January 14th 2008
Lowell Juvenile Court
Tagging Chapter 266 Section 126B
Client, a juvenile, was observed by police detectives spraying (or painting) a wall of a local establishment. Since the detective personally saw the young man spraying the paint and damaging the wall, it was clear that a deal had to be made between the Defense and the Prosecution. The prosecutor took into account several factors that Attorney Barabino informed them of, and both parties were able to negotiate a deal that allowed the young man to walk of out court with a straight probation. This deal allowed him to the leave court without having to return, as well as a dismissal on his juvenile record that would enter in six months time.
RESULT: SHORTER PROBATION WITH DISMISSAL at End of Probation
January 3rd 2008
Salem District Court
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon Chapter 265 Section 15B
Client, a young business manager, was operating her business shop and had felt accosted by a customer. She was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon after she allegedly raised a large brownie cutter to the customer in a threatening manner. Client had come to Attorney Barabino with no previous criminal record and denied the charges from the beginning. Attorney Barabino began a lengthy investigation of every defense and put forward a significant amount of evidence in defense of client in preparation for a trial. After answering ready for trial, the Commonwealth answered it was not ready to proceed and the case was consequently dismissed.
RESULT: CASE DISMISSED