Tanis Yannetti's Cases

Recent Cases handled by Attorney Tanis Yannetti:


December 14, 2014
Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle

Client, a 30 year-old man, was driving home in his company van when he came to an abrupt stop behind another car stopped at a red light. When a police officer signaled for Client to pull over, Client instead allegedly fled the scene and struck the officer with his side-view mirror. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his arraignment. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the criminal charge upon the payment of court costs. Further, Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and the judge to allow Client a "Not Responsible" finding on the two civil motor vehicle infractions, with which he was also charged. Client therefore not only avoids a criminal record -- he also avoids increased insurance premiums. Result: Case Dismissed .

December 5, 2014
Clerk's Hearing

During an excessively loud party at a friend's apartment, Client was allegedly caught by the police providing shots of whiskey to his friends, all of whom were under 21 years old. After receiving a summons in the mail for a clerk magistrate's hearing, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent a complaint for Procuring Alcohol for Minors from issuing against him. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti appears for the firm and persuades the assistant clerk magistrate to deny the criminal complaint. Client maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Application for Compla int Dismissed.
August 14, 2014
Spousal Abuse
Client, a 50 year old man married man, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's wife reported to the police that they had gotten into an argument over her opening his mail by mistake. The wife told the officers that as she was attempting to leave the garage, her husband pushed her out of the way and threatened to cut her throat. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. After months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge and the prosecutor that the case should be dismissed today, on a pre-trial hearing date. The case is never scheduled for trial and is dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 12, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, an 18 year old high-school senior, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of Property and Threats. The police alleged that Client had been dating a 14 year old girl and was distraught when the relationship ended. The father of the 14 year old girl reportedly saw Client and two other males throw eggs on his car. The father also showed the police some threatening text messages that Client allegedly sent to the young girl. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to defend him. Prior to the hearing date, Attorney Tanis Yannetti contacted the father of the young girl to try to settle this matter without going forward on a clerk's hearing. After some negotiation, the father relents and today -- on the scheduled hearing date -- the father and the police decided not to pursue the complaint. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 18, 2014
Restraining Order Hearing

Client, an 18 year-old high-school student, was dating a 14 year-old girl whose father did not approve of the relationship. After the father ordered him to not to contact his daughter, Client continued trying to pursue her. The father also alleged that Client had threatened him and thrown eggs at his car. As a result, the father obtained a temporary restraining order against Client. Client thereafter hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to prevent a permanent restraining order from issuing against him. Today, at the final 209A restraining-order hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti negotiates a resolution with the father. Rather than face a hearing with an uncertain result, Client instead has the restraining order vacated. Result: Restraining Order Terminated.

July 10, 2014
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 26 year old law-school student, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. On New Year's Eve, Client allegedly was out celebrating at a bar with his girlfriend and other friends. Another man, a stranger to the group, repeatedly approached their table, trying to get the client's girlfriend to accept a drink that he had bought for her. Client's girlfriend repeatedly rejected his advances and told him that she was there with her boyfriend. The evening ended with a bar fight. The man who had approached their table claimed that Client had sucker-punched him and broke his nose. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him at his clerk magistrate's hearing. After learning that the alleged victim obtained an attorney and was looking for a large sum of money to settle the case, Attorney Tanis Yannetti directed Client to go to the police station to make a cross-complaint for assault and battery. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the clerk magistrate that Client was not the aggressor in the fight. After the clerk expressed her opinion, the other man withdrew his complaint so that both men will walk away without a mark on their unblemished records. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

July 2, 2014
Harassment Order Hearing

Client, a 41 year-old medical professional, was in the middle of a contentious divorce with his wife. Client's mother-in-law applied for a harassment-prevention order, claiming that Client had been harassing her in connection with the divorce. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge that Client's mother-in-law failed to meet the legal standard necessary for a harassment order. As a result, the judge denies the application for an order. Result: Harassment Order Denied.

April 22, 2014
Petition to Seal
Represented by another law firm, Client, a 58 year-old sales director at a large company, admitted to sufficient facts and received a continuance-without-a-finding disposition on a Possession of Class E Controlled Substance case. Once she received a dismissal at the end of her probation, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to seal the case. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to seal the charge. Client may now answer truthfully in a Massachusetts background check that she has never been arrested or in court for any crime. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

April 17, 2014
Petition to Seal
Client, a 28 year-old broker at a large financial firm, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to help him seal a 2004 criminal case wherein he faced the felony charge of Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to allow a petition to seal without requiring Client to fly back to Massachusetts for the hearing. Result: Case Permanently Sealed.

March 31, 2014
Drug Distribution

Client, a 37 year-old man, was arrested for Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. A state trooper pulled over Client's car after discovering during a random license plate check that Client's driver's license was expired. After allegedly observing suspicious behavior, the trooper searched the vehicle and found a leather satchel -- which Client admitted was his -- containing six individual bags containing Methamphetamine. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him. Today, after months of investigation and negotiation, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the prosecutor to reduce the Possession With Intent Charge to simple Possession. Attorney Yannetti further persuades the prosecutor to recommend a one-year Continuance Without a Finding, with no conditions of probation. Result: Distribution Charge Reduced, Client Avoids a Conviction on Misdemeanor Possession Charge.

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

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

March 25, 2014
Violent Felony Charges

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 28, 2014
Sex Crime
Client, a 51 year-old scientist, was arrested for Sex-for-a-Fee. The police alleged that Client had responded to BackPages.com ad for female companionship that was transparently advertising prostitution. Unbeknownst to Client, the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit had placed the ad and lured Client to local hotel as a result. When Client appeared at the pre-determined meeting spot, he was placed under arrest and his cell phone was seized. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm shortly after he left the police station after being booked. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti appears with Client at his arraignment. Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecutor and judge that his case should end today with pre-trial probation. Client agrees to pay court costs but does not plead guilty or admit to sufficient facts. As long as Client refrains from further arrests, this case will be dismissed in one year while Client still maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 14, 2014
Assault and Battery Case
Client, a 15 year-old boy, was summoned to court for an Assault and Battery charge. Outside a police station, Client allegedly struck his father during an argument over whether Client was carrying cigarettes. Client's family hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to prevent any damage to Client's juvenile record. Prior to his scheduled arraignment date, our firm filed a pre-arraignment motion to dismiss because the court failed to provide Client with a clerk magistrate's hearing. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to allow that motion and dismiss the case. Further, Attorney Yannetti provided enough information to the police and prosecutor to dissuade them from re-filing the charges. As a result, Client avoids any entry on his juvenile record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

December 13, 2013
Motor Vehicle Charges
Client, a 34 year-old business owner and military veteran, was arrested for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene after Causing Property Damage. The police allegedly witnessed the Client in a fit of road rage. He allegedly slammed on the brakes to his car, got out and threatened to beat the driver behind him -- who had apparently complained when Client had passed him on the wrong side of the road and scraped the door of his car. Client hired Attorney Tanis Yannetti of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. At his arraignment, Attorney Yannetti filed a pre-arraignment motion for diversion pursuant to the Valor Act -- a new statute authorizing certain military veterans to avoid arraignment and prosecution. After completing an anger-management course, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss both charges before arraignment. Client therefore maintains a clean CORI -- i.e., a clean Massachusetts Criminal Record. Result: Case Dismissed Before Arraignment.

December 10, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 17 year-old high-school student, allegedly swore at his teacher, became unruly and eventually tipped over a desk in the classroom. As a result, he faced potential charges of Disturbing a School Assembly and Vandalizing Property. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue. As long as Client remains trouble-free for six months, this complaint will be dismissed with no repercussions for Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

December 6, 2013
Domestic Violence Case
Client, a 24 year-old recent college graduate, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery and Reckless Endangerment of a Child, a felony. The police alleged that Client became angry with the mother of his child after reading text messages on her phone. Client allegedly pushed her, pinned her down on the bed and punched her in the face. When the police arrived, they took photos of her injuries. Client hired Attorney Tanis Yannetti of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. After several court dates and much advocacy, Attorney Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the Reckless Endangerment charge -- and to agree to a continuance-without-a-finding disposition on the misdemeanor Assault and Battery charge. Client is not ordered to undergo anger-management counseling or to complete a batterer's program -- both of which are often ordered for these types of cases. He simply needs to stay out of further trouble for one year. Result: Felony Charge Dismissed, Client Avoids Conviction on Remaining Misdemeanor Charge.

November 14, 2013
Violent Felonies / Motor Vehicle Charge
Client, a 19 year-old college student, was arrested for three counts of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Assault and one count of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The police alleged that Client -- in front of other college students, who were willing to testify as witnesses -- grabbed his girlfriend's arm to prevent her from leaving him, then struck her in the chest. When leaving the scene, Client revved his tires, "did donuts" on the street, then drove his car directly at a bystander who had tried to come to his girlfriend's aid. After being arraigned on those charges, Client was re-arrested six weeks later for Operating under the Influence of Liquor. The police alleged that Client once again was driving his car in circles in the parking lot of a school. Client allegedly also drove over a curb and onto a grassy area. When the police pulled him over, Client allegedly failed the field sobriety tests and failed the portable breathalyzer test. Client's parents retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Tanis Yannetti appeared at his arraigned on the new OUI case and persuades the judge not to revoke Client's bail on the original Assault case. Attorney Yannetti then negotiates with two prosecutors in two different courts to reach a global resolution of all matters. Attorney Yannetti persuades the prosecution and judge in the Salem District Court to dismiss all three felony charges of Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon. Client then receives a continuance-without-a-finding disposition on the two remaining misdemeanor charges for one year -- concurrent with a one-year continuance without a finding on the OUI charge in Peabody. Result: Three Felony Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids Conviction on Remaining Misdemeanor Charges.

October 25, 2013
Theft Offenses
Client, a 28 year-old man from out-of-state, was charged with Larceny over $250, Uttering a False Instrument, and Identity Fraud. The police alleged that Client induced a Massachusetts woman to enter into a relationship with him, then used her credit card without authorization to purchase approximately $1,500.00 in goods and services for himself. The police produced as evidence e-mails between Client and his girlfriend wherein Client confessed to the crimes. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to negotiate the best plea deal for him. After several months of dealing with a prosecutor who was insisting on a conviction, Attorney Tanis Yannetti today persuades the prosecutor and the judge to instead continue the cases without a finding of guilty for one year. Client avoids conviction on all charges -- and also avoids any order to pay back the money he allegedly stole. Result: Client Avoids Conviction on Felony Charges.

October 21, 2013
Spousal Abuse
Client, a 56 year-old man in a contentious relationship with his male domestic partner, was arrested and charged with four counts of Violation of a Restraining Order. The police alleged that after Client's partner obtained a restraining order, Client tried to contact the partner through social media, through voicemail, through e-mail and through the cable company. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Tanis Yannetti thoroughly investigated the allegations and eventually scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the second trial date, Attorney Yannetti persuades the judge to dismiss all of the charges -- over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 17, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 20 year-old college student, faced a potential complaint for Assault and Battery. The police alleged that Client and two classmates were in a dispute with another student one night. After receiving threatening text messages from that student, Client went to his residence, where he allegedly attacked and punched the other student. Client's parents, recognizing the seriousness of these allegations, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent their son. Attorney Tanis Yannetti investigated the case. At the clerk's hearing today, Attorney Yannetti persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue -- over the objection of the police. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 23, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old blue collar worker, faced a potential complaint for Malicious Destruction of a Motor Vehicle, a felony. The police alleged that Client and three of his friends damaged several cars within a parking garage. Security footage showed them stealing hub caps, breaking windshield wipers, ripping off side mirrors and jumping up and down on car hoods. Client's license plate was clearly visible on the video footage. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the police and the assistant clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint, as long as restitution is paid for the damage done to the vehicles. As long as Client pays for the damage, this case will be dismissed without appearing on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

August 22, 2013
License Reinstatement Hearing
Client, a 53 year-old divorced executive who is the sole provider for her 13 year-old daughter, was arrested for Operating under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Class E Controlled Substance. The police alleged that Client was passed out behind the wheel of her car in a parking lot. As a result, the police applied to have Client's driver's license suspended because she was an alleged "immediate threat." After being denied a hearing by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to get her license back. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the Board of Appeals that Client's license should be reinstated. Result: Client's Driver's License Reinstated.

August 5, 2013
Restraining Order Hearing & Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 51 year-old business owner, and his wife were in the midst of getting divorced when they had a confrontation in the garage of their house. As a result, Client's wife took out a restraining order against him and applied for a criminal complaint of Assault and Battery against him as well. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him on both matters. Today, Attorney Tanis Yannetti persuades the judge to deny the restraining order. Attorney Yannetti also persuades the assistant clerk magistrate that no complaint should issue against Client. Client leaves court with a clean record and his wife gains no leverage in the divorce proceedings. Result: Restraining Order Dismissed, Application for Criminal Complaint Dismissed.

August 2, 2013
Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a 46 year-old woman whose husband had abused her for 5 years, applied for an emergency restraining order against him. Client hired Tanis Yannetti of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent her at the hearing. Client's husband also hired an attorney, who vigorously tried to fight the restraining order. Attorney Yannetti, however, persuaded the judge to issue the restraining order for one year, over the objections of her husband. Result: Restraining Order Extended for One Year.

July 26, 2013
Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a 34 year-old laborer, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him after a judge had issued a temporary restraining order against him -- preventing him from contacting his wife and 5 year-old daughter. His wife alleged that Client had been physically and mentally abusive toward her and their daughter. Attorney Tanis Yannetti thoroughly investigated the allegations and arrived at the hearing with seven witnesses to rebut Client's wife's allegations. In court, Client's wife promptly realizes that she did not have a case and withdraws the restraining order. Result: Restraining Order Dismissed and Client's Parental Rights Restored.

May 28, 2013
Harassment Order Hearing
Client, a 54 year-old professional, contacted the Yannetti Law Firm because she was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. She wanted a harassment order but was afraid of facing her ex-boyfriend's bombastic lawyer without having representation herself. Attorney Tanis Yannetti, our restraining-order / harassment-order expert, took control of the case immediately. Attorney Yannetti helped Client to apply for the initial order, then represented her during a full and contentious hearing in court today. Despite the best efforts of her ex-boyfriend's attorney, the judge rules in Attorney Yannetti's favor. Client's ex-boyfriend is ordered to refrain from all contact with Client or face serious criminal charges. Result: Harassment Order Issues and Client is Protected.

May 21, 2013
Victim Representation at Clerk's Hearing
Client, a health-care professional, came home one day to find her 47" television removed from her wall. There were no signs of forced entry and she immediately suspected her ex-boyfriend as the culprit. When she filed a report with the police, her ex-boyfriend was summoned to appear at clerk magistrate's hearing to determine if a criminal charge would issue against him. At the clerk's hearing today, Client's ex-boyfriend denied stealing the television. Attorney Tanis Yannetti, however, persuades the clerk magistrate that a complaint for larceny should issue against him. Result: Successful Representation of Victim, as a Criminal Complaint Issues Against Client's Ex-Boyfriend.

April 10, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 35 year-old immigrant here on a student visa, faced a potential complaint for Violation of a Restraining Order. Client's wife had obtained a restraining order when the marriage appeared headed toward divorce. Client then allegedly sent several e-mails to his wife in violation of the order. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Attorney Tanis Yannetti, an attorney with both family-law and immigration-law experience, is assigned to the case. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Yannetti successfully argues that no complaint should issue. Attorney Yannetti presented evidence to the assistant clerk magistrate of Client's wife's motive to lie. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

April 8, 2013
Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a 32 year-old I.T. professional, hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to try to prevent a restraining order from being granted against him. Client's ex-girlfriend had obtained an ex parte order and a full hearing loomed. Attorney Tanis Yannetti took control of this case. Attorney Yannetti thoroughly investigated Client's ex-girlfriend's allegations and prepared a defense that there was no reasonable fear of "imminent serious bodily injury." Today, the restraining order fails to issue and the previous ex-parte restraining order ends. Result: Successful Prevention of Restraining Order.

April 5, 2013
Sex Offense
Client, a 38 year-old disabled man, was arrested and charged with Sexual Conduct for a Fee. The police alleged that Client approached an undercover police officer and propositioned her as a prostitute. Client hired Attorney Tanis Yannetti of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Today, Attorney Yannetti persuaded the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case upon the payment of $400.00 in court costs. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and is eligible to have this case sealed. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 28, 2013
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a 28 year-old commercial fisherman, faced a potential complaint for Operating after Suspension of his Driver's License. Client also faced civil traffic violations for failing to obey street signs and failing to have his car registered. Client hired the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm. Attorney Tanis Yannetti represented Client at the clerk magistrate's hearing today and persuade the assistant clerk that all charges -- criminal and civil -- should be dismissed. Client's criminal record remains clean and Client is able to reinstate his driver's license. Result: Application for Complaint Dismissed.

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

January 18, 2013
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

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

December 18, 2012
Petition to Seal

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

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

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

November 19, 2012
Clerk's Hearing

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

October 5, 2012
Domestic Violence Trial
Client, a 37 year-old highly respected medical doctor, was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery. His wife had called 911 and reported to the police that Client had choked her and pushed her to the ground while she was pregnant. She produced photos showing bruising to her arms. Client immediately retained the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to represent him. Client's wife was very anxious to see Client convicted, so that she could gain the upper hand in divorce proceedings, and so she could obtain benefits in immigration court pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). If Client were to lose the trial, moreover, his career as a physician would be in grave danger. The Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm retained an expert in immigration fraud to testify on Client's behalf. Both Attorney David Yannetti and Attorney Tanis Yannetti represented Client at his trial, which lasted three days. Today, the Yannetti brother/sister team achieved a "Not Guilty" verdict for Client.
Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

September 21, 2012
Theft Offense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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