2015, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading a judge to dismiss all three charges upon the payment of court costs. Client recently re-hired our firm to petition the court to seal all records of the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge that this case should be permanently sealed from public view. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 26, 2017
Assault and Battery
Client, a 46 year-old professional, was arrested for the Assault and Battery of her 12 year-old son. Her son had called 911 that night to report that Client had been drinking and "acting funny" and proceeded to bite him on his arm. When the police arrived, they observed marks on the boy's arm that were consistent with bite marks. Client allegedly told the police that she and her son were fooling around when she bit him. In the aftermath of her arraignment before a judge, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecutor and also Client's ex-husband, who took an interest in the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for nine months. Client signs no probation contract and agrees to no conditions of pre-trial probation, other than to refrain from getting arrested again. Client maintains the presumption of innocence, will be entitled to a dismissal in nine months and will be eligible to petition the court to seal this case after that. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 20, 2017
Uttering Forged Credit Card
Client, a 22 year-old out-of-state college student, was arrested for Conspiracy, Attempted Larceny over $250, and Uttering a Forged Credit Card, all felonies. The police alleged that Client and two associates had driven to Massachusetts for the purpose of trying to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards using phony credit cards. When Client was caught in the act inside a large electronics store, the police believed that he was part of a sophisticated group operating on the eastern seaboard. With a past conviction for a similar offense on his record, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of 6 months, Attorney Yannetti fully investigated the case and prepared motions to attack the prosecutor's evidence. Client desired to resolve the case without a trial, so today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding. As long as Client remains trouble-free for two years and performs 100 hours of community service, he will be entitled to a dismissal of all the charges. Result: Despite a Past Theft Conviction, Client Avoids a Conviction on All Charges.

January 18, 2017
Intimidation of a Witness
Client, a 39 year-old prominent physician, was indicted for Intimidation of a Witness, which is a felony. The prosecution alleged that after Client's brother had been arrested for assaulting his wife, Client called the wife to urge her to tell the police that the assault had never happened. When this was revealed to the police, the prosecution persuaded a grand jury to indict Client for a serious felony. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm almost immediately after learning of the indictment. Attorney Yannetti surrendered Client to the court for his arraignment and successfully argued for his release without having to post bail. Attorney Yannetti then investigated this matter and advocated for Client for nearly nine months. Today, three months before the scheduled trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to file the indictment without a change of plea, for only three months. As long as Client remains arrest-free for three months, this case will be dismissed. Client admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence -- which is vitally important for his medical license. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 4, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 22 year-old college student, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery, Strangulation, Threats to Commit a Crime, Larceny over $250, Violation of a Restraining Order and Trespass. The police alleged that a neighbor in Client's girlfriend's apartment building overheard her screaming next door and called building security. When security officers approached the door, they allegedly heard the girlfriend gasping for air and screaming, "Stop it, you're hurting me, you're going to kill me!" When they opened the door, they ushered Client's girlfriend to a safe place, while Client allegedly escaped the building -- taking her cell phone with him. The police arrived and took photos of the girlfriend's neck and body, showing multiple areas of bruising.  His girlfriend told police that Client had strangled her and beat her.  When they tried to place Client under arrest, he allegedly struggled with them. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Law Firm immediately and we were able to secure Client's release from court despite the serious allegations. While the case was pending, Client allegedly walked by his (now ex-) girlfriend's building, in violation of the stay-away order that had been imposed by the judge, as well as the restraining order that his ex-girlfriend had obtained against him. Attorney Yannetti once again persuaded the judge not to revoke Client's bail. For several months thereafter, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and prepared it for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 13, 2016
Two Narcotics Trafficking Cases
These cases represent complicated negotiations and one of our best results since we opened our firm in 1999. Client, a 48 year-old carpenter with a past history of drug-related arrests, faced two separate drug trafficking cases in two separate Massachusetts counties. In one, Client faced a minimum mandatory 10-year sentence, for trafficking in a large amount of methamphetamine. In the other county, Client faced a minimum mandatory 3 and 1/2 year sentence for trafficking in over 36 grams of cocaine, as well as for distribution of Class A, C and E controlled substances. In one case, Client had a decent argument for a motion to suppress, but faced overwhelming evidence of guilt if the case proceeded to trial. In the other case, Client had no reasonable argument for a motion to suppress, but could present a pretty good defense at trial. The problem for Client was that he had to win both cases or he would go to state prison for a number of years. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm -- which had represented him on past drug cases and had obtained dismissals after successful motions to suppress. For these two Superior-Court cases, Client instructed our firm to negotiate the best possible deal for him to wrap up both cases, so that he would not risk a lengthy state-prison sentence. The Yannetti Law Firm fully investigated both cases through the discovery process and filed an effective motion to suppress on one of the cases. Before that motion was heard, however, Attorney Yannetti approached both DA's Office to begin the complicated negotiations. Eventually, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading one DA's Office to reduce the charges to non-mandatory possession with intent to distribute, and to recommend a 2 1/2 to 5 year sentence despite the 10-year minimum mandatory charge. Attorney Yannetti also persuaded the other DA's Office to reduce the charges to non-mandatory possession with intent to distribute, and to recommend a concurrent 2 to 5 year sentence instead of the original mandatory prison term. Through this negotiation, Attorney Yannetti achieved sentences that would result in Client being eligible for parole in only 13 months. Please note that Client did not cooperate with the police, nor did he provide any information about his associates. Further, Client will not be on probation once he is released from prison. Result: Trafficking Charges Dismissed and Client Avoids Lengthy Minimum-Mandatory Prison Sentences.

December 12, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 58 year-old successful business owner, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his 22 year-old daughter, Client grabbed her cell phone out of her hands and prevented her from calling 911. Further, during the struggle for the phone, Client alleged caused it to hit her in the nose. When the police arrived, Client's daughter's nose was bleeding and she blamed Client. Client originally hired another lawyer, who negotiated with the prosecution and was only able to obtain a continuance-without-a-finding recommendation. Client then hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm and we went to work. Today, after two months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the ADA to recommend pre-trial probation instead. Client admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence.  He only needs to complete anger management counseling and refrain from being arrested again in order to have these case dismissed in one year.   Result: Case Dismissed.

December 9, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 36 year-old immigrant in the U.S. on a professional work visa, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an altercation with his wife. A neighbor allegedly witnessed Client chasing his wife out of the house with a broomstick and hitting her with it. That neighbor called 911 to report those allegations, which led to Client's arrest. Facing certain deportation upon conviction, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to preserve his criminal record and his legal status in the country. Complicating matters was the fact that his visa would be expiring only a few months after the incident -- which put an artificial deadline on resolving the case. During his investigation, Attorney Yannetti obtained a favorable statement from the neighbor/witness. When the prosecution refused to dismiss the charges, however, Attorney Yannetti scheduled the case for trial. Today, shortly before the trial date, Attorney Yannetti brings the case into court and persuades the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation -- over the objection of the prosecution. Client only needs to complete an online domestic violence course and the charge will be dismissed. Client will therefore avoid deportation. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 22, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 53 year-old laborer, faced a potential criminal complaint for Open and Gross Lewdness. The police alleged that Client was in a car when he exposed himself, mastrubating, to a female college student who was walking nearby.  When confronted by the police and told that he would be summoned to court to face criminal charges, Client contacted the Yannetti Law Firm.  Once retained, Attorney Yannetti contacted the investigating detective and began a month-long negotiation.  Attorney Yannetti advised Client to quickly begin counseling -- with his wife, after confessing to her what had occurred.  Client follows Attorney Yannetti's instructions.  Today, on the date of the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the magistrate that no criminal complaint should issue.  As long as Client stays out of trouble for a year, this application for complaint will be dismissed and the this case will never be part of Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 17, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old psychologist, faced a potential criminal complaint for Operating to Endanger. The police alleged that Client drove too fast on the highway, failed to pay attention and slammed into the rear corner of the car in front of her. While Client pulled over to the right, the other car was vaulted to the left and did two somersaults before coming to a rest in the travel lane. The driver of that car had horrific internal and external injuries, with many broken bones, and required three surgeries. Client was devastated in the aftermath of the accident and retained the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should only be found responsible of the civil infraction of following too closely. No criminal charge issues against her.  Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 8, 2016
Distribution of Class C Controlled Substance
Client, a 61 year-old convenience-store owner, was charged with using his store to distribute nitrous oxide to college students looking to purchase canisters to get high. Client hired a different law firm to represent him at his clerk magistrate's hearing . . . and lost. After receiving a summons to appear for an arraignment before a judge, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to repair the damage that had been done. Prior to the arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti spoke to the supervisor of the DA's Office to advocate for Client. Today, at Client's arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to generally continue the case for four months. Client admits to nothing and retains the presumption of innocence. As long as Client remains trouble-free for four months, this case will be dismissed without the necessity of Client ever appearing in court again. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 3, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 31 year-old computer specialist, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an argument with his wife.  The police alleged that Client's wife had called 911 to report that Client had beaten her that night.  When the police arrived, they allegedly found Client's wife in the stairway of their building, where she repeated her allegations of abuse to the police.  Client was arrested shortly thereafter. Client initially hired another law firm to represent him, but he was unhappy with that firm's attentiveness to his case.  He therefore hired the Yannetti Law Firm to step in and to obtain the best possible result.  Attorney Yannetti investigated the case, negotiated with the prosecution and ultimately scheduled the case for a trial date.  In preparation for trial, Attorney Yannetti drafted a motion to exclude the contents of the 911 recording from evidence.  Today, on the trial date, the prosecution agrees not to use the 911 tape.  Instead, the case is dismissed.  Result: Case Dismissed.

November 2, 2016
Possession of Heroin
Client, a 29 year-old marketing manager was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance. The police alleged that a concerned citizen had reported a man slumped over the steering wheel in his vehicle.  When the police investigated, they allegedly woke up Client and found a plastic baggie containing white powder in his lap.  Client allegedly admitted that it was synthetic heroin and was arrested that night.  In the aftermath of his arraignment the following morning, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help him avoid a criminal conviction.  Client follows Attorney Yannetti's advise and goes into addiction treatment.  Today, after passing a drug test at the courthouse, the prosecutor and the judge agree to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 28, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old university student, faced a potential criminal complaint for Inhaling Vapors for Effect. The police alleged that Client and a classmate illegally bought several canisters of nitrous oxide, for the purpose of using them to get high. Client and that friend then allegedly inhaled from several containers, on a public street, in full view of a patroling police officer. Client's father, a criminal defense attorney in another state, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent the complaint from issuing. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 27, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 21 year-old college student, was arrested for two counts of Domestic Assault and Battery on his girlfriend, as well as for felony Possession of a Forged Identification Card. The police alleged that when they responded to Client's girlfriend's 911 call, they saw fresh bruises and scratches on his girlfriend's hands and forearms. She told the police that they had argued that night over some marijuana, causing her to tell Client to leave the apartment. Instead, Client allegedly slapped her in the face and pushed her to the ground. Realizing that Client was at risk of losing his education and of damaging his prospects for employment, Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to defend against this criminal case. For months, Attorney Yannetti conferred with Client's girlfriend, his family, and the prosecution. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation -- an extraordinary result in a domestic-violence case. As long as Client refrains from getting arrested again and agrees to take some anger-management courses, this case will be dismissed without the need for Client to appear in court again. Once dismissed, Client will be presumed innocent and will be eligible to petition the case to be sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 26, 2016
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 29 year-old private security guard, was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer as a result of an altercation at a late-night party. The police alleged that they had responded to a noise complaint and tried to disperse the crowd. Client's girlfriend, when the police attempted to usher her out, responded, "I'm not going anywhere!" She pushed the officer away -- which resulted in her arrest. Client, who admittedly had too much to drink, intervened and tried to separate her from the officers. In so doing, he pushed one of the officers -- which caused them to arrest Client as well. In a lot of hot water and in jeopardy of losing his job, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to resolve this case in a way that preserves his future. For several months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter, prepared a disposition argument and ultimately negotiated with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client writes a letter of apology to the officer and performs 20 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed. At the end, Client will still be presumed innocent and will be eligible to petition the case to be sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 25, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 16 year-old high school student, faced a potential complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that when Client arrived at a football game with a friend of his, the assistant headmaster of the high school caught both of them smoking marijuana in the school parking lot. When the police arrived, Client handed them the marijuana and related paraphernalia -- but the police also found cans of beer in his backpack. This led to a summons to a Client to appear at a clerk magistrate's hearing, to determine if criminal charges should issue. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to protect his clean criminal record and his bright future. Today, Attorney Yannetti confers with the police before the hearing, then persuades the officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 14, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 54 year-old military veteran, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after his wife called the police and claimed that he had pushed her shoulders during an argument. Shortly after his arraignment in court, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. After three court dates, Attorney Yannetti persuades the district attorney's office to dismiss the case. The case never gets scheduled for trial, Client maintains the presumption of innocence and will be eligible to have the case sealed on his record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 14, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old jobsite engineer, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, a felony, and Operating a Vehicle Negligently so as to Endanger the Lives and Safety of the Public. The police alleged in an incident of road rage, Client intentionally swerved into the lane of another motorist, then threw an object at that car, striking it. The other motorist reported client to the MA State Police, who summoned Client to appear at a clerk magistrate's hearing. With his criminal record and potentially his career at stake, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Instead, Client is given the chance to remain trouble-free for a period of six months. If he does, this case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 4, 2016
Trafficking in Cocaine over 200 Grams
Client, a 20 year-old immigrant, was arrested on a large-scale drug trafficking charge at the airport. Law enforcement officials alleged that she had traveled from her home country with approximately 2000 grams of cocaine in her suitcase -- an amount ten times greater than that required for the largest state trafficking charge -- making her subject to a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence. Drug-sniffing dogs alerted to the cocaine when Client was trying to pass through customs. She was held in custody on very high bail. Client's father hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to mitigate the damage. Complicating matters was the fact that Client is not a U.S. citizen but desires to become one -- and a drug distribution charge would make that impossible. Over the course of 15 months, Attorney Yannetti investigates this case and advocates for Client with the assigned assistant district attorney. Client did not cooperate with the prosecution in any way and did not provide any information to law enforcement. Nonetheless. Attorney Yannetti persuades the DA's office to grant extreme leniency to Client. The indictment is reduce from trafficking down to simple misdemeanor possession. Client is released from custody today on a "time-served" sentence. Client avoids a felony conviction and keeps alive her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. Result: Cocaine Trafficking Reduced to Misdemeanor Possession, Client Given "Time-Served" Sentence and Released.

September 15, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60 Years Old
Client, an 18 year-old high school senior, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery on a Person over 60 Years Old -- the latter charge being a felony. The police alleged that Client was drinking alcohol at home when his father tried to stop him by grabbing the bottle from him.  A struggle ensued, during which Client allegedly physically hit his father several times.  With his future at stake, Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him.  Over the course of several court dates, Attorney Yannetti negotiates with the assigned prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant district attorney and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation.  Client only needs to continue with his psychiatric care, refrain from using alcohol and illegal drugs and this case will be dismissed in one year. Client admits to nothing, maintains the presumption of innocence and his bright future. Result: Case Dismissed.


August 19, 2016
Operating after Suspension
Client, a 48 year-old professional, received a summons to appear at a clerk magistrate's hearing to face a potential complaint for Operating a Motor Vehicle after Suspension of his Driver's License.  Rather than contact a lawyer, Client elected to represent himself at the hearing.  Not surprisingly, the complaint issued against him.  He then failed to show up at his scheduled arraignment and a warrant issued for his arrest.  When Client learned of the warrant, he hired the Yannetti Law Firm immediately.  Attorney David Yannetti arranged to meet Client at the courthouse the very next morning.  Attorney Yannetti conferred with the prosecutor and the session clerk, then succeeded in persuading the judge not to arraign Client. Instead, the case is today dismissed prior to arraignment, so that it never appears on Client's criminal record.  Attorney Yannetti was able to completely undo the damage Client had done to himself by representing himself at the previous clerk's hearing. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

August 19, 2016
Operating to Endanger
Client, a 42 year-old businesswoman, was cited by the police for Negligent Operating of a Motor Vehicle such that the Lives and Safety of the Public were in Danger.  She made the mistake of attending the clerk magistrate's hearing without hiring a lawyer -- and the clerk issued the complaint against her.  Fortunately for her, she had the good sense to hire the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm after that.  Today, at her scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti stopped the arraignment process and instead negotiated with the prosecutor.  Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to accept a finding of "responsible" on the civil infraction -- making an improper left turn -- instead of arraigning Client on the criminal charge.  Client pays $200 court costs and completely avoids an entry on her clean criminal record.  Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

August 5, 2016
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
In an alleged incident of road rage, Client, a 52 year-old professional, was arrested for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: a handgun) and Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client and another motorist were both trying to turn down the same street at the same time, and one of them cut off the other. Client then allegedly confronted the other motorist in a nearby parking lot. An eyewitness in a nearby home heard the argument, so the two of them squaring off and called 911. When the police arrived, they learned from the other motorist that Client allegedly displayed a firearm. The police found that firearm in Client's car. With his reputation, freedom and career on the line, Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. With Attorney Yannetti's help, Client went on the offensive. He applied for a criminal complaint against the other motorist for Assault and Battery and succeeded in persuading a clerk magistrate to issue the complaint. Attorney Yannetti then scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge that this case should not be prosecuted. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 26, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 51 year-old daycare owner, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. His former employee alleged that during a work-related dispute (over how she had been dealing with the children), Client forcefully grabbed her arm and dragged her outside the classroom. With his business and his career on the line, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti conferred with the former employee's attorney -- and discussed potentially taking out counter-charges. The former employee then decides to withdraw the application for complaint. The case is dismissed in its entirety. Result: Application for Complaint Withdrawn.

June 30, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 38 year-old married man, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client's wife reported that as a result of recent marital problems, Client allegedly slapped his wife across the face then left their house to watch the Boston Marathon. After receiving a notice to appear for a clerk magistrate's hearing, Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him preserve his otherwise clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk that no complaint should issue. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 27, 2016
Carrying a Firearm
Client, a 22 year-old VT college student and military veteran, was picking up a friend when he tried to enter a parking garage at Logan Airport. When security personnel searched his car, they found a loaded rifle, 2 bows, numerous arrows, some marijuana, a large machete and a 9 mm pistol. Alarmed, they notified the police. Officers determined that Client was not licensed to carry a firearm in MA, so he was arrested for two counts of Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Improper Storage of a Firearm and one count of Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance. Facing a minimum-mandatory sentence of 18 months in the House of Correction, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti made several appearances in court for Client, while Client was allowed to remain in VT and continue to attend college. After months of negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the district attorneys office to drop all charge except one count of possession of a firearm. On that remaining count, moreover, the D.A.'s Office agrees to reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor -- and therefore agrees to drop the mandatory prison sentence. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to sentence Client only to probation on the remaining misdemeanor charge of possession of a firearm under G.L. c. 269, s. 10(h). Client walks free from the courtroom. Result: Four of Five Charges Dismissed, the Remaining Charge is Reduced from a Felony to a Misdemeanor and Client Avoids a Mandatory Jail Sentence.

June 23, 2016
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon & Cruelty to Animals
In 2008, Client was 34 years old and admittedly an alcoholic and a drug addict. One night in July 2008, Client was visiting her friend when a drug-fueled argument broke out between the two of them. The police alleged that during the argument, Client hit her friend in the face with heavy mag light flashlight, then threw her laptop and her cat out the window. Client was therefore arrested for ABDW, Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 and Cruelty to Animals -- all felonies. Client defaulted on her trial date back then and fled the state of Massachusetts. After getting in some further trouble in California, Client entered AA/NA and began to turn her life around. After several years, she obtained full-time employment and started making plans to go to nursing school. This old warrant, however, prevented her from getting a driver's license and moving forward with her life. She therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to resolve this case. Attorney Yannetti persuaded the district attorney's office to remove the warrant without Client flying back to Massachusetts. Attorney Yannetti then made several court appearances while fully investigating the case. Client remained in California the entire time. Client's old friend -- the alleged victim -- was still quite angry and wanted Client prosecuted all these years later. Eventually, Attorney Yannetti schedules the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of the D.A.'s Office. As long as Client continues with her treatment, writes a letter of apology to the alleged victim and pays her $500 in restitution, this case will be dismissed in 18 months. Client can now move forward with her nursing career and no longer has this old case handing over her head. Result: Old Warrant Recalled, Client Avoids Convictions on Three Serious Felony Charges.

June 17, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old website designer, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon -- a felony. The police alleged that at a baby shower, Client got into an argument with one of his former employees. That former employee alleged that Client had hit her and had pushed her into a stone wall, injuring her wrist. As a non-citizen, Client's ability to remain in the U.S. was on the line -- so he hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk that no complaint should issue. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 9, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 60 year-old man, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. The police alleged that Client -- who lives out of state -- was in Massachusetts to help his daughter move into her apartment. During the move, Client allegedly argued with his daughter, and, because she had accused him of drinking too much, he allegedly punched her in the face. Client retained the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti made every court appearance in his case for Client -- so that Client did not need to fly back to Massachusetts at all. Today, Attorney Yannetti' persuades the assistant district attorney and the judge to dismiss the charges, without Client ever appearing in court after his arraignment date. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 31, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 25 year-old college student and military veteran, was arrested for domestic assault and battery. The police alleged that Client threw his own father to the ground during a fight, because his father was intoxicated.  Client retained the Yannetti Law Firm to try to preserve his clean criminal record. Attorney Yannetti investigated the case and prepared a persuasive argument in writing to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case. Today, both the prosecutor and judge agree with Attorney Yannetti's argument. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 17, 2016
University Investigation
Client, a 19 year-old college freshman, faced potential expulsion from school and also criminal charges as a result of participating in a fake-ID scheme. Through a shady website, Client "met" someone who persuaded him to receive several fake driver's licenses by mail in order to distribute them to different people for money. Client was shocked when Homeland Security became involved. Client had been unaware that law enforcement is paying particular attention to the manufacturing of fake ID's because they are useful to terrorists. Client's family quickly hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him and attempt to preserve his bright future. Attorney Yannetti first negotiated with the police. An agreement is reached whereby if Client cooperates with his university's investigation, he won't face felony criminal charges. Today, Attorney Yannetti attends the university disciplinary hearing and persuades the hearing officer not to expel client. Result: No Criminal Charges Issue, Client Avoids Expulsion from College.

May 16, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 33 year-old academic, was represented by another lawyer and received pre-trial probation after having been arrested for allegedly striking his girlfriend. His pre-trial probation was scheduled to end five months from now, but Client wanted to apply for an early termination of PTP so that he could freely travel. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to accomplish an early dismissal of the case. Attorney Yannetti prepared an appropriate motion to bring before the court and succeeded in obtaining a hearing date. Today, the judge allows Attorney Yannetti's motion and the case is dismissed. Result: Pre-Trial Probation Terminated Early, Case Dismissed.

May 13, 2016
Assault and Battery
Client, a 53 year-old computer programmer, was charged with assault and battery as a result of a fight he allegedly had at a concert. Client was with his wife for a night out at a large arena when another patron spilled beer on his wife's shoulder. A confrontation ensued, which began as a verbal argument but ended with punches being thrown. Client allegedly ended up on top of the other patron and allegedly broke some bones in his face. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. For well over a year, Attorney Yannetti positioned this case for the best possible outcome. Attorney Yannetti advised Client to apply for a cross-complaint against the other patron. That cross-complaint issued and led to a negotiation between the parties. Today, when both cases were scheduled for trial, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case. Client, who is currently out-of-work, will now be able to apply for jobs without having to worry about passing a CORI check. Result: Case Dismissed.


May 6, 2016
Operating a Motor Vehicle after Suspension of Driver's License
Client, a 23 year-old college graduate, was cited for Operating after Suspension. He failed to request a clerk magistrate's hearing, so he received a summons to appear in court for an arraignment -- which would have given him an entry on this criminal record. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on his scheduled arraignment date. Attorney Yannetti prepared a pre-arraignment motion to dismiss, to try to persuade the judge not to arraign Client and to keep his criminal record clean. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case prior to arraignment, so this case will never show up on any future background check. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.


May 3, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 39 year-old out-of-state salesman, was arrested for an alleged Domestic Assault and Battery on his fiancee. The police alleged that Client and his fiancee were staying in an upscale hotel while visiting Boston and got into a dispute over information that was suspected to be on his fiancee's phone. During the argument, Client allegedly grabbed her, twisted her arm in a painful manner, and threatened to beat her up. After they both arrived back in their home state, Client's fiancee also applied for a restraining order against him there. Fearing that this Massachusetts case could derail his career, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Our firm made several court appearances for Client -- while persuading the DA and the judge to waive his appearance in court for those dates so that he wouldn't be wasting a lot of money on plane tickets and hotels. Eventually, when it became clear that Client's fiancee was reluctant to fly back to Massachusetts at her own expense to testify against Client, we persuade the judge to dismiss the case. The case therefore never receives a trial date and Client maintains the presumption of innocence for any future background check. Result: Case Dismissed.


April 25, 2016
Cruelty to Animals Investigation
Client, a 31 year-old professional who travels out-of-state frequently for work, was also a dog owner who entrusted his roommate to care for his dogs while he traveled. While traveling on one of his business trips in March, Client's roommate brought one of his puppies to the vet to be evaluated for sickness and injury. The vet examined the puppy and found him to be coughing, wheezing, lethargic, with a skin infection and diarrhea. There was evidence of bleeding in one eye and bruising in the other. It seemed clear that this puppy had been attacked and bitten by one of the other dogs in the house and was in very poor shape as a result. The vet also surmised that the puppy's owner was not properly caring for the dog, so the vet called animal control. Once the police contacted Client, he hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti took control of the case and negotiated with the police for two weeks, trying to prevent criminal charges from issuing. Today, after reaching an agreement with the police that client would allow the puppy to be adopted by a caring family with children, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police not to take out any charges. Client is allowed to keep his remaining dogs and this investigation will never be public knowledge. Result: No Criminal Charges Filed, No Arrest Made.


April 21, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old member of the military, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. The police alleged that Client and his wife called for an "Uber," then had an altercation with the driver after they entered his car. Client allegedly became suspicious when the Uber driver's photo did not match his profile picture on the Uber app. Client ordered the driver to pull over and let them out -- and unfortunately pulled a knife to accentuate the point. If convicted of a felony, Client's military career would be in jeopardy. When Client received a summons to appear in court, he hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client stays out of trouble for six months, this case will be dismissed with no implications for Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 21, 2016
Operating under the Influence, 2nd Offense
Client, a 34 year-old carpenter with a prior conviction for OUI, was arrested for OUI again. The police alleged that Client was going 59 mph in a posted 40 mph zone at 1:35 a.m. After they pulled him over, Client claimed to have had two drinks. The police alleged that he failed the field sobriety tests, then failed the breathalyzer by registering a reading of .11 -- which was over the legal limit. Facing a potential two-week sentence to an in-patient alcohol treatment program, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Both Attorney Yannetti and Attorney Johnson negotiated a favorable disposition with the D.A.'s Office. Today, Client was sentenced as a first-offender, not a second-offender. Client therefore only needs to complete the first-offender (out-patient, only one night per week) program. Further, despite his prior offense, this case was continued without a finding. Client therefore does not even receive a conviction. Result: Client Avoids 2-Week In-Patient Program, Client Avoids Conviction.

April 8, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 42 year-old respected researcher, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, a felony. The police alleged that Client was a pedestrian when a driver cut in front of him at an intersection -- causing client to kick his driver's side door. When the police arrived, they spoke to both men and saw the muddy footprint on the car. Client was therefore summoned for a clerk magistrate's hearing. With a lot to lose from a criminal case, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate to deny the complaint. Client never faces a judge. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 7, 2016
Breaking & Entering in Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony
Client, a 28 year-old waiter with the training and aspirations to become an architect, was arrested with a female friend for the very serious crime of Breaking and Entering. The police alleged that after a night of partying, Client and his friend hopped a fence surrounding an abandoned building and went inside to explore. A neighbor called the police, who arrived at 1:20 a.m. and allegedly caught both of them inside the building. Client's friend was allegedly quite disrespectful to the police because she was very drunk. After both were arrested and arraigned in court, Client retained the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Three months later, after Attorney Yannetti put together a compelling case for leniency, the prosecution relents. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant district attorney and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for six months. As long as he remains arrest-free during that time, this case will be dismissed and will disappear from most background checks. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and may pursue his architectural career. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 4, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old retail clerk, faced a potential complaint for Larceny over $250 by Single Scheme and Conspiracy -- both felonies. The police alleged that while working in a cell phone store, Client illegally sold cell phones to phantom buyers using fictitious names. Given that "buyers" would walk out of the store with new phones and contracts, having paid no money down, Client's employer would never be paid for the phones. After investigating, the police applied for a criminal complaint against Client. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. After meeting with Attorney Yannetti and explaining what had actually occurred, Attorney Yannetti prepared his defense. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate to find that there is no probable cause for the offenses. In a rare outcome for a clerk's hearing, the application for complaint is denied today. This case will never appear as part of any background check for Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 24, 2016
Motor Vehicle Homicide

Client was a 16 year-old girl when she struck and killed a 13 year-old boy riding his bicycle on the side of the road. After the state police investigated and performed an accident reconstruction, the district attorney's office charged Client with Motor Vehicle Homicide. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Yannetti fought the case through multiple motions to suppress. He hired a forensic accident reconstructionist of his own -- a former MA state trooper -- to testify for the defense. After an emotional weeklong trial in Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty today. Client may now continue her promising college career without interruption. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial.

March 10, 2016
Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct

Client, a 33 year-old sales representative, was arrested for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct. The police alleged that she had far too much to drink one night and allegedly slapped and pushed an MBTA train conductor on the commuter rail when they refused to serve her more alcohol. When the police arrived, Client allegedly argued and struggled with them, causing a scene. After spending the night in jail and being arraigned in court the next morning, Client called the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Yannetti took control of the case and put Client in the position to preserve her otherwise clean criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client retains the presumption of innocence for this case and will receive a dismissal of both charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 3, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a 35 year-old artist, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery,
Intimidation of a Witness and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon -- the latter two charges being felonies. Client's fiancee was allegedly crying hysterically when she flagged down a motorist to tell him that Client had just assaulted her. When the police responded, Client's fiancee told them that during an argument that night, Client picked up a lamp in the bedroom and struck her in the head with it. He then allegedly took her cell phone to prevent her from calling the police. Client had a history of domestic violence with other women, including past convictions for the identical charges. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After litigating discovery motions and allowing tempers to cool over the course of seven months, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the D.A.'s Office to dismiss both felony charges. On the remaining misdemeanor charge, Client receives a continued-without-a-finding with a stipulation that he enter and complete a certified batterer's program. Client will receive a dismissal of this case in 18 months. Result: Client Avoids Prison, Avoids Felonies Charges and Avoids a Conviction.

February 29, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 58 year-old university athletics director, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client's live-in girlfriend had called AAA to say, "my boyfriend just beat me up." AAA called the police, who arrived at Client's residence with three marked police cars. Client's girlfriend told the responding officers, "I told him if he put his hands on me again I was going to call the police." The police noticed that she had a small bruise on her arm. When questioned, Client's girlfriend told the police that he had pushed her into a wall that night. After Client was arrested, he retained the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter and eventually made a compelling case to the D.A's Office that Client should not be prosecuted. Today, the D.A.'s Office finally agrees to place Client on pre-trial probation, as long as he agrees to get anger-management counseling. Client admits nothing, maintains the presumption of innocence and will have this case dismissed in one year without having to return to court. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 29, 2016
Distribution of Narcotics
Client, a 30 year-old immigrant, was arrested for three counts of Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance and two counts of Conspiracy. Members of a drug task- force alleged that Client and a friend had made three hand-to-hand sales of cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective. When the police arrived to arrest him, Client allegedly locked all of his car's doors and refused to let in the police -- causing them to break the car's glass windows to arrest him. Client was then held on bail for 28 days. Client's family retained the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him and Client was released from custody. For over one year, Attorney Yannetti proceeded to fight the case. After fully investigated the case, our firm litigated a motion to suppress the narcotics that were seized. Finally, today, Attorney Yannetti negotiated a terrific deal with the prosecution. Instead of serving a mandatory prison sentence, Client was sentenced to "time served" plus probation for two years. Client walks free from the courtroom. Result: Client Avoids a House-of-Correction Sentence.

February 9, 2016
Public Corruption
Client, a 53 year-old government official, was indicted for the crime of Unwarranted Privilege. The prosecution alleged that Client used a government credit card to make personal purchases for herself and her children -- and maxed out the credit limit by doing so. Client allegedly confessed her wrongdoing to investigators. A grand jury indicted Client for a felony carrying a potential punishment of five years in state prison. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecution -- while counseling Client to pay back the money she owed and giving her time to do it. After Client made full restitution, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecution to recommend a sentence of 18 months of unsupervised probation. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to adopt the agreed-upon recommendation. Client does not serve one day in jail. She also will not have to check in with a probation officer every month or even go back to the courthouse. Her probation will be terminated in 18 months as long as she refrains from further criminal trouble. Result: Client Avoids a State Prison Sentence and Avoids Supervised Probation.

February 4, 2016
Felony Theft Offenses
Client, a 20 year-old restaurant worker, was arrested for multiple serious charges -- including Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle, Malicious Destruction of a Motor Vehicle, Larceny over $250, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of Burglarious Tools. The police received a report one night that four men were breaking into motor vehicles in a residential neighborhood. While driving to the scene, they passed a car with four men fitting the description of the suspects. The police questioned Client, the driver of that car, who admitted to breaking into six or seven cars that night with his friends. Inside the car were many stolen items as well as implements used by the men to conduct the break-ins. Client had a prior criminal history of other theft offenses -- and a juvenile record which included a sex offense. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, after months of investigation and advocacy, Attorney Yannetti finally persuades the prosecutor to continue all of the charges without a finding of guilty -- despite the strength of the case against Client and his prior record. As long as Client refrains from further crime for one year, every charge against him will be dismissed and will disappear from his CORI. Result: Client Avoids Conviction on Multiple Felony Charges.

February 1, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 35 year-old engineer, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that they responded to the home of Client's girlfriend one night and found her to be extremely upset and crying. She allegedly told the police that Client had pinned her up against the wall and struck the side of her head. The police therefore applied for a criminal complaint against Client, who hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, before the clerk's hearing takes place, Attorney Yannetti confers with the investigating police officer to advocate for Client. Then, during the actual hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint against Client -- an extraordinary result in a case involving allegations of domestic violence. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 13, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old college graduate, faced a potential complaint for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance, to wit: Cocaine. While conducting surveillance one night, the police allegedly witnessed Client purchase cocaine from a dealer. When they subsequently approached Client, he admitted buying two grams -- which the police then seized. His cooperation with the police allowed him to avoid being arrested. Instead, the police summoned him to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Upon receiving the summons, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to help him avoid being charged in a criminal complaint. Attorney Yannetti advised Client to immediately undergo an evaluation for drug dependency and to follow up with any recommended treatment. Today, prior to the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti speaks to the investigating detective and produces proof of Client's drug treatment. At the hearing itself, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 11, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 30 year-old member of the military, faced a potential complaint for Impersonating a Police Officer. The police alleged that while driving on a city street one day, Client came upon two men who had just been involved in a car accident. When an argument ensued and things got heated, Client allegedly stepped in and told both parties that he was a police officer. One of the men in the accident recorded Client's voice when he said that. The police tracked him down and issued him a summons to appear for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to contest the issuance of a criminal complaint. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue -- over the objection of the police. The clerk agrees with Attorney Yannetti's argument that no probable cause exists to issue the complaint Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 7, 2015
Distribution of Controlled Substances and Conspiracy

Client, a 23 year-old retail sales associate, was arrested for nine counts of Distribution of Class B, C & E Controlled Substances and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act. The police alleged that Client conducted hand-to-hand narcotics sales to an undercover narcotics officer posing as a drug buyer, involving quantities of cocaine, xanax and klonopin. In the aftermath of the sales, a search warrant was conducted at the apartment she shared with her boyfriend and more cocaine and xanax was allegedly found there. When the district attorney's office decided to indict Client for prosecution in Superior Court, Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. From the beginning, Attorney Yannetti emphasized treatment of her underlying drug addiction. For several months while Attorney Yannetti fully investigated this case, Client participated in in-patient treatment and turned her life around. Today, despite facing minimum-mandatory prison sentences, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to reduce some charges and dismiss others. Then, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue all of the cases without a finding of guilty, a disposition that is nearly unheard-of in Superior Court. As long as Client continues with her treatment and performs 100 hours of community service per year, this case will be dismissed from her criminal record. Result: Client Avoids Several Felony Convictions.

December 7, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 27 year-old engineer, faced a potential felony complaint for Larceny over $250. The police alleged that while shopping in a department store, Client hid several items of clothing in her bag and tried to leave the store without paying for them. When confronted by store personnel, Client allegedly confessed. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent a criminal complaint from issuing against her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate and the police that no complaint should issue. Client only needs to complete a one-day seminar and this complaint will be dismissed without ever appearing on client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 23, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 41 year-old medical researcher, was arrested as a result of an altercation with her sister-in-law. The police alleged that during an argument over whether Client's children had been fed a proper dinner, Client pushed her sister-in-law to the ground. Client's sister-in-law was pregnant at the time -- heightening the seriousness of the case. After her arrest and arraignment in court, Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Yannetti investigated this case for approximately five months and scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 18, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 54 year-old businessman, faced a potential complaint for Possession of Class C & D Controlled Substances. The state police alleged that Client boarded a plane headed to China with a quantity of psychedelic mushrooms and over an ounce of marijuana. When the police confronted him at the airport, Client apologized and confessed. After arriving in China, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm by phone. Attorney Yannetti advised Client about how to handle his return flight home and then prepared him for his upcoming clerk's hearing. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate and the state police that no complaint should issue. As a result, this case will never be part of any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 30, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 42 year-old engineer, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in 2013 to represent him on this case, wherein he was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. On November 15, 2013, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for three months -- a disposition which allowed Client to maintain the presumption of innocence. Several months after the dismissal of the case, Client rehired our firm to petition the court seal the case. Today, our firm persuades the judge to seal all records. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 19, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 45 year-old father, was arrested for allegedly slapping his 16 year-old son in the head multiple times and pushing him in the chest during an argument. After his arrest and arraignment in court, Client quickly hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigated this case for approximately ten months, uncovering exculpatory evidence in the process. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge that this case should be dismissed without being scheduled for trial -- a result that is contrary to the policy of the D.A.'s Office. Client admits nothing and retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 15, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 35 year-old consultant, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in 2013 to represent him on this case, wherein he was charged with Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. On November 7, 2013, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year -- a result superior to a continuance-without-a-finding. After the case was dismissed a year later, Client rehired our firm to petition the court seal the case. Today, our firm persuades the judge to seal all records. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 15, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that she and several friends attempted to buy liquor at a grocery store -- in front of the police. Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent this case from appearing on her otherwise clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client is never arraigned before a judge and this case is not a public record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 25, 2015
Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance
Client, a 42 year-old man with a substance abuse problem, was arrested for Possession of Heroin. Client allegedly purchased a quantity of heroin from his dealer in front of police officers surveilling the scene. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After gathering information about Client's treatment history and advocating for him, our firm persuades the prosecution to agree to pre-trial probation for six months. Today, the judge also agrees with this disposition. As long as Client remains arrest-free and drug-free, and continues with his treatment, this case will be dismissed. Client admits to nothing and still retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 23, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 24 year-old young professional, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting by Concealment. The police alleged that when Client tried to pay for items in her carriage at a supermarket, she was discovered to have hidden certain other items in purse. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent this theft complaint from issuing against her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client is never arraigned before a judge and this case will never be part of her permanent record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 11, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 54 year-old professional living and working in another state, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him seal eight drug possession charges -- featuring controlled substances in class B, C, D and E. Attorney Yannetti succeeding in persuading the judge to waive Client's appearance for the petition-to-seal hearing. Instead, our office appears in court today without him and persuades the judge that all eight charges should be sealed. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 1, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 56 year-old nurse living out-of-state, retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to seal two entries on her record from 1997 - for Trafficking in Heroin and for Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act. Shortly after being hired, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to have Client's appearance waived for the hearing on her petition to seal - saving Client the time and expense of having to fly to Boston. Instead, Attorney Yannetti appears in court without her today and persuades the judge that both charges should be sealed. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

August 25, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 23 year-old engineer, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in 2012, after he had been arrested for three counts of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon - all felonies. Client allegedly pulled a knife on three strangers on the street, during a dispute over a cab. On February 8, 2013, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining pre-trial probation for Client on these charges. Client therefore admitted to nothing, retained the presumption of innocence and eventually achieved a dismissal of all charges. In 2015, Client then re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to file and argue a petition to seal on his behalf. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal all records of this case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

August 24, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 42 year-old man going through a bad break-up with his ex-girlfriend, faced potential charges of Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his ex-girlfriend, Client became physical and ultimately put his hands on her neck - causing her problems in breathing. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to defend him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk that Client's ex-girlfriend's story is not credible. No complaint issues and Client never faces a judge. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 12, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery and Strangulation
Client, a 20 year-old college sophomore and foreign national, was arrested for Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery. His girlfriend had reported to the police that during an argument, Client had smothered her face with a pillow, strangled her and violently pushed her around. At his arraignment in court, Client was ordered by the judge to wear a GPS bracelet on his ankle while this criminal case remained open. If convicted, Client would be deported back to his home country - and his family would be obliged to follow him there, losing their prestigious jobs in MA in the process. Client's father therefore hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. During the discovery process, the prosecutor produced a devastating 911 tape, with Client's girlfriend's voice on it. On the tape, she is hysterically crying, telling the police that she was convinced that Client was trying to kill her. After further investigation, Attorney Yannetti scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti filed a "motion in limine" to exclude the 911 tape from evidence. The judge partly allows the motion, which leads to further settlement discussions with the prosecutor. After the prosecutor had rejected pre-trial probation for over six months, today she finally agrees. Client admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. As long as he stays away from his ex-girlfriend and remains arrest-free for a year, this case will be dismissed. As an added bonus, the GPS bracelet is removed from his ankle today. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 10, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery and Strangulation
Client, a 31 year-old professional, was arrested for Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery. His girlfriend had reported to the police that during an argument, Client had pulled her hair, strangled her and pushed her into a bed frame. At his arraignment, Client was represented by another law firm and a GPS bracelet was put on his ankle, so that the court could monitor his whereabouts while this criminal case was pending. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm shortly after leaving court. Attorney Yannetti scheduled the case for trial quickly. In the meantime, he produced proof for the prosecutor that Client's girlfriend enjoyed having her hair pulled and her neck choked as part of their "rough sex" ritual. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss all charges. Client walks from the courtroom to the probation department, where the GPS bracelet is removed from his ankle. He then walks out of the courthouse a free man. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 3, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 34 year-old restaurant worker and foreign national, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Threats to Commit a Crime. The police alleged that during an argument with his wife, Client pushed her to the ground and threatened to shoot her with a gun and kill her. Client was initially represented by another law firm. At the outset of the case, a dangerousness hearing was held and Client was ordered confined to his home, with a GPS bracelet around his ankle. As trial approached, Client became nervous with everything that he had at stake. If he were convicted of this crime, he would be deported to his home country and would be permanently separated from his young daughter. Client therefore decided to hire the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him instead. In preparing for trial, Attorney Yannetti filed a "motion in limine" to exclude the testimony of his wife from the dangerousness hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to allow that motion - which leaves the prosecutor with no evidence. The judge then allows Attorney Yannetti's motion to dismiss. Client walks from the courtroom to the probation department, where the GPS bracelet is removed from his ankle. He walks out of the courthouse a free man. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 17, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 29 year-old financial professional, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. The police alleged that Client was shopping at supermarket when she put nearly $100 worth of grocery items in her personal leather bag and left the store without attempting to pay for them. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent a criminal complaint from issuing against her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate that Client deserves a break as a first-time offender. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 17, 2015
Trespassing
Client, a 24 year-old landscaper, was arrested for Trespassing after allegedly threatening a convenience-store clerk. The police alleged that Client was highly intoxicated at the time. This case would not have been a serious matter except for the fact that already on probation in two other courts for similar drinking-related offenses. Client therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. On May 27, 2015, a judge refused to dismiss this case upon the performance of community service, so Attorney Yannetti continued the case until today. In the meantime, Attorney Yannetti advised Client to perform several hours of community service and come to court with proof of its completion in writing. Today, Attorney Yannetti produces a letter from a non-profit organization, proving that Client performed several hours of community service. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case - despite Client's status of being on probation. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 7, 2015
Disorderly Conduct

On the 4th of July, Client, a 24 year-old professional, was allegedly drinking with some friends in a park owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. When a Park Ranger told them to leave, Client allegedly yelled at her and made a scene. Client then dared a state trooper to arrest him -- and he did, for disorderly conduct. Client was released from the police barracks over the weekend and ordered to report to court today for his arraignment. In the meantime, realizing that he was now in jeopardy of having a criminal record, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, on Client's scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge that Client should not be arraigned. Instead, Client is allowed to pay $50 in court costs and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

July 6, 2015
Petition to Seal

Client, a 34 year-old medical professional previously hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him terminate his probation early for this sex-for-fee case. We successfully persuaded a judge to enter an early dismissal in December 2014. Client then rehired our firm to petition the court to seal the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti appears with Client in court for the hearing and successfully persuades the judge to seal the charge. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

July 6, 2015
Petition to Seal

Client, a 26 year-old professional, was represented by another law firm when his case was supposed to be dismissed before arraignment. Unfortunately, the charge was entered on his record, so Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to seal the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades a judge that this Assault and Battery on a Police Officer case should be sealed. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

July 2, 2015
Operating to Endanger

Client, a 25 year-old foreign national, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Negligently so as to Endanger the Public. The Police alleged that Client drove his BMW at unsafe speeds through a Boston tunnel, causing him to hit the wall of the tunnel three times and causing one of his tires to blow out. Accident reconstruction revealed unsafe speed. Client was taken by ambulance from the scene to the hospital, so he was never arrested. When Client received a summons to appear for arraignment, he immediately hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Today, at his scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti filed and argued a motion to dismiss -- which the judge granted before Client was ever arraigned. As a result, this case will not appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

June 23, 2015
Larceny over $250 and Shoplifting

Client, a 48 year-old married professional, was arrested for trying to steal clothing from a large department store. When caught, the police found allegedly stolen items from two other stores in the mall. Client was therefore charged with a felony and two misdemeanors. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after her arrest. Today, at her arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss all of the charges. As long as Client pays $500 in court costs, she will not be prosecuted for any of these offenses. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 5, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a 44 year-old married professional, faced a potential complaint for Leaving the Scene After Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client struck a parked car as a result of distracted driving down a residential street. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to avoid having this misdemeanor complaint sully his otherwise clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate that there is insufficient probable cause to issue the complaint. As a result, the application for complaint is dismissed -- over the objection of the police department. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Dismissed.

June 3, 2015
Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery

Client, a 29 year-old accountant, while being arrested for assault and battery, allegedly fought with the police and was also charged with resisting arrest. The police alleged that Client was intoxicated when she got into a fight with her brother -- which resulted in her allegedly biting him and scratching her brother's friend. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to contain the damage to criminal record. Over the course of ten months, our firm negotiated with the district attorney's office, while urging Client to get help for her alcohol use. Today, Attorney Yannetti finally persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client refrains from drinking alcohol and continues with her treatment, this case will be dismissed. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and eventually will qualify to have this case sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 27, 2015
Larceny over $250

Client, a 19 year-old college freshman, was arrested for Larceny over $250 -- a felony. As a foreign national, Client faced the prospect of losing his student visa and being deported back to his home country. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him to avoid those harsh consequences. Attorney Johnson and Attorney Yannetti both investigate this matter and negotiate with the prosecutor. After much persuasion, our firm convinces the prosecutor that this case should be dismissed upon the completion of 20 hours of community service. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades a very tough judge to dismiss the case pursuant to that agreement. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 27, 2015
Petition to Seal

In June of 2013, Client had a Malicious Destruction of Property case dismissed over the objection of the prosecutor. The police had alleged that Client, a 27 year-old professional, had punched and broken a window in his ex-girlfriend's apartment after she had refused to let him in. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him to seal this case. Today, one month to the day after our firm was hired, Attorney Yannetti represents Client in court and persuades a judge to completely seal this case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

May 22, 2015
OUI-3rd
Jury Trial
Client, a 66 year-old retired businessman with two prior convictions for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol, was arrested for his third offense in his hometown. The police alleged that Client was driving in an aggressive manner in a residential neighborhood -- weaving in his lane, tailgating the vehicle in front of him and eventually passing that vehicle in a no-passing zone. When the police pulled over Client, the arresting officer concluded that Client was under the influence of alcohol. Client admitted having two mixed drinks at a Chinese restaurant before he was stopped. Facing the prospect of at least 180 days in jail, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti spent well over a year investigating this case from every angle. A jury trial began yesterday, at which Attorney Yannetti conducted a devastating cross-examination of the arresting police officer. Today, after closing arguments, the jury found Client "Not Guilty." He was also found "Not Responsible" on the two civil infractions he faced. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial.

April 30, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Clients, two university sophomores, faced potential complaints for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Possession of a False Motor Vehicle Document -- the latter of which is a serious felony in this age of terrorism. Both Clients had bought fake driver's licenses over the Internet, in order to facilitate the purchase of alcohol. When confronted by the police, both Clients confessed and handed over their beer and fake ID's. Realizing what was at stake for their futures, the parents of both Clients hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent them. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Attorney Yannetti persuades the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against either Client. Each Client will have the application for complaint dismissed in a year, as long as each performs 40 hours of community service. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

April 16, 2015
Petition to Seal

The Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm originally represent Client, a 22 year-old college student, after she was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery in 2011. On January 6, 2012, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case upon the completion of community service. Now that Client is about to graduate from college, her parents re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to file a petition to seal the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti appears in court with Client and persuades the judge to seal all records of this case. Client's record is once again clean and her stellar academic record and future background checks are not sullied in any way. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 16, 2015
Breaking and Entering at Night with Intent to Commit a Felony

Client, a 20 year-old college student, was arrested by campus police because he tried to break into the dorm room of a female student who lived above him. Using extreme profanity, Client pounded on the female's door, yelling "open up or I'll beat it down." He then allegedly broke the door down. Client was heavily under the influence of alcohol at the time. In addition to B&E, Client was also charged with felony Malicious Destruction of Property. During the weekend prior to his scheduled Monday arraignment, Client's father flew to MA from out of state and hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent his son. On April 8, 2015, Attorney Yannetti appeared in court with Client and persuaded the judge not to arraign Client -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Then, today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to place Client into the pre-trial diversion program. As a result, this charge will never appear on Client's criminal record and Client's bright future is preserved. Result: Case Dismissed without an Arraignment.

April 15, 2015
Restraining Order
The Yannetti Law Firm represented Client, a 61 year-old businessman, in 2012 when he was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery on his ex-wife. Before he hired our firm, a restraining order issued against Client -- and that prevented him from coaching his son's sports teams and performing other activities within the community. Last year, Client re-hired our firm to contest the extension of the restraining order -- and we were successful in having it reduced to a "no-abuse" order. With the order sent for a re-hearing today, Client re-hired us to try to have the order completed terminated. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge that there is no further cause to extend the order. The judge terminates the order -- over the objection of Client's ex-wife -- so Client may once again perform his volunteer activities. Result: Restraining Order Terminated.

March 25, 2015
Secretly Videotaping a Nude Person

Client, a 25 year-old administrative assistant, was accused of secretly videotaping nude men as they showered at a local sports club. A fellow gym member allegedly witnessed Client hide his cell phone in a water proof plastic baggy while pointing it in the direction of the men's showers. When confronted by the police, Client gave a full confession and admitted to having repeatedly videotaped nude men in the showers for months. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him -- and to try to preserve his career. Attorney Yannetti made several court appearances with Client while investigating this matter. Pursuant to Attorney Yannetti's advice, Client sought out and engaged in intensive counseling with a specialist in these issues. After nearly two years, Attorney Yannetti then had Client evaluated by a forensic psychologist, who opined that Client was no longer a danger to repeat this troubling behavior. The prosecutor consistently sought a 2-year suspended sentence to the house of correction to punish Client. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding for two years. As long as Client continues with his counseling and stays away from the health club in question, this case will be dismissed from his criminal record. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction on a Sex Crime.

March 23, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a 28 year-old designer, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. Her ex-boyfriend -- against whom she had taken out a restraining order -- applied for a criminal complaint against her, alleging that she had punched him in the face during an argument and given him a black eye. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Yannetti had subpoenas served on the police officer who had previous contact with both parties. Attorney Yannetti also notified the court -- and Client's ex-boyfriend -- that he was the lawyer on the case. As a result, Client's boyfriend failed to appear for the clerk magistrate's hearing. Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate not to set another date for the hearing. Instead, the charge is dismissed. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

March 21, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a 26 year-old researcher, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. A co-worker alleged that after an all-you-can-drink party at a local bar, Client inexplicably attacked her in the taxicab on the ride home -- and injured her. The co-worker reported the attack to the police, who applied for a criminal complaint. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti completes his negotiation with the co-worker, reaching an out-of-court settlement. As a result, the police and the assistant clerk magistrate agree to dismiss the complaint. This charge will never appear on Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Dismissed.

March 20, 2015
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and an EMT

Client, a 19 year-old college student, was arrested by campus police because he was extremely intoxicated and violent. The police alleged that when they arrived to break up a loud party, Client insulted them, using vulgar language. The police alleged that he was so intoxicated that he needed to be brought to the hospital for evaluation. As the EMT's attempted to place him on a stretcher, Client struck them with his fists and feet -- causing injuries. After his arrest, Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to minimize the damage to Client's record. On the first pre-trial hearing date, after advising Client to get alcohol counseling and negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client formally admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. As long as Client remains arrest free for 18 months and continues his counseling for half of that time, this case will be dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 17, 2015
Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

Client, a 19 year-old college student, was stopped by the MBTA Police Department after hopping a turnstile trying to evade a fare. After he allegedly wouldn't stop putting his hands in his pockets, the police conducted a pat frisk and found 19 individual packets of what turned out to be heroin. Concerned for his future, Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. For 18 months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and negotiated with the prosecutor, who consistently took a hard line and insisted on a conviction. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti finally persuades the prosecutor and the judge to continue the case without a finding. Further, the judge agrees to unsupervised probation -- and rejects the prosecutor's request for drug treatment -- because Client has moved out of state to attend college. Client avoids a conviction and avoids the 3-year driver's-license loss that would have accompanied a conviction. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction for a Serious Heroin Charge.

March 9, 2015
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting Arrest

Client, a 45 year-old ex-Navy petty officer, was arrested after his girlfriend called 911 to report that he had stabbed her. The police alleged that Client climbed on top of her in bed, threatened to kill her and opened several gashes on her forehead by means of a knife. Client initially was represented by another law firm and was held in jail for 1 1/2 months as a danger to the community. Client's family, desperate to secure his release, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to take over. Within a few weeks of being hired, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to reconsider his decision to jail Client. The judge released Client on an electronic bracelet and ordered him to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. After several additional months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor to drop her request for additional jail time -- against the wishes of Client's ex-girlfriend, who had lobbied for a lengthy prison sentence. Instead, the prosecution agrees to recommend a sentence of two years of probation. As long as Client remains alcohol and drug free, undergoes treatment for alcohol and drugs and mental health issues, and completes an anger-management course, Client will not serve another day in jail. Result: Client Avoids Incarceration for a Domestic Stabbing.

March 2, 2015
Leaving the Scene after Causing Personal Injury

Client, a 22 year-old banker, was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Personal Injury and a civil motor-vehicle infraction. The police alleged that Client struck a pedestrian in the sidewalk, causing the pedestrian to fall on the hood of his vehicle. The police further alleged that Client fled the scene without making himself know. When the police investigated his registration and confronted Client later, he admitted to having struck the pedestrian and fleeing. Realizing this case could affect his entire career, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the D.A.'s Office for 5 months. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year. Client formally admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. As long as Client completes forty hours of community service, this case will be dismissed in one year. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 26, 2015
Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone

Client, a 35 year-old waiter, was driving his car when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign. A police officer ran his license information and determined that his license had been suspended. A subsequent search of his person revealed over $7,000 in cash. A search of his vehicle revealed several large packages of marijuana collectively weighing over 8 pounds. Facing a mandatory 2-year sentence for the school-zone charge, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to mitigate the damage. After many months of investigation, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the warrantless search of Client's person and car. Today, on the hearing date, Attorney Yannetti finally persuades the prosecutor to "break down" the school charge -- i.e., to dismiss it -- in exchange for a plea of guilty on the possession-with-intent charge. As a result, Client avoids the mandatory 2-year prison sentence and instead is sentenced to 90 days committed instead. Client will be eligible for parole after 45 days, then will need to successfully complete two years of probation. Result: Client Avoids Two-Year Mandatory Sentence Despite Transporting Large Amounts of Drugs and Cash.

February 25, 2015
Sex Conduct for a Fee

Client, a 23 year-old college student in this country on a student visa, was summoned to court for a charge of sex-for-fee. The police alleged that hotel security had called them to report a prostitution incident in a hotel room. When the police questioned Client, he told them that a girl he had hired from an escort service had just stolen $400 from him. When the police spoke to the escort, however, she reported that after they had both disrobed, Client began acting "creepy" and started taking photos of her. When she asked him to leave, Client allegedly refused, so she called hotel security. Realizing the trouble that he was in, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Before his scheduled arraignment date, Client was suspended from school as a result of poor academic performance. Client thus lost his student visa and returned to his native country. Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to waive Client's appearance at arraignment, over the objection of the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to once again waive Client's appearance and to dismiss the case upon the payment of $500 in court costs -- again, over the objection of the prosecutor. Client never appears in court but still obtains a dismissal of the complaint. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 24, 2015
Leaving the Scene after Causing Personal Injury

Client, a 60 year-old man, was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Personal Injury, Operating to Endanger and a civil motor-vehicle infraction. The police alleged that during a snow storm, Client struck a pedestrian who had pulled over as a Good Samaritan to help another motorist who was in trouble. Client then allegedly fled the scene and drove to his house. The Police further alleged that the injured party got back into his car to follow Client and pointed him out to the police. Client then admitted to the police that he had been driving and claimed that he thought he had hit a guardrail. After initially hiring another law firm and losing at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to defend him. Attorney Yannetti investigated this case over several months and ultimately filed a motion to suppress the statements Client had made to the police. Attorney Yannetti concurrently negotiated with the D.A.'s Office to try to resolve the case in a favorable manner. After many months, the prosecutor relents and agrees to dismiss the most serious charge -- leaving the scene after causing injury -- after a period where the charge is simply generally continued. The prosecutor also agreed to a "not responsible" finding on the civil infraction. Client only admits to sufficient facts on the Negligent Operation charge, but that charge is continued without a finding. As long as Client completes two safe-driver courses, this charge will be dismissed in 18 months as well. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 13, 2015
Forgery

Client, a 28 year-old waiter, was charged with Forgery and Larceny by Check, both felonies. The police alleged that Client was in a dispute with his roommate over the return of the security deposit for their apartment. They further alleged that as a result, Client stole one of his roommates checks, forged his name on it and cashed the check in the amount of the dispute. Client found out that there was a warrant outstanding for his arrest, so he hired the Yannetti Law Firm to resolve the warrant and to resolve the case. Attorney Yannetti surrendered Client to the court and persuaded the judge to release him on personal recognizance. Today, after two additional court dates, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and the assistant district attorney to dismiss the case if Client reimburses the roommate for the stolen check. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 12, 2015
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon

Client, a 28 year-old medical student, was arrested for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. Police officers alleged that they were on routine patrol when they saw Client grab a young woman and throw her into a metal security gate. The police also allegedly saw Client's friend punch the same young woman in the face. Realizing that this case could derail his education and career, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti fully investigated the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and the assistant district attorney to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client performs 25 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed without any admission of guilt. Client maintains the presumption of innocence while his friend, represented by another law firm, will continue to face prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 12, 2015
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon

Client, a 28 year-old medical student, was arrested for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. Police officers alleged that they were on routine patrol when they saw Client grab a young woman and throw her into a metal security gate. The police also allegedly saw Client's friend punch the same young woman in the face. Realizing that this case could derail his education and career, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti fully investigated the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and the assistant district attorney to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client performs 25 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed without any admission of guilt. Client maintains the presumption of innocence while his friend, represented by another law firm, will continue to face prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 12, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery

Client, a 43 year-old professional, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client's child called 911 and the police heard frantic yelling and screaming in the background. When the police arrived, they allegedly found Client's wife, bleeding heavily from an injury to her nose. Client's wife allegedly told the police that she had to bite Client in order to get him off her. Both of Client's children were home at the time. After being arrested and arraigned in court, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigated the case and negotiated with the prosecutor over the course of four court dates. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and the prosecutor to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 11, 2015
Possession of a Firearm without a License
Client, a 50 year-old facilities manager, was charged with Carrying a Firearm without an FID card. The police alleged that after he visited Boston in 1996, Client appeared at Logan Airport for his flight home and tried to check-in with a firearm. At the time, the firearms statute mandated a one-year prison sentence. Client left the state without ever appearing in court, however, which resulted in a warrant for his arrest. That warrant remained outstanding for about 15 years. When Client recently ran into difficulties during background checks for prospective employment positions, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to resolve this case. Attorney Yannetti negotiated the terms of Client's surrender to the warrant -- which resulted in Client being allowed to fly back home after his arraignment. Client also avoided several court appearances because Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge and prosecutor to waive Client's appearances in court. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and prosecutor to dismiss the case without requiring Client to fly back to Boston. Client will not be prosecuted and he avoids the mandatory jail sentence. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 5, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery

Client, a 48 year-old businessman, was charged with Assault and Battery upon his wife. The police alleged that Client's wife called the police from a hotel, after she allegedly caught Client in bed with another woman there. Client's wife reportedly told the police that Client had attacked her in an effort to get her to leave the room. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm prior to his arraignment date. Attorney Yannetti was successful in preventing the arraignment from going forward on two previous court dates, despite the prosecutor's insistence that Client be arraigned. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client will not be prosecuted. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 26, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a 22 year-old college senior, was charged with violating a City Ordinance by smoking marijuana from an electronic pipe inside a bar. A police officer watched him take a hit, seized the pipe and issued Client a summons for court. Client, recently hired by a large firm to begin his career, was desperate to prevent any criminal charges from issuing against him. Client's father hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no charges should issue. As long as Client completes 30 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed without ever appearing on Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 15, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon

Client, a 40 year-old manager, was going through a painful divorce with his wife when the two of them were seen arguing in public. The argument allegedly turned physical when Client pushed his wife several times, causing his 13 year-old daughter to intervene. Client then allegedly kicked his own daughter in the stomach with his heavy footwear. Client was subsequently located by the police and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery for shoving his wife and ABDW for kicking his daughter. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after his arrest and arraignment in court. Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter for several months while the divorce process was proceeding as well. Client's wife was angry with Client and filed a harmful "victim-impact" statement with the Court. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge -- over the prosecutor's objection -- to continue this case without a finding of guilty for one year. As long as Client completes a certified batterer's program, this case will be dismissed and will be eligible for sealing. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction on Serious Allegations.

January 14, 2015
Assault and Battery on a Person over 60 Years Old, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Client, a 19 year-old high school graduate, was charged with multiple serious offenses as result of a mental breakdown. The police alleged that they were called to the home of Client's grandmother because Client was "out of control." Client allegedly had put his elbow through a window, cutting himself. He also allegedly threw objects around the house and pushed his grandmother. Three months later, at the courthouse, Client apparently had another breakdown and allegedly assault his girlfriend and a responding police officer. Client's mother then hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At an early juncture, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in having Client released from custody. Then over time, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge -- over the prosecutor's objection -- to remove the GPS bracelet Client had been forced to wear . . . and to lessen the restrictions of the curfew that had been imposed. Today, after many court dates and rigorous negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the felony county of Assault and Battery on Client's grandmother. Further, the remaining two misdemeanor A&B charges are continued without a finding for six months. As long as Client continues with his mental-health treatment, remains employed or in school and refrains from using drugs and alcohol, the case will be dismissed. Result: Felony Charge Dismissed, Client Avoids a Conviction on the Remaining Misdemeanors.

January 12, 2015
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 23 year-old professional, was taking an Uber ride home after a long night of drinking. When the Uber driver was pulled over by the police for stopping in the middle of an intersection on train tracks, Client allegedly became belligerent to the police. The police alleged that Client swore at them, got out of the vehicle, chest-bumped one of the officers, and then shoved two officers. While the police were trying to handcuff him, Client allegedly tensed up his arms, twisted his body on the ground in attempt to hide his wrists, and then tried to twist out of the officers' grasp. Client was arrested and charged with ABPO and resisting arrest. Shortly thereafter, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, on the pre-trial hearing date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client formally admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. This case will be dismissed in 6 months as long as Client performs 20 hours of community service and writes a letter of apology to the police officers. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 16, 2014
Sex for Fee

Client, a 34 year-old professional, was represented by another law firm when he accepted pre-trial probation on a Sex for Fee case. That pre-trial probation was scheduled to terminate in January, 2015, but Client learned last week that his employer would be doing a renewed background check on employees this month. In a panic, Client contacted the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to get this case dismissed one month early. Acting quickly, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion for early termination of pre-trial probation and persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to allow this motion to be heard on very short notice. At the hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades a very strict judge to dismiss the case. Client's CORI becomes clean again, just in time for his background check to be performed. Result: Case Dismissed Before Probation Finished .

December 15, 2014
Domestic Assault and Battery

Client, a 40 year-old entrepreneur, was arrested by the police and charged with Assault and Battery, Attempted Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Threats to Commit a Crime. The police alleged that on a public street, Client and his ex-girlfriend got into a heated argument which turned physical. Client allegedly punched his ex-girlfriend in the face, tried to kick her with hard-toed shoes and threatened to kill her dog. In the aftermath of his arrest -- which could have derailed his entire career -- Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of a year, Attorney Yannetti conducted a full investigation, including traveling to New York City to track down and interview witnesses. Today, as a result of exculpatory evidence unearthed during his investigation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client's criminal record is preserved. Result: Case Dismissed .

December 1, 2014
Clerk's Hearing

In a recent police crackdown on underage drinking in bars, Client, a 38 year-old waiter, was allegedly caught in a bar buying alcohol for women who were under 21 years old. Facing a potential complaint for Procuring Alcohol for Minors, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to preserve his clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the criminal complaint open the payment of $500 in court costs. Client never faces a judge and never receives an entry on his criminal record. Result: Application for Compla int Dismissed.

November 26, 2014
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon

Client, a 62 year-old bar manager, was charged with assaulting a younger man with a gun. The police alleged that Client was in his front yard when a college student drove his car over the speed limit down Client's street. During a subsequent confrontation between the two men, Client allegedly took his firearm out of his pocket and gestured menacingly at the younger man. Client then gave a full statement to the police and was later charged with A.B.D.W. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After a full defense investigation, Attorney Yannetti represented Client at his jury trial in December of 2013 -- and succeeded in preventing a conviction. After the hung jury, the D.A.'s Office refused to lower their recommendation -- and instead insisted that Client should be branded a convicted felon. The prosecutor also wanted Client to be evaluated and treated for mental health issues. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding for one year. Client is placed on unsupervised probation -- with no conditions of probation -- and will be entitled to a dismissal of the charge without having to return to court. Result: Client Avoids a Felony Conviction and Avoids Any Probation Supervision .

November 21, 2014
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a 20 year-old university student, faced a potential complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that during a routine check of waterfront bars, they spotted Client and some friends at a table with a scorpion bowl in front of them, with multiple straws. Client was underage. Client's mother, from out-of-state, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her son. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Rather than hold the complaint open, moreover, the clerk magistrate agrees to deny the application for complaint today. Result: Application for Compla int Dismissed. November 7, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, who is a 20 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, a felony. The police alleged that after a lengthy absence over the summer, Client returned to his apartment to learn that the landlord had changed the locks on him. Angry and frustrated, Client alleged kicked a post off the banister - and was caught by the landlord. Client confessed to the police, who applied for a criminal complaint against him. Complicating matters was the fact that Client had faced a previous criminal complaint at the same court for Keeping a Disorderly House. Faced with the possibility of having his record transform from clean to having two entries on it, Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate not to issue the complaint. Instead, Client agrees to pay restitution for the damaged post. Client is not charged for this case - or for the previous one. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 6, 2014
Larceny over $250 by Single Scheme
Client, a 31 year-old employee of a local company, was summoned to court for an arraignment on a complaint for Larceny over $250 by Single Scheme - a felony. Client's employer alleged that Client had embezzled nearly $6,000.00 from the company over the course of several months. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm prior to his arraignment to minimize the damage to his otherwise clean criminal record. On September 16, 2014, his scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to dismiss the complaint - allowing Client to proceed via a clerk's hearing instead. Over the course of the next six weeks, Attorney Yannetti then negotiated with Client's employer to reach a civil settlement of this matter. Today the parties reported that each was satisfied by the civil settlement, so Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate to allow the company to withdraw the complaint. This case will never appear on any background check and will never enter on Client's criminal record. Result: Complaint Dismissed before Judge, then Application for Complaint Withdrawn before Magistrate.

October 31, 2014
Bomb Threat
Client, who is a 17 year-old high-school senior, was charged with threatening to bomb his high school. The police alleged that Client left a handwritten note in the boy's bathroom at the high school that read, "There is a bomb in the building." The school was evacuated and police reinforcements combed and searched the building. No bomb was found. When confronted as a result of his handwriting matching the handwriting on the note, Client confessed. If convicted, Client faced a potential commitment to the Department of Youth Service - the equivalent of a prison sentence for a juvenile. Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. After four court dates and a thorough discovery process, Attorney Yannetti files a motion for pre-trial probation. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to allow that motion. As a result, Client admits to no wrongdoing, maintains the presumption of innocence and will be entitled to a dismissal of the complaint. Result: Complaint Dismissed.

October 22, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, who is a 17 year-old high-school senior, faced a potential complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that while Client drove onto the campus of a local university to pick up her boyfriend, she neglected to put on her headlights. When she was stopped by the police, the police allegedly spotted an opened bottle of alcohol within her arm's reach. Client was therefore summoned to appear before the Juvenile Court to determine if a complaint would issue against her. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate that no complaint should issue. Instead, Client agrees to attend a half-day course, entitled, "Brains at Risk," showing the effects of car accidents caused by drunk drivers. Client maintains her clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 17, 2014
Restraining Order Hearing
Four years ago, his wife was granted a restraining order against Client, who is a 45 year-old computer engineer, who was represented by another law firm at the time. The restraining order was subsequently extended several times - again, while Client was represented by other law firms. The restraining order prohibited Client from having any contact with not only his wife - but also his 12 year-old daughter as well. Desperate to have the restraining order lifted, Client finally hired the Yannetti Law Firm. After properly investigating the case and preparing for the hearing, Attorney David Yannetti appears in court with Client today. Attorney Yannetti methodically and comprehensively cross-examines Client's wife and ultimately persuades the judge to vacate the restraining order in its entirety. Result: Restraining Order Vacated.

October 16, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old artist, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, a felony. The police alleged that while Client was biking to work one day, he got into a dispute with an MBTA bus driver. Client allegedly smashed the window of the bus and was eventually caught. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent the complaint from issuing. On September 15, 2014, Attorney Yannetti appeared with Client at his clerk's hearing and persuaded the magistrate to hold the complaint open for one month to allow Client the chance to make restitution for the broken window. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate to dismiss the application and client maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

October 15, 2014
Shoplifting
Client, a 27 year-old licensed practical nurse, faced an arraignment for shoplifting as a result of an incident at a local department store. The police alleged that Client went to the fitting room to try on some clothes and instead hid some tank tops in her purse. She was stopped when leaving the store, and she allegedly confessed. She was not arrested, however, and was instead summoned to court for her arraignment. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent the arraignment from going forward, because Client was finishing up a college nursing program to get her RN BSN -- and a criminal record could derail her licensing. Today, at Client's scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss this case without an arraignment -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Client maintains a pristine criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

September 30, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 22 year-old college graduate, was arrested and charged with several misdemeanors and felonies: Malicious Destruction of Property, Disturbing the Police, and three counts of Tampering with a Fire Call Box. The police alleged that Client was highly intoxicated one night when he sprayed a fire extinguisher all over his friend's apartment building. The police and fire department responded and Client was unruly and uncooperative with them. The next morning, after his arrest and after he sobered up, Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Yannetti spent three months negotiating with the prosecutor, who initially took a hard line with this case. This week, however, the prosecutor finally relented and agreed to recommend pre-trial probation on this case. Today, the judge agrees. As long as Client stays out of trouble for a year, pays restitution for the damage he caused, writes a letter of apology to the officers and performs community service, this case will be dismissed in one year. Client formally admits to no wrongdoing and retains the presumption of innocence, which means that ultimately this case will qualify for sealing. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 26, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client and her friend were taking the train back home from Boston one night after a Celtics game when they met up with some guys. After the conversation took a wrong turn, there was an altercation, during which the police alleged Client struck one of the men, causing scratches to his face. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. In April, our firm persuaded the clerk magistrate to deny the application for complaint, but the police refiled the application for complaint to get another hearing. Today, at the second clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate to dismiss the complaint without giving the police the opportunity to resurrect it. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 23, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 40 year-old research scientist, faced potential complaint for Sexual Conduct for a Fee. The police alleged that Client responded to a Back Pages online ad that they had placed to lure potential "Johns." Client texted back and forth with an undercover officer, allegedly negotiating how much he would pay to her for sex. When Client arrived at the agreed-upon hotel room, the police applied for a criminal complaint against him. Fearing his career could be derailed, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate not to issue the complaint against Client. Instead, Client is ordered to pay $500.00 in court costs and the application is held open for a year. As long as Client refrains from further trouble, the application for complaint will be dismissed without becoming a matter of public record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 9, 2014
Probation Violation
Client, a 37 year-old Internet salesman, faced potential incarceration for violating the terms of his probation. Client had been placed on probation in 2008 for several charges of Uttering False Prescriptions. He received a continuance-without-a-finding disposition. Shortly after being placed on probation, however, Client was promptly charged with several violations of probation. Client had allegedly failed to report to his probation officer, had failed to verify that he was undergoing treatment for drug addiction, and failed to report for random drug screens. Client then defaulted on his surrender hearing and never went back to court after 2008. In July of 2014, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him resolve the default warrant for his arrest, which was then outstanding for six years. Attorney Yannetti contacted the assistant chief probation officer at the court to negotiate the terms of his surrender. Attorney Yannetti then persuaded the probation officer not request bail for Client. Today, at the default-removal hearing, Attorney Yannetti presents positive information about Client to the judge, who agrees to remove the default warrant and dismiss the case entirely. Client may now emerge from the shadows, obtain his driver's license and re-start his public life. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 29, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 52 year-old bus driver, faced a potential criminal complaint for Shoplifting after store personnel allegedly caught her trying to steal several magazines from a supermarket. If she were to be charged with the crime, Client would have lost her job and her pension, so she hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to defend her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate to dismiss the case as long as Client pays $150.00 in restitution to the supermarket. Attorney Yannetti makes sure that the supermarket receives the payment and the case is dismissed. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 12, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old graduate student, faced a potential criminal complaint for Violation of a Restraining Order. Client was going through a contentious divorce when his wife applied for a restraining order against him -- and a judge granted her one. Thereafter, Client allegedly contacted her aunt to ask her to pass along a message to his wife. His wife reported this unwanted contact to the police, who applied for a complaint against Client. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate to dismiss the application for complaint. Client never faces a judge and never receives an entry on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 1, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old social worker, faced a potential criminal complaint for Leaving the Scene After Causing Property Damage, as well as Speeding and Marked Lanes Violation. The police alleged that at 3:30 a.m. one morning, Client was driving at an unsafe speed and flipped his car over on the side of a highway on-ramp. The police further alleged that Client left the scene, then falsely reported to them that his car had been stolen. After a brief confrontation, Client allegedly admitted that he had been the one driving. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his clerk's hearing. Today, at the hearing itself, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate to dismiss all charges. Client avoids a criminal complaint against him . . . and even avoids paying any fines for the civil infractions. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.
July 25, 2014
Petition to Seal

Client, a 56 year-old highly successful businessman, originally hired the Yannetti Law Firm in December 2013 to represent him on this Domestic Assault and Battery case. On January 17, 2014, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss the charge -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Client thereafter rehired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition the court to seal all records of the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to permanently seal this case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

July 24, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old graduate student at a prestigious university, faced two potential criminal complaints for Evading a Taxi Fare. Having received a summons for a clerk magistrate's hearing, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. At the clerk's hearing today, two cab drivers testified that Client systematically would take long taxicab rides to his apartment building, disappear inside to supposedly get money, then never emerge again. Both cab drivers were extremely upset and both desired that criminal complaints issue against Client. Attorney David Yannetti, however, persuades the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaints. Instead, Client makes restitution to the cab drivers, writes a letter of apology to each and performs 20 hours of community service. Client never receives an entry on his criminal record and this case will never be part of any future background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 8, 2014
Sex for Fee and Drug Distribution

Client, a 37 year-old landscaper and married man, was arrested for Sexual Conduct for a Fee and Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Client allegedly responded to an online advertisement placed by an undercover female officer. He allegedly agreed to bring "Molly," a potent form of ecstasy, and exchange the drug for sex with his "date." After his arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to get him out of trouble. Attorney Yannetti investigated the case over the course of several months, ultimately persuading the prosecutor to dismiss the drug charge. On the sex offense, Client receives a six-month continuance without a finding -- with unsupervised probation. Result: Drug Distribution Charge Dismissed, Sex Charge Results in No Conviction and an Eventual Dismissal.

July 1, 2014
Petition to Seal

Client, a 24 year-old entrepreneur, originally hired the Yannetti Law Firm in 2012 to handle this Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon case. On December 19, 2012, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining a dismissal for Client. Recently, Client rehired the Yannetti Law Firm to help him try to seal all records of the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 30, 2014
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 32 year-old scientist, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after several witnesses had seen her punch and attack her boyfriend on a public street when the bars were letting out. When the police arrived, they noted that Client's boyfriend had a gash above his eye and was bleeding. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Initially, the prosecution took a hard line toward this case and requested several restrictive terms of his release on bail. Over time, Attorney Yannetti persuaded them to soften their stance. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case entirely. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 30, 2014
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 27 year-old consultant graduating from a prestigious university, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after his wife had called the police to report that Client had pushed her to the floor. When the police arrived, Client allegedly admitted to breaking things during an argument with his wife that night. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to preserve his clean criminal record. It quickly became obvious that this case would lead to divorce. Client's wife revealed to the prosecution that she had kept a diary which detailed the years of abuse she had suffered at Client's hands. In addition, she filed a "victim impact statement" and requested harsh punishment for Client. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue this case without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of both the prosecution and Client's wife. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction and Will Be Entitled to an Eventual Dismissal.

June 27, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old professional, faced a potential complaint for Annoying and Accosting a Person of the Opposite Sex. The police alleged that Client went to a local mall and sat down with his back toward a group of teenaged girls. He then pulled his pants partly down so that the crack of his butt was showing ... and appeared to be photographing the girls' reactions. Client escaped arrest and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to refrain from issuing the criminal complaint. As long as Client obtains a mental-health evaluation and reports back on the results, this complaint will be dismissed without ever going to a judge. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 24, 2014
Petition to Seal

Client, a 65 year-old CEO at a national company, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help seal his criminal record. Client had been previously arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery following an altercation with his ex-wife. Attorney David Yannetti represented Client on that case and was able to obtain a dismissal on Client's behalf. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge to seal Client's record over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 23, 2014
Probation Surrender Hearing

Client, a 32 year-old man with a criminal record, was on probation for a felony larceny charge when he was arrested for another larceny offense. After receiving a surrender notice in February, Client defaulted on the case, then remained on the run for several months. Eventually, he relies on friends and family to raise legal fees and hires the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to help keep him from a prison sentence. Attorney Yannetti first negotiated with Client's probation officer -- who was upset with Client and not anxious to cut him any breaks. Attorney Yannetti investigates the new larceny case, however, and uncovers exculpatory evidence which persuades the probation officer that the basis of the surrender was not as strong as he originally thought. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the new larceny case upon the payment of restitution. Attorney Yannetti also persuades the judge to keep in place the original continuance-without-a-finding on the old larceny case, so Client avoids any conviction. Client gets his life back. Result: New Case Dismissed, Old Case Results in No Conviction and No Jail Time.

June 20, 2014
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Client, a 19 year-old university student, was charged with A.B.P.O., Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. The police were called to a university dormitory because Client was behaving irrationally and was clearly under the influence of some narcotic. When the police arrived, Client was allegedly screaming and shouting non-sensical words. When the officers attempted to calm him down, Client allegedly shouted obscenities at them and pushed them. When Client got into a fighting stance, the officers subdued him despite his struggling with them. It was later reported that Client had entered the woman's bathroom, unzipping his pants while yelling, "I want to have sex with someone." Client was arrested. His mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecutor over a series of months, all the while advising Client on how to best put himself in a position to obtain leniency. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client admits to nothing in court and maintains the presumption of innocence. He only needs to write a letter of apology to the arresting officers and he will obtain a dismissal of all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 9, 2014
Petition to Seal
Client, a 34 year-old dentist, previously retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm after he had been arrested for Assault and Battery, Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disturbing the Peace and Making a False Fire Alarm. On June 15, 2012, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for three months -- which resulted in the entire complaint being dismissed on September 15, 2012. This year, Client re-hired our firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the entire complaint. Client may now answer on a job application that he has never been arrested or charged with any offense. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

May 27, 2014
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 24 year-old man on probation for Possession of a Firearm, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to avoid a house-of-correction sentence. In advance of his court date, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with Client's probation officer to try to reach an agreement regarding further sanctions. Attorney Yannetti persuades the P.O. that instead of jail time, Client should just be ordered to remain on probation for an additional year and be subject to random testing for drugs and alcohol. Today, the judge agrees with that recommendation and the surrender hearing concludes without the imposition of a jail sentence. Result: Client Avoids Prison Time on a Firearms Case Despite Having Violated His Probation.

May 27, 2014
Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
Client, a 30 year-old man with a prior criminal record, was arrested for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client inexplicably stole a small truck and crashed it into the wall of a hotel in front of witnesses. After fleeing the scene, however, Client was allegedly identified by one of the witnesses. When this incident occurred, Client was already facing serious charges in New Hampshire. Client's father hired Attorney Yannetti to try to resolve the Massachusetts case in a favorable manner. Attorney Yannetti first filed discovery motions and negotiated a property-damage settlement with the building owners. When Client was sentenced to prison in New Hampshire for several months, Attorney Yannetti immediately filed a motion for speedy trial on his Massachusetts case. Once Client was released, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor to reduce the Larceny of a Motor Vehicle charge to the lesser charge of Use Without Authority. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to continue that charge without a finding of guilty, so that Client does not suffer a lengthy suspension of his driver's license. Further, as a result of Attorney Yannetti's speedy-trial motion, the judge allowed Client to receive credit for the time he served in the NH prison. Client therefore receives no further jail time in Massachusetts. Result: Felony Charge Reduced to a Misdemeanor and Continued without a Finding, Client Receives No Additional Prison Time on Second Misdemeanor Charge.

May 22, 2014
Drug Distribution in a School Zone
Client, a 56 year-old man with a history of drug abuse, was arrested in 2008 for two School-Zone Violations, Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance and Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. The police allegedly witnessed Client sell a small quantity of crack cocaine to another drug addict. At the time, Client was on probation for a similar offense in Iowa, where he faced a probation surrender and potentially ten years in state prison. After being arraigned in court for the new Massachusetts charges, Client never returned and a warrant remained outstanding for his arrest for six years. Recently arrested as a fugitive from justice, Client's friends and family retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to fight this drug case. Attorney Yannetti thoroughly investigated the charges and filed a motion to suppress. Today, when the motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing, Attorney Yannetti instead persuades the prosecutor to dismiss all of the charges. As a result, Attorney Yannetti has also helped Client's defense to the probation surrender in Iowa. Result: Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed.

May 21, 2014
Operating Recklessly to Endanger the Public
Client, a 22 year-old man with a drinking problem, was arrested in 2012 for Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. After being released from that court, however, he allegedly drove 90-100 mph past a state trooper. He allegedly led the police on a high-speed chase that eventually led to Client hitting a tree in the woods. Client allegedly fled but was later apprehended. He then defaulted in court and there was a warrant outstanding for his arrest for over two years. After recently cleaning up his act, becoming sober and beginning to work, Client wanted to clear up this warrant and somehow avoid a jail sentence. Client therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti negotiated the terms of his surrender in advance with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss five of the six charges against Client -- including Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage. On the remaining charge, Reckless Operation, Client received only one year of probation. Client gets his life back. Result: Warrant Recalled, 5 of 6 Charges Dismissed, Client Receives Probation on Remaining Charge.

May 14, 2014
Sexual Conduct for Fee
The police alleged that Client responded to a Back Pages ad and agreed to pay $250.00 for oral sex from a woman -- who turned out to be an undercover police officer. As a result, Client was arrested for sex-for-fee and arraigned in court. Shortly thereafter, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of many months, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecutor. While the prosecutor was initially insisting on some type of admission of guilt from Client, today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to instead place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client watches a "Johns School" video at the courthouse and remains trouble-free, this case will be dismissed in six months. Client maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 8, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college sophomore, faced a potential complaint for Keeper of a Disorderly House. The police alleged that Client and his roommates hosted an unruly party that caused several neighborhood complaints. This case, and others like it, has become a hot-button topic in Boston. Client's father hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti provides persuasive information to the assistant clerk magistrate that Client did not host the party. As a result, no complaint should issue against Client (while hearing still goes forward against his roommates -- none of whom hired an attorney). Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 28, 2014
Petition to Seal
Client, a 50 year-old executive, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to defend him against a charge of Assault and Battery on a Child with Injury. On June 20, 2013, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor and judge to place client on pre-trial probation for a period of three months. As a result, Client admitted to nothing, maintained the presumption of innocence and had his case dismissed in September 2013. In 2014, Client rehired Attorney Yannetti to petition to have the case sealed. Today, over the objection of the prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case. Client's clean record is restored. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 25, 2014
Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a 25 year-old special needs student with mental health issues, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to prevent a restraining order from being extended against him. Client's roommate had obtained a temporary order by filing an affidavit alleging that Client was a drug dealer with gang connections and an extensive knife collection. The roommate further alleged that Client had exhibited an explosive temper toward the roommate. Today, after an evidentiary hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to terminate the order. Result: Restraining Order Terminated.

April 24, 2014
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 24 year-old cashier, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him in a case where he faced multiple serious charges -- including four counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. On April 23, 2012, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to continue the case without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Client was instead ordered to comply with probation for two years in order to be eligible for a dismissal. Unfortunately, Client stopped reporting to his probation officer in September, 2013 -- and he failed to complete an anger-management class or pay his court fees. Client then re-hired Attorney Yannetti in 2014 to surrender himself to the court. Attorney Yannetti negotiates the terms of his surrender with Client's probation officer. Today, Attorney Yannetti appears with Client before the judge -- who agrees with Attorney Yannetti's argument that the case should be dismissed. Client faces no further probation or punishment. Result: Case Dismissed Despite Client's Failure to Comply with his Probation Terms.

April 14, 2014
Indecent Assault and Battery on Person 14 or Over
The police alleged that Client, a 40 year-old father, grabbed and rubbed the buttocks of his young son's teacher on the last day of school. Witnesses saw the teacher crying in the aftermath of their contact. Client agreed to speak to the police on videotape -- and admitted to hugging the teacher and rubbing her back. If convicted, Client faced sex-offender registration for life. After his arrest and arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. For several months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case through the discovery process and advocated for Client. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 11, 2014
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 20 year-old student at a prestigious university, was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. The police alleged that they responded to a dormitory as a result of a noise complaint and approached Client. Client allegedly swore at the officers, refused to present identification and struck one of the officers in the chest. While they tried to place him under arrest, Client allegedly struggled and fought with the officers, creating a disturbance on campus. Facing consequences both at school and in court, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti advised Client on how to best avoid punishment for what appeared to be a strong prosecution case. Client sought treatment for an alcohol problem, was randomly tested and produced documentation which evidenced his serious attitude. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year. As long as Client attends AA once per week and refrains from further criminal trouble, this case will be dismissed. Client formally admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 9, 2014
Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a 60 year-old business owner, wished to contest the renewal of a restraining order that had been issued against him two years ago. Client had been arrested for a domestic violence case, wherein he was charged with losing his cool and attacking his wife after discovering that she had plans to meet another man. Client eventually admitted to the charges of Domestic Assault and Battery and Intimidation of a Witness. The initial restraining order was issued on the day of his arraignment. It was extended one year later. Since then, he and his wife have gotten divorced and they no longer have regular contact. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to contest any further extensions of the restraining order, because he asserted that his ex-wife is now using these orders to control him and his contact with their children. Today, after a lengthy hearing during which Client's ex-wife pleaded with the judge to extend the order, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge instead to modify the order so that it is now only a "no-abuse" order. Client therefore can attend his son's school events without having to remain 50 yards away from his ex-wife. He also needs not worry about any unexpected contact. Result: Restraining Order Modified, Despite the Strenuous Objection of Client's Ex-Wife.

April 2, 2014
Wiretapping / Illegal Surveillance
Client, a 23 year-old recent graduate of a prestigious university, was arrested for 5 counts of Illegal Wiretapping (a felony) and 11 counts of Photographing an Unsuspecting Nude Person. The police alleged that at a Halloween Party several months ago, Client secretly set up a webcam in the bathroom of a private apartment. He then recorded several women and men in various states of undress, checking the webcam in between their bathroom visits. Two of the female partygoers discovered the hidden webcam, however, and turned it over to the police. The recording clearly showed Client setting up the webcam and periodically adjusting it. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti thoroughly investigated the case and advised Client to seek treatment. After several months building a documented and sympathetic history, Attorney Yannetti approached the prosecutor and requested leniency. Today, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss all of the felony charges and three of the misdemeanor charges. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to continue the remaining misdemeanor charges without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of the prosecutor. In addition, despite the prosecutor's recommendation of a 1 year suspended sentence on all charges, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to impose a one-year unsupervised CWOF instead. Client is therefore free to travel without being subjected to the probation interstate compact. Client will also ultimately be entitled to a dismissal of all charges. Result: Five Felony Charges and Three Misdemeanor Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids a Conviction on the Remaining Misdemeanor Charges.

March 28, 2014
OUI/DUI charge
Client was arrested for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that Client was driving down the Cape with a few friends in the early morning hours of the July 4th holiday. A police officer allegedly witnessed erratic operation and pulled them over. Client allegedly failed several field-sobriety tests. The officer found three six packs of beer in the back seat, as well as an open can of beer, half-consumed and cold to the touch. Once at the station, client agreed to take a breathalyzer and registered a .023 reading -- nearly triple the legal limit. The client allegedly failed to blow into the tube correctly the second time, however, so the test was deemed to be a refusal. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to fight the charges. Attorney Tanis Yannetti represented the client at his arraignment and promptly requested the police-cruiser video, as well as the booking video. Pursuant to Attorney Yannetti's request, the judge ordered both videos to be preserved. As the case progressed, however, and after repeated attempts to obtain the recording, Attorney Yannetti was informed that the tapes had both been destroyed 30 days after Client's arrest. Attorney Yannetti therefore drafted and filed a Motion to Dismiss the case. Today, the judge allowed the Motion to Dismiss the Operating Under the Influence Charge. Attorney Yannetti then negotiated a disposition of pre-trial probation for 3 months for the remaining charge of Minor In Possession of Alcohol. Result: Operating Under the Influence Dismissed, Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charge to be Dismissed.

March 28, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Fraudulent Purchase of Alcohol and Possession of a False Identification. The last charge is a felony. The police alleged Client had a fake driver's license, which she used to buy drinks at a local bar. When confronted by police, Client allegedly refused to reveal her true identity for 30 minutes -- further aggravating the officers. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client instead pays $250 in court costs and the application for complaint is denied. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 28, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31-year old account executive, faced a potential complaint for Procuring Alcohol for a Minor. The police alleged that Client was drinking at bar with some younger friends, at least two of whom were under 21 years old. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client instead pays $300 in court costs and the application for complaint is denied. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 27, 2014
Violent Felony Case
Client, a 30-year old engineer, was arrested for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting Arrest. The police alleged Client was asked to leave the TD Garden for using offensive language. When he refused, the police interceded and Client allegedly told them, "I have a ticket and I'm not going anywhere." He also allegedly used racial slurs against the officers, both of whom were African-American. When the officers tried to arrest him, Client allegedly struggled and struck them. After his arraignment, Client quickly hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After more than a year of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client writes letters of apology to the officers, this case will be dismissed in one year without Client having to admit any guilt or fault. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 26, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old professional woman working at an investment banking firm, faced a potential complaint for Operating an Unregistered and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. The police pulled over Client's car because after running her license plate, they allegedly learned that Client's car had failed inspection. As a result, the car was allegedly not properly registered or insured. Client hired our firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti presents the clerk with evidence that Client's insurance policy was in fact active at the time of the stop. Attorney Yannetti further explained that the Client was unaware that her car was not properly registered. Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk to deny the complaint. Client's driving record is preserved and she will not have an entry on her criminal record. Result: Application for Dismissed.

March 25, 2014
Violent Felony Charges
Client, a 24-year old engineer, was arrested for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery, Disturbing a Public Assembly and Resisting Arrest. The police alleged that other patrons at the TD Garden were complaining because Client kept bumping into them and spilling her drinks on them. When a security officer asked her to accompany him, Client allegedly refused and shoved him in the chest. After being handcuffed, Client allegedly kicked two police officers with her boots, struggled with them and pounded her forehead into their chests. The police alleged that they had to physically carry her by her arms and legs down a long stairway. Client allegedly reeked of alcohol. After her arraignment in court the next day, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. After a year of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Tanis Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place client on pre-trial probation for a year. As long as Client undergoes an evaluation regarding an alcohol problem, follows up with any recommended treatment, and performs 10 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed in one year. Client never admits any wrongdoing and retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 25, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 27-year old cosmetologist, was in a long-standing dispute with her downstairs neighbor in her apartment building. One night, when she had too much to drink, she took exception to a comment he had made. The police alleged that as a result, she stormed downstairs and hit her neighbor in the face. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 21, 2014
Theft Charge
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, was arrested for Larceny over $250.00, Vandalizing Property and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that Client, while under the influence of alcohol, damaged some skis at local resort and tried to steal other skis from the ski racks. While this case was pending in court, Client was arrested again for more serious crimes in the Concord District Court, which resulted in an in-patient hospitalization for mental health and substance abuse issues. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firms for both cases, in two courts. Today, on the original Ayer District Court case, Attorney Tanis Yannetti successfully persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client refrains from further trouble, this case will be dismissed in one year -- with no admission of guilt. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 11, 2014
CHINS Petition
Client, a 14 year-old high school student, faced a CHINS complaint that had been filed by his school. The school alleged that Client required court assistance because of his repeated failure to obey school rules. The student was accused of a laundry list of inappropriate conduct in school. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the CHINS hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the school's principal to dismiss the complaint, focusing on Client's improved behavior and participation in counseling. Result: Complaint Dismissed.

March 10, 2014
Clerks Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. Police responded to his apartment after allegedly receiving information that one of the individuals within the apartment was dealing drugs. Once at the residence, the police spoke to our client, who admitted to having some cocaine and Oxycodone in his room. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Prior to the scheduled court date, Attorney Tanis Yannetti reached out to the investigating police officer and impressed upon him the reasons why Client should be given a break. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police and the assistant clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. Result: Client retains his clean criminal history and there will be no entry on his record for drugs. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 6, 2014
Motion to Revise and Revoke
Client, a 26-year old college graduate with a master's degree, admitted to sufficient facts on December 4, 2012 to the charge of Assault and Battery on Police Officer. He was sentenced to a two-year continuance-without-a-finding disposition. In early 2014, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to file a motion to revise and revoke on his behalf, with the goal being a reduction in the length of his probation. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the sentencing judge to terminate Client's probation early and dismiss the case. Result: Probation Terminated Early, Case Dismissed.

March 5, 2014
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 24 year-old man, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client became angry with his live-in girlfriend after her cat had urinated on his pillow. As a result, Client allegedly slapped her across the neck and face. When the police arrived at the residence, they took photographs of his girlfriend's neck and cheeks, showing the redness allegedly caused by Client. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 2, 2014
Felony Theft Case
Client, a 33 year-old self-employed IT expert, was arrested for two counts of Receiving Stolen Property over $250 and one count of Conspiracy to Receive Stolen Property -- all felonies. The police alleged that Client was regularly selling stolen laptops, computers and cell phones on Craig's List. During one attempted sale, the police set up a "sting" operation, whereby the potential buyer identified Client, who was then allegedly caught in the act. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him as soon as he was bailed out from the police station. Our firm appeared with Client at his arraignment and also at many court dates over the course of several months. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the district attorney's office to file a nolle prosequi regarding all three charges, effectively dismissing the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 21, 2014
Motor Vehicle Case
Client, a 33 year-old man, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle after Suspension of his Driver's License -- a 2nd and Subsequent Offense. Attorney Yannetti had previously represented Client on a charge of Motor Vehicle Homicide, achieving a "Not Guilty" jury verdict on October 13, 2010. Client re-hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm for this new charge as well. After four months of negotiation, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and judge to continue this case without a finding of guilty. Result: Client Avoids Conviction and Avoids Further License Suspension, Despite the Prior Offense.

February 10, 2014
Sex Offenses
Client, a 58-year old man, was charged in three separate complaints with Open and Gross Behavior and Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. An MBTA conductor reported to the police that Client was making women uncomfortable on the commuter rail by sitting next to them and rubbing his penis on the outside of his pants. One woman in particular identified him as having done that to her on three separate occasions. The MBTA subsequently arrested Client, who gave a statement wherein he explained that he was only attempting to show the silhouette of his penis through his pants to female MBTA passengers. Years ago, Client was arrested for the same offense and received a continuance-without-a-finding disposition. Shortly after his most recent arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigated and defended this case for two years. During that time, Client participated in intensive sex-offender treatment -- ultimately obtaining a favorable prognosis from his psychiatrist. As a result, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the judge to continue these three complaints without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of the prosecutor, who wanted convictions. As long as Client continues with his counseling and remains trouble-free for two years, he will be entitled to a dismissal of all three complaints. Result: Client Avoids Convictions Despite His Past Record of Similar Offenses.

January 29, 2014
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 27 year-old performer, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his girlfriend, Client grabbed her, threw her against the wall and struck her in the face -- causing her nose to bleed. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to defend him. In November of 2013, Attorney Yannetti persuaded a clerk magistrate that this was not a one-sided fight, and that Client's girlfriend should face charges as well. After Client's girlfriend is arraigned on assault and battery charges herself in December of 2013, Attorney Yannetti negotiates with her criminal defense attorney. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to file a nolle prosequi of the charges against Client -- effectively dismissing the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 28, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 64-year old woman, was charged with Leaving the Scene After Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client drove her car over a curb, struck two parked cars, then fled the scene without making her identity known. When the police responded to the scene, however, they found Client's detached license plate. The police then confronted her at her house and Client admitted having struck the parked cars. Client was summoned for an arraignment and hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. On November 22, 2013, on her scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to dismiss the case prior to arraignment. The judge dismissed the case on the condition that a clerk magistrate's hearing be scheduled. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and clerk magistrate that no charge should issue. As long as Client remains arrest-free for six months, the application for complaint will be dismissed and Client will have no criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 23, 2014
Petition to Seal
On February 26, 2013, Attorney David Yannetti persuaded the prosecution to file a nolle prosequi of this Domestic Assault and Battery case for Client. Despite the effective dismissal, Client encountered some issues at work relating to the case, so he re-hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to ask the judge to seal this case. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge - over the objection of the prosecutor - to allow Client's petition to seal. Client may now truthfully answer on any job application that he has never been arrested or charged with any criminal offense. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 17, 2014
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 36-year old man with a prior criminal record, was arrested in 1995 for Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance and for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. The police allegedly saw Client accept money in exchange for a small piece of tin foil. The police then spoke to the buyer, who stated that he had purchased the item -- which was purportedly L.S.D. -- from Client for $10.00. The police later found 14 other similar packets on Client's person. Client was on default for a period of years, then eventually hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to resolve this matter. Today, on the second court appearance after Client had removed his default, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss this case over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 16, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18-year old university freshman, faced a potential complaint for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor and for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police allegedly caught Client on campus with bottles of tequila, vodka and rum in his possession. He also allegedly provided some to a 17 year-old fellow student. Client's mother called from out-of-state to hire the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent Client. Attorney David Yannetti contacted the university police department prior to the hearing to advocate for leniency. Today, at the scheduled clerk magistrate's hearing, the police agree to withdraw the complaint. Client never faces a clerk magistrate and the complaint is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 14, 2014
Felony Theft Charge
Client, a 55-year old medical professional, was arrested for Larceny over $250.00, a felony in Massachusetts. The police alleged that Client entered the fitting room of a department store with $675.00 worth of clothing, which she concealed in her bag. She then attempted to exit the store without paying. All of her movements were caught on videotape. When confronted, Client allegedly told police that she was a "powerful person" who should just be released. After being arraigned in court, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for 2 months, over the objection of the prosecutor. As long as Client pays $200.00 in court costs and stays out of trouble for 60 days, this case will be dismissed. Client admits no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 10, 2014
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 23-year old restaurant worker, was arrested for two counts of Distribution of a Class A Controlled Substance, two counts of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws and one count of a School-Zone Violation. The police allegedly witnessed Client hand a clear plastic bag to a known drug user. When questioned, Client allegedly confessed to giving a bag heroin to his friend. Faced with a minimum 2-year house-of-correction sentence for the school-zone violation, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. For more than a year, Attorney Yannetti engaged in a hard negotiation with the district attorney's office. Finally, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss four of the five charges Client faced -- including the school-zone charge. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to place Client on probation for 18 months instead of incarcerating him. Result: Four Counts Dismissed, Client Avoids Mandatory Prison Time on the Remaining Count.

December 17, 2013
Sex Offense
Client, a 48-year old married man, was arrested for Open and Gross Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. The police alleged that Client was caught by a female police officer masturbating in his car on a public street. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. While this case was pending, the police reported that Client was caught masturbating at his place of employment by the cleaning crew. The police therefore applied for a new criminal complaint for the identical charge. Upon hearing of this new allegation, the prosecutor sought a guilty finding so that Client would have a sex-offense conviction on his record. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue this case without a finding for two years. As long as Client continues with his counseling, this case will be dismissed with no implications for Client's record, no obligation to register as a sex-offender, and no requirement that Client wear a GPS device. Result: Client Avoids a Sex-Offense Conviction Despite Two Similar Offenses.

December 16, 2013
Child Pornography Case
Client, a 31-year old web designer, was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography. The police alleged that while investigating a peer-to-peer file-sharing network, they learned that Client's computer contained known child-pornography videos. The police then obtained a search warrant and seized Client's hard drives and computer-related storage devices. When they arrived at his home with the search warrant, the police also questioned Client, who admitted to possessing "thousands" of images and videos containing child pornography. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after his arrest. Attorney Yannetti spent well over a year investigating this matter and guiding Client through psychological and risk-assessment evaluations. Eventually, a respected clinical psychologist provided a report which buttressed Attorney Yannetti's request for leniency. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to reject the Commonwealth's recommendation of a state-prison sentence. Instead, Client is placed on probation for five years and is ordered to continue with his out-patient sex-offender treatment. Result: Client Avoids State Prison and Receives Probation for Serious Felony Charges.

December 9, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 37-year old scientist, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Intimidation of a Witness. The police alleged that during an argument, Client threw a computer on the ground, pushed and grabbed his wife, cutting her wrist in the process. The police also alleged that Client's daughter witnessed the alleged assault. When Client's wife tried to call 911, Client allegedly knocked the phone out of her hand. Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After investigating this matter, Attorney David Yannetti impresses upon the district attorney's office that this case should be dismissed. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, the prosecutor files a nolle prosequi -- effectively, dismissing the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 20, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 24-year old cosmetology student with a bad driving record, faced a potential complaint for Operating After Suspension of her driver's license. If charged and convicted of this crime, Client would face a further suspension of her license. Client therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. On September 4, 2013, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client and persuaded the clerk magistrate to give her a chance to get her license reinstated. Client then took an intensive safe-driver course, paid the reinstatement fees and got her license back. Today, at the second clerk's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the magistrate that no complaint should issue, despite Client's poor driving record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 19, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 34-year old mother going through a painful divorce, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client had confronted her husband on a public street, slapped him, hit him, then forcibly took their young daughter out of his arms. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate -- over the objection of the police and Client's husband -- that no complaint should issue. During his cross-examination of Client's husband, Attorney Yannetti exposed the husband as a liar seeking to gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings. The assistant clerk magistrate dismisses this complaint with absolutely no ramifications for Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 18, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19-year old college student, faced a potential complaint for Possession of a False Motor Vehicle Document. The police alleged that Client had presented to a liquor-store clerk a fake driver's license. Client was unaware that such a charge is a felony which could seriously hinder his otherwise bright future. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client refrains from further trouble, this matter will be dismissed and there will be no record of it. Client's future background checks will still reveal a pristine record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 15, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 40-year old high-level business manager, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after an argument with his wife. The police alleged that Client had grabbed his wife's wrists, pushed her up against a wall and threatened her. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney David Yannetti spent two months negotiating with the prosecutor. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client keeps the peace and refrains from getting arrested again, this case will be dismissed in just three months. Client admits to no wrongdoing, maintains the presumption of innocence and will be eligible to have this case sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 8, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 22-year old college graduate, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after getting into a fight with his college girlfriend. The police alleged that Client had pushed his girlfriend several times during an argument, in front of witnesses -- and that Client confessed to them that he had done it. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on this criminal case. Attorney David Yannetti obtained all necessary discovery material then drafted a motion to suppress the confession Client allegedly made to the police. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to allow his motion to suppress statements. Realizing that a jury now would never hear about the alleged confession at trial, the prosecutor agrees to recommend one year of pre-trial probation on this case. Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to reduce that pre-trial probation to six months. As long as Client has no contact with his ex-girlfriend, this case will be dismissed with no admission of guilt or liability. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and will be eligible to have this matter permanently sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 7, 2013
Drug Possession Charge
Client a 33-year old high-level manager, was arrested for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. The police alleged that they caught Client with a plastic bag containing a small quantity of methamphetamine that he had purchased from a drug dealer. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney David Yannetti investigated and negotiated with the district attorney's office for several months. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year. As long as Client undergoes a drug-dependency evaluation, follows up with any ordered treatment and completes 48 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed. Client admits no wrong-doing and maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 17, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client a 32-year old professional, was originally charged with Operating under the Influence of Alcohol. On November 14, 2012, the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm succeeded in obtaining a complete dismissal of this complaint. Facing potential licensing issues, Client re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help him seal this case. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge that his case should be sealed. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 7, 2013
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 47-year old educator, was arrested for three counts of Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument, Client grabbed his wife by the head, wrenching her head and neck back, then bit her on the mouth - in front of their child. After initially hiring another law firm, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help resolve this matter. Attorney David Yannetti investigates and advises Client over the course of several months. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecution and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for approximately two months. As long as Client completes some counseling sessions, this case will be dismissed with no admission of guilt or liability. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 3, 2013
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 32-year old scientist, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery in May. The police alleged that Client's wife accused him of grabbing her and throwing her to the bed in a violent manner. She further reported that Client would not let go of her, despite her protestations that she was in pain. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in the hours between his arrest and his scheduled arraignment in court. As a result, our firm was able to persuade the judge to delay his arraignment - and therefore, delay the entry on his criminal record - until the prosecutor obtained a copy of the 911 tape. For the next five months, Attorney David Yannetti and his associates appeared in court with Client - each time avoiding an arraignment over the prosecutor's objection. Today, at Client's fourth scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the charge without arraigning Client. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

October 1, 2013
Probation Modification Motion
Client, a 23-year old professional, pled guilty to an Unlawful Firearms Possession charge on May 3, 2013 and received 18 months of supervised probation. Client contacted the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in September to inquire about the possibility of having his probation changed from "supervised" to "administrative," because Client had received a job offer in Connecticut and wanted to move there without having to receive permission from his probation officer pursuant to the interstate compact. Attorney David Yannetti first negotiated with his probation officer, then drafted a motion and marked it up for a hearing. Today, in a contentious hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to allow Client to move to Connecticut to begin his job there. Result: Probation Status Changed Only Five Months into an Eighteen-Month Probationary Sentence.

September 30, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 27-year old professional, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. The police alleged that Client had hidden several types of make-up in her shopping bag at a department store - paying for some items but not revealing the others to the cashier. On her way out of the store, Client was detained. After later receiving a summons to appear at a clerk magistrate's hearing, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, Attorney David Yannetti represented Client at the clerk's hearing and persuades the assistant clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. Client agrees to pay $80.00 in court costs and this application for complaint will be dismissed in 9 months. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 27, 2013
Petition to Seal
After successfully completing pre-trial probation for this Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Client a 43-year old professional, had her case dismissed in 2008. Currently seeking advancement in her career and applying for loans to buy investment properties, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help her seal this case. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge - over the objection of the prosecutor - that all records of this case should be sealed. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 25, 2013
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 34 year-old woman struggling with a drug addiction, was arrested one week ago for violating the terms of her probation. Her probation officer alleged that she failed a drug test then failed to report to probation for several weeks. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the probation surrender hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the probation officer and the judge to release Client from custody, with an added condition of probation that she enter an out-patient drug-treatment program. Result: Client Avoids Further Jail Time, Is Released from Custody Despite Probation Violation, and Is Allowed to Get Out-Patient Treatment.

September 24, 2013
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client a 29-year old school teacher, was summoned to court for arraignment on charges of having an Unregistered and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. The police found his vehicle parked on a city street after the registration had expired. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to preserve his clean criminal record. Attorney Yannetti drafted a motion to dismiss the charge for failure to provide a clerk's hearing. Today, after presenting that motion to the court, the prosecutor agreed to drop the charges entirely. Client pays no fees or fines and avoids arraignment on the charges. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

September 23, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client a 22-year old college senior faced a potential complaint for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. The police allegedly witnessed Client buy an "eight-ball" of cocaine on a city street. When they stopped Client, he confessed and handed over the large bag of cocaine to the police. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to preserve his clean criminal record. Today, as the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti confers with both the arresting officer and the assistant clerk magistrate. Client avoids a hearing entirely and the application for complaint is denied. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 20, 2013
Misdemeanor Charges
Clients four young men in their twenties, each faced a criminal complaint for Disturbing the Peace and Keeping a Noisy and Disorderly House. The police alleged that Clients had a loud party in an apartment building and refused to turn the music down, despite repeated trips to the property by police. After having been warned, the police placed all four tenants under arrest. Clients contacted the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm after their arraignment, in the hopes that consequences could be minimized. Attorney David Yannetti negotiated with the assigned prosecutor and reached an agreement whereby both offenses would be de-criminalized. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, the judge adopts that agreement, imposing only a $100.00 for each Client. Result: Criminal Charges Dismissed, Clients Only Incur Civil Infraction.

September 19, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client a 24-year old college graduate and financial professional was originally charged with Preparing a False Insurance Claim. After being placed on pre-trial probation, he obtained a dismissal of the case in 2012. This year, Client has been in the process of complying with licensing requirements and applying for executive positions. Concerned that potential employers may learn about this charge, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him seal this case. Attorney David Yannetti helped Client file his petition to seal and appeared today with Client in court - persuading the judge that all records of this case should be sealed. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 17, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 36 year-old scientist who is also a foreign national, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife had called 911 and yelled, "No, please help me . . . my husband is beating me." If convicted, Client faced deportation and derailment of his promising career. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the assigned prosecutor, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the district attorney's office to file a nolle prosequi on the case today, at the pre-trial hearing. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 16, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 34 year-old business manager, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after his fiancee called 911 to report that Client had pushed and choked her. A neighbor allegedly heard the woman screaming. With a lot to lose, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After presenting additional evidence to the prosecution -- previously unknown to them -- Attorney Yannetti scheduled the case for a jury trial. Today, when the case was called for trial, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the charge. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 13, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 29 year-old law student, faced a potential criminal complaint for Attempted Larceny. The police alleged that Client and some friends were highly intoxicated last December when they stumbled upon a nativity scene in the yard of a local church. The baby Jesus had previously been stolen from that yard. A witness allegedly saw Client trying to steal one of the sheep when he yelled out. When Client and his friends left the scene and went to his apartment, the witness followed them and called the police. Client confessed to the police that he was the one to move the sheep. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help prevent his legal career from being ruined. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no criminal charge should issue. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 10, 2013
Violence Felony and Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 36 year-old man, was charged with Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: a motor vehicle), Assault and Battery and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Personal Injury. The police alleged that Client had attacked and injured another man with his car and by head-butting him, in a fit of road rage. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After investigating the case, Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed a motion to suppress the identification made of our Client by the alleged victim. The judge agrees with Attorney Johnson that the police had violated Client's rights by conducting an unnecessarily suggestive photo identification procedure. As a result, the alleged victim is prohibited from pointing out Client in the courtroom. Our firm then scheduled this case for trial. At trial, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss all charges after an eyewitness fails to identify Client in a packed courtroom. Case is dismissed over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 9, 2013
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 36 year-old man, had been charged with Operating after Suspension of his License eight times between 1999 and 2008. He had received probation and suspended sentences in the past. In 2012, he was arrested for the same offense again -- but this time, his license had been suspended for being a Habitual Traffic Offender. Fearing a prison sentence, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney David Yannetti first persuades the prosecutor that Client should not go to jail despite his lengthy record. The prosecutor recommends that Client should be placed on probation for a year. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge that Client should receive only six months probation. Result: Client Avoids a Prison Sentence for His Ninth Conviction and Receives Only Six Months of Probation.

September 6, 2013
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a 32 year-old woman, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon after her husband reported that Client had beaten him with an umbrella, an iron weight and a shoe -- leaving noticeable bruises, witnessed by the police. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. The district attorney's office was particularly troubled by this case because Client's husband indicated that Client had been physically abusing him for months leading up to this incident. Nonetheless, after speaking to Client's husband and negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss this case today, at the scheduled pre-trial hearing. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 4, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Clients, a husband and wife, both foreign nationals, each faced a potential criminal complaint for Larceny over $250.00. The police alleged that Clients were caught trying to steal clothing and children's toys from a local department store. Clients were in the green card application process and were both terrified that a felony charge would derail their plans to become citizens. Clients therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent them. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no criminal charges should issue. Clients leave court with no criminal record and no impediments to citizenship. Result: Applications for Complaints Dismissed.

August 30, 2013
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 29 year-old man just starting college, was arrested for eight different charges, including Distribution of a Class C Controlled Substance, Distribution of a Class D Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance and two counts Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. After receiving a tip that Client was dealing drugs from his house, the police searched his trash and found drug paraphernalia -- as well as numerous logs and written instructions for growing marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms. The police then obtained and executed a search warrant at Client's residence, where they allegedly found 43 large marijuana plants growing, 66 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms and thousands of dollars in cash and gold bars. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After many months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney David Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the seized evidence. Today, on the hearing date for the motion to suppress, Attorney Yannetti finally persuades the prosecutor to dismiss 6 of the 8 charges. Client only pleads guilty to two "possession with intent" charges and receives a suspended sentence. Result: Distribution Charge Dismissed, Six of Eight Charges Dismissed and Client Avoids a Prison Sentence.

August 28, 2013
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 19 year-old high school graduate, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance and Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance. The police pulled over Client's car one night for a defective headlight, then smelled an overpowering odor of unburnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a scale, a grinder, a bong and a large quantity of marijuana. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After fully investigating the case for several months, Attorney David Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the seized evidence. Today, on the hearing date for the motion to suppress, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the more serious "possession with intent" charge. Client admits only to simple possession of marijuana and receives a continuance without a finding on that misdemeanor. Result: Distribution Charge Dismissed, Client Avoids a Conviction on Simple Possession Charge.

August 16, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old foreign national, faced a potential criminal complaint for Operating to Endanger. The police alleged that Client was distracted while driving and crashed into a tree as a result. Client allegedly admitted to the police that he was looking at his cell phone at the time of the crash. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that the criminal charge should not issue. Instead, Client is ordered to pay a $35 fine for the civil infraction of texting while driving. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 13, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 34 year-old professional, faced a potential felony complaint for Larceny over $250.00. The police alleged that Client attempted to leave a supermarket with over $400.00 in groceries, but was caught in the parking lot. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent a criminal complaint from issuing against him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk that no complaint should issue. As long as Client avoids further trouble, this complaint will be dismissed in six months and will never appear on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 13, 2013
Theft / Destruction Charges
Client, a 21 year-old university student, was arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property and Larceny. The police alleged that Client was intoxicated one night when he broke the window of a convenience store and stole some food. After being arrested, Client allegedly swore at and insulted officers at the police station. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to get him out of trouble. Attorney David Yannetti negotiated with the prosecutor over three court dates and several months. Today, the assistant district attorney finally agrees to recommend pre-trial probation for Client. The judge agrees. As long as Client refrains from further trouble, this case will be dismissed in six months. Client admits to no wrongdoing and instead maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 1, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 32 year-old marketing manager, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's fiancee allegedly called 911 to report that during an argument, Client had grabbed her by the neck and had thrown her onto a couch as well. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his arraignment. After the arraignment date was postponed, Attorney David Yannetti investigated, then wrote to the D.A.'s Office, arguing that the case should be dismissed prior to arraignment. Today, the judge agrees. As a result, this charge will not appear on Client's criminal record at all. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

July 29, 2013
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 61 year-old man with a bad driving record, was charged with Operating to Endanger. The police alleged that Client was speeding, weaving in and out of multiple lanes and driving erratically one day. When Client allegedly tried to pass another vehicle on the right, he instead crashed into that vehicle from behind. The impact was so severe that Client's driver's side fender was completely peeled back and a large portion of the engine was exposed. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. After investigating the history of the citation Client had received, Attorney Yannetti uncovered a violation of the "no-fix" statute. That violation gave rise to a motion to dismiss, which was scheduled for a hearing today. Prior to the hearing, however, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the criminal charge if Client admitted to speeding and agreed to take a four-hour safe-driving course. Client therefore avoids the criminal charge and the case is dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 25, 2013
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 26 year-old accountant, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. A neighbor allegedly heard a loud argument at Client's apartment -- during which Client's wife allegedly screamed, "Help me! Help me!" The police were called and observed a deep laceration above Client's wife's right eye. There were also multiple blood drops on the apartment floor. Client's wife informed the police that her injury occurred during a struggle with Client. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney David Yannetti investigated, then argued that this case should be dismissed on a pre-trial date. The prosecution initially refused, but finally relented. Today, on the second pre-trial hearing date, the complaint is dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 8, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 56 year-old consultant, faced a potential complaint for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. The police alleged that after they witnessed Client purchase 25 Oxycodone pills from a drug dealer, they stopped Client and seized the pills. The police wanted client to cooperate and inform on his dealer, but Client refused and hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk that no complaint should issue. Client avoids an arraignment and this case will never appear on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 24, 2013
Ass ault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 19 year-old high-school senior, was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. The police alleged that when they were breaking up an underage drinking party, Client fled from the house, climbed a fence and landed on the back of a police officer on the other side. The police officer had to be treated at the hospital for his injuries. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At Client's arraignment in April, our firm persuaded the judge to postpone the arraignment -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge that Client should not be arraigned at all. Instead, Client is ordered to complete an alcohol-awareness program. The case will then be dismissed prior to arraignment -- meaning that it will never appear on Client's criminal record at all. Client will therefore maintain a clean record as he enters college in the fall. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

June 20, 2013
Assault and Battery upon a Chil d
Client, a 49 year-old successful executive, was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Child with Injury. The police alleged that Client had ended an argument with his girlfriend's 11 year-old son by grabbing the child by the neck and shoving him out of a room. The police allegedly observed red marks on the child's neck. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At an early juncture, Attorney David Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor not to indict Client and instead to prosecute the case in district court. The felony charge of A&B on a Child with Injury was subsequently reduced to simple misdemeanor Assault and Battery. Attorney Yannetti investigated this case for nearly a year, first by filing and arguing discovery motions, then by speaking with both of the child's parents. Attorney Yannetti finally scheduled the case for trial. Today, five days before the scheduled trial date, the prosecution relents and agrees to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client admits to no wrongdoing and retains the presumption of innocence. As long as there are no further issues between Client and the child, this case will be dismissed in three months. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 19, 2013
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 23 year-old employee of an electronics chain, was charged with Grand Larceny and Identity Fraud. The police alleged that Client had opened false mobile phone accounts in order to purchase new cell phones at a discount and sell them for a big profit. Client allegedly used numerous identities of people who were unaware their identities had been stolen. Faced with a felony charge and an accusation that he had stolen $7,000 worth of cell phones, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney David Yannetti thoroughly investigated the case, prepared a persuasive defense and scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, the prosecutor finally agrees to place Client on pre-trial probation for six months. As long as Client pays back half of the money owed and refrains from getting arrested again, this case will be dismissed. Client admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. Client's co-defendant, on the other hand, a fellow employee who was also arrested, is represented by another lawyer. That co-defendant is found guilty today and is ordered to pay full restitution for the phones stolen. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 17, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 35 year-old research scientist, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that Client's wife called the police to report that she had barricaded herself in their home and that Client was trying to get back inside. She further reported that Client had slashed her with a knife and had also cut himself across the chest in an effort to kill himself. When the police arrived, they found Client outside the home, bleeding from a chest wound, highly intoxicated. They also observed a slash mark on Client's wife. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti immediately encouraged Client to consult with a psychiatrist and a psychologist -- which resulted in Client being treated with psychiatric medications. Today, Attorney Yannetti appears at the clerk magistrate's hearing with both Client and his wife. Attorney Yannetti persuades the investigating police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client avoids further trouble for the next year, this case will be dismissed with no negative implications for Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 10, 2013
Felony Sex Offense
Client, a 22 year-old college student, was charged with Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person 14 or Over, which is a felony. The police alleged that while intoxicated one night, Client groped a young woman on the street, reaching up under her skirt to grab and feel her bare buttocks. The young woman was extremely upset and wanted Client to be prosecuted. Shortly after his arrest, Client hired another law firm to represent him. That firm, unfortunately, was unable to persuade the prosecution to reduce the charges. Client therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to take over. Attorney David Yannetti investigated this case for several months and negotiated with the prosecution as a result of uncovering new information. Today, the prosecution finally agrees to reduce the charge to the non-sex-offense of simple Assault and Battery. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding -- over the objection of the prosecution. Client is placed on probation and will be eligible for an eventual dismissal of the charge. Result: Client Avoids a Sex Offense, Client Avoids the Sex Offender Registry, Client Avoids a Felony Charge, Client Avoids a Conviction Entirely.

June 7, 2013
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 39 year-old physician, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his wife one night, Client bit her on the hand. The prosecution obtained a copy of the 911 tape, which featured Client's wife sounding hysterical while describing the alleged attack. The prosecution also obtained photographs of the bloody bite mark on Client's wife's hand. Finally, Client allegedly admitted to the police that he had indeed bitten his wife during the argument. Client faced severe repercussions if convicted of this serious offense -- including the potential loss of his medical license. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to avoid that fate. Attorney David Yannetti investigated this case for seven months. After presenting his findings in a letter to the prosecution, arguing for a dismissal of the charges, the prosecution initially declined to do so. Today, however, when the case was scheduled for a hearing on Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress Client's statements, the prosecutor relents. Client receives pre-trial probation for one year with an order that he complete a 12-hour online anger-management course. Client admits to no wrongdoing, retains the presumption of innocence and will be entitled to a dismissal upon successful completion of pre-trial probation. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 7, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a 22 year-old financial executive, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on charges of Assault and Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance in 2009. Our firm obtained a dismissal of both charges, so Client re-hired the firm to petition the court to seal these charges. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the court to seal all records of the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 6, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Clients, two professional men in their early 30's, were at a hotel partying one night when they came across a large fire extinguisher in a stairwell. In their drunken state, they allegedly brought it back to their room and sprayed the entire contents, covering the entire room. A pizza delivery man arrived a short time later and saw and smelled the damage. He reported the incident to the front desk, which resulted in police involvement. Clients hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent them. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the investigating police detective and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Both clients avoid having an entry on other criminal records. Result: Applications for Complaint Dismissed.

June 4, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 24 year-old recent college graduate, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that a neighbor heard Client arguing with her boyfriend inside his apartment one night. When the police arrived, Client's boyfriend reported that Client had struck him during the argument. The police noticed marks on his body that were consistent with his version of events. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to get her out of trouble. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client's record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 28, 2013
Ass ault Trial
Client, a 47 year-old successful businessman, was charged with Assault and Threats to Commit a Crime. The police alleged that Client attended his teenaged son's hockey game one afternoon at a local arena. During the game, Client's son got into a physical confrontation with an opposing player and both boys were asked to leave the ice. The police alleged that Client then went down to the locker room, confronted the opposing player, pointed his fingers within inches of the boy's face and physically threatened him. The opposing player's father walked into the locker room at that point and an argument ensued -- leading to police involvement. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti employed a private investigator, who tracked down several helpful witnesses to dispute the police's version of events. Attorney Yannetti then scheduled the case for trial. Today, during trial, Attorney Yannetti successfully cross-examined both the opposing player and his father, then made a persuasive closing argument to the court. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

May 28, 2013
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 25 year-old single mother, was charged with Credit Card Fraud and Larceny of a Credit Card, two felonies. The police alleged that Client stole her mother's credit card and illegally charged over $1,000.00 at three stores. Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her and Attorney Greg L. Johnson is assigned to the case. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecution and the judge to "generally continue" the case for nine months, with conditions that Client complete 24 hours of community service and reimburse the retail stores for the fraudulent transactions. Client therefore maintains the presumption of innocence, her clean record remains intact and she stands to have the case dismissed against her. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 23, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old musician, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. His ex-girlfriend alleged that he harassed her and attacked her one night. As a result of this incident, he was expelled from college and ordered to go back to his native country, Canada. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent any criminal charges from issuing against him. Attorney David Yannetti contacted the lead detective on the case and spent months negotiating. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the detective and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client refrains from contacting his ex-girlfriend for 8 months, this application for complaint will be dismissed without ever appearing on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 22, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old man with a prior criminal history, was already represented by Attorney Yannetti on a pending assault-and-battery case when he got into further trouble. One night, he went out with a friend to play pool at a local bar. The two men unfortunately both got drunk and started arguing, then fighting. The police were called. As a result of the altercation, Client had a large bump on his head and an ambulance was summoned. Once in the ambulance, Client protested that he wanted to leave, then allegedly spit on and assaulted an EMT. In the aftermath of this night, Client immediately contacted Attorney Yannetti, who in turn contacted the investigating police officer. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the magistrate that no complaint should issue at this time. Attorney Yannetti produces proof of Client's employment and his efforts to deal with his alcohol problem. As long as Client completes the "Brains at Risk" course and continues going to AA, this complaint will be dismissed. Client avoids the potential of having his bail revoked on his pending assault-and-battery case. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 16, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 22 year-old college student, faced a potential criminal complaint for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (a brick) and Assault and Battery. The police alleged that when Client was leaving his girlfriend's apartment one day, he got into a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend. During the confrontation, Client allegedly manhandled the ex-boyfriend, picked up a brick and threatened to throw it at him. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to preserve his clean criminal record. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti successfully persuades the police detective and the assistant clerk magistrate that these allegations are not what they appear to be. As a result, the application for criminal complaint is denied and this charge will never appear on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 13, 2013
Violent Felony Charge
Client, a 14 year-old mentally ill boy, was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that when Client's mother was home-schooling Client, he grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and threatened his mother. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. With Attorney Yannetti's guidance, client is placed in an out-of-state residential treatment program. After months of negotiation, Attorney David Yannetti today persuades the prosecution and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for four months. The only conditions of his pre-trial probation are that he follow his parent's rules at home, attend school and continue with his therapy. Client maintains his presumption of innocence and case is scheduled for dismissal. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 13, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a 23 year-old medical student, had been charged with Larceny and Receiving Stolen Property and had the case dismissed. Applying for residency positions, Client feared the impact these charges might have on her criminal record, so she hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal these charges. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the court to seal all records of the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

May 3, 2013
Felony Firearms Charge
Client, a 22 year-old man who grew up in poverty, faced a mandatory 18-month house-of-correction committed sentence for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Client was in the back seat his own vehicle (being driven by a friend) when the police pulled them over for a traffic violation. When the driver's window was rolled down, the police smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana -- and Client was obviously "high." When Client started to get out of the back seat, the police spotted in plain view a sawed-off shotgun at this feet. Client initially hired another law firm to represent him. That law firm filed an unsuccessful motion to suppress and was thereafter unable to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charges. Facing a certain prison term if convicted, Client decided to switch attorneys and retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of several months, Attorney David Yannetti investigated and prepared the case. Today -- one week before the scheduled trial date -- the prosecutor relents and agrees to reduce the charge and recommend a suspended sentence. Result: Client Avoids a Prison Term, Avoids a Felony Conviction and Is Placed on Probation Instead.

May 2, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a 58 year-old healthcare instructor, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to seal her criminal record, which included a 2009 OUI case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the entire process and today persuades the judge to seal the case. Client will now have a blemish-free criminal record when she next undergoes a background check for work. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 30, 2013
Child Pornography Case
Client, a 42 year-old service technician, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography. During a lengthy investigation, the police allegedly tracked Client's online habits and obtained a search warrant of his residence -- which resulted in the seizure of dozens of illegally downloaded images from his computer. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. For well over a year, Attorney Greg L. Johnson made a dozen court appearances, litigated extensive discovery motions, presented and argued an internet-based motion to suppress evidence and negotiated at length with the assigned prosecutor. Given the severity of the charge and the strength of the evidence against Client, the prosecutor vigorously argued for an 18-month prison sentence. Today, after a 2-day sentencing hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to impose a suspended sentence instead, so Client will serve no jail time. Result: Client Avoids Going to Prison for a Serious Crime.

April 17, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 25 year-old professional, faced a potential criminal complaint for Shoplifting after having been caught leaving a department store with hundreds of dollars in unpaid clothing. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to hold the complaint open for three months. As long as Client refrains from any new criminal offenses, Client will never be arraigned for this charge. She therefore maintains her clean criminal record and her employer will never learn about this incident. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 11, 2013
Drug Possession Charge
Client, a 49 year-old man, was arrested for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. The police alleged that after a man had left his cell phone in Client's hotel room, Client refused to return it. When the police responded to the room, Client was allegedly under the influence of drugs. The police found baggies containing methamphetamine in the hotel room. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Our firm filed extensive discovery motions and achieved court orders with which the prosecutor failed to comply. As a result, we filed a written motion to dismiss. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss this case -- over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 9, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a military engineer, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after an altercation in his home with his wife and teenage son. The police alleged that Client had shoved his wife in the chest and then violently wrestled with his son on the floor -- causing some minor injuries. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of four months, our firm fully investigated this case. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss this case. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 4, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old college sophomore, faced a potential criminal complaint for Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension of License. Client allegedly drove into a snow bank, got stuck and then revved the engine to the point where it caught on fire. Client had just been placed on probation a few months ago after crashing his car into a light pole while under the influence of liquor. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to hold the complaint open for six months. As long as Client stays out of further trouble, Client will never be arraigned for this charge. Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 3, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college sophomore, faced a potential complaint for Keeper of a Disorderly House. The police alleged that Client was one of seven roommates to hold a loud party in a residential neighborhood -- leading to many complaints. The police also alleged that this house was a fraternity that had already been cited by police in the past -- and that a student had actually died as a result of past reckless behavior. Client's out-of-state parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to maintain Client's clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to hold the complaint open for ninety days. As long as Client performs 30 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed without ever appearing on Client's criminal record. Another one of his roommates -- represented by another law firm -- will face charges in this case. Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 3, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year-old college freshman, faced a potential complaint for Larceny. The police alleged that Client stole another student's fleece jacket at the college fitness center. The police obtained a videotape depicting the alleged crime. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to hold the complaint open for six months. As long as Client performs 30 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed without ever appearing on Client's criminal record. Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 2, 2013
Sex Offense / Violent Offense
Client, an IT professional, was arrested for Indecent Exposure, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. The police alleged that when Client was kicked out of a bar one night, he refused to leave the area, continually yelled at the door man and urinated in full public view. The police further alleged that Client struggled with them for an extended period of time when they were trying to arrest him. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to preserve his reputation and record. Attorney Greg L. Johnson successfully postponed Client's arraignment for two court dates before persuading the prosecutor today not to arraign Client at all. As long as Client completes 40 hours of community service and writes a letter of apology to the officers, this case will never appear on Client's clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

April 1, 2013
Felony Case
Client, a 19 year-old college freshman, was caught by police while intoxicated at an underage party. The police found a large quantity of marijuana, grinders, bongs, rolling papers and plastic baggies, as well as a substantial quantity of alcohol. Client was arrested for Possession of a False ID (a felony) and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. From across the country, Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge not to arraign Client on the felony charge -- so that charge will never appear on Client's criminal record. Attorney Yannetti also persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the misdemeanor charge after arraignment, so Client forever maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Misdemeanor Charge Dismissed, Felony Charge Dismissed Before Arraignment.

March 28, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 27 year-old commercial fisherman, faced a potential complaint for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The police alleged that Client improperly tried to merge into traffic by closely following behind a tractor-trailer. When the police stopped him, they learned that Client did not have a driver's license and his car was unregistered. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk to dismiss the criminal charge as long as Client paid the fines for the civil infractions. Client therefore never appears before a judge and maintains a clean CORI. Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 26, 2013
Drug Charges / Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 38 year-old drug-addicted man was on probation for multiple drug-related offenses when he failed a drug test and was arrested for three additional drug charges in Newton. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him avoid a lengthy prison sentence. On February 25, 2013, Attorney David Yannetti persuaded a judge in Brighton not to revoke the continuance-without-finding dispositions Client received in that court, despite the probation violations. Today, on the new charges of Possession of Class B and Class C Controlled Substances and Possession of a Class C Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge in Newton to continue all charges without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Client Avoids Convictions Despite His Lengthy Record of Similar Offenses, Client Receives a Continuance-without-a-Finding with No Additional Probation.

March 25, 2013
Theft Charge
Client, a 26 year-old woman, was charged with Defrauding an Innkeeper when she and two of her friends left a restaurant without paying a large bill. Client allegedly tried to use a fake credit card to pay the bill, but made a huge mistake by leaving her wallet behind at the table. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to preserve her criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case upon restitution to the restaurant. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 22, 2013
Drug Charge / Theft Charge / Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old woman, was arrested in Roxbury for Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone and Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance while she was on probation in Worcester County for a complaint of Larceny over $250.00. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. In Worcester County, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the probation officer and the judge to keep Client on probation rather than sentence her to jail. Client then violates her probation again by getting arrested in Suffolk County for another Larceny over $250.00. In the wake of that arrest, Attorney Tanis Yannetti once again persuades Client's Worcester County probation officer and the judge not to jail Client. Today, Attorney completes a favorable global resolution to all three cases, whereby the school-zone charge is dismissed (and Client therefore avoids a mandatory two-year house-of-correction sentence) and Client receives two years of probation in three courts -- concurrent with each other -- on reduced charges. Result: Case Avoids Prison for Two Probation Violations, Client Avoids Mandatory Prison Sentence for School Zone Charge and Client Avoids Felony Convictions.

March 21, 2013
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 31 year-old respected professional, was arrested for two counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and one count of Disorderly Conduct. The police alleged that when they responded to a call of distress at Client's apartment and tried to take his wife into custody, Client attacked them. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm the same weekend he was arrested. On that Monday, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuaded the judge and the prosecutor not to arraign Client, so that he would at least temporarily avoid an entry on his CORI (MA criminal record). Today, Attorney David Yannetti succeeded in persuading the judge to dismiss the case prior to arraignment. This case will therefore not appear on any criminal background check and Client maintains his pristine reputation. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

March 20, 2013
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a small-business owner, was represented by another law firm and pled guilty several years ago to felony assault charges. Client immediately violated the terms of his probation and was sentenced to three years in state prison -- with additional probation to be served after his release from prison. Just eight months after being released, Client tested positive for illegal drugs and faced yet another Probation Surrender Hearing. This time, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge not to sentence Client to prison again. Instead, Client is allowed to complete a one-month out-patient drug rehabilitation program. Client avoids a lengthy prison sentence and avoids in-patient treatment. He therefore may continue to run his small business. Result: Client Placed Back on Probation Despite the Violation.

March 18, 2013
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 23 year-old cancer survivor, was arrested with over 60 oxycodone pills hidden on his person. The police had previously received information that Client would arrive at a certain address with the intention of selling pills for a substantial amount of money. Following his arraignment on charges of Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the felony conspiracy charge and to reduce the felony possession-with-intent charge to simple possession of a class B substance. Client then receives a continued-without-a-finding disposition with an order that he complete a drug rehabilitation program. Result: One Felony Charge is Dismissed, the Other is Reduce to a Misdemeanor and Client Avoids a Conviction.

March 12, 2013
Sex Crimes
Client, a 17 year-old high school senior, was charged as a Youthful Offender with three counts of Unnatural Acts on a Child under 16 Years Old. The police alleged that over the course of two years, Client molested his very young cousin in various ways. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti works with Client's parents, the prosecutor and the victim's parents to find an appropriate in-patient treatment facility for Client -- so that he can get the treatment he needs and avoid a lengthy prison sentence. Today, the judge agrees to continue all three charges without a finding for five years. As long as Client enters and completes the in-patient program, remains arrest-free and stays away from his cousin, the case will be dismissed. Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to order that Client not wear a GPS electronic bracelet during probation -- and that he not register as a sex offender. Result: Client Avoids Jail, Avoids a Conviction, Avoids GPS Monitoring and Avoids the Sex-Offender Registry. Client Receives Treatment Instead.

March 8, 2013
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a government employee, was arrested for Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance, Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Stun Gun. The police allegedly used an informant to repeatedly buy crack cocaine from Client -- and then executed a search warrant on his car and home. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned and immediately began investigating the allegations. At the second court appearance, Attorney Johnson persuaded the judge to order the police to return Client's car to him, despite the fact that the police and prosecutor scheduled it to be forfeited. Over the next year-and-a-half, Attorney Johnson filed discovery motions and motions to suppress and dismiss. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case over the prosecutor's objection because the prosecutor had failed to properly comply with discovery orders. Client avoids felony convictions and substantial prison time. Result: All Three Cases Dismissed.

March 7, 2013
Felony Theft Charge
Client, a 35 year-old executive from out-of-state, participated in pre-boarding screening at Logan Airport and boarded her plane. As she was seated waiting for the plane to take off, security personnel detained her, accused her of stealing jewelry from another passenger during the screening process. Since the jewelry was worth thousands of dollars, Client was arrested for the felony of Larceny over $250.00. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year. Client admits no guilt, retains the presumption of innocence and will be entitled to a dismissal upon the successful completion of probation. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 4, 2013
Drug / Underage Alcohol Possession
Client, a 19 year-old woman, was pulled over while driving because the police allegedly ran a registry check on her vehicle and found that her car had failed inspection. When the officer approached her, he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car. Client admitted to having smoked marijuana and her eyes were red, glassy and bloodshot. She then failed field sobriety tests. When the officer arrested her, Client became belligerent and stated, "screw you!" The police found marijuana, rolling papers and a grinder in the vehicle. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to get her out of trouble. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to move forward on only the charge of Minor Transporting Alcohol. Client is placed on pre-trial probation for six months and the probation supervision fee is waived. Client admits to no wrongdoing, maintains the presumption of innocence and will have the case dismissed in six months. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 4, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 16 year-old high school sophomore, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250.00. The police alleged that Client threw rocks at speeding motor vehicles traveling on a busy highway -- damaging one car and almost causing a major accident. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. Client's parents only need to make restitution for the motor-vehicle damage Client caused and this application for complaint will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 1, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 43 year-old professional, faced a potential complaint for Sex for a Fee. The police alleged that Client picked up a prostitute on the street, drove to a parking lot and received sexual favors for money when the police caught him in the act. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. If the charges were to have issued -- even if they were later dismissed in court -- Client would have received an entry on his CORI and would have suffered extreme personal and professional embarrassment. Today, in a highly contested clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti eventually persuades the clerk that the complaint should not issue. As long as Client refrains from similar conduct, this application for complaint will be dismissed in six months. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 26, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 34 year-old engineer, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his wife over laundry, Client head-butted his wife, punched her in the arm, and pulled her to the ground by her hair. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti fought the charges for a year, eventually filing well-supported motions to obtain the counseling records of Client's wife. Today, when those motions were scheduled to be heard, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the charges instead. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 26, 2013
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 24 year-old man, was represented by a different law firm when he pled guilty to a charge of OUI in 2011. After being accused of having violated his probation -- and after being detained in jail before a scheduled probation surrender hearing -- Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at Client's final surrender hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to terminate Client's probation early, to remit all fees, and to have the time that Client spent in jail (before hiring our firm) count as his sentence for the violation of probation. Client is released from jail and case is over. Result: Probation Terminated with No Additional Penalties.

February 25, 2013
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 38 year-old drug-addicted man was on probation for multiple drug-related offenses when he failed a drug test and was arrested for three additional drug charges in Newton. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him avoid a lengthy prison sentence. On January 4, 2013, at Client's initial probation surrender hearing, Attorney David Yannetti succeeded in persuading the judge not to hold Client in custody pending his final surrender hearing. Instead, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to allow him to enter an in-patient treatment facility at that time. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti appears with Client and persuades the judge not to revoke Client's continuance-without-a-finding disposition despite the alleged violations of probation. Result: Client Avoids Prison, Client Avoids Convictions, Client Receives Treatment Instead.

February 22, 2013
Felony Theft Charges
Clients, a 35 year-old foreign national and her 29 year-old brother, were visiting the U.S. on a tourist visa. While shopping in Boston, they were apprehended outside an upscale clothing store with $5,000.00 in merchandise for which they did not pay. An assistant clerk magistrate issued the complaint against them and they were arraigned in criminal court. Clients hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent them. Attorney Tanis Yannetti fought the case over the course of four court dates, during which two judges insisted that the brother and sister be convicted. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades a different judge to dismiss the charges on the trial date. Both Clients can now therefore leave the U.S. and return anytime in the future without a problem. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 15, 2013
Drug Possession Charge
Client, a 45 year-old business owner, was charged with Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. The police alleged that Client had driven to Massachusetts from another state in order to consummate a drug deal -- which the police allegedly witnessed. Client hired The Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After properly investigating the case, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the drugs that were seized. A hearing was held on January 29 and the judge allowed the motion. As a result, the prosecutor is forced to dismiss the charges today. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

February 13, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old non-citizen, faced a potential complaint for Forgery of a Railroad Ticket. The police alleged that Client had attempted to use a poor facsimile of a monthly train pass one day. Client eventually confessed that she had photocopied her pass from the previous month and altered the dates in order to try to evade detection. If convicted of this felony offense, Client would face severe immigration consequences. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent the complaint from issuing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should not be charged with a felony. As long as Client avoids any further criminal trouble, this application for complaint will be dismissed in six months. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 8, 2013
Violent Felony Charge
Client, a 20 year-old university student, was charged with three counts of Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (a knife). The police alleged that Client was highly intoxicated one night and approached three strangers, demanding that they get him a cab. When they ignored him, Client produced a knife and waved it at the three of them. The police intervened and arrested Client. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. If convicted of any one of the three felony counts, Client's career prospects would be greatly injured. Today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for six months. Client admits to no wrongdoing is still presumed to be innocent of the charges. As long as he completes 20 hours of community service, this case will be dismissed with no admission of any guilt. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 6, 2013
Motion for New Trial
Client, a 25 year-old recovering drug addict, was represented by another law firm when he pled guilty in 2011 to charges of Distribution of a Class A Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distributed a Class A Controlled Substance and Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance. Client had been participating in "drug court," i.e., staying at a halfway house and getting treatment for his addiction. As a result of learning that Annie Dookhan, a corrupt chemist, had worked on his case, Client hired Attorney Yannetti to try to undo these convictions and end his probation. Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to vacate his guilty pleas and a motion for new trial, which the judge allows today. The prosecutor then agrees to dismiss the charges. Result: Motion for New Trial Allowed, Case Dismissed.

February 6, 2013
Sex Crime
Client, a 55 year-old technician, was charged with Open and Gross Lewdness. The police alleged that Client had ordered take-out at a local restaurant and waited in his car for a hostess to bring the food out to him. Client allegedly exposed himself to the teen-aged girl who handed him the food. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of a year, Attorney Yannetti and his associates investigated this case. The prosecution was seeking a conviction, which may have lead to issues of sex-offender registration. Today, the alleged victim made an impassioned plea, asking the judge to find Client guilty. Attorney Yannetti, however, persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding of guilty for four years. As long as Client undergoes therapy and refrains from further trouble, this case will be dismissed. Result: Dismissed.

January 29, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a successful, out-of-state small-business owner, was summoned to court for a potential complaint of Threats to Commit a Crime. Client's former brother-in-law had accused him of threatening physical violence over the phone, so he applied for a criminal complaint. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson negotiates with Client's former brother-in-law in an attempt to persuade him not to go forward with the charge. Attorney Johnson then presents a potential settlement to the magistrate, who agrees that no complaint should issue against Client as long as there are no further problems between the parties. This application for complaint will therefore be dismissed in four months with no repercussions to Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 22, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 32 year-old Ph.D. and foreign national, faced a potential complaint for Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client hit and damaged two parked vehicles in a mall lot, then fled the scene without leaving a note or notifying her insurance company. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As long as Client avoids further criminal charges, this application for complaint will be dismissed in three months. As a result, it will never be discoverable on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 18, 2013
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 24 year-old web designer and recent college graduate, was charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct. The police alleged that Client opened the door of his friend's house during a loud party and shut the door on the hand of the police officer who responded to shut down the party. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for three months. Client admits to no wrongdoing, maintains the presumption of innocence and will obtain a dismissal of both charges in April. Result: Cases Dismissed.

January 18, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 27 year-old radiologist, faced a potential complaint for Affray. The police alleged that Client was highly intoxicated one night after having spent the entire day taking his medical boards. Client allegedly got into a fight with another bar patron and insulted the police who responded to the scene. If charged with this crime of violence, Client would be in jeopardy of losing prestigious residency opportunities. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate to deny the application for complaint. As a result, this matter will never appear in any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

January 17, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a 26 year-old pharmacist, was charged in this complaint with one court of Disturbing the Peace. The police alleged that he had been at a noisy college party. In 2007, the case was dismissed against him. Fearing that the charge alone might cause him problems as his career advances, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 17, 2013
OUI-Drugs Case
Client, a 19 year-old college student, was charged with OUI-drugs and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The police alleged that Client smoked a bowl of marijuana then crashed his car into an elderly man's vehicle. After Client received a summons to appear for arraignment, his father hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent Client. Attorney Yannetti then drafted a pre-arraignment motion to dismiss the case, alleging that Client had failed to receive a clerk's hearing before the charges issued. Today, at Client's scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the entire case -- over the objection of the prosecutor. R esult: Case Dismissed.

January 16, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a recent college graduate, faced a potential complaint for Keeper of a Disorderly House. The police alleged that they were called to Client's apartment because a fight broke out in the street during a loud party at Client's apartment. Client's name was on the lease. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent his son. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As long as Client performs 40 hours of community service and remains arrest-free for one year, this application for complaint will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 14, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year-old college freshman, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. Department store security personnel alleged that Client had entered a dressing room, put a pair of expensive sneakers in her bag, and walked out of the store without paying for them. Client's father hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades store security and the clerk magistrate that the complaint should not issue against Client. As long as Client pays $40.00 in court costs and avoids further criminal charges, this application for complaint will be dismissed without appearing on her clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 9, 2013
Assault and Battery Trial
Client, a 27 year-old banquet steward and single father, was charged with Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client had "sucker-punched another patron at a night club during an altercation on a crowded dance floor. The alleged victim suffered serious injuries, including a fracture of his orbital bone that never properly healed. After initially hiring another firm, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to take over once it became clear that a trial was necessary. Attorney Greg L. Johnson takes control of the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the case over a period of fifteen months. In the process, Attorney Johnson unearthed exculpatory evidence that supported Client's claim of mistaken identification. Today, at the trial of this case, Attorney Johnson persuades the fact-finder that there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt. Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

December 31, 2012
Assault and Battery Case
Client, a 23 year-old runway model, was arrested for Assault and Battery, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. A state police trooper alleged that he witnessed Client beating on her limousine driver while speeding down the highway. As a result, the limousine veered across several lanes in front of the state trooper. After the police stopped the limo, they noticed that Client was highly intoxicated. Client attacking her driver again on the side of the highway, so she was handcuffed and taken to the barracks for booking. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to defend her. Today, at the second court appearance after her arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year. As long as Client completes an alcohol treatment program and refrains from any further arrests, this case will be dismissed without the necessity of Client coming back to court. Client admits no fault and maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 19, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old student at a prestigious college, faced a potential complaint for Keeper of a Disorderly House. The police alleged that a raucous party at Client's apartment had caused a major disturbance in a Brighton neighborhood -- and caused the police to break up the party in the early morning hours of one weekend night. Client's name was on the lease. Client's father, a criminal defense attorney from another state, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent his son. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti presents evidence that Client was not at the apartment on the night in question -- and specifically left the apartment that night because he did not want to be present at the party. As a result, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client remains arrest-free for six months, this application for complaint will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 19, 2012
Violent Felonies
Client, a 22 year-old university student and entrepreneur, was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, both felonies. The police alleged that Client threw multiple empty beer bottles from the rooftop of a 7-story building, almost hitting a police officer on the ground. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the more serious charge, Assault by Dangerous Weapon, and to reduce the Malicious Destruction of Property charge to the less serious Wanton Destruction of Property. The case is then continued without a finding for a period of six months, at which point the case will be dismissed. Result: Client Avoids Felony Conviction.

December 18, 2012
Petition to Seal
On November 3, 2012, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading the prosecutor and judge to dismiss this Assault and Battery on a Police Officer Case against Client, a student at a prestigious college. Client later rehired the firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case and to restore his clean criminal record. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti appears in court on Client's behalf and persuades the judge to seal the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

December 18, 2012
Petition to Seal
On April 1, 2012, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading the prosecutor and judge to dismiss this Domestic Assault and Battery against Client, a 51 year-old business owner. Client later rehired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case and to restore her clean criminal record. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti appears in court on Client's behalf and persuades the judge to seal the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

December 17, 2012
Domestic Violence Felony
Client, a 59 year-old business owner, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Witness Intimidation. Client's wife reported to the police that during a period of separation, Client arrived at her home and discovered that she may have been dating another man. Client then allegedly broke wine bottles, threw chairs, ripped jewelry off her neck and choked her. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. While the case was pending, Client and his wife were going through a bad divorce. Client did not want to take the case to trial and instead instructed Attorney Yannetti to seek the best possible disposition for him. Today, at Client's sentencing, Client's wife spoke in open and court and implored the judge to treat Client harshly -- and to order him to enter and complete a 52 week "batterer's program." Attorney Yannetti, however, persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding and allow Client to receive anger-management counseling instead -- over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction and Avoids the Batterer's Program.

December 14, 2012
Violent Felony
Client, a 22 year-old non-citizen, was arrested for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (a felony) and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that in a road rage incident, Client pointed a BB gun at another driver. Client allegedly confessed to the police and the BB gun was recovered in Client's car. Worse, Client faced potential deportation if convicted of either offense. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After investigating the case over the course of nine months, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the statements Client made to the police, as well as a motion to suppress the BB gun that the police found. Today, on the date of the hearing for both motions to suppress, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the Carrying a Dangerous Weapon charge, and to reduce the Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon charge down to simple assault. Client then receives a continuance without a finding on that reduced misdemeanor charge. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction, Avoids Felony Charges and Avoids Deportation.

December 13, 2012
Drug Trafficking
On August 25, 2011, after facing multiple, minimum-mandatory sentences of 10 years in state prison, Client instead pled guilty to two trafficking indictments and received a total of 7 years in state prison. Thereafter, Attorney Yannetti agreed to take Client's case in order to petition the court to dismiss one of those indictments (because it was learned that a corrupt chemist had worked on it). To that end, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion for new trial on that indictment. Today, after the judge allows Attorney Yannetti's motion for new trial, the prosecutor then files a "nolle prosequi" on that indictment, effectively erasing one 7-year sentence. The remaining indictment had nothing to do with the corrupt chemist, so it appeared as though Client would still be stuck with a 5-7 year sentence. Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge, however, to allow a motion to revise and revoke that sentence. Client's sentence is therefore reduced to the minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years to 5 years and 1 day in prison. With "good time," Client may potentially be released on parole as early as 2014. Result: Client Has One Trafficking Case Dismissed and Receives a Two-Year Reduction in Sentence on the Other Case.

December 12, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 29 year-old retail salesman, faced a potential complaint for Larceny from a Building, a felony. The police alleged that Client had stolen a stationary bicycle from a group home where he had been working as an aide. If the complaint were to issue against him, Client would face immigration problems, as he was in the final stages of his citizenship application. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As long as Client remains arrest-free for three months, this application for complaint will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 10, 2012
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a financial analyst, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client had intentionally shoved his girlfriend's head into a bed frame, causing a concussion and obvious trauma near her eye. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the case and met with witnesses, then scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the complaint. Result: Cases Dismissed.

December 5, 2012
Resolution of Old Warrants
Client, a mother of two now living in California, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help her clear up five old warrants for her arrest. Years ago, Client struggled with drug addiction and had a host of criminal problems as a result. She left Massachusetts, got clean and sober, but lived under the constant threat of arrest as a result of these old warrants, for such crimes as Possession of Heroin, Animal Cruelty, Leaving the Scene after Causing Personal Injury and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson traveled with client to three separate courts. In each court, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss each complaint. Client suffers no criminal consequences and may now travel back home without the fear of arrest. Result: Cases Dismissed.

November 19, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 42 year-old contractor, faced a potential complaint for Improper Storage of a Firearm. The police alleged that when Client was visiting his mother one day, he parked outside her residence and left his gun in a bag on the front seat of his truck. When he emerged several minutes later, he discovered that someone had stolen the bag and the gun. When the missing gun was reported to the police, Client's license to carry a firearm was revoked and a criminal charge loomed. The missing gun was never located. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As a result, Client maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 16, 2012
Felony Charge
Client, a 52 year-old woman, was charged with Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle, a 15-year felony which by statute cannot be continued without a finding. Her husband reported to the police that he had come home one afternoon and discovered that his wife had locked him out of the house. When he looked into the garage, he saw that his pristine, low-mileage 2002 red Corvette had been spray-painted, the headlights and tail lights were all broken, and the interior was covered by house paint. Written in spray paint on the exterior were the words, "adulterer" and "liar." When confronted by the police, Client admitted having destroyed her husband's expensive car after learning that he had been cheating on her. After the parties began divorce proceedings, Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to defend her against the criminal felony charge. From the start of the case, the prosecutor insisted that he would not agree to a dismissal of the charges. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 15, 2012
Felony Theft Offenses
Client, a 26 year-old woman struggling with substance abuse and addiction, was charged with three counts of Larceny over $250 and three counts of Receiving Stolen Property over $250, all felonies. The police alleged that Client pawned and sold her stepfather's expensive watches from his collection -- thereby defrauding a pawn shop and a jewelry store of thousands of dollars. Both storeowners identified Client as the culprit. Her stepfather identified the pawned and sold watches as his. One storeowner was prepared to testify that Client had claimed that she was pawning the watches because her stepfather had died. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Yannetti investigated the case and fought the district attorney's office for months while they were insisting on convictions on all charges. In the meantime, however, Client went into treatment, passed all drug tests and became employed. Today, Attorney Yannetti brings the case forward before the court and finally persuades the prosecutor and the judge to continue all charges without a finding of guilty. As long as Client makes full restitution to the defrauded storeowners -- and stays clean and sober -- this entire case will be dismissed in two years. Result: Client Avoids Felony Convictions and Avoids Serving Any Jail Sentence.

November 14, 2012
OUI / Drunk Driving Case
Client, a 31 year-old dentist, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI/DWI/DUI) and Operating to Endanger. The police alleged that Client was weaving in and out of traffic, nearly striking a state trooper's cruiser, traveling at 70 mph in a 40 mph zone, on very icy road conditions. When the trooper approached Client's vehicle, he reported that Client was slurring his words, had bloodshot and glassy eyes and fumbled for his registration before dropping it on the floor. The trooper further reported that there was Chinese food spilled all over the front seat. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigated the case and scheduled it for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss both criminal charges over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 8, 2012
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 29 year-old man, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Driver's License and Providing False Information and Refusing to Identify Himself to Police. The police alleged that during a routine traffic stop in 2003, Client provided a false name to the police in an attempt to defraud the officer into letting him go -- despite the fact that he was unlicensed to drive. Client then ignored his court appearances and a warrant issued for his arrest. Years later, Client landed in prison in New Hampshire for unrelated charges. With these old Massachusetts warrants still outstanding, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to resolve them. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appears in court on Client's behalf and persuades the judge to dismiss these criminal motor vehicle charges over the objection of the prosecutor. Client never appears in a Massachusetts court. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 1, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Furnishing Alcohol to a Person under 21 Years of Age. The police alleged that Client entered a package store and bought two thirty-packs of beer and two bottles of wine. He then allegedly handed an underage friend the alcohol -- with police nearby, watching -- and was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate and the investigating police officer that no charge should issue. As a result, this case will be dismissed and will never appear on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 25, 2012
Violent Felony Charges
Client, an accomplished scientist, was arrested for Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, both felonies. The police alleged that Client had assaulted a garage attendant with a bicycle lock and intentionally dented the side of a car occupied by a married couple. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg Johnson secured Client's release at arraignment without the necessity of Client posting any bail. Attorney Johnson then investigated the case and unearthed exculpatory evidence, demonstrating that Client had been biking when he was run off the road the road by the driver of the damaged car. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to agree to pre-trial probation on both charges. As a result, Client admits to no wrongdoing and retains the presumption of innocence. As long as Client pays a small amount of restitution for the damage to the married couple's car, this case will be dismissed in nine months. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 23, 2012
OUI Trial
Client, a master's candidate at a prestigious university in Boston, was arrested for Operating under the Influence of Liquor (OUI/DUI). The arresting police officer reported that Client reeked of alcohol, was unable to successfully complete any field-sobriety tests and was obviously drunk. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the case over a period of ten months, gathering necessary discovery material and cross-examination material. Today, at the trial of this case, Attorney Johnson vigorously cross-examined the arresting officer, exposing weaknesses in the prosecution's case and highlighting the strength's of Client's defense. After Attorney Johnson's closing argument to the court, Client was found "Not Guilty." Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

October 19, 2012
Petition to Seal
On November 9, 2010, Attorney David R. Yannetti succeeded in persuading a judge to dismiss this Domestic-Assault and Assault-and-Battery-by-means-of-a-Dangerous Weapon case against Client, a 41 year-old aspiring accountant. Client recently re-hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal both charges pursuant to our motion. By Massachusetts statute, Client may now answer during a background check that she has never been arrested, charged, or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 16, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 38 year-old financial analyst, was summoned to court to be arraigned on a charge of Operating with a Suspended Registration. The police alleged that they had sent Client a ticket, which he ignored. Client then failed to show up for his clerk's hearing, so he faced the prospect of having an entry on his criminal record. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm before his arraignment date. Attorney Yannetti immediately filed a motion to dismiss the complaint, which was granted by the judge on August 16, 2012. The case was then remanded back to a clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the magistrate to dismiss the complaint upon the payment of $100.00 in court costs. As a result, this case will not appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 11, 2012
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a laborer from out of state, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Malicious Destruction of Property -- a felony -- in Massachusetts. His longtime girlfriend had called the police to report that Client had pushed her and caused significant damage to her car. Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg Johnson investigated the case, amassed discovery material and scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 9, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, an IT professional whose case had previously been dismissed with the help of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, needed his record sealed for job-related purposes. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge to seal this Felony Assault charge. Client may now apply for jobs without having to worry that a potential employer will learn of this troubling case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 5, 2012
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 37 year-old highly respected medical doctor, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife had called 911 and reported to the police that Client had choked her and pushed her to the ground while she was pregnant. She produced photos showing bruising to her arms. Client immediately retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney David Yannetti appeared at Client's arraignment and immediately secured his release from custody. Attorney Yannetti then spent several months investigating and preparing this case for trial. Client's wife was very anxious to see Client convicted, so that she could gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings, and so she could obtain benefits in immigration court pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). If Client were to lose the trial, moreover, his career as a physician would be in grave danger. Attorney Yannetti retained an expert in immigration fraud to testify on Client's behalf. The trial lasted three days, during which Attorney Yannetti conducted a devastating cross-examination of Client's wife -- and exposed multiple lies on her part. Today, Attorney Yannetti achieved a "Not Guilty" verdict for Client. Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

September 27, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, a small-business owner, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal his criminal record. Client was in the process of applying for ownership of a national food franchise, so he was understandably concerned that this drug-related charge would impact his application. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge to seal this case -- protecting Client's reputation and ensuring clean background checks in the future. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 27, 2012
Felony Firearms Charges
Client, a 39 year-old union technician, was arrested for Carrying a Firearm -- under G.L. chapter 269, section 10(a) -- and Possession of Ammunition. The police alleged that a concerned citizen had called 911 to report that someone was waving around a gun in her neighborhood. When the police arrived, Client matched the physical description of the gunman and was wearing identical clothing. Client was highly intoxicated and a firearm was found in the area where he was standing. Client also had a bullet in his pocket that was the same caliber as the recovered firearm. Client has four children, including two twin baby boys. He was supporting his entire family, so he stood to lose everything if convicted of the Carrying a Firearm charge (which would have led to a minimum mandatory 18-month committed house-of-correction sentence). Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. For over two years, Attorney David Yannetti fought to keep Client out of jail by conducting discovery, arguing a motion to suppress evidence and preparing the case for trial. Eventually, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor that the lead charge should be reduced to Possession of a Firearm -- under G.L. chapter 269, section 10(h) -- which is a misdemeanor. Today, as a part of a crucial plea bargain, Client receives concurrent suspended sentences on the reduced firearm charge and the ammunition charge. As long as Client undergoes alcohol treatment and stays out of trouble for three years, his probation will be terminated without his having to serve even one day in jail. Result: Client Avoids Felony Charge, Avoids Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentence and Is Placed on Probation.

September 27, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 22 year-old college senior, faced a potential complaint for Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person over 14 Years Old. The police alleged that Client arrived at his ex-girlfriend's apartment while intoxicated -- and then groped her without her consent. Client's father hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to prevent this serious charge from issuing against him. At the initial clerk magistrate's hearing on September 4, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the police, the magistrate and Client's ex-girlfriend that this case should be referred to the court mediator. Today, at the scheduled mediation, Attorney Yannetti reaches a civil agreement with Client's ex-girlfriend. As long as Client addresses his issues with alcohol and performs community service, this case will be dismissed and will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 25, 2012
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 46 year-old foreign national, faced a potential complaint for Leaving the Scene After Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that after her vehicle had collided with another vehicle, Client fled the scene of the accident without identifying herself. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at Client's scheduled arraignment, Attorney David R. Yannetti persuades the district attorney's office and the judge that client should not be arraigned on this charge. Instead, the case is dismissed prior to arraignment, so it will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 21, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 42 year-old businessman, faced a litany of potential charges, including Indecent Exposure, three counts of Assault and Battery, Larceny, Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing. The police alleged that Client -- in town for business -- first became highly intoxicated at a restaurant/nightclub, then became highly combative. Client allegedly screamed and swore at other patrons and security personnel. When he was asked to leave, Client allegedly stole food, drew attention to himself and then unzipped his pants to expose his penis to everyone. When the police were called, the officers had difficulty placing him in handcuffs while Client screamed and struggled with them. Needless to say, Client was in a lot of trouble, so he hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to get him out of it. Attorney Yannetti confers with the arresting police officer and then today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client refrains from getting re-arrested within the next year, this case will be dismissed and never appear on Client's criminal record or in any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 21, 2012
Shoplifting Case
Client, a 33 year-old immigrant, was arrested for Shoplifting. The police alleged that Client had attempted to steal about $100.00 worth of knives from a retail store. Fearing the immigration consequences to a potential conviction, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. At the scheduled arraignment today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti confers with the assistant district attorney and persuades her to dismiss the charge against Client upon the payment of $200.00 in court costs. As a result, this case cannot be used against Client in any way in immigration court. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 18, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year-old college freshman, faced a potential complaint for Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of More Than an Ounce of Marijuana, Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance and Possession of a Class E Controlled Substance. The police alleged that Client had left his backpack in his car then loaned his car to a friend. When the friend was pulled over by the police, the officer allegedly was confronted with an overwhelming aroma of raw marijuana. When the police searched inside the backpack, they found client's learners permit, a bank check made out to Client, multiple loose pills in a plastic baggie and a large quantity of marijuana. Client's friend told the police that the backpack belonged to Client and that Client was a drug dealer. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent the charges from issuing against him. At the clerk's hearing today, the police officer asks the magistrate to make a finding of probable cause and to issue the complaint against Client. Attorney David Yannetti cross-examines the police officer, however, and then persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client remains drug-free and alcohol-free for six months, this case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 13, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 42 year-old consultant suffering from depression, received a "wellness" check from the police one night because his family and friends were concerned for him. The police alleged that when he was subsequently brought to the hospital, he physically fought with staff, assaulted security personnel and had to be restrained. As a result, he faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to work to preserve client's clean criminal record. At the magistrate's hearing today, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the police, hospital personnel and the assistant clerk magistrate not to allow a criminal prosecution to proceed. Instead, the case will remain at the clerk magistrate's level and will be dismissed in six months. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 11, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old college graduate, faced a potential complaint for Improper Storage of a Firearm. The police alleged that they found a gun in the drawer of Client's nightstand, after they were called to the home for a "wellness" check. Client had owned the gun legally in Kentucky, but never applied for an F.I.D. card in Massachusetts. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades both the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 5, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old laborer, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. His landlord alleged that Client had attacked him during an argument about the noise level coming from Client's apartment one night. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. This case, therefore, will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 4, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 25 year-old highly educated professional, faced a potential complaint for Leaving the Scene After Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client had struck another vehicle, argued with the other driver and drove off without stopping to exchange information. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti produces proof that Client's mother's insurance company paid the property damage claim of the other driver. As a result, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the magistrate that no complaint should issue. The application for complaint is dismissed today and this case will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 24, 2012
Probation Surrender Hearing
Represented by another law firm on April 26, 2012, Client, a 18 year-old high school senior, admitted to a charge of Indecent Assault and Battery and was placed on probation for one year. He was also ordered to wear an ankle bracelet and to be monitored by a GPS tracking device. Thereafter -- for the second time this summer -- Client received a probation surrender notice because he admitted having "walked away" from the GPS device one afternoon. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to handle the probation surrender hearing. Today, on the day of the hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the probation officer to withdraw the surrender notice. As a result, no hearing takes place and Client faces no repercussions from his alleged violation of probation. His CWOF is preserved and he avoids the sex offender registry. Result: Client Not Surrendered, Despite Allegations of a Probation Violation.

August 17, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, a 28 year-old financial professional, was represented by another attorney when this shoplifting case was dismissed in 2009. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case pursuant to our motion. By Massachusetts statute, Client may now answer during a background check that she has never been arrested, charged, or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

August 15, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year-old high school senior starting college in the fall, faced a potential complaint for Minor Transporting Liquor. The police alleged that Client was driving other underage students with beer and marijuana in the car. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client avoids further incidents during his first semester at college, this charge will never appear on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 7, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college sophomore, faced a potential complaint for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, a felony. The police alleged that Client stole a vehicle from a local hospital, drove it to another state and got into an accident. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. During his investigation of the case, Attorney David Yannetti obtained information relevant to Client's mental status at the time of the alleged crime. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as full restitution is made for the damage to the stolen vehicle, this charge will never appear on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 24, 2012
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, an 18 year-old recent high-school graduate, faced a complaint for Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client hit a telephone pole with his car and then ran from the scene. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent the complaint from entering onto Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Today, at Client's arraignment, Attorney David Yannetti persuades the judge that Client should not be arraigned on the charge. Although the prosecutor initially objected, the judge agrees to allow Client to take a safe-driver course and perform community service in order to avoid an arraignment. Client maintains his clean criminal record as a result. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 18, 2012
Underage Alcohol Possession
Client, an 18 year-old high-school senior, was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Misuse of a RMV Document (which is a felony). Client's parents, aware of the devastating impact a felony conviction could have for their son, retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the case and negotiated with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge that Client should be placed on pre-trial probation for three months. Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Client needs only to do fifteen hours of community service and this case will be dismissed in October. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 25, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, an 44 year-old non-citizen physician, was represented by another attorney when this ABDW/Threats case was dismissed in 2010. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case, because we have a particular expertise in these matters. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case pursuant to our motion. By Massachusetts statute, Client may now answer during a background check that she has never been arrested, charged, or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 21, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, faced a potential complaint for trespassing. He and a companion were allegedly caught on a local university campus in an area where they knew that should not have been. A struggle with the police allegedly ensued. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti meets with the police and eventually persuades them that no complaint should go forward. Today, on the scheduled date of the clerk magistrate's hearing, the police instead withdraw the application for complaint. Result: Application for Complaint Withdrawn.

June 20, 2012
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 27 year-old contractor, was arrested for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance (Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute. The police alleged that they found 10 grams of cocaine (four grams short of the "trafficking" weight) in Client's backpack during a motor vehicle stop. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti immediately and thoroughly investigated the case and unearthed evidence that disputed the police's version of events. He then filed a motion to suppress all of the drugs that were seized, alleging that the police had violated Client's constitutional rights. Today, on the scheduled hearing date for the motion to suppress, the prosecutor relents. Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to reduce the charge to simple possession of cocaine --despite the large weight of drugs seized. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding of guilty -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Client only needs to continue with his current drug treatment program and pass all future drug tests and his probation will be terminated in one year. Result: Distribution Charge Reduced to Simple Possession, Client Avoids a Conviction.

June 19, 2012
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 63 year-old business manager, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his wife one night, Client blocked her from leaving and grabbed her wrist in an aggressive manner. The police allegedly saw the red mark on Client's wife's wrist. Shortly after his arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, on the first pre-trial hearing date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge that this case should be dismissed. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and will be eligible to have this case sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 19, 2012
OUI Subsequent Offense
Client, a 53 year-old contractor with two prior convictions for operating under the influence of liquor (OUI/DUI), was arrested again and charged with OUI-2nd. The police alleged that Client smashed into another vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel. Client allegedly admitted to having had three drinks. He allegedly could not recite the alphabet after the letter, "L," while slurring his words. Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and negotiated with the prosecution over a series of months. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to treat this "OUI-2nd" case as a first offense. Instead of serving 60 days in jail or spending two weeks in an in-patient, locked-down hospital, Client merely needs to complete the first offender program. Rather than suspend his license for two years pursuant to the OUI-2nd statute, the judge only suspends Client's license for 90 days. Client is also placed on probation for one year instead of two. Result: Client Receives First-Offender Treatment, Despite Having Two Prior Convictions.

June 15, 2012
Probation Surrender Hearing
Represented by another law firm on April 26, 2012, Client, a 18 year-old high school senior, admitted to a charge of Indecent Assault and Battery and was placed on probation for one year. As a condition of his probation, Client was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet and to be monitored by a GPS tracking device. A little over one week after having been placed on probation, Client allegedly lost the GPS monitoring device at a shopping mall. He was arrested on a Friday night and spent the weekend in jail. Client's family then hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At the probation surrender hearing on June 8, 2012, the father of the victim of the case strenuously argued for the judge to incarcerate Client as a result of his cavalier approach to GPS monitoring. Even if the judge did not incarcerate Client, a revocation of his CWOF would result in Client having to register as a sex offender. Attorney David Yannetti argued that despite Client's violation of probation, his CWOF should be preserved and he should get another chance. Today, the judge ruled that Client's CWOF would indeed be maintained. Client is prohibited from frequenting the mall where he lost the device, but other than that, he simply has to continue with his probation. Result: Client Avoids Incarceration and Avoids a Conviction, Despite Having Violated His Probation.

June 15, 2012
Violent Crimes
Client, a 31 year-old medical student, was arrested one night for Assault, Assault and Battery, Resisting Arrest, Disturbing the Peace and a False Fire Alarm. The police alleged that Client, while drunk, was accosting waitresses in a restaurant/bar. When security personnel attempted to escort him from the establishment, Client allegedly punched a staff member in the face and pulled the fire alarm. Client also allegedly struggled with the police and tried to punch an officer as well. Client, in danger of losing his residency, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for three months. As long as Client pays $1,400.00 in restitution to the City of Boston for the fire-alarm response, this case will be dismissed with no repercussions to Client's record or future. Client retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 14, 2012
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 35 year-old sports professional, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client, while under the influence of alcohol, grabbed his girlfriend by the wrist and squeezed it in an aggressive manner during an argument over finances one night. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Yesterday, Attorney David Yannetti persuaded the assistant district attorney that this case should be dismissed -- and today, the judge agrees to dismiss the case. Client, an immigrant in the U.S. on a visa, will not face any adverse immigration consequences as a result. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 13, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 30 year-old business manager, faced a potential felony complaint for Larceny over $250. The police alleged that when Client's next door neighbor was hospitalized and had given Client the key to his apartment, Client stole a small gold bar from him. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti effectively cross-examines the alleged victim and establishes that there is no probable cause for the crime. As a result, the clerk magistrate dismisses the case today, over the objection of the alleged victim. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 11, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old university student nearing graduation, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client got into an argument with a former friend at a bar, during which Client slapped her twice and punched her once -- causing her to suffer a bloody nose. If the complaint were to issue, Client would have an entry on her criminal record while pursuing her career. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police, the alleged victim and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client only needs to refrain from having any contact with the alleged victim for one year and the complaint will be permanently dismissed. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 5, 2012
Petition to Seal
On July 21, 2011, Attorney David Yannetti succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of this Domestic Assault and Battery case for this Client, a 35 year-old business executive. Client recently rehired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to permanently seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to order the sealing. Under MA statutory law, Client may now answer on any job application that he has never been arrested for any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 5, 2012
Misdemeanor Charge
Client, a 24 year-old software engineer with no prior criminal record, was arrested for Trespassing. The police alleged that Client and some friends were posting notices in the Boston Commons after hours -- and that Client mouthed off to the police when they told the group that they had to leave. Concerned about having any entry on his C.O.R.I. (MA criminal record), Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. On his arraignment date of May 7, 2012, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to postpone the arraignment -- over the objection of the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss this case prior to arraignment, so that it will never appear on Client's C.O.R.I. Instead, Client agrees to write a letter of apology to the officer he insulted, and to perform 30 hours of community service. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

May 30, 2012
Petition to Seal
On July 21, 2010, Attorney David Yannetti succeeded in obtaining pre-trial probation for this Client, a 39 year-old university professor who had been charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. Four months later, the case against Client was dismissed, so Client forever maintains the presumption of innocence. After the dismissal, Client rehired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the judge to seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to do so. Under MA law, Client may now answer on any job application that he has never been arrested for any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

May 29, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 25 year-old graduate student at a prestigious university, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. The police alleged that Client had secreted several items of clothing and jewelry in her bag, then attempted to leave the department store without paying for the items. When caught, Client allegedly confessed to loss-prevention officers. As an immigrant here on a student visa, Client was terrified that this one mistake could ruin her entire, promising career. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Instead, Client agrees to pay $200.00 in court costs and the application for complaint is denied today. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 25, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old financial administrator, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. The police alleged that when a doorman tried to eject Client from a bar, Client -- who was highly intoxicated and combative -- punched the doorman in the face. Client hired Attorney David Yannetti to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate and the police officer that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client maintains a clean criminal record and this case will not appear in any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 24, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 39 year-old businessman, faced a potential complaint for Threatening to Commit a Crime and Trespassing. The police alleged that when Client dropped off his children at his ex-wife's home one day, he entered her driveway in violation of a no-trespass order which had issued. The police further alleged that when Client's ex-wife called 911, the police dispatcher could hear him yelling at his ex-wife and threatening to kill her. Client hired Attorney David Yannetti to represent him. At the first clerk magistrate's hearing two months ago, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the assistant clerk to order the police to turn over the 911 recording before any decision was made. Today, at the final clerk's hearing, the police argued that the charges should issue against Client. Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate, however, that no complaint should issue -- over the objection of the police. As a result, this charge will never appear on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 22, 2012
Theft Charge
Client, a 25 year-old business analyst, was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Attempting to Evade Taxi Fare. The police alleged that Client became angry with his cab driver because he disagreed with the route the driver was taking to Client's home. When the police arrived to intervene, Client was visibly intoxicated and ridiculed the state trooper, calling him an idiot and telling him to "F" off. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after being arrested. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client admits to no wrongdoing under oath. Instead, as long as he writes a letter of apology to the trooper, this case will be dismissed in one year. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 21, 2012
Violent Crimes
Client, a 16 year-old drug-addicted girl, was charged with Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with her stepfather over the use of her cell phone, Client began punching and striking him. Client's stepfather allegedly suffered a laceration on his hand as a result. Client's mother hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Firm to represent her. Attorney David R. Yannetti first investigated then delayed the case for 18 months, in order to give Client a chance to straighten out her life. After attending a "wilderness" program, Client entered a therapeutic school in another state, where she thrived. Today, Client stood before the court clean and sober, with a transcript reflecting the straight-A's she had achieved over the past year. Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss both charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 14, 2012
Felony Charges
Client, a 60 year-old disabled woman, was charged with Larceny and Intimidation of a Witness. The police alleged that Client posted flyers in the inner city, lured a teenager to her home and then terrorized him by forcing him to take his shirt off, rub her feet and work in her yard for no pay. The police also alleged that Client stole money from the young man and threatened to claim that he robbed her, if he ever reported her to the police. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Firm to represent her. Attorney David R. Yannetti thoroughly investigated the case and prepared it for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss both charges against Client. Client retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 8, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Larceny over $250, a felony. The police alleged that Client and a friend stole an orange traffic cone from the road. The police found the traffic cone inside Client's car during a routine motor vehicle stop. Client's parents hire the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Tanis Yannetti took charge of the case. After discussions and negotiations with the police prosecutor and the clerk magistrate, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk to dismiss the application for complaint. Client paid no court costs or fines, is not ordered to perform and community service, and successfully avoids a criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 4, 2012
Violent Charges
Client, a 28 year-old software engineer, was arrested for two counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and one count of Resisting Arrest. The police alleged that Client became intoxicated and unruly at a Bruins game one night. When the police attempted to escort him from the building, he struggled and fought them for several minutes. One of the arresting officers suffered a serious back injury as a result, which required him to miss approximately one year of work. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. After several months of negotiation with the prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti personally met with the injured officer. Today, after scheduling the case for trial, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to continue this case without a finding of guilty. Client must complete 50 hours of community service in a rehab facility and must write a letter of apology to the officers. This case will then be dismissed in 18 months and will be eligible for sealing. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 2, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old IT consultant, faced a potential complaint for Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. She had been arguing with a co-worker for several months. That co-worker reported to the police that when the two of them were alone in the office one day, Client approached her and sprayed chemicals into her eyes. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to preserve her clean criminal record. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti cross-examines the co-worker and exposes inconsistencies in her story. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue -- over the objection of the police and Client's co-worker. As a result, this charge will never appear on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 26, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year-old freshman at a prestigious university, faced a potential complaint for Breaking and Entering and Indecent Exposure. The police alleged that on one drunken night, Client entered a stranger's dorm room, removed his pants, and climbed into a startled young girl's bed. Client then passed out -- awakened only when several police officers roused him after the frightened young girl called 911. Further complicating matters, Client had already been summoned to the same court for a clerk's hearing approximately six months ago -- when Attorney David R. Yannetti persuaded the police and the clerk magistrate not to issue a felony complaint against Client. On the new case, Client once again hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Greg L Johnson persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate to give Client one more chance. As long as Client avoids a third incident over the next year, no complaint will issue and these charges will never appear on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 23, 2012
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 20 year-old college student, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance and a School-Zone Violation. The police allegedly watched Client enter a house suspected of drug-dealing, then leave quickly having filled his backpack. When officers subsequently stopped him, they allegedly found Client to be in possession of both four bags marijuana, totaling approximately four ounces. If convicted of "possession with intent to distribute within a school zone," Client would face a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 years committed in the house of correction. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After filing discovery motions and researching the case, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress all evidence that had been seized from Client. A hearing was held on February 6, 2012, at which Attorney Yannetti cross-examined the arresting officer and argued for suppression. Today, it is announced in court that the judge allowed Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress. As a result, all charges -- including the school-zone violation -- are dismissed today. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

April 18, 2012
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 20 year-old college student, was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Larceny over $250 (a felony) and Disorderly Person. The police alleged that Client and a friend, while intoxicated one night, tried to steal a rug from the police station. When apprehended, Client allegedly struggled with police officers. Client's family hired Attorney Tanis Yannetti to represent him. At his scheduled arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to postpone the arraignment for a day in order to give Attorney Yannetti a chance to negotiate with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the more serious charges -- ABPO and Grand Larceny -- prior to arraignment. Those charges will never appear on Client's criminal record. The misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct charge is also dismissed, upon the performance of 25 hours of community service. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 5, 2012
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 22 year-old university senior, was arrested for two counts of Assault & Battery upon a Police Officer. The police alleged that they were called to the university cafeteria because Client was passed out drunk in a booth. When the police roused him, Client allegedly punched both officers with his fists. He was placed under arrest and transported to the station for booking. He continued to be verbally abusive and physically combative with the officers. After his arraignment the next morning, Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigates the case and begins negotiations with the prosecutor, who initially was insisting that Client "admit to sufficient facts" on the case. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge that Client should instead be placed on pre-trial probation. Client agrees to refrain from drinking, perform 40 hours of community service and write letters of apology to the officers. As long as he keeps up his end of the bargain and does not get arrested again for anything else, this case will be dismissed in 18 months. Client admits to no wrongdoing and maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 4, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old clothing designer and business owner, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault & Battery. His ex-girlfriend reported to the police that Client had pushed her, grabbed her arms and manhandled her at a nightclub one night. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti schedules the case for a clerk magistrate's hearing. At the hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, this charge will never appear on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 2, 2012
Petition to Seal
On February 1, 2011, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading a judge to dismiss Aggravated Assault and Battery charges against Client, an ex-NFL football player. After a recent personal tragedy prompting Client to consider a change in career, Client re-hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal all records of this case -- over the objection of the prosecution. By statute, Client may now truthfully answer on any job application that he has never been arrested for, or charged with, any crime. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

March 16, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, 46 year-old scientist, faced a potential complaint for shoplifting. The police alleged that Client tried to leave a department store without paying for several items of clothing and jewelry. When store security approached her, Client allegedly tried to throw the bag of items under her car, where they were later retrieved by police. Client then allegedly confessed. Client immediately hired Attorney Yannetti. Today at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that Client should not be charged with any crime. As long as Client avoids any further arrests, the charge will be dismissed in three months and will never appear on Client's criminal record, or on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 9, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, 39 year-old manager at a large corporation, originally hired Attorney Yannetti in 2009 to represent him on a charge of "Open and Gross, Lewd and Lascivious Behavior." The police alleged that Client entered a store with his penis fully exposed and shocked the female cashier before walking out. The whole incident was caught on video camera. On December 31, 2009, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client successfully completed that pre-trial probation and the case was dismissed in June of 2011. Client thereafter re-hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal the case. Today, the prosecutor strenuously objected to the sealing of this case, arguing that the charge should remain visible on Client's record. Attorney Yannetti, however, persuades the judge to seal all records of this case over the objection of the prosecutor. As a result, this case will not appear in any background check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

March 7, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, 53 year-old unemployed retail salesperson, faced a potential complaint for shoplifting. The police alleged that Client secreted two bracelets in her pocket and then tried to leave a department store without paying for them. When confronted by store loss-prevention officers, Client admitted taking the bracelets. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her. Today at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client avoids any further arrests, the charge will be dismissed in six months and will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 6, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Clients, 14 and 15 year-old students at a prestigious high school, faced potential charges of "Annoying and Accosting a Person of the Opposite Sex." The police alleged that both Clients participated in posting obscene and sexually disgusting Facebook messages on the "wall" of a female classmate. The girl's mother reported the incident to the police, who summoned both Clients to juvenile court. The families of both boys hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent them. After speaking with the investigating detective and the headmaster of the boys' school, Attorney Yannetti was successful today in persuading the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Clients remain trouble-free and continue with their schooling, these charges will be dismissed in six months without ever appearing on Clients' records. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 29, 2012
Domestic Violence Case
Client, 34 year-old accountant, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client got into an argument with his girlfriend over money. The police further alleged that during that argument, Client pushed her, struck her in the face and then kicked her after she had fallen down. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and advised Client to apply for a cross-complaint against his ex-girlfriend. At the clerk's hearing on that cross-complaint, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the clerk magistrate to issue the cross-complaint against the ex-girlfriend, over the strenuous objections of her attorney. Today, when the ex-girlfriend was scheduled to be arraigned on assault-and-battery charges of her own, cooler heads finally prevail. Both Client and his ex-girlfriend agree to assert their Fifth-Amendment privilege not to testify and Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the case against Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 28, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, 35 year-old unemployed engineer, was charged with Larceny over $250.00, a felony. The police alleged that Client took her young daughter to an upscale department store stole several dresses, tops and shoes. Her alleged theft was caught on surveillance video cameras within the store. As a non-citizen immigrant, Client was very concerned about possible immigration issues that may come with any conviction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police sergeant and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Instead, Client is allowed to pay $150.00 in court costs and the application for complaint will be dismissed in six months. This case will never appear on Client's record, or on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 27, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, 40 year-old student about to graduate from nursing school, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal an old shoplifting case on her record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal all records of this case. Client may now apply for nursing positions without any fear of embarrassment that this seven-year old criminal case will be accessible to potential employers. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

February 16, 2012
Felony Theft Charge
Client, 20 year-old university student, was charged with Larceny over $250.00, a felony. The police alleged that Client and a friend entered an electronics store, stole a laptop computer and fled in a motor vehicle. Store employees took down the license plate number of the "get-away" car, which was registered to Client's father. Client subsequently confessed at the police station. The theft was also captured on store video tape. Client's parents hired Attorney David Yannetti to represent him. Attorney Yannetti appeared with Client at his arraignment and persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to release Client on his personal recognizance. Today, at the pre-trial hearing date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client admits to nothing and retains the presumption of innocence. As long as he refrains from any further arrests or charges, the case will be dismissed in six months. This case will also qualify for sealing as a result. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 15, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old university student on an academic scholarship, faced a potential complaint for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors and Possession of False Motor Vehicle Document -- a felony. The police alleged that Client hosted an underage party and provided alcohol to minors at that party. The police also allegedly found in Client's possession a fake ID. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At today's clerk's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client maintains his clean criminal record and his scholarship. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 15, 2012
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 51 year-old laborer, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance and two School-Zone Violations. The police allegedly witnessed Client transact with a drug dealer on a public street. When they subsequently stopped him, they allegedly found Client to be in possession of both cocaine and marijuana. If convicted of having distributed narcotics within a school zone, Client would face a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 years committed in the house of correction. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After properly investigating the case, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress all evidence that had been seized from Client. Today, it is announced in court that the judge allowed Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress. As a result, all charges -- including the school-zone violation -- are dismissed today. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

February 13, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old attorney, was involved in an embarrassing, personal family dispute. Her aunt reported to the police that Client had broken into her home and stolen family photographs. The police then applied for a criminal complaint against Client for Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. At the clerk's hearing today, Client's aunt appeared to testify and advocated for a criminal complaint to issue. Attorney Tanis Yannetti was successful, however, in persuading the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. The application for complaint is dismissed over the objection of the complainant. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 13, 2012
Serious Felonies
Client, a 24 year-old foreign national here on a student visa and studying at a local university, was arrested for Kidnapping and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that one of Client's friends enlisted his help to beat up his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Client then allegedly joined three other students in a purported attack upon the new boyfriend. Next, Client allegedly participated in seizing the ex-girlfriend, bringing her to a friend's apartment, and threatening to harm her. If convicted, Client faced certain deportation and a forfeiture of his college education. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of a year, Attorney Yannetti first persuades the prosecutor not to indict the case and instead to dismiss the kidnapping charge. Attorney Yannetti eventually schedules the case for trial, while impressing upon the prosecutor the strength of his defense to the ABDW charge. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client admits to no wrongdoing, retains the presumption of innocence, suffers no immigration consequences and may continue with his schooling. Case will be dismissed in 18 months. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 9, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 37 year-old business manager, faced a potential complaint for Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that at about 1:20 a.m. one morning, Client crashed his car into an electronic sign on the Massachusetts Turnpike and fled the scene. The State Police were able to locate Client because his license plate allegedly fell off his car after the crash. When contacted by telephone, Client allegedly admitted to the state trooper that he indeed was in the accident and fled the scene because he was scared. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should not be formally charged. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 9, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 24 year-old consultant for a high-profile company, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. The police alleged that Client got into a fight with an acquaintance at a house party. Client allegedly broke a plate and punched another man in the face. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should not be formally charged. Instead, the application for complaint is withdrawn and will never appear on Client's record -- or in any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Withdrawn.

January 23, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 45 year-old attorney, faced a potential complaint for Operating a Motor Vehicle so as to Endanger the Lives and Safety of the Public. The police alleged that when an ambulance was speeding through a traffic jam, Client drove her car in a fast and unsafe manner, following directly and closely behind the ambulance in order to cut through traffic herself. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to preserve her otherwise clean criminal record. Today at the clerk 's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should not face a criminal complaint and instead should be allowed to pay the fine for "following too closely," a civil infraction. As a result, no criminal complaint issues. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 19, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a medical professional, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. The police alleged that Client was caught trying to steal some clothing from a department store. If a complaint were to issue against Client, his job would likely be in jeopardy -- as he is already on probation in another court for a Larceny conviction and would face a probation surrender there. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing on the shoplifting charge. At the hearing today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should not be formally charged. Client needs only to refrain from any other arrests and the application for a shoplifting complaint will be dismissed in six months without ever appearing on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 18, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 39 year-old professional, received a summons to appear in court for a hearing on whether she should be charged with two counts of Larceny over $250, a felony and/or one count of Larceny under $250, a misdemeanor. The police alleged that while shopping one day, Client had stolen several items of clothing from an upscale clothing store. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to preserve her otherwise clean criminal record. Today at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should not be charged with any crime. Client needs only to make restitution for the items she allegedly took and the application for complaint will be dismissed in three months without ever appearing on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 11, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, a 42 year-old professional consultant, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in the aftermath of his arrest for this Domestic Assault and Battery case. On September 4, 2009, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining pre-trial probation for Client. The case was therefore dismissed against him on September 1, 2010. Several months after the dismissal, Client rehired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case over the objection of the prosecutor. By statute, Client can now legitimately claim on any job application that he has never been charged with any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 10, 2012
Resolution of Old Warrants
Client, a 30 year-old man, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on his arraignment in the Waltham District Court on the criminal charge of Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and the civil infraction of Speeding. Attorney Tanis Yannetti appeared with Client today and persuaded the judge to dismiss both charges upon the payment of $100.00 in court costs. While in Waltham, however, the judge informed Attorney Yannetti that there was a warrant for Client's arrest that had been issued by the Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court. Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and prosecutor not to place Client under arrest for the warrant. Instead, Attorney Yannetti accompanies Client to Brighton to remove the warrant. Client was charged in that court with Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. Client allegedly crashed into a municipal traffic light and fled the scene. After negotiating with the prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti persuades the court to place Client on pre-trial probation for sixty days. As long as Client avoids any new arrests, the case will be dismissed without Client admitting any wrongdoing -- and with Client retaining the presumption of innocence. Result: Warrant Recalled, Cases Dismissed in Two Different Courts.

January 6, 2012
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 19 year-old college freshman, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after she allegedly punched and kicked her boyfriend when she discovered that he had cheated on her. When speaking to the police, Client admitted to having punched her boyfriend in the face and having kicked him in the groin. Client's parents, who lived across the country thousands of miles away, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to completely dismiss the case against her upon the performance of thirty hours of community service. Client admits to no wrongdoing, is still presumed to be innocent and ultimately will be eligible to have this case sealed on her record. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 2, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 34 year-old law school graduate, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client had attacked her ex-fiance, punching, scratching and clawing him as he allegedly tried to defend himself. The investigating police officer noted in his police report that there were obvious cuts and scratches on her fiance's face. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client never appears before a judge and this case will not appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

December 22, 2011
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old Connecticut resident, contacted the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm after learning that there were two seven-year-old warrants outstanding for his arrest in Massachusetts. Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg L. Johnson, investigated and discovered that the warrants were for probation violations for two Felony Larceny cases. Client allegedly failed to report to probation, as ordered, for several years. Client also owed more than $4,000.00 in restitution and court fees. Attorney Johnson then contacted and negotiated with the Milford District Court Probation Department. Today, at Client's default-removal and surrender hearing date, Attorney Johnson persuades Client's probation officer and the presiding judge to terminate Client's probation and discharge Client from any further obligations. Client faced no consequences for having been on the run and living out of state for seven years -- he only had to pay back the money he owed. Result: Warrant Recalled, Probation Terminated.

December 21, 2011
Petition to Seal
Clients, two 18 year-old college freshmen, were arrested in 2010 for Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony. Clients' families both hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm immediately. On September 2, 2010, Attorney Yannetti successfully persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the felony charge prior to arraignment. Instead, each Client was arraigned only on a simple Trespassing charge -- a misdemeanor. Both cases were then dismissed after Clients agreed to perform some community service. In 2011, Clients' parents then re-hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Firm to petition the court to permanently seal all records so that these charges will no longer appear on the CORI of either Client. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the cases for both Clients. As a result, by statute, both Clients can now truthfully state for all purposes that they have never been arrested or charged with any crime. Result: Two Cases Permanently Sealed.

December 19, 2011
Violation of a Restraining Order
On October 7, 2011, Attorney Yannetti successfully resolved several matters for Client, a 27 year-old man, in the Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court. This complaint, for Violation of a Restraining Order -- with the same alleged victim -- was his only remaining case. His ex-girlfriend alleged that Client showed up at her doorsteps within hours of learning that she had obtained a restraining order against him. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case, over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 13, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 23 year-old laborer, was charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance (Suboxone), Possession with Intent to Distribute within a School Zone, Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act and two counts of Improper Storage of a Firearm. After obtaining a search warrant for Client's home, the police allegedly found several marijuana plants, a marijuana grow tank, over 170 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, crib sheets and semi-automatic rifles which were not properly locked away. If convicted on the School Zone charge alone, Client faced a minimum mandatory sentence of two years in the house of correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate the case and to represent him. Over the course of a year and a half, Attorney Yannetti first persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the school-zone and conspiracy charges -- greatly reducing the stakes for Client. Attorney Yannetti then scheduled the remaining charges for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge and the prosecutor to dismiss the Cultivation of Marijuana charge -- the most serious charge remaining -- and also the Possession of a Class B drug charge. Client admits to only three charges before the court and receives a total of one year of probation. Result: School Zone, Conspiracy, Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Suboxone Charges All Dismissed, Client Admits to Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Two Improper Firearm Storage Charges and Avoids Serving Any Time in Jail or Prison.

December 8, 2011
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 44 year-old business owner, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's wife had placed a call to 911 one night. While hysterical and crying, she told the dispatcher that a verbal argument with her husband had turned physical that night. She said she was afraid of her husband and he was refusing to leave the home. When the police arrived, Client's wife further told them that Client had gone to her room, kicked the door open and pushed her to the ground. The police observed damage to the door and door frame. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Over the course of eight months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter and prepared it for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti goes forward with a hearing on his motion in limine, seeking to prevent the admission into evidence of the 911 recording. The judge allows Attorney Yannetti's motion, the 911 tape is excluded and the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 2, 2011
Assault and Battery Charge
Client, an aspiring pharmacist scheduled to earn his master's degree in 2013, was arrested for Assault and Battery as a result of an altercation outside a popular Faneuil Hall bar. The police allegedly witnessed Client -- visibly intoxicated -- argue with and then punch a bouncer. When the police intervened, Client allegedly struggled with several officers and was arrested. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client at his arraignment and persuaded the prosecutor not to request any bail. Attorney Johnson then investigated this matter over the course of six months and negotiated with the prosecutor. Despite the fact that the assistant district attorney had a very strong case against Client, Attorney Johnson today persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. Client makes no admission of guilt, retains the presumption of innocence and the case will be dismissed in eighteen months as long as Client performs forty hours of community service and writes a letter of apology to the named victim. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 30, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 22 year-old university student, was summonsed to court for a clerk's hearing for a potential complaint of Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client had struck another vehicle then fled the area without exchanging information with the other driver. As a result of the collision, Client's license plate was actually imbedded in the other driver's vehicle. Client also admitted to the police that she had caused the collision. Client was an immigrant very concerned about keeping her record clean, so she hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that no criminal complaint should issue against Client. Client avoids an arraignment before a judge and the application for complaint will be dismissed in three months without ever appearing on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 29, 2011
Felony Theft Charges
Attorney Tanis Yannetti represented two Clients at their arraignments today, one a 21 year-old foreign male student at a local university, the other a 21 year-old female university student. The police alleged that both Clients had worked together to steal over $1,200.00 worth of clothing from an upscale clothing store. Both Clients were allegedly caught when they were leaving the store with the stolen clothing. As a result, both Clients faced complaints for Larceny over $250.00, a felony. If the male student were convicted, he would face immigration problems. If the female student were convicted, she would face a very difficult job market with a theft crime on her record. Today, however, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss both cases prior to arraignment -- over the objection of the prosecutor. As a result, neither of these charges will show up on either Client's records and their background checks will remain clean. Each Client only needs to complete 50 hours of community service in order to obtain the dismissal. Result: Both Cases Dismissed Before Arraignment.

November 29, 2011
Felony Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a 24 year-old immigrant, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. The police alleged that Client had attacked her husband at home by grabbing his arm, twisting his wrist, then threatening to kill him while waving two kitchen knives at him. The police observed bruising to Client's husband arm. If convicted, Client faced certain deportation. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Yannetti filed discovery motions, which were allowed by the judge, then scheduled the case for "compliance and election." Today, Attorney Greg Johnson represented Client in court and convinced the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client receives counseling for anger management, this case will be dismissed in one year. Client retains the presumption of innocence, admits nothing and therefore will avoid deportation. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 29, 2011
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 33 year-old research scientist, was an immigrant in the U.S. on a work visa when he was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during an argument with his wife at a bar, Client suddenly grabbed her by the throat and slapped her across the face. There were eyewitnesses to the alleged assault. Worse, Client's wife told the police that he had abused her numerous times during their two-year marriage. Realizing that a conviction would lead to his deportation, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti began the negotiations with the prosecutor, then Attorney Greg Johnson appeared with Client on his "compliance and election" date today. Given the strength of the prosecutor's case against Client, Attorney Johnson had his work cut out for him. Nonetheless, he today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client enters and completes a batterer's program, this case will be dismissed in one year. Client retains the presumption of innocence, admits nothing and maintains his eligibility to stay in the U.S. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 22, 2011
OUI Case
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, made a serious mistake one night which resulted in multiple criminal charges against him. While drinking with some friends, Client allegedly led the police on a high-speed chase through two towns after they had attempted to pull him over for speeding and weaving on the road. The first officer who spotted Client actually lost sight of him during the chase. The police in the neighboring town found him after he crashed his car into a utility pole. Client was transported to the hospital, where his blood alcohol level was found to be .12 -- more than 50% over the legal limit. Client was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUI), Operating to Endanger and Failing to Stop for a Police Officer in one town. The second town charged him with additional counts of Operating to Endanger and Failing to Stop for a Police Officer, as well as several civil infractions, including Speeding. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to minimize the damage to his criminal record. After several months of discovery and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss three out of the five criminal charges, and to impose a finding of "Not Responsible" on every civil infraction. Client only admits to the OUI (for which he receives the minimum disposition) and one count of Operating to Endanger. Both charges are continued without a finding, so that Client maintains a criminal record with no convictions. Result: Three Criminal Charges Dismissed, Four Civil Infractions Result in "Not Responsible" Findings, and Client Avoids a Conviction on Remaining Two Charges.

November 21, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 46 year-old administrative assistant, was summonsed to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing to determine whether she would be charged with Larceny over $250, a felony. The police alleged that Client had attempted to leave a department store with several items of clothing without having paid for them. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help her to avoid having a criminal record. Today at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate that no criminal complaint should issue against Client. Client avoids an arraignment before a judge and the application for complaint will be dismissed in three months without any impact on Client's record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 17, 2011
Felony Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 28 year-old immigrant in the U.S. on a student visa, was charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Battery, a felony. The police alleged that Client was in the process of breaking-up with his girlfriend when he dragged her to the roof of a building and threatened to force her to jump off with him. When they responded to a 911 call, the police observed scratches to the alleged victim's neck and chest area. Client initially hired another attorney to represent him because that attorney had promised that the case would be dismissed on a pre-trial date. It was not, so Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, when the case was scheduled for trial, Attorney Yannetti moved to dismiss the complaint. The judge granted that motion to dismiss. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 14, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an accomplished biochemist, was suspected of Shoplifting at a major retail store. Loss-prevention personnel claimed to have watched Client via a surveillance camera while she allegedly concealed several pieces of jewelry in her shopping bag and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg L. Johnson, investigated the case. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to deny the police officer's application for complaint. No criminal complaint issues and Client maintains her otherwise pristine criminal record. This case will not appear in any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 14, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an immigrant and recent college graduate, was cited by the police for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The police alleged that while driving on his learner's permit, Client did not have a licensed driver in the car with him. Client then ran a stop sign and smashed into another vehicle crossing the intersection. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to preserve his clean criminal record. Today at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti suggests that Client would be willing to pay a fine for failing to yield -- a civil infraction -- in exchange for a dismissal of the application for a criminal complaint. Both the police prosecutor and the assistant clerk magistrate agree. No criminal complaint issues against Client, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never affect his immigration status in the U.S. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 4, 2011
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 26 year-old college student, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance and a School-Zone Violation. If convicted of having distributed narcotics within a school zone, Client would face a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 years committed in the house of correction. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. While Attorney Yannetti was investigating this case, Client made things worse for himself by getting re-arrested by the Malden Police for another, new school-zone charge. In the aftermath of the new arrest, Attorney Yannetti prevented Client's bail from being revoked on the original Cambridge District Court case. Client then remained free on bail on both cases for well over a year. On the older (Cambridge) case, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress all evidence that had been seized from Client, citing the April 2011 case of Commonwealth v. Cruz. Today, when the motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing, the prosecutor announces that after reviewing Attorney Yannetti's motion, the D.A.'s Office will agree to it. As a result, all charges -- including the school-zone violation -- are dismissed today. Client only needs to face the Malden charges now. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

November 4, 2011
Felony Charges
Client, an 18 year-old college student, was charged with Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle with Intent to Commit a Felony and two counts of Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle. The police alleged that Client and a friend broke into two cars and stole money from each of them. Both youths were apprehended and identified shortly after the break-ins. Client's family retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. For over a year, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecution to try to avoid having a conviction enter on Client's record. After having been rebuffed by more than one assigned prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress to fight the case. Today, at the scheduled hearing date for the motion to suppress, the prosecution finally relents and agrees to place Client on pre-trial probation for one year. Client admits to no wrongdoing. As long as Client performs fifty hours of community service, these felonies will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 31, 2011
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 36 year-old manager of a company, was charged with Assault and Battery on a Public Employee, Resisting Arrest and Disturbing the Peace. The police alleged that after Client had been asked to leave a Bruins game for having been unruly, Client allegedly threatened a Garden security officer. They further alleged that Client struggled with, swore at and insulted the police officer who tried to arrest him. Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared at his scheduled arraignment and persuaded the judge to postpone the arraignment. Attorney Johnson then contacted the arresting police officer and the supervisor of the District Attorney's Office. Today, when the case was once again scheduled for arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecution to agree to dismiss the A&B P.O. charge prior to arraignment. On the remaining two (less serious) charges, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. As long as Client performs 40 hours of community service and writes a letter of apology to the officer, this case will be dismissed in one year with no repercussions for Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 28, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an immigrant working on a temporary visa as a financial analyst, was cited by the police for Wrongfully Attaching Registration Plates and Operating an Uninsured and Unregistered Motor Vehicle -- all criminal charges. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate that no criminal complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never affect his immigration status in the U.S. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 25, 2011
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 21 year-old foreign student at a prestigious university, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance. The police alleged that they had received a call regarding some hazardous material found inside a refrigerator left on the sidewalk outside Client's apartment. Fearing that Client had a meth lab inside his apartment, the fire department and hazmat teams were called in. When the police searched Client's apartment (with Client's written consent), they found glassine bags, a package of empty gel caps, three digital scales, a vacu-pack machine, a roll of plastic bags, a large quantity of marijuana and over $7,000 in U.S. currency. Client's family hired Attorney Yannetti. If Client admitted in court or was convicted of the "possession with intent" charge, he would face certain deportation. He would lose his education and his ability to re-enter the U.S. Attorney Yannetti therefore investigates this case for over a year, eventually filing a motion to suppress all evidence seized. Today, when his motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing, Attorney Yannetti finally persuades the prosecutor, the police and the judge to dismiss the "possession with intent" charge. Instead, the charge is reduced to simple possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Client is give two years of probation, with an order that he refrain from using any illegal drugs during those two years. Client's education and visa rights are preserved. Result: "Possession with Intent to Distribute" Reduced to Simple "Possession" and Client is Given Probation Instead of Having to Serve a Prison Sentence.

October 24 2011
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 19 year-old college student, faced an arraignment for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, a misdemeanor. Client's family retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg L. Johnson, persuades the judge and prosecutor to dismiss the charge prior to arraignment. As long as Client attends a one-day driver's safety class, no criminal charge will appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

October 21, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 44 year-old homeowner, faced a potential complaint for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. The police alleged that Client had threatened a man and woman with a hammer when they drove onto a private road on her property. As someone who works with children and does charity work, Client could not afford to have an entry on her criminal record. To prevent that from happening, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Yannetti prepared the case for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Today at the hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no probable cause existed for any crime. As a result, the complaint is dismissed today. Client will never have to appear before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 20 2011
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 36 year-old single mother, was charged with Identity Fraud, Improper Use of a Credit Card Over $250 and Larceny Over $250, all felonies. The police alleged that Client had embezzled over $150,000 while she worked as a bookkeeper for a local inn. Client hired Attorney Yannetti at an early juncture, before any charges issued. Attorney Yannetti immediately contacted the police and district attorney's office, to prevent Client from being arrested. As a result of Attorney Yannetti's advocacy, Client was instead allowed to voluntarily appear at the police station prior to her arraignment. Attorney Yannetti also persuaded the prosecutor not to indict the case and to instead leave the case in district court, where the penalties are less severe. Still, the prosecutor made it clear from the outset that her recommendation would be for Client to be sentenced to prison. For over a year, Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter, eventually succeeding in persuading the prosecution that the actual amount of money taken was approximately $50,000. The prosecutor eventually agreed that if Client paid restitution for what she took, the prosecutor would recommend that Client be given a suspended sentence instead of having to serve time in prison. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the identity fraud and improper use of credit card charges. Client only admits to the larceny charge. Most importantly, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding -- over the prosecutor's objection. As long as Client makes full restitution and refrains from getting arrested, this case will be dismissed in two years. Result: Identity Fraud and Credit Card Fraud Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids Prison Time and Avoids a Conviction on the Remaining Charge.

October 19, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 35 year-old man with a history of mental health problems, was arrested for Cultivation of a Class D Controlled Substance, Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and a School-Zone Violation. The police alleged that when they executed a search warrant at Client's home, he had 47 marijuana plants, grow lights, liquid plant food, fluorescent lamps, temperature gauges, a digital scale and U.S. currency. If convicted, Client faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of two years in the house of correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. For over a year, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and advocated for Client. Today, the prosecutor finally agrees to dismiss the school-zone and cultivation charges. Instead, Client pleads guilty only to possession with intent to distribute and receives two years of probation. Client need only remain drug-free and continue with his substance abuse and mental health treatment and he will avoid jail entirely. Result: School-Zone and Most Serious Charge Dismissed, Client Avoids Prison Time Entirely on the Remaining Charge.

October 18, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 32 year-old married businessman, faced a potential complaint for Sexual Conduct for a Fee. The police alleged that Client had responded to an internet advertisement and met a prostitute at a hotel, where he paid her for sex. When confronted, Client admitted his activity to the police. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to investigate. In advance of the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti contacted the arresting police detective to (1) request that no information appear in the local newspaper or online; (2) explain how much Client had to lose -- both personally and professionally -- if news of this charge became public. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that the hearing should not go forward. No facts are read into the record and no complaint issues. As long as Client refrains from getting arrested in the next three months, there will be no clerk's hearing, he will never have to appear before a judge, and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 12, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a professional and part-time college student, faced a potential criminal complaint for Larceny over $250.00, a felony. The police alleged that Client had participated in a large-scale shoplifting conspiracy at a retail clothing store. Clothing-store loss-prevention personnel aggressively investigated this matter. They were eager to prosecute Client for having helped in the theft of thousands of dollars of merchandise. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to preserve her clean criminal record. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson conducts a lengthy negotiation with loss-prevention personnel. Attorney Johnson then persuades the assistant clerk magistrate no complaint should issue. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 12, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an executive at a multi-national corporation, faced a potential criminal complaint for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration and Revoked Insurance. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today at the hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate that the complaint should not issue -- despite the fact that Client had been driving an unregistered and uninsuranced motor vehicle for over a month. Client will never have to appear before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 12, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year-old college freshman, faced a potential complaint for Possession of a False Motor Vehicle Document -- a felony -- and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The police alleged that Client bought nearly a dozen 40 ounce bottles of beers for his friends and himself. When caught, he was found to be in possession of a false driver's license that he had allegedly purchased over the internet. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent Client at the clerk magistrate's hearing. At the hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client performs 30 hours of community service and refrains from getting arrested again, he will never have to appear before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 7, 2011
Violation of a Restraining Order Charges
Client, a 27 year-old college graduate, faced three separate complaints for Violation of a Restraining Order and one charge of Threatening to Commit a Crime. The police alleged that after Client's ex-girlfriend had been granted a restraining order against him, Client was so upset that he contacted her by e-mail three times. In one of the e-mails, Client allegedly threatened to post an embarrassing video of her on the internet if she did not withdraw the restraining order. At his arraignment, Client was held in custody without bail as a danger to the community. Shortly thereafter, Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Yannetti Associate Attorney Greg L. Johnson succeeded in securing Client's release from custody after a dangerousness hearing. Attorney Yannetti then joined Attorney Johnson to investigate this matter. Today, Attorney Yannetti made a motion to dismiss the "threats" charge and the judge granted that motion. Client then decided to admit to sufficient facts on all three restraining-order violations. The prosecutor recommended that Client be found guilty, be monitored by a GPS device for a year, be placed on probation for another three years, and be required to remain alcohol-free with random testing during the entire length of his probation. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to reject the prosecutor's recommendation. Instead, the judge agrees with Attorney Yannetti that this case should be continued without a finding of guilty. The only conditions of his probation will be that he stay away from his ex-girlfriend and continue with his mental-health treatment. Result: One Charge Dismissed, the Remaining Charges Continued without a Finding Over the Prosecutor's Objection.

October 6, 2011
Felony Theft Case
Client, a 36 year-old man on probation in Chicago for a fraud conviction, was arrested in Massachusetts for Larceny over $250.00, a felony. The police alleged that Client had falsely advertised for rent a non-existent apartment, received a check as a "security deposit," then fled with the money. If convicted in Massachusetts, Client faced a prison term in Chicago for having violated his probation there. With so much on the line, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Yannetti investigates this case for over one year, eventually scheduling it for trial. Today, Attorney Yannetti moves to dismiss the case and that motion is granted by the judge. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 4, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 57 year-old businessman, faced a potential criminal complaint for Sexual Conduct for a Fee. The police alleged that Client responded to a Craigslist ad and met a prostitute in order to pay her $100.00 for oral sex. When confronted by the police, Client gave a full videotaped confession. When Client received a summons to appear in court for an arraignment, he hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. On August 4, 2011, Attorney Yannetti appeared with Client for his scheduled arraignment, but successfully prevented that arraignment from going forward. Instead, over the objection of the prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to remand the case to a clerk's magistrate's hearing. Today, at the clerk hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that no criminal complaint. Client never appears before a judge and maintains a clean CORI. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 29, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Attempted Breaking and Entering into a Dwelling. The police alleged that Client opened the window of an apartment in his neighborhood in an attempt to enter and steal alcohol from the occupants. When confronted, Client confessed. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent Client at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client remains alcohol-free for the rest of the school and refrains from getting arrested again, he will never have to appear before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 28, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Keeping a Disorderly House. The police alleged that Client and his friends hosted a loud party in an unruly neighborhood in Allston, two days before the school year was to begin. The police explained that they were trying to send a message to all of the students who lived in that area. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent Client at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client performs 30 hours of community service, he will never have to appear before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 22, 2011
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 19 year-old college student, was charged with Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, a misdemeanor. Client's family retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his scheduled arraignment. Today, Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg L. Johnson, persuades the judge and prosecutor to dismiss all charges prior to arraignment. As long as Client performs sixteen hours of community service, these criminal charges will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

September 16, 2011
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 31 year-old medical professional, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client had repeatedly struck and beat his partner, causing noticeable injuries to the neck, face and abdomen. The police reported that Client confessed to the violence. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg L. Johnson, investigated this case over the course of several months while negotiating with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Johnson finally persuaded the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. As a result, Client maintains the presumption of innocence, admits to no wrongdoing and this case will be dismissed in one year as long as Client attends anger-management counseling sessions. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 15, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 34 year-old professional, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. Department store security personnel and investigating police officers alleged that Client had concealed items in her shopping cart to avoid having to pay for them, then left the store. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help preserve her clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Yannetti associate Greg L. Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client never appears before a judge and her criminal record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 14, 2011
Sex Offense
Client, a 67 year-old retired man, was indicted for Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child under 14, a felony. Client's 7 year-old step-grandson reported to his mother that Client had improperly touched his penis while the boy was staying at Client's home during the summer. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after his arrest. Attorney Yannetti spends nearly three years investigating this case and preparing it for trial. In the process, he uncovered exculpatory evidence that essentially disproved the forensic examination that had been performed on the boy. Today, on the trial date, the prosecutor agrees to reduce the sexual felony charge to a misdemeanor, non-sexual charge -- simple assault and battery. The prosecutor further agrees to recommend no jail time. Result: Sex Crime Dismissed, Felony Dismissed, Client Only Admits to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery and Receives Two Years Probation.

September 12, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 48 year-old laborer, faced a potential criminal complaint for Sexual Conduct for a Fee. The police alleged that Client picked up a prostitute in his car and negotiated to pay her $20.00 for oral sex. An officer had been surveilling the alleged prostitute and witnessed the entire exchange. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the police application for a criminal complaint. Client never appears before a judge and maintains a clean CORI. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 9, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 43 year-old man with a criminal history, was charged with Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance and a School-Zone Violation. The police alleged that Client had engaged in a street-level drug transaction. They then searched the garage on the property of someone for whom Client was doing construction work. In that garage, the police found Client's tools, equipment and a "fanny pack" -- which contained an electronic scale and two bags of methamphetamine. If convicted of the school-zone charge, Client faced two mandatory minimum years in the House of Correction. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who files a motion to suppress all evidence seized from Client. After cross-examining the arresting police officer during the hearing on July 11, 2011, Attorney Yannetti argued that Client's constitutional rights had been violated. Today, the judge announced his decision, suppressing all evidence seized. The prosecutor then moves to dismiss all three charges. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

September 6, 2011
Felony Spousal Abuse Case
Client, a 61 year-old business owner, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that Client had struck and spit upon her husband. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Client's husband moved forward with a divorce and advocated for Client to be prosecuted. Yannetti associate Greg L. Johnson, however, investigated this case and unearthed exculpatory evidence suggesting that Client's husband was attempting to use the criminal justice system to gain leverage in the divorce. Today, the prosecutor agrees to file a "Nolle Prosequi" over the objections of Client's husband. This means that the case is dismissed and Client will not have to face trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 26, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 42 year-old man with a criminal history, was represented by another law firm in 2010 when he pled guilty to Distribution of Counterfeit Goods in Essex Superior Court. In February 2011, while on probation for that offense, he was arrested and charged with Narcotics Distribution, Possession with Intent to Distribute and three School-Zone Violations. A judge in the Lynn District Court imposed a high bail on these new charges and detained Client for a month in jail. Client's family then hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took charge of the both the new case (for which Client faced several minimum-mandatory sentences) and the old case (for which Client was issued a probation surrender notice). Today, at the probation surrender hearing, Client faced a potential five-year state prison sentence. Attorney Johnson, however, persuaded the judge to reject the recommendation of the probation department and instead sentence Client to only 18 months in the house of correction. Attorney Johnson then persuaded the prosecutor in Lynn District Court to dismiss the school-zone and drug distribution charges, so Client did not receive any extra prison time for the new charges. Result: Five of Seven Charges -- including School-Zone Violations -- Dismissed, Client Serves Minimal Time for Probation Violation and No Extra Time for New Charges.

August 26, 2011
Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 26 year-old man with a criminal history, was charged with Operating after Suspension of his Driver's License. Ordinarily, this would be a minor charge with only minor consequences. Client, however, had previously received various types of probation for drug distribution, firearms possession and attempted breaking-and-entering. In addition, Client had a prior conviction on his record for Operating after Suspension. Client was worried about the possibility of being sentenced to a short prison sentence, so he hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at Client's arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to resolve this case without imposing another conviction for Client. Despite his record and previous offense, the judge continues this case without a finding of guilty. As long as Client performs 12 hours of community service per month -- and stays out of further trouble -- this case will be dismissed in one year. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction Despite His Lengthy Record and Prior Similar Offense.

August 24, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 40 year-old mother of two small children, faced a potential criminal complaint for larceny. The police alleged that Client stole a rug that was on display outside a retail store and fled in her car. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her and help to preserve her clean criminal record. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police officer and clerk magistrate that the whole incident was one big misunderstanding. The magistrate agrees not to issue the complaint, so this case will remain a private matter and never appear on Client's CORI. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 15, 2011
Petition to Seal
Client, a 47 year-old business executive hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to seal a Domestic Assault and Battery charge that remained on his criminal record despite having been dismissed in 2002. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal all the case. As a result, by statute, Client can now truthfully state for all purposes that he has never been arrested or charged with any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

August 12, 2011
Petition to Seal
Client, a 49 year-old businessman, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on this Indecent Exposure case in 2010. On November 17, 2010, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading the judge and prosecutor to dismiss the case. Client rehired Attorney Yannetti this year to petition the court to permanently seal the file so that it will no longer appear on his CORI. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the case. As a result, by statute, Client can now truthfully state for all purposes that he has never been arrested or charged with any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

August 4, 2011
Resolution of Old Warrant
Client, a software engineer in the country on a Mexican visa, contacted the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm yesterday because he learned that there was a warrant for his arrest. Apparently, the police cited him for operating a motor vehicle without a license -- but sent the summons to the wrong address. Client did not receive it until after he missed his arraignment date and a warrant issued. Attorney Yannetti rearranged his afternoon schedule to appear with Client in Dedham to remove the warrant. In addition, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for three months. That means that Client admits no fault or guilt and the case will automatically be dismissed in three months as long as Client is not charged with any further crimes. Finally, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to find Client "Not Responsible" on the civil infractions for not having his registration in his possession and for crossing over the marked lanes while driving. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 29, 2011
Petition to Seal
Client, a university student hoping to begin a career in finance, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to seal several charges on his criminal record stemming from cases in the Lawrence District Court. Today, Yannetti Attorney Greg L. Johnson -- a former prosecutor in Lawrence -- persuades the judge to seal all of Client's criminal cases. As a result, Client can now answer on any job application that he was never arrested or charged with those crimes. Result: Cases Permanently Sealed.

July 28, 2011
OUI Drugs Subsequent Offense
Client, a 57 year-old doctor, was charged with OUI-drugs (second offense), Operating to Endanger, three counts of Possession of a Class C Controlled Substance (Ativan, Darvon and Darvocet) and three counts of Possession of a Class E Controlled Substance (Tramadol, Trazadone and Lorazepam). A motorist had reported to the police that Client was driving "all over the road." When the police arrived to investigate, they allegedly witnessed Client swerving and driving in the wrong lane of travel. Client allegedly failed several field-sobriety tests and admitted that she knew she shouldn't have been driving. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to defend her. After several months of investigation and discovery, Attorney Yannetti files a motion to suppress the narcotics that were seized from Client's house and car, and another motion to suppress the statements she allegedly made to the police. Today, on the hearing date for those motions, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss all charges except for the OUI-drugs. The prosecutor also agrees to amend the OUI-drugs charge down to OUI-drugs (first offense). Client then receives a continued-without-a-finding disposition with the minimum 45 license loss. Result: Six Narcotics Possession Charges Dismissed, Operating-to-Endanger Charge Dismissed and Client Avoids a Conviction for OUI-Drugs.

July 26, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old college graduate, faced a potential criminal complaint for Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance (oxycontin). The police alleged that Client had entered and quickly departed a known "drug house," leading to the police seizing pills from him while he stood outside the drug house. If the complaint issued against him, Client would lose a promising engineering position for which he was undergoing a thorough background check. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson convinced the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the police application for a criminal complaint. Client never appears before a judge and maintains a clean CORI. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 21, 2011
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 34 year-old successful executive, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after his girlfriend reported to the police that he had choked her in their apartment. Client's girlfriend produced graphic photos purporting to show hand marks around her neck. Recognizing that his professional career was on the line, Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated this case for several months before scheduling a trial date. In preparation for trial, Attorney Yannetti unearthed exculpatory evidence to contradict Client's girlfriend's version of events. After Client's girlfriend appeared on the first trial date (when there was no judge available to hear the case), she failed to show up for the second trial date today. Rather than allow a further trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 20, 2011
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 24 year-old postgraduate university student, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance and a School-Zone Violation. The prosecution alleged that Client received a UPS package containing approximately 10 pounds of marijuana. After Client signed for the package at his apartment, the police searched his bedroom and found over $19,000.00 in U.S. currency, as well as four glass jars containing marijuana, numerous baggies and a scale. If convicted of the school-zone violation, Client faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of two years in the House of Correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated the case and filed a motion to suppress evidence. Essentially, Attorney Yannetti sought to have Client's statements and the contents of his bedroom suppressed from evidence as a result of alleged constitutional violations. Today, on the hearing date for the motion, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the school-zone charge. In addition, the prosecutor agrees to continue the possession-with-intent-to-distribute charge without a finding of guilty. If Client successful completes his probation, both possession charges will be dismissed in 3 years. Result: School Zone Violation Dismissed, Client Avoids a Conviction and Avoids Serving Any Jail Time.

July 18, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 32 year-old engineer and businessman, faced a potential criminal complaint for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Client allegedly made an illegal U-turn in heavy traffic on a busy highway -- cutting off a police officer driving in the other direction. Client is a professional with no criminal record and desperately wanted to preserve his clean record. He hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at his clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Instead, Client pays $100.00 in court costs and escapes both civil and criminal liability -- meaning that the violation will not even show up on his driving record. Client never appears before a judge and maintains a clean CORI. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 15, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 53 year-old minister, faced a potential criminal complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250,00, a felony. The police alleged that Client had damaged the door of a parked car when she and her boyfriend were moving an organ from a church that was scheduled to close. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. At the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson vigorously cross-examined the owner of the damaged car, then called a second witness to testify. At the conclusion of the lengthy hearing, the assistant clerk magistrate agreed that there was no probable cause to issue the complaint. As a result the application for a felony complaint was denied and Client's clean record was preserved. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 8, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 52 year-old registered nurse, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance and a School-Zone Violation. The prosecution alleged that Client drove to within 1000 feet of an elementary school in Dorchester and bought crystal meth. While the police were watching him, Client allegedly shared the crystal meth a friend. If convicted of the school-zone violation, Client faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of two years in the House of Correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated the case and filed a motion to suppress evidence -- which contested the manner in which the police had seized narcotics from Client. Today, on the hearing date for the motion, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the school-zone charge. In addition, the prosecutor agrees to continue the possession-with-intent-to-distribute charge without a finding of guilty. If Client successful completes his probation, both possession charges will be dismissed in 2 years. Result: School Zone Violation Dismissed, Client Avoids a Conviction and Avoids Serving Any Jail Time.

July 1, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a medical professional and military reservist, faced a potential criminal complaint for Keeping a Noisy and Disorderly House in Boston. After a lengthy investigation, during which the police allegedly amassed a plethora of evidence to show that Client had been hosting unregistered and illegal after-hours parties in Boston -- they decided to charge Client with a misdemeanor. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent the criminal complaint from issuing against him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Yannetti Associate, Attorney Greg L. Johnson, persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 30, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college freshman, faced a potential criminal complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Client and three friends allegedly bought alcohol from a package store using a false identification card -- while under police surveillance. If the complaint were to issue, Client faced the prospect of having an entry on his criminal record when he ultimately would be applying for a job or graduate school. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 27, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a full-time government employee and mother of three, faced a potential complaint for Shoplifting. Client allegedly tried to steal jewelry and clothing from a large retail store. If the complaint issued against her, Client would almost certainly lose her job. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the loss-prevention officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 23, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, faced a potential complaint for Disturbing a School Assembly. Client allegedly brought a can of mace into his school. Another student discharged the can into the hallways of the school, resulting in over two dozen students being transported to the hospital by ambulance. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. After contacting the police detective responsible for investigating this matter, Attorney Yannetti schedules the complaint for a clerk magistrate's hearing in an attempt to prevent any criminal charge from issuing against Client. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 21, 2011
Violent Felony Charges
Client, a 40 year-old mechanic, was arrested for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony, and Malicious Destruction of a Motor Vehicle, another felony. The police alleged that he used a shovel to smash the car window of someone who was revving tires at his auto shop. Client admitted to the police that he had broken the window. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. After being released on bail, Client was rearrested for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI/DUI). In that new case, Client allegedly told the arresting officer to "F--- off." Attorney Yannetti first prevented his bail from being revoked on the pending felony charges, despite the fact that Client has a lengthy record of prior convictions. Attorney Yannetti then investigated both cases over the course of several months. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon charge. He also persuades the prosecutor to reduce the remaining felony charge to Malicious Destruction under $250.00, a misdemeanor. Then, over the prosecutor's objection, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue both cases without a finding for a year. Client will need to attend the alcohol education program and anger management counseling, but these cases will be dismissed in one year if he successfully completes his probation. Result: One Felony Charge Dismissed, the Other Felony Charge is Reduced to a Misdemeanor and Client Avoids a Conviction on All Charges.

June 20, 2011
Spousal Abuse Charge
Client, a 34 year-old professional, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. When the police arrived at his home in response to a 911 call, they noted that Client's wife had cuts on her lip, chin and under her nose. Client's wife told the police that Client had pushed her. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at a pre-trial hearing date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to allow Client's wife to assert her marital privilege. The judge also agrees to conduct a colloquy of Client's wife. The prosecutor then files a nolle prosequi regarding the case, which is the equivalent of a dismissal. Client never has to appear for trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 14, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 45 year-old lawyer, faced a complaint for Indecent Assault and Battery. A police officer allegedly witnessed Client wander through the crowds at the finish line to the Boston Marathon, grabbing the buttocks of several women. If convicted, Client's law license would be in jeopardy. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 8, 2011
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 25 year-old law school graduate, was charged with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and four civil infractions. An off-duty state trooper allegedly witnessed Client pull out into traffic and cut him off, causing the trooper to have to jam on his brakes to avoid a collision. The trooper then allegedly witnessed Client speed off in an erratic manner. Client initially hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at a clerk magistrate's hearing in March. The off-duty state trooper was insistent that the complaint issue against Client. Today, however, on Client's arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor not to arraign Client on the criminal complaint. Client instead needs only to pay fines for the civil infractions and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

June 7, 2011
Stalking / Threats Case
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, was charged with Stalking and Threatening to Commit a Crime. The police alleged that Client had harassed the alleged victim for months over the telephone and via Facebook. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm and Attorney Greg Johnson handled this case. Over the course of several months, Attorney Johnson investigated this case and prepared it for disposition. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation for ten months. Client does not admit to any criminal offense and instead maintains the presumption of innocence. This case will be dismissed as long as Client has no further problems. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 6, 2011
Domestic Violence Trial
Client, a 44 year-old business owner, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. In the midst of a divorce, Client's wife reported to the police that Client had shoved her three times within his apartment in front of their young children, eventually pushing her out the door onto the driveway. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigates this matter and eventually schedules it for trial. Attorney Yannetti prepared a devastating cross-examination of Client's wife, which exposed her motives and demonstrated that she had clearly lied. Today, after a two-day trial, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial.

May 24, 2011
Misdemeanor Charges
Client, a 22 year-old college student, was charged with Indecent Exposure, Disturbing the Peace and Disorderly Conduct after the police allegedly caught him urinating in public when a club was letting out. The police alleged that he struggled with the officers and caused a commotion when they tried to arrest him. If convicted, Client may have faced immigration issues, as he was in the U.S. on a student visa. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at his arraignment, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor not to go forward with the Indecent Exposure charge, which is dismissed prior to arraignment. The remaining two charges are dismissed after arraignment upon the payment of court costs. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 18, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Minor in Possession of Alcohol after the police allegedly saw her drinking from a bottle of win in public. Her parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Today, at a clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 17, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 47-year-old married businessman faced a potential complaint of Indecent Assault and Battery. Client allegedly touched the breasts of a female acquaintance in a nightclub one night, deeply offending her. She reported Client to the police and led them to an eyewitness, who confirmed her version of events. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. At the initial clerk's hearing in April, the alleged victim pressed the police and the clerk magistrate to issue the complaint against Client. If convicted, Client faced the prospect of having to register as a sex offender. Attorney Yannetti, however, persuaded the alleged victim to postpone the clerk's hearing to another date, in order to give tempers a chance to cool and to give the parties a chance to negotiate. Today, after an extensive negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the alleged victim, the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no charges should issue against Client. As a result, he never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 16, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 29-year-old professional, faced a potential complaint of Shoplifting after he allegedly stole a pair of expensive sunglasses from an upscale eyewear store. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that Client should be allowed to make restitution for the sunglasses and that no complaint should issue against Client. As a result, he never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 16, 2011
Breaking and Entering Charges
Clients, four college-bound high school seniors, were arrested for breaking into a local church at midnight. All four Clients were held in the police station overnight and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony. The parents of all four Clients acted quickly to hire the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Today, on the scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Greg Johnson persuades the prosecutor to reduce the charge from a felony to simple trespassing, a misdemeanor. Further, all cases are dismissed prior to arraignment. Clients only need to complete forty hours of community service and draft letters of apology and these cases will never appear on their criminal records. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 13, 2011
Breaking and Entering Charges
Client, a 21 year-old university senior, was arrested for multiple counts of Breaking and Entering at Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony, Larceny over $250.00, Larceny in a Building and Illegal Possession of a Class B, C and E Controlled Substances. The police alleged that Client had: (1) broken into the university mailroom and stolen laptops and other items; and (2) broken into fellow students' dorm rooms and stolen an iPod, jewelry and other items. When the police searched his dorm room, Client allegedly had marijuana grinders, a scale, 14 grams of mesembryanthemaceae, glassine bags and other narcotics paraphernalia. When confronted by the police, Client allegedly gave a full confession to all charges. In the aftermath of his arrest, Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and advised Client to get treatment for mental health-related issues. Attorney Yannetti then negotiated with the prosecutor in an attempt to prevent any convictions for these serious felonies. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation on all charges. The judge agrees to impose pre-trial probation. As a result, Client is not forced to admit to sufficient facts, still retains the presumption of innocence and will have his case dismissed in one year. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 9, 2011
Spousal Abuse Case
Client, a 30 year-old software engineer, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's wife alleged that Client had slapped her in the face during an argument over money. When the police arrived, they allegedly observed redness to his wife's face. Client also allegedly admitting to having hit her. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated this matter, counseled Client and his wife, then advocated to the prosecutor that the case should not go forward. Today, on a pre-trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to file a "nolle prosequi" regarding the case -- which means that the prosecutor declines to prosecute Client and the case is dismissed today. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 2, 2011
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, an 18 year-old college freshman, was arrested for Assault and Battery upon a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. The police alleged that Client was highly intoxicated when they arrived at his dorm room. Client allegedly swore at the police, slammed the door on them and struggled while they were trying to arrest him. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation on the charges. The judge agrees to impose pre-trial probation. As a result, Client is not forced to admit to sufficient facts, still retains the presumption of innocence and will have his case dismissed in six months. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 28, 2011
Felony Charges
Client, a 21 year-old college senior, was arrested for two counts of Entering at Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony and Putting a Person in Fear, and one count of Larceny over $250.00, all serious felonies. The prosecution alleged that Client and a group of other students entered the dormitory rooms of some female students at night and stole multiple items from them, including a television set. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti over the weekend before Client's arraignment. On March 28, 2011, Attorney Yannetti was able to persuade the police, the prosecutor and the judge not to arraign Client and to instead postpone the arraignment until today. The goal was to explore a resolution that would allow Client to avoid having felony charges on his record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to reduce all three felony charges to misdemeanors -- and then to recommend pre-trial probation on the reduced charges. The judge agrees to impose pre-trial probation. As a result, Client is not forced to admit to sufficient facts, still retains the presumption of innocence and will have his case dismissed in one year. Result: Client Avoids Arraignment on Felony Charges and Case is Dismissed.

April 26, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23-year-old Ph.D. student at a prestigious university, faced a potential complaint of Shoplifting after she was stopped leaving a clothing store with unpaid items. She allegedly gave a full confession to the police. She hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As a result, she never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 22, 2011
Motor Vehicle Case
Client, a 34 year-old man, was charged with Operating to Endanger. The state police alleged that he was driving erratically on Route 3, speeding and switching lanes. Client allegedly attempted to pass another vehicle on the right while driving too fast and caused a collision that led to both vehicles being totaled. Today, at the pre-trial conference, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the criminal case against him. Client only pays a fine for speeding and avoids any criminal conviction. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 19, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20-year-old journalism major in college, faced a potential charge of Malicious Destruction of Property. The police alleged that after he had come home drunk one night, he punched and broke several light fixtures in his dormitory. He gave a full confession to the police, who applied for a criminal complaint against him. Client's family hired Attorney Yannetti, who prepares the case for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As a result, he never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 19, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a University scientific researcher, faced a potential charge of Violation of a Restraining Order. He and his wife were going through a bad divorce wherein both wanted full custody of their young son. His wife took out a restraining order against him after reporting to the police that he had struck her. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. On November 24, 2010, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading a West Roxbury Clerk Magistrate to deny his wife's application for a criminal complaint against him. After that, Client's wife applied for a separate criminal complaint in the Roxbury Division of the B.M.C. and the police scheduled her application for a clerk's hearing. If charged and convicted, Client would have faced deportation -- and he would not be able to obtain custody of his son. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti once again exposes Client's wife as a liar. Over the objection of her attorney and the police, the complaint does not issue against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 14, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 31 year-old biochemist, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance and two School Zone Violations. The prosecution alleged that Client drove to within 1000 feet of an elementary school in Dorchester in order to buy ten grams of heroin and ten grams of cocaine for the purpose of reselling both drugs. The drug deal allegedly took place while the police were surveilling him. If convicted of either school-zone violation, Client faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of two years in the House of Correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated the case and then filed two motions to suppress evidence. Today, on the hearing date for those motions, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss both school-zone charges. In addition, the prosecutor agrees to reduce both possession-with-intent charges to simple possession. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to continue both misdemeanor possession charges without a finding of guilty. If Client successful completes his probation, both possession charges will be dismissed in 18 months. Result: School Zone Violations Dismissed, Distribution Charges Reduced to Simple Possession and Client Avoids a Conviction Entirely.

April 6, 2011
"Sexting" Investigation
Client, a 15 year-old high school student, was accused of enticing and pressuring a younger female student into exposing herself on a webcam -- and recording it. When the police contacted Client's family, they hired Attorney Yannetti to protect him during the investigation. Attorney Yannetti advocates for Client with the assigned prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti confirms for Client that no charges will be brought in any court. Result: No Charges Filed.

April 5, 2011
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 27 year-old man, was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery, Resisting Arrest, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon and Disorderly Conduct. The prosecution alleged that in the early morning hours in the parking lot of a restaurant, Client struck another man during an argument. When a police officer, on a detail, attempted to intervene, Client alleged struggled with the officer, ripped the badge off his uniform and struck the officer in the face. When the police arrested him, Client allegedly had a knife in his pocket. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigates the case over the course of several months and schedules the case for trial. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to find Client not guilty on the two most serious charges -- A&B and A.B.P.O. Attorney Yannetti further persuades the judge to de-criminalize the dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct charges, so Client is not convicted of those either. Client is given the opportunity to receive a continued-without-a-finding disposition on one charge only -- resisting arrest. Client takes that opportunity. Result: Not Guilty Verdicts After Trial on Both Assault and Battery Charges, No Convictions on the Remaining Charges.

April 4, 2011
Felony Theft Charge
Client, a 17 year-old high school junior, was arrested for Larceny over $250.00, a felony, as a result of allegedly having stolen a valuable snowboard at a local ski mountain. Client allegedly gave a full confession to the police in the immediate aftermath of the crime. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. In the days leading up to Client's arraignment, Attorney Greg Johnson contacted the prosecutor to advocate on behalf of his Client. Today, on the scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the case prior to arraignment. Client only needs to complete twenty hours of community service and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 1, 2011
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 51 year-old business owner, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's sister alleged that Client had stormed into her home with a "bodyguard" and had pushed her twice during an argument over the care of their mother. Client's sister and mother both applied for a restraining order against Client, who hired Attorney Yannetti to try to bring this case to peaceful resolution. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti investigates this matter and negotiates with both the prosecutor and Client's sister's attorney. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to file a "nolle prosequi" regarding the case -- which means that the prosecutor declines to prosecute Client and the case is dismissed today. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 21, 2011
Aggravated Rape Case
Client, a 29 year-old immigrant from Africa, was indicted for four counts of Aggravated Rape, three counts of Indecent Assault and Battery and one count of Kidnapping. The prosecution alleged that Client and his roommate held a young woman against her will in their apartment and took turns raping her. When she eventually was freed, she went straight to the police. Client was arrested that day. If convicted, Client faced a lengthy state-prison sentence and certain deportation. Over the course of two years, Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter and prepared the case for trial. During the course of his investigation, Attorney Yannetti uncovered exculpatory evidence -- including (1) inconsistencies in the young woman's story; and (2) DNA evidence suggesting that Client was not a participant in any rape. Today, on the trial date, the prosecutor agrees to file a "nolle prosequi" on all indictments. That means that the trial does not go forward, the case is effectively dismissed and Client is released from further court appearances. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 18, 2011
Assault and Battery Case
Client, a 47 year-old bank executive, was arrested for Assault and Battery after pushing a neighbor who had gotten into a dispute with Client's son. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. For several months, Attorney Yannetti investigates and prepares this case for disposition. Today, Attorney persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. The judge agrees to impose pre-trial probation. As a result, Client is not forced to admit to sufficient facts, still retains the presumption of innocence and will have his case dismissed in six months. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 16, 2011
Sex Crime
Client, a 31 year-old dentist, was charged with Indecent Assault and Battery as a result of allegedly groping a young woman in a bar. After interviewing several other attorneys, Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Over the course of 16 months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case, employing a private investigator to unearth further witnesses and evidence. Attorney Yannetti also negotiates with the prosecution and the young woman's attorney to achieve a disposition that would allow Client to (1) retain his license to be a dentist; and (2) avoid having to register as a sex offender. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 16, 2011
Felony Charges
Client, a 21 year-old college senior, was arrested for Breaking and Entering at Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony, Threats, and Disorderly Conduct. The prosecution alleged that after a heavy night of drinking, Client entered a female dormitory, pounded on dorm room door and threatened to hurt the occupants if they did not allow him to come inside. When the police arrived, Client was allegedly unruly and caused a commotion. Client's family hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at his arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge that Client should not be arraigned at all on the B&E and threats charges. Consequently, those two serious charges will not appear on Client's criminal record. On the disorderly conduct charge, Client receives a continued-without-a-finding disposition. As long as he remains drug-free and alcohol-free and completes 96 hours of community service, the case against him will be dismissed in one year. Result: Client Avoids Arraignment on Felony and Violent Charges, Client Avoids Conviction on Misdemeanor Charge.

March 8, 2011
Armed Assault with Intent to Murder Trial
This case was a major win for the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Client, a 32 year-old immigrant truck driver, was indicted by a grand jury and charged with two counts of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, one count of Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon Causing Serious Injury and two counts of Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon -- all serious felonies. The prosecution alleged that after Client had driven from California to Massachusetts to make a delivery, he stayed at a local motel. During a dispute over the noise that the people next door were making while Client was trying to sleep, Client allegedly pulled a knife. The prosecution alleged that he then stabbed two of the young female occupants of the noisy room. One young women was stabbed in the upper chest and almost died. Three eyewitnesses identified Client as the stabber. In the immediate aftermath of his arrest, Client's family hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. After Client was initially held in jail as a "danger to the community," Attorney Yannetti succeeded in having him released on bail within 60 days. Attorney Yannetti then spent over two years investigating this case and preparing it for trial. Trial began on February 28, 2011. If he had been convicted, Client not only faced a lengthy state-prison sentence; he also faced certain deportation from the United States. Attorney Yannetti retained a forensic toxicologist and a forensic DNA expert to testify on Client's behalf. He also prepared a devastating cross-examination of each eyewitness as well as the investigating police officers. Today, after a week-long trial, Client is acquitted of all indictments. Result: Not Guilty Verdicts after Jury Trial.

February 24, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old flight attendant, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery. A fellow flight attendant alleged that Client had attacked her in the ladies' room at a night club, by throwing a glass at her and punching her in the face. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Attorney Yannetti investigates and prepares a defense of the charges that includes counter-allegations against the other flight attendant. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. As a result, Client never appears before a judge and she maintains her clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

February 18, 2011
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 22 year-old college student, was allegedly caught stealing four laptops from his university. When confronted by the police, Client gave a full confession. Client hired Attorney Yannetti with the goal of avoiding any felony convictions. For over a year, Attorney Yannetti investigates and prepares this case for disposition. Today, Attorney persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. The judge agrees to impose pre-trial probation for three years, with the stipulation that Client must perform 100 hours of community service and make full restitution for the stolen laptops. As a result, Client is not forced to admit to sufficient facts, still retains the presumption of innocence and will have his case dismissed in three years. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 17, 2011
Sex Crimes
Client, a 41 year-old metallurgical engineer and Ph.D. student, was charged with Open and Gross Lewdness, a felony, as well as Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct. An undergraduate student at his university reported to the police that she had witnessed Client masturbating in her presence in the "quiet study" area of the library. Client, who was a permanent legal resident but faced deportation if convicted, hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charges. Client's career, education and future were all on the line. Attorney Yannetti scheduled the case for a jury trial, which ends up lasting two full days. During his cross-examination of the alleged victim, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in pointing out that several aspects of her version of events do not add up. Today, the jury returns verdicts of not guilty on both counts. Result: Not Guilty Verdicts after Jury Trial.

February 15, 2011
Drug Trafficking Case
Client, a 30 year-old truck driver, was originally charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, which carries a minimum, mandatory sentence of three years in state prison. He also faced a school-zone charge, which carries a minimum, mandatory additional penalty of two years in the house of correction. The police allegedly witnessed Client engage in a street-level sale of cocaine. They then took Client back to his apartment, where they conducted a search and found over 19 grams of cocaine, packaging material, 55 pills with no accompanying prescription and U.S. currency. At an early juncture, Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who persuaded the district attorney's office not to indict Client and to instead leave the case in the Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court. As a result, the lead charge was reduced to Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. For over a year after that, Attorney Yannetti investigates this matter and prepares his defense. Today, when the case was scheduled for a hearing on a defense motion to suppress, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to drop every charge, including the school zone charge , except for the possession-with-intent charge. Attorney Yannetti also persuades the prosecutor to recommend a sentence of probation for six-months. Result: Trafficking Charge Dismissed, School-Zone Charge Dismissed, Client Avoids Serving Any Time in the Prison.

February 10, 2011
Felony Drug Charges
Client, a 29 year-old project manager for a nursing home, was allegedly caught filling multiple photocopied prescriptions for narcotics at CVS Pharmacies. As a result, he faced two counts of Uttering a False Prescription and two counts of Forgery. Client hired Attorney Yannetti with the goal of avoiding any felony convictions. Over the course of seven months, Attorney Yannetti investigates and prepares this case for disposition. Within days of the hearing date for a motion to suppress, Attorney Greg L. Johnson -- a Yannetti associate -- persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. As a result, Client is not forced to admit to sufficient facts and instead retains the presumption of innocence. Today, the judge agrees to impose pre-trial probation for one year, with the stipulation that Client remain drug and alcohol-free and continue with his treatment. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 8, 2011
Sex Crime
Client, a 29 year-old IT professional, was allegedly caught by a female bank employee masturbating in front of her when she was helping him to access his safety-deposit box. As a result, Client was charged with Open and Gross Lewdness, a felony. Client gave a full, videotaped confession to the police. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding, over the prosecutor's objection. Client only needs to complete further sex-offender treatment and this case will be dismissed. Result: Case Continued without a Finding over the Prosecutor's Objection, Client Avoids a Conviction.

February 4, 2011
OUI Subsequent Offense Case
Client, a 45 year-old man with two prior drunk-driving entries on his criminal record, allegedly crashed his vehicle while intoxicated. The police investigated, found blood on Client's windshield and a deep gash with blood on Client's head. Client admitted to an EMT that he had been driving his vehicle and admitted to the police that he had been drinking. His blood was drawn at the hospital and subsequent testing revealed his blood alcohol level to be extremely high. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who persuades the prosecutor and the judge to treat this case as a "first offense" despite the two prior OUI's on his record. Attorney Yannetti argues today that other two charges were old and that Client would benefit from the first-offender program. The judge agrees. Result: Client Avoids the Minimum 90-day In-Patient Program Required for Third-Offenders and Instead Receives Probation for One Year and the First-Offender Program.

February 1, 2011
Armed Assault with Intent to Murder
Client, an ex-NFL football player, was originally charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder. Client allegedly punched and stomped a house guest after they had been drinking and watching a UFC contest on pay-per-view. As a result, the house guest allegedly suffered a broken orbital bone and faced permanent vision problems. At an early juncture, Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who persuaded the district attorney's office not to indict Client and instead to leave the case in Ayer District Court. As a result, the charge was reduced to Aggravated Assault and Battery. For well over a year after that, Attorney Yannetti investigated the case and prepared a defense. In addition, Attorney Yannetti negotiated a civil settlement with the alleged victim and his attorney. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the complaint. Client avoids any conviction. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 28, 2011
Sex Crime / Violent Crime
Client, a 27 year-old immigrant, was arrested for Assault and Battery and Indecent Assault and Battery, a felony. Client and his roommate were not getting along. One night, Client allegedly came home and urinated on his roommate while he was sleeping. The roommate awoke and a fight ensued. If convicted of Indecent A & B, which is a sex crime, Client would face certain deportation. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who negotiated with the roommate, his attorney and the prosecutor, while also consulting with Client's immigration attorney. Today, the prosecutor agreed to recommend a dismissal of the indecent-assault-and-battery charge. Client instead receives a CWOF (continued without a finding) and probation for the simple assault and battery charge. Result: Sex Crime Dismissed, Client Avoids a Conviction Entirely.

January 27, 2011
Sex Offense
Client, a 43 year-old IT professional, was allegedly caught by his roommate masturbating in their driveway, in full view of two young girls. As a result, Client was charged with Open and Gross Lewdness, a felony. Client gave a full, videotaped confession to the police. When Client discovered that the prosecutor was seeking to sentence him to the house of correction for a year, Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Over the course of several months, Client followed Attorney Yannetti's advice to get into a sex-offender-specific counseling. Attorney Yannetti then prepared a powerful sentencing argument in his defense. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to continue the case without a finding, over the prosecutor's strenuous objection. Client only needs to complete further sex-offender treatment and this case will be dismissed. Result: Case Continued without a Finding over the Prosecutor's Objection, Client Avoids a Conviction and Avoids a Lengthy Prison Sentence.

January 25, 2011
Spousal Abuse Case
Client, a 34 year-old state employee, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's wife told the police that Client had punched her in the face during an argument. If convicted, Client stood to lose his job and his future. Client hired Attorney Yannetti who today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case at the pre-trial hearing. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 21, 2011
Rape Case
Client, a 24 year-old rap singer, was indicted for Rape. He had traveled to Worcester with a friend and a female who was fan of his music. At a motel, Client allegedly forced the young woman to give him oral sex, then penetrated her vagina with his penis and also a telephone receiver. When the police investigated, they found photos on his friend's cell phone camera which featured the young woman naked and Client holding a telephone to her vagina. Client maintained that the sex was consensual and hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Attorney Yannetti fought this case for nearly four years, by filing extensive motions for discovery which ultimately produced exculpatory evidence. Today, three days before the trial date, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to simple assault and battery and recommend a sentence of probation for one year. Client therefore avoids any sex-crime convictions avoids a prison sentence entirely. Result: Rape Charge Dismissed, Client Only Pleads to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery and Receives Probation for One Year.

January 10, 2011
Felony Theft Charge
Client, a flight attendant, was accused of larceny for allegedly stealing $660.00 from his roommate, another flight attendant. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to try to preserve his clean criminal record. Before the arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti contacted the prosecutor to lay the groundwork for a dismissal of this case prior to arraignment. Attorney Yannetti produced bank records, e-mails and an explanation of Client's background. Today, the prosecutor and the judge agree to dismiss this complaint prior to arraignment. As a result, this case will never appear on any criminal record or background check. Result: Complaint Dismissed Before Arraignment.

January 7, 2011
Clerk's Hearing
Client was originally arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Malicious Destruction of Property. On September 30, 2010, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss the complaint, over the objection of the prosecutor and the police department. Aggrieved, the police and prosecutor re-applied for a new complaint, hoping to re-start the prosecution. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing regarding their application for a new complaint, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the application. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 4, 2011
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 54 year-old man, faced two school-zone charges, each carrying a minimum, mandatory penalty of two years in the house of correction. The police allegedly witnessed a man enter Client's apartment and buy crystal methamphetamine from him. Several days later, the police executed a search warrant at Client's apartment and recovered nine plastic bags containing crystal meth, a vial of illegal steroids and over $8,000 in U.S. currency. As a result, Client was charged with Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance, Possession of a Class B substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Class C substance and the two school-zone charges. Client originally hired another attorney, who filed and lost a motion to suppress. Client discharged that attorney and hired Attorney Yannetti at a late juncture to try to prevent himself from being sentenced to prison. Attorney Yannetti negotiates with the district attorney's office over the course of four months, eventually persuading the assigned prosecutor to dismiss both school-zone charges. Today, Client receives a suspended sentence to completely end the case. Result: School-Zone Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids Serving Any Time in the Prison.

December 29, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Clients, two 19 year-old university students, were allegedly caught red-handed leaving a liquor store after having purchased alcohol with fake ID's. If complaints were to have issued against these young women, they would have entries on their CORI (Massachusetts criminal record). Both students hired Attorney Yannetti to represent them. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the magistrate that no complaint should issue against either Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 17, 2010
Firearms Charge
This was a terrific win for my office and a great way to end the year. When he was arrested two years ago, Client was a 26 year-old student at a prestigious university, working nights at a sports club in Boston as a doorman. Client had moved up to Massachusetts from Missouri a few months beforehand, taking with him his handgun that he always kept in his home. Unfortunately, Client did not properly investigate the gun licensing laws in Massachusetts. When a co-worker found the gun in Client's coat at work, Client was arrested for Carrying a Firearm without a License -- a charge which carries upon conviction a minimum, mandatory 18 month house-of-correction sentence. Client was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Over the course of two years, Attorney Yannetti filed several motions which resulted in the production of evidence that was helpful to Client's case. Still, the police testified at trial that Client admitted that the coat was his and that he knew the gun was in the coat. Further, Client's fingerprint was found on the gun. Today, after a three-day trial, Client is acquitted of both charges. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial.

December 8, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a prospective medical student, initially hired Attorney Yannetti in 2006 to represent her on this Disturbing the Peace case. The police had been summoned to her apartment while she was in college in Boston to investigate a noisy college party. They arrested Client, but Attorney Yannetti succeeded in persuading the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case against her. Recently, while she was applying for medical school, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to seal this case in order to reduce the chances that it would appear in university background checks. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the criminal record of this case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

December 7, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 45 year-old orthopedic assistant, faced a potential complaint consisting of more than 20 counts of Illegal Possession of a Firearm, as well as Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute, as a result of a search warrant conducted at her home. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who contacts the lead police investigator. At a meeting at the police station, Attorney Yannetti persuades the investigator that Client's ex-boyfriend was responsible for the guns and drugs -- not Client. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the investigator and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 24, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a highly educated Canadian national working as a researcher at a prestigious Massachusetts University, is going through a bitter divorce. His wife took out a restraining order against him and reported to the police that he had struck her. As a result, the police applied for a criminal assault-and-battery complaint against Client. Both Client's wife and her attorney desperately wanted the complaint to issue against Client, because a criminal conviction would ultimately lead to Client's deportation -- and he would lose any chance he had to obtain custody of their young son. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti exposes Client's wife as a liar. Over the objection of her attorney and the police, the complaint does not issue against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 17, 2010
Sex Crime
Client, a successful businessman, was allegedly caught by a female employee while he was masturbating at his desk at work. As a result, Client was charged with Indecent Exposure. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to minimize the embarrassment of this case while trying to bring it to the swiftest and least painful resolution. Attorney Yannetti negotiates with the attorney for the female employee and eventually reaches an agreement that is acceptable to both her and Client. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to accept an "accord and satisfaction." The case is therefore dismissed and none of the fact were aired publicly. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 15, 2010
Drug Trafficking Case
Client was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine over 28 Grams and 15 counts of Illegal Possession of a Firearm. The police alleged that they executed a search warrant at Client's home and found a large amount of cocaine -- much of which was packaged for individual sale, as well as large collection of guns. Client initially hired another attorney, who filed a pre-trial motion to dismiss the cocaine trafficking indictment. After Client's first attorney lost that motion, Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Attorney Yannetti conducts a further investigation and uncovers evidence that the police misled the grand jury during crucial testimony. As a result, Attorney Yannetti files his own motion to dismiss. Today, a Norfolk Superior Court judge allows the motion to dismiss the cocaine trafficking indictment -- which reduces that charge to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Whereas the trafficking charge carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years in state prison, the reduced charge carries no mandatory jail sentence. As a result, Client elects to plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute. The prosecutor recommends that he serve one year in prison, but Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to instead impose three years of probation. Client only needs to refrain from using drugs and he will escape a jail sentence completely. In addition, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss 11 of the 15 firearms charges. Result: Motion to Dismiss the Trafficking in Cocaine Indictment Allowed, Client Avoids Minimum Mandatory 5-Year State Prison Sentence and Instead Receives Probation.

November 10, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 22 year-old female university student, faced a potential charge of Assault and Battery. Client allegedly became very intoxicated one night when she got into a public dispute with two men in a hotel lobby. Client allegedly knocked one of the men off-balance on an escalator, causing him to fall down and suffer serious injuries. A hotel video camera captured the entire incident. Client's father hired Attorney Yannetti to try to keep this offense from appearing on Client's criminal record. At the initial clerk magistrate's hearing on September 29, 2010, Attorney Yannetti agreed with the police and the injured man's attorney to postpone the hearing in order to attempt to reach a civil settlement. Today, after an acceptable settlement had been reached, the police and the injured man agree to withdraw the complaint. Client never appears before a judge, so her criminal record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Withdrawn.

November 9, 2010
License Reinstatement Hearing
On April 14, 2010, Attorney Yannetti achieved a Not Guilty Verdict after OUI/DUI trial for this Client, a 24 year-old man. When Client was originally arrested, he refused to take the breathalyzer test, so his license was suspended. Even after a Not Guilty Verdict, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will not reinstate a person's license unless ordered to do so by a judge. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in convincing the judge that Client indeed deserves to have his driver's license reinstated. Result: Driver's License is Reinstated, Despite His Refusal to Take Breathalyzer Test.

November 9, 2010
Felony Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 29 year-old Chinese immigrant, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that Client had punched her husband in the face, breaking his glasses and causing bruising to his eye. When the police arrived at the house, they also found Client's mother-in-law crying hysterically. Client allegedly threw a coffee cup at her mother-in-law when she tried to break up the fight, and Client's mother-in-law was injured as a result. Client hired Attorney Yannetti shortly after arraignment, desperately seeking a dismissal of these serious charges without having to schedule the case for trial. Attorney Yannetti interviews the entire family and recommends that Client's mother-in-law retain her own attorney. Today, at the first pre-trial conference, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the entire case over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 4, 2010
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 34 year-old professional, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an argument with his girlfriend. Client's girlfriend told the police that Client had pushed her in the face and chest and knocked her to the floor. Client hired Attorney Yannetti shortly after arraignment. Attorney Yannetti conducted a thorough investigation over the course of five court dates before scheduling the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, the judge grants Attorney Yannetti's motion to dismiss. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 28, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 46 year-old school teacher, faced a potential charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. Client was the registered owner of a car that allegedly caused an accident in front of an eyewitness who managed to get her license plate. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the Clerk Magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge, so her criminal record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 28, 2010
False Presription Charges
Client, a 30 year-old educated and employed woman, became addicted to Ambien, a prescription sleep medication. In the midst of her addiction, she went to several different doctors and obtained multiple prescriptions in different states -- without informing any doctor of the other prescriptions. When the state police investigated, Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Attorney Yannetti negotiated the terms of Client's surrender before the court, so that Client was not arrested. She was, however, charged with three counts of Obtaining Drugs by Fraud. Over the course ten months, Attorney Yannetti investigated this case and finally prepared a persuasive argument for leniency. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced the district attorney's office to agree to a recommendation of pre-trial probation. The judge also agrees with the recommendation, with the stipulation that Client must continue her treatment and refrain from using any drugs. This case will therefore be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record, as long Client stays out of trouble. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 27, 2010
Armed Robbery / Kidnapping
In a case that generated a lot of publicity, Client, a 23 year-old man, was charged with multiple counts of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping. The police alleged that Client had placed an advertisement on Craig's List, then robbed the buyers at gunpoint when they arrived at an agreed-upon location. When Client's father hired Attorney Yannetti, Client was being held in custody in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. When Attorney Yannetti appeared for Client's arraignment, the prosecutor asked the judge to increase Client's bail to $100,000. Instead, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to reduce Client's bail to $7,500. Client posted that bail shortly thereafter and returned home to his father. Over the next two months, Attorney Yannetti presented exculpatory information to the prosecutor, to show that this case was not what it first appeared to be. Today, when the case was scheduled for a probable cause hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 26, 2010
Misdemeanor Charges
Client, a 25 year-old account manager for an internet marketing consulting firm, was charged with Trespassing and Resisting Arrest. The police alleged that Client had tried to re-enter a downtown bar after he had been asked to leave the premises, then pushed an officer away and otherwise resisted arrest after remaining unruly. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti, who schedules the case for a pre-trial hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case upon Client's performance of 25 hours of community service. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 26, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a 25 year-old successful financial executive, was charged in 2003 with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Threats to Commit a Crime. Six years ago, Attorney Yannetti represented Client at his jury trial, during which Attorney Yannetti exposed the arresting officer as a liar and a bully. The jury returned verdicts of "Not Guilty" on all charges in April, 2004. Recently, Client decided that having these charges on his CORI (Massachusetts criminal record) has led employers to question him about the case -- despite the Not Guilty verdicts. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal his criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 25, 2010
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 49 year-old medical doctor, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's wife called 911 because Client had allegedly pushed her during an argument over whether or not he had been secretly communicating with an alleged girlfriend. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to preserve his criminal record. Today, at the second pre-trial hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 20, 2010
Rape of Child by Force
Client, a 29 year-old taxicab driver, was arrested for Rape of a Child with Force, and two counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child under the age of 14. Client's wife's niece alleged that he had molested her at Client's home in Randolph. Client -- who had no prior record -- adamantly denied the allegations and hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate. Over the course of two years, Attorney Yannetti successfully fought the Department of Children and Family Services over access to substantial records containing demonstrably false statements made by the alleged victim. As a result, Attorney Yannetti uncovered evidence of the alleged victim's mental health problems, as well as her motive to fabricate allegations against Client. With trial less than one month away, Attorney Yannetti was well prepared to fight these indictments and presented his findings to the prosecutor. Today, the prosecutor files a nolle prosequi of all three indictments -- effectively dismissing the case without the need for a trial. Result: All Three Indictments Dismissed.

October 15, 2010
Drug Possession Charge
Client, a 31 year-old theatrical lighting specialist, was charged with Possession of a Class B controlled substance. The police pulled Client over when he was driving with a cracked windshield and an expired inspection sticker. During an inventory search conducted as a result of the motor vehicle being towed, the police allegedly found a container with a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, after seven months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case. Client only has to pay a $50 fine for having an expired inspection, which is a civil motor vehicle infraction. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 13, 2010
Motor Vehicle Homicide Case
This was a tragic case. Client, a 29 year-old laborer, was charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by Reckless Operation. Three eyewitnesses reported to the police that Client was driving very fast (in excess of 90 mph) and erratically (abrupt lane changes, criss-crossing in between cars) on the highway. At one point, Client's car slammed into the back of a Jeep Cherokee, causing horrific results. The Jeep was vaulted into the air, crashed down and rolled off the highway, landing in some trees 20 feet off the highway. One passenger suffered a broken leg. The driver suffered fractured ribs. The driver's 14 year-old son tragically died as a result of the accident. Client was remorseful and wanted to accept responsibility for the accident, but the D.A.'s Office insisted on a prison sentence that was slightly less than the maximum penalty allowed by law. This forced Attorney Yannetti to take the case to trial. Attorney Yannetti employed a private investigator who uncovered an eyewitness whom the police and the prosecutor had ignored. Attorney Yannetti also prepared a devastating cross-examination of the prosecutor's accident reconstructionist. Today, after a painful, two-day trial, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial.

October 5, 2010
Drug Trafficking Case
Client, a 30 year-old car salesman, was arrested for Trafficking in a Class A Controlled Substance (oxycodone), Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance (cocaine), Possession of a Class E Controlled Substance (steroids) and Possession of Ammunition without an F.I.D. card. The D.E.A., the Old Colony Police Anti-Crime Task Force and the Quincy Police Drug Control Unit teamed up to execute a search warrant at Client's apartment. A named informant had provided information to law enforcement authorities that Client was distributing drugs. When the police searched Client's apartment, they found over 400 pills of oxycodone (percocets), 1.19 grams of cocaine, steroids in both liquid and tablet form, a box of .40 caliber ammunition and over $25,000.00 in U.S. currency. Client faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of 7 years in state prison, unless the prosecutor could be persuaded to reduce the charges. Client hired Attorney Yannetti at an early juncture. After Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress all evidence that was seized -- arguing that the magistrate who issued the search warrant lacked jurisdiction to do so -- the prosecutor offered to substantially reduce the charges and the potential sentence Client faced. Today, one week before trial was to begin, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the indictments for cocaine and steroids possession. The prosecutor also agrees to reduce the Trafficking indictment down to Possession of a Class A substance with Intent to Distribute -- meaning that there is no minimum mandatory sentence to be imposed. Instead of having to serve a mandatory 7 year sentence, Client receives a 3 - 4 years sentence during which Client will be eligible to earn "good time" in order to achieve an early release on parole. In addition, as a non-violent drug offender, Client may also be eligible for an even earlier release into a halfway house before his sentence is completed. Client also receives a concurrent one-year house-of-correction sentence for the ammunition indictment, so he receives no additional time to be served for that indictment. Result: Two Drug Charges Dismissed, the Trafficking Charge Reduced to Possession with Intent to Distribute and Client Could Potentially Serve Between Two and Three Years in State Prison after Facing a Mandatory Seven Year Sentence.

September 30, 2010
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a 33 year-old immigrant with a green card, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and Malicious Destruction of Property. Represented by another attorney, Client appeared on his first trial date to discover that the prosecutor intended to take the case to trial, even though the alleged victim -- client's girlfriend -- refused to appear in court to testify. Client's former attorney had neglected to realize that Client had confessed to ripping his girlfriend's clothing and boots in anger -- and the police saw the damaged items. Client's former attorney told client that he either had to go to trial unprepared or accept a continuance-without-a-finding disposition, with an order that Client attend a certified batterer's program. Client could not admit to any offense without damaging his prospects for citizenship. Client therefore requested another trial date and hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress Client's statement to the police. Attorney Yannetti also moved to dismiss the Domestic Assault and Battery charge outright. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the entire case, over the objection of the prosecutor and the police department. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 23, 2010
Rape of a Child / Sex Charges
Client, a 60 year-old immigrant, was indicted for Rape of a Child and Indecent Assault and Battery. The prosecution alleged that Client had penetrated his nephew's bottom with his finger and also indecently touched his nephew's penis at a family gathering. Client originally retained another attorney but when the case was scheduled for trial, that attorney took a leave of absence from the practice of law and referred Client to Attorney Yannetti. After several months of investigation and preparation of the case, Attorney Yannetti scheduled the case for trial once again. Attorney Yannetti advised Client to reject any offer of a plea bargain and presented a witness list to the prosecution which featured family members willing to testify on Client's behalf. Today, when the case was scheduled for a final pre-trial conference -- four days before the trial date -- the prosecutor files a nolle prosequi on the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 22, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a 24 year-old Ivy League college graduate working as a consultant, was charged with Larceny over $250.00, as a result of allegations that Client had stolen over $2,000 worth of clothing from an upscale department store. In April 2009, Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who succeeded in persuading the judge to dismiss the case in December 2009. Client then rehired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal her criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that she has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 20, 2010
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's parents called 911 because Client had allegedly punched his father in the face during an argument. When the police arrived, Client confessed. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti. Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to postpone Client's arraignment on the complaint -- thereby preventing this case from appearing on Client's criminal record. Instead, Attorney Yannetti works in conjunction with Client's parents and an education counselor to develop a treatment plan for Client. Client entered and completed a therapeutic wilderness program out-of-state. Plans were then made for Client to attend a special boarding school to finish his senior year of high school. Today, when Client is once again scheduled to be arraigned on the complaint, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor not to prosecute the case at all. As a result, a "nolle prosequi" is filed before arraignment -- effectively dismissing the case. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

September 10, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a state employee, faced a potential charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. Client allegedly struck an unoccupied vehicle in a parking lot, in front of an eyewitness, who only managed to get her license plate. Since the car was registered to her husband, he was the one originally summonsed to court. At the original clerk's hearing, however, both Client and her husband were unrepresented. When Client admitted having driven her car in the parking lot that day, the Clerk Magistrate dismissed the complaint against her husband and scheduled a clerk's hearing for Client instead. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the Clerk Magistrate and the police department that no complaint should issue against Client. Instead, Client needs to produce proof that his insurance company paid the claim, or Client needs to make the damaged vehicle's owner whole. Client never appears before a judge, so her criminal record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 8, 2010
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 55 year-old surgeon, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. Client's wife had called 911 one night after sustaining an injury to the back of her head. When the police arrived at the home, Client allegedly admitted that he had pushed his wife during an argument and that she had struck her head against the corner of a wooden cabinet in the kitchen. Client's wife's head wound was bleeding profusely and the police took photographs. Client initially hired another attorney, who assured Client that the case would be dismissed. On the trial date, however, the prosecutor refused to dismiss the case and insisted on taking the case to trial based upon Client's wife's injuries and Client's confession. Client's original attorney told Client that they needed to go to trial that day, but they were completely unprepared, as the attorney had not interviewed Client or his wife and had not properly prepared either of them to testify. Client elected to ask for a continuance and hire Attorney Yannetti instead. Attorney Yannetti prepared the case for trial. Client and his wife met with Attorney Yannetti at his office several times. Attorney Yannetti prepared extensive motions in limine. Today, on the next trial date, the prosecutor changes his mind about going forward after Attorney Yannetti answers "ready for trial." The prosecutor -- this time -- files a nolle prosequi, which effectively dismisses the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 3, 2010
Rape Case
Client, a 42 year-old consultant, discovered that a woman whom he had met online reported to the police that he had raped her. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who conducted an independent investigation. The police went forward with the complaint and Client was summonsed to court for his arraignment on a complaint alleging Rape. Attorney Yannetti contacted the district attorney's office in advance of the arraignment date. The prosecutor agreed to forward a copy of the police report to Attorney Yannetti, who then pointed out the weaknesses in the Commonwealth's case -- as well as the exculpatory evidence Attorney Yannetti had uncovered. Today, at Client's scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the complaint prior to arraignment, so no prosecution will occur. This charge, therefore, will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Rape Charge Dismissed Before Arraignment.

September 2, 2010
Drug Trafficking Case
Client, an immigrant and non-citizen, was indicted for Trafficking in Cocaine over 200 Grams in 1996. Represented by another lawyer, Client lost his motion to suppress evidence and faced a minimum, mandatory 15-year state prison sentence. As a scared 19 year-old, Client defaulted on his 1997 trial date and a warrant for his arrest remained outstanding for 12 years. In 2009, Client turned 31 years old and hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate this case and arrange for his surrender before the Court. Attorney Yannetti analyzed the clerk's file at the courthouse, then contacted the district attorney's office. Remarkably, the same prosecutor who was assigned to the case in 1997 was still with the DA's Office. That prosecutor investigated the state of his evidence and determined that the Commonwealth could still prove the Trafficking case. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecutor and eventually arranged for Client to remove his default in court in October 2009. The warrant for his arrest was recalled and Client was released on bail and allowed to go back home to Virginia until the resolution of this case. Over the course of the next year, Attorney Yannetti uncovered substantial evidence that pointed to Client's father as the true culprit. As the trial date approached, Attorney Yannetti shared that evidence with the district attorney's office. Eventually, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge from Trafficking in Cocaine over 200 grams down to simple Possession of Cocaine, a misdemeanor. Instead of a 15-year minimum-mandatory state-prison sentence, the prosecutor agreed to recommend a sentence of 364 days in the House of Correction. Given that Client had been held in custody for about four months in 1996 -- and given that Client will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence, Client may make parole in as few as three months. In addition, Attorney Yannetti worked in conjunction with Client's immigration attorney to find an acceptable disposition that might allow Client to escape deportation and remain in this country with the rest of his family. Result: 15-year felony charge reduced to simple misdemeanor, Immigration consequences of conviction reduced, Client potentially eligible for parole in three months.

September 1, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old graduate student at an Ivy League university, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Disorderly Conduct. After having had some drinks at a Boston bar with some friends, Client tried to take the last subway train home. After Client paid his fare, however, an MBTA employee told him that he had missed the train. When Client asked for a refund of the fare, the MBTA employee refused. Client then allegedly spit at the MBTA employee and was rude to the responding police officer as well. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 27, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a fellow attorney, faced a potential charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. Client allegedly backed up into an unoccupied vehicle in a parking lot in front of witnesses, then left the lot to go home without stopping or leaving a note on the damaged vehicle. When the police confronted him at his home, Client admitted to having bumped the vehicle but explained that he did not believe any damage had occurred. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. At the hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the clerk magistrate and the police department that no complaint should issue against Client. Instead, Client needs to produce proof that his insurance company paid the claim, or Client needs to make the damaged vehicle's owner whole. Client never appears before a judge, so his criminal record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 11, 2010
Violent Felony Charge
Client, a 27 year-old retail-store employee, was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. Another young man -- who was a medical school student in the middle of his residency -- reported to the police that Client had sucker-punched him and then kicked him multiple times after he fell to the ground. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who spoke several times with the medical-school student while investigating this case. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss this case. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 9, 2010
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 37 year-old laborer, was charged with Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute within a School Zone and Possession of Ammunition. After receiving a tip from a confidential informant, the police allegedly found Client to be in possession of 98 pills, a 38-special pistol cartridge and a "cuff sheet" containing names, numbers, dollar amounts and expenses. On the "school zone" charge, Client faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of 2 years in the house of correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Over the course of 15 months, Attorney Yannetti investigated and researched this matter, eventually filing a motion to suppress all of the evidence the police seized. Today, when his motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the school zone charge and not go forward on the possession of ammunition charge. On the "possession with intent" charge, Attorney Yannetti successfully argues that the charge should be "continued without a finding." Client needs only to enter and complete a drug treatment program and remain arrest-free for 18 months and this charge will be dismissed as well. Result: School-Zone Charge Dismissed, Ammunition Charge Filed, and Client Avoids a Conviction on the Drug-Distribution Charge.

August 9, 2010
Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 47 year-old local business owner, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after his ex-girlfriend reported to the police that Client had shoved her to the ground and injured her knee. The police officers noticed that she indeed had a bruise to her knee. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated, scheduled the case for trial, and drafted an extensive and well-researched motion in limine. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss this case. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 4, 2010
Felony Theft Charge
Client, a 20 year-old university student studying to become a veterinarian, was charged with larceny over $250, a felony. Client allegedly found a fellow student's laptop in the bathroom at school, took it back to her dorm room, used it and did not return it. When confronted by the police, Client admitted her wrongdoing. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to preserve her clean criminal record. Today, on the third court date, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 21, 2010
Felony Domestic Violence Charge
Client, a 37 year-old university professor, was arrested at his home one night for Domestic Assault and Battery and also Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: a knife), a felony. His wife called 911 after Client had allegedly punched her then picked up his infant son in one hand and a knife in the other. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate this matter. Today, on a pre-trial conference date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the felony charge. On the Domestic A & B charge, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client needs only to have a mental-health evaluation and the case will be dismissed in four months with no repercussions for client's record, employment, career or future. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 15, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student home for summer break, faced a charge of Misuse and/or Possession of a False ID card -- a felony. Client allegedly had in her possession a fake driver's license she had obtained over the internet. When she tried to gain admission to a bar, the doorman called over the police officer on detail, who barred Client from entering the establishment and summonsed her for a clerk's hearing. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. At the hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the clerk magistrate and the police department that no complaint should issue against Client. Instead, Client need only pay $200 in court costs and the application for complaint will be dismissed. Client never appears before a judge, so her criminal record remains clean. No future employer or graduate school will ever be able to find out about this incident. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 30, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a 35 year-old university professor, hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal this case, wherein Client had been charged with domestic assault and battery. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer (under Massachusetts law) on any job or official application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 24, 2010
Drug Distribution Charge
Client, a 19 year-old college student, was arrested for Assault and Possession of Class D Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. The allegations arose when his roommate called the police to report that Client had threatened to kill her. When the police arrived, they noticed several plastic bags containing marijuana in Client's bedroom. The police executed a search warrant and found numerous other instrumentalities used in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, including boxes of liquid fertilizer. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigated this case and prepared it for trial. Today, on the trial date, the prosecutor agrees to reduce the drug charge to simple possession marijuana -- for which Client receives a continued-without-a-finding disposition. On the assault charge, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. This charge will therefore be dismissed while Client is still presumed to be innocent. Result: Assault Charge Dismissed, Drug Distribution Charge Dismissed, Client Receives CWOF for Simple Marijuana Possession, and the Entire Case is Sealable.

June 22, 2010
Assault and Battery / Theft
Client, a 25 year-old real estate broker, was charged with Assault and Battery and Larceny over $250, a felony. Client allegedly attempted to steal expensive items from an upscale department store. When she was leaving the store security officers confronted her and she allegedly fought them -- and the fight was caught on video tape. Client hires Attorney Yannetti to try to preserve her clean criminal record. After several months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. This case will therefore be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record, as long Client performs 16 hours of community service. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 22, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old college student home for summer break, faced a charge of Providing Alcohol to Minors. Client allegedly bought a keg of beer and allowed several 19 year-old young women to drink at his house. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the clerk magistrate and the investigating police officer that no complaint should issue against Client. Instead, Client need only complete 32 hours of community service and the application for complaint will be dismissed. Client never appears before a judge and his criminal record remains clean. No future employer or graduate school will ever be able to find out about this incident. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 16, 2010
Federal Conspiracy to Murder Trial
In one of the biggest victories of his career -- and after a 3-week trial -- Attorney Yannetti today succeeds in achieving Not Guilty Verdicts for his Client in a Conspiracy-to-Kidnap and Conspiracy-to-Murder case. Client, a 72 year-old Italian-born Canadian citizen, would likely have served the rest of his life in a federal penitentiary if he had been convicted. The United States Attorney's Office had alleged that Client and a co-defendant twice met at client's place of business in Montreal, for the purpose of hiring a hit man to kidnap, extort and kill a man who allegedly owed a large sum of money to the co-defendant. As a result, the co-defendant spoke several times with the "hit man," who was actually an undercover Boston detective wearing a hidden recording device. On tape, the co-defendant discussed having the man thrown overboard to the sharks after forcing him to pay millions of dollars. The co-defendant stressed to the undercover officer that Client was a powerful man, "someone who could order something and have it happen overnight." He told the undercover officer that Client was connected to a large organized-crime family in Canada. As a result, the undercover officer spoke with Client several times and recorded those conversations as well. When the kidnap/murder plan was explained to him, Client repeatedly assured the undercover officer, "I know everything." The undercover officer told Client that they were planning on "grabbing" the guy in a few days and Client replied, "Very good, very good." Client also traveled from Canada to Vermont to be present when the "hit man" received $10,000 in cash to serve as his "expense money." Client's family hired Attorney Yannetti at an early juncture. Attorney Yannetti argued to the jury that Client did not have a good command of the English language and did not understand the true nature of his co-defendant's plot. Today, Attorney Yannetti (along with his co-counsel, Attorney Robert Sheketoff) succeeds in convincing the jury to reject the Government's evidence. After a hard-fought trial (where his co-defendant was convicted of both counts), Client is released from custody walks from court a free man. Result: Not Guilty Verdicts after a Jury Trial. Client is Acquitted of Both Indictments.

June 2, 2010
Drug Trafficking Charges
Client was charged with Trafficking in a Class A Controlled Substance -- oxycontin and oxycodone -- after she received a Federal Express package at her home containing hundreds of pills. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who investigates and provides exculpatory evidence to the prosecutor. As a result, nearly one year later, the district attorney's office decided not to indict Client for this serious offense. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to file a nolle prosequi on this case in district court. The case is therefore dismissed outright. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 18, 2010
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 42 year-old executive, was arrested at his home one night for Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife told the police that after Client had demanded to check her cell phone to determine whom she had been "texting," he lunged toward her and hit her arm while she was feeding their infant child. His wife also alleged that Client had grabbed her by the throat in the recent past and that he was "out of control." As a result of Client's arrest, a restraining order issued and divorce proceedings began. Attorney Yannetti investigated this matter and negotiated with both the prosecutor and Client's wife's divorce attorney. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss this case on a pre-trial date -- something the district attorney's office does not often do. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 11, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. Client was at a party at a friend's apartment when three other students tried to crash the party. Client ordered them to leave and allegedly got into an altercation with two of them. Client filed a complaint against one of those students, who in turn filed a cross-complaint against Client. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Further, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the clerk that Client was the true victim -- so a criminal complaint issues against the other student. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 10, 2010
Firearms Possession and Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 21 year-old forklift operator, faced a complaint for Carrying a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. On the "carrying" charge, Client faced a minimum-mandatory sentence of 18 months in the house of correction. The police alleged that Client threatened a man whom Client believed had stolen money from him in a drug deal. Client then allegedly took a gun out of his house and threatened to use it against the man unless he received his money back. The man instead went to the police, who proceeded to execute a search warrant on Client's home. The police found the gun, ammunition, and a quantity of marijuana (as well as some growing marijuana plants). Client admitted to possessing the gun illegally. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to somehow keep himself out of jail. Attorney Yannetti investigated the case and filed a motion to suppress Client's statements to the police. Today, when trial is scheduled to begin, the district attorney's office finally agrees to dismiss the "carrying" charge. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to continue all charges without a finding. As long as Client refrains from being arrested in the meantime, all charges will be dismissed against him in one year. Result: Client Avoids Conviction on All Charges, including the Mandatory 18-Month Committed Sentence He Had Been Facing.

May 7, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
In an alleged incident of "road rage," Client, a 37 year-old physician's assistant, faced a potential complaint for Threatening to Commit a Crime. The police alleged that Client got out of his car in traffic, approached the driver's side window of a middle-aged woman and threatened to kill her while screaming profanities. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk's hearing. Today, the police appeared at the clerk's hearing with the alleged victim -- the woman against whom Client had allegedly issued threats. After full testimony was taken at the hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client and he will complete anger-management counseling instead. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. His job at a major hospital is therefore saved. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 28, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
The police applied for a complaint against Client, a 13 year-old middle-school student, for Breaking and Entering into a building. The building owner alleged that Client and five other boys broke into his building and "tagged" the inside with graffiti. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on his juvenile criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 21, 2010
Spousal Abuse Charges
Client, a 35 year-old highly educated consultant, was arrested at his home one night for Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife called 911 to tell the police that after Client had discovered some incriminating e-mails on her computer, Client allegedly choked her and threatened to kill her. Client hired Attorney Yannetti for the purpose of successfully resolving this case as soon as possible. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss this case on the first pre-trial date -- a very rare occurrence. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 15, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year-old nurse, allegedly pulled a false fire alarm at a local club, in anger after having been refused service of additional alcohol. A police officer was present at the club and witnessed Client's actions. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Last week, when the hearing was first scheduled, the police announced that they wanted the complaint to issue against Client. Attorney Yannetti asked the assistant clerk magistrate to give Attorney Yannetti a week to speak with the fire department in an attempt to resolve this issue amicably. Attorney Yannetti spoke directly with the fire chief, who explained that as long as Client paid a $500 fine for falsely setting the alarm, he would not seek criminal charges against Client. Client paid the fine upon the advice of Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 14, 2010
OUI Trial
Client, a 24 year-old man, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor (OUI). Client allegedly crashed his BMW into a parked car at an intersection in Cambridge, then failed field sobriety tests administered by one of the responding officers. The officer testified that Client's eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and that he had an odor of alcohol on his breath. Today, after a jury-waived trial, Client was acquitted of the charge. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

April 8, 2010
Probation Surrender Hearing / Resolution of Old Warrants
Client, a 31 year-old financial executive, contacted Attorney Yannetti about this old case, in which Client was charged with Breaking and Entering with the Intent to Commit a Felony, as well as Malicious Destruction of Property. Client had allegedly broken the front door of an apartment building to get inside while intoxicated one evening. Represented by another lawyer, Client received a continued-without-a-finding disposition back in 2003. Although Client paid restitution and performed the required community service, he left the state without permission and began his career in New York. For six years, there has been a warrant for his arrest, to bring him back to Massachusetts to answer for having violated his probation. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him avoid serious consequences. Today, after negotiating the terms of Client's surrender with the probation department, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to impose no further penalties. Result: Probation Terminated, Case Dismissed.

April 5, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a 24 year-old college educated woman scheduled to take her C.P.A. exam, contacted Attorney Yannetti about this case, which was dismissed in July, 2009. Client was charged with Larceny over $250.00 as a result of allegedly stealing clothing from an upscale department store. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to make sure that this charge does not appear on her criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that she has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

March 26, 2010
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 24 year-old account executive, was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property, Malicious Destruction of Property and Attempted Breaking and Entering at Nighttime, a felony. Client was highly intoxicated when he allegedly destroyed an elderly man's fence, broke into his yard and took a bicycle. The police caught him before he was able to get away. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, after several court dates and much negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to impose pre-trial probation. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 23, 2010
Motion to Terminate Probation
Back in 2008, Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him remove an old default warrant for his arrest. Represented by another lawyer, Client pled guilty in 1993. He was ordered to complete the alcohol education program, but he never did. Instead, he left Massachusetts and remained in default with a warrant for his arrest for fifteen years. On March 21, 2008, Attorney Yannetti persuaded a B.M.C. judge not to incarcerate Client for fleeing and failing to comply with his probation. Instead, the judge gave Client another chance at completing the first-offender OUI program and placed him on probation for three years. In 2010, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to ask the judge to shorten Client's probation by one year, so that Client could apply for citizenship. Today, after producing proof that Client had been a model probationer, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to terminate Client's probation one year early. Result: Probation Terminated One Year Early.

March 23, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, faced the prospect of having a criminal complaint issue against him, for being Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Client allegedly persuaded a waitress to serve him beer at a bar despite the fact that he was under aged. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 19, 2010
Misdemeanor Charge
Client, a 19 year-old man, was arrested for trespassing on a local college campus. Client was highly intoxicated and when confronted by campus police, he allegedly told them, "I'm not leaving." Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to impose pre-trial probation. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 17, 2010
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 30 year-old successful business executive, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. After discovering evidence that his wife had been cheating on him with a man she had just secretly visited in another state, Client loudly argued with his wife. The police were called to Client's home. Client's wife then told the police that Client had grabbed her by the neck, pushed her against the shower door and told her that she was not going to be allowed to leave. Client allegedly admitted to having yelled at his wife and broken a wine glass. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him resolve this matter. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 12, 2010
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a 26 year-old graduate student, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after his live-in girlfriend told the police that he had grabbed her by both wrists and shoved her into a wall. The police observed scratch marks and redness on his girlfriend's left wrist. They also saw damage to the wall and pieces of broken glass on the floor. As a result of finding a shotgun in Client's closet, the police also charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. After investigating this case, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the shotgun from evidence, as well as a motion to suppress the statements that Client had made to the police. On January 21, 2010, after a full hearing, the judge allowed both motions to suppress. As a result, the prosecution was forced to dismiss the firearms charge. Today, when the domestic assault-and-battery charge was scheduled for trial, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the entire case over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 11, 2010
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 26 year-old resident alien working for a software company, was arrested one night for Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife called 911 and reported to the police that Client had struck her during an argument. Client's wife also contended that Client had been abusive to her for seven years -- in fact, one time seriously injuring her eye. She provided the prosecutor with photos of her damaged eye. Client initially retained another lawyer who was unable to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the case. Client eventually hired Attorney Yannetti, who proceeded to conduct a thorough investigation. Along the way, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to order that records be produced by the Department of Children and Family Services -- over the objection of D.C.F.S. lawyers. Those records provided evidence of inconsistent statements made by Client's wife. Today, on the trial date, the prosecutor finally agrees to recommend pre-trial probation. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 10, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 40 year-old dance teacher was stopped in a department store for allegedly attempting to return a pair of pants that she had not purchased from that store. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, despite the desire of the store detective for the complaint to go forward, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will therefore never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 9, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 36 year-old immigrant working as a taxicab driver and hoping to become an American citizen, faced an application for a complaint alleging assault and battery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, a felony. Client allegedly had a dispute with another taxicab driver in the parking lot of a restaurant. The other man told the police that Client poured hot tea on him and punched him repeatedly. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti spoke with the investigating police officer and persuaded him that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 2, 2010
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a member of the armed services, was arrested one night for Domestic Assault and Battery. When the police arrived at his apartment in response to a 911 call, they saw Client's girlfriend lying on the ground with blood coming from a wound on the back of her head. Client admitted to having pushed his girlfriend while she held their 3-month old child in her arms. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who scheduled the case for trial. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 2, 2010
Domestic Assault and Battery / Intimidation of a Witness
Client, a 45 year-old family man and business professional, was arrested one afternoon at his home. The police had received a 911 call from Client's wife, but when she started to speak, the dispatcher heard Client say "You will not . . . " and the line went dead. The police therefore arrived at Client's home and spoke to his wife, who informed the police that Client had pushed her against a row of cabinets in the home, causing her to bump her head and ear. The police took photos of her ear, which was red and swollen. Client's wife also told the police that Client had grabbed their son by the throat and pushed him up against some coat hooks in the garage. Client admitted to having grabbed his son by the shirt and also to having pushed him up against the wall. Client also admitted to hanging up the phone on his wife when she had tried to call 911 because he didn't think she should have been calling the police. At the station, Client told the police that he was going to call his lawyer, but instead called his wife and -- in front of the booking officer -- said to her, "Come on, can't you roll this back? Do something to get me out of this." As a result, Client was charged with two counts of Domestic Assault and Battery and two counts of Intimidation of a Witness, which is a felony. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who scheduled the case for trial. Today, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the domestic assault and battery charges and to recommend pre-trial probation for the intimidation of a witness charges. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 16, 2010
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a Ph.D. student at a prestigious university, was in the U.S. on a student visa. He was arrested one night for Domestic Assault and Battery after a witness had allegedly seen him standing over his wife in the hallway of their apartment building, yelling at her while she lied on floor with a bloody nose. The eyewitness called 911, and when the police arrived, Client's wife pointed to Client and said, "He hit me! He hit me!" Client told the police that he had an argument with his wife in their car and that he might have accidently shut the car door on her nose in an attempt to keep her in the vehicle. The police inspected the car and saw no blood. They also saw no blood leading from the car to the apartment building. They did, however, see blood on the hallway wall, near the area where Client's wife had been lying on the floor. If convicted, Client faced almost certain deportation and the ruin of his education and career. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who prepared an extensive motion in limine and accompanying memorandum of law, and scheduled the case for trial. Today, after receiving Attorney Yannetti's motion and memorandum, the prosecutor finally agrees to recommend pre-trial probation for six months. Attorney Yannetti asks the judge to instead impose pre-trial probation for only three months -- and the judge agrees. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Client's visa will also be unaffected and he avoids deportation. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 11, 2010
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old man, was on probation for illegal possession of a class D controlled substance and was ordered to attend and complete the "Level III Community Correction Program." He was also required to be regularly tested for all illegal narcotics while on probation. Client allegedly failed several drug tests, failed to show for others, and was subsequently arrested for a similar offense in Quincy -- all while still on probation. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to handle all matters. Attorney Yannetti successfully resolved his new case in Quincy District Court (on December 8, 2010, as detailed below). Then, after several weeks of negotiation and a probation surrender hearing, Attorney Yannetti today persuades both the probation officer and the judge to terminate Client's probation, with no further penalties. Result: Probation Terminated.

January 28, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a 26 year-old professional college graduate applying to prestigious business schools, had one blemish on her criminal record. As a result of becoming involved with a disingenuous man several years ago, Client was arrested for Sexual Conduct for a Fee. Mortified, embarrassed, and extremely concerned that this old charge might derail her future, Client initially contacted another attorney to try to expunge the charge from her record. That attorney gave bad advice to Client and failed at the expungement. Client thereafter hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that she has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 25, 2010
Firearms and Other Felony Charges
Client, a 16 year-old high school student, was indicted as a Youthful Offender and faced 31 charges, including multiple counts of Carrying a Firearm without a License, Breaking and Entering, Larceny of a Firearm and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The prosecution alleged that Client and two friends broke into one home, stole jewelry and the car in the garage. They then allegedly drove to Client's uncle's house, where they stole 9 firearms that had been locked up in the home. Client gave a full confession to breaking into the first home. If convicted as an adult -- which is generally the purpose of the prosecution when they seek "youthful offender" indictments -- client faced a minimum mandatory sentence of 1 1/2 years in the house of correction. After initially retaining another attorney (with whom they were unhappy), Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti. Both of Client's friends pled guilty to all 31 charges they faced and both were prepared to testify against Client. Today, despite the strength of the prosecution's case against Client, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss 20 of the 31 charges Client faced. In addition, Client admits to 9 of the charges as a juvenile and is placed on probation for those counts. Client only admits to two "Carrying of a Firearm" indictments as a youthful offender -- and is not sentenced as an adult. Instead, he is committed to the Department of Youth Services. He therefore will obtain counseling and treatment rather than being placed in a prison cell. Client may be released after as a few as six months. Result: Twenty of Thirty-One Charges Dismissed, Client sentenced as a Juvenile and Avoids a Minimum Mandatory House-of-Correction Sentence.

January 22, 2010
Petition to Seal
Client, a 33 year-old college graduate working for the state, had a felony charge of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon on her criminal record for the last eight years. Fearing that potential future employers might hold this information against her, Client hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that she has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 22, 2010
Violent Charges
Client, a 21 year-old college student, was charged with Affray and Disorderly Conduct as a result of allegedly have been part of a group of young men who beat up a homeless man. The prosecutor was eager to convict Client when the case first arrived on his desk in August. Today, after several months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 20, 2010
Drug and Ammunition Possession Charges
Client, a 57 year-old attorney, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance as a result of a search warrant that had been conducted at his apartment. When Client had moved here from California, he stored his firearm in an appropriate facility but failed to properly store his ammunition. He also allegedly possessed marijuana in his bedroom. Client initially hired another lawyer, who failed to persuade the district attorney's office not to go forward with the charges. Client then hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, after several months of negotiation -- including appeals to highest-level decision-makers in the D.A.'s Office -- Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss the marijuana charge and recommend pre-trial probation on the ammunition charge. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing and -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 19, 2010
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, was arrested after being pulled over for a motor vehicle violation. Client allegedly had in his car individual baggies containing marijuana, a marijuana grinder, a scale, a box of plastic bags and other drug paraphernalia. As a result, he was charged with Possession of a Class D Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute. With no prior criminal record, Client faced the prospect of severely damaging his ability to apply to a good college and/or to have a good career thereafter. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti to minimize the damage to Client's future. After several court dates, Attorney Yannetti today persuades both the assistant district attorney and the judge to dismiss all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 15, 2010
Clerk's Hearing
Client, allegedly threatened his brother-in-law with a weapon after a verbal argument got out of hand in his home. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti worked in conjunction with the attorney for Client's brother-in-law to persuade the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 5, 2010
Misdemeanor Charges
Clients -- two brothers in their 20's -- were in Boston visiting a friend for the weekend. While out at a bar one night, they allegedly got into a dispute with the doorman and a police officer. Both brothers were arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Their father hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, when both brothers were scheduled to be arraigned, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge and prosecutor to dismiss their cases prior to arraignment. This means that there will be no public record of the case -- and both brothers will maintain clean criminal records. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

December 31, 2009
Sex Offense
Client, a 37 year-old married man with no prior criminal record, was charged with "open and gross lewdness." A cashier at a pharmacy had reported to the police that when Client brought his purchases to the counter to pay for them, his erect penis was exposed outside his jeans. A store video captured the incident. If convicted, Client faced the prospect of a felony conviction and eventual sex offender registration. Client retained Attorney Yannetti to help him avoid those catastrophic consequences. Today, after several months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation. Client admits to no wrongdoing and after 18 months -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 8, 2009
Drug Possession Subsequent Offense
Client, a 21 year-old man, was already on probation for illegal possession of a class D controlled substance when he was arrested again for the same offense. The police therefore charged him with "second offense possession of a class D controlled substance." If convicted on this subsequent offense, Client would face a potential house-of-correction sentence for having violated his probation by committing a new crime. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him avoid going to jail. After negotiating with the district attorney's office for six weeks, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor to lower the charge to "first offense possession of marijuana," and to dismiss the case upon the payment of $500 in court costs. The judge agrees to accept this disposition of the case. Client therefore admits to nothing, receives no conviction and this case is over today with no ramifications to Client's probation or criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 27, 2009
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a graduate student at a prestigious university, was in the U.S. on a student visa from Israel. His girlfriend, who had a history of mental illness, called 911 during an argument and Client was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. When the police arrived, they allegedly saw Client's girlfriend bleeding from the mouth with scratches to the back of her neck. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charge. Attorney Yannetti prepared extensive motions in limine and memoranda of law in preparation for today's trial date. When the case is called for trial, Attorney Yannetti's motion to dismiss is granted by the judge. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 24, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a first-year student at a prestigious law school, faced a felony complaint of Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle, as a result of a past "road rage" incident. While biking to school one morning, Client allegedly pounded the hood of the car driven by a middle-aged woman, then "keyed" the whole side of her car. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the alleged victim, the police, and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client only needs to pay the $500 insurance deductible of the alleged victim and the application for complaint against him will be dismissed. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 23, 2009
Drug Distribution Trial
Client, an 18 year-old high school senior, was observed by the police engaging in a hand-to-hand drug transaction. Before the police descended upon Client's car, they heard the alleged buyer say to Client, "I'll be calling you for more of this stuff." The police then separated Client from the alleged buyer and found some marijuana on the floor of Client's car. When the police found two buds of marijuana in the pocket of the alleged buyer, he told the police that he had just purchased them from Client for $40. The police then found two $20 bills in Client's pocket and the box for a digital scale in the car. As a result, Client was charged with Distribution of a Class D Controlled Substance. If convicted, Client faced the prospect of a potential house-of-correction sentence, a permanent entry on his criminal record, and a loss of his driver's license for two years. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charge. Attorney Yannetti takes the case to trial today. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after trial.

November 20, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 37 year-old businessman going through a contentious divorce, faced a complaint of Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife had called the police to allege that when she arrived at his house to pick up their children, Client grabbed at her, tried to shove a telephone down her shirt and pushed at her. After his wife applied for a criminal complaint against him, Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, after a hard-fought hearing which featured the testimony of several witnesses, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate not to find probable cause for any crime. As a result, no complaint issues against Client. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 19, 2009
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a third-year student at a prestigious law school, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of a 911 call placed by his long-time girlfriend to the Boston Police. When the police arrived, they allegedly learned that a neighbor had seen the girlfriend crying outside Client's apartment. His girlfriend allegedly told the police that Client had banged her face against the floor during a fight inside the apartment, then threw her out. The police allegedly observed bruising and swelling to the girlfriend's face. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charge. After investigating, Attorney Yannetti scheduled the matter for trial today. Pointing out conflicting statements by Client's girlfriend, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss this case over the strenuous objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 2, 2009
Domestic Violence Charges
Client was charged with Assault and Battery as a result of an alleged incident of Domestic Violence between his wife and him. The incident in question led his wife to file for divorce, and she very much wanted Client to be prosecuted in criminal court. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charge. After months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Yannetti proposes creative conditions of probation that ultimately convince the district attorney's office to soften its stance on the case. Today, both the prosecutor and the judge agree to place Client on pre-trial probation. He admits to no wrongdoing and after one year -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 30, 2009
Petition to Seal
Client, the local station manager for an airline, hired Attorney Yannetti in 2007 to fight charges that he had embezzled approximately $36,000.00 over the course of a year from his employer. On January 20, 2009, Attorney Yannetti persuaded a judge to allow his motion to dismiss the case. Client thereafter rehired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in having all records of this case permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

October 23, 2009
Assault and Battery Case
Client, a middle-school student, allegedly grabbed and pushed a 10 year-old fellow student at a bus stop. As a result, the boy suffered a broken bone in his arm, lost a tooth and chipped a second tooth. Client was charged with Assault and Battery. Client's mother hired Attorney Yannetti to preserve Client's clean criminal record. Today, after several months of negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client therefore does not plead delinquent or guilty and admits to no wrongdoing. As long as he completes twenty hours of community service and does not get arrested again, the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 21, 2009
Sex Offense
Client, a 24 year-old man who works at a software development company, was arrested in May after a female student had reported that Client had masturbated in her presence in the elevator of a local college dormitory. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to resolve this case and minimize the damage to client's record and reputation. Today, after several months of negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to reduce the charge from "Open and Gross Lewd and Lascivious Behavior" (which could have set the stage for Client ultimately having to register as a sex offender) to "Indecent Exposure" (which poses no such risk). Additionally, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to continue the case without a finding, so that no conviction results. Result: Client avoids the more serious offense and avoids a conviction entirely.

October 16, 2009
Motion for New Trial
Client was convicted in 1977 of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. At the time, Client was a recent immigrant from Trinidad & Tobago. For the next thirty years, Client led a productive life here in the U.S., gaining notoriety as a singer for a popular reggae band. He was shocked to learn that he now faced deportation as a result of his 1977 convictions in the Boston Municipal Court. Client retained Attorney Yannetti to try to reverse the convictions so that he would be able to avoid deportation. Attorney Yannetti then investigates this matter and conducts the appropriate legal research, which results in a motion for new trial and a 22-page memorandum to support it. On September 17, 2009, after a hearing before a B.M.C. judge, Attorney Yannett's motion for new trial was allowed and the conviction was reversed. Today, the prosecutor announces in court that the district attorney's office will not appeal the judge's ruling. Client's record therefore no longer contains those serious felony convictions. He can no longer be deported. Result: Motion for New Trial Allowed, Case Dismissed and Client avoids almost certain deportation.

October 16, 2009
Theft Offense
Client, an excellent University student who wants to become a veterinarian, was charged with credit card fraud. She allegedly was at a bar with some friends when she found an apparently abandoned pocket book in the ladies room. A little under the influence of alcohol, client allegedly proceeded to use a credit card from that pocket book to buy a round of drinks at the bar and was -- not surprisingly -- caught for doing so and arrested. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help her to avoid a criminal conviction that would ruin her chance for further schooling and ruin her chance for her chosen career. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client therefore does not plead guilty and admits to no wrongdoing. As long as she completes twenty hours of community service and does not get arrested again, the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 14, 2009
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client was charged with domestic assault and battery after an eyewitness saw him strike his girlfriend in public. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charge, which had been brought pursuant to General Laws Chapter 209A. Today, when the case was scheduled for trial, the judge allowed Attorney Yannetti's motion to dismiss the complaint. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 15, 2009
Drug Distribution Case
Client was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute within a School Zone. If convicted, Client faced a minimum mandatory sentence of two years in the house of correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charges. Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the drugs that were found. Back in March, a full hearing was held on Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress, during which Attorney Yannetti argued that the police had violated Client's constitutional rights by searching him on the day in question. Today, after the judge allowed the motion to suppress, the prosecutor announced that the district attorney's office would not appeal the judge's ruling. As a result, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the complaint. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

September 9, 2009
Sex Offense
Client, an 50 year-old technical writer for a software company, was vacationing down the Cape last summer and went to the beach. While body-surfing in the ocean, Client allegedly molested a 13 year-old girl by grabbing her leg and placing his hand underneath her bikini bottom. After the girl's mother reported Client's conduct to the lifeguards on the beach, the lifeguards reportedly watched Client following other young girls around in the water. As a result, Client was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age. If convicted, Client faced incarceration in the house of correction for up to 2 1/2 years. Client would also have had to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who in turn hired an investigator to unearth exculpatory evidence. Attorney Yannetti also retained a forensic psychologist, who was prepared to testify regarding the issues of "suggestibility" and "confirmatory bias," in order to counter the lifeguards' anticipated testimony. Today, when Attorney Yannetti answered "ready for trial," the prosecutor offered a deal whereby Client would only admit to simple assault and battery and would be placed on probation for two years. Client elected to take the offer so that he would not risk having to register as a sex offender and be sentenced to the house of correction. Result: Client Avoids the Sex Offender Registry and Avoids a House-of-Correction Sentence.

September 8, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 88 year-old elderly woman, was driving in a parking lot when she allegedly drove into a building then backed up at high rate of speed and hit four parked cars. When approached by the responding police officers, Client appeared to be disoriented. Client's family hired Attorney Yannetti to prevent a criminal charge of "operating to endanger" from issuing against Client. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint should not issue against Client -- as long as Client surrenders her driver's license. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 3, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 19 year-old college student, was allegedly caught shoplifting at a upscale department store in Boston -- for the second time in a six month period. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint should not issue against Client -- despite the prior shoplifting incident. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 2, 2009
Domestic Violence Case
Client was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery after his wife called 911 to report that Client had pushed her onto their bed, put his hand around her throat and told her that he wanted to kill her. Client admitted to the police that he had in fact pushed his wife during an argument. If convicted, Client faced certain deportation, as he had entered the U.S. on a student visa. Today, on a pre-trial hearing date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the entire case against Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 1, 2009
Spousal Abuse Case
Client was charged with domestic assault and battery as a result of allegedly hitting his wife several times while she held their 8 month-old baby in her arms. When the police arrived, Client admitted that he had in fact hit his wife. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him to avoid a criminal conviction. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. Client therefore does not plead guilty and admits to no wrongdoing. As long as he completes a certified batterer's program and does not get arrested again, the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 31, 2009
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 38 year-old accountant, got very drunk and unruly at the wedding of his friend, to the point where the police had to be called. Before the police arrived, Client fell over from intoxication and suffered injuries to his head. When the police arrived, Client was covered in blood but was resisting medical attention. He allegedly ripped a neck brace off, pushed a police officer, ripped the officer's shirt, fought the police while they tried to arrest him and cut open an officer's finger during the struggle. As a result, Client faced charges of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him resolve this matter. Client had one prior criminal case, an OUI (DUI) which was continued without a finding three years ago. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. As long as Client avoids further trouble and refrains from drinking alcohol, this case will completely dismissed in six months, with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 26, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client faced a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250 -- a felony -- as a result of an alleged "road rage" incident. Client allegedly cut off another vehicle in traffic, got out of his car and punched the driver's side fender of the other vehicle, damaging it. The middle-aged woman driving the other vehicle was terrified. She took down Client's license plate number and called the police. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint should not issue against Client -- as long as Client pays for the damages to the woman's vehicle. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 20, 2009
OUI Subsequent Offense Trial
Client, a dental student, was arrested for OUI-2nd (operating under the influence of alcohol, having been previously convicted for OUI). A patrol officer pulled him over after allegedly having witnessed him swerving on the road right outside the police station. Once arrested, Client became unruly, uncooperative and verbally abusive to the officer. While going through the booking process, Client allegedly tried to free himself from the bench to which he had been handcuffed. Among other insults, Client allegedly swore at the officer, said the police were "worse than pedophiles," and mocked them for "keeping the streets safe." If convicted, Client faced the prospect of losing his eligibility to become a dentist. He would also have had to leave dental school in order to spend 14 days in an in-patient treatment program -- the minimum sentence upon conviction. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti achieved an acquittal for Client. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

August 10, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Three 14 year-old boys allegedly stole goods from a department store. The parents of all three boys hired Attorney Yannetti to represent the boys at a joint clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police officer and the clerk magistrate that the application for complaint should not issue against any of the three Clients, as long as each one completes 20 hours of community service. Clients never appear before a judge. This cases will therefore never appear on their criminal records. Result: Applications for Complaints Dismissed.

August 4, 2009
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 32 year-old contractor, was charged with Larceny over $250, a felony, as a result of a dispute he had in 2005 with a homeowner. Client allegedly took $80,000 from the homeowner, spent $13,000 of that money on architects, engineers and laborers, and pocketed the remaining $67,000. After being summonsed to the police station, Client gave a videotaped statement, during which he admitted that he owed tens of thousands of dollars to the homeowner. Client failed to pay any of the money back. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate and help him resolve this matter. Attorney Yannetti arrives in court today ready for trial, and armed with a plethora of material to impeach the credibility of the homeowner. After a lobby conference and hours of negotiation with the prosecutor, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case against client upon the payment of $67,000. The judge agrees to dismiss the case over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 28, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, allegedly stole money from a fellow student's backpack in the school locker room. When contacted by the police, Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti to resolve this matter. Attorney Yannetti brought his Client into the police station to give a statement and explain his actions. In exchange, the investigating officer agreed to schedule this matter for a clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint should not issue against Client, as long as he completes 80 hours of community service. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 8, 2009
Sex Offense
Client, a 30 year-old veteran, was charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. He had a prior continuance-without-a-finding disposition on a previous failure-to-register case back in 2005, so this was his second offense. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to help him avoid a conviction for this new charge. Attorney Yannetti proceeded to supervise an extensive investigation, which included the analysis and written report of a forensic psychologist to confirm that Client was a very low risk to commit another offense. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded a judge to continue this new case without a finding, over the prosecutor's objection. Client only needs to avoid further trouble and he will be eligible to have this case dismissed in a year. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction for this Repeat Offense.

July 1, 2009
Fraud Charges
Client, a 38 year-old insurance agent, allegedly falsified an insurance application on behalf of a potential customer, signed that potential customer's name to the application and submitted it to an insurance company along with a forged check in the potential customer's name. When the check was returned for insufficient funds, the potential customer was notified by the Registry of Motor Vehicles that her driver's license was going to be suspended for her failure to insure her car. She therefore reported the fraud to the police, who proceeded to investigate. Client confessed to his wrongdoing. He then hired Attorney Yannetti to minimize the damage to his otherwise clean criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to continue this case without a finding -- over the objection of the prosecutor, who had insisted on convictions and a hefty fine. Client only needs to perform community service and will be eligible to have this case dismissed in 18 months. Result: Client Avoids a Conviction on All Charges.

June 26, 2009
Motion for Return of Property
On May 14, 2009, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss this cocaine distribution case against Client, after having first persuaded the judge to allow his motion to suppress the drugs from evidence. Thereafter, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to file a motion for the return of his property -- specifically, over $3,000 in cash that had been seized from Client's pockets on the day he was arrested. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to return all of Client's cash to him. Result: Motion for Return of Property Allowed.

June 22, 2009
OUI Case
Client, a 25 year-old law student, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol. The police alleged that Client sped through an intersection without stopping, drove the wrong way down a one-way street, refused to identify himself or otherwise cooperate with the police, and wound up calling the officers derogatory names before eventually breaking down and crying at the police station. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to minimize the damage to his otherwise clean criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss two criminal charges -- resisting arrest and failing to identify himself to the police -- over the prosecutor's objection. On the OUI charge, Client was given the minimum loss-of-license, the minimum fees and fines, and that charge was continued without a finding. Result: Client Has Two Criminal Charges Dismissed and Avoids a Conviction on the Remaining Charge.

June 22, 2009
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 30 year-old professional, was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to try to preserve his otherwise clean criminal record. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti filed extensive discovery motions, which the judge allowed -- and with which the prosecutor had trouble complying. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the judge to dismiss this case over the prosecutor's objection, because the prosecutor failed to comply with the discovery orders. Client therefore avoids a trial and a conviction. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 10, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, arrived at a party in his parent's car. A police officer watched him get out of the car with a beer bottle in his hands -- which Client proceeded to throw into the woods. The police also found in the trunk of the car one 12-pack of beer, another 30-pack of beer and a bottle of rum. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing, where he faced the prospect of having a minor-in-possession-of-alcohol complaint issue against him. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint should not issue against him. Client never appears before a judge. This case will therefore never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 10, 2009
Petition to Seal
In April of this year, this road-rage case was dismissed against Client after he had been placed on pre-trial probation and was ordered to receive anger-management counseling. Shortly after the dismissal, Client contacted Attorney Yannetti to petition to seal this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in having all records of this conviction permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 9, 2009
Petition to Seal
Back on May 1, 2008, Attorney Yannetti successfully persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation for this complaint alleging possession of a Class C controlled substance, underage possession of alcohol, resisting arrest and disorderly person. Client successfully completed pre-trial probation and the case was dismissed on October 1, 2008. Client's parents recently re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal this case. Today, after a hearing in court, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to permanently seal all of the records pertaining to these charges. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 3, 2009
Resolution of Old Warrant
Client, a foreign national in the U.S. on a student visa, failed to appear for his operating-after-suspension case back in January of this year. As a result, a warrant issued for his arrest. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate and negotiate the terms of his surrender before the court. Attorney Yannetti contacted the prosecutor and eventually convinced him to agree that the charge should be dismissed. Today, Attorney Yannetti therefore brings Client into court to have the warrant recalled. Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to dismiss the case, upon the payment of $200 court costs. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 1, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, was stopped by the police for a motor vehicle violation. Client allegedly was belligerent to the police, who found multiple bags of marijuana, a digital scale, and a stolen store sign in his car. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing, where he faced possible charges of larceny and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police prosecutor and assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint against Client should not issue. Client never appears before a judge. This case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 21, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student on the dean's list, allegedly stole the cellphone of a fellow student on campus. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing, where she faced the prospect of having a larceny complaint issue against her. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police prosecutor and assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint against her should not issue. Client never appears before a judge. This case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 14, 2009
Domestic Violence Case
Client's girlfriend called 911 to report that Client had punched her in the face. When the police arrived at the house, she was bleeding profusely from her nose, crying hysterically, with a black eye. The police took photos of her injuries. Client was therefore charged with Domestic Assault and Battery and hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. As the trial date approached, Attorney Yannetti filed in court several motions in limine, seeking to prohibit the prosecutor from introducing damaging evidence against Client. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the complaint entirely. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 14, 2009
Drug Distribution Case
Client was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute within a School zone. If convicted, Client faced a minimum mandatory sentence of two years in the house of correction. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to fight the charges. Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress the drugs that were found, and also the $3000 in cash that Client had on his person. Back in January, a full evidentiary hearing was held on Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress, during which Attorney Yannetti cross-examined the arresting officer. Today, after the judge allowed the motion to suppress, the prosecutor announced that the district attorney's office would not appeal the judge's ruling. As a result, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the complaint. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

May 7, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student with a very bright future ahead of her, was allegedly caught attempting to steal an expensive pair of designer jeans from an upscale department store. As a result, she faced the prospect of having a larceny charge on her otherwise clean criminal record. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent her at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades both the police prosecutor and assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint against her should not issue. Client never appears before a judge. This case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 1, 2009
Petition to Seal
Back on February 8, 2008, Attorney Yannetti successfully persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss two serious indictments against Client -- one for deriving support from prostitution and the other for keeping a house of ill fame. Client thereafter re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal both indictments. Today, after a hearing in court, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to permanently seal all of the records pertaining to those charges. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 28, 2009
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a data analyst hoping to become an American citizen, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an alleged altercation with his wife. When the police arrived at their home in response to a 911 call at 10:30 p.m., Client's wife told the police that Client had slapped and pushed her after discovering certain e-mails that she had sent. The police observed scratches to Client's wife's face and head. The district attorney's office has a well-known policy of not agreeing to a dismissal of such charges at a pre-trial date. Today, however, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the entire case against Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 27, 2009
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a recent college graduate working as a new associate in a local firm, was arrested for attempting to steal over $2,000 in clothing from an upscale department store. As a result, she faced a charge of larceny over $250, a felony. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to allow Client to be placed on pre-trial probation. This means that Client does not admit to any crime. After six months -- as long as she avoids further arrests -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 23, 2009
Petition to Seal
Back in September 2006, multiple charges of prostitution were dismissed against Client after she was indicted and the case was brought to superior court. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal these district court charges. Today, after a hearing in court, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to permanently seal all of the records pertaining to this case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 2, 2009
Petition to Seal
Back on August 8, 2008, after convincing a judge to suppress from evidence the cocaine that had allegedly been found on Client's person, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the district attorney's office to dismiss this narcotics case against Client. Client thereafter re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the case. Today, after a hearing in court, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to permanently seal all of the records pertaining to this case. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

March 26, 2009
Petition to Seal
Back in 1990, represented by another attorney, Client pled guilty to shoplifting and paid a fine despite having no previous criminal record. Client was 23 years old then. In the ensuing years, Client graduated from school, moved out of state and became a police officer. Client therefore contacted Attorney Yannetti to petition to seal this old conviction. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in having all records of this conviction permanently sealed. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that she has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

March 20, 2009
Assault and Battery Case
Client, a married family man, was arrested for Assault and Battery and Operating to Endanger as a result of an alleged mishap on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Client allegedly drove through the "Fast Lane" tolls without having the proper transponder in his vehicle. When approached by a toll-taker, Client willingly provided his driver's license for identification, but refused to sign any paperwork. When the toll-taker resisted returning his license, Client grabbed it out of the toll-taker's hands -- causing the toll-taker to lose his balance and fall face-first onto the roof of Client's vehicle. Client then sped off. The toll-taker broke his front teeth. Client hired Attorney Yannetti who, after several months of negotiation, eventually persuades the toll-taker to sign an "accord and satisfaction." The toll-taker essentially agrees to tell the prosecutor that he does not wish to go forward with the case. Today, over the prosecutor's objection, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss the case against Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 19, 2009
Domestic Violence Trial
Client, a law student, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery, Intimidation of a Witness, malicious destruction of property, threats, and violation of restraining order. The allegations were made by his ex-girlfriend, who was a law student as well. She claimed that Client had chased her down in an apartment building, slammed her head against the wall, tackled her, pushed her head into the floor, broke her cellphone when she tried to call "911," and violated the restraining order that was subsequently issued by a judge in the aftermath of the allegations. The case took the better part of a year to be called for trial. In the meantime, Client graduated from law school, passed the bar exam, but could not become a lawyer unless he was acquitted of all charges. Currently working for a prestigious law firm, Client would have lost his job if convicted of any of the many crimes with which he was charge. Trial began yesterday. During his cross-examination of Client's ex-girlfriend, Attorney Yannetti successfully exposes her as a liar. Today, Attorney Yannetti achieved an acquittal of all charges for Client. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

March 12, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student, was stopped in a car with marijuana in her possession -- back in December, before marijuana possession was decriminalized. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti, who advises Client to request a clerk's hearing. The clerk magistrate thereafter denies the complaint. Client never appears before a judge and this case will never appear on her criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 11, 2009
Attempted Arson Case
Client, a 23 year-old professional, went out drinking with some friends one night. On the way home, he allegedly was kicking a plastic gas container down the street. At one point, while a police officer watched in horror, Client allegedly bent down near the gas container with a lit cigar in his hand. When the police stopped him, Client allegedly admitted trying to light the gas container on fire. He was therefore arrested for two counts of Attempted Arson (a felony), as well as one count of Disorderly Conduct. Client hired Attorney Yannetti. At the pre-trial conference, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to dismiss both counts of attempted arson. On the misdemeanor charge, Attorney Yannetti files a motion for pre-trial probation. The prosecutor assents, and the judge allows the motion. Client only needs to perform 40 hours of community service and the case will be dismissed with no admission of guilt. Result: Both Felony Charges Dismissed, Misdemeanor Charge to be Dismissed.

February 23, 2009
Motion for New Trial
Back in 2002, represented by another attorney, Client admitted to sufficient facts to a larceny charge, despite the fact that he was not a citizen. Several years later, married with a young child, he faced the prospect of deportation -- despite having successfully completely probation and never being charged with any other crime. Client therefore hires Attorney Yannetti to investigate whether this old case might be re-opened. After researching the court's file, Attorney Yannetti discovers an error in the paperwork filed with the court at the time that client admitted to sufficient facts. Attorney Yannetti therefore files a motion for new trial. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to allow his motion for new trial. This case is then resolved in a fashion that will not hinder Client's attempts to become a citizen. Result: Client's Immigration Status Preserved.

February 12, 2009
Petition to Seal
Back in 1989, represented by another attorney, Client was sentenced to 6-8 years in state prison for a distribution of cocaine case. In 1990, after serving part of his state-prison sentence, Client's sentence was revised to a suspended sentence. He successfully completed probation in 1993. By early 2009, Client had grown up, completely turned his life around, and was now a medical doctor. Client contacts Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal this old conviction. Today, Attorney Yannetti's petition to seal was successful. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or official application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

February 9, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a law student, went out one night during "finals" week and had too much to drink. On his way home, he allegedly kicked in the window of a local apartment building -- for no apparent reason. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him at a clerk's hearing for the potential felony charge of malicious destruction of property. If a complaint was issued against him, Client faced the prospect of having an entry on his criminal record, which would have severely damaged his prospects for future employment in the legal field. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint against him should not issue. Client never appears before a judge. Client needs only to make restitution for the broken window and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 6, 2009
Violent Felony Charges
Client, a junior high school student, was charged with Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, a felony, as a result of allegedly participating in a group beating of a fellow student on school grounds. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti, who, after months of negotiation, eventually persuades the prosecutor to drop the felony charge. Further, the prosecutor agrees to recommend a continuance-without-a-finding on a misdemeanor assault and battery charge. Over the prosecutor's objection, Attorney Yannetti then persuades the judge to order that Client's probation be "unsupervised," so that he does not need to report to the courthouse every month to check in with a probation officer -- and he does not need to pay the higher fees associated with supervised probation. Client needs only to perform 20 hours of community service and the case will be dismissed in six months. Result: Felony Dismissed, Client avoids conviction on misdemeanor.

February 3, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a construction manager, was under police surveillance when he allegedly distributed one-half pound of marijuana to someone else. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Yannetti cross-examines the arresting police officer. At the conclusion of the hearing, the officer agrees to reduce the charge from distribution of marijuana to simple possession of marijuana. When Client is eventually arraigned before a judge, he faces a substantial reduction in possible penalties -- and will almost certainly not receive a criminal conviction regarding this matter. Result: Application for a Complaint charging Distribution of Marijuana and Conspiracy Dismissed. Complaint issues only for simple possession of marijuana.

January 29, 2009
Drug Possession Charges
Client was arrested for Possession of a Class A Substance (heroin) and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Laws. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who files a motion to suppress the drugs that were seized from Client. Today, when the motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing, the district attorney's office decides not to go forward with the complaint. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 28, 2009
Breaking and Entering Case
Client, a young professional, allegedly smashed a window of a home one night and entered to find a young mother and her child, both terrified. He allegedly told them that he was going to sleep there that night. When he went over to the sofa in the living room, the mother locked her child and herself in another room and dialed "911." The police arrived to find Client asleep on the couch. As a result, Client was charged with Breaking and Entering into a Dwelling with the Intent to Commit a Felony. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who, after months of negotiation, eventually persuades the prosecutor to agree to drop the felony charge. Further, the prosecutor agrees to recommend a continuance-without-a-finding on a misdemeanor charge -- breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Client needs only to pay $800 in restitution for the broken window and the case will be dismissed in one year. Result: Felony Dismissed, Client avoids conviction on misdemeanor.

January 27, 2009
Drug Possession Case
Client, a young professional, was arrested for possession of a class D substance as a result of a motor vehicle stop by the police. Today, on his scheduled arraignment date, Attorney Yannetti convinces the district attorney's office that Client should not be arraigned. Instead, Client is placed in a pre-trial diversion program. As a result, this case will never appear on Client's criminal record. Client only needs to perform community service and this case will be dismissed in three months, without any arraignment. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 21, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a grave-digger from out-of-state, was in Boston for a bachelor party. While walking on the street with his fellow party-goers, he purchased some cocaine from a street dealer, in front of a police officer. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who schedules the case for a clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint against him should not issue. Client never appears before a judge, and this case will never appear on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 20, 2009
Felony Theft Charge
Client was the local station manager for an airline. His employer alleged that he embezzled approximately $36,000.00 over the course of a year by skimming money from DVD rentals and liquor sales on flights. Over the course of a year (while this felony larceny case was pending in the East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court), Attorney Yannetti convinced a judge to suppress many documents from evidence -- thereby damaging the prosecution's case. Back on April 23, 2008, when the case was finally scheduled for trial, Attorney Yannetti convinced a judge to dismiss the case without prejudice. The prosecution, however, then re-applied for a new complaint in East Boston. Attorney Yannetti therefore filed a second motion to dismiss, before a different judge. Today, that new judge allows Attorney Yannetti's motion to dismiss, agreeing that Client's speedy trial rights were violated. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 16, 2009
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a graduate student, was facing a complaint for shoplifting from a local farm stand. If the complaint had issued, Client would have had an entry on her criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police prosecutor and assistant clerk magistrate that the application for complaint against her should be dismissed. As a result, a CORI check will not reveal to an inquiring employer that this case ever existed. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 18, 2008
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a college instructor, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an alleged altercation with his fiancee. When the police arrived at their home in response to a 911 call at 3 a.m., Client's fiancee was sitting outside on the steps, barefoot with no jacket. She allegedly told the responding officers that Client had threatened her, choked her and thrown her against a wall. He then allegedly ordered her out of the apartment, throwing her clothing and cellphone on the ground in the process. The police later found the cellphone, in two pieces, inoperable. Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who today persuades the judge to dismiss the case over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 12, 2008
Theft Investigation
Client allegedly stole in excess of $8,000 from her ex-husband by fraudulently withdrawing money from their joint account. After a month of negotiation with her ex-husband's attorney, Attorney Yannetti convinces them not to report Client to any law enforcement agency. Instead, her ex-husband agreed to accept restitution of the monies taken, a return of his remaining personal property and payment of his attorney's fees. Today, the settlement agreement is finally signed and the matter is resolved amicably without police involvement. Result: No Charges are Brought.

December 4, 2008
Violent Felony Charges
Client was charged with a felony -- Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon -- as a result of allegedly threatening his wife with a hammer and chasing her out of their home. In response to a 911 call, the police arrived to find Client's wife on the street with their young child. If convicted, Client faced the prospect of losing everything he had worked very hard to achieve -- his career and his residence in the U.S. Even a continuance-without-a-finding disposition would have subjected him to deportation to his native country. Client initially hired another attorney, who was not able to persuade the prosecutor to offer pre-trial probation -- a disposition that would require no admission of guilt from Client, and one which would result in the charge being dismissed. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to take the case to trial for him. Attorney Yannetti instead proposes creative conditions of probation that ultimately convince the district attorney's office to soften its stance on the case. Today, both the prosecutor and the judge agree to place Client on pre-trial probation. He admits to no wrongdoing and after two years -- as long as he successfully complies with the terms of his pre-trial probation -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for either Client's record or his immigration status. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 2, 2008
Malicious Destruction of Property Investigation
Client, a college student with a bright future, was alleged to have forcibly removed a parking boot from his car -- damaging the pavement at his school and resulting in a missing parking boot. Client's parents hire Attorney Yannetti to advocate that Client should not be charged with any crime and should not be punished through any judicial process at his university. Attorney Yannetti eventually persuades the police and the school that Client was not at fault. Result: No Charges are Brought and Client is Not Disciplined at School.

November 21, 2008
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a physician, allegedly drove her car down a street clearly marked "do not enter," in violation of a municipal ordinance. When the police officer pulled her over, he learned that her driver's license had been suspended and she did not have her registration in her possession. Client therefore faced two criminal charges and one civil infraction and hired Attorney Yannetti. Attorney Yannetti appeared at her arraignment, having persuaded the judge to waive Client's own appearance to minimize her absence from her medical practice. At the pre-trial conference today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and judge to dismiss both criminal charges upon the payment of court costs, and to enter a "Not Responsible" finding on the civil infraction. Client therefore avoids any adverse consequences to her driver's license and criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 14, 2008
Intimidation of a Witness
Client was charged with making several Annoying Telephone Calls and Intimidating a Witness. The prosecution alleged that for several months, Client had essentially stalked a professional athlete, whom she had "met" over the internet. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to allow Client to be placed on pre-trial probation. This means that Client does not admit to any crime. After two years -- as long as she has no further contact with the professional athlete in question -- the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 14, 2008
Misdemeanor Charges
In an incident of road rage, Client allegedly bolted out of his car, ran to the driver behind him and intentionally punched and broke a side rear-view mirror. A police officer witnessed the entire confrontation, including the smashing of the mirror. Client was arrested and charged with both Malicious Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor not to take the case to trial, and instead to allow Client to be placed on pre-trial probation. The judge agrees. This means that Client does not admit to any crime. After six months, the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 13, 2008
Domestic Violence Charges
The prosecution alleged that Client had an argument one night with girlfriend, during which he allegedly grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the ground, choked her and threatened to kill her. In response to a 911 call, the police officers arrived and noticed red marks on his girlfriend's neck. Client had a previous felony on his record -- for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon -- which had been continued without a finding. As a result, he decided to retain Attorney Yannetti to pursue the best "deal" he could get regarding this new case. After a lengthy negotiation, the prosecutor would not budge from her recommendation of a guilty finding and a conviction for Client, in light of the facts as outlined above and Client's prior history. Nevertheless, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the judge to instead continue this case without a finding over the prosecutor's objection. As long as Client remains arrest-free, this case will be dismissed in one year. Result: Client Avoids a Criminal Conviction.

November 7, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a member of the armed services, faced an application for a complaint of assault and battery, which had been brought by his ex-girlfriend. When his ex-girlfriend had appeared at the police station, she had a black eye and red finger marks on her neck. She alleged that Client had choked her. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to investigate. Attorney Yannetti met in person with the investigating police detective and produced photographs and videotapes which contained exculpatory evidence. At the clerk's hearing on October 7, 2008, Attorney Yannetti convinced the assistant clerk magistrate that if a complaint were to issue against Client, a cross-complaint should also be issued against his ex-girlfriend. Both Client and his ex-girlfriend were scheduled to be arraigned today. Instead, over the course of the last month, Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the police and his ex-girlfriend's attorney to avoid having Client arraigned. Today, as a result of that successful negotiation, Client did not need to appear in court, and the application for complaint against him was dismissed prior to arraignment. Client completely avoids having an entry on his criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 31, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a software engineer, was stopped for driving his motorcycle 65 mph in a 35 mph zone, in a residential neighborhood. After he failed to immediately pull over for the police, the officer charged him with the criminal offense of operating to endanger, in addition to citing him for going 30 mph over the speed limit. Client faced a hefty speeding fine, as well as the prospect of a criminal record, so he hired Attorney Yannetti to represent him. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate not to issue a criminal complaint alleging operating to endanger, and to instead allow Client merely to pay the minimum fine for speeding -- saving client a criminal record and hundreds of dollars in fines on the speeding citation. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 30, 2008
Sex Offense
Client, a 22 year-old foreign national in this country on a student visa, was arrested last February after a woman had reported that Client had masturbated in her presence in the elevator of an apartment building. During their investigation, the police unearthed a video of the entire incident which clearly showed Client masturbating and ejaculating in the woman's presence. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to somehow resolve this case without subjecting Client to deportation. Today, after several months of negotiation, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to reduce the charge from "Open and Gross Lewd and Lascivious Behavior" (which would have led to Client's deportation) to "Indecent Exposure" (which poses no such risk). Additionally, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge not to incarcerate Client for his conduct. Result: Client avoids jail, avoids deportation, and avoids a felony conviction.

October 28, 2008
Resolution of Old Warrant
Attorney Yannetti already represents Client, a 29 year-old college student, on a narcotics distribution case in Quincy District Court. With that case pending, Client was investigated this past weekend for an alleged domestic assault and battery involving his long-time girlfriend. After his girlfriend had called 911, the police arrived to find her bleeding from the nose, with apparent injuries to her face. The police therefore applied for a warrant for Client's arrest. Attorney Yannetti arrived at court with Client today, to surrender him to the warrant and have him arraigned on the new assault and battery complaint. The prosecutor formally asked the judge to revoke Client's bail as a result of the new case, and to hold him in custody for sixty days, until the pending narcotics case was resolved. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge not to revoke Client's bail, and instead to allow him to post further bail and remain free until both cases are resolved. Result: Client released on bail despite the new offense.

October 16, 2008
Theft Offense
Client, a 24 year-old student finishing his last semester in college, was arrested in August for attempting to cash a counterfeit check at a local bank. A conviction for this felony would damage Client's ability to obtain employment in an accounting firm, which was his career ambition. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor not to take the case to trial, and to instead allow Client to be placed on pre-trial probation. The judge agrees. This means that Client does not admit to any crime. After six months, the case will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 29, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a portfolio manager, was walking with a co-worker in downtown Boston when he passed a woman walking and smoking on the sidewalk in front of him. He made a comment to his co-worker about his parent having passed away from lung cancer and the woman apparently took offense. This led to an altercation between the two of them, which led to the woman calling the police to allege that Client had spit on her. As a result, Client faced a potential complaint of assault and battery. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who schedules the matter for a clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 26, 2008
Domestic Violence Trial
Client, a 24 year-old college graduate, was charged with Assault and Battery as a result of an alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend while they were both still in college last January. When the police arrived on scene, his ex-girlfriend was bawling outside Client's apartment building. She reported that Client had smashed her cellphone, then grabbed and pushed her to the ground. Client, seeking a job in the financial industry, would have had his career prospects devastated by a conviction. Attorney Yannetti schedules the case for a jury trial. During the trial, which began yesterday, Attorney Yannetti cross-examines Client's ex-girlfriend and exposes her as a liar. Today, after two full days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after a Jury Trial.

September 22, 2008
Probation Surrender Hearing
Represented by another lawyer, Client admitted last October to having committed an OUI. He was therefore placed on probation for a year, pursuant to a "continued without a finding" disposition. Last month, while still on probation, Client was arrested in Boston for attempting to cash a counterfeit check at a local bank. Client was given a probation "surrender" notice. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who schedules the matter for a probation surrender hearing. If the judge found that Client did indeed violate his probation, Client would have been in danger of receiving a criminal conviction and potentially being sentenced to jail. At the hearing today, however, Attorney Yannetti instead persuades the judge that Client did not violate his probation. As a result, Client was placed back on probation and his "continuance without a finding" disposition was preserved. Result: A Finding of No Probable Cause, No Violation of Probation, and Client's criminal record is preserved.

September 18, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, who recently began work at job placement agency, met some friends at a concert in Boston and had too much to drink. He allegedly tried to enter a restricted area against the orders of security personnel. When the police were called, Client allegedly resisted arrest and tried to head-butt one of the officers. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who speaks with the police officer involved in the arrest. Attorney Yannetti then schedules the matter for a clerk's hearing, during which he persuades the police and an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 3, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a recent high school graduate, allegedly attacked a fellow student during a foos-ball game at a school function. Client's parents hire Attorney Yannetti, who scheduled the matter for a clerk's hearing. If a complaint were to be issued against him, Client could have his future prospects for education and/or employment severely damaged. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 21, 2008
Misdemeanor Offenses
Client was charged with being a disorderly person on two separate occasions by his campus police. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who, over the course of several months, makes both legal and practical arguments to the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor not to take the case to trial, and to instead allow Client to be placed on pre-trial probation. The judge agrees. This means that Client does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to perform 50 hours of community service, remain drug and alcohol-free, and stay out of further trouble. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 15, 2008
Probation Surrender Hearing
On October 26, 2007, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining pre-trial probation for Client, a 16 year-old girl charged with assault and battery on a police officer and three other criminal charges. Client allegedly violated the terms of her pre-trial probation, however, and her case was put back on the trial list. Client's parents re-hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in convincing the prosecutor to allow Client to continue with her pre-trial probation, with the added condition that she perform 25 hours of community service. The judge agrees. This means that Client still does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to continue with her schooling and stay out of further trouble. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 13, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a recent high school graduate, was allegedly caught shoplifting at a department store. Attorney Yannetti schedules the matter for a clerk's hearing. If a complaint were to be issued against him, Client could have her future prospects for education and/or employment severely damaged. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 11, 2008
Resolution of Warrants / Armed Robbery Case
Client, a 26 year-old man, faced allegations that he and his co-defendant had robbed and shot a man on Christmas Day in 2003. Both were charged with Armed Robbery by means of a Handgun, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon. Both also remained at-large for several years, with warrants outstanding for their arrest. When Client learned that the police were looking for him, he hired Attorney Yannetti. Attorney Yannetti negotiated with the prosecutor in order to arrange for client's surrender before the court in the summer of 2006. During the bail hearing at Client's arraignment, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in convincing the judge to allow Client to remain free on personal recognizance and also to return to his home state while the case was pending. On June 30, 2008, Client elected to admit to the indictments after having learned that the alleged victim appeared in court on the trial date, ready to testify to the robbery and shooting. Client's bail was therefore revoked and he was taken into custody. Today, Attorney Yannetti argues before the judge that Client should be released from custody and instead placed on probation. Result: Client given a "time-served" split sentence, whereby he is released from custody after spending 43 days in jail. Client is placed on probation for five years.

August 8, 2008
Drug Possession Charges
Client, a college student, was charged with possession of narcotics after the police allegedly witnessed him buying cocaine from a drug dealer on a public street. When they stopped Client, the police found the cocaine in his pocket. Client hires Attorney Yannetti to investigate. Attorney Yannetti files a motion to suppress all of the evidence that was seized. On June 2, 2008, Attorney Yannetti cross-examined the arresting police detective during a hearing on that motion to suppress. After considering all of the evidence, the legal arguments presented, and a post-hearing memorandum filed by Attorney Yannetti, the judge thereafter allowed Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress. Today, the prosecutor announced in open court that he would not appeal the judge's ruling -- so all charges were dismissed. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

August 6, 2008
Drug Possession and Theft Charges
Client, a gym manager, was charged with unlawful possession of narcotics, receiving stolen property (allegedly having in his possession two social security cards not belonging to him), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and attaching a false license plate to his motor vehicle. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who files a motion to suppress the evidence that was seized. Today, the motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

July 22, 2008
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client was on probation (pursuant to a "continued without a finding" disposition) for two separate "possession of marijuana" cases. Given that he also had two previous "possession of marijuana" cases (for a total of four on his criminal record), he was ordered to complete the community corrections program -- which includes drug testing. Client allegedly failed five different drug tests and failed to report for another, so his probation officer issued him a surrender notice. If found in violation of probation, Client faced the prospect of having convictions on his record -- which would have caused him to lose his driver's license for at least one year. Client also faced the prospect of serving time in jail. Client hires Attorney Yannetti. Over the course of three months, Attorney Yannetti counsels Client, works with his parents and negotiates with his probation officer. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades his probation officer and the judge to allow Client to enter a one-month residential treatment program. Result: Client is placed back on probation despite multiple probation violations, maintains a conviction-free record, and retains his driver's license.

July 22, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a high school student about to enter his senior year, was allegedly caught by the police while putting a case of beer in the trunk of his car. The police therefore applied for a criminal complaint against him, for being a minor in possession of alcohol. Less than a month ago, Client had a previous clerk's hearing (regarding a different incident, wherein he was at a underage party where there was alcohol) for the exact same charge. The clerk magistrate, therefore, could have issued both complaints against client, potentially damaging his future prospects for education and/or employment. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that neither complaint should be issued against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 18, 2008
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a 22 year-old college student, was charged with larceny from a building and two counts of credit card fraud. He allegedly stole a man's wallet from a locker room, then used the credit cards to buy a baseball cap and sunglasses. Client hired Attorney Yannetti to advocate for him. While the criminal case was pending, Attorney Yannetti presented the prosecutor with evidence of client's mental health problems -- including proof that his medication had been dangerously increased shortly before the date of the alleged theft. Attorney Yannetti also presented evidence of Client's stellar background. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation -- meaning that Client does not admit to any crime. Client merely has to pay restitution for the stolen items and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 11, 2008
Felony Theft Charges
Client was charged with possession of stolen credit cards and uttering (using) those same stolen cards. The state police found the stolen cards in client's wallet. They also found stolen merchandise (and receipts) on Client's person and also in the car in which he was riding. After his arraignment, Client hires Attorney Yannetti to investigate. Attorney Yannetti files a motion to suppress all of the evidence that was seized. On May 5, 2008, Attorney Yannetti cross-examined the arresting state trooper during a hearing on that motion to suppress. After considering all of the evidence and the legal arguments presented, the judge thereafter allowed Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress. Today, the prosecutor announced in open court that he would not appeal the judge's ruling -- so all charges were dismissed. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

June 19, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a high school student, was charged with assault and battery and malicious destruction of property for allegedly assaulting the father of one of his friends and also breaking the glass in the father's apartment door. Attorney Yannetti scheduled the matter for a clerk's hearing and prepared witnesses to testify on Client's behalf. If a complaint were to be issued against him, Client could have his future prospects for education and/or employment severely damaged. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuades an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 3, 2008
Domestic Violence Charges
Client and his wife had an argument one night that allegedly turn physical. A neighbor called the police after allegedly hearing Client's wife scream several times in their apartment. When the police arrived, Client's wife told them that Client had struck her, thrown her against a closet door, then unplugged the phone when she attempted to call the police. Client therefore was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and intimidation of a witness. The prosecution initially was unwilling to drop the charges. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti, who prepared the case for trial. On the trial date, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case after Client's wife elected to exercise her marital privilege. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 29, 2008
Felony Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a software engineer for an internet company, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon for allegedly striking his ex-girlfriend with his car. The prosecution initially was unwilling to drop the charges. A conviction for this felony would derail Client's attempts to become a citizen. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti, who prepared the case for trial. On the trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case after Client's ex-girlfriend expressed a desire not to go forward. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 23, 2008
Rape Case
Client was indicted for two counts of Rape. Today, after a week-long trial in Middlesex Superior Court, Attorney Yannetti (and his sister and co-counsel, Attorney Tanis Yannetti) achieved a Not Guilty Verdict for Client on both Rape indictments. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after a Jury Trial.

May 2, 2008
Felony Theft Charges
Client was allegedly caught on video stealing another woman's expensive pocketbook from the bar area of a restaurant. Client, who often frequented that establishment, was also allegedly caught stealing tips from the bar ten days later. Client was therefore charged with larceny over $250 (a felony) and larceny under $250 (a misdemeanor). Attorney Yannetti eventually convinces the prosecutor to dismiss the felony charge and to recommend a continuance without a finding on the misdemeanor larceny charge. Client needs only to make restitution for the pocketbook and its contents and the case will be dismissed in six months. Result: Felony Dismissed, Client avoids conviction on misdemeanor.

May 1, 2008
Drug Possession and Underage Alcohol Possession
Client, an 18 year-old college student, was caught drinking beer at rowdy underage party. Regrettably, he chose to run away when confronted by the police. When the officer finally caught up with him, he found prescription pills in his pocket, for which Client did not have a prescription. Client was therefore charged with possession of a Class C controlled substance, underage possession of alcohol, resisting arrest and disorderly person. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced both the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation. This means that Client does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to complete 28 hours of community service and stay out of further trouble. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 29, 2008
Theft Offense
Client, a graduate student with a clean record and a very bright future, was arrested at a high-end department store for allegedly shoplifting a designer shirt. If this matter proceeded to an arraignment, Client would incur an entry on his criminal record, which would adversely affect his job search upon graduation. Today -- when Client was scheduled to be arraigned on this theft charge -- Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced the prosecutor and judge to dismiss this case before his arraignment. Client needs only to pay $250.00 in court costs and there will be no entry on his criminal record at all. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 25, 2008
OUI Subsequent Offense
Client, a 23 year-old mover who freely admits to having a drinking problem, was arrested for OUI-2nd after allegedly driving through a stop sign and then speeding (56 mph in a 30 mph zone) down a residential street. The arresting police officer alleged that Client was belligerent and abusive toward him. Client ended up failing the breathalyzer test, having scored a .21 reading -- nearly triple the legal limit. In addition to second-offense OUI, Client was charged with operating to endanger, operating after suspension (2nd offense), speeding, marked lanes violation and operating with an open container in the vehicle. Client retained Attorney Yannetti for the purpose of negotiating a plea agreement with the prosecutor and convincing the judge to treat Client leniently. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced the prosecutor and judge to dismiss every criminal charge above except for OUI-2nd. In addition, Client is found Not Responsible for the three civil infractions. Client therefore avoids thousands of dollars in fees and fines. Client also receives the minimum statutory disposition for OUI-2nd and will be eligible to obtain a hardship driver's license in one year. Result: Client avoids multiple criminal convictions, avoids responsibility for civil infractions, and receives the minimum statutory disposition for the sole remaining charge.

April 23, 2008
Felony Theft Charges
Client was the local station manager for an airline. His employer alleged that he embezzled approximately $36,000.00 over the course of a year by skimming money from DVD rentals and liquor sales on flights. Over the course of a year (while this felony larceny case was pending in the East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court), Attorney Yannetti convinced a judge to suppress many documents from evidence -- damaging the prosecution's case. Today, when the case was finally scheduled for trial, Attorney Yannetti convinced a judge to dismiss the case entirely. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 18, 2008
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a fully disabled out-of-state Gulf War veteran, allegedly participated in a counterfeit check scam. When he tried to deposit counterfeit checks into his bank account (in order to finance home improvements designed to make his residence more handicapped-accessible), the police charged him with uttering a false instrument, two counts of forgery and two counts of attempted larceny by check. Client contacted Attorney Yannetti, who after investigating this matter agreed to represent Client pro bono publico. For three court dates (including Client's arraignment), Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced three judges to waive Client's appearance in court, so that he would not have to travel several hours to get to Massachusetts. Today, Attorney Yannetti finally convinces the prosecutor to file a nolle prosequi of all charges. A nolle prosequi is the functional equivalent of an outright dismissal, as the prosecutor essentially announces that he chooses not to prosecute the case. Client never appears in court. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 18, 2008
Petition to Seal
Back in 2003, Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced a judge to place Client on pre-trial probation, then ultimately to dismiss this felony larceny case against Client. Five years later, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the official records regarding this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to permanently seal the records. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or school application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 16, 2008
Probation Surrender Hearing
Back in March of 2007, Attorney Yannetti represented Client and successfully convinced the prosecutor and the judge to treat this second-offense OUI case as a first-offense OUI case. Client was therefore placed on probation for a year and ordered to complete the first-offender program, with only a 65-day license loss (as opposed to the two-year loss that accompanies any second-offense conviction). Beginning this past May, Client stopped reporting to his probation officer. He also allegedly failed to complete all of the requirements for the first-offender program. After several months of Client's failure to report as ordered, his probation officer issued a surrender notice. Client therefore re-hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, after several weeks of negotiation, Attorney Yannetti convinces Client's probation officer to withdraw part of the surrender notice. Attorney Yannetti then convinces the judge to merely order Client to perform four hours of community service and terminate his probation. Result: Client's probation to be terminated upon the completion of four hours of community service, despite Client having violated the terms of his probation.

March 31, 2008
Petition to Seal
Back in January, Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced a judge to dismiss this domestic assault and battery case for Client. Thereafter, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the official records regarding this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to permanently seal the records. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or school application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

March 27, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a mutual funds accountant just beginning his career at a bank, was pulled over by the police for allegedly driving with a broken headlight. When the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, Client voluntarily turned over to him the small bag of marijuana in his possession. Attorney Yannetti scheduled the matter for a clerk's hearing and contacted the police prosecutor to request leniency for Client. If a complaint were to be issued against him, Client could lose his job and have his future prospects for employment damaged. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Client therefore maintains a completely clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 21, 2008
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client was an illegal immigrant in 1993 when he was arrested for DUI shortly after first arriving in this country. Represented by another lawyer, he ended up pleading guilty back then. He was ordered to complete the alcohol education program, but he never did. Instead, he left Massachusetts and remained in default with a warrant for his arrest for the past fifteen years. Client -- who now desperately wants to become a U.S. citizen -- flew in from out-of-state so that Attorney Yannetti could bring him back to court for a probation surrender hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to give Client another chance at the program. Client is placed back on probation, despite having violated his probation and having remained on default for fifteen years. Result: Client placed back on probation, despite Client having violated the terms of his probation.

March 19, 2008
Drug Distribution Case
Client was a young man with a prior criminal record, who had previously served time in the house-of-correction. During an alleged cocaine deal with an undercover police officer in a motor vehicle, Client allegedly said to the officer, "You're not a snitch are you? We shoot snitches." Client was therefore arrested and charged with distribution of cocaine within a school zone and conspiracy to violate the narcotics laws. If convicted of the school zone charge, Client faced the prospect of being sentenced to two years, minimum-mandatory, in the house of correction. Attorney Yannetti answers ready for trial today, prepared to challenge Client's status as a joint venturer in the drug deal. Before a jury is impaneled, the prosecutor offers to dismiss the school zone and conspiracy charges in exchange for Client's admission to simple distribution. Client therefore receives a split sentence, with only six months to serve. With good time, Client will be eligible for parole in three months. Result: Client avoids school-zone and conspiracy charges, avoids a minimum-mandatory two-year sentence, and will be eligible for parole in three months.

March 11, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Attorney Yannetti represented three Clients before a clerk magistrate on charges of malicious destruction of property. Clients were three high school sophomores who were caught defacing with graffiti the bathroom in a local restaurant. Attorney Yannetti first arranged for a meeting with the police prosecutor, then negotiated with the restaurant manager regarding restitution and letters of apology. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced an assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against any of his three Clients. All three Clients therefore maintain their completely clean records. Result: Applications for Complaints Dismissed.

March 10, 2008
First Degree Murder Trial
In perhaps the biggest victory of his career -- and after a 3-week trial -- Attorney Yannetti today succeeded in achieving a Not Guilty Verdict for his Client in a First-Degree Murder case. Client was a learning-disabled man who was arrested in 1989 because he signed a detailed typewritten confession to having murdered his next-door neighbor nine years earlier. In 1990, represented by another lawyer, Client was convicted by a jury of 1st-Degree Murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Client languished in state prison for over a decade, with little or no hope of ever winning his freedom. In 2003, his family retained Attorney Yannetti to continue a new investigation into the case begun by another attorney. After an evidentiary hearing, Attorney Yannetti convinced a Superior Court judge that Client should receive a new trial because his former attorney had overlooked exculpatory evidence regarding another suspect. Although the D.A.'s Office appealed that judge's ruling, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the Supreme Judicial Court in 2006 that the ruling was correct. The S.J.C. therefore ordered that Client would indeed receive a new trial -- something that is a very rare event. Attorney Yannetti thereafter petitioned another Superior Court judge to release Client on electronic monitoring, so that he could await his re-trial at home with his 87 year-old mother. Client therefore won his freedom -- albeit restricted to his home -- after unjustly serving 16 years in state prison. Trial then began on February 19, 2008. Attorney Yannetti hired three expert witnesses to testify for the defense: a forensic serologist, a forensic psychologist and the leading expert in the world on false confessions. In addition, Attorney Yannetti unearthed witnesses whom the prosecution had never interviewed. Finally, Attorney Yannetti's star witness was a former police officer who took the report regarding the other, uninvestigated suspect. Today, Attorney Yannetti (along with his sister and co-counsel, Attorney Tanis Yannetti) succeeds in convincing the jury to reject the detailed confession signed by Client. After a hard-fought trial with many twists and turns, Client walks from court a free man for the first time since being convicted 18 years ago. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after a Jury Trial. Client is Released from State Prison after unjustly serving sixteen years.

February 25, 2008
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, an Israeli citizen, was pulled over by the police when he reversed course to avoid entering the Mass. Turnpike. His pregnant wife was in distress and he suffered a momentary lapse in judgment. When the state trooper discovered that Client was improperly driving on an Israeli license, he cited Client for being unlicensed and crossing four marked lanes. Client decided to represent himself at a clerk's hearing and things did not go well for him. In the aftermath of the hearing, Client hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, at the arraignment, Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced the prosecutor and judge that client should be found "not responsible" (the civil equivalent of "not guilty") on all four marked lane violations. Attorney Yannetti also convinced the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the unlicensed operation charge -- an alleged criminal violation -- on $200 court costs. Client avoids all responsibility and needs not return to court. Result: Criminal Charge Dismissed, Civil Charges Result in four "Not Responsible" findings.

February 8, 2008
Sex Offenses
Client, a 40 year-old foreign national, was indicted for Deriving Support from Prostitution and Keeping a House of Ill Fame as a result of a police investigation that led to the bust of an illegal massage parlor. The "deriving support" charge is extremely serious and carries a minimum-mandatory two-year prison sentence. A conviction for either offense would have resulted in Client being deported -- something she desperately wanted to avoid. Over the course of a year, Attorney Yannetti fought the charges, filing and arguing several motions to dismiss. While those motions were ultimately denied, Attorney Yannetti did convince the judge that the case against Client was weak -- and the judge specifically mentioned that fact in his ruling. Attorney Yannetti then found a little-used statute -- Mass. General Laws Chapter 141, Section 51 -- which makes it a crime to practice massage without a license. Today, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss both indictments, in exchange for Client's admission to violating that obscure statute. Client agrees to pay the costs of her prosecution and receives a suspended sentence with probation for one year. She therefore avoids a conviction for a crime involving "moral turpitude," and thus may remain in the U.S. and apply for her green card. Result: Client avoids a minimum-mandatory prison sentence, avoids serving any time in prison at all, avoids a felony conviction and avoids being deported.

January 25, 2008
Assault and Battery / Road Rage Case
Client, a 23 year-old college senior, lost his cool one afternoon during a parking lot dispute. Client thought that an older man had driven too close to his car and nearly side-swiped him, so Client got out of his car and approached the man, who was still seated in his own parked car. Client allegedly started yelling at the man, shaking the roof of the man's car, and spitting in his face repeatedly. Client then allegedly punched his fist through the man's rear window. Eyewitnesses confirmed Client's behavior and took down his license plate number. When confronted by police, Client admitted to being in the altercation. Client was charged with assault and battery, as well as malicious damage to a motor vehicle, which is a fifteen-year felony and a very serious charge. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti. Today, when the case was scheduled for a pre-trial conference, the clerk in court announced that Client was to be arraigned on yet another, unrelated charge, as a result of a wild party at his college residence back in September 2006. Nonetheless, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in convincing the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation for Client. The judge agrees. This means that Client does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to complete a "state courts against road rage" two-hour seminar and then stay out of further trouble. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Attorney Yannetti also convinces the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the "keeping a disorderly house" charge prior to arraignment. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 24, 2008
Motor Vehicle Charges
Fifteen years ago, Client was an illegal alien who had recently arrived in the U.S. from Brazil. Shortly after coming to Boston, he was arrested for DUI. His driver's license was suspended when he admitted to that charge. He then allegedly drove in Brookline while his license was still under suspension. He defaulted on his trial date for the operating-after-suspension charge fifteen years ago and there has been an outstanding warrant for his arrest ever since. Today, Client flew in from out of state and Attorney Yannetti brings him to Brookline District Court, where he successfully convinces the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the case upon the payment of court costs. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 23, 2008
Drug Distribution Charges
Client, a 19 year-old college freshman, was investigated for drug distribution on campus. The university police department found cocaine in his bedroom, as well as individually packaged baggies of marijuana, a scale and over $900 in cash. On his computer, the police found instant messages containing conversations about Client picking up "drug money" from customers. His roommates told the police that Client was indeed dealing drugs. The police sought a criminal complaint against him for possession of a class D controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute, and possession of a class B controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute. Client's parents retained Attorney Yannetti, who scheduled the matter for a clerk magistrate's hearing. At that hearing back on November 13, 2007, Attorney Yannetti convinced the assistant clerk magistrate not to charge Client with any offense involving cocaine. Client was then arraigned before a judge and faced a single count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Client, who had been ordered to stay away from campus until this case was resolved, wound up violating that order and was subsequently charged with trespassing. Today, when the case was scheduled for a pre-trial conference, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the trespassing complaint. Attorney Yannetti also convinces the prosecutor to reduce the marijuana charge from "possession with intent to distribute" to simple possession. Client is then given a continuance without a finding until the end of May. As long as he successfully completes his probation by staying out of further trouble, performing 25 hours of community service, staying drug-free and staying off-campus, this case will be dismissed about four months from now. Result: Client avoids a charge of cocaine distribution, avoids a charge of marijuana distribution, has a trespass charge Dismissed, and avoids a criminal conviction on simple possession of marijuana -- as that charge will also be Dismissed four months from now.

January 9, 2008
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, an account manager for a software company, and his wife one night had an argument that turned physical. When the police arrived at his home in response to a 911 call, his wife told them that he had shoved her. Client admitted to a mutual shoving match and was arrested for domestic assault and battery. The prosecution initially was unwilling to drop the charges. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti, who scheduled the case for a pre-trial conference in an attempt to persuade the prosecutor to change her mind. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in convincing both the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case after Client's wife asserted her spousal privilege in open court. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 7, 2008
Spousal Abuse Case
Client, a psychiatrist, got into a heated argument with his wife one night, causing her to call 911. When the police arrived at his home, his wife told them that he had kicked and pushed her. Client admitted to pushing his wife and was therefore arrested for domestic assault and battery. The prosecution was unwilling to drop the charges. Client therefore hired Attorney Yannetti, who scheduled the case for trial and prepared several pre-trial motions. One of those motions -- a motion for a required finding of not guilty -- explained the corroboration rule and cited legal precedent in an attempt to convince the prosecutor to drop the case. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced the judge to dismiss the case after Client's wife asserted her spousal privilege in open court. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 7, 2008
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a medical school graduate applying for his residency, was charged with shoplifting after allegedly taking some men's cologne from a downtown department store. If a criminal complaint was issued against him, his prospects for employment would be greatly diminished. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who schedules the case for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Client's record therefore remains completely clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 4, 2008
Petition to Seal
This past Monday, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining a new trial and a "Not Guilty" verdict for Client regarding this old shoplifting case. Over the past few days, Client wrestled with the decision of whether he should still petition the court to seal the case, in light of his acquittal. He ultimately decided that he did indeed want to have the case sealed. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to permanently seal the records. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or school application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

January 4, 2008
Sex Offenses
Client, a 17 year-old high school senior, was charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery as a result of allegedly molesting his 12 year-old cousin several times over the course of a summer. If adjudicated delinquent, he faced potential incarceration and a requirement that he register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Client hired Attorney Yannetti while the case was still under investigation. After a year's worth of work on the case, Attorney Yannetti finally convinces the prosecutor to dismiss one of the charges, and to reduce the remaining two charges to simple assault and battery -- a misdemeanor. Today, Client admits to two counts of simple assault and battery and receives probation for six months. He needs to perform seven days of community service and stay out of trouble. As long as he complies with those terms of probation, the case will be behind him for good in six months. Result: One sex-offense charge is Dismissed, the other two are reduced to simple assault-and-battery and Client Completely Avoids the Sex Offender Registry.

December 31, 2007
Motion for New Trial
Client was given pre-trial probation for a shoplifting case in 1998. The charge was ultimately dismissed after he successfully completed probation in 1999. In 2007, Client hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the official records regarding this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti instead brought a motion for new trial, which the judge allowed. Attorney Yannetti then convinced the judge to return a verdict of "Not Guilty." Result: Motion for New Trial Allowed, Client found Not Guilty.

December 20, 2007
Malicious Destruction Case
Client, a 21 year-old college student, had too much to drink while partying one night. When she arrived at her boyfriend's condo complex at about 2:45 a.m., she took a fire extinguisher off the wall and sprayed its contents all over the complex. A significant amount of damage was done to property and motor vehicles as a result. The entire incident was caught on videotape. Charged with malicious destruction of property and disorderly conduct, Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who persuasively argues that Client should be treated leniently because she had been mugged and suffered a concussion within weeks of the incident. Attorney Yannetti succeeds in convincing the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation for Client. The judge agrees. This means that Client does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to pay restitution and stay out of further trouble. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 19, 2007
OUI Case
Client rented a motor vehicle which was then involved in a serious one-car accident. When the police arrived, Client's girlfriend was barely conscious in the front passenger's seat. Client was pacing back and forth on a nearby street. The investigating officer quickly concluded Client was drunk and brought him back to the scene of the accident. After speaking with eyewitnesses, the police charged Client with operating under the influence (OUI/DUI), leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury, and operating a motor vehicle recklessly. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who ultimately schedules the matter for trial. Pre-trial, Attorney Yannetti files several motions in limine, asking the judge to exclude from evidence: (1) any identification of Client; and (2) his blood alcohol level. Attorney Yannetti also prepares a persuasive motion for required finding of not guilty. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to dismiss all three charges over the objection of the prosecutor. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 10, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Driving home from work shortly before midnight, Client crashed his car into a guardrail. When the state police arrived to investigate, a state trooper charged him with driving with a revoked registration and no insurance. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who schedules a clerk's hearing on the application for a complaint. Today, Attorney Yannetti spoke with the state trooper prior to the hearing and demonstrated the efforts that Client took to rectify his registration and insurance problems. The state trooper and the assistant clerk magistrate then agreed that no complaint should be issued against Client. Client's record therefore remains completely clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

November 27, 2007
Petition to Seal
Back in April, Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced a judge to dismiss this domestic assault and battery case for Client. Thereafter, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the official records regarding this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to permanently seal the records. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or school application that he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

November 2, 2007
Violent Felony Charges
Client, a 43 year-old local businessman, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (a felony) and disorderly conduct as a result of a confrontation he allegedly had at a gas station in July. The police alleged that Client became angry when another customer cut in front of him in the gas line, that Client caused a scene, and that Client wound up pinning the other customer against his own car by striking him hard with the car door. Within days of the incident, Client hired Attorney Yannetti, who in turn sent out an investigator to uncover the true facts. Attorney Yannetti's investigator learned from eyewitnesses that the police version of events was in fact untrue, and that no assault and battery had taken place. Today, the prosecutor confirmed in open court that the alleged "victim" was never struck at all. The prosecutor therefore agreed to dismiss the ABDW charge. Regarding the disorderly person charge, the prosecutor recommends a year of probation with mandated anger-management counseling for Client. Attorney Yannetti objects. The judge then agrees to continue the disorderly charge without making a finding of guilty. Client only needs to pay $180.00 in court costs and the charge will be automatically dismissed in only two months time. Result: The most serious charge against Client is Dismissed, and Client Avoids a Criminal Conviction on the remaining charge -- which will also be Dismissed two months from now.

October 26, 2007
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 16 year-old girl, had a clerk's hearing in February regarding an allegation that she had committed an assault and battery upon a police officer. The assistant clerk magistrate at the time found that probable cause existed for the complaint to issue, but agreed not to charge Client with the crime as long as she stayed out of trouble for six months. Six weeks later, however, Client was arrested outside her parents home with alcohol and cocaine, and allegedly resisted arrest again. As a result, Client was arraigned in court and faced four criminal charges as a result of the two above altercations. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti, who advised them to place Client in a therapeutic and secure school out of state. Over the course of several months, Client was treated for newly diagnosed emotional disorders. Today, after advocating for Client with the prosecutor and producing proof of Client's progress, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in convincing the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation for Client. The judge agrees. This means that Client does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to continue with her schooling and stay out of further trouble. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 19, 2007
Drug Possession Charges
Client was charged with possession of narcotics after the police found him sleeping in a running motor vehicle. Client was with a friend, in the parking lot of a restaurant, in the middle of the day. The police alleged that upon approaching Client's motor vehicle, they spotted the drugs in a baggie, in plain view. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who files a motion to suppress the evidence that was seized. Today, the motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

October 17, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
The Boston Police applied for a complaint against Client because he allegedly purchased marijuana from an undercover officer. Client, an attorney with a prestigious law firm, was embarrassed and petrified that the complaint would issue against him -- and therefore give him an entry on his criminal record. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinced the police officer and the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should be issued against Client. Client's record therefore remains completely clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 10, 2007
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client was charged with assault and battery on a police officer as a result of a bachelor party melee. The altercation began when Client's friend assaulted a woman. When the police were called to investigate, Client allegedly grabbed an officer's arm and took a swing at him. A 28 year-old accountant, Client had a lot to lose if he were to be convicted of such a serious crime. Over the course of five months, Attorney Yannetti negotiates with the prosecutor and the police officer involved in the altercation. Today, Attorney Yannetti finally succeeds in convincing the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation for Client, and the judge goes along with it. This means that Client does not admit to any crime, and instead needs only to perform community service and attend 10 AA meetings. The case will ultimately be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 3, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 15 year high school sophomore, was facing the issuance of a complaint against him for burning a park bench at a local skateboard park. Client's parents hired Attorney Yannetti, who advocates on his behalf with the police prosecutor handling the clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint -- despite her finding of probable cause. Instead, Client will perform 20 hours of community service and complete a fire-safety course. Client's record therefore remains completely clean. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

September 26, 2007
Petition to Seal
Last month, Attorney Yannetti successfully convinced a judge to dismiss this domestic assault and battery case for Client. Thereafter, Client re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the official records regarding this case. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to permanently seal the records. As a result, Client can now truthfully answer on any job or school application that she has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 17, 2007
Rape Case
Client, a high school senior, was charged with Rape as a result of an encounter that allegedly occurred back in May and involved a female classmate. Client hires Attorney Yannetti, who advocates for him and negotiates with the prosecutor over the course of several months. Eventually, the prosecutor agrees to hold a probable cause hearing in district court before presenting any evidence to a grand jury for possible indictment. Today, the alleged victim fails to appear in court for the probable cause hearing. Attorney Yannetti succeeds in convincing the prosecutor to file a "nolle prosequi" regarding the case -- which is the equivalent of a dismissal. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 14, 2007
OUI-Drugs and Possession of Drugs
Attorney Yannetti represented Client back in May and succeeded in convincing the court to dismiss the charges of operating under the influence of drugs and possession of a class E controlled substance. Client instead received a continuance-without-a-finding on charges of operating a motor vehicle negligently and possession of a class B controlled substance. Client proceeded to successfully complete only two months of probation before failing two random drug tests in July by being caught with cocaine in his system. Client then re-hired Attorney Yannetti, who helped Client into drug treatment and negotiated with his probation officers in two courts over the course of two months. Today, Client's probation officer surrendered him to the court for his probation violations -- but Attorney Yannetti convinced both the probation officer and the judge not to impose a guilty finding on either charge. Instead, his two charges will remain continued without a finding, to the original termination date of May 2008. Client needs only to be evaluated for further drug treatment and remain drug and alcohol-free until then. Result: Client surrendered for his probation violations, but still avoids any criminal conviction, as the continuance without a finding is not revoked.

August 29, 2007
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 25 year-old foreign national in the U.S. on a visa and hoping eventually to obtain her green card, was charged with domestic assault and battery for allegedly hitting and scratching her husband after a verbal argument. When the police arrested her at her home, they noticed that her husband had scratches around his neck and a laceration on his left forehead. The prosecutor refused to dismiss the case at the pre-trial conference early this month, so Attorney Yannetti marked the case up for trial. Attorney Yannetti answers ready for trial today, after having independently investigated the case and having determined that the police and prosecutor have no forensic evidence, nor any independent witness to the alleged crime. Before trial begins, Attorney Yannetti moves to dismiss the case pursuant to the desires of the alleged victim. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 28, 2007
OUI Case
Client, a 35 year-old communications technician, was arrested for OUI after another motorist had called the State Police as a result of having witnessed Client weaving in his car all over the road. After being stopped, Client admitted to having 4-5 drinks, then proceeded to fail several field sobriety tests. The state trooper also found marijuana in his vehicle, adding a charge of "2nd offense possession of a class D controlled substance" to the complaint. Client hired Attorney Yannetti for three reasons: (1) to advance the case so that client could admit to the OUI charge and potentially obtain a "hardship" license as soon as possible; (2) to negotiate with the prosecutor in order to obtain a disposition that would allow Client to avoid a conviction for 2nd offense possession of a class substance -- which in turn would allow Client to avoid the one-year driver's license loss that would result from a conviction; and (3) to minimize the fees and fines to be imposed. Today, Attorney Yannetti succeeded in convincing the judge -- over the prosecutor's objection and despite Client's lengthy history of motor vehicle offenses -- to continue the OUI charge without a finding of a guilty. Attorney Yannetti also convinced the prosecutor to reduce the drug charge to simple possession of a class D substance, and not a subsequent offense. That allowed the judge to continue that charge without a finding as well. Finally, the prosecutor and judge agree to a "not responsible" finding on both civil infractions (marked lanes violation and driving a car with an open container of alcohol). Client therefore avoids $600 in additional penalties for those infractions. Result: Client avoids criminal convictions, avoids responsibility for civil infractions, and avoids a lengthy loss of his driver's license.

August 7, 2007
Petition to Seal
Clients, an elderly woman and her two daughters, were all originally charged with shoplifting on a joint venture theory. Back in October 2006, all three women hired Attorney Yannetti, who succeeded in convincing the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss all three cases upon the payment of $100 court costs by each Client. All three Clients subsequently re-hired Attorney Yannetti to petition the court to seal the official records regarding these cases. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to seal all of the records. As a result, each Client can now truthfully answer on any job or school application that they were never arrested, charged or convicted of these crimes. Result: Cases Permanently Sealed.

July 25, 2007
Violent Felony Charges
Client, a college student, was charged with assault and battery and civil rights violations for a publicized alleged attack on an African-American law student, as a result of which the law student was injured. Attorney Yannetti negotiates with the alleged victim's attorney, the assistant district attorney and the investigating police department until an agreement is reached. Today, an "accord and satisfaction" is filed with the court, and all of the very serious charges pending against Client are dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 20, 2007
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a 29 year-old local man, was charged with assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and malicious destruction of property as a result of a bad break-up with his live-in girlfriend. He allegedly attacked her in a parking lot, grabbed her cellphone and smashed it on the ground when she tried to call the police, then destroyed her furniture and personal belongings in their apartment. After several months and several court dates, Attorney Yannetti first convinces the district attorney's office to dismiss both the assault and battery and intimidation of a witness charges. Then today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge -- over the prosecutor's objection -- to continue the remaining charge without making a finding for six months, with unsupervised probation. Client only needs to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, pay restitution for the damage personal property, stay out of further trouble and pay about $200 in court costs. The remaining charge will then be dismissed as well. Result: Client has the two most serious charges dismissed outright, and avoids a criminal conviction on the remaining charge.

July 18, 2007
Felony Theft and Drug Charges
Client, a 26 year-old college graduate, confessed to his employers that he had stolen nearly $5,000 worth of prescription pills over a series of months from the pharmacy at which he worked as a technician. Client was then charged in court with six counts of larceny of a drug -- a felony for which there is no district court jurisdiction. Attorney Yannetti first convinces the district attorney's office not to indict Client so that his case will remain in district court and not be transferred to superior court. Then today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor to: (1) dismiss five of the six charges outright; (2) reduce the only remaining charge to simple larceny and (3) recommend a continuance without a finding on that remaining charge. Result: Client avoids indictment, has five of six charges against him dismissed, and avoids a criminal conviction on the remaining charge.

July 18, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 15 year-old high school student, confessed at the police station to committing extensive graffiti damage in his home town -- to his school and local businesses. Client's parents hire Attorney Yannetti to negotiate with the police and to represent Client at his clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate not to issue a complaint against Client, thus preserving his criminal record. Client only needs to make restitution and perform 14 hours of community service and the application for complaint will be dismissed. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 16, 2007
Bail Hearing
Client, a 41 year-old man with a long criminal record, was held in jail without bail since May. Client had been placed on probation back in 2003 with a 2 ½ year suspended sentence hanging over his head -- then failed to report to his probation officer and did not comply with any of the terms of his probation. While on probation, Client was arrested for a new 2nd-offense OUI case, then was arrested again for an assault and battery case in which the police allege that Client had broken his girlfriend's leg. Client retained Attorney Yannetti in a desperate attempt to be released on bail until his probation surrender hearing -- which is only eleven days away. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces a Suffolk Superior Court judge to release client on cash bail, with the stipulation that he wear an electronic bracelet and report to this probation surrender hearing as scheduled. Result: Client released on bail.

June 28, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a mother of two who is in the process of applying for a green card, was facing a felony larceny charge as a result of allegedly stealing $317 worth of goods from a department store. If a complaint had issued against her today, it might have affected her immigration status. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate and police prosecutor not to issue the criminal complaint. Client only needs to pay $100 in court costs and she avoids prosecution. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 20, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an immigrant applying for citizenship, was facing a felony larceny charge as a result of allegedly embezzling over $1600.00 from her employer. If a complaint had issued against her today, it would have stained her otherwise clean criminal record. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate not to issue the criminal complaint. Client only needs to perform eight hours of community service and she avoids prosecution. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 13, 2007
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 45 year-old man with a long criminal record, was previously represented by another lawyer when he pled guilty to a felony charge of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Client was placed on probation at that time, with a 2 ½ year suspended sentence hanging over his head. While on probation, Client failed to provide a DNA sample, required of those who have been convicted of a felony. As a result, his probation was not terminated as scheduled. Client then was arrested for a new domestic assault and battery case where the police allege that he bloodied his girlfriend's mouth. Client was also arrested for an unrelated felony larceny case, where the police allege that he stole over $50,000 from an elderly couple. Client then hired Attorney Yannetti, who worked with the State Police and the Suffolk County Jail to allow Client to belatedly provide the required DNA sample. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces Client's probation officer and the judge not to impose the 2 ½ year suspended sentence that Client was facing. Instead, Client's probation is terminated today and he avoids having to serve any time in jail despite the two new arrests. Result: Probation terminated and Client is discharged from further probation.

June 5, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college senior, was stopped twice for speeding in a two-week period. Regarding the first citation, Client paid the ticket (for driving 85 mph in a 55 mph zone) without contacting an attorney. The second officer to stop him, however, alleged that he was driving 73 mph in a 30 mph zone and charged him with the criminal offense of operating to endanger as well. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, the officer testified that his department has issued 50,000 citations in the last 18 years and the previous "record" for the highest speed ever recorded on that road had been 71 mph. Nonetheless, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate not to issue a criminal complaint alleging operating to endanger, and to instead allow Client merely to pay the fine for speeding. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 31, 2007
OUI-Drugs Case
Client, a professional driver who transports the elderly and the handicapped, was off-duty one night and arrested for operating under the influence of drugs, as well as possession of cocaine and pills. Client allegedly veered off the road and crashed into the woods. When the police arrived, Client was disoriented and paramedics reported that his heart was racing uncontrollably. The police found in his vehicle crack cocaine, as well as several unbottled prescription pills, including promethazine, alprazolam and cyclobenzaprine. Client admitted that the cocaine and pills were his. If convicted of OUI-drugs or either of the narcotics possession charges, Client's driver's license would have been suspended for one year. After several court dates, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor to (1) dismiss the OUI-drugs charge and allow Client to admit only to operating a motor vehicle negligently; (2) dismiss the possession of a class E controlled substance charge and allow Client to admit only to the possession of a class B controlled substance charge; (3) recommend that Client be found "not responsible" for the marked lanes civil motor vehicle infraction; and most importantly: (4) recommend that the operating negligently and possession class B charges both be "continued without a finding," meaning that Client will not lose his driver's license and will not ultimately have a criminal record if he complies with probation. The judge agrees to adopt the agreed-upon recommendation. Result: OUI-drugs and possession class E charges dismissed, Client retains his driver's license and avoids any criminal conviction.

May 24, 2007
Insurance Fraud Case
Client, a self-employed businessman, was investigated by the Attorney General's Office and a grand jury for insurance fraud as a result of allegedly misreporting the true garaging location of his motor vehicle for several years. The prosecution had a very strong case. Over the course of several months, Attorney Yannetti works out a disposition with the prosecutor that will allow Client to avoid indictment (despite the grand jury investigation) and to resolve the case in district court. The prosecutor, however, insisted that Client be saddled with convictions for all six charges. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to continue all charges without a finding upon the payment of restitution and court costs -- over the prosecutor's objection. Result: Client avoids indictment and avoids any criminal conviction.

May 22, 2007
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a foreign college student in this country on a student visa, was cited for driving an uninsured motor vehicle with a revoked registration -- two criminal charges. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces both the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss both charges on $150 court costs. Most importantly, the judge agrees to dismiss the charges before Client's arraignment -- so there will be no entry at all on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 18, 2007
Resolution of Old Warrants
Six years ago, Client was a troubled man in his early 20's with a serious drug and alcohol problem. He was on probation in the Uxbridge District Court, having previously pled guilty to larceny of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was also on probation in the Newburyport District Court for a malicious destruction of property conviction. While on probation in both courts, he was then re-arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, carrying a dangerous weapon, and breaking and entering into a home in Hopkinton. He was also charged with resisting arrest because he allegedly struggled and spit blood into the face of the police officer instead of complying. Client never appeared in Framingham District Court to answer for that new case. For the past six years, there have been warrants outstanding for Client's arrest in all three courts and he has been "on the run." In the fall of 2006, having cleaned up his act, dealt with his drug and alcohol issues and simply "grown up," Client contacts Attorney Yannetti. Recognizing that he had clearly violated his probation in two courts by getting re-arrested and failing to comply with any of the terms of his probation, Client realized that he was facing prison time. Client was rightly concerned that he might have to serve several years in jail. Attorney Yannetti, however, negotiates a three-way agreement with Client's probation officers in Uxbridge and Newburyport, as well as with the district attorney's office in Framingham. Result: Client resolves all three outstanding cases for a concurrent six-month house-of-correction sentence, and with time off for good behavior, Client may be released as early as August.

May 17, 2007
Motor Vehicle Homicide
Client, a college student, was charged with motor vehicle homicide. Last year, he allegedly drove his car into a wall while traveling 94 mph with a blood alcohol level well over the legal limit. Tragically, his passenger -- and best friend -- died. If the district attorney's office insisted on prosecuting him under chapter 90, section 24G, subsection (a), Client faced possible indictment by a grand jury and a minimum mandatory one-year state prison sentence. Over the course of several months after the accident, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor and the victim's attorney that Client should not be indicted. Attorney Yannetti then convinced the prosecutor to proceed under subsection (b) -- which would allow Client to avoid the minimum mandatory one-year prison sentence. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces a B.M.C. judge to sentence the defendant to serve 59 days in the house of correction. When released, Client will be on probation for 5 years with the remainder of his sentence suspended, and he will have to perform 200 hours of community service. Result: Client avoids indictment, avoids state-prison, avoids the minimum-mandatory one-year sentence, and will be released from the house of correction in July.

May 15, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a facilities manager, was facing a charge of attempted larceny, as a result of his alleged attempt to cash a bogus check at a check-cashing store. Today, Attorney Yannetti successfully argues that Client was actually the victim of a mail scam. Before trying to cash the check, Cient had been informed that he had "won a lottery drawing" held by his credit card company -- and received in the mail a bogus check that he actually believed was genuine. Attorney Yannetti convinces the police prosecutor and the clerk magistrate that a complaint should not issue against client -- thus preserving his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

May 14, 2007
Domestic Violence Case
Client, an HV/AC technician, was charged with domestic assault and battery for allegedly hitting his girlfriend. Attorney Yannetti answers ready for trial today, after having investigated a so-called "independent witness" to the alleged assault and having uncovered exculpatory information that would demonstrate that the witness was biased and had a motive to lie. Before a jury is impaneled, Attorney Yannetti convinces both the prosecutor and the judge to agree to dismiss the case pursuant to the desires of the alleged victim. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 10, 2007
Probation Surrender Hearing
After having been placed on probation less than 3 months ago for a prior offense, Client, a college student, was arrested for illegally carrying a firearm. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces his probation officer and the judge not to sentence Client to serve any time in jail despite the new arrest. Result: Probation terminated and Client discharged from further probation.

May 8, 2007
Domestic Violence Case
Client, an engineer, was charged with domestic assault and battery for allegedly hitting his wife. Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case at the pre-trial conference today. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 25, 2007
Road Rage Case
Client was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon and reckless operation of a motor vehicle as a result of an alleged "road rage" incident. Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress statements that Client had allegedly made to the police without having been advised of his Miranda rights and without having had the interrogation videotaped. Today, when his motion to suppress was scheduled for a hearing, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation – meaning that Client does not admit to any crime and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 24, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a freshman in college, was facing a charge of Carrying a False Identification Card, a misdemeanor with potentially adverse and serious consequences that would cloud Client's otherwise bright future. The police had allegedly found someone else's driver's license in her purse when they were preparing to have an ambulance take Client to the hospital to treat her for alcohol poisoning. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the police and the clerk magistrate to refrain from issuing the complaint, in exchange for Client agreeing to perform community service. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 23, 2007
Drug Possession Case
Client was charged with illegal possession of narcotics. His case stemmed from an arrest in the early morning hours after the police had received a call that a "suspicious" male was hanging around Starbucks well before it opened for business. When the police arrived, Client was the only one in the area, and he ran from the police. When the police eventually stopped him, they found marijuana and a pipe on his person. In court, Attorney Yannetti filed a motion to suppress all of the seized evidence, alleging that the police had violated Client's constitutional rights. After a hearing, during which Attorney Yannetti cross-examined the arresting police officer, Attorney Yannetti filed a memorandum of law with the court. Today, the judge ruled that Attorney Yannetti's motion to suppress has been allowed. The District Attorney's Office therefore has no evidence with which to prosecute Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 20, 2007
Fraudulent RMV Document
Client was charged with Misusing a Registry of Motor Vehicles document, which is a felony carrying a potential state-prison sentence. Client had allegedly bought a false inspection sticker for his motor vehicle on the black market. Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case at Client's arraignment today in exchange for his payment of $100.00 in court costs. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 10, 2007
Domestic Violence Case
Client was charged with domestic assault and battery for allegedly hitting his wife. Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case at the pre-trial conference today. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 6, 2007
Restraining Order Hearing
Client retained Attorney Yannetti to help her obtain an extension of a restraining order against her ex-husband. Her ex-husband had abided by the previous restraining order for approximately 11 months, but Client was still fearful of him. At the hearing today, her ex-husband argued that the restraining order should not be extended because he wanted more contact with his ex-wife to discuss issues related to their child. Result: Client's restraining order is extended permanently.

March 30, 2007
Theft Offenses
Client was scheduled to be arraigned today on a complaint alleging attempted larceny, as a result of his alleged attempt to cash a bogus check at a local bank. Prior to his arraignment today, however, Attorney Yannetti successfully argues that Client was actually the victim of a mail scam. Before entering the bank, client had been informed that he had "won a lottery drawing" held by his credit card company -- and received in the mail a bogus check that he actually believed was genuine. Attorney Yannetti convinces the district attorney's office and the judge that Client should not be arraigned on the charge and that Client should instead be granted a clerk's hearing to contest the issuance of the complaint. Result: Client's case is remanded for a clerk's hearing, so that no entry appears on his criminal record.

March 28, 2007
Supreme Judicial Court Argument
Client, represented by another attorney, was convicted in 1990 of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Beginning in 2003, Attorney Yannetti argued in Middlesex Superior Court that Client should be granted a new trial as a result of newly discovered evidence. A Superior Court judge eventually agreed and granted Client a new trial. The District Attorney's Office then appealed that judge's order to the Supreme Judicial Court. After Attorney Yannetti submitted a lengthy brief and orally argued before the full bench, the Supreme Judicial Court upheld the Superior Court judge's order and granted a new trial to Client. Attorney Yannetti then succeeded in convincing a different Superior Court judge to order that client be released from state prison after unjustly serving 16 years. Today, granting a final request from Attorney Yannetti, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the District Attorney's Office is required to pay thousands of dollars in attorney's fees to Client, as a result of the Commonwealth's unsuccessful appeal of the original Superior Court judge's ruling. In taking the highly unusual step of awarding attorney's fees to Client, the Supreme Judicial Court specifically noted Attorney Yannetti's "thorough representation" of Client and his "successful result." Result: Client is released from state prison after wrongfully serving 16 years. He also is reimbursed for his attorney's fees so that Attorney Yannetti's representation was essentially "free."

March 16, 2007
OUI Subsequent Offense
Client, a middle-aged man with a prior conviction for OUI, was charged with OUI again after allegedly having two glasses of wine and some champagne on New Year's Eve, weaving on the road, failing field sobriety tests and registering a reading of .11 after agreeing to take the breathalyzer test. When the police applied for a criminal complaint, however, they neglected to inform the clerk of courts that this was Client's second offense. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to allow Client to resolve the case as if he were a first-time offender. As a result, Client avoids having to serve at least 14 days in-patient at a rehabilitation facility -- and is instead allowed to complete the one-class-per-week alcohol education course on an outpatient basis. Result: Client placed on probation without having to serve any time in jail or in a rehabilitation facility.

March 14, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a married college graduate, was facing a charge of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 years old or older as a result of allegedly grabbing the buttocks of a local business employee. Attorney Yannetti contacts both the business and the police to explore a resolution outside of the criminal justice system. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti succeeds in negotiating an "accord and satisfaction," whereby the alleged victim agrees not to press charges. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

March 13, 2007
Malicious Destruction Case
Client, a high school student on probation for a previous charge of possession of a class D controlled substance (marijuana), was facing multiple counts of malicious destruction of property. Client allegedly vandalized several motor vehicles by removing multiple car emblems in the neighborhood one night. After several court appearances, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the case today upon reimbursement of the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the car owners. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 1, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a law student, was facing a charge of assault and battery as a result of an alleged altercation outside his law school. Attorney Yannetti appears with two eyewitnesses who are prepared to testify on Client's behalf at the clerk's hearing. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate not to issue any complaint against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 28, 2007
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a laborer on probation with a suspended sentence for a malicious destruction of property conviction, was surrendered by his probation officer as a result of alleged positive drug test results. It was Client's third alleged violation of probation within 3 months. Attorney Yannetti confers with representatives from the Office of Community Corrections, as well as Client's probation officer. At Client's surrender hearing today, Attorney Yannetti negotiates a disposition that will allow client to avoid serving a sentence in the house of correction. Result: Client placed back on probation despite the alleged violation.

February 22, 2007
Breaking & Entering Police Investigation
Client, a law student, missed his flight home for spring break last week because bad weather grounded his plane. He wound up going out and getting very drunk that night, returning to his apartment in the early morning hours. The police knocked on his door that morning, informing him that during the time period in which he had come home the previous night, someone fitting his description had broken into three apartments in his building and had stolen a flat-screen television and some jewelry, among other items. Client had absolutely no memory of the night before. Attorney Yannetti contacts the detective in charge of the case and appears at the police station with Client today to persuade the detective not to take out charges. Result: No Charges Filed.

February 8, 2007
Assault and Battery Case
Client, an out-of-state businessman, was charged with assault and battery as a result of allegedly improperly touching a room-service employee at the Massachusetts hotel at which he was staying. At the pre-trial conference today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the judge to dismiss the case over the prosecutor's objection when the alleged victim fails to appear in court. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 6, 2007
Felony Theft Charges
Client, a salesman, was charged with larceny over $250.00, a felony, as a result of allegedly failing to mail a camera to a customer who had purchased it from him on eBay. Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case outright today in exchange for Client agreeing to refund the customer's money. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 26, 2007
Misdemeanor Charges
Client, an architect, was charged with criminal unlawful acts in violation of the building code. Attorney Yannetti files a motion to dismiss based upon the prosecutor's failure to provide a bill of particulars as ordered. The prosecutor strenuously objects. After a hearing today, judge dismisses case over prosecutor's objection. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 24, 2007
Armed Career Criminal Case
Client was charged with multiple offenses carrying minimum mandatory sentences, including trafficking in cocaine, distribution of narcotics in a school zone, carrying a firearm and possession of a large capacity weapon. Client was also indicted as an "armed career criminal, level 3," and therefore faced a minimum mandatory 15-year state prison sentence for that charge alone. At the time of his arrest for carrying the firearm, Client had been on release after posting bail on his trafficking case -- meaning, by statute, the sentences on each case had to be consecutive and not concurrent. The trafficking and school zone indictments carried an additional 5 year sentence, minimum mandatory, in state prison. Attorney Yannetti answers ready for trial on the trafficking case, having retained an expert forensic toxicologist to testify that the amount of cocaine in Client's possession could be consistent with personal use and not distribution of narcotics. Result: The prosecutor agrees to dismiss the Armed Career Criminal Level 3 indictment, as well as the Trafficking in Cocaine and School Zone indictments. Client elects to resolve all of his outstanding matters for a greatly reduced 3 1/2 year sentence -- only 3 years of which is mandatory. With credit for time served awaiting trial, Client will serve less than 3 years.

January 16, 2007
Felony Theft Charges
Client was charged with larceny by scheme for allegedly cashing fraudulent checks, on multiple dates, at a check-cashing store. At the pre-trial hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge that Client was not at fault. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 12, 2007
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a real estate broker, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer at a Red Sox game. At the pre-trial hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation – meaning that Client does not admit to any crime and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 12, 2007
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client was charged with assault and battery on a police officer for allegedly interfering with the arrest of her nephew. At the pre-trial hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation – meaning that Client does not admit to any crime and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 12, 2007
Resolution of Old Warrants
Client, a self-employed businessman, was charged in a 1986 case with carrying of a firearm. In 1987, he was sentenced to a minimum-mandatory one year in the house of correction. Client then defaulted in court and fled the state, never having served any portion of his sentence. Today, Attorney Yannetti brings Client back before the court and convinces the prosecutor to dismiss the carrying of firearm charge. Result: Instead of a having to serve the full year in the house of correction to which he had been sentenced, Client winds up with a only 4-month house of correction sentence – and will be eligible for parole after serving only 2 months.

January 11, 2007
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an executive, was facing a charge of wrongfully attaching plates to her motor vehicle. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the clerk magistrate and the police prosecutor that Client was not at fault. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

January 10, 2007
Theft Offenses
Client was charged with shoplifting as a result of allegedly stealing six pairs of sunglasses from a store. Client had prior offenses for shoplifting on his criminal record -- cases regarding which Client had been represented by other attorneys, and cases to which client had pled guilty upon the advice of those other attorneys. On this new case, Attorney Yannetti enlists the court psychologist to evaluate Client for a rare sleep disorder. The court psychologist becomes a defense witness and files a report opining that Client was not criminally responsible for the crime. Today, Attorney Yannetti finally convinces the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation – meaning that Client does not admit to any crime and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 4, 2007
Drug Possession Charges
Client, a local union member, was charged with unlawful possession of a class C controlled substance (valium pills). Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge that client would lose his job if he were forced to admit to the crime. Attorney Yannetti also enlists the help of a police officer who happened to be in court today. This officer was not involved in Client's arrest but could confirm issues surrounding client's union job. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 11, 2006
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client was charged with failing to stop for a police officer who had attempted to pull over his motor vehicle. At Client's arraignment today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge that Client was not at fault. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 26, 2006
Cruelty to Animals Case
Client was charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly mistreating the family dog through neglect. After many court appearances, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation today – meaning that Client does not admit to any crime and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed

October 19, 2006
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a scientist, was charged with leaving the scene after causing property damage as a result of a motor vehicle collision near his home. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the prosecutor and the judge to place Client on pre-trial probation – meaning that Client does not admit to any crime and the case ultimately is dismissed with no repercussions for Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 11, 2006
OUI Subsequent Offense
Client, a consultant, was charged with operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor, third (3rd ) offense. Client was facing the prospect of serving time in the house of correction if convicted. Attorney Yannetti retains an expert accident reconstructionist to testify that the accident was not Client's fault. Attorney Yannetti also retains an expert forensic ophthalmologist to testify that Client suffers from Grave's Disease, and therefore would have difficulty performing field sobriety tests. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after trial.

August 11, 2006
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a junior high-school student, was facing a charge of malicious destruction of property as a result of allegedly putting metal objects in the microwave oven at school and causing a fire. Today, Attorney Yannetti convinces the assistant clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint against Client. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

June 27, 2006
Rape of Child Trial
Client, a college student, was indicted for three counts of Rape of a Child. Client was 16 years old at the time of the alleged offense, while the alleged victim was 15 years old. They were classmates in high school. Client was indicted as a "Youthful Offender," so he faced the prospect of having to serve years in state prison if convicted, then having to register as a "sex offender" for the rest of his life after eventually being released from prison. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after trial.