Greg Johnson’s Cases

Recent Cases Handled by Attorney Greg L. Johnson:

December 23, 2019
Motion for New Trial
Client, a married immigrant to this country, contacted the Yannetti Law Firm because a Continuance Without a Finding (aka "CWOF) on her criminal record was preventing her from naturalizing as a United States citizen. Approximately 18 years ago Client was arrested for a series of Larceny and Credit Card Fraud offenses, all of which were felonies. Client was 18 years old at the time. On the morning of her second court appearance, Client admitted to the offenses and was given a CWOF for one year. At the time of her plea hearing, Client was not aware that the immigration court would treat the CWOF as a conviction and bar Client from becoming a U.S. citizen. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the case, contacted Client’s former attorney, drafted, and filed a Motion for New Trial. The presiding judge at the court allowed the motion, thus vacating the CWOF and Client’s admission to guilt. Attorney Johnson then negotiates with the District Attorney’ Office and today succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of all charges. Client can now apply for U.S. citizenship and continue her life as lawful resident of this country. Result: Motion for New Trial Allowed, Case Dismissed.

December 10, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a government employee with no criminal record, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on charges of Assault and Battery on a Public Employee and Disorderly Conduct. Police alleged that Client initiated an angry confrontation with a Department of Conservation and Recreation safety officer at a town beach. During a dispute involving the Client’s young son, Client allegedly grabbed the officer by the arm and pushed him back, all while yelling with his hands raised in a threatening manner. After receiving the summons Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client at the hearing and today convinces the magistrate to hold the case open for a year, meaning that the case will be dismissed if Client stays out of trouble during that time period and writes a letter of apology to the alleged victim. Client therefore maintains his clean criminal record and the case will be dismissed with no admission of wrongdoing. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

November 26, 2019
Petition to Seal
On May 28, 2019, Attorney Greg L. Johnson obtained a dismissal of the entire complaint against Client, wherein she had been charged with Domestic Violence offenses. Client, a nursing student, recently re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help seal her CORI. Attorney Johnson drafted, filed, and scheduled for a hearing a petition to seal on Client’s behalf. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client’s record is therefore sealed and she can continue with her education and nursing career without a criminal record holding her back. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

November 22, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a college graduate and local journalist, was cited by police after allegedly causing an accident because of a distracted driving. Client was alleged to have been driving at a high rate of speed when he looked down at his phone, causing him to lose focus on the road. Client lost control of the car and struck two vehicles before coming to a stop in a parking lot. As a result of the crash, Client was summoned for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on a charge of Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Johnson took the case. Today, at the magistrate’s hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk to keep the charge open for a period of 6 months. As long as Client stays out of trouble during that time frame the application for criminal complaint will be denied and Client will not be prosecuted. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

November 21, 2019
Old Warrant
Client, an accountant from Wisconsin, received word of an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Massachusetts dating back to 2016. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Greg L. Johnson represented him from start to finish. Attorney Johnson investigated the case and obtained relevant documents from the court. According to the police report, Client allegedly shoved a bar tender and walked out on an $80.00 tab. Client was visiting from Wisconsin at the time of the incident and therefore never received the summons in the mail, causing the issuance of the warrant. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office and today convinces the assigned prosecutor to dismiss the case in Client’s absence. The old warrant is recalled and the case dismissed. Client is not required to travel to Massachusetts to appear in court and will not face prosecution for the alleged offense. Result: Old Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed.

November 13, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a train conductor with no criminal record, received a summons to appear in court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on charges of Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member and Reckless Endangerment of a Child. The complaint was filed in court by Client’s former foster daughter, who lived with Client, his wife, and his son 17 years ago. The complaining witness alleged that Client had physically abused her during her stay at the residence and endangered her by allowing his son to sexually assault her. After receiving the summons Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the allegations and prepared for the magistrate’s hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson cross-examines the complaining witness at length and presents substantial evidence proving Client and his wife were exemplary foster parents who did absolutely nothing wrong. Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore maintains his clean criminal record and will not be prosecuted. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

October 24, 2019
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a sales executive for an international company, was staying at a hotel with her boyfriend. After a night out, Client and her boyfriend returned to their room and an argument ensued. Client called the front desk for assistance and the police arrived soon thereafter. Client and boyfriend were both interviewed by responding officers. The boyfriend told police that Client had attacked him and hit him on the head with a bottle of wine, cutting him. Client denied the allegations and told police that the boyfriend was the aggressor. The officers decided to arrest Client and charged her with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member. After her arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. After making several pretrial court appearances and investigating the allegations Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial. Today, on the morning of the trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in getting all charges dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 18, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a small-business owner and aspiring law enforcement officer, applied for a position at a local police department. During the character and fitness background check, officers spoke with client’s ex-wife, who proceeded to accuse him of Domestic Assault and Battery. As a result, Client was summoned to court for a hearing before a clerk magistrate. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the ex-wife’s attorney and today, at the clerk’s hearing, convinced the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore maintains his clean criminal record and is free to resume his pursuit of law enforcement employment opportunities. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

September 17, 2019
Rape
Client, a full-time iron worker from out-of-state, came to Massachusetts to visit his brother and friends. While out at a bar, Client met a young woman. The two went back to her apartment where they engaged in intercourse. After Client left the young woman, she went to the hospital and reported Client for rape. Client was later indicted and arraigned in the Superior Court. Client adamantly denied that he had done anything wrong and that the sex was consensual. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to defend him on the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson thoroughly investigated the allegations, filed numerous discovery motions, and made eight court appearances over the course of two years. While the case was pending, Attorney Johnson consistently advocated to the prosecutor that Client was innocent. Today, the Assistant District Attorney files a Nolle Prosequi, terminating the prosecution. The case therefore does not proceed to trial, Client is no prosecuted and avoids the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 17, 2019
Driving without a License
Client, an accounting professional with no criminal record, was cited for driving without a license, a criminal offense in Massachusetts. Client inadvertently missed his clerk magistrate’s hearing and the criminal complaint was processed. After learning of his mistake, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson filed a pre-arraignment motion to dismiss, which today is allowed by the Court. Client is therefore not charged with a crime and his record remains clean. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

September 10, 2019
Assault and Battery on Person +60/Disabled
Client, a laboratory technician at a large hospital, was arrested for allegedly shoving her ex-boyfriend’s elderly mother. The alleged victim told police that Client came home under the influence and started an argument that culminated in Client shoving past her to the point where the woman had to catch the stair railing in order to prevent herself from falling. Client denied the allegations from the very beginning and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to fight the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson negotiated with the parties involved and ultimately scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the morning of that trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the Court to dismiss the case after the alleged victim asserts the privilege against self-incrimination — based upon evidence uncovered by Attorney Johnson. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 3, 2019
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a disabled retiree, was arrested by the police for allegedly hitting his long term girlfriend with a dresser drawer during a drunken domestic dispute. The girlfriend also told officers that Client had berated her, destroyed her belongings, and slapped her around. Following his arrest, Client was arraigned on counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member, and Vandalizing Property. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case. Attorney Johnson filed a pretrial motion to amend the conditions of release and succeeded in vacating the stay away/no contact order. The case was scheduled for trial and today Attorney Johnson convinces the presiding judge to dismiss the case prior to trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 26, 2019
S.O.R.B. Reclassification
Client, an individual required to register as a Level 2 Sex Offender, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition the Sex Offender Registry Board to reduce his classification to Level 1. Represented by another law firm, Client was convicted of Rape in1998 and was required to register as a Level 2 offender for twenty years. During that time Client attended counseling and worked full-time, all the while reestablishing himself in the community. Given his significant progress over the course of twenty years, Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition to reclassify and filed it with the S.O.R.B. Today, the S.O.R.B. allows Attorney Johnson’s petition and Client’s classification is reduced from a Level 2 to a Level 1, the least restrictive classification available to people who are required by statute to register. Result: Petition to Reclassify Sex Offender Registration Allowed.

August 23, 2019
Forge/Misuse of RMV Document
Client, a foreign national with an out-of-state license, was pulled over and handed a citation by the State Police. The trooper cited Client for Forge/Misuse of RMV Document, Registering a MV to Avoid Insurance/Tax Premiums, Unlicensed Operation of a MV, and a Marked Lanes Violation. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations and gathered all necessary documents associated with Client’s license and motor vehicle registration. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client for arraignment and convinces the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the case prior to arraignment. Client therefore avoids criminal prosecution and inevitable immigration consequences. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

August 8, 2019
Board of Appeal Hearing & N.H. Petition to Annul Allowed
Client, an arborist, lost his license several years ago after admitting to his second Operating Under the Influence of Liquor charge while represented by a different law firm. Client learned that in order to get his license, the Registry of Motor Vehicles required him to install an ignition interlock device in his car. Rather than accept the interlock requirement, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to try to undo his prior OUI conviction. Licensed and practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Greg L. Johnson petitioned a court there to annul Client’s 1984 conviction. The petition was allowed, effectively deleting the case from Client’s record. Then, Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for a hearing at the MA RMV Board of Appeal to request that the Ignition Interlock Device requirement be rescinded. Today, at the hearing, the Board agrees with Attorney Johnson and the requirement of the device is waived, meaning Client’s driving privileges are fully restored without restriction. Result: Petition to Annul Allowed and Ignition Interlock Device Requirement Waived.

August 6, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a well-established and successful research scientist, was summoned to court for allegedly strangling his teenaged son during a domestic dispute. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case. Attorney Johnson prepared the defense and today at the hearing before the clerk magistrate succeeds in getting the Application for Criminal Complaint Denied. Client therefore maintains his clean criminal record and will not face prosecution. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

August 1, 2019
Registry of Motor Vehicles Hearing
Client, a financial professional, hired the Yannetti Law Firm after being informed that his driver’s license was suspended as a result of an Operating Under the Influence of Liquor conviction in another state. Attorney Greg L. Johnson meets with a hearing officer, provides out-of-state court records, and succeeds in getting Client’s driving privileges reinstated. Result: License Reinstated.

July 23, 2019
Distribution of a Class B Substance in a School Zone – Old Warrant
Client, a resident of Jamaica, was arrested by police in 2003 for allegedly distributing crack cocaine in a school zone, an offense that carried a minimum mandatory two-year house of correction sentence. Not long after her arrest, Client had to return home to Jamaica to tend to her ailing mother. Client recently learned she was unable to legally reenter the U.S. as a result of the outstanding arrest warrant. She therefore contacted the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to get the warrant recalled and to resolve the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the matter and assembled a packet of materials about Client for the District Attorney’s Office to review. After lengthy negotiations, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecution to assent to the recall of the warrant and the dismissal of the case. Attorney Johnson drafted and filed a motion to dismiss — which today is allowed by a judge. Client may now apply for a visa and come to the United States to be with her children and grandchildren. Result: Arrest warrant recalled, Case Dismissed.

July 19, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60
Client, a small-business owner, learned the police obtained an arrest warrant after his mother had called 911 and reported him for a domestic-violence incident. Client’s mother told the police that Client had pushed her and knocked her glasses off her face. Police applied for a criminal charge of Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60, a felony. After learning of the warrant Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson negotiated Client’s surrender and secured his release following arraignment. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations and learned that the evidence is not what the police claimed it to be. Attorney Johnson therefore scheduled the case for an expedited trial and today, on the morning of trial, persuades the Court to dismiss the case. Client avoids prosecution on a felony charge and the case is dismissed after just two months. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 18, 2019
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a laborer at a local airport, was arrested following a physical altercation over a parking spot. Police arrived at the scene after the alleged victim called 911 to report Client for an assault and battery. The caller claimed that Client was upset because he parked his van too close to Client’s vehicle. A verbal argument ensued. The alleged victim claimed Client started a physical altercation, punched him in the face, and kicked him while wearing boots, causing bruising, swelling, and a cut. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson fast-tracked the case and scheduled it for trial just 6 weeks after the incident. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client therefore maintains his security clearance at the airport and preserves his job. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 17, 2019
RMV Board of Appeal
Client, an information technology professional with a wife and three children, attempted to obtain a hardship license at the Registry of Motor Vehicles following a continuance-without-a-finding disposition on an Operating Under the Influence of Liquor case. Client first appeared without an attorney at the hearing and was denied the driver’s license. Client then hired the Yannetti Law Firm to appeal the hearing officer’s decision and Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client at the Board of Appeal and succeeds in obtaining a hardship driver’s license for Client, thus allowing him to operate a motor vehicle for the remainder of the 7-month suspension. Result: Appeal Allowed, Hardship License Granted.

July 15, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a college student at an Ivy League university, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on a charge of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, a felony. Client’s former roommate called police and alleged that Client had waived a knife in her direction during a verbal argument. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Attorney Johnson prepared a presentation for the hearing, then today convinces the clerk to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client can therefore resume her studies and continue her education and career without the black mark of a criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

July 8, 2019
Harassment Prevention Order
Client, a single mom and successful financial professional, obtained a harassment prevention order against an ex-boyfriend, who had engaged in stalking behaviors over the course of several months, resulting in numerous calls to the police. The order was due for a two-party extension hearing and Client wanted it extended permanently. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appears with Client at the extension hearing and convinces the judge to make the order permanent. Client can therefore live her life without the fear of an unstable ex-boyfriend threatening her existence. Result: Harassment Prevention Order Made Permanent.

June 26, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member, Old Warrant
Client, a successful entrepreneur from overseas, contacted Attorney Greg L. Johnson after having been denied a visa for travel to the United States for business. Client had an old warrant for his arrest associated with a 2001 allegation of Domestic Assault and Battery. Around that time, Client was going through an acrimonious divorce and was accused of physical violence by his soon-to-be-ex-wife. Client left the country before the case was resolved and a warrant issued for his arrest. Attorney Johnson investigated the case and negotiated with the supervising prosecutor of the court that had issued the warrant. Attorney Johnson gathered background information from Client and obtained certificates of completion from programs completed by Client and presented the information to the prosecution. Attorney Johnson filed a motion to dismiss the case and today, succeeds in persuading the prosecutor and the judge to allow the motion. Result: Old Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed.

June 26, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a mother with no criminal record, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing after Client’s sister filed an application for complaint, alleging that Client had violently assaulted her during an argument inside Client’s home. The sister claimed in her affidavit that Client had grabbed her and slammed her up against a wall. Client adamantly denied the allegation and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her at the hearing. Attorney Greg L. Johnson interviewed witnesses and prepared the matter for hearing. Today, after a lengthy hearing involving testimony from three witnesses, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client maintains her clean criminal record and avoids prosecution. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

June 17, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a married attorney and father of three, was interviewed by police investigating a road-rage incident. Officers were called to a busy road after witnesses called 911 to report two men fighting in the street. Police alleged that Client had parked illegally, blocking the car behind him. The driver of the other car angrily approached Client, punched him in the face, and then stood in front of Client’s car, making it impossible for Client to leave the scene. Client inched his car forward in an effort to get the angry man to move. Finally, the man moved and Client left the area. Client’s young son was seated in the car at the time of the altercation. Despite the other man being the primary aggressor, both men were summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing. Client faced charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Property Damage. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the other man’s attorney and the police and today persuades the clerk magistrate to keep the case open for 6 months. As long as Client stays out of trouble during that time period the application for criminal complaint will be denied. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

June 6, 2019
Petition to Seal
Client, a local college student, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition the court to seal an entry on his CORI, stemming from his arrest for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member. Attorney Greg L. Johnson represented Client on the case and was able to get it dismissed. Today, after filing and scheduling the petition to seal, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client can now apply for jobs without the concern of a criminal record showing up on a background check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

June 5, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Household Member
Client, an eighteen year-old high school student, was arrested by police after a bystander had called 911 to report a violent incident. The caller told the 911 operator that Client had struck a girl outside an apartment building. Officers responded shortly thereafter and approached Client and his girlfriend, who was the alleged victim. An officer attempted to stop Client, causing Client to run. The officer gave chase, tackled Client, and seized an illegal knife from Client’s pocket. Client was arrested and charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, a felony, Domestic Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, and Disturbing the Peace. Client’s mother hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson filed a Motion to Suppress the stop and seizure of the knife. After an evidentiary hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge that the police illegally stopped Client and the knife is therefore suppressed from evidence. Attorney Johnson then schedules the case for trial and today, on the morning of trial, convinces the judge to dismiss the case in its entirety. Result: Motion to Suppress Allowed, Case Dismissed.

May 31, 2019
Petition to Seal
Client, a technology professional, was previously represented by the Yannetti Law Firm on an allegation of Domestic Assault and Battery. Attorney David Yannetti succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of the complaint. Following the dismissal Client reengaged the firm for the purpose of petitioning to seal his CORI. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition and today convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client’s record is sealed and he can now apply for new, promising employment opportunities without the worry of a criminal record. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

May 29, 2019
Larceny Under $1,200.00
Client, a software engineer and IT professional, was summoned to court for an arraignment on one count of Larceny Under $1,200.00. Client’s former employer claimed that Client had refused to return his company-issued laptop when he switched jobs. The company contacted police to report the alleged theft and Client was summoned to court for an arraignment. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the former employer and arranged for the return of the laptop. Attorney Johnson then persuades the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case and the judge to dismiss the complaint prior to arraignment, meaning the case will never appear on Clients record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

May 28, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member
Client, a nursing student with no criminal record, was arrested by police after her wife walked in to the local station and claimed that Client had verbally threatened and grabbed her while the wife was trying to convince Client to leave their home. The wife reported this to police two days after the incident in question. The police obtained an arrest warrant for Client. Following her arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Attorney Johnson interviewed witnesses and quickly scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case prior to jury selection. Client maintains her clean criminal record and can continue with her education without the concern of a criminal record holding her back. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 22, 2019
Sex Offender Classification
Client, a retired manufacturing technician, previously pled guilty to Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography. At the plea hearing, Attorney David Yannetti persuaded the judge to give Client probation, despite the prosecutor’s demand for jail time. Although never serving a day in jail, both offenses required Client to register as a sex offender. Client was classified as a Level 2 offender, a classification that results in public dissemination Client’s identity. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to appeal the classification and Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the appeal. Today, Attorney Johnson represents Client at the appeal hearing and calls numerous witnesses to testify on Client’s behalf. After taking the decision under advisement, the hearing examiner allows the appeal and lowers Client’s sex offender classification from a Level 2 to a Level 1, the lowest possible level. Result: Sex Offender Classification Appeal Allowed, Classification Reduced from Level 2 to 1.

May 20, 2019
Petition to Seal
Client, a manufacturing manager, was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a domestic violence case that Attorney Johnson was able to get dismissed on June 25, 2018. Client re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal his record. Attorney Johnson prepares and files the petition and today, at the hearing, persuades the judge seal Client’s record. Client can therefore apply for new jobs without having to worry about his criminal record holding him back. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

May 15, 2019
Possession of Class B Substance
Client, a university student with no criminal record, was arrested by police after loss-prevention personnel at the Apple Store called the authorities to report Client for shoplifting. Client was under investigation for stealing on three separate occasions. During the arrest, officers found various pills on Client’s person. Client was charged with three counts of Shoplifting and five counts of Possession of a Class B Controlled Substance. Following his arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Attorney Johnson gathered information about Client’s background and negotiated with the prosecutor. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the prosecutor and the court to place Client on pretrial probation for three months. As long as Client stays out of trouble during that three month period and completes a short diversion program, all charges will be dismissed and Client will maintain the presumption of innocence. Result: Pretrial Probation for 3 Months, Case Dismissed.

May 8, 2019
Petition to Seal
Client, a local college student, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition the court to seal an entry on his CORI stemming from an arrest for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member. Attorney Greg L. Johnson represented Client on the case and was able to get it dismissed. Today, after filing and scheduling the petition to seal, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client can now apply for jobs without the concern of a criminal record showing up on a background check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

April 30, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, an engineer, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on a charge of Shoplifting by Concealing Merchandise. Police alleged Client had attempted to steal over $100 in merchandise from Kohl's. Client, with her successful career on the line, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson today convinces the magistrate to deny the application for complaint. Client therefore avoids criminal prosecution and maintains her clean criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

April 25, 2019
Illegal Possession of a Firearm
Client, an eighteen-year old high school student, was arrested by police after his mother had called 911. Client’s mother allegedly came home from work to find a handgun inside Client’s backpack. The police arrived to investigate. Client, who was outside the home, walked up the driveway to find his mother, two sisters, and multiple police officers standing outside. Police reported that Client had violently charged at his family members, putting them in fear of a battery. Officers intervened and attempted to place Client under arrest. Client resisted and was ultimately tackled to the ground by an officer. Police charged Client with Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card, Resisting Arrest, Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct, and three counts of Domestic Assault. Client’s mother hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations and scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in convincing the judge to dismiss the Firearm Possession and Resisting Arrest charges. The remaining counts then proceed to trial. After a lengthy jury waived trial, Attorney Johnson wins Not Guilty verdicts on the three Domestic Assault charges and Disturbing the Peace. Client is convicted of only Disorderly Conduct and receives no punishment for the offense. Result: Not Guilty Verdicts on Possession of Firearm, Resisting Arrest Charge Dismissed and Client Only Convicted of Disorderly Conduct — with No Punishment.

April 12, 2019
Petition to Seal
Client, a technology professional, was previously represented by the Yannetti Law Firm on an Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member case. Attorney David Yannetti succeeded in getting the criminal complaint dismissed. Following the dismissal Client later re-hired the firm to petition to seal his CORI. Attorney Greg L. Johnson drafted, filed, and scheduled the petition for a hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the petition. Client can now continue on with his career without a criminal record holding him back. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

April 5, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a builder with no criminal record, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on a complaint of Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member. Police had responded to Client’s residence for a domestic dispute. Officers interviewed Client and his wife, each of whom alleged that the other had been physically abusive. Client’s wife claimed that during an argument, Client pushed his forehead into hers then shoved her with his chest, causing her to fall backwards against the wall. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk magistrate the deny the application for criminal complaint. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

April 4, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a supervisor at a group home, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on charges of Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60 and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, both felonies. Client’s co-worker alleged that Client had attempted to video him without his consent. An altercation allegedly ensued and the alleged victim claimed that Client had shoved him against a table and then on to the floor, resulting in a concussion. Client denied the allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at his clerk’s hearing. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the incident and prepared a defense for the hearing. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

March 26, 2019
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a teenager on probation for an unrelated offense, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery. Police alleged that they responded to a hotel after having received a 911 call for a disturbance. Officers arrived and found multiple teens in the room. A young woman was interviewed and claimed that Client had shoved her against the wall by the neck, punched her in the eye with a closed fist, and kicked her in the face. Officers interviewed Client, who denied the allegations. After receiving the summons Client’s parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Today, at the magistrate’s hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk to keep the case open for 15 months. As long as Client stays away from the alleged victim and avoids further trouble with the law, the application for complaint will be denied. Client therefore avoids a probation violation and certain incarceration. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

March 21, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a freshman at a local university, was summoned to court for clerk magistrate’s hearing for a charge of Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member. Client’s roommate told university police that Client had shoved him against the wall, with his hand to his throat, and punched him with a closed fist. The roommate claimed that this behavior had been ongoing for some time and that Client had been violent with him in the past. Client adamantly denied the allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at the clerk’s hearing. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client for the heating and convinces the clerk to keep the application for complaint open until the end of the school semester. As long as Client avoids further issues with the roommate and law enforcement, the complaint will be denied and Client will avoid prosecution altogether. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

March 19, 2019
Old Warrant and License Reinstatement
Client, a musician and out of state resident, was unable to obtain a driver’s license in another state. Client learned that he had an outstanding arrest warrant in Massachusetts on a charge of Leaving the Scene of Property Damage. Client was alleged to have caused an accident and then fled the scene before exchanging information with the other driver. Police investigated and applied for a criminal charge. By the time the court summons arrived at Client’s residence, he had already moved out of state. Approximately 8 years later, Client learned of the warrant and contacted the Yannetti Law Firm to help him to investigate. Attorney Greg L. Johnson obtained the court file and presented the supervising District Attorney with significant information about Client’s background and treatment over the years. Attorney Johnson persuaded the prosecutor that the warrant should recalled and the case should be dismissed. Today, a motion to dismiss is allowed by a judge and the case is terminated with no punishment to Client. Attorney Johnson then meets with a hearing officer at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and succeeds in clearing the way for Client to obtain a license in his home state. Attorney Johnson is able to save Client the time and expense of traveling to Massachusetts to deal with the outstanding legal issues. Result: Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed, & License Reinstated.

March 14, 2019
Credit Card Fraud Over $250.00
Client, a married mother and full-time accountant, was notified of an outstanding warrant for her arrest on a charge of Credit Card Fraud Over $250.00. Client’s husband had unknowingly purchased stolen gift cards. The husband used one of the cards to pay for Client’s car insurance. Detectives tracked the transaction and learned that the insurance policy was in Client’s name. Without doing any more investigation, police applied for a felony charge against Client, despite the fact that she had done absolutely nothing wrong. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared in court with Client for the warrant-removal hearing and persuaded the prosecutor and the judge that Client should not be arraigned. Attorney Johnson then communicated with the supervising prosecutor over the course of the next six weeks and today convinces the supervisor and the judge to dismiss the case in Client’s absence, prior to arraignment. Client is therefore never formally charged and maintains her otherwise pristine record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

March 14, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member
Client, a military veteran and server at a busy restaurant, was arrested after her spouse accused her of physically attacking her during an argument about infidelity. The alleged victim told police that Client grabbed her by the neck and pinned her to the bed. The alleged victim also claimed that she could not breath during the supposed attack. Following arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations and scheduled the case for trial. Today, on the morning of trial, the case is dismissed because the prosecution was unable to proceed with their evidence. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 7, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member
Client, a married financial professional, was arrested by police after his wife had called 911 to report a domestic incident. Client’s wife told responding officers that Client was intoxicated and pushed her twice during an argument. Following his arrest, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client at his arraignment and secured Client’s release from custody. Attorney Johnson then investigated the allegations and fast tracked the case, scheduling it for a trial date just two months after arrest. Today, on the morning of that trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client avoids prosecution and preserves his clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 2, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a young man with no criminal record, was cited by police for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Officers reported that Client lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed into the side of the police station, causing damage to the car and the building. Client was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing and hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson to handle the case. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate to keep the case open for a period of six months. As long as Client avoids further trouble with the law the application for criminal complaint will be denied at the end of the six-month period. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

February 28, 2019
Old Warrant
Client, an inmate in a federal prison in New Jersey, was unable to secure parole because of an outstanding arrest warrant in Massachusetts dating back to 1981. Client failed to appear in a Massachusetts court in 1981 on charges of Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance. Attorney Greg L. Johnson obtained court records and provided extensive background information about Client to the District Attorney’s Office. After multiple court appearances, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge and the assigned prosecutor to recall the warrant and dismiss the case in Client’s absence. Client can now apply for parole without the Massachusetts warrant standing in the way of his release from custody. Result: Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed.

February 28, 2019
Uninsured and Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Old Warrant
Client, an employed California resident, learned that her license was not renewable because of a 2017 warrant out of Massachusetts. The warrant issued because Client had failed to appear in court for a criminal charge of Driving an Unregistered and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to clear the warrant and get the case dismissed. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case and reached out to an Assistant District Attorney at the court. Attorney Johnson provided background information and proof of insurance and registration to the prosecutor and succeeds in getting the case dismissed in Client’s absence. Client therefore avoids having to spend time and money traveling to Massachusetts and will not face criminal charges. Result: Old Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed.

February 25, 2019
Old Warrant
Client, a Jamaican national, was unable to immigrate to the United States because of a 1993 arrest warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to get the warrant removed and the case dismissed. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the prosecutor and filed a motion to dismiss, which the presiding judge allows today. Client can now legally immigrate to the U.S. without a warrant standing in the way. Result: Warrant Recalled, Case Dismissed.

February 25, 2019
Speeding Ticket
Client, a financial professional and father of four, received a ticket for Speeding and Marked Lanes Violation after being stopped by a patrol officer. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson convinces the Clerk Magistrate to find Client not responsible of the two moving violations. Result: Not Responsible of Two Moving Violations.

February 7, 2019
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a married father of four, was arrested after his wife accused him of threatening her with a frying pan and taking her phone so that she could not call police. Client was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Intimidation of a Witness, and Threatening to Commit a Crime. After multiple court appearances represented by another law firm, Client grew dissatisfied with the path of the case and decided to hire the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took over and prepared a motion to exclude the 911 recording that the prosecutor had sought to use as evidence of Client’s guilt. Today, after a lengthy hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to exclude the 911 call. As a result, the assigned District Attorney is left with no remaining evidence and the case is dismissed on the day of trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 24, 2019
Restraining Order Hearing
Client, a full-time medical professional, was served with a restraining order. Client’s ex-girlfriend was the plaintiff and alleged that Client had forcibly raped her during their relationship. The plaintiff also claimed that Client had threatened her life and stalked her following the conclusion of the relationship. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Today, at the contested hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to deny an extension of the order. Result: Restraining Order Terminated.

January 18, 2019
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a mother of five with no criminal record, was apprehended by a loss-prevention officer at a large retail store after allegedly attempting to walk past the registers with approximately $1,200.00 worth of goods. The police were called, took the report, and summoned Client to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client therefore maintains her clean criminal records and avoids punishment altogether. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

January 14, 2019
Assault and Battery on a Person +60
Client, a mechanic with no criminal record, was summoned to court for an alleged Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60 Years of Age. Client was helping his brother move out of a home when a dispute allegedly arose between Client, his brother, and one of the tenants. During a subsequent altercation, Client allegedly pushed the tenant’s face away from him, causing her glasses to fall and break. Both Client and the tenant were summoned to court for prosecution. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in getting the case dismissed. Client avoids prosecution of the felony offense and maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 20, 2018
Strangulation or Suffocation
Client, a young man with no prior record, was arrested by the police after his girlfriend told officers that Client had strangled and punched her during a domestic altercation. A neighbor called 911 after allegedly hearing Client’s girlfriend screaming for help. Client adamantly denied the allegations and hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson to handle the case. Attorney Johnson filed numerous motions and thoroughly investigated the allegations. After multiple court appearances Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial and today, prior to the beginning of the trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client avoids any convictions, jail time and punishment altogether. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 14, 2018
Old Warrants
Client, an inmate serving a sentence at a federal prison, was unable to get parole because of two old warrants in Massachusetts. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to investigate and attempt to have the warrants recalled and the cases dismissed. Client faced potential prosecution for two Larceny offenses dating back to the mid-80’s and 90’s. Attorney Greg L. Johnson obtained court records for each offense and negotiated with the chief probation officer and an Assistant District Attorney. Attorney Johnson drafted and filed motions to dismiss both cases. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to allow the motion, resulting in the recall of the two warrants and the dismissal of both cases. Client now will have the opportunity to seek early release from prison on that unrelated matter. Result: Old Warrants Recalled, Cases Dismissed.

December 12, 2018
RMV Board of Appeals
Client, a relationship manager at a local bank, was previously convicted of two Operating Under the Influence of Liquor cases while represented by a different law firm. Client’s license was consequently suspended for 5 years. As Client’s responsibilities at the bank grew, his need to be able to drive for work became more apparent. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to secure a hardship license so that he could drive for 12 hours per day. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared a presentation and today convinces the Board of Appeal to allow Client’s petition for a hardship license. Appeal Allowed, Hardship License Granted.

December 4, 2018
Possession of a Class A Substance
Client, a software engineer, was arrested after police found suspected heroin in his vehicle. Client contacted the Yannetti Law Firm immediately after the arrest and hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson to handle the case. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client at the arraignment and convinces the prosecutor that the evidence is insufficient and the case should be dismissed. The judge allows the motion to dismiss prior to arraignment, meaning the charge will never appear on Client’s record and he will face no punishment. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

December 3, 2018
Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member
Client, a student in good standing at a prestigious local university, was arrested after his longtime girlfriend complained to police that Client had grabbed her by the face and dragged her down a flight of stairs. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him and Attorney Greg L. Johnson takes the case. Attorney Johnson investigates the allegations and makes multiple pretrial court appearances with Client. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the court to dismiss the case due to lack of evidence. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 30, 2018
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a small business owner from New York, received a summons to appear in a Massachusetts court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on a complaint alleging Felony Larceny. Police reported that Client had fraudulently obtained a watch valued at nearly $40,000.00 using an online scam. The truth was that Client was the one who had really been scammed as the watch that was delivered to him was a fake. After receiving the fake watch, Client returned it to the seller and wrongfully assumed that the transaction was properly cancelled. The seller went to the police, lied, and told the detective that the watch was never returned. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegation and obtained proof of his return of the watch to the seller. Attorney Johnson persuaded the judge to waive Client’s appearance at the hearing, saving Client the trip from New York to Massachusetts. Today, at the magistrate’s hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the clerk to deny the application for criminal complaint and Client avoids prosecution. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

November 27, 2018
Possession of a Class B Substance
Client, a college student with no criminal record, was summoned to court following a motor vehicle accident. Officers alleged that Client had caused a serious crash. During the investigation, an officer found alleged cocaine in Client’s pants pocket. As a result, Client was charged with Possession of a Class B Substance and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Client hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson prior to arraignment. Attorney Johnson persuaded the judge to continue the arraignment over the objection of the prosecutor. Client then participated in treatment programs and — after three additional continuances —Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor and judge to dismiss the criminal complaint outright. Client maintains his clean criminal record and can resume his college career without the burden of a criminal prosecution or record Result: Case Dismissed.

November 19, 2018
Resisting Arrest
Client, a recovering addict, was arrested by police in 2007 for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Client appeared in court for her arraignment but then, fearing possible jail time, fled before her next scheduled hearing. An arrest warrant issued for her in June 2007. Client lived in fear of arrest for the next eleven years, avoiding all interaction with law enforcement. In early November 2018, Client’s family hired the Yannetti Law Firm to help Client finally clear the old arrest warrant and hopefully resolve the case favorably. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the case, reached out to the District Attorney’s Office, and arranged a date to surrender Client at the courthouse. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client in court and reaches a resolution of the case of three months pretrial probation. As long as Client continues with her treatment and stays out of trouble with the law, the case will be dismissed in three months. Result: Old Warrant Recalled, Pretrial Probation for 3 Months, Case Dismissed.

November 17, 2018
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a decorated combat veteran, was summoned to court for a hearing before a clerk magistrate for charges of Assault and Threats to Commit a Crime. The complaining witness called police after Client had allegedly instigated a road-rage incident. The caller claimed that Client had gotten out of his car in traffic, punched the driver’s side window of the caller’s car, and threatened him with physical harm. Police identified Client through the Registry of Motor Vehicles and issued the court summons. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at the clerk’s hearing. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the allegations and prepared a defense for the hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to keep the matter open for six months, meaning the application for criminal complaint will be dismissed as long as Client avoids any further trouble with law enforcement. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

November 16, 2018
Petition to Seal
Client, a college graduate and aspiring engineer, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal his CORI, which included two felony charges. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition, filed it in court, and scheduled the matter for hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the petition, thus paving the way for Client to begin his promising young career with a clean criminal record. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

November 8, 2018
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a full-time college student with no criminal record, was summoned to court for an alleged Larceny Under $1,200.00. Client’s aunt called police to report that Client had fraudulently used her Uber app, resulting in several unwanted and expensive charges to her credit card. Client adamantly denied the allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case and gathered evidence proving Client’s innocence. Today, at the magistrate’s hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for complaint. Client therefore maintains her clean criminal record and may now continue her education without a criminal record holding her back. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

November 1, 2018
Harassment Prevention Order
Client, a server at a busy restaurant, was served with a Harassment Prevention Order. Client’s former friend and co-worker applied for the order in response to Client allegedly having aggressively confronted her in the workplace, spread rumors about her, and followed her to various locations. Client denied all allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him in court at the hearing. Attorney Johnson prepared a defense while interviewing witnesses familiar with the involved parties. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to deny the order. Result: Harassment Prevention Order Denied.

October 24, 2018
Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon
Client, a well-respected, local small-business owner with no criminal record, was summoned to court for arraignment on charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault and Battery. Client’s sister, who suffers from mental-health and substance-abuse issues, complained to police that Client had grabbed her by the hair, slammed her against a door jam, and thrown her down a flight of stairs. The sister also claimed that she lost consciousness as a result of the assault. Client and other witnesses adamantly denied the sister’s allegations. The police elected not to pursue charges, however, so the sister filed a civilian application for criminal complaint with the court. Client, while represented by a different law firm, attended a clerk magistrate’s hearing and was charged with the offenses at the conclusion of the hearing. Following the issuance of the criminal complaint, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson interviewed witnesses and negotiated with the assigned prosecutor. Attorney Johnson ultimately convinces the Assistant District Attorney to dismiss the case prior to arraignment, meaning the charge will never appear on Client’s record and he will not face prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

October 4, 2018
Operating Under the Influence of Drugs
Client, a theater stage hand, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop. The reporting officer alleged that Client had been speeding down a residential street. The officer pulled him over — allegedly witnessing Client recklessly drive onto a crosswalk. When the officer approached the vehicle, he allegedly smelled freshly burnt marijuana coming from inside it. The officer ordered Client out of the car, instructed him to perform multiple field tests, and seized marijuana and paraphernalia from the car. Client admitted to the officer that he had been smoking pot. Client then allegedly lost his composure, causing the officer to arrest him for Disturbing the Peace. Client denied all of the allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to fight the charges. Attorney Greg L. Johnson filed a motion to dismiss the Reckless Operation charge, which was allowed by the judge after hearing. Then, Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial. Today, after a lengthy jury-waived trial, during which Attorney Johnson cross-examined the arresting officer, the judge finds Client Not Guilty of both the O.U.I. and the Disturbing the Peace charges. Client avoids conviction, probation, and license loss. Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Trial.

October 2, 2018
Possession of a Class B Substance
Client, a longshoreman with a prior criminal record, was stopped by police after a motor vehicle infraction. The officer grew suspicious of Client’s behavior, ordered Client out of the car, and performed a motor vehicle search. The officer found 2.5 grams of cocaine in the center console and arrested Client, who then hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle his case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client at multiple pretrial hearings and schedules the case for trial. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge and the prosecutor to give Client a disposition of three months of pretrial probation. As long as Client stays out of trouble for that short period of time the complaint will be dismissed and Client will face no punishment for the alleged offense. Result: Pretrial Probation, Case Dismissed.

September 20, 2018
Improper Storage of a Firearm
Client, an administrator at a private elementary school, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing for charges that she had improperly stored numerous firearms in her home. Client had inherited the weapons from her late father. Not being familiar with the strict rules and regulations regarding firearm storage, Client and her husband left the weapons hidden in their home, but not locked. Client called the police after a dispute with her husband and told the officers that she could not locate the weapons. The firearms were found in a different location in the home, but still, not locked. Officers summoned Client to court, so Client hired Attorney Greg L. Johnson to represent her at the magistrate hearing. Attorney Johnson negotiates with the police officer assigned to the case and today convinces the magistrate to leave the case open for a period of three months. As long as Client avoids further trouble with the law during that time the application for criminal complaint will be denied. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

September 19, 2018
RMV Board of Appeals
Client, an engineer and small-business owner, was convicted of two Operating Under the Influence cases outside Massachusetts. The Massachusetts RMV therefore suspended Client’s license for two years. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to appeal the duration of the suspension. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigates Client’s driving and criminal histories and prepares a presentation for a Board of Appeal hearing. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson convinces the Board to reduce the suspension from two years to 45 days. Client’s driving privileges are immediately reinstated and Client can now get back on the road. Result: Appeal Allowed, License Suspension Reduced from 2 Years to 45 Days.

September 14, 2018
Larceny Under $250.00
Client, a university student in this country on a visa, was summoned to court for stealing from the Apple Store on multiple occasions. Client, in danger of having his visa rescinded, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle his cases. Attorney Greg L. Johnson negotiated with the assigned prosecutor and the loss-prevention officer from the Apple Store and today persuades the judge to dismiss both of Client’s cases prior to arraignment. Client therefore maintains his clean criminal record and will not face prosecution for the offenses. Result: Two Cases Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

September 14, 2018
Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member
Client, an employed laborer, was arrested by police following an incident on a city street. A witness told police that Client had slammed his girlfriend to the ground. Both the girlfriend and Client denied that anything had happened. Following his arrest Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson interviewed witnesses and scheduled the case for trial as soon as possible. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of the criminal complaint. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 6, 2018
Old Warrants
Client, a small-business owner living in Florida, was unable to renew his Florida driver’s license because of multiple arrest warrants in multiple Massachusetts courts dating back to 1984. Client had been living out-of-state since that time and was completely unaware that the warrants were still active. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the old cases, learning that Client faced criminal complaints for Larceny and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Second Offense. Attorney Johnson obtained court records and negotiated with the supervising prosecutors in two courts. Attorney Johnson filed motions to cancel the warrants and, in Client’s absence, is able to get the warrants recalled and the cases dismissed. Then, Attorney Johnson meets with a hearing officer at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and is able to clear Client’s license in Massachusetts, thus paving the way for renewal in Florida. Result: Two Old Warrants Recalled, Cases Dismissed.

August 17, 2018
Old Warrant
Client, a retired military veteran living in Virginia, was unable to renew his driver’s license because of an old arrest warrant in Massachusetts. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to clear the warrant. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the old case and learned that Client had allegedly violated the terms of his probation on a charge of Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card. Attorney Johnson negotiated with the court’s chief probation officer and filed a motion to recall warrant and terminate the probation. Attorney Johnson scheduled the matter for a hearing and today persuades the judge to allow the motion in Client’s absence. The outstanding warrant is therefore cleared and the probation terminated. Client is now free to obtain his driver’s license in Virginia. Result: Old Warrant Lifted, Probation Terminated.

August 16, 2018
Breaking and Entering in the Night to Commit a Felony
Client, an engineering major at a local university, was arrested by police after a bad night out on the town. Client had too much to drink, came home to his new apartment building, entered his neighbor’s apartment by mistake, and went to sleep in a young woman’s bed. Client awoke to a police K-9 biting down on his leg. Client was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering and Resisting Arrest. Following his arrest Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson appeared with Client at his arraignment and convinced the judge not to impose a cash bail — over the prosecutor’s objection. Then, Attorney Johnson negotiated with the assigned prosecutor over the course of several court dates and today convinces the prosecutor to grant Client a disposition of three months pretrial probation. As long as Client avoids further trouble and performs 16 hours of community service, the case will be dismissed without any admission of guilt by Client. Client can therefore focus on his remaining college career without a criminal record slowing his progress. He also avoids negative immigration consequences that would have flowed from any negative entry on his record. Result: Pretrial Probation for Three Months, Case Dismissed.

July 30, 2018
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a full-time ultrasound technician and single mother, was arrested by police after a domestic incident involving her fiancée. Client and her fiancé had been feuding about their relationship for several weeks. During one of their arguments, her fiancé attacked Client, shoved her against the refrigerator, pushed her to the floor, and wrapped his hands around Client’s neck while shouting "I’m going to kill you!" Client struggled with the fiancé and was able to get to her feet. Client then allegedly grabbed a knife from the butcher block and swung it at her fiancé in self-defense, striking him in the shoulder with the blade. After seeing the injury to her fiancé, Client called the police. After interviewing both Client and her fiancée — and seeing the significant injury and blood — the police concluded that Client had been the primary aggressor and placed her under arrest. Following her arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent her. Over the course of two years, Attorney Greg Johnson investigated the case, consulted with expert witnesses about Battered Woman’s Syndrome, and prepared a trial strategy which involved ample evidence proving the fiancé’s past violence towards Client and others. Attorney Johnson presents the details of the fiancé’s violent past to the prosecutor. After numerous court dates and lengthy negotiations, Attorney Johnson convinces the Commonwealth to place Client on pretrial probation for six months. Today, after a contested hearing where the fiancé’s attorney strenuously objected to pretrial probation, the Court imposes the disposition and the case is closed. As long as Client stays out of legal trouble for six months, the case will be dismissed and Client maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Pretrial Probation for Six Months, Case to be Dismissed.

July 9, 2018
Rape
Client, a recent college graduate, was visiting friends in Boston and met a young woman at a bar in the city. After a sexual encounter, the woman told her friend that she had been raped by Client and called the police. Officers responded immediately, spoke with witnesses, and placed Client under arrest for Rape. Client’s family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client at his arraignment and convinces the judge to release Client on bail. Attorney Johnson then aggressively investigated the case and obtained surveillance video from the bar where the two had met on the night of the incident. The video contained footage that contradicted much of the young woman’s story. Social media posts uncovered by Attorney Johnson’s investigation also aided Client’s defense. Attorney Johnson, after many months and several court appearances, provided the assigned prosecutor with the findings of the investigation. Today, Attorney Johnson succeeds in convincing the prosecution to terminate the case and a dismissal document is filed in court. Client therefore avoids indictment and prosecution altogether. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 29, 2018
Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member
Client, a married financial professional with two young children, was arrested by police after his wife called 911. When officers arrived, Client admitted that he had pushed his wife against the wall. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client at his arraignment and convinced the judge to continue the arraignment. Attorney Johnson then made numerous court appearances on Client’s behalf, continuing the arraignment each time. After prolonged negotiations, Attorney Johnson convinces the supervising prosecutor to dismiss the case prior to arraignment. Client therefore avoids prosecution altogether and the case will not appear on his clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

June 25, 2018
Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60
Client, a manufacturing manager with no criminal record, was arrested following an altercation with his father and brother. Client filed a police report alleging that he had been attacked by his family members. Police investigated and ultimately decided Client was in fact the primary aggressor and therefore elected to arrest Client, who was charged with Assault and Battery on a Person Over 60, two counts of Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson investigated the allegations and negotiated with the alleged victim’s attorney. Attorney Johnson scheduled the case for trial. Today, the prosecutor attempts to proceed with a trial, despite the fact that the two alleged victims refused to cooperate or testify against trial. Attorney Johnson files a motion to dismiss based on the prosecutor’s failure to provide crucial discovery and today, that motion is allowed. Client avoids prosecution and maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

June 22, 2018
Motion for Early Termination of Probation
Client, an employed, married, immigrant, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to attempt to terminate his pretrial probation five months early. Client was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a charge of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Attorney Johnson was able to negotiate a general continuance for one year on the original complaint, the only requirements being that he stay away and have no contact with the alleged victim and complete an anger management class. Client needed to terminate the general continuance early because immigration court hearing date was arriving and he needed his criminal case to be completely over. Attorney Johnson drafted the motion for early termination and scheduled the matter for an expedited hearing. Today, at that hearing, over the objection of the prosecutor, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to allow the motion. The case is therefore dismissed. Result: Motion for Early Termination of Probation Allowed, Case Dismissed.

June 13, 2018
S.O.R.B. Classification Appeal
Client, a registered sex offender, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to appeal his level 3 classification. Client had been given a lengthy state prison sentence in Connecticut after being convicted of a Home Invasion, Domestic Assault and Battery, and Sexual Assault. Following his sentence Client moved to Massachusetts to attempt to reestablish himself in the community. Client participated in the Sex Offender Registry Board classification process and was classified as a Level 3 offender, the highest level available under the law. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Attorney Johnson interviewed numerous character witnesses and referred Client to a forensic psychologist, who proceeds to draft a report concluding that Client does not pose a danger to the community. Today, at the classification hearing, Attorney Johnson calls five witnesses to testify on Client’s behalf, including the forensic psychologist. The hearing examiner issues a decision reducing Client’s classification to a Level 2. Result: Appeal Allowed, Classification Reduced to Level 2.

June 8, 2018
Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14
Client, a college student at local university, was summoned to court for an alleged sexual assault. Client’s friend told university police that Client had inappropriately touched her during a party. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. After thoroughly investigating the incident and finding numerous helpful witnesses, Attorney Johnson negotiated extensively with the assigned prosecutor. Attorney Johnson was able to continue Client’s arraignment on numerous occasions and today, convinces the prosecutor to file a Nolle Prosequi, terminating the case. Client is never arraigned for the offense and the case will never appear on Client’s CORI. He maintains the presumption of innocence. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

June 7, 2018
Marked Lanes Violation
Client was involved in a motor vehicle crash that resulted in a citation for a Marked Lanes Violation. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Today, at the clerk magistrate’s hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to find Client Not Responsible for the infraction. Client therefore avoids a driving-record offense that would have resulted in an expensive insurance surcharge. Result: Not Responsible Finding on Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction.

June 1, 2018
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a Master’s Candidate at a prestigious local university, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Affray. Police responded to a nightclub and spoke with a security officer who alleged that Client had been intoxicated and throwing punches at patrons standing on the sidewalk. Officers attempted to speak with Client, who allegedly chest-bumped one of the officers and physically resisted arrest. Following the arrest, officers reported that Client continued hostile behavior at the police station by screaming and kicking the cell door and hitting his head against the wall. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson gathered relevant background information about Client and prepared a presentation for the magistrate. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the clerk to keep the case open for a period of six months. As long as Client writes a letter of apology to the police and stays out of trouble, the application for complaint will be dismissed in six months. Client maintains his clean criminal record and avoids prosecution altogether. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

May 31, 2018
Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member
Client, a laborer, was arrested after police responded to a residence and found Client’s long-term girlfriend suffering from serious injuries. When Client appeared in court for his arraignment, the prosecution elected to proceed under the dangerousness statute, which resulted in Client spending nights in jail awaiting the dangerousness hearing. Client’s family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson visited with Client at the jail and prepared a presentation for the dangerousness hearing. Attorney Johnson then convinced the judge to release Client pending trial. Attorney Johnson proceeded to thoroughly investigate the allegations, learning from other witnesses that Client was not responsible for the victim’s injuries. Today, on the morning of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case. Client therefore avoids prosecution and likely jail time if convicted. Result: Case Dismissed.

May 29, 2018
Criminal Harassment
Client, a married woman with no criminal record, was summoned to court for criminal harassment of a co-worker. The alleged victim called police after Client sent her repeated disturbing messages and voicemails. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson provided the prosecutor with extensive documentation of Client’s treatment for a mental health condition that led to Client’s conduct on the date in question. Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to generally continue the case for two years. As long as Client avoids further trouble with the law and stays away from the complaining witness, the case will be dismissed. Result: General Continuance for Two Years, Case Dismissed.

May 18, 2018
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a college student and employee at a utility company, was summoned to court for a charge of Open and Gross Lewdness. A woman called police after allegedly witnessing Client masturbating while seated in his car. Officers investigated and identified Client as the perpetrator. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Attorney Johnson appears with Client for two clerk magistrate’s hearings and today convinces the clerk to keep the case open for a period of 6 months. As long as Client participates in counseling and avoids further trouble with the law the application from complaint will be denied. Client therefore does not face prosecution for the alleged offense. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

May 14, 2018
Clerk’s Hearing
Client, a student at a prestigious local university, was summoned to court for a charge of Shoplifting by Asportation. Client was alleged to have attempted to steal hundreds of dollars in merchandise from Sephora. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Today, Attorney Johnson appears with Client at the clerk magistrate’s hearing and convinces the magistrate to keep the case open for a period of one year. As long as Client stays away from Sephora and avoids further trouble with the law, the application for criminal complaint will be denied. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

May 2, 2018 
Lewd and Lascivious Conduct 
Client, a director at a large accounting firm, hired the Yannetti Law Firm after being interrogated by police. Officers confronted Client with allegations that a Lyft driver reported Client had masturbated in the back seat of the car during a ride. Client immediately and adamantly denied the allegations. Client later received a summons to appear for a hearing before a clerk magistrate. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared a defense to the open and gross lewdness charge and today convinces the magistrate to keep the matter open for one year. As long as Client stays out of trouble with the law during that time period the application for complaint will be denied. Client avoids prosecution for the felony offense, maintains his clean criminal record, and his career is saved. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

May 1, 2018
Sexual Conduct for Fee
Client, a gainfully employed research scientist, was arrested by the State Police after responding to an online advertisement for sex for a fee. When Client arrived at the agreed-upon meeting location, he quickly learned that it was a police sting operation. Officers placed him in to custody and he was directed to appear in court for the alleged offense. Prior to his arraignment on the charge Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. After negotiating with the prosecutor over the course of two months, Attorney Johnson today convinces the assistant district attorney and the judge to resolve the case by means of six months of pretrial probation. Client therefore admits to no wrongdoing, maintains the presumption of innocence, and as long as Client stays out of trouble with law enforcement for six months the case will be dismissed. Result: Pretrial Probation for Six Months, Case Dismissed.

April 18, 2018 
RMV Board of Appeals 
Client, a college junior at a prestigious university, received a letter from the Registry of Motor Vehicles stating that her driver's license would be suspended indefinitely due to two out-of-state convictions for being a minor in possession of alcohol. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson initiates an appeal of Client's suspension and a hearing is scheduled before the Board of Appeal. Today, at that hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the three-person board to reinstated Client's driver's license. Result: Driver's License Reinstated.

April 11, 2018
Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon
Client, a martial arts instructor with no criminal record, hired the Yannetti Law Firm after having received a summons to court for a charge of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Police alleged that Client was involved in road rage incident wherein he got out of his car and physically assaulted an elderly man on a residential street. The alleged victim suffered an eye injury that required surgery. Attorney Johnson represented Client throughout multiple pretrial hearings and conducted a comprehensive investigation in to the alleged victim’s out-of-state criminal history. Attorney Johnson prepared a strong self-defense approach for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the presiding judge to dismiss the case prior to trial. Client therefore maintains his otherwise clean criminal record and avoids a potential jail sentence. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 26, 2018
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a research scientist and married mother of two young children, was arrested after her husband walked to the police station and complained that Client pushed him, hit him in the face, and intentionally broke his glasses. Police drove to the family home, interrogated Client, and placed her under arrest in front of her children. Shortly after her arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson files a motion to suppress Client's statements and schedules it for hearing as quickly as the Court's schedule permits. Today, on the day of the motion hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor that the evidence on the case is insufficient and the case is dismissed by the judge after hearing. Client maintains her otherwise clean criminal record and avoids further prosecution. Result: Case Dismissed.

March 14, 2018
RMV Board of Appeals
Client, a young grocery store manager previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on an OUI-Drugs/Negligent Operation case that resulted in a Not Guilty verdict after trial, was unable to get his driver's license reinstated by the RMV, despite the Not Guilty verdict. On the date of the incident in question the arresting police officer filed an "Immediate Threat" suspension with the RMV. Client re-hired Attorney Johnson after the RMV rejected his reinstatement request. Attorney Johnson initiated an appeal and the case was scheduled for hearing before the Division of Insurance - Board of Appeal. Today, at the appeal hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the Board to fully reinstate Client's driver's license. Result: Immediate Threat Suspension Lifted, Driver's License Reinstated.

February 27, 2018
Sexual Conduct for a Fee
Client, a construction executive, was approached by detectives during a prostitution investigation. Client allegedly admitted to the police that he had engaged in sex for a fee. The detectives elected to summons Client to court rather than arresting him. After receiving the summons for the clerk magistrate's hearing Client hires the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson is assigned to the case. Today at the clerk's hearing Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to keep the case open for a period of six months. As long as Client avoids further trouble with the law the application for complaint will be denied and the case will remain a private matter that does not enter on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

February 20, 2018
Resisting Arrest & Disorderly Conduct
Client, a twenty-four year-old college graduate, was arrested for allegedly being a disorderly person and resisting arrest while attending a Patriots game. Client was reported to have gotten in the way of police officers who were attempting to arrest one of Client's friends. After his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson appears with Client in court at the pretrial hearing and convinces the prosecutor and the presiding judge to grant Client three months of pretrial probation. Client does not admit to any wrongdoing and as long as he stays out of trouble and Gillette Stadium for three months the case will be dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 20, 2018
Malicious Destruction of Property Over $250.00
Client, a recent college graduate and tax professional, was arrested at a country music concert for allegedly breaking windshield wipers off of vehicles in the parking lot. Witnesses alerted police to Client's actions and Client was immediately taken in to custody. Police charged Client with five felony counts of Malicious Destruction of Property. Following his arraignment Client hires the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson is assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to grant Client six months of pretrial probation. As long as Client stays out of trouble during that time period, writes letters of apology, and stays away from the concert venue, the case will be dismissed and Client admits to no wrongdoing. Result: Pre-trial Probation for 6 Months, Case Dismissed.

February 14, 2108
Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime
Client, a twenty-five year-old professional with no criminal record, was arrested by police after being caught attempting to break in to an ex-girlfriend's apartment. The ex-girlfriend frantically called 911 after hearing someone attempting to push a window air conditioner in to the home. Officers responded and found Client outside the building. Following the 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 at the trial Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of the complaint, meaning Client is not punished for the offense and maintains his clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 14, 2018
Strangulation, Domestic Assault and Battery, and Malicious Destruction of Property
Client, an active member of the U.S. Coastguard, was arrested by police following an incident with this longtime girlfriend. Client and his girlfriend were in town for the Tall Ships and were staying in hotel. The girlfriend claimed that Client got agitated during an argument and punched her multiple times with a closed fist. She also claimed that Client got on top of her on the hotel bed, strangled her with two hands until she lost consciousness, and told her he was going to kill her. Another guest at the hotel called 911 after hearing the disturbance and the police responded to the scene. Client was arrested and the girlfriend was transported to the hospital where she received treatment. Client steadfastly denied the allegations and insisted that the girlfriend was the aggressor. Following his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson makes a series of pretrial court appearances with Client and fully investigates the allegations. Attorney Johnson provides the assigned prosecutor with a series of emails that cast serious doubt on the alleged victim's claims. After discussions and negotiations, the assigned prosecutor agrees with the Attorney Johnson that the evidence is insufficient and the case is dismissed. Client avoids prosecution and potential incarceration. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 8, 2018
Clerk's Hearing
Client, a financial professional and recent graduate of a prestigious local university, was cited by a State Trooper for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Speeding, Marked Lanes Violation, Failure to Stop, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Police claimed that Client drove on the highway at 89 MPH, swerved across lanes, and failed to stop for the blue lights and sirens. Client was cited and her car towed. Following the incident Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson prepared the case for a clerk's hearing and today at that hearing convinces the magistrate and police prosecutor to keep the case open for a period of six months, meaning all criminal charges will be dismissed as long as Client stays out of trouble with law enforcement during that time period. Client avoids prosecution and maintains a clean criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

February 7, 2018
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a fifty-seven year-old woman with no criminal record, was arrested for stabbing her adult son. Police responded to client's home and found her son suffering from two stab wounds to the left side of his abdomen. Blood was splattered on the floor and the walls and furniture was broken and strewn about the room. Investigating officers located a bloody knife on the floor. The son was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated for his wounds. Officers learned that Client was the alleged assailant and placed Client under arrested. Client was held without bail and when she appeared in court for her arraignment the prosecutor filed a dangerousness motion, holding Client for until a hearing the following week. Client's sister hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson prepared for the dangerousness hearing and on the morning of the hearing convinces the judge and the assigned prosecutor to release Client on conditions. Attorney Johnson then investigates the case and uncovers crucial information about the son's violent history. Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial and today succeeds in achieving a dismissal in court, despite the life-threatening injuries suffered by the alleged victim. Client maintains presumption of innocence and clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 6, 2018
Assault and Battery
Client, a college graduate and young professional with no criminal record, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing on a charge of Assault and Battery. Client was out with friends at a popular bar. Client and a longtime childhood friend got in to an argument and Client allegedly slapped her friend in the face. Despite the longstanding relationship and the trivial nature of the allegation, Client's friend insisted that the police file a report in court. Client therefore received the summons to appear for the clerk's hearing. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson contacts the detective and the so-called friend in an effort to resolve the matter out of court. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client avoids prosecution and a negative entry on her criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

January 25, 2018
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a twenty-seven year-old man in recovery, was arrested by police following a violent incident with his then girlfriend. The police reported that Client shoved his ex during an argument, causing her to stumble backwards in to a wall, causing injury to her head and neck. Client was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. Client hired another law firm and the case lingered in court for over 9 months. Client decided to switch attorneys and elected to hire the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case, completed a quick but thorough investigation, and then scheduled the case for trial. Today, at trial, Attorney Johnson obtains a dismissal of the case. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 24, 2018
Operating under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of Heroin
Client, a small business owner, was found by police slumped over the wheel of his car with engine running. Officers summoned medical personnel who revived Client and transported him to the hospital. During a search of Client's car officers located a used hypodermic needle and a small bag of suspected heroin. The investigating police officer cited Client for OUI-Drugs, 2 nd Offense and Possession of Class A, Subsequent Offense. Because Client was not arrested and both charges were misdemeanors, the case was scheduled for a hearing before a clerk magistrate. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at the hearing and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, Attorney Johnson accompanies Client to the hearing and presents paperwork confirming Client's continued sobriety and compliance with treatment. At the conclusion of the hearing the magistrate elects not to issue the criminal complaint, instead keeping the case open for a period of 9 months. As long as Client stays out of trouble and continues with his current treatment the complaint will be denied and Client will not face prosecution. Client additionally avoids a substantial loss of license. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

January 18, 2018
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Client, sixty-six year-old marketing representative, was cited for police for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Property Damage and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Client's case was scheduled for hearing before a clerk magistrate. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to represent him at the hearing and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the magistrate and the police prosecutor to keep the matter open for a period of eighteen months, despite Client's record of prior convictions for other driving offenses. Client therefore avoids prosecution for operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended for OUI, an offense that carries mandatory sixty days in jail. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

January 16, 2018
Domestic Assault
Client, a married father and laborer, was arrested by for allegedly assaulting his wife. Police were called to the marital home following a verbal argument. Client's wife told officers that Client kicked in the bedroom door during the argument, putting her in fear. Client was arrested and was arraigned the following day. Client then hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson succeeds in obtaining a dismissal of the complaint. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 12, 2018
Assault and Battery and Malicious Destruction of Property
Client, a sixty-one year-old machinist, was summoned to court for arraignment on a complaint alleging Assault and Battery and felony Malicious Destruction of Property. Client let his adult son and girlfriend stay at his house while they looked for work. One night, Client's son brought a friend home, who slept on Client's couch. Client woke up early in the morning to go to work and found a stranger sleeping on his couch. Client woke the person up and told them to leave. An argument ensued and the unwanted guest complained to police that Client attacked him, struck him in the head, threw him across the room, and threw the guest's computer out the front door, breaking it on impact. Client denied the allegations and hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. Attorney Greg L. Johnson is able to convince the assigned prosecutor to grant Client six months of pretrial probation, meaning Client does not admit to any wrongdoing and the case will be dismissed as long as Client avoids further difficulty with law enforcement. Result: Pretrial Probation Six Months, Case Dismissed.

January 11, 2018
Extortion by False Report of Crime, Intimidation of a Witness, Carrying Dangerous Weapon, Forgery, and Uttering
Client, a constable and a father of a disabled child, was arrested after police received a report that Client had forged court documents, impersonated a police officer, served the documents on a woman in an effort to extort money, and then threatened to have the social services take her children. Following his arrest Client hired a different law firm. After about one year of litigation, Client decided to switch attorneys and consulted with Attorney Greg L. Johnson. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Johnson filed various motions, including motions for discovery and a motion to dismiss due to insufficient evidence. After fully investigating the case Attorney Johnson schedules the case for motion hearing and trial. Today, on the second trial date, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss all charges. Client avoids prosecution and certain jail time, if convicted. Result: Case Dismissed.

January 3, 2018
Assault and Battery on a Person +60
Client, a military veteran and mother of two young children, was arrested by police after an incident on a trolley. Client, a friend, and their children were riding together as tourists on a trolley. An older woman made a disparaging remark about Client's child and Client allegedly reacted by slapping the woman in the face. Police interviewed witnesses and decided to arrest Client in front of her children. Following her arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. After just two court appearances Attorney Johnson convinces the prosecution to generally continue the case for one year, meaning as long as Client stays out of trouble during that time the case will be dismissed. Client does not admit to any wrongdoing and her clean criminal record is preserved. Result: General Continuance for One Year, Case Dismissed.

December 19, 2017
Operating Under the Influence of Marijuana and Negligent Operation of a MV
Client, a young grocery store manager, was arrested by police for allegedly Operating Under the Influence of Marijuana and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Police claimed that Client was driving over 70 miles per hour on a residential street. An officer stopped Client's vehicle and suspected him of being under the influence of marijuana. The arresting officer reported that Client smelled of freshly burnt marijuana, slurred his speech, had glassy and bloodshot eyes, and failed a series of field sobriety tests. Following the arrest, a "drug recognition expert" was dispatched to the station to perform additional sobriety testing. The "expert" put Client through a battery of exams, ultimately coming to the conclusion that Client was impaired by marijuana. A urinalysis confirmed the presence of THC, the active chemical in marijuana, in Client's system. After his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson fully investigated the allegations and scheduled the case for trial. The prosecution called a series of witnesses at trial, including the so-called "drug recognition expert" and a chemist. Attorney Johnson cross examines the prosecution witnesses, calling in to doubt the science behind the "expert" evaluation and the urinalysis results. After a two-day trial, the jury returns Not Guilty verdicts on both the Operating Under the Influence and Negligent Operation charges. Client's otherwise clean criminal record remains intact and Client will face no punishment. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

December 18, 2017
Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance in a School Zone.
Client, a thirty-two year-old small business owner, was arrested by police in 2011 for Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone. As initially charged, Client faced a minimum mandatory two-year sentence in the House of Correction. While the case was pending in 2012, Client, at the time represented by a different attorney, fled Massachusetts and moved to California in order to avoid jail time. In 2017, Client decided he wanted to come home to the east coast. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson negotiated Client's surrender to the warrant and Client was released on a low bail. After several pretrial hearings Attorney Johnson persuades the assigned prosecutor to dismiss all felony charges. Client admits responsibility for simple possession of a class B substance and receives a continuance without a finding for six months. Client's probation is administrative, meaning all he will need to do is stay out of trouble with the law for six months - provided that happens, the remaining misdemeanor charge will be dismissed. Client avoids jail time and felony convictions. Result: Felony Drug Distribution Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors, Case Continued Without a Finding for 6 Months.

December 14, 2017
Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Second Offense
Client, a twenty-six year-old bartender, was arrested by the state police for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Second Offense. Police alleged that Client drove the wrong way down three one-way streets prior to being pulled over. The trooper wrote in his report that Client smelled like liquor, failed field sobriety tests, and grew increasingly more belligerent and standoffish throughout the encounter. Client told the trooper he had been out drinking at a couple of bars, wanted to "sleep it off" on the sidewalk, and that his brother and father were going to physically harm the trooper. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned. After nearly eighteen months of pretrial hearings and trial dates, the case proceeds to jury trial. After two days of testimony and arguments by the attorneys, the jury deliberates and Client is found Not Guilty. Client therefore avoids a significant license loss, conviction, an inpatient program, and two years of probation. Result: Not Guilty Verdict after Trial.

December 8, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery & Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a social worker with no criminal record, was arrested after her husband called 911 and told police that Client punched him in the face and threw hot coffee on him during an altercation. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial as quickly as possible. Today, at the trial, the husband asserts his spousal privilege in front of the judge. The prosecution still has evidence to present at trial, however Attorney Johnson persuades the Assistant District Attorney that the husband was the aggressor and that the case should be dismissed. Client therefore avoids prosecution and the case is dismissed after just three months. Result: Case Dismissed.

December 4, 2017
Strangulation, Domestic Assault and Battery, Unarmed Robbery, Etc.
Client, a jewelry store owner, was charged with Strangulation and a series of other offenses after his fiancée told police that Client struck her in the face multiple times with a closed fist, pushed her to the bed, continued punching her, and ripped a gold necklace form her neck. Officers observed redness and swelling on both sides of the fiancee's face and head, in addition to redness on her arms, wrists, and neck. The fiancée also had a black eye, which she told officers Client inflicted on her during a separate assault. Client fled the scene and was later arrested on the warrant. Following the arrest Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson fast-tracks the case and is able to schedule it for trial after less than three months. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to dismiss the case when the prosecution is unable to gather its necessary witnesses. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 29, 2017
Restraining Order Violation
Client, an information technology professional, was notified that by his probation officer about an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Client, previously represented by a different attorney, was on probation for intimidation of witness, violating a restraining order, and domestic assault and battery. On the new offense police alleged Client violated the restraining order by contacting his ex's mother. Upon receiving word of the outstanding arrest warrant, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. At the arraignment and initial probation violation hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to release Client over the objection of both the probation officer and the prosecutor. Then, Attorney Johnson appears with Client at various pretrial hearings over a six-month period, ultimately scheduling the case for trial. Today at trial Attorney Johnson obtains a dismissal. Client therefore will face no additional punishment and his preexisting probation remains on track. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 22, 2017
Fraud and Theft Charges
Client, a computer engineer working for the government, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record, which consisted of a Continuance Without a Finding on three felony charges: Credit Card Fraud, Larceny Over $250, and Uttering a False Credit Card. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepares and files a petition to seal and today Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to seal Client's record over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

November 13, 2017
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a young father and foreign national, was arrested following an incident at a bar. Client allegedly struck another patron in the face with his wrist watch. Officers responded to the scene following a 911 call and arrested Client. The police also retrieved video footage of the incident which was turned over to the prosecution. Following his arrest Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson secures Client's release at arraignment and then investigates the allegations. Today Attorney Johnson convinces the District Attorney's Office to agree to a General Continuance for one year. As long as Client completes an Anger Management class, stays away from the alleged victim, and avoids further trouble with the law, the case will be dismissed. Client does not admit to any wrong doing, maintains the presumption of innocence, and preserves his chances of becoming a U.S. citizen. Result: General Continuance for One Year, Case Dismissed.

November 9, 2017
Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, & Trespassing
Client, a sixty-two year-old salesman, was in Boston for a beer festival with friends. After enjoying a night out, Client and his friends were at a hotel bar in Boston. The bartender asked the patrons to leave and the police were called quickly thereafter. Troopers confronted Client and a scuffle ensued, ending in Client's arrest for three criminal charges. Following his release from custody Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson appeared with Client at his arraignment and convinced the prosecutor to continue the arraignment for six months. Client agreed to write letters of apology and complete 12 hours of community service. Today, at the six-month mark, Attorney Johnson convinces the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the case prior to arraignment, meaning Client is not charged, will not face prosecution, and his otherwise clean criminal record remains intact. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

November 6, 2017
Unlawful Possession of Alcohol and Possession of a Controlled Substance
Client, a teenager at the beach for the day in New Hampshire with friends, was arrested by police after an officer found Client sleeping in his truck with beer and marijuana in his possession. Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson negotiates with the police prosecutor and agrees on a disposition where the case will be dismissed as long as Client completes a brief, online class about substance abuse. Client avoids prosecution, maintains his clean criminal record, and the case is dismissed. Result: Case Dismissed.

November 3, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a married father and software engineer, hired the Yannetti Law Firm following his arrest for an alleged charge of Domestic Assault and Battery on his wife. Police responded to Client's residence after his teenage daughter called 911 to report an altercation between her parents. The police report stated that Client grabbed his wife by the shoulders and slapped her in the face. During the police interrogation, officers claimed that Client admitted to the offense. Attorney Greg L. Johnson investigated the case and filed a motion to suppress Client's statements. Today, at the motion hearing, Attorney Johnson negotiates a general continuance for one year with a condition that Client complete the intimate partners abuse education program. As soon as Client completes the class the case will be dismissed with Client making no admission to wrongdoing, thus Client maintains his clean criminal record. Result: General Continuance for One Year, Case Dismissed.

November 2, 2017
Breaking and Entering at Night with the Intent to Commit a Felony
Client, a consulting professional, was summoned to court for arraignment on a charge of Breaking and Entering. Client was alleged to have broken in to his neighbor's apartment while she was sleeping. She woke up to Client standing in her bedroom, muttering unintelligible words. While represented by a different law firm, Client attended a clerk magistrate's hearing and the clerk issued the criminal complaint. Client then consulted with Attorney Greg L. Johnson and decided to hire the Yannetti Law Firm to take over his case. Attorney Johnson presented the prosecutor with background information about Client and medical information confirming a sleep walking disorder. Based on Attorney Johnson's submission, the prosecutor agrees to continue the arraignment for six months with the understanding that the case will be dismissed prior to arraignment as long as Client stays away from the alleged victim and stays out of trouble with the law. Today, at the six-month mark, Attorney Johnson appears in court with the Client and convinces the judge to accept the dismissal. Client therefore is never charged and the case does not enter on his record. Result: Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment.

November 1, 2017
Criminal Mischief and Conduct After an Accident
Client, a disabled retiree, hired the Yannetti Law Firm after learning of an arrest warrant out of New Hampshire. Client's daughter-in-law called the police and complained that Client had intentionally rammed his vehicle in to hers, causing damage, and then fled the scene. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case and arranged for the removal of the arrest warrant. Attorney Johnson fully investigated the allegations, filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the police department in the town where the incident was alleged to have taken place. Attorney Johnson uncovered dozens of police reports naming the daughter-in-law, including one where she contradicted the allegations she previously made against Client. Attorney Johnson provides the reports to the assigned prosecutor and convinces him to dismiss the case. Client avoids trial and does not need to make additional court appearances. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 30, 2017
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon
Client, a helicopter engineer, husband, and father, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to assist with the sealing of his criminal record. Client was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson, who had succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of a felony Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon complaint in early 2017. Today, at the petition to seal hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the presiding judge to seal Client's criminal record, meaning Client's record will come up clean in any criminal background check. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

October 27, 2017
OUI
Client, a software sales executive, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal his record, which consisted of an Operating Under the Influence of Liquor case that Attorney Greg L. Johnson previously handled. Attorney Johnson prepared the petition to seal and today convinces the judge to seal Client's record over the objection of the prosecution. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

October 27, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a commercial property manager, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal her record. Client was previously represented by Attorney Greg L. Johnson on a domestic assault and battery case that was dismissed after short period of pretrial probation. Attorney Johnson prepared a petition to seal and today convinces the judge to seal Client's CORI. Client, who is in the midst of a job search, can now apply for positions without having to worry about an employer seeing the case on her CORI. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

October 26, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, an attorney at a large national firm, was arrested by police following a report of a fight with his wife outside a bar. Security personnel called 911 and reported to police that Client had grabbed his pregnant wife's arm and pulled her by the hair. Client's wife had bruising on her arm which officers believed to be consistent with the alleged attack. Police arrested Client shortly after responding to the scene. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to handle the case. He vehemently denied the allegations, and an investigation ensued following his release from custody at the arraignment. After one year of pretrial hearings, the case is scheduled for trial. Today, at the trial, Attorney Greg L. Johnson convinces the judge to dismiss the case. Client maintains the presumption of innocence and his law license will remain in good standing. Result: Case Dismissed.

October 24, 2017
Motion for New Trial - Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Substance
Client, a Jamaican national who was brought to the U.S. as a young child, was arrested for Trafficking a Class B Substance and Conspiracy. Following his arrest, he hired an attorney, who advised him to plead guilty to the reduced charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute and serve one year in the house of correction. Thinking that it was a fair plea deal, Client accepted it and served his sentence. Following his release from jail Client was arrested by the immigration authorities and was scheduled for deportation solely because of the criminal conviction. While Client was detained in immigration custody Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson filed a Motion for New Trial, arguing that Client received ineffective assistance of counsel from his prior attorney when that attorney advised Client to accept the plea deal, despite the fact Client was not a U.S. citizen. After a prolonged hearing where several witnesses testified, Attorney Johnson prevails on the Motion for New Trial, the guilty plea is vacated, and the case re-opened. Attorney Johnson then negotiates with the assigned prosecutor over the course of the next several months and today, persuades the judge and the prosecutor to accept a final disposition of pretrial probation on a Superior Court Drug Trafficking indictment. Client therefore maintains the presumption of innocence, the case will be dismissed without an admission to wrongdoing, and Client will be able to obtain his U.S. citizenship. Result: Motion for New Trial Allowed, Case Re-Opened, Case Resolved by way of Pretrial Probation - Case Dismissed.

October 20, 2017
Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Client, an international airline pilot, was arrested by police after officers responded to a bar at 2:24 AM following a report of a patron refusing to leave. Officers arrived and found Client, who appeared to be under the influence. After some discussion officers attempted to arrest Client, who allegedly became combative. Officers reported that Client became loud and boisterous, violently struggled with officers, and lunged at an officer, striking him in the chest. Client was charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Disturbing the Peace. Following his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the prosecutor and judge to grant Client pretrial probation, the only conditions being that Client stay away from the bar and write letters of apology to the police. Client, who is not a U.S. citizen, therefore maintains the presumption of innocence and preserves his ability to continue flying in and out of the country on a Visa. Result: Pretrial Probation for One Year, Case Dismissed.

October 18, 2017
RMV Insurance Surcharge Appeal
Client, a college student, was surcharged for a motor vehicle accident, resulting in the suspension of his driver's license. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to appeal the surcharge. Today, at the surcharge appeal hearing, Attorney Greg L. Johnson convinces the hearing officer that Client was not at fault for the accident, meaning the surcharge is reversed and Client's license is reinstated. Result: Surcharge Reversed.

October 11, 2017
Carrying a Firearm Without a License & Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
Client, a service technician and licensed gun owner from Connecticut, was stopped by a state trooper on the Masspike after a concerned motorist called 911 to report an erratic operator. After interacting with Client the trooper believed him to be under the influence of liquor. Client performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and was arrested for operating under the influence. During the search of Client's work truck police found an unsecured loaded handgun inside the cabin. Client was therefore charged with a series of criminal offenses, the most serious being a felony Carrying a Firearm with a License charge that carried an 18-month minimum mandatory sentence. Following his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson negotiates with the supervising prosecutor and today a plea deal is reached. Two felony and one misdemeanor firearms charges are dismissed outright and Client avoids a minimum of 18 months jail time. Client pleads guilty to just one misdemeanor charge of Improper Storage of a Firearm. The two remaining charges, including the OUI, are continued without a finding for a period of one year. As long as Client completes his probation those charges will be dismissed. Result: Felony Firearm Charges Dismissed, Client Avoids Jail Time.

October 3, 2017
Operating to Endanger
Client, an engineer at a large defense contractor, was cited by police after a motorist claimed Client nearly ran his car off the road while driving at a high rate of speed. The motorist had a dash cam in his car, which filmed the entire incident. Client was stopped and cited by an officer and later received a summons to appear for a criminal clerk magistrate's hearing. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case. Today, at the hearing, Attorney Johnson convinces the clerk magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint, meaning Client is not charged and his otherwise clean criminal record remains intact. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

September 29, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery (2 cases)
Client, a thirty-one year-old hair stylist from Brazil, was charge with domestic assault and battery, Unarmed Burglary, Larceny from a Building, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Intimidation of a Witness. Client's husband, the so called victim, called the police on two occasions - once claiming Client had pushed him and the second time after Client allegedly broke in to the marital home, punched the husband in the chest, spat in his face, threatened to kill him, threw a trash can at him, and then stole a motor vehicle, fleeing the scene. Client was later arrested by police and brought to court the next day. Following his arraignment, Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the cases. Attorney Johnson makes numerous court appearances with Client, ultimately scheduling both matters for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson convinces the judge to dismiss both matters over the objection of the prosecution. Client therefore preserves his clean criminal record and can now apply for citizenship. Result: Two Cases Dismissed.

September 26, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a college student at a prestigious local university, was arrested for allegedly striking and tackling his girlfriend while walking down the street. A witness called 911 to report the incident and Client was arrested by responding officers. Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson fully investigates the case and scheduled it for trial after just one pretrial hearing. Today, at that trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case after the alleged victim asserted her 5 th amendment privilege against self-incrimination. Result: Case Dismissed.

September 13, 2017
Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, an accomplished physician, was previously represented by the Yannetti Law Firm on a domestic assault and battery case. Attorney Yannetti was able to negotiated pretrial probation for the Client, resulting in the dismissal of the case without any admission to wrongdoing. Following the dismissal Client re-hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seal his criminal record. Attorney Greg L. Johnson prepared the petition to seal and today, after two court hearings, convinces the judge to seal Client' record. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

September 12, 2017
Operating Under the Influence, 2 nd Offense, Negligent Operation of a M.V., and Possession of a Class B Substance
Client, a thirty-three year-old marketing professional, was arrested by police for an alleged Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, 2 nd Offense and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Officers reported that Client ran four red lights at a high rate of speed at 2:00 AM in a densely populated area. After pulling over Client's vehicle, officers said Client smelled like liquor, slurred his speech, and had glassy and bloodshot eyes. Officers questioned Client and ordered him to step from the vehicle. Client performed four field sobriety tests and based on his allegedly poor performance on those tests police placed Client under arrest. During the search of Client's car officers found a Vicodin pill and marijuana. After his arrest Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Attorney Johnson appeared at numerous court hearings with Client and ultimately schedules the case for trial. At trial the prosecution called two police witnesses to testify, both of whom claimed Client was drunk and under the influence of liquor at the time of the stop. Attorney Johnson cross-examines the officers and then calls Client to the witness stand to testify. At the conclusion of the two day trial the jury finds Client Not Guilty of all charges. Following the verdict Attorney Johnson persuades the trial judge to reinstate Client's license, which had been suspended for three years as a result of the breathalyzer refusal. Result: Not Guilty Verdict After Jury Trial.

September 6, 2017
Negligent Operation of a M.V. & Failure to Stop for Police
Client, a college student and valet worker, was summoned to court for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop for Police. Officers surveilled individuals they believed to be involved in a sophisticated shoplifting ring at a local mall. Officers followed the individuals to a waiting car, which fled the scene at a high rate of speed from the mall parking lot and through quiet residential side streets. Officers wee unable to stop the car. Despite not being able to formally identify Client as the getaway driver, they issued the summons for him to appear in court. Attorney Johnson makes numerous court appearances on Client's behalf and ultimately schedules the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor that the evidence is insufficient for the trial to proceed and the case is dismissed prior to trial. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 31, 2017
Strangulation and Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a high school junior, was arrested after his girlfriend's sister called the police and reported that Client grabbed his girlfriend by the throat and choked her, threatened to kill the sister, and spit in the sister's face. At the time of the incident Client was on conditions of release for another case in a different court involving similar charges. Attorney Greg L. Johnson handled the case and scheduled it for trial after two court appearances. Today, Attorney Johnson convinces the court to dismiss the case. Client avoids jail time for this offense, despite the severity of the conduct and charges. Result: Case Dismissed.

August 28, 2017
Shoplifting
Client, a makeup artist, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing after loss prevention officers at a beauty store in the mall stopped Client for allegedly attempting to shoplift $196.00 worth of product. 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 keep the case open for a period of 6 months - as long as Client stays away from the store and avoids further trouble with law enforcement the case will be dismissed and will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

August 11, 2017
Operating to Endanger and Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Client, a recent high school graduate and rising college freshman, was cited by police for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Minor in Possession of Alcohol after she crashed her car early in the morning and police located a vodka bottle in the back seat. Client's parents hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Today, at the clerk magistrate's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the presiding magistrate to keep the case open for four months. As long as Client stays out of trouble during that time frame the case will be dismissed, Client will not be prosecuted, and the case will not appear on Client's clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

August 4, 2017
Making Annoying Phone Calls
Client, a sales representative and expecting father, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Client allegedly made repeated vulgar, insulting telephone calls to a woman whom he had met at a bar. Following the police investigation, the detective identified Client as the person initiating the calls and summoned Client for Annoying Telephone Calls, a misdemeanor. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson investigates the allegations and today appears in court with Client. Attorney Johnson meets with the alleged victim and presents Client's defense at the hearing. The clerk magistrate agrees to keep the matter open for six months. As long as Client stays away from the victim and stays out of trouble with the law, the case will be dismissed and will never appear on Client's criminal record. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint.

August 3, 2017
RMV Board of Appeal Hearing
Client, a college graduate and small business owner, pled guilty to vehicular homicide in 2007. As part of the negotiated plea deal, Client's license was automatically suspended by the Registry of Motor Vehicles for 15 years. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm to appeal the RMV's decision to suspend Client's driving privileges. Attorney Johnson prepared the matter for hearing today convinces the three-person Board of Appeal to grant Client a hardship driver's license, meaning Client is now permitted to drive for 12 hours per day. Result: Appeal granted, Hardship License Granted by Board of Appeal.

July 31, 2017
Violation of Restraining Order and Resisting Arrest
Client, a thirty-five year-old single male, was approached by police at his home after his mother called 911 to report a restraining order violation. When officers arrived Client physically struggled with officers who were attempting to put Client on a stretcher for transport to the hospital. During the struggle Client struck a police officer in the chest, pushing him back. Officers were forced to use a taser in order to subdue Client. Following the incident Client's mother hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson prepared the case and today at the clerk's hearing convinces the clerk magistrate and the police prosecutor to leave the case open for a period of six months. As long as Client complies with treatment and stays out of trouble, the application for criminal complaint will be denied in six months. Result: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied.

July 28, 2017
Motion for Early Termination of Probation
Client, on probation for a second offense OUI-Liquor, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to seek early termination of his two-year probation order. Today, Attorney Greg L. Johnson appears with Client in court and convinces the sentencing judge to terminate Client's probation after just 13 months, saving Client from 11 months of probation supervision. Result: Motion for Early Termination of Probation Allowed.

July 27, 2017
Transport Drugs in M.V. & Possession of Marijuana
Client, a college student and martial arts instructor, was arrested by New Hampshire state police for Class A Misdemeanor Transporting Drugs in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Marijuana. State Police found Client in smoking marijuana at a rest area. His car was searched and the trooper located a large amount of marijuana. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm following his arrest and Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the prosecutor to decriminalize the charges, despite Client's prior record for the same type of offense. Client is assessed a fine, avoids license suspension, and avoids a criminal record. Result: Misdemeanor Class A Charges Reduced to Non-Criminal Violations.

July 13, 2017
Unlawful Wiretapping
Client, a successful financial professional, was charged with Unlawful Wiretap, a felony charge. Client's ex-wife and the mother of his young child, alleged Client had recorded her private conversations and maintained them on his home computer. In an effort to use a criminal charge to gain leverage in the contentious custody battle, the ex-wife called the police and Client was summoned to court. After his arraignment Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson filed discovery motions and made numerous court appearances with Client. After several months of litigation, Attorney Johnson today convinces the assigned prosecutor to dismiss the case due to weaknesses in the ex-wife's story. Client therefore avoids trial and can once again focus on his career and raising his child. Result: Case Dismissed.

July 13, 2017
Assault
Client, a recent college graduate and retail professional, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal her criminal record. Attorney Greg L. Johnson previously represented Client on an Assault case that was dismissed after a brief period of pretrial probation. Attorney Johnson prepared and filed the petition to seal and today convinces the presiding judge to allow the petition. The case therefore will not appear on Client's criminal record during background checks and Client can answer "no" when asked whether she has ever been charged with a crime. Result: Petition to Seal Allowed.

July 10, 2017
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a college student, got in to an altercation with her brother at home at their parents' home. Client's brother told police that during an argument Client punched him in the face, threw him to the ground, and kicked him with boots on her feet. The brother sustained visible injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Client was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault and Battery. Client's family hired the Yannetti Law Firm following Client's arraignment. Attorney Yannetti and Attorney Johnson make a series of court appearances on Client's behalf, filing discovery motions and fully investigating the brother's claims. The case is ultimately scheduled for trial and today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss the case prior to trial. Client avoids prosecution for a serious felony offense and maintains her clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

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.

April 6, 2017
Criminal Threats
Client, a home health aid and mother of a young child, was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing after her ex-boyfriend accused her of sending threatening text messages. After receiving the summons Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned to the case. Attorney Johnson negotiates with the ex-boyfriend's attorney and today convinces the clerk magistrate to deny the application for criminal complaint. Client is therefore not prosecuted and maintains her clean criminal record. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

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 29, 2017
Harassment Prevention Order
Client, a highway worker for a local municipality, was served with a harassment prevention order. One of Client's co-workers claimed that Client displayed a firearm and had made threatening comments during an argument on the job. After being served the order Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Greg L. Johnson was assigned the case. Today, at the harassment prevention order hearing, Attorney Johnson cross-examines the plaintiff, exposing weaknesses and inconsistencies in his story. At the conclusion of the hearing Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to terminate the harassment prevention order. Result: Harassment Prevention Order Terminated.

March 27, 2017
Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault and Battery
Client, a married full-time hotel worker, hired the Yannetti Law Firm to petition to seal a Superior-Court case where he was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (2 counts) and Assault and Battery (4 counts). Attorney Greg L. Johnson drafted the petition to seal and today, after a hearing before the court, convinces the judge to allow the petition. Client no longer needs to worry about the case coming up during future background checks. 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.

March 2, 2017
Kidnapping, Domestic Assault and Battery, and Intimidation of a Witness
Client, a professor at a local university, was arrested by police after a frantic 911 call was made by Client's girlfriend's sister. Officers arrived to Client's residence and immediately heard screaming from inside. Client opened the door and his girlfriend ran towards police, yelling repeatedly "he wouldn't let me leave". Officers separated Client from his girlfriend and spoke with both. The girlfriend told police that she was afraid to call 911 so she texted her sister and asked her to call. She also told officers that Client took her phone, preventing her from seeking help. Police interrogated Client, who denied hitting his girlfriend but admitted that he prevented her from leaving the apartment. Client was arrested and charged the following day. After the case was pending in court for many months Client elected to switch law firms and hired the Yannetti Law Firm. Attorney Greg L. Johnson took the case and makes a series of pretrial court appearances with Client. After fully investigating the allegations and extensive negotiations with the assigned prosecutor, Attorney Johnson schedules the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Johnson persuades the judge to dismiss all charges. Client avoids potential incarceration and maintains his otherwise clean criminal record. Result: Case Dismissed.

February 22, 2017
Larceny over $250
Client, an attorney and expecting mother, was stopped by state police just prior to boarding a flight out of the country. The trooper interrogated Client about watch that had been reported stolen from the security line at the airport. Client had mistakenly taken the watch, thinking that it was hers. Despite apologizing and turning over the watch, Client was summoned to court for a clerk magistrate's hearing. Client hired the Yannetti Law Firm and Attorney Johnson took the case. Today, at the clerk's hearing, Attorney Johnson persuades the magistrate to deny the complaint. As long as Client stays out of trouble with the law for 3 months, the application for complaint will be formally denied and Client's clean criminal record will remain intact. Result: Application for Complaint Denied.

February 2, 2017
Possession of Ammunition
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
Motor Vehicle Charges
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 5 th 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.