Case Results – 2014

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November 2014 Case Results


November 28, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.W.
Wrentham District Court

POSSESSION CLASS A SUBSTANCE: DISMISSED and SEALED
POSSESSION CLASS A SUBSTANCE: DISMISSED and SEALED

Client, 32 year-old financial consultant, with no criminal record was arrested and charged with Possession of Class A Heroin (two counts). Police were conducting surveillance in a high-crime area and observed a known drug dealer and a known drug user engage in a hand-to-hand transaction. Police then stopped Defendant’s motor vehicle and discovered heroin (Class A). Attorney Patrick J. Noonan filed a Motion Requesting Assignment to a Drug Treatment Facility pursuant to Chapter 111E. The prosecutor objected. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan presented evidence establishing Defendant’s drug dependency. Attorney Noonan presented a treatment plan to the court, which included the client’s enrollment in an outpatient program where he will be treated by a psychiatrist and a substance abuse counselor. The judge adopted Attorney Noonan’s treatment plan.

Result: Defendant’s case was dismissed upon his successful completion of drug treatment, and the drug charges were permanently sealed from the Defendant’s record.


November 25, 2014
Commonwealth v. M.K.
Dedham District Court

OUI-LIQUOR: NOT GUILTY

On July 8, 2013, Detective O’Connor of the Stoughton Police observed the Defendant’s vehicle traveling on Park Street / Route 27 in the town of Stoughton without any headlights on. Defendant committed a marked lanes violation and almost struck the police cruiser causing Detective O’Connor to swerve to the right in order to avoid a collision. Detective O’Connor pulled the Defendant over in a parking lot. When approached, Defendant looked at the Detective with a blank stare. She did not roll down her window. When she opened her door, the detective was “struck with an over powering odor of alcohol.” He observed that the Defendant’s eyes were bloodshot. Defendant’s speech was slurred. She could not locate her license or registration. Defendant admitted to consuming wine. Defendant had to use her vehicle and lean against the vehicle for balance. Defendant failed the one-legged stand and nine-step walk and turn. When arrested, Defendant gave a false last name. After a jury trial, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan obtained a not guilty verdict and the jury only deliberated for approximately 30 minutes. Attorney Noonan thoroughly discredited the arresting officer. In addition, Attorney Noonan showed that the Defendant’s poor performance on the field sobriety tests were due to the fact that she was wearing flip-flops, which impeded her performance. Attorney Noonan pointed out that the officer’s description of the Defendant’s vehicle, as contained in his police report, was totally wrong. Attorney Noonan presented testimony from witnesses showing that the Defendant consumed wine at her home, was not intoxicated, and left the home to pick up her niece at work in Stoughton when she was pulled over and arrested.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan gets a Not Guilty on OUI-Liquor charge.


November 14, 2014
M.W. vs. J.L.
Barnstable District Court

HARASSMENT ORDER: VACATED

In 2006, Plaintiff and his business partner formed several Florida entities for the purpose of buying, syndicating and managing a multi-million dollar commercial office building in Miami (referred to as “Property.”) In connection with buying the Property, Plaintiff issued a private (unregistered) securities offering a tenant-in-common (TIC) interests to 27 investors. 95% of the TIC owners are elderly and used their retirement monies to buy TIC interests in the Property based on the representations of Plaintiff made in the offering documents. Plaintiff’s offering promised the TIC investors fractional ownership in the Property as well as the right to receive distributions of the Property’s income. In 2007, Defendant paid $2 million to invest in the Property and became the largest of all TIC owners with an 18.67% TIC interest in the Property. Plaintiff controlled the Property’s bank accounts and handled all aspects of the Property’s financial management, including what was disclosed to the TIC’s. By the end of 2010, most of the TIC owners, including Defendant, became suspicious of Plaintiff’s management of the Property. On December 31, 2010, the TIC’s terminated Plaintiff. By March 2011, the Property was delinquent on its mortgage, owing more than $453,000 and the Property was on the verge of foreclosure. In April 2011, another company began managing the property.

The TIC’s and Defendant retained an Attorney to investigate the Plaintiff. The Law Firm demanded production of information and cooperation from Plaintiff. In response to the Law Firm’s demands, Plaintiff’s attorney claimed that Defendant and another TIC owner were “making threats” against Plaintiff. Through its investigation, the Law Firm discovered that Plaintiff stole from the Property’s bank accounts and rents and defrauded the TIC’s in several ways that were designed to conceal the nature of the payments.

On June 24, 2014, Plaintiff obtained a Harassment Order against the Defendant alleging that the Defendant had threatened him numerous times. Specifically, Defendant sent him a threatening letter via mail, sent him many threatening e-mails, threatened him with bodily harm on the telephone, and publically defamed and slandered him on the internet. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan was hired to represent the Defendant and after a hearing the Harassment Order was vacated. Attorney Noonan established that Plaintiff’s harassment order was sought as part of an ulterior motive, such as retaliation against the Defendant, to deflect his own civil and criminal liability in the five ongoing lawsuits, to poison the ongoing civil suits against him, or to gain some sort of tactical advantage against Defendant in the civil lawsuits.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan gets Harassment Order vacated against businessman.


November 12, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.K.
Plymouth District Court

VIOLATION OF 209A: DISMISSED AT CLERK’S HEARING

Defendant’s wife took out an abuse prevention order against him stemming from an incident where the Defendant threatened his wife in the presence of their children. The 209A Order contained a provision prohibiting the Defendant from abusing his wife and from contacting his wife. Defendant was charged with violating the order by sending his wife an e-mail. At the Clerk’s Hearing, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan argued that the Defendant did not receive full notice of restraining order because the police had not served it a copy upon him yet – but rather read the terms of the order to him over the phone. Attorney Noonan argued that the Defendant did not have actual knowledge that the order contained a “no-contact” provision – but the Defendant’s understanding was that the order was to refrain from abuse.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan persuades clerk-magistrate not to issue Violation of Restraining Order charge against his client.


November 5, 2014
Commonwealth v. M.R.
Taunton District Court

NEGLIGENT OPERATION: DISMISSED upon MOTION

Client was charged with Negligent Operation stemming from an incident on August 14, 2014 in which a State Trooper observed his Mustang and another vehicle (Toyota) traveling northbound on Route 495. While the two vehicles were traveling on this major highway, the passenger in the Mustang and the operator of the Toyota were attempting to pass an object (business card) between the two vehicles by traveling side-by-side and having the parties reach their hands out the window. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan argued a Motion to Dismiss arguing that his client was entitled to dismissal of the criminal complaint because he was denied the opportunity of having a hearing before the clerk-magistrate.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan’s Motion to Dismiss was allowed and the criminal complaint was dismissed upon court costs.


November 4, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.M.
Brockton District Court

THREATS TO COMMIT A & B: DISMISSED (CLERK’S HEARING)

Client, 37 year-old business owner, was charged with Threats to Commit a Crime stemming from allegations that he threatened to assault and beat an ex-employee and the ex-employee’s father. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan argued that this was a simple verbal argument over a paycheck. The Magistrate agreed with Attorney Noonan to keep the matter open for a period of 3 months and to dismiss the case at that time.

Result: No criminal complaint issued and the client was able to complete the process of trying to become a Massachusetts State Trooper.


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October 2014 Case Results


October 21, 2014
Commonwealth v. N.B.
Brockton District Court

OUI DRUGS: DISMISSED w/ PREJUDICE
CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE DRUG LAW: DISMISSED w/ PREJUDICE
FAILURE TO STOP FOR POLICE: DISMISSED w/ PREJUDICE

Client, 55 year-old, professional van driver, was arrested and charged with OUI (drugs) and other charges stemming from an incident on February 16, 2012. A State Trooper observed the Defendant’s vehicle speeding in Brockton and attempted to pull him over for Speeding. A total of three state police cruisers pursued the Defendant’s vehicle in an effort to effectuate a motor vehicle stop. Eventually, one police cruiser boxed Defendant’s vehicle in. The state trooper removed Defendant from the driver’s seat. The Trooper detected a strong odor of alcohol on the Defendant and observed that the Defendant had urinated in his pants. Defendant’s speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. The Defendant admitted to consuming vodka or schnapps. Defendant stated that he ingested Xanax, Percocet, and Vicodin in combination with the vodka / schnapps. Police found syringes loaded with Heroin, burn spoons, glass pipes, and soaked cotton swabs in the vehicle. Defendant was administered and failed the HGN test, Hand Eye Coordination Test, Alphabet Test, One-Leg Stand, and Nine Step Walk and Turn. For 28 years, Defendant was employed as a professional van driver transporting elderly and disabled people. After his arrest, his employer laid him off and Defendant remained out of work during the pendency of his case. Defendant collected unemployment, went on assistance, and collected food stamps.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan dismissed all charges “with prejudice,” which means that the prosecution can never pursue the charges again, and the client is able to return to work.


October 9, 2014
Commonwealth v. E.N.
Brockton District Court

LARCENY OVER $250: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Defendant, an 18-year-old with no criminal record, was charged with Larceny over $250 (felony) stemming from allegations that he stole an iPhone valued at over $250. Defendant was a freshman at the University of Maine and a walk-on player on the football team. Defendant is an aspiring civil engineer.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan dismissed the criminal complaint prior to arraignment saving his client from having a felony charge on his record.


October 1, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.M.
Taunton District Court

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME: DISMISSED

Police arrested three known drug dealers and obtained a search warrant to search the residence of the main drug dealer. Police discovered three cell phones in the residence, which were ringing non-stop and receiving text messages from potential drug buyers. Police answered the suspects’ phone and received requests to purchase drugs. Police arrested three individuals, including the Defendant, who made orders to purchase drugs on the telephone and arrived to the residence with money for the purchase. After Defendant’s arraignment, he retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan.

Result: At his first court appearance, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuaded the Commonwealth to place his client on pretrial probation at the conclusion of which the criminal charge will be dismissed, and client avoids having to admit guilt.


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September 2014 Case Results


September 11, 2014
Commonwealth v. N.S.
Wrentham District Court

LARCENY OVER $250: PRETRIAL PROBATION
TRESPASSING: NOT RESPONSIBLE

Client, 33 year-old warehouseman with no criminal record, was arrested and charged with Larceny over $250 (felony) and Trespassing stemming from an incident in which an identified caller reported that a person had stolen property from a National Grid. Police were dispatched to the scene and observed the Defendant tying the stolen materials to his roof-rack.

Result: On his first court appearance, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuades the Commonwealth to place his client on pretrial probation for six-months at the conclusion of which the charge will be dismissed and client avoids having to admit guilt. Client is found not responsible on the civil infraction of Trespassing.


September 10, 2014
Commonwealth v. K.T.

Brockton District Court

RECEIVE STOLEN PROPERTY: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
FORGERY OF CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
UTTERING FALSE CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
LARCENY BY CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
FORGERY OF CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
UTTERING FALSE CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
LARCENY BY CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
FORGERY OF CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
UTTERING FALSE CHECK: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Client, a 23 year-old woman with no criminal record, was alleged to have stolen several checks from her employer, a Real Estate Business. It was alleged that the Defendant then forged the stolen checks (making the checks payable to her and forging her employer’s signature). Defendant then cashed several of the forged checks at the bank and received payment from the bank. Defendant attempted to pass and cash another forged check, which the bank refused. The employer and the bank discovered the fraudulent transactions and contacted the police. Surveillance video from the bank showed the Defendant making these fraudulent transactions. In addition, the employer provided police with incriminating text messages sent to him from the defendant.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan dismisses 10 criminal charges (nine of which were felonies) prior to arraignment, saving his client from having 10 criminal charges on her record.


September 8, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.N.
Brockton District Court

ASSAULT with DEADLY WEAPON: DISMISSED at TRIAL

The alleged victim claimed that the Defendant pulled out a handgun, which he believed to be a Glock 9 mm. handgun, and threatened him with it in the aftermath of a heated domestic incident regarding child custody. In addition, the alleged victim claimed that the Defendant tried pulling him out his car and ripped the liner free from his driver’s side door. The alleged victim sped off in his car in fear and called 911. Today, the case was scheduled for trial.

Result: At the first trial date, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan successfully obtained an outright dismissal of the criminal charge.


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August 2014 Case Results


August 29, 2014
Commonwealth v. L.T.
Stoughton District Court

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: PRETRIAL PROBATION
INTERFERENCE WITH POLICE OFFICER: PRETRIAL PROBATION
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT OF CHILD: PRETRIAL PROBATION

Stoughton Police were executing an arrest warrant for Mr. V for violent felony charges. Mr. V. also had open firearm charges and was a person of interest in a shooting. Mr. V. was known to be armed and dangerous. Police sought to execute the arrest warrant at a residence in Stoughton where Mr. V. had been known to be staying with the Defendant. Defendant refused to allow police entry into her home by shutting and locking her apartment door. Defendant held her baby in front of the door to prevent police from forcibly entering the home. Eventually, police forcibly entered the home and arrested Mr. V. who had been hiding in a closet. The Department of Children and Families took custody of the children from the Defendant.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuades the Commonwealth to place his client on pretrial probation for six-month at the conclusion of which all criminal charges will be dismissed outright, and the client does not have to admit guilt.


August 6, 2014
Commonwealth v. S.G.
Hingham District Court

SHOPLIFTING: DISMISSED at CLERK’S HEARING

Client, 50-year-old school teacher with no criminal record, was charged with Shoplifting by concealing items at Hannaford’s in Norwell. At the Clerk’s Hearing, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan presented strong character evidence on his client’s behalf as being a highly respected educator in the town of Marshfield. The issuance of the criminal complaint would severely jeopardize the client’s employment and likely result in her termination as a school teacher.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan convinced the clerk-magistrate not to issue criminal complaint against school teacher.


August 1, 2014
Commonwealth v. N.W.
Attleboro District Court

ASSAULT & BATTERY ON PUBLIC OFFICIAL: PRETRIAL PROBATION
RESISTING ARREST: PRETRIAL PROBATION
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: PRETRIAL PROBATION
VANDALISM: PRETRIAL PROBATION

Client, sophomore at Wheaton College, was arrested by campus police stemming from an incident in which Defendant smashed a bathroom mirror in a dormitory during an argument with his girlfriend. Upon arrival, Defendant yelled profanities at the campus police. Defendant kicked one campus police officer three times. Defendant was placed under arrest at which point Defendant pushed a campus police officer and continually resisted arrest. After his arraignment, Defendant retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan. The campus police and department of public safety refused to a proposal to place Defendant on pretrial probation. Wheaton College also revoked Defendant’s scholarship and permanently suspended him from the school. As a result, the Commonwealth only offered Defendant a continuance without a finding on the charges. Attorney Patrick met with school officials and the dean of students at Wheaton College in an effort to persuade them to place Defendant on pretrial probation. Attorney Noonan eventually persuaded Wheaton College, Campus Police, and the District Attorney’s Office to place Defendant on pretrial probation.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuades the government to place his client on pretrial probation for two-years at the conclusion of which all criminal charges will be dismissed outright, and client does not have to admit guilt. Client may report on job applications that he does not have any convictions.


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July 2014 Case Results


July 22, 2014
Commonwealth v. J.G.
Dedham District Court

ASSAULT w/ DANGEROUS WEAPON: DISMISSED AT TRIAL
ASSAULT and BATTERY: DISMISSED AT TRIAL
THREAT TO COMMIT CRIME (MURDER) DISMISSED AT TRIAL
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION of FIREARM: DISMISSED AT TRIAL
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION of AMMUNITION: DISMISSED AT TRIAL

Defendant was arrested on allegations made against him by his ex-girlfriend of four years. She alleged that the Defendant choked her. She alleges a history of abuse, alleging that two-weeks prior to the incident Defendant choked her to the point that she had visible markings on her neck. She alleges that Defendant took out a black revolver and threatened to kill her with it. Police searched the Defendant’s home and found the black revolver (matching the alleged victim’s description) loaded with four rounds of ammunition. The alleged victim claims that the Defendant called her and threatened to kill her by slicing her throat. The alleged victim obtained an Abuse Prevention Order against the Defendant. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan conducted extensive discovery and amassed damaging evidence to impeach the alleged victim’s credibility at trial.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtains an outright dismissal of all criminal charges, which included violent offenses, a violent felony offense, and firearm offenses.


July 22, 2014
Commonwealth v. J.G.
Dedham District Court

VIOLATION OF 209A ORDER: DISMISSED AT TRIAL

Client’s ex-girlfriend had an abuse prevention order against the Defendant stemming from an incident in which the Defendant put a gun to the alleged victim’s head and threatened to kill her. The alleged victim claims that the Defendant violated the 209A Order by driving by her house and she positively identified the Defendant as driving by her home in his vehicle. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan conducted extensive discovery and amassed damaging evidence to impeach the alleged victim’s credibility at trial.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtains an outright dismissal of the criminal charge.


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June 2014 Case Results


June 27, 2014
Commonwealth v. M.R.
Attleboro District Court

ASSAULT & BATTERY: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Client, 49 year-old, father of three with no criminal record, was charged with Assault & Battery stemming from a domestic violence incident in which his wife called 911. Wife told police that the Defendant blew up and threw a fork almost striking their infant twin babies. Wife also reported that the Defendant grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the floor. Police observed red marks around the wife’s neck.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtains a dismissal prior to arraignment saving his client from having an Assault & Battery on his clean record, and client avoids termination from his employment.


June 4, 2014
Commonwealth v. A.W.
West Roxbury District Court

ASSAULT and BATTERY: DISMISSED / SEALED

Boston Police responded to a domestic disturbance in which the alleged victim reported that her boyfriend (Defendant) had punched her in the face and that he had possession of two firearms and a rifle. The alleged victim stated that the Defendant suffers from depression and had been drinking heavily all day. The alleged victim stated that the Defendant threatened her by saying, “If you don’t get out of the house I am going to shoot you” and the Defendant then punched her in the face. She then ran out of the house and called 911. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan successfully dismissed the case and sealed the criminal charge from his client’s record. This was a considerable victory given that the Defendant had no prior criminal record. He was educated in England and worked in the financial industry for years. The Defendant was seeking new employment in the financial field and the presence of the Assault and Battery charge on his record would have seriously prejudiced him getting hired.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan gets domestic violence charge dismissed outright and permanently sealed against financial advisor.


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April 2014 Case Results


April 10, 2014
Commonwealth v. K.C.
Cambridge District Court

SHOPLIFTING: NO CHARGES FILED

Client, a scientist on a work visa, was apprehended by the Loss Prevention Department at Shaw’s in the parking lot for shoplifting approximately $160 worth of merchandise. Client retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan who negotiated with the Loss Prevention Department not to file any criminal charges against his client.

Result: No charges were filed against the Defendant, which would have had possible immigration consequences because the client was on a work visa.


April 9, 2014
Commonwealth v. D.K.
Brockton District Court

LEAVING THE SCENE PROPERTY DAMAGE: DISMISSED

Client, 33 year-old machine operator, was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage stemming from a hit and run incident. An off-duty detective observed the Defendant’s vehicle rear-end another vehicle at an intersection and then flee the scene. The off-duty detective pursued and apprehended the Defendant. Defendant admitted to fleeing the scene. The damage to the other vehicle amounted to $4,000.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtains an outright dismissal of the criminal charge at the first court date.


April 8, 2014
Commonwealth v. W.M.
Brockton District Court

SHOPLIFTING: DISMISSED at CLERK’S HEARING

Client, 23 year-old man with no criminal record was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at Walmart. Client admitted to police that he stole the merchandise and surveillance video footage captured the client leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. At the Clerk-Magistrate’s Hearing, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan convinced the Magistrate to dismiss the criminal complaint. Client will be applying to the Mass. School of Art in the Fall (2014) and he aspires to be a cartoonist.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuades court not to issue a criminal complaint, and client may report on his school application that he has no criminal record.


April 1, 2014
Commonwealth v. L.G.
Wrentham District Court

SHOPLIFTING: DISMISSED at CLERK’S HEARING

Client, 23 year-old college student with no criminal record, was detained by the Loss Prevention Department at Walmart for suspected Shoplifting. Client retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan who successfully dismissed the criminal complaint at the Clerk-Magistrate’s Hearing on April 1, 2014. Client is scheduled to graduate from college in the Fall of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuades court not to issue a criminal complaint, and client may report on her job applications that she has no criminal record.


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March 2014 Case Results


March 28, 2014
Commonwealth v. C.P.
Roxbury District Court

OPEN & GROSS LEWDNESS: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
RESISTING ARREST: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Client, 21 year-old college student, was observed by Boston Police urinating on the Fenway Park in front of hundreds of people who were exiting the Jay-Z / Justin Timberlake concert. Officers heard pedestrians saying, “Ew, look at that. He’s peeing.” Officers observed the Defendant step away from the fence and expose his private parts to other pedestrians. Officers ordered the Defendant to stop but he took off running and was eventually apprehended. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan was successful in dismissing the criminal charges prior to his client’s arraignment and these embarrassing and serious charges will not appear on his permanent record.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan gets felony sex offense dismissed prior to arraignment saving his client from having a felony sex offense on his record.


March 28, 2014
Commonwealth v. J.P.
Taunton District Court

LARCENY: DISMISSED / RECORD SEALED

Client, 57-year-old teacher’s aide, was arrested and charged with Larceny over $250 (felony) in connection with an alleged incident in which she exited Home Goods with a shopping carriage with $667.00 worth of merchandise without paying. After the client was arraigned on the felony offense, she retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan. At the first court date, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtained an agreement with the Commonwealth that his client will be placed on Pretrial Probation for 5 months until 09/01/14 at which point the felony charge will be dismissed. On September 1, 2014, the criminal charge was dismissed.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan permanently seals criminal charge on school teacher’s record.


March 26, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.A.
Brockton District Court

BAIL REVOCATION: RELEASED FROM CUSTODY

Client, 23 year-old construction worker, with 25 prior encounters with West Bridgewater Police was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery and Witness Intimidation. The alleged victim in that case was in a dating relationship with the Defendant. She alleged that the Defendant threw her down a flight of stairs, pushed, shoved, and beat her on numerous occasions. The alleged victim claimed that the Defendant strangled her. On March 26, 2014, Defendant was scheduled for a pretrial conference on his open case. That morning, Defendant’s father called 911 and reported that Defendant hit him in the face and was punching holes in the wall. Defendant was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery upon his father. At arraignment, Commonwealth moved to revoke the Defendant’s bail because he committed a new offense and his release, the Commonwealth argued, would seriously endanger a person or the community.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan saves his client from serving 90 days in jail.


March 21, 2014
Commonwealth v. C.O.
Fitchburg Juvenile Court

SHOPLIFTING: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Client, a juvenile honor student at Leominster High School, was arrested and charged with Shoplifting in connection with an incident in which he allegedly stole items from the cafeteria at the Wachusett Ski Mountain. Client is a senior honor student at Leominster High School and in the process of applying to colleges in the Boston area.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuades government to dismiss the case prior to arraignment and client may report No Record on college applications.


March 4, 2014
Commonwealth v. J.L.
Attleboro District Court

UTTERING FALSE PRESCRIPTION: DISMISSED upon MOTION
FORGERY: DISMISSED upon MOTION

Client, 47-year-old medical assistant with no prior criminal record, was arrested for uttering false prescription (felony) and forgery of a document (felony). Defendant was alleged to have filled large amounts of prescriptions for Percocet in other people’s names. Defendant confessed to police stating that she took blank prescription slips from her doctor and forged the prescriptions. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan filed a Motion Requesting Assignment to a Drug Treatment Facility pursuant to Chapter 111E. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan successfully moved the court to have his client placed into an outpatient drug treatment facility in lieu of criminal prosecution. Client successfully completed the drug treatment program.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtains outright dismissal of felony charges.


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February 2014 Case Results


February 28, 2014
Commonwealth v. L.P.
Wrentham District Court

LARCENY OVER $250: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
IDENTITY THEFT: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Client, a social worker with no criminal record, was issued a summons to appear in court for an arraignment on charges of Larceny over $250 and Identity Theft. The alleged victim (former fiancé) alleged that the Defendant broke into his personal file cabinet and stole his personal information and established a credit card in his name and made fraudulent purchases amounting to $713.30.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan was able to get all criminal charges dismissed prior to arraignment, and, as a result, the criminal charges will not appear on the client’s criminal record.


February 28, 2014
Commonwealth v. L.P.
Wrentham District Court

BREAKING & ENTERING for FELONY: DISMISSED
MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: DISMISSED
LEAVING THE SCENE of PROPERTY DAMAGE: DISMISSED

Client, a social worker with no criminal record, was arrested on New Year’s Eve stemming from an incident in which she rammed her vehicle through the garage of her ex-fiancé’s house causing extensive damage. The homeowner called the Police who arrested the Defendant at gunpoint. Client retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan after she was arraigned on the charges. Homeowner obtained an emergency restraining order against the Defendant.

Result: Through extensive negotiation with the District Attorney’s Office, the Police Prosecutor, and the Homeowner, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan was able to get all criminal charges dismissed at the first court date.


February 20, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.T.
Attleboro District Court

NEGLIGENT OPERATION: DISMISSED

Client, 23 year old Mechanical Engineer, was charged with Negligent Operation. An identified witness contacted Police to report that a specific vehicle would drive through his neighborhood each day at a high rate of speed and fishtail off the roadway at a sharp turn in the road. Police conducted surveillance on the street and observed the Defendant accelerating at a high rate of speed and completely fishtail off the roadway when making the sharp turn. The Police Officer observed that the Defendant’s tires were completely bald.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan was able to dismiss the case upon the payment of $300 in court costs at the first court date.


February 20, 2014
Commonwealth v. Jane Doe
Lowell Juvenile Court

A&B with DANGEROUS WEAPON: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
CONSPIRACY: DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT

Winchester Police were dispatched to the hospital in response to a past assault. The alleged victim reported that he had been walking to the bank to deposit some cash when he was attacked by two people wearing masks. The second attacker was wearing brass knuckles and punched the alleged victim in the side of the head while the other assailant held him down. The first attacker’s mask fell off and the alleged victim identified him but the second attacker with the brass knuckles was never identified. The alleged victim sustained many injuries as a result of the attack and robbery, which the police photographed, including a broken nose. Defendant was charged as being a joint venturer in the armed robbery.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan gets criminal charges dismissed outright against Juvenile prior to arraignment saving his client from having these charges on her record.


February 14, 2014
Commonwealth v. A.R.
Brockton District Court

ASSAULT & BATTERY: DISMISSED at TRIAL

Client, 27 year old bus driver with no criminal record, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery stemming from an incident in which his wife alleged that he slapped her across the face in the presence of their two children. The wife reported another incident in which the Defendant attacked her but a family member intervened to prevent the assault. At trial, wife asserted her marital privilege not to testify against her husband. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan convinced the Commonwealth that they lacked enough independent evidence to proceed with the case, as the 911 tape was inadmissible and the family member witness was unavailable and lives in Haiti.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtains outright dismissal of domestic violence charge.


February 12, 2014
Commonwealth v. A.T.
Hingham District Court

VIOLATION OF 209A ORDER: DISMISSED at CLERK’S HEARING

Client, 69 year old restaurant owner, was arrested and charged with Breaking & Entering Nighttime for Felony, Assault, and Criminal Harassment stemming from an incident with his ex-girlfriend. The alleged victim obtained an Abuse Prevention Order against the Defendant in connection with the criminal charges. The alleged victim reported to Police that the Defendant called her in violation of the 209A Order, which prohibited the Defendant from contacting her. At the Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan established that the Defendant mistakenly dialed the victim’s phone number by accident when he attempted to call another person.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan convinces Clerk-Magistrate to not issue the criminal complaint, as it was an inadvertent mistake by the Defendant.


February 12, 2014
Commonwealth v. C.L.
Brockton District Court

ATTEMPTED MURDER: DISMISSED
ASSAULT & BATTERY: DISMISSED
THREATS TO COMMIT MURDER: DISMISSED

Brockton Police were dispatched to a domestic violence call. The alleged victim stated that the Defendant was intoxicated and threw her to the bedroom floor and began to punch her in the face and head with a closed fist. She stated that the Defendant strangled her and she believes that she lost consciousness. The Defendant threatened to kill and the grandchild during the assault. The granddaughter witnessed the assault and called 911. Police observed that the house was in disarray with items strewn about. Police observed swelling to the face of the alleged and she was transported to the emergency room.

Result: Attorney Gerald J. Noonan gets violence offenses dismissed outright.


February 6, 2014
Commonwealth v. R.K.
Quincy District Court
Somerville District Court

LARCENY: DEFAULT REMOVED / CASE DISMISSED
LARCENY: DEFAULT REMOVED / CASE DISMISSED
LARCENY: DEFAULT REMOVED / CASE DISMISSED
LARCENY: DEFAULT REMOVED / CASE DISMISSED
LARCENY: DEFAULT REMOVED / CASE DISMISSED
FRAUD: DEFAULT REMOVED / CASE DISMISSED

Client, 50 year-old small business owner and father of five, had eight warrants on eight criminal offenses from two different courts dating back to the late 1980s. Client moved to Washington got married, had five children, and established his own business. Upon learning of the active warrants, client contacted Attorney Patrick J. Noonan.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan removes all active warrants and dismisses all six criminal charges outright.


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January 2014 Case Results


January 30, 2014
Commonwealth v. G.A.
Orleans District Court

INDECENT ASSAULT & BATTERY: NOT GUILTY
INDECENT ASSAULT & BATTERY: NOT GUILTY

Client, gas station owner and father of two children with no criminal record, was charged with two counts of Indecent Assault & Battery stemming from allegations from a former tenant in his apartment building in which she alleged that on diverse dates from 2008-2010 the Defendant sexually assaulted her including one incident where he allegedly pinned down the alleged victim and forcibly pressed his erect penis into her buttocks.

Result: After a three-day jury trial, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan and Attorney Patrick J. Noonan got Not Guilty verdicts on the felony sex offenses, saving their client from possible jail time and having to register as a sex offender.


January 16, 2014
Commonwealth v. J.T.
Quincy District Court

POSSESSION CLASS B SUBSTANCE: DISMISSED

Client, 45 year-old laborer, was arrested for Possession of Class B Substance (cocaine) and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws in connection with an undercover drug surveillance operation in Quincy. Undercover officers observed the co-defendant engage in a hand-to-hand transaction with another party. Undercover officers then conducted a stop of the co-defendant’s vehicle in which the Defendant was a passenger. Defendant admitted to having $20 worth of cocaine stuffed in his sock from the hand-to-hand transaction.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan was able to dismiss all drug charges upon the payment of $200 in court costs.


January 13, 2014
Commonwealth v. M.R.
Brockton Superior Court

DRUG DISTRIBUTION IN SCHOOL ZONE: DISMISSED upon MOTION

Client, 27 year-old male, was indicted on Distribution of Class B Substance (subsequent offense) and Distribution of Class B Substance in a School Zone. A Brockton Detective was conducting an undercover drug sting operation in which he arranged to purchase drugs from the Defendant. The Detective testified that he arranged to purchase two forties of hard crack cocaine from the Defendant. The Detective testified that the Defendant distributed the crack cocaine to the undercover officer within 300 feet of the Huntington School on Warren Avenue. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan argued a Motion to Dismiss under Commonwealth v. McCarthy arguing that there was insufficient probable cause presented to the Grand Jury that the drug transaction occurred within 300 feet of a school zone. The Superior Court Judge allowed Attorney Noonan’s Motion and the School Zone Indictment was dismissed.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan’s Motion to Dismiss is allowed and saves his client from a minimum mandatory jail sentence of 2 ½ years.


January 10, 2014
Commonwealth v. K.M.
Attleboro District Court

DRUG OFFENSE: DISMISSED & SEALED FROM RECORD

Client, 22 year-old nursing student, was pulled over for a series of motor vehicle infractions. The officer immediately detected a strong odor of fresh marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and found a small bag of marijuana in the cubbyhole of the passenger side door. The front seat passenger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana less than one ounce. Officers searched the Defendant’s purse and recovered Percocet. Client was charged with Possession of Class B Substance (Percocet). She was applying for nursing positions at hospitals. After arraignment on the drug charge, client retained Attorney Patrick J. Noonan.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan dismisses criminal charge outright and permanently seals the drug charge from his client’s record.


January 8, 2014
Commonwealth v. S.C.
Waltham District Court

LARCENY from BUILDING: CONTINUED without FINDING

Client, 33-year-old single mother of three, was charged with Improper Use of Credit Card over $250 and Larceny from Building (two counts). Client worked as a nursing assistant at an elderly residential facility. Client confessed to Police that she stole a diamond ring from one of the elderly residents (93 years old). The diamond ring was appraised at $6,800. Client admitted to selling the diamond ring at a pawnshop for $500. The pawnshop melted down the diamond ring. Client confessed to police that she stole the wallet of another elderly resident (87 years old). Client was captured on videotape using the elderly resident’s credit card to purchase merchandise. The Commonwealth recommended a “guilty finding” with two years of probation with a list of conditions, including $6,800 in restitution and an order that she no longer work with the elderly.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan secures a Continuance without a Finding, and at the conclusion of the two-year probationary period, all criminal charges will be dismissed. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan reduced the amount from $6,800 to $1,250, and eliminates the condition that the client no longer works with the elderly.


January 6, 2014
Commonwealth v. A.A.
Brockton District Court

ABDW on PREGNANT WOMAN: REDUCED TO SIMPLE ASSAULT & BATTERY /
IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES

Client, 42-year-old immigrant construction worker from Cape Verde with four children, was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Pregnant Woman, which is an aggravated felony. Defendant entered Rice’s Market in Brockton. Defendant was previously prohibited from entering Rice’s Market due to a prior incident with the female cashier (verbal altercation). On this occasion, Defendant approached the same female cashier to purchase a one-quart can of cooking oil. The female clerk informed Defendant that he was banned from the premises. Defendant became upset and threw the can of cooking oil at the female cashier striking her in the stomach. The female cashier was 8 months pregnant at time and was taken via ambulance to the emergency room. Because the charge constitutes an aggravated felony, Defendant was subject to deportation from the United States. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan procured an agreement with the Commonwealth to have the aggravated felony reduced to a misdemeanor Assault & Battery. Even with the reduced charge of Assault & Battery, Defendant would be subject to deportation, if convicted, because he had a prior conviction for Assault in Battery in 2009. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan procured an agreed upon disposition of the Assault & Battery charge called “guilty file.” For purposes of immigration law, a “guilty file” is not considered a conviction because it carries no penalty.

Result: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan successfully reduces aggravated felony charge of ABDW on a pregnant woman to the misdemeanor offense of simple Assault & Battery, and client avoids possible deportation.

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