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Unnatural and Lascivious Conduct, CONDITIONAL DISMISSAL

April 28th 2017
Unnatural and Lascivious Conduct
Client was an educated mother and grandmother victim of drug addiction. During that period of addiction, police saw her making a movement and behavior consistent with oral sex to a known Level III sex offender. That event was nearly two years ago, and she has been in warrant status since. To client’s credit, she did what the court could only hope for in those missing years. She got herself clean and off drugs, into rehabilitation, and fully reentering society. For those reasons, and her otherwise decent criminal record, Attorney Barabino was able to argue that the Commonwealth’s sentence of a felony conviction, 18 months of probation, and various rehabilitation programs were not the answer. At the conclusion of the plea, the court accepted a 60-day period where her case would be dismissed if she remained out of trouble with no conviction.
RESULT: DISMISSED, if defendant stays out of trouble for sixty days


July 21st 2016
Sex Offender Registry Board
Client was an older gentleman who was successful in every aspect of his life. However, abuse of alcohol led him to act on sexual impulses. He was represented by another counsel at a plea in Superior Court for sexual abuse. Shortly after his plea, he was instructed to register as a LEVEL II offender. Attorney Barabino and client sought to challenge the LEVEL II designation. After thorough preparation and review, a hearing was scheduled. At the hearing, Attorney Barabino and client made their case to the SORB official. After months of waiting on the final decision, the SORB reclassified client to LEVEL I, which allows him to avoid public dissemination of his status.
RESULT: SORB sex offender level reduced from LEVEL II TO LEVEL I