Greg Johnson’s Cases

Recent Cases Handled by Attorney Greg L. Johnson:

May 22, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a twenty-nine year old information technology analyst at a Boston financial firm, was arrested by police after his live-in girlfriend called the police. She had called 911 while crying in the bathroom and told officers on scene that Client had punched her repeatedly in the back of the head during an argument. When the police arrived Client was the only one with observable injuries -- nevertheless he was arrested. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations and quickly scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, the Commonwealth has insufficient evidence to proceed with a trial and Attorney Johnson succeeds in getting the case dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 16, 2017
Intimidation of a Witness/Juror/Police/Court Official
Client, a thirty-four year old father of three young children, was summoned to court to face a charge of Intimidation of a Witness/Juror/Police/Court Official. Police responded to a serious motor vehicle crash where sixteen passengers in a work truck were sent to the hospital with significant injuries. Officers interviewed witnesses in an effort to determine the driver of the truck. During their investigation officers spoke to Client and believed that he was lying to them about having been the driver of the truck involved in the crash. Client has a fourth grade education and speaks limited English. Despite the chaotic scene and Client's communication problems, officers charged him with felony intimidation for the supposed lie about having been the driver. After receiving the summons Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. After just three court appearances Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge to give Client six months of pretrial probation. Client does not admit to any wrongdoing and the case will be dismissed in six months as long as Client has no further trouble with the law. Result: Pretrial Probation for Six Months, Case Dismissed.

May 15, 2017
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student and internationally recognized musician, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing after police alleged that she shoplifted over $700.00 worth of merchandise from Sephora. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the police and the clerk magistrate to keep the matter open for a period of six months, meaning the complaint will be denied as long as Client stays out of trouble during that time. Client avoids a criminal record and thus her full scholarship and musical career are spared. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

May 3, 2017
Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
Client, a small business owner, was cited by police following a motor vehicle stop where the officer found Client driving on a suspended license, his second offense. Client was summoned to court and hired the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson appears in court with Client and succeeds in getting the charge dismissed on court costs. Client's criminal record is spared and he avoids prosecution, despite having been caught before for the same offense. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 27, 2017
Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
Client, a twenty-eight year old financial professional, was arrested by the State Police for O.U.I. The arresting trooper wrote in his report that Client was driving 115+ MPH, swerved in and out of traffic, smelled like alcohol, slurred his speech, and failed several field sobriety tests. Client hires the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson takes the case. Attorney Johnson files numerous discovery motions and a motion to suppress. After over one year and seven court appearances, the case is scheduled for a jury trial. Today, after two days of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a Not Guilty verdict for Client. Client maintains his clean record and avoids any punishment for the alleged offense. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

March 31, 2017
Petition to Seal
Client, a thirty-one year old mother and aspiring EMT, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle her Petition to Seal. Client was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a Domestic Assault and Battery case that was dismissed earlier this year. Attorney Johnson drafts and files a Petition to Seal on Client's behalf and today, at the hearing, convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client's record is sealed and she can move forward with her medical career without the concern of a criminal record getting in the way. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

March 23, 2017
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a recent college graduate embarking on a career in health care, was cited by police for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage. Officers responded to a restaurant parking lot after a witness reported that Client's vehicle hit to cars in the lot and fled the scene. The witness gave the plate number to police and officers tracked it to Client. An officer went to Client's home to investigate and during an interview Client admitted to the offense. After receiving a citation Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. At the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to keep the application for complaint open for six months - as long as Client stays out of trouble with law enforcement during this period of time the case will be dismissed. Client maintains her pristine record and her future career will remain unharmed. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

March 23, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery & Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a thirty-three year old IT professional, was arrested following a dispute with her roommate. The relationship between Client and the roommate had been deteriorating for months, with the police being called to the home six prior times. When officers arrived on scene the roommate claimed that Client violently shoved her, causing an injury to her arm. Client denied the allegation and tried explaining to the officers that the incident was video recorded on her cell phone. Despite her pleas, officers placed Client under arrest. Following her release from court Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson reviews the video and provides it to the assigned prosecutor. Within days, Attorney Johnson convinces the DA's Office to dismiss the case and today, at the pretrial hearing, the judge formally dismisses all charges and terminates the restraining order. Client maintains her clean criminal record and does not have to return to court to face unwarranted charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 2, 2017
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a high school senior, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing on a charge of Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. On the date of the incident, police responded to Client's school after another student reported Client for having a live round of ammunition in his jacket pocket. Officers investigated and seized the bullet from Client. Following the incident Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson gathered substantial background information about Client and today at the clerk's hearing convinces the clerk to keep the case open for four months. This means that Client will not be charged as long as he stays out of trouble during the continuance period. Client avoids prosecution for a serious firearm offense and his future remains bright. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

February 2, 2017
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student from oversees, was cited for Operating an Uninsured and Unregistered Motor Vehicle. He was summoned to court for a Clerk Magistrate's Hearing to face potential criminal charges. After receiving the summons Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Today, at the hearing, the magistrate denies the complaint meaning Client will not be charged criminally. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

January 19, 2017
Petition to Seal
Client, a forty-one year old woman looking to make a career change, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal a case that Attorney Greg L. Johnson had previously handled. The charge was Assault and Battery on a Person Over the Age of 60 and it had previously been dismissed. Following the dismissal, Client re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to have the case sealed so that her impending career change would not be hindered. Today, at the petition to seal hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the petition to seal. Future employers therefore will not see Client's criminal record during a background check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

January 5, 2017
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a helicopter engineer with no prior criminal record, was arrested by police and charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Police alleged that Client got in a dispute with someone he had met the night before and during the altercation recklessly drove away from the alleged victim, causing her to be dragged alongside the moving car. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Johnson was assigned to the case. Over the course of one year Attorney Johnson files investigates the allegations, files discovery motions, files and argues a motion to dismiss, and scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 20, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a thirty-six year old full time laborer, was arrested after his long term girlfriend called the police and claimed that Client violently pushed her into a wall, causing injury to her arm. Following his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Client adamantly denied the allegations. Attorney Johnson fully investigates the charge during the pretrial proceedings and ultimately schedules the case for trial. Attorney Johnson today appears in court with Client for the trial. After multiple hearings regarding the alleged victim's fifth amendment privilege, Attorney Johnson succeeds in convincing the judge to dismiss the case over the objection of the prosecutor. Client avoids potential jail time and maintains his otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 16, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a retired graphic designer, was summoned for a clerk magistrate's hearing after the police responded to a dispute between Client and his neighbor. The neighbor claimed that Client had intentionally exposed himself to her and her young son. Facing a charge of Indecent Exposure, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client at the magistrate's hearing and convinces the clerk to keep the complaint open for a period of one year. As long as Client stays away from the neighbors and stays out of trouble with the police, the case will be dismissed and otherwise clean record will be preserved. Client maintains a clean criminal record and avoids prosecution. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

December 12, 2016
Larceny Over $250.00
Client, a small business owner living on the West Coast, contacted the Yannetti Law Firm for help resolving a nineteen year old felony Larceny case. In 1997, Client was charged with stealing almost $4,000.00 from a business associate. Client did not appear in court for the case and a warrant for his arrest issued. Client recently had difficulty renewing his driver's license, the cause of the difficulty being the outstanding arrest warrant. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the case, communicated with the alleged victim, and negotiated with the prosecutor. Ultimately Attorney Johnson convinces the prosecutor to dismiss the case. Client never has to travel to Massachusetts from the West coast and the arrest warrant is recalled. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 8, 2016
Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14
Client, a convenience store clerk and grandfather, was arrested by police after a customer claimed that Client sexually assaulted her in the back room at the store. The alleged victim told police that Client forced her in to the room, lifted up her shirt, and touched her inappropriately. Client was arraigned the next day and then hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and immediately began investigating the allegations, which Client adamantly denied. Attorney Johnson filed a series of discovery motions and motions seeking access to the alleged victim's mental health records. In addition, Attorney Johnson filed a motion to suppress Client's statements to police - that motion was allowed by the presiding judge after a lengthy hearing, meaning Client's statements could not be used against him at trial. Today, after approximately 18 months of strenuous litigation, Attorney Johnson appeared with Client for trial and succeeds in persuading the prosecution and the Court to dismiss the case against Client. Client therefore avoids a felony conviction, GPS monitoring, and sex offender registration. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 6, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a recent college graduate and aspiring medical professional, was arrested by police at a popular night club. Officers responded after the club manager called 911 to report that Client forcefully grabbed his girlfriend by the arms and took her cell phone. Client was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery and was arraigned the next business day. Following his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him on the case. Over the course of nine months Attorney David Yannetti investigated the allegations and today, on the day of trial, Attorney Greg L. Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of the case. Client maintains his clean criminal record and can continue with his career goal of working in the medical profession without a criminal record hanging over his head. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 5, 2016
Possession Class B with Intent to Distribute
Client, a 33 year old retail manager, was arrested by drug detectives following a search of Client's rental car outside his workplace. Police observed an individual enter Client's car and thought the behavior was suspicious. Undercover detectives approached the individual, questioned him, and then searched the car. During the search officers found crystal methamphetamine. They then entered the store and interrogated Client, who was working at the time. Client was brought outside to the car and the search continued. Officers located Adderall pills, GHB, $100, and glass pipes. Officers ordered the car impounded, had it towed, and then applied for a search warrant, which was granted by the Court. During the execution of the search warrant officers found two locked safes which contained 9 bags of methamphetamine, $4,760.00 cash, a digital scale, loose packaging, and 38 Class E pills. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson made routine court appearances with Client over the course of a year and ultimately filed a Motion to Suppress the evidence seized by detectives. After a hearing and the submission of a legal brief by Attorney Johnson, the judge allows the Motion to Suppress, leaving the prosecution with no evidence to use against Client at trial. Today, the Court dismisses the case because of Attorney Johnson's victory on the motion. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Felony Drug charges Dismissed.

November 7, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery, Animal Cruelty, & Threats to Commit a Crime
Client, an investment professional at a financial firm, was arrested by police after an altercation with his longtime girlfriend. She called police and claimed that Client had pinned her against a dresser causing her to hit her head, put his hands on her throat, threated to kill her parents, and strangled their dog. Following his arrest and arraignment in court, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson immediately files a motion seeking a court order for surveillance footage from a Boston hotel where Client and the alleged victim spent some time on the night of the arrest. Attorney Johnson then filed additional discovery motions and a motion to dismiss before scheduling the case for trial after one year had passed. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson utilizes the hotel surveillance footage to show that the alleged victim had lied to the police. Attorney Johnson then persuades the judge to dismiss the case over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 18, 2016
Larceny Over $250
Client, an out-of-state fashion designer, was arrested by the police after a loss prevention officer allegedly caught Client stealing a $1,000.00 pair of jeans from a high-end department store. Police charged Client with Felony Larceny and Client was arraigned in court the following day. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the prosecution and the judge to dismiss the case upon the performance of 12 hours community service. Client therefore avoids prosecution on a felony charge and his criminal record is spared. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 1, 2016
Sex for a Fee
Client, an unemployed woman, was arrested by police following an online investigation in to her business dealings. Police claimed that Client was advertising sexual services on the Internet. Officers set up a sting operation, whereby an undercover detective corresponded with Client and arranged sex for a fee. Following the encounter, Client was arrested and charged with Sexual Conduct for a Fee.  Client quickly hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Attorneys Yannetti and Johnson make a combined four court appearances with Client while investigating the case.  Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the assigned prosecutor and the judge to Generally Continue the case for a period of one year. As long as Client stays out of trouble during that time the case will be dismissed. Result: Case Generally Continued, to be Dismissed in One Year.

August 31, 2016
Keeping a Disorderly House
Clients, four seniors at a prestigious university in the Boston area, were cited by the police for hosting an unruly house party. This was the second time Clients had gotten in to trouble for this type of violation. Each of the students was charged with Keeping a Disorderly House. Clients hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today Attorney Johnson appears in court for the pre-trial hearing and persuades the assigned prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the cases against clients upon the completion of forty hours community service. Clients maintain their otherwise clean criminal records and avoid potentially devastating entries on their criminal records. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 8, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a student at prestigious local university, was summoned to court after her boyfriend called 911 and told police that Client jumped on his back during an argument. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the officer and the magistrate to withdraw the criminal complaint. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Withdrawn.

June 29, 2016
Carrying a Firearm without a License
Client, a twenty-three year old man, was seated in the backseat of a car when an undercover officer stopped the vehicle on a side street in Salem. Client and three other people in the car quickly got out and ran from the officer. When the officer looked inside the car he found a loaded 9 mm handgun sitting on the seat where Client was sitting. Client, facing an 18 month minimum mandatory jail sentence, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the remainder of the case. After several court hearings the case is scheduled for trial and Attorney Greg L. Johnson takes the case. Today, the case goes to trial before jury. Attorney Johnson expertly cross-examines three prosecution witnesses and makes a compelling closing argument to the jury. After less than ten minutes of deliberations, the jury returns a "Not Guilty" verdict. Client avoids the minimum mandatory sentence and walks away from court a free man. Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

May 26, 2016
Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, an aviation student, was arrested by police after his mother's boyfriend called 911 and told police that Client had threatened him with a large hunting knife. Client was arraigned the next day and then hired the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and investigates the Commonwealth's case before scheduling the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of the case after the Commonwealth answers not ready for trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 23, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a college student and ROTC candidate, was summoned to court after her boyfriend called the police and said that Client slapped him in the face during an argument outside a bar. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client at today's clerk magistrate's hearing and convinces the officer and magistrate to withdraw the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore avoids an entry on her criminal record and prosecution for domestic violence. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Withdrawn.

May 3, 2016
Petition to Seal
Client, a financial advisor, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record, which consisted of two case of Sex for a Fee. Client's livelihood was on the line due to impending background checks. Attorney Greg L. Johnson drafted the petition to seal and today convinces the judge to allow the petition. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

April 28, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a student at a local university, was cited by police for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The citing officer claimed that Client drove 70 MPH in a 20 MPH school zone. The officer wrote in his report that his car shook as Client's vehicle sped past him. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore pays a small fine and avoids criminal prosecution, thus preserving his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

April 25, 2016
Petition to Seal
Client, a financial services representative and father to a young child, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal a domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness case that was previously dismissed. Client had attempted to get the case sealed twice before hiring the Yannetti Law Firm, and twice was denied by the presiding judge. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition and today convinced the same judge to allow the petition to seal. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

April 14, 2016
Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Disordely Conduct
Client, a medical doctor, husband, and father of two young children, was arrested by police for assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. In January 2015, following a large snowstorm, Client drove toward a busy intersection where an officer was directing traffic. Client asked the officer a question about how he could make a left hand turn. The officer responded rudely and an altercation ensued. The officer claimed that Client had assaulted him by spitting in his direction. The officer left the intersection and followed Client to his place of business. The officer stopped Client in the parking lot and ordered him to get back in his car. A further dispute ensued and the officer decided to arrest Client, claiming that Client caused a scene and then resisted arrest when the officer attempted to place Client in handcuffs. Client immediately called the Yannetti Law Firm and hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson to handle the case. Client had previously been represented by Attorney Johnson on a domestic assault and battery case where Attorney Johnson had obtained pretrial probation for Client. That pretrial probation was still ongoing at the time of the second arrest and Client face a potential bail revocation and revocation of the pretrial probation. Attorney Johnson first appeared with Client for his arraignment and persuaded the Judge to release Client over the prosecutor's objection and spirited argument to revoke Client's bail. Then, at Client's second court appearance, Attorney Johnson convinces the Judge to leave in place the pretrial probation on the domestic assault and battery case, despite the obvious violation. Attorney Johnson then makes a series of court appearances with Client and today convinces the prosecutor and the judge to again give him pretrial probation, this time for just six months. Result: Pretrial probation for six months, case dismissed.

April 12, 2016
Domestic Assault and Battery and Threats to Commit a Crime
Client, a married father of two teenaged children, was arrested by police following an allegation of domestic abuse by Client's wife. Client's wife told police that Client, in a fit of rage, had threatened to stab and strangle she and the kids. She also told the investigating officer that Client had struck her on the head during a loud argument in the bedroom. Client was arrested two days later and the District Attorney's Office filed a "dangerousness motion" where the prosecutor argued to the Court that Client was too dangerous to be released from jail. Client was released, however he was placed on house arrest and was therefore confined to his home for the duration of the case. After three pretrial hearings, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson quickly investigated the matter and prepared the case for trial. After one month Attorney Johnson appears with Client in court for trial today and the achieves a dismissal of the case. Client therefore avoids prosecution and is released from home confinement. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 4, 2016
Larceny of a Firearm
Client, an electrician and combat veteran, was contacted by police regarding an alleged theft of two firearms. Client immediately hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson contacted the police on Client's behalf. The police claimed that Client had stolen two firearms from his niece, and that he admitted to throwing the weapons in a dumpster. Despite the severity of the allegations, Attorney Johnson persuaded the investigating officer to summons Client to court rather than apply for an arrest warrant. At Client's first court appearance, a clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to dismiss two felony offenses that carried minimum mandatory prison sentences. Attorney Johnson then appears in court with Client several times over the next nine months and today, after the alleged victim asserts her 5th amendment privilege, convinces the judge to dismiss the case outright. Client therefore avoids prosecution for felony firearms offenses and certain jail time. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 24, 2016
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a sound technician with no prior criminal record, was arrested by police after an altercation with his step-son. Police responded to Client's home and questioned Client, his wife, and his step-son. Step-son told the police that Client had struck him with a metal baton, and Client admitted it to the investigating officer. Client was arrested and brought to court the following day. At the arraignment, the judge ordered Client to remain alcohol free and submit to random breathalyzers. Client then hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson immediately filed a motion to vacate the judge's order concerning the pretrial probation, and the judge allowed Attorney Johnson's motion. Attorney Johnson investigated the case over the course of one year and appeared in court repeatedly with Client. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case due to the Commonwealth's failure to produce the necessary witnesses. Client therefore maintains his otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 25, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Clients, four juniors at a local university, were summoned to court for a clerk's hearing after police cited them for Keeping a Disorderly House. Officers had responded to a loud house party at Client's residence. Officers claimed that the party was unruly, Clients delayed letting officers in to the home, and there was a fight in the street outside. Clients hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent them at the hearing. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case and appeared with Client's at today's hearing. Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. As long as Clients complete community service and stay out of trouble for one year, the applications will be denied and Clients will never face prosecution for the offense. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

February 12, 2016
Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Client, a waiter and father of two young children, was charged for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, twice. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Johnson was assigned to the case. Today at Client's first pretrial hearing Attorney Johnson persuades the judge and the prosecutor to dismiss both cases on court costs. Client therefore avoids a negative entry on his CORI and avoids any further difficulties with his driver's license. Result: Two Cases Dismissed.

February 3, 2016
Petition to Seal
Client, a recent graduate of a master in education program, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record. While represented by a different law firm Client received a Continuance Without a Finding on an Operating Under the Influence of Liquor case. Client was denied a teaching job because of the criminal record and needed the case to be cleared from his CORI in order to pursue a career in education. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition to seal and today, at the conclusion of two hearings, convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client's record is sealed and the case will never again appear on a CORI check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

January 26, 2016
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a police sergeant at a local department, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing where he faced two potential charges of Assault and Battery. An estranged family member alleged that Client had struck his two teenage children while out for dinner and show. Client received the summons for the hearing and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and immediately began working with Client to a build a defense to the baseless allegations. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson cross-examines the complaining witness and convinces the presiding magistrate to dismiss the application for criminal complaint. Client maintains his clean record and more importantly avoids any workplace discipline and the potential loss of a career he worked years to cultivate. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

January 11, 2016
Petition to Seal
Client, an aspiring pharmacist, was previously represented by Attorney David Yannetti on a case where has charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining pretrial probation for Client and the case was dismissed. Following the dismissal, Client re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his record. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition to seal and scheduled the case for a hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the petition. Client's record is sealed and his aspirations of becoming a full-time pharmacist are preserved. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

January 11, 2016
Petition to Seal
Client, a recent college graduate, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record. Client, while represented by a different law firm, had been charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition and today convinces the judge to seal Client's record, meaning future employers will never see the case during a CORI check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

January 7, 2016
Leaving the Scene of Property Damage
Client, a self-employed individual, was summoned to court for allegedly Leaving the Scene of Property Damage. Police responded to a motor vehicle crash and spoke to witnesses who said that two cars crashed and one of the drivers fled the scene after briefly stopping. Police got the license plate number of the car that fled, found that it was registered to Client, and responded to Client's home to investigate. Police arrived at the home and Client admitted to officers that she was in an accident and fled the scene because she was afraid. Police initiated a criminal case against Client and she was summoned to Court for an arraignment. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client for two court hearings and on the date of the second hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned prosecutor and the judge to grant Client pretrial probation. As long as Client pays a small amount of restitution to the victim and stays out of trouble for nine months, the case will be dismissed. Client therefore admits no fault and avoids a license suspension. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 17, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a student at local university, was caught by police shooting his pellet gun out of his dorm room window. Police responded to 911 calls for a man aiming an assault rifle out of a dorm window. Officers responded and during their investigation Client confessed to the offense. Officers seized the rifle and told Client he would be summoned to court for Disorderly Conduct and Discharging a BB Gun/Air Rifle on a Public Way. After receiving the summons Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson prepared the case for the hearing and negotiated with the police in the days leading up to the court appearance. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to leave the complaint open for a period of six months - as long as Client stays out of trouble, the application for criminal complaint will be denied and Client's record will remain undamaged. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

December 10, 2015
Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
Client, a manager at a sporting goods chain, was arrested by the State Police for allegedly driving under the influence of liquor. A trooper on Route 1 stopped Client for speeding at approximately 3:00 AM. After smelling alcohol on Client's breath, the trooper ordered Client to get out of the car and perform field sobriety tests. The trooper claimed that Client slurred his speech, had glassy and bloodshot eyes, had poor balance, and had difficulty finding his license and registration. Client was arrested and booked. Client immediately hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Over the course of one year Attorney Johnson made regular court appearances with Client, investigated the allegation, and filed various discovery motions. Ultimately the case was scheduled for trial. Today, at that trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to find Client Not Guilty. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

November 19, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Two Clients, both students at a local university, were stopped by police for carrying open containers of alcohol in public. One Client had a fake identification in his wallet which the police located during a search. Both Clients were summoned to court for a hearing before a clerk magistrate. Clients hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the clerks hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the presiding magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint against both Clients. As long as Clients stay out of trouble for six months and complete twenty hours of community service the application will be formally denied and Clients will never face prosecution. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

November 17, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an underage student at a local university, was caught by police carrying an open bottle of whiskey while walking down the street late at night. Client was later summoned to court for being a Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, Attorney Johnson appeared with Client for a Clerk Magistrate's hearing and convinces the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint, meaning Client does not face a criminal charge in court and his otherwise clean record is preserved. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

October 27, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery

Client, a 37 year-old prison guard, was arrested by the Stoughton Police for an alleged Domestic Assault and Battery. Client visited Massachusetts from New York and stayed at a local Marriott. Early one morning Client got in to an argument with his fiancée. The front desk manager at the hotel called 911 and said that he observed Client forcibly grab his girlfriend's hair and pull her head. Police responded and found Client inside a hotel room. Client was interrogated at the hotel and made incriminating statements to the officers. Following his arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson thoroughly investigated the allegation and filed a Motion to Suppress Client's statements to police. At the conclusion of a contested hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to suppress Client's statements, meaning the prosecution was prohibited from using them against Client at trial. Today, on the date of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of the case. Client avoids conviction for domestic Assault and Battery and as a result, will not lose his job working for the government. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 6, 2015
Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace

Client, an 18 year-old college freshman, was one of several people arrested by police after a night club event turned violent and spilled onto the city streets. Police alleged that Client had refused to follow orders and caused a scene when they were attempting to calm a dangerous situation. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case and today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appears at Client's arraignment and convinces the prosecution to give Client "Diversion." Client is therefore not arraigned on the charges and avoids prosecution altogether. The case will be dismissed prior to arraignment as long as Client completes eight hours of community service. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

September 25, 2015
Petition to Seal

Client, a local firefighter, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson succeeded in obtaining a Not Guilty verdict after trial. Following the acquittal, Client re-hired the firm to petition to seal his record. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades a judge to allow the petition to seal, meaning Client's arrest will never again appear on his Massachusetts criminal record. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 23, 2015
Indecent Assault and Battery

Client, a working father of two, was charged in two separate cases of Indecent Assault and Battery after two of his nieces alleged that he had inappropriately touched them over the course of several years. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Attorney Johnson makes fifteen court appearances with Client over the span of two plus years and fully investigated the allegations with a variety of pretrial motions, including a motion to produce psychological treatment records of the two complaining witnesses. Attorney Johnson succeeded in obtaining an outright dismissal of one complaint prior to trial. Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial and today, persuades the prosecution to reduce the two remaining charges from Indecent Assault and Battery to misdemeanor Assault and Battery. After a contested hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge give Client a Continuance Without a Finding for eighteen months. Client therefore avoids trial, potential felony convictions, jail time, probation, and the sex offender registry. Presuming Client stays out of trouble during the eighteen month continuation, the case will be dismissed. Result: Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery and Continued Without a Finding.

September 17, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a college senior at a prestigious local university, was summoned to court for Keeping a Noisy and Disorderly House. After receiving numerous noise complaints, plain-clothed officers responded to a large, unruly house party in a residential neighborhood. Officers dispersed the crowd and cited all four residents of the offending apartment. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the clerk magistrate's hearing and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to dismiss the case upon the completion of thirty hours community service. Client avoids a criminal charge and maintains her otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

September 10, 2015
Early Termination of Probation
Client, a single mother, was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a domestic violence case for which she received a Continuance Without a Finding for one year. Client was locked in a custody battle with the father of her child and her probation was creating problems in those proceedings. Client contacted Attorney Johnson to see whether the probation could be terminated early. Attorney Johnson negotiates with the probation officer and files a Motion for Early Termination of probation in court. Today, at a hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the motion and thus terminate the probation three months early, allowing Client to proceed with the custody battle unhindered by probation. Result: Probation Terminated Early.

September 1, 2015
RMV Board of Appeals/Motion to Amend Probation

Client, an 18 year-old incoming college freshman, was previously indicted as a Youthful Offender for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. While represented by a different law firm, Client went to trial on the case and lost, receiving a significant Department of Youth Services commitment and lengthy probation as well. One of the conditions of the probation was that Client could not legally operate a motor vehicle. Client was accepted to a college that required him to drive to classes in various locations. Needing a license and permission from the judge to drive, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson first filed a motion in the juvenile court requesting that the judge amend the terms of probation to allow Client to drive. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client in court and succeeds in persuading the judge to allow him to drive. Next, Attorney Johnson appeared before a panel at the Board of Appeal and argues that Client should be granted a hardship ("Cinderella") license. Following the hearing, the board grants Attorney Johnson's request and Client's license is restored. As a result, Client can attend the college of his choice. Result: Probation Conditions Amended and Driver's License Restored.

August 26, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery

Client, a married father of two, was arrested by the police after his wife called 911 and claimed that Client had been drinking and intentionally shoved a door in to her, knocking her to the ground. Client was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. Following his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson made several court appearances with Client and today convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case after Client's wife asserted her marital privilege. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 10, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a successful real estate agent, was contacted by Boston police after an ex-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him. His ex alleged that Client had come to her work place angrily demanding to see her while holding a butcher's knife. After learning of his ex-girlfriend's allegations Client contacted the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Client adamantly denied ever threatening his ex-girlfriend and himself claimed to be the victim of his ex's erratic behavior and false police reports. Attorney Johnson prepared for the clerk's hearing and today convinces the magistrate to dismiss the application for criminal complaint, meaning Client will not face prosecution for the outrageous claims of his jilted lover. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.


August 6, 2015
Rape/Indecent Assault and Battery

Client, a successful sales representative at a nationwide manufacturing firm, graduated from a prestigious local college in 2011. Almost eighteen months after he left school and moved to California he learned that a student still at the school was accusing him of rape. The alleged victim reported that Client had forcibly raped her in his dorm room after a night of drinking. Client received a letter in the mail stating that there was warrant for his arrest and that he needed to come back to Massachusetts and appear in court. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson immediately contacted the assigned prosecutor and negotiated an agreement for a low amount of bail, ensuring that Client would not be detained during the pretrial phase of the case, despite the severity of the charge. After successfully removing the warrant, Attorney Johnson began his investigation and convinced the prosecutor to reduce the charge from Rape to Indecent Assault and Battery. Over the course of the next eighteen months Attorney Johnson appeared in court regularly on Client's behalf and filed extensive discovery motions aimed at exposing the weaknesses in the alleged victim's claims. Today, the case goes to trial before a judge. At the conclusion of the trial, the judge finds Client Not Guilty. Client avoids jail time, probation, GPS monitoring, and the Sex Offender Registry. Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

August 3, 2015
Petition to Seal

Client, a medical professional with aspirations of attending medical school, had been arrested and charged with Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14 in 2008. While represented by a different law firm Client admitted to the allegation and was given a Continuance Without a Finding. After completing his probation, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help him seal the case so that his criminal record would not hurt his medical-school applications. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case and prepared the petition to seal. Today, at a hearing on the petition, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to seal Client's record, despite the vigorous objection from the prosecution. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.


July 30, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, recent MBA graduate, was summoned to court for a clerk's hearing on a charge of Assault and Battery. Police alleged that Client had attacked and punched a classmate during a graduation party. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the clerk magistrate to leave the case open for a period of one year with the understanding that the case will be dismissed if there are no further incidents during that time between Client and the classmate. Client therefore avoids prosecution and maintains his otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

July 28, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a working father, was accused by his ex-girlfriend of Criminal Harassment and Threats to Commit a Crime. His ex claimed that Client had sent harassing text messages and made harassing phone calls to her, threatening to do her bodily harm. Client received a summons for a clerk magistrate's hearing and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Johnson appears with Client today at the hearing and convinces the magistrate to dismiss the application, meaning client will not face prosecution. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

July 20, 2015
Larceny Over $250.00

Client, a 37 year old working father of two, was arrested by the police for Larceny Over $250.00. Loss-Prevention personnel at a retail store allegedly observed him attempt to steal several expensive items from the store. Client had been on the store's "watch list," identified as someone who had repeatedly stolen from their stores, using an elaborate scheme that involved a special device that removed security tags from high value items. Client, despite having spent most of his life in this country, was not a citizen and faced near certain deportation if the case resulted in a conviction or even a Continuance Without a Finding (CWOF). Client was originally represented by a different attorney. After making several court appearances with that lawyer, Client decided to hire the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Johnson took the case and began negotiating a disposition of the case with the prosecution. Today, at a pretrial hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge and the prosecutor to grant Client pretrial probation, despite Client's prior criminal record. Client thus avoids a felony conviction, avoids a CWOF, and more importantly, avoids deportation. Result: Client Receives Pretrial Probation, Case Dismissed.


July 17, 2015
Distribution of Class B Substance in a School Zone

Client, a widowed father of three young children, contacted the Yannetti Law Firm for a consultation regarding an outstanding arrest warrant on for a 2001 case of Distribution of a Class B Substance in a School Zone. Represented by a different law firm in 2003, when the case was originally scheduled for trial, Client failed to appear in court and a warrant issued. He lived for the next twelve years with the warrant hanging over his head, afraid to appear in court to face the consequences. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson brought Client to court to remove the warrant and convinced the judge to release Client without any bail, despite the fact he had been on the run for over a decade. Attorney Johnson then made several follow up court appearances with Client, all the while investigating whether the prosecution still had sufficient evidence to proceed with the case. Today, at a pretrial hearing, Attorney David Yannetti appears in court with Client and convinces the judge to dismiss the case due to a lack of evidence. Client avoids a two-year minimum-mandatory jail sentence, felony convictions, and certain deportation from the United States. Result: Case Dismissed.


June 30, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a self-employed videographer, was summoned to court for Filing a False Report of a Crime. Police alleged that Client called 911 at 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning to report that his ex-girlfriend had been physically abused by her father. Officers responded to the ex-girlfriend's home to investigate and quickly concluded that the call was in fact a hoax. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the clerk magistrate's Hearing and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the clerk to deny the complaint under the condition that Client stay out of trouble for six months. Client therefore avoids prosecution for the offense. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

June 22, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old college senior, was cited by the State Police for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving with a Suspended License, Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Speeding. A state trooper working a traffic detail allegedly witnessed Client rev the engine of his sports car, burn rubber, and then speed forward at an unreasonable speed in a highly congested area of Cambridge. Worse, Client's license was suspended at the time. Client was cited for the above offenses and his car was impounded. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help him get the car released from impound and also to represent him at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and immediately began assisting Client with the release of the car. After negotiating with the state police, Attorney Johnson prevailed in getting the car released from impound. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to dismiss both of the criminal charges. Client therefore avoids prosecution and need only pay a small fine for the civil infraction. Client's otherwise clean criminal record is preserved. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

June 12, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a self-employed educational consultant, was summoned to court for Filing a False Police Report and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Property Damage. The police alleged that Client had crashed into a parked motor vehicle, fled the scene, called the police, and then lied to the responding officer about his role in the crash. Client vehemently contested the allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at his clerk's hearing. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and conducted a thorough investigation, speaking to every possible witness. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate that Client was innocent and the case should be dismissed. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

June 11, 2015
Indecent Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery

Client, a 45 year-old consulting professional, was arrested by police following an incident that occurred between Client and a pizza delivery employee. The female delivery person alleged that Client prevented her from leaving his apartment and inappropriately touched her while she was inside. Following his arrest, Client was transported to court and charged with Kidnapping, Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14, and Assault and Battery. Shortly after his arraignment, while Client was still in jail, Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson immediately petitioned for a bail review and persuaded a Superior Court judge to reduce Client's bail to a level that could be posted. Over the course of the next two years, Attorneys Johnson and Yannetti fully investigated the allegations and appeared in court with Client approximately fifteen times. Along the way, we persuaded the prosecution not indict the case, thus leaving it at the district-court level. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson appears with Client in court and succeeds in obtaining a dismissal on Client's behalf. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 4, 2015
Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
Client, a firefighter, was arrested for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol. The State Police alleged that Client was swerving over marked lanes and speeding on the highway at approximately 2:30 AM. The arresting trooper watched trash fly out of the driver's window and decided to stop the vehicle. The trooper reported that Client smelled like liquor, had glassy and bloodshot eyes, swayed while he walked, and had slurred speech. Client told the trooper he was having chest pain. An ambulance was called and Client was transported to the hospital. After initially hiring a different attorney, Client elected to switch to the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and immediately began preparing for trial. Attorney Johnson hired a forensic medical doctor to testify about the medical records and offer an opinion about the treatment of Client at the emergency room. Today, Attorney Johnson brings the case to trial before a jury and after closing arguments, Client is found Not Guilty. Client therefore avoids termination from his job and his career is saved. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

June 3, 2015
Possession of Class A Substance and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Client, a 49 year-old real estate broker, was summoned to court after police pulled him over at 1:00 AM and cited him for Possession of G.H.B., a Class A Substance, as well as Operation of a Motor Vehicle without a License. Client admitted to police that he had the narcotics in his possession and had planned to ingest them when he went to the club. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm after receiving the summons. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case, filed a motion to dismiss, and began negotiations with the prosecution. Using the motion to dismiss as leverage, Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned prosecutor and the judge to grant Client pretrial probation for six months. As long as he stays out of trouble for six months and passes occasional drug tests, the case will be dismissed. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and avoids potential problems with his real estate license. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 2, 2015
Larceny
Client, an orthopedic sales representative, learned that there were two warrants for his arrest dating back to 1995. Both warrants stemmed from a time when Client was briefly living in Massachusetts and wrote two bad checks on a closed bank account. Client never received notice from either court that the cases were going forward and as a result never appeared in court to answer to the charges. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took over the cases. Attorney Johnson obtained the twenty- year-old court files and provided them to the prosecution along with background information about Client, who now lives and works in Texas. Attorney Johnson persuades both courts to recall the warrants and dismiss each case without Client having to travel to Massachusetts from Texas. Result: Two Warrants Recalled and Both Cases Dismissed without Client Ever Appearing in Massachusetts Courtroom.

May 27, 2015
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a recent college graduate and current employee at a local non-profit education company, was summoned to court for Possessing Over One Ounce of Marijuana. Police allegedly observed Client engage in a street-level drug transaction and then drive away from the scene. Client's car was stopped by undercover detectives, who seized two ounces of marijuana from Client's purse. Client was summoned in to court for a hearing before a clerk magistrate. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. As a result, Client will not be prosecuted for the offense and it will not appear on her record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

May 21, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery

Client, a student and a member of the armed forces, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an argument with his ex-wife. Client was alleged to have forcefully pushed his ex to the floor using a pillow. His ex-wife called 911 and told the police what Client had supposedly done to her. Police arrested Client, who was arraigned in court the next day. Client then hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson fully investigated the allegation and filed a series of motions on Client's behalf. After approximately two years of pretrial hearings, Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case, preserving Client's record. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 14, 2015
Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
Client, a 36 year-old laborer from Brazil, was pulled over by the State Police and arrested for driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Client was arrested, arraigned in court, taken in to custody by the Immigration authorities, and then deported. As a result of his deportation, Client was unable to appear in court for his pre-trial hearing and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Client was later informed by his immigration attorney that he would not be able to legally enter the United States until the warrant was cleared. Client's wife then hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took over the case. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the prosecutor and filed a motion to recall the warrant and dismiss the case. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow that motion - the warrant is recalled and the case dismissed. Client now has a chance to enter the country legally without an outstanding arrest warrant causing additional problems. Result: Case Dismissed without Client Ever Having to Appear in Court.

April 29, 2015
Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
Client, the owner of a floral business, was arrested by the police for driving with a suspended license. Client appeared in court by herself and agreed to admit to responsibility for the offense, not realizing that her taking responsibility would trigger a further license suspension. After leaving court, Client received notice from the Registry of Motor Vehicles of that suspension. As a small business owner, Client relied heavily on her ability to drive. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to fix the problem and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Client needed her license back immediately. Attorney Johnson immediately drafted a Motion to Amend the disposition of the case and brought the case before the judge the following day. Attorney Johnson today persuades the judge to allow the motion - the case is Continued without a Finding and Client's license can now be reinstated. Result: Responsible Finding Vacated, Case Continued without a Finding, Driver's License Reinstated.

April 17, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a pharmacist, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record. Client had been previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a case where Client was charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. Attorney Johnson was able to obtain pre-trial probation for Client and the case was ultimately dismissed. Attorney Johnson filed a petition to seal on Client's behalf and today convinces the judge to allow the petition over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 17, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 30 year-old financial professional, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record, which consisted of charges of Assault and Battery on a Public Employee, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed the petition to seal on Client's behalf and today convinces the judge to allow the petition over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 15, 2015
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a 28 year-old married marketing associate, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after her husband called the police and claimed that she had slapped him across the face. Upon their arrival on scene, police calmed the scene and interviewed Client and her husband. Client admitted to police that she had, in fact, slapped her husband. Police arrested Client and she was arraigned in court the next day. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. After Attorneys David Yannetti and Greg Johnson made several pre-trial court appearances with Client, Attorney Johnson today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to grant Client pre-trial probation for three months, despite Client's admission of guilt to the police. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and preserves her otherwise clean criminal record. As long as Client stays out of trouble for three months, the case will be dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 1, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a manufacturing laborer and expecting father, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record, which consisted of a charge of Domestic Assault and Battery. Attorney Greg L. Johnson drafted the petition to seal and set the matter up for a hearing. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the petition over the objection of the Commonwealth. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

March 23, 2015
Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury
Client, a 42 year-old software salesman, was summoned to court following a road-rage incident. Client faced two felony counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury. Police alleged that Client had intentionally rammed the rear bumper of another vehicle. Two young women were in the car and both suffered injuries that were treated at a local hospital. Following the collision, Client allegedly fled the scene and returned home. Police investigated and interviewed Client at his home. Client admitted to having been involved in the collision and leaving the scene. After receiving the summons in the mail, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took over the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations over the course of one year (and eight court appearances), all the while negotiating with the District Attorney's Office. Client's livelihood and the financial well-being of his family depended on the outcome of the case because, if convicted, his license to drive would be suspended and he would lose his job as a salesman. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the assigned Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the charge of Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury. Further, the remaining two counts of Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon are continued without a finding for one year. Client is placed on one year of administrative probation (so he won't need to report to a probation officer), avoids a conviction, and avoids a suspension of his driver's license. Client's career is therefore saved and he can continue on with his life without the threat of losing his job. Result: Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury Dismissed, Remaining Charges Continued Without a Finding.

March 18, 2015
Allowing Improper Operation of Motor Vehicle
Client, a 52 year-old mother and full-time professional, was summoned to court for an arraignment on Allowing Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Police alleged that Client knowingly allowed an unlicensed individual to driver her car. That person got in to an accident and as a result, the police issued Client a citation. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm after receiving the court summons and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the arraignment, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case prior to arraignment with no fine, meaning the case will never appear on Client's otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

March 17, 2015
Assault and Battery
Client, a Brazilian national in the United States for an internship, was arrested for allegedly beating up his roommate. Police alleged that Client got angry with his roommate after a dispute in their apartment and punched the roommate repeatedly in the face, resulting in severe bruising and a large black eye. Following his arraignment, Client hires the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson takes over the case. Client's internship was wrapping up and Client needed to resolve this case as quickly as possible before returning to his home country. Attorney Johnson speaks with all of the witnesses and negotiates extensively with the assigned Assistant District Attorney. Today, Attorney Johnson advances the case before the Court and convinces the prosecutor and the judge to grant Client pre-trial probation for one year. Client therefore retains the presumption of innocence and he will receive a dismissal of the charge presuming he stays out of further trouble for one year. Client's career will remain intact and he can return to the United States in the future without the fear of the immigration authorities excluding him because of a criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 2, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a thirty-four year old jewelry designer, discovered that her co-worker had reported to the police that Client had threatened her life during a workplace meeting. The police investigated and summoned Client for a hearing before a clerk magistrate. After receiving the summons, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the incident and arranged for a witness to appear in court on Client's behalf. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore avoids an entry on her record and will not be prosecuted for the alleged offense. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

February 25, 2015
Disorderly Conduct and Tampering with a Fire Call Box

Client, a twenty-three year old member of the armed forces, was summoned to court after police allegedly caught him pulling a series of fire alarms. Between the police and fire department response, the city had to expend considerable resources as a result of Client's behavior. Client received a summons to appear in Court and chose to hire the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and filed a motion to dismiss based on the police not following proper procedure when seeking the complaint. The judge allowed the motion to dismiss, but Client received a second summons to appear in court for the same incident. Today, on the second court appearance, Attorney Johnson convinces the prosecutor to dismiss the complaint on court costs, prior to arraignment. This means that Client was never formally charged and the complaints will not appear on his criminal record, thus saving his military and professional careers. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

February 23, 2015
Forgery and Intimidation of a Witness

Client, a twenty-five year old postal worker, was summoned to court for three felony charges related to the alleged fraudulent use of a credit card and intimidation of a witness. Police alleged that Client and her boyfriend traveled from New York to Massachusetts to shop at a local mall. While at the mall, Client was reported to have made fraudulent purchases with a fake credit card. Police responded, confiscated the property and the credit card, and interviewed Client and her boyfriend. Officers allowed them to leave the mall, but after departing, Client allegedly called one of the retail store employees to make threats of physical violence. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson appeared in court eight times with Client over the course of one year. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to grant pretrial probation, a disposition that had been refused by the assigned prosecutor until then . . . and the judge agrees. Client admits to no wrongdoing and all three charges against Client will be dismissed in one year as long as Client avoids further trouble with the law and stays away from the mall in question. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 13, 2015
Petition to Seal
Client, a 36 year-old physician and mother of a young child, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal her criminal record. Approximately nine years ago, Client was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance and Possession of a Hoax Device after an incident at Logan Airport. Represented by another law firm, Client was given pre-trial probation and the case was dismissed. The charge, however, remained on Client's record and posed a significant problem for Client's medical career. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson to begin work on the petition to seal. Today, after a hearing at which the Assistant District Attorney objected, the Court allowed the petition and permanently sealed Client's record. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

February 3, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a forty-two year old man from California, faced a potential charge of Violation of a Restraining Order that had been issued in Massachusetts. The alleged victim reported that Client had violated the restraining order by harassing and threatening her through an online chat room. Police investigated and applied for a criminal complaint against Client. Client received notice of a hearing before a clerk magistrate and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to take the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned and today convinced the magistrate to deny the application. Client therefore avoids prosecution and the prospect of repeated cross-country trips to Massachusetts from California. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

January 23, 2015
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a forty-two year old father and professional sports promoter, received a summons to appear before a clerk magistrate to face a potential charge of Assault and Battery. The police alleged that during a road rage incident, Client pursued another driver after a minor collision. Client allegedly caught up to the other driver, approached the car on foot, grabbed the driver by the shirt, dragged him from the car, and broke his eyeglasses in the process. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm after receiving the court summons. Attorney Johnson was assigned to the case and reached out to the alleged victim of the Assault and Battery. Attorney Johnson negotiated an Accord and Satisfaction agreement with the other party and today, persuades the clerk magistrate to deny the application for complaint. Client avoids criminal prosecution and maintains his clean record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

January 20, 2015
Violation of Probation & Shoplifting, Subsequent Offense

Client, a twenty-five year old recovering drug addict, faced two arrest warrants in two separate courts. Client was on probation after receiving a continuance-without-a-finding on charges of Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of Class A and B Controlled Substances. Client also faced a charge of Shoplifting, Subsequent Offense in a different court. Client relapsed while both cases were pending and warrants issued for her arrest. After five months avoiding arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help surrender her to the court. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to both cases and brought Client to court to remove both warrants. Attorney Johnson persuaded judges in both courts to release Client without any added probation terms or bail. Attorney Johnson then went to work to resolve both cases. For the probation violation, Attorney Johnson convinces the probation officer and the judge to leave the continuance-without-a-finding in place. Client also maintains the same "end date" of probation for that matter. Client therefore avoids conviction and any additional punishment, despite having skipped out on probation for five months. Next, Attorney Johnson appears on the Shoplifting case and convinces the ADA and judge to dismiss the complaint on court costs. Result: Aggravated Shoplifting Case Dismissed, Client Avoids Any Punishment Following Violation of Probation.

January 8, 2015
Petition to Seal

Client, a thirty-eight year old chiropractor, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help him to seal his criminal record. Client had four cases on his record -- all of which had been previously dismissed. Despite the fact that he was never convicted of any crimes, Client's record had previously prevented him from obtaining the employment that he desired. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the Judge to allow the petition over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

December 16, 2014
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a thirty-one year old curator at a local retail store, received a summons to appear for a clerk magistrate's hearing after her husband told police that she had punched him in the face during a fight. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took over the case. Today, at the hearing, the clerk denies the application for complaint and Client maintains her otherwise clean record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

December 3, 2014
Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14

Client, a twenty year old laborer, was charged with Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14. Police alleged that Client inappropriately exposed himself to a girl and touched her when she was sleeping. Following his arraignment, Client chose to hire the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Over the course of approximately two years, Attorney Johnson worked the case, filed and argued discovery motions, and negotiated with the prosecution. Client maintained his innocence for the duration of the case. After nearly ten court appearances, Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the eve of that trial, the Commonwealth finally relents and the case is dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 17, 2014
Clerk's Hearing

Client, a married mother of two, was summoned to court for allegedly Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that they stopped Client after receiving a report that she had struck another car and fled the scene of the accident. The other vehicle was damaged in the crash. The police further alleged that Client drove away from the scene without first speaking to the other operator. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to take the case and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate to keep the complaint "open" for a period of one year. This means that as long as Client stays out of further trouble with the law during one calendar year, the application for criminal complaint will be denied and she will not be prosecuted. Client therefore avoids a negative entry on her record and will not be forced to return to court. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

November 10, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Clients, two teen-aged college students, faced felony charges for Larceny Over $250.00 following an incident at a downtown mall. Loss-Prevention officers detained Clients and accused them of attempting to steal over $380.00 in cosmetics from retail store. The store pressed charges and filed applications for criminal complaint against each client for felony larceny. Both Clients hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, Attorney Johnson appeared with Clients at their clerk magistrate's hearing and persuades the magistrate to deny the complaints, thus preserving clients' otherwise clean criminal records. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

November 3, 2014
Possession of a Class A Controlled Substance
Client, a junior at a local university, was arrested for possession of heroin. Undercover officers allegedly observed Client engage with a known drug dealer for a short period of time. They then stopped Client, searched him, and found heroin on him. Client admitted the offense to the police and was arrested. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. At the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Johnson filed a motion with the court seeking drug rehabilitation rather than prosecution. The motion was allowed and Client was given the opportunity to complete a four-month out-patient treatment program. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the complaint completely. Client's criminal record is spared and he will face no punishment for the offense. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 31, 2014
Petition to Seal
Client, a 24 year-old financial professional, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to seal his criminal record. Previously represented by another law firm, Client received a continuance-without-a-finding ("CWOF") on two cases that had taken place when he was a college student. The charges included Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed the petition to seal on Client's behalf and today persuades the judge to allow the petition over the Assistant District Attorney's objection. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

October 24, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a junior at a prestigious local university, received a summons to appear for a criminal clerk magistrate's hearing after an encounter with police. Officers were investigating a specific Chinatown restaurant because of reports that the staff routinely serves alcohol to minors. Officers entered the premises one night and approached Client because she looked underage and had an alcoholic beverage in front of her at her table. Client spoke with police and handed them a forged out-of-state identification. Client was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Possession of a False Identification to Procure Alcohol - a felony. After receiving the summons, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. At the hearing today, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate to deny the application for complaint. Client therefore avoids criminal prosecution and any entry on her Massachusetts criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

October 15, 2014
Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Hearing
Client, a sophomore in college in Boston, was cited by police for speeding. Police claimed that Client drove 46 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to fight the citation and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the clerk magistrate to find Client "Not Responsible" for the infraction, meaning Client's driving record is preserved and Client avoids paying any fine. Result: Not Responsible for Speeding.

October 2, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an established engineer at a prestigious university, was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. A police officer stopped client minutes away from his home, ran his license information, and learned that it had been suspended for approximately four months. Soon thereafter, Client received a notice to appear before a clerk magistrate for a hearing on a criminal charge. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk to deny the application for complaint. Client therefore avoids criminal prosecution and an entry on his Massachusetts criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

August 27, 2014
Uttering Counterfeit Note
Client, a 20 year-old barber with military aspirations, was charged with two felony counts of Uttering a Counterfeit Note. Police received a report from a service station owner that two young men had on two occasions paid for gas with counterfeit bills. Police investigated the report and ultimately identified Client as one of the alleged culprits who had passed the fake currency. Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case, thoroughly investigated it and prepared for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client's clean record is preserved and his military aspirations remain intact. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 18, 2014
Petition to Seal
Client, a successful IT engineer, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record. Client was previously represented by the firm on a case upon which Attorney Greg L. Johnson achieved a dismissal prior to arraignment on Client's behalf. Attorney Johnson then filed a petition to seal Client's record and today convinces the Court to allow the petition over the objection of the prosecutor, thus eliminating all mention of the case from Client's Massachusetts criminal record. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

August 7, 2014
Operating Under the Influence, 3rd Offense
Client, a 42 year-old bar owner, was arrested by the State Police for Operating Under the Influence, after having previously been convicted for the same offense twice. The police alleged that Client crashed his sedan on the lower deck of I-93. Both of the front tires were blown out from the collision. The police also alleged that Client was under the influence of alcohol because he appeared incoherent, smelled of alcohol, and had slurred speech. After refusing to take field sobriety tests, Client was arrested. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. After approximately eight court appearances with Client, Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned prosecutor and the judge to reduce the charge from a third offense to allow him to be sentenced as if it were a second offense instead. Client therefore avoids a minimum mandatory six-month jail sentence and instead is placed on probation. In addition, Client avoids a felony conviction on his record and will be able to continue his career without interruption. Result: On a Charge Carrying a Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentence, Client is Granted Probation Instead.

August 5, 2014
Threat to Commit a Crime, Clerk's Hearing, & Probation Violation Hearing
Client, a 21 year-old retail store clerk, was summoned to court for threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend. At the time, Client was on probation for an unrelated Assault and Battery charge after having been represented by a different law firm on that case. Upon receiving the summons, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to this new case. Client faced a new arraignment for the threats allegation -- as well as a probation-violation hearing, at which he could have been held in custody without bail. At the arraignment, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to release Client despite detention requests by both the prosecutor and probation department. Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for a motion-to-dismiss hearing. At that hearing, Attorney Johnson convinced the judge to allow the motion due to a procedural defect in the case. The probation violation is also withdrawn, and the case is sent back to a clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to deny the application for complaint against Client, meaning Client will not face prosecution, nor will his probation be revoked. Result: Case Dismissed, Probation Violation Withdrawn, and Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

June 24, 2014
Petition to Seal

Client, a 27 year-old graduate-school student, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to seal his criminal record. Client was previously charged with Domestic Assault and Battery after his mother called the police and accused him of striking her. Attorney David Yannetti represented Client on the Assault and Battery case and was able to persuade the assigned prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the charge. Today, at the petition to seal hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson convinces the judge to seal Client's record over the objection of the Commonwealth. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

June 12, 2014
Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Felony

Client, a 19 year-old barber with military aspirations, was charged with Breaking and Entering and Larceny Over $250, both felonies, after a lengthy police investigation. The police alleged that Client, along with an accomplice, broke in to a mutual friend's home and stole five thousand dollars in cash that was hidden in a bedroom. A witness told the police that Client had admitted the theft. Following Client's arraignment, his family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. After nine court appearances spanning eighteen months, Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial. Prior to that trial, the accomplice entered in to a plea deal and was placed on probation. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the Court to dismiss the case against Client. Client avoids two felony entries on his record and preserves his hopes of enlisting in the military. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 28, 2014
Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Client, a college sophomore, was stopped by the police one night. During a search of his car, the police located a large quantity of beer and liquor, as well as some marijuana. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent their son. Today, at the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the prosecutor to agree to a dismissal of the complaint upon Client's completion of an alcohol education class and eight hours of community service. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 7, 2014
Operating an Uninsured and Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Client, a 29 year-old physical therapist, was cited by the police for driving a car that was not properly registered or insured. Client had prior identical offenses on his criminal record. Concerned about his P.T. license, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the arraignment, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the prosecution and the judge to dismiss the complaint upon the payment of $200.00 in court costs. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 11, 2014
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 21 year-old entrepreneur, was present at a party at 4:00 a.m. when the police were called to respond to an "excessive noise" call. The police alleged that when they arrived, Client answered the door but was immediately uncooperative -- arguing with the officers and refusing to leave the apartment. When the officers tried to remove him from the house, Client allegedly began flailing his arms and pushed one of the officers. Client was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. Following his release from the police station, Client hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Johnson represented Client at his arraignment in court and persuaded the judge not to arraign him on the charges that day. Instead, Attorney Johnson negotiated for four days with the prosecutor and eventually reached an agreement that all three charges would be dismissed as long as Client pays $500.00 in court costs. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the entire case before arraignment -- so these offenses will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

April 1, 2014
Violent Felonies and Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 24-year old resident of Hawaii, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to investigate and resolve two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Client faced charges of Assault and Battery (on both his mother and sister), as well as Malicious Destruction of Property over $250.00, Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. At the time of these multiple incidents, Client was 19 years old. Rather than appearing in court back then, Client instead fled to Hawaii in an attempt to escape his troubles -- which led to warrants being issued for him in Massachusetts. Attorney Greg L. Johnson did the legwork to arrange for back-to-back dates in two different courts to resolve both warrants. First, Attorney Johnson takes Client to Quincy District Court and obtains a dismissal of the Domestic Violence charges there -- an amazing result. The next day, Attorney Johnson takes Client to Hingham District Court, where Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss those charges as well, upon the payment of court costs. Result: Two Arrest Warrants Recalled and Two Cases Dismissed, Despite Client Having Fled from Prosecution for Six Years.

March 18, 2014
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 25 year-old fitness-center employee was charged with Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of Property Damage. The police alleged that witnesses reported that defendant drove at a high rate of speed, crashed in to fence, and then immediately fled the scene without making himself known to the property owner. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Upon identifying a significant weakness in the prosecution's case, Attorney Johnson scheduled a quick trial date. Today, on that trial date, Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 11, 2014
Assault and Battery on a Minor
Client, a 34 year-old single-father, was investigated by police for an Assault and Battery on his 16 year-old daughter. The police alleged that officers arrived at Client's residence after a neighbor had called 911. The police spoke with Client's daughter and ultimately transported her to the hospital after she told officers that her dad had struck her with a belt. Police observed an apparent injury to the daughter's neck. Client received a summons to appear at hearing before a clerk magistrate and attended that hearing without an attorney. At the conclusion of the hearing, the clerk issued the complaint against him. Facing a criminal charge, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson is assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson makes several court appearances, fully investigates the allegations, and schedules the case for trial. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned prosecutor and the judge to file the complaint without a change of plea, meaning the case will be dismissed in three months as long as Client is not charged with any further criminal offenses. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 6, 2014
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 38 year old marketing professional, was arrested by the Boston Police Drug Unit and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Classes C and D Controlled Substances in a School Zone. Police were shriveling a specific address in Brighton for narcotics related activity. They allegedly watched Client enter the address empty handed and then quickly exit with a backpack. Client drove away, only to be stopped by police about a mile down the road. Detectives searched the trunk of the car, ultimately locating 1 ¼ pounds of marijuana, ¼ pound of psychedelic mushrooms, almost $2,000 in cash, and two cell phones. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson is assigned. Attorney Johnson files several discovery motions on Client's behalf and fully investigates the allegations. After over one year of court appearances and hearings, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecution to dismiss the School-Zone violation charges in exchange for a Continuance Without a Finding on Possession with Intent to Distribute Classes C and D. Client therefore avoids a two-year minimum mandatory committed sentence, escapes two convictions (one being a felony), and avoids a three-year loss of his driver's license. As long as Client stays out of trouble for 2 ½ years and remains drug free for the first year, both charges will be dismissed. Result: Two School Zone Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids Convictions on the Remaining Charges.

February 28, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a business owner, was summoned to court for arraignment on a charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Causing Property Damage. The police alleged that Client aggressively cut off another motorist, struck the other vehicle, then fled the scene without stopping and exchanging insurance information. Client appeared at his arraignment with another attorney and was notified his pre-trial hearing date. Unhappy with his first attorney, Client thereafter hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson immediately filed a motion to dismiss the charge, citing a procedural defect that the previous law firm had missed. At the pre-trial hearing, Attorney Johnson persuade the judge to allow the motion to dismiss and the case was instead scheduled for a clerk's hearing. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the complaint -- despite the strong objection from the Massachusetts State Police. Client therefore completely avoids a criminal charge which could have harmed his ability to run his business. Result: Motion to Dismiss Allowed, then Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 20, 2014
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a software developer living in Texas, learned that he was unable to renew his Texas driver's license because he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest in Massachusetts. Client had moved from Massachusetts to Texas in 1996, leaving behind probation in the Waltham District Court for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License and an open case at the Framingham District Court for a separate incident with the same criminal charge. The probation in Waltham was a suspended sentence, meaning that Client faced 30 days in jail, if found in violation of his probation. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to resolve both cases. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned and immediately began negotiating with the Waltham Probation Department and the Framingham District Attorney's Office. After reaching an agreement with the assigned probation officer, Attorney Johnson appears at the Waltham District Court and persuades the judge to terminate probation, despite the fact that Client was not present and had been in violation status for 17 years. Attorney Johnson next appears at the Framingham District Court and persuades the prosecution and the judge to recall the warrant and dismiss the case upon the payment of $500 in court costs. This too was done in Client's absence, a remarkable result. Result: Two Arrest Warrants Recalled, Probation Terminated, Open Case Dismissed on Court Costs, All Without Client Having to Travel from Texas to Massachusetts.

February 19, 2014
Drug Distribution Case
Client, a 25-year old delivery man, was arrested for Distribution of a Class B Controlled Substance in a School Zone and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A and Class B Controlled Substances in a School Zone. The police alleged that Client handed an undercover officer heroin in exchange for cash. After his arrest, Client allegedly was found with approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine on his person at the booking desk. If convicted, Client faced at least two years in the house of correction. Client was represented by a different law firm for over a year before deciding to hire the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned as lead counsel for the case and thoroughly prepared the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow his motion to dismiss. Client avoids any conviction and any incarceration. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 18, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a successful IT professional and family man, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250.00, a felony. The police alleged that a woman had call 911 to report that Client had "keyed" the side of her luxury SUV as a result of a parking dispute with her. If this case were to go forward, the felony entry on Client's record would have devastating effects on Client's career. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After a thorough investigation, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appears with Client today at the clerk magistrate's hearing. Attorney Johnson persuades both the police and the assistant clerk magistrate that Client should be allowed to pay for the repair of the woman's SUV, rather than face a felony charge. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

February 3, 2014
OUI Charge / Drug Possession Case
Client, an owner of a small chain of restaurants, was arrested by the Brookline Police for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Possession of Cocaine. Client was pulled over by the police when he was allegedly riding a motorcycle without a helmet in the early morning hours. Police claimed that Client smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech, and failed a series of field sobriety tests. An officer searched Client's backpack and located an envelope containing cocaine. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. Attorney Johnson makes several court appearances with Client, analyzes the evidence against client, and negotiates with the prosecution. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the cocaine charge in exchange for Client accepting a Continuance Without a Finding on the O.U.I. charge. As long as client takes a 16 week alcohol education class, stays out of trouble for one year, and pays the statutory fines and fees, the charge will be dismissed. Result: Cocaine Possession Dismissed, Client Avoids Conviction on Remaining Charge.

January 31, 2014
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a major hospital's pharmacy director, was charged with Operating under the Influence of Alcohol in 2008 and -- represented by another law firm -- received a disposition of a CWOF (continuance without a finding) for one year. At the time of his arrest, however, Client fraudulently used his younger brother's identification. Client then ignored all court orders to report to probation and to complete the alcohol education course. As a result, an arrest warrant issued in 2009 in Client's younger brother's name. In November, 2013, Client was summoned to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to answer to a complaint for license fraud, relating to this incident. When Client appeared at the RMV, the state police arrested him on the Brighton probation warrant. After his initial court appearance, Client retained the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the probation surrender hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge not to imprison Client -- and not to impose a guilty finding either. Instead, the judge agrees to keep the CWOF in place and to restore the original probation with the added condition that Client complete 50 hours of community service. Client avoids a conviction and also avoids being prosecuted for identity fraud. Result: Continuance without a Finding Preserved Despite Use of False Identity and Failure to Comply with Probation for Five Years.

January 24, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year old college junior, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, a felony. On the night that the Red Sox won the World Series, the police allegedly witnessed Client knocking over trash cans and breaking a restaurant window. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. At the initial clerk's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client and persuaded the police and the assistant clerk magistrate to give Client an opportunity to make restitution to the restaurant for the broken window. Today, Client makes the appropriate payment and the police agree to withdraw their application for criminal complaint. Client avoids a felony charge and preserves his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Withdrawn.

January 16, 2014
Sex Crimes / Violent Crimes
Client, a 37 year-old plumber, was accused of Attempted Indecent Assault and Battery, Intimidation of a Witness, Assault and Battery and three counts of Violation of a Restraining Order. After Client was charged in a fourth complaint and his bail was revoked for 90 days, Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson immediately took action to get Client released from jail -- filing a motion to reconsider his bail revocation. Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to release Client after he served only three weeks of the 90 days that had been imposed. Attorney Johnson then thoroughly investigated all four complaints -- unearthing exculpatory evidence suggesting that his accuser was not truthful with the police. Today, when all cases were scheduled for trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss all four cases. Client avoids prison time, avoids the sex-offender registry and avoids convictions. Result: Cases Dismissed.

January 14, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college junior, faced a potential complaint for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. The police allegedly witnessed Client buying a large amount of alcohol and loading it into a car that was occupied by another minor. Client's parents -- realizing this criminal charge could affect Client's lucrative college scholarship -- hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his scheduled clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to assess eight hours of community service rather than to issue the criminal complaint. Client preserves not only his clean criminal record, but also his scholarship. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

December 16, 2013
Theft Offense
Client, a 38 year-old social worker, was accused in 2009 of stealing $9,000.00 from her older sister. Rather than appearing in court to answer to the Larceny over $250 charge, Client instead moved to Arizona with her mother. A warrant therefore issued for her arrest and remained unresolved until 2013, when Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Greg L. Johnson negotiated with the prosecutor regarding the terms of Client's surrender to the court -- ultimately persuading the prosecutor and the judge that Client should not be held on bail despite her four-year absence from the Commonwealth. After fully investigating the case, Attorney Johnson schedules the matter for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case entirely. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 5, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 34 year-old electrician, faced a potential complaint for Theft of Electrical Services. The police alleged that during a routine service call at Client's property, they discovered that the wiring to the meter had been manipulated to record artificially low readings. As a result, Client allegedly stole approximately $6,000.00 worth of electricity over a six-year period. Client hired Attorney Greg. L. Johnson of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his scheduled clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client preserves his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

November 20, 2013
Sex Crime
Client, a 43 year-old laborer, father, and husband, was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on an allegation of Lewd, Wanton, and Lascivious Conduct. After a lengthy investigation, Attorney Johnson persuaded the judge to grant Client a continuance-without-a-finding disposition with two years of probation, over the objection of the Commonwealth. As a term of his probation, Client was ordered to continue his mental-health treatment and visit his probation officer on a bi-weekly basis. After completing about one year of probation, Client contacted Attorney Johnson and re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to pursue a motion for early termination of probation. Attorney Johnson drafted and filed such a motion and today, persuades the judge, the assistant district attorney, and the probation officer to terminate the continuance-without-a-finding ten months early. The case is dismissed today. Result: Probation Terminated Ten Months Early, Case Dismissed.

November 15, 2013
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, a 20 year old college junior, was arrested by the Boston Police for Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. Police alleged that Client and some friends were creating a disturbance on a quiet Beacon Hill street one night. When police arrived, Client was carrying an uncorked wine bottle. Client allegedly refused to cooperate with police and instead shoved one of the officers with both hands. The police allegedly discovered that Client had a quantity of marijuana in her purse. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm on the morning after her arrest. Responding immediately, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client in court for the arraignment. Attorney Johnson persuaded the Assistant District Attorney to postpone the arraignment so that he could further investigate and provide background information about Client to the prosecution. Today, at the next arraignment date, Attorney Johnson convinces the Judge and the assigned A.D.A. to dismiss all charges prior to arraignment. Client only needs to perform twenty hours of community service and write a letter of apology to the arresting officer. Client avoids arraignment altogether and the offense will not show up on her otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

November 6, 2013
Theft Offenses
Client, a 53 year-old limousine driver, suffered from severe mental illness during his thirties and forties and as a result, compiled a lengthy criminal record of theft-related offenses. Facing deportation as a result of that criminal record, client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to reopen two cases, one in Suffolk County (where he had been convicted of felony Larceny Over $250.00) and one in Middlesex County (where he had been convicted of Shoplifting). Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. After a lengthy investigation and research process, Attorney Johnson filed Motions for New Trial on each case. Two separate judges evaluated the motions and client's background. Ultimately, Attorney Johnson's submissions persuaded both judges that Client was entitled to a new trial as a result of immigration and mental-health-related issues. After successfully reopening each case, Attorney Johnson then persuades judges and prosecutors in both courts to dismiss both complaints against Client. Client's history of convictions is erased, his record is amended to reflect the dismissals, and Client can now apply for citizenship without the concern of deportation. Result: Two Motions for New Trial Allowed, Cases Reopened, and Cases Dismissed.

October 9, 2013
Motor Vehicle / Drug Offenses
Client, a 43 year-old service technician, was arrested by the Boxborough Police for Driving with Suspended License and Registration, Revoked Insurance, and Possession of a Class E Substance. Client had previously been represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a Possession of Child Pornography case in the Wrentham District Court -- for which he was placed on probation. As a result of this new arrest, Client faced a potential violation of that probation. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned Assistant District Attorney and the Judge to dismiss all charges against Client upon the payment of court costs, thus avoiding altogether the potential probation violation Client would otherwise have faced at the Wrentham District Court. Result: Case Dismissed, Client Avoids Probation Violation on Separate Case.

October 1, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a 32 year-old full-time student, was charged with shoplifting from a large department store over two years ago. Client resolved the case in 2011 on her own and was ordered by the Court to pay a fine. Realizing now that that entry on her record will damage her career, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help seal her criminal record. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge to allow the petition to seal. Client's record is therefore wiped clean and the charge will never appear on any future background check. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

September 24, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 31 year-old research consultant, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of a Motor Vehicle. The police alleged that Client and his friend had come home one night and got in to an altercation with a neighbor over a parking spot. After words were exchanged between the two sides, Client allegedly tore a license plate from the front of the neighbor's car and stuffed it through the sun roof. The neighbor called the police, who in turn contacted Client. Client admitted to the offense the next day and received a summons in the mail shortly thereafter. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate and the police to leave the application for complaint "open" for six months. Provided Client stays out of trouble during that time, the complaint will be denied. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

September 23, 2013
Spousal Abuse
Client, a 19 year old recent high-school graduate, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. An off-duty police officer allegedly witnessed Client push his girlfriend's head against the passenger window of their car. After his arraignment, Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Given his position as the former supervisor for the district attorney's office in the Lawrence District Court, Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigates the matter and files an "Accord and Satisfaction" document with the Court. Today, at the pretrial hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the assistant district attorney and the Judge to dismiss the case, despite the fact that an off-duty officer had witnessed the alleged assault and battery. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 18, 2013
Armed Robbery
Client, a 16 year-old high-school junior, was arrested for Armed Robbery, Conspiracy and Intimidation of a Witness, all felonies. The alleged victim told the police that he went to Client's residence to consummate a drug deal. When he got there, one of Client's friends allegedly robbed him at gunpoint of both drugs and money. Client gave the police a handwritten signed confession, admitting her role in the robbery. Client's parents, trying to save Client's future, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Greg L. Johnson thoroughly investigated the case, made numerous court appearances for Client, and ultimately filed a motion to dismiss and a motion to suppress evidence. Attorney Johnson prevailed on the motion to suppress Client's handwritten confession -- so the prosecutor was prohibited from introducing that confession at trial. Attorney Johnson also prevailed on his motion to dismiss the "Intimidation of a Witness" charge. After gutting the prosecutor's case in this way, Attorney Johnson scheduled the remaining charges for trial. Today, Attorney Johnson succeeds in getting both remaining charges dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 13, 2013
Malicious Destruction of Property
Client, a 45 year-old contractor, was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property over $250.00, a felony. In a case that made the local news, the Department of Public Works reported that someone was cutting valuable wood and stealing it from the Victory Gardens in Boston. An eyewitness subsequently saw Client cutting wood there and tracked Client to his apartment, which the police searched. They allegedly found wood associated with the Victory Gardens there and placed Client under arrest. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed numerous motions, including a motion to dismiss and a motion to suppress. Client adamantly denied the allegations and consistently maintained his innocence. Today, after numerous court hearings, Attorney Johnson obtains a dismissal for Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 29, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a security manager at a large corporation, was cited by the police for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. Client had a lengthy history of motor vehicle related crimes. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore avoids an arraignment before the judge and this case will not appear on any background check. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 27, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 30 year-old single man, faced a potential complaint for Criminal Harassment. A longtime female friend reported to the police that Client had been repeatedly harassing her over Facebook and through text messages and phone calls. That female friend provided the police with numerous documents showing intimidating conduct by Client. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After fully investigating this case, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client today for his clerk magistrate's hearing. Despite the troubling nature of the allegations, Attorney Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client has no contact with his female friend for one year and undergoes psychiatric treatment, this complaint will not issue. That means it will remain a private matter and never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 9, 2013
Probation Surrender Hearing
Client, a 23 year-old cancer survivor and recovering drug addict, was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm on a case that was resolved on March 18, 2013. Just days after Attorney Johnson persuaded the judge to continue that previous case without a finding, Client allegedly violated the terms of his probation by leaving a drug rehabilitation program he had been ordered to complete. Client's probation officer immediately requested a warrant for his arrest. After the warrant remained outstanding for five months, Client rehired the Yannetti Law Firm to surrender him to the court. Today, Attorney Johnson appeared in court with Client to remove the warrant. In the process, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to leave Client's continuance-without-a-finding intact. Client therefore maintains his conviction-free criminal record and faces no additional punishment, despite the probation violation. Result: Warrant Recalled, Client Placed Back on a CWOF.

August 9, 2013
Theft Charge
Client, a 26 year-old IT professional, was apprehended by the police after allegedly attempting to shoplift more than $900.00 worth of merchandise from two retail stores. After receiving a summons to appear for an arraignment in court, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed a motion to dismiss the case and scheduled it for a hearing prior to Client's arraignment. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge that Client's rights were violated. Client is therefore not arraigned on the charge at all and the charge is dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 1, 2013
Domestic Violence
Client, a 31 year-old decorated military veteran, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after a fight with his live-in girlfriend. The police alleged that during that fight, Client had strangled and struck her. Client initially hired another law firm to represent him. After being unhappy with the attention he had received, Client decided to switch to the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and fully investigated it over the course of several months. Armed with information uncovered during the discovery process, Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson obtains a dismissal of the charge. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 17, 2013
Drug Charges
Clients, a husband and wife from out-of-state, were arrested following a motor vehicle stop in Massachusetts. During the stop, the police searched their car and found crack cocaine along with a large amount of drug paraphernalia. After having been arraigned on charges of Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance, Clients hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent them. Attorney Greg L. Johnson made several court appearances while investigating the case. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned prosecutor to dismiss the case against both Clients upon the payment of court costs. Result: Cases Dismissed.

June 11, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 57 year-old photographer, faced a potential complaint for Domestic Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that Client had a verbal argument with his wife that turned into a physical confrontation. Client allegedly repeatedly struck his wife in the shoulder while holding a hard, plastic water bottle. Client hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the police sergeant and the Client's wife that the complaint should be withdrawn. This case therefore does not become a public record and Client's criminal record remains clean. Result: Application for Complaint Withdrawn.

June 4, 2013
Serious Felonies
Client, a 20 year-old laborer and college freshman, was arrested for Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Felony. The police alleged that Client and three of his friends broke into a private residence at 12:45 a.m., startling the homeowner and his teenaged daughter. Client was also charged with Accessory Before the Fact, Conspiracy and Violation of a Restraining Order. Shortly following his arraignment on all of these charges, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took control of the case, made repeated court appearances and conducted a thorough investigation. From the beginning, the prosecutor threatened to indict Client, arraign him in Superior Court and request substantial prison time. Today, however, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge to instead dismiss three of the four charges against Client. The remaining charge is then continued without a finding for 11 months. Client not only avoids a felony conviction; as long as he successfully completes probation, the case will be dismissed. Result: Client Avoids Going to Prison for a Serious Crime, Three Charges are Dismissed and Client Avoids a Conviction Entirely.

May 10, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a 26 year-old consultant, originally hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on this Disorderly Conduct case. Despite Client's intoxication and his disrespect to a state trooper (having told him to "F" off), Attorney Yannetti succeeded in obtaining pre-trial probation on May 22, 2012 -- which led to a dismissal of the charge in December 2012. Client then re-hired the firm to try to seal his criminal record for him. After properly investigating and preparing a petition to seal, Attorney Greg L. Johnson today persuades the judge to allow the petition. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

May 6, 2013
Firearms Charge
Client, a 23 year-old student, was arrested for Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun and Possession of Ammunition. The police alleged that Client's aunt had called 911 after unexpectedly finding a firearm and ammunition under Client's mattress in his bedroom. The police seized the contraband then obtained a warrant for Client's arrest. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to arrange for his surrender on the warrant. Attorney Greg L. Johnson brought Client to court and persuaded the judge to set a reasonable bail, despite the serious allegations and the strength of the prosecution's case. After proceeding to investigate the case for months, Attorney Johnson then persuaded the prosecutor not to indict Client. The Sawed-Off Shotgun charge was therefore reduced to a misdemeanor, so Client avoided an almost certain state-prison sentence. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge not to incarcerate Client at all. Client instead receives a suspended sentence and is placed on administrative probation with no supervision conditions. Result: Life Felony Charge Dismissed and Reduced to Misdemeanor, Client Avoids a Prison Sentence.

January 14, 2013
Petition to Seal
Client, a software engineer, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. In March, 2012, Attorney Greg L. Johnson of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of this case for client. Thereafter, Client rehired the firm to petition the court to seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to completely seal the case. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

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.

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 10, 2012
Domestic Violence
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
Multiple Violence / Drug / Motor Vehicle Charges
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 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 2, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a nationally renowned physician, was accused of Assault and Battery by a lab technician working in his building. That lab technician reported to the police that Client pushed her into a wall after she had told him that she could not perform some blood work that he had requested from her. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson succeeded in delaying the clerk's hearing date so that a critical defense witness could appear to testify for Client. Today, at the rescheduled clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate that there was no probable cause to issue the complaint. Client's clean criminal record and pristine professional reputation are both preserved. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

October 31, 2012
Violent Felonies
Client, a 44 year-old laborer, was arrested for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Violation of Civil Rights, both felonies. The police alleged that Client had gotten into a dispute over a parking space and had intentionally hit a stranger's car while calling him derogatory names. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him before his arraignment date. On his first court appearance, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the civil rights violation charge prior to arraignment -- so that charge will never appear on Client's criminal record. Attorney Johnson then made seven court appearances with Client, filed and litigated discovery motions and filed a "Rule 17" motion for access to the alleged victim's insurance records. Attorney Johnson also thoroughly investigated the alleged victim and presented the prosecution with evidence and many unsavory details that damaged the alleged victim's credibility. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the remaining charge. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 20, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a mechanical engineer, faced a potential complaint for Operating to Endanger. The police alleged that Client had driven on Route 93 at speeds approaching 95 mph, weaving in and out of traffic. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At the clerk magistrate's hearing today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client avoids both a criminal record and the loss of his driver's license as a result. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 24, 2012
Motor Vehicle Case
Client, a 20 year-old college student, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The state police alleged that Client was illegally driving a rental car. Client was already represented by the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm for another case -- which had not yet been resolved. An arraignment on this charge, therefore, could have caused the prosecutor to ask the judge to hold Client without bail for 60 days. Attorney Greg L. Johnson, however, moved quickly to file a motion to have Client's appearance at arraignment waived. Client therefore remained free while this case was pending. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge that this case should be dismissed upon the payment of court costs. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 23, 2012
Sex Offense
Client, a hard-working laborer and father, was charged with Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct after an incident at a gym. Several female patrons had complained about Client's conduct and he was arrested shortly thereafter. Shortly after his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson takes control of the case. Attorney Johnson counsels Client to pursue an aggressive course of rehabilitation and counseling. Initially, the prosecutor and the judge had insisted that Client be found guilty. After multiple court appearances and lengthy negotiations with the prosecutor, however, Attorney Johnson finally persuades the judge to continue this case without a finding. As long as Client stays away from the gym and continues with his treatment, this case will be dismissed in two years. Client therefore avoids a conviction despite the overwhelming strength of the prosecution's case against him. Result: Client Avoids an Embarrassing Conviction.

August 3, 2012
Drug Distribution / Violent Felony
Client, a 29 year-old father of twin baby girls, was arrested for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (Subsequent Offense), School-Zone Violations and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. The police alleged that Client had met with a drug addict for the purpose of selling him cocaine. When the police witnessed the transaction, they converged on Client, who attempted to flee and struck one of the officers with his car door. The police arrested Client and found 6 large bags of cocaine within his car. Facing potential indictment, Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson handles the case for over ten months. In the process, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor not to indict the case, which would have led to mandatory minimum 7-year state prison sentence. Instead, the prosecutor agrees to dismiss the school-zone and subsequent-offender charges. Client receives the lenient sentence of two years in the house of correction instead. Result: School-Zone and Subsequent-Offender Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids Indictment and Avoids a Lengthy State-Prison Sentence.

July 18, 2012
Felony Charge
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.

July 16, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, an 36 year-old professional with a master's degree, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to seal her previous case, wherein she was charged with Assault and Battery by Means of Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery. Today, after a lengthy and contested hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge that this case should be sealed. This case will now disappear from Client's record, so her future background checks will come up clean. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

July 10, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an active member of the military, was allegedly caught breaking into a campus building at a prestigious local university. University police officers alleged that Client had shattered a large glass door, entered private property, then destroyed items inside the building. Faced with two potential felony charges, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case and quickly made contact with the investigating detective. After several weeks of correspondence and negotiation, Attorney Johnson finally persuaded the police to accept restitution for the damaged property instead of going forward with a criminal prosecution. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for a felony complaint. Client avoids having any entry on his criminal record as a result. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

June 25, 2012
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a financial professional and a 10-year military veteran, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery The police alleged that Client had punched another man in the nose during a dispute at a bar one night. Despite having allegedly caused injuries and a bloody scene, Client avoided being arrested. When he received a summons to appear at a clerk's hearing, however, he hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took control of the case and successfully delayed the hearing date in order to begin negotiating with the injured man's attorney. Ultimately, Attorney Johnson was able to persuade the alleged victim to accept a small monetary settlement instead of pursuing a criminal complaint against Client. Today, appearing with Client at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the police and assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. Client therefore maintains a perfect record despite the existence of many witnesses to the alleged altercation. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

June 8, 2012
Domestic Violence Felony Charge
Client, a 32 year-old IT professional, was charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Battery, a felony offense. The police alleged that Client struck his pregnant wife during a domestic argument. Shortly after his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the assistant district attorney to concede that there is not enough evidence to sustain a prosecution. Attorney Johnson then persuades the judge to dismiss the case, so Client will forever retain the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 6, 2012
Spousal Abuse Crime
Client, a 28 year-old musician, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery as a result of an altercation in their apartment building. The police alleged that Client lost control one night, destroyed several household items, struck both his wife and a female roommate, and then punched the downstairs neighbor in the face while fleeing down a stairwell inside their apartment building. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took charge of the case. Attorney Johnson investigated and prepared this case over the course of a year. At the outset of the case, the prosecutor sought a conviction as punishment for Client's alleged egregious behavior. Today, however, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to reduce her recommendation to a continuance-without-a-finding for eighteen months. During the court hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to reduce the period of the continuance to one year. As long as Client avoids further arrests during the next year and completes an anger-management program, this case with be dismissed from Client's record. Result: Client Avoids Conviction and Has the Chance to Have Case Dismissed.

May 25, 2012
Petition to Seal
On June 17, 2011, Attorney Greg L Johnson succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of this case, a Domestic Assault and Battery case for this Client, a 35 year-old biomedical engineer. Client recently rehired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to petition the court to permanently seal all records of this case. Today, Attorney Johnson 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.

May 22, 2012
Drug Distribution / Violent Crime / Theft Charge
Client, a 28 year-old recovering addict, was charged with Larceny over $250, Assault and Battery, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance (Heroin) and Possession of Heroin. Following his arrest on these charges in 2009, Client pled guilty to a series of burglaries in New Hampshire and received a three-to-six-year N.H. prison sentence. When he began serving those sentences, Client learned that the open cases here in Massachusetts could delay his parole eligibility in New Hampshire. Client therefore hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him in March of 2011, with Attorney Greg L. Johnson being assigned to the cases. Attorney Johnson immediately filed a motion for speedy trial on his MA cases. The Somerville District Court judge allowed the motion. One year later, Attorney Johnson filed a motion to dismiss the cases. Today, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the motion to dismiss -- over the objection of the prosecutor. As a result, Client will obtain an early parole date on his NH sentence and will never have to face prosecution for the MA offenses. Result: Case Dismissed.

April 17, 2012
Theft Offense
Client, a successful financial analyst, returned to Massachusetts after having spent three years abroad to find that the state police had obtained a warrant for his arrest. As a result, Client faced a complaint alleging two felony counts of Larceny by Single Scheme. The police alleged that Client stole over $40,000 from eleven different individuals by advertising non-existent cars for sale on a website. The police alleged that once prospective buyers wired money to Client's bank account, Client failed to deliver any cars and refused to return the money. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took charge of the case. Despite Client's extensive ties overseas and the severity of the charges, Attorney Johnson persuaded the judge to release Client on minimal bail at his arraignment. Attorney Johnson then thoroughly investigated the case and made more than a dozen court appearances for Client, all while negotiating with the prosecutor. At one point, the prosecutor threatened to indict Client and prosecute him in superior court. Attorney Johnson, however, persuades the prosecutor to keep the case in district court. Then, today, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge that Client should be placed on pre-trial probation. As long as Client pays back half of the money alleged to be stolen, both felony charges will be dismissed in two years without any admission of guilt by Client. Client retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 29, 2012
Domestic Violence Charges
Client, a single mother and successful business owner, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery and two counts of Violation of a Restraining Order. Client's ex-boyfriend reported to the police that Client had twice violated a restraining order he had secured against her -- and assaulted him in a parking lot during an argument the second time. After the first alleged restraining-order violation, Client allegedly gave a full confession to the police. After the second alleged violation and alleged assault, the police obtained a warrant for Client's arrest. Client hired Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg. L. Johnson, to represent her. Attorney Johnson first persuaded the prosecutor and judge not to revoke her bail and hold Client in custody as a result of the second violation. Attorney Johnson then fought the prosecution's evidence by filing and arguing discovery motions and a motion to suppress evidence. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the first restraining order violation despite Client's full confession. On the second violation and the alleged assault, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge to grant a six-month "general continuance" -- the equivalent of "pre-trial probation." Client admits to no wrongdoing and retains the presumption of innocence. As long as she refrains from getting arrested again, this case will be dismissed in six months and eligible for sealing. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 13, 2012
Petition to Seal
Client, 24 year-old teacher, was found Not Guilty of Operating under the Influence of Alcohol/Liquor in 2009. After experiencing some problems during background checks, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him to seal his criminal record. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuades the judge to seal all records of this case. As a result, this case will not appear in any background check involving a search of his C.O.R.I. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

February 29, 2012
Domestic Violence Felony Charge
Client, a respected I.T. professional, was arrested for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault & Battery. The police alleged that Client had attempted to suffocate his live-in girlfriend by forcing a pillow over her face, causing blood vessels in her eyes to burst as a result of the lack of oxygen. Client hired Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm Associate Greg L. Johnson to represent him. After investigating this matter and obtaining an unhelpful (to the defense) 911 recording from the prosecution, Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss all charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 7, 2012
Domestic Violence
Client, a single mother and successful business owner, was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's ex-boyfriend reported to the police that Client had slammed a bedroom door on his head and gouged deep scratches into his neck with her fingernails. The police photographed the gouge marks. After being represented by another attorney for several months, Client hired Yannetti associate, Attorney Greg. L. Johnson, to represent her. Attorney Johnson thoroughly investigated the case and uncovered evidence that Client's ex-boyfriend was potentially involved in a large-scale fraudulent scheme involving stolen driver's licenses. Attorney Johnson met with the investigating detective and the prosecutor to present the exculpatory evidence he had unearthed. When the prosecutor decided to press on with the charges against Client, Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case against Client. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 6, 2012
Firearms Felonies
Client, a 42 year-old laborer, faced a 13-count indictment for a variety of firearms-related offenses, including Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The police alleged that they responded to client's home in response to a 911 report of domestic violence. When they arrived there, the police found two AR-15 assault rifles, two large-capacity feeding devices and a large quantity of assorted ammunition stashed in various locations throughout the apartment. Client retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After thoroughly investigating the Commonwealth's case, Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed a motion to suppress the evidence that was seized, another motion to suppress Client's statements to the police, and a third motion to dismiss the "Felon in Possession" indictment. After a lengthy, two-day hearing, the judge suppressed all of the evidence against Client except for the two large-capacity feeding devices. The judge also allowed Attorney Johnson's motion to dismiss the "Felon in Possession" indictment. As indicted, Client originally faced a 3-year mandatory minimum sentence. As a result of Attorney Johnson's excellent work, all mandatory-minimum charges were dismissed and client instead received a non-mandatory one-year sentence in the house of correction. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Motion to Dismiss Allowed, Four Indictments Dismissed and Client Receives a Greatly Reduced Jail Sentence Despite the Strong Case for the Prosecution.

February 2, 2012
Violent Felonies
Client, a 17 year-old high school student, was arrested as a result of a large fight in the hallway of his school. The altercation was videotaped by surveillance cameras. Client was charged with five separate criminal offenses, including two felony counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. In the aftermath of his arrest, Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case, eventually making several court appearances and negotiating with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Johnson finally persuades the prosecutor to recommend pre-trial probation for nine months. As long as Client completes forty hours of community service and stays out of trouble, the entire complaint against him will be dismissed. Client retains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 12, 2012
Drug Felonies
Client, a 28 year-old real-estate professional, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, a Class B Controlled Substance. I.C.E. and the Boston Police conducted a joint investigation and alleged that Client had received a FedEx package containing approximately 300 grams of "meth" at his home address. During the discovery phase of the case, the prosecutor produced a video that allegedly depicted Client at a FedEx facility in California, shipping the package to himself. Client faced a potential 20-year sentence in state prison. Over the course of several months, Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated this case and negotiated with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Johnson finally persuades the prosecutor to agree to a sentence of four years of probation. Result: Client Avoids Serving Any Time in State Prison and Receives Straight Probation Instead.

January 10, 2012
Animal Cruelty Charges
Client, an international businessman, returned to the United States after having spent several years abroad. When he returned, he learned that there was a warrant for his arrest as a result of a 2007 Animal Cruelty charge -- a case he didn't even know existed. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At his arraignment, Attorney Greg L. Johnson persuaded the prosecutor not to ask for any cash bail. Attorney Johnson then fully investigated the case. The authorities alleged that Client had abandoned several cats when he left the country -- leaving them locked in a closet without food or water and causing them to die. On Client's behalf, Attorney Johnson drafted, filed and argued a Motion to Dismiss, alleging that there was insufficient probable cause to issue the complaint. Today, the judge allowed the motion to dismiss. Result: Case Dismissed.