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Stephen Novick’s Legal Cases

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  • Commonwealth v. HH

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Recently, Criminal Defense Lawyer Stephen T. Novick represented a client in Plymouth County. The client had been arrested the previous night and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon. This charge is a felony and it carries a maximum jail sentence of two and a half years if adjudicated at the district court level. Attorney Novick's client was able to bail out of jail at the police station. Attorney Novick was contacted at approximately 3am about the case. After speaking with the client, Attorney Novick met the client that morning in court. At the courthouse, Attorney Novick was given a copy of the police report. After a careful examination of the report, Attorney Novick decided to challenge the arrest and the report. As a former police officer, Attorney Novick knows how to dissect a police report. He believed that the report lacked probable cause. When the case was called, Attorney Novick petitioned the assistant clerk magistrate to not arraign his client. He asked the clerk to take a second look at the report, citing the belief that probable cause was not outlined as required. The clerk agreed. At the second call of the case, the clerk agreed with Attorney Novick's argument. Attorney Novick motioned the court to dismiss the complaint due to lack of probable cause prior to arraignment. The assistant district attorney argued that the court should deny Attorney Novick's motion and issue the complaint. After a brief hearing, it was decided that the complaint would be dismissed prior to arraignment! All charges were dropped and the client maintains a clean criminal record!
  • Commonwealth v. JT

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed!
    Description:
    Recently, Criminal Defense Lawyer Stephen T. Novick represented a client in Suffolk County. The client was charged with assault and battery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. The assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon charge is a felony. The case was scheduled for a jury trial. Prior to the trial, Attorney Novick sent his investigator out to review the crime scene and interview the witnesses and alleged victim. Keegan & Novick, P.C. use the services of investigator Kevin Davis. He is the founder of Discovery Group Investigations. Kevin and his colleagues are diligent and trustworthy investigators! They leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating the real facts of a case! Prior to the trial date, Investigator Davis informed Attorney Novick that there may be a problem with one of the witnesses that the government planned to call at trial. Investigator Davis turned up several "cross complaints" between the defense witnesses and the governments witnesses. As it turns out, the alleged "victim" in Attorney Novick's case was recently charged with attacking a man with a machete! As you can imagine, this information was extremely important for the trial. I wonder why the government failed to mention this machete attack to Attorney Novick? Armed with this "new" information from Investigator Davis, Attorney Novick had all charges against his client dismissed! Can you imagine having a trial not knowing about the background of an alleged victim? Don't trust your freedom to just any Criminal Defense Attorney.
  • Commonwealth v. GH

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    No Probation Violation Found!
    Description:
    Recently, criminal defense lawyer Stephen T. Novick represented a client in Suffolk County. Attorney Novick's client was accused of violating their terms of probation. The client had been on probation for assault, assault and battery and for a restraining order violation. The client was in custody. Attorney Novick did not represented the client on the underlying charges, only the probation violation accusation. The Probation Department alleged that Attorney Novick's client had failed to enter and complete a Certified Batterer's Intervention Program (CBIP). The Probation Department also accused Attorney Novick's client of contacting a person in violation of a restraining order. This would be a new offense. Attorney Novick did his due diligence and was ready for the probation violation hearing. A full hearing was scheduled. The government, represented by a probation officer, a police officer, and an assistant district attorney would be participating in the case. There was also a civilian witness scheduled to testify. All would be testifying against Attorney Novick's client. At the hearing, Attorney Novick produced documentation that his client had, in fact, entered and maintained attendance in the Batterer's Program. Attorney Novick made a motion to the judge to have that technical probation violation dismissed. The judge agreed. The probation officer stated that it must have been a "mix up" in paperwork. Would the "mix up" have been discovered without Attorney Novick? After a full hearing took place, all charges were dismissed against Attorney Novick's client! The court determined that the client had not violated their terms of probation. The client's family erupted with joy! Family members were crying and thanking Attorney Novick for fighting for their family member's release. There is no greater joy than walking out of the courtroom and into freedom with a client!
  • Commonwealth v. TF

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed!
    Description:
    Recently, Criminal Defense Lawyer Stephen T. Novick represented a client in Suffolk County. The client was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery and felony aggravated assault and battery. After many previous court dates, the case was no scheduled for a jury trial. At the first call of the case, the government (represented by an Assistant District Attorney) informed the judge that they needed a second call. They were not sure if they were ready to proceed with a jury trial. The trial judge allowed them a second call of the case. Approximately thirty minutes went by. Attorney Novick felt that the government was stalling. He instructed the Assistant Clerk Magistrate to call the case again. At the second call, the government requested a third call to try and locate the witnesses that they needed for trial. The trial judge looked at Attorney Novick. Attorney Novick was prepared, had previously filed motions with the court, and was answering; "Ready for trial!" Attorney Novick made an oral motion to the court for a dismissal. The government argued that the case should not be dismissed. After a lengthy argument, the trial judge ruled in favor of Attorney Novick and dismissed the case over the objection of the Commonwealth. Prior to the trial date, the Commonwealth offered a plea deal that included jail time as well as eighteen months of supervised probation.
  • Commonwealth v. MD

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    19 out of 21 Indictments Dismissed!
    Description:
    Recently, Criminal Defense Lawyer Stephen T. Novick represented a client in the Plymouth County Superior Court. The Client was faced with a twenty-one count indictment. After a lengthy case representation, Attorney Novick had nineteen of the twenty-one indictments dismissed! Initially, the client was facing well over twenty years in state prison. Attorney Novick got the client two years probation on the remaining two indictments.
  • Commonwealth v. JK

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Felony trial in Middlesex County. Not guilty.
  • Commonwealth v. DF

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not guilty.
    Description:
    OUI case. Serious facts. Was able to keep out the breath test. Not guilty.
  • Commonwealth v. CC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dimissed
    Description:
    Felony trial. Multiple charges. Serious allegations with photographs. Pushed to trial.
  • Commonwealth v. MC

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 22, 2012
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed
    Description:
    Assault & battery and Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapon. Case in District Court. ADA looking for eighteen months in jail. Pushed to trial. Case dismissed.
  • Commonwealth v. TA

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Felony OUI. Superior court case. Case went on for almost two years. Took it to a jury trial. Accident reconstruction done.