Civil Rights/Police Misconduct – Plaintiff’s Award

Police illegally invaded the client’s home and upon his protestation of this action was arrested and charged with false crimes. A jury found him not guilty of all criminal charges. A Federal jury found that his civil rights had been violated and awarded money.

 Rape – Not Guilty, Defense of Consent

Two co-workers engaged in a sexual conduct at their place of employment.  The woman reported it to her supervisor as rape. The client insisted that the encounter was consensual.  After two full jury trials he was vindicated and found not guilty on all four charges.

Rape – Reduced to Simple Assault and Battery

The client, a Freshman college student, took a girl home that he had meet at a Sorority party. He was later charged with rape. Lawyers worked with school administrators to ensure that the client was allowed to stay in school and attend classes. The client was allowed to travel abroad every summer. A successful plea was negotiated with the government for simple assault and battery thereby protecting the client from any potential requirement to register as a sexual offender.

 

Child Pornography – Straight Probation/No Jail Time

Lauren has twice successfully avoided indictment to Superior Court and negotiated plea deals to avoid all jail time in instances where significant amounts of child pornography were found on client’s computers.

 

Sex Offender Registry Board – Relief from Registration

The client a conviction for a single sexual offence in the 1980’s when he was a young man. He had since become a model citizen, even receiving a civil service award from the local police department. Lauren was able to convince a Superior Court judge to order that he be removed from the registry database.

 

Appeal – Battered Woman’s Syndrome is Recognized

Lauren was part of the team that convinced the Massachusetts Court of Appeals to recognize that battered women’s syndrome is real and can affect competency at trial. The woman at the heart of this case was released from prison, shortening her sentence by 20 years.

 

Appeal – Illegal Incarceration

After trial, an illegal sentence imposed incarcerated time on the client. Lauren immediately went to work to get an emergency hearing before a Single Justice of the Appeals Court. The client was incarcerated for less than 1 week and the conviction was eventually overturned.

 

Civil Rights/Police Misconduct – Plaintiff’s Award

The client had been operating under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. While he was held, officers slammed a cell door on his hand permanently severing the tips of two fingers.

 

Injunction – Halt to Deportation Proceedings

A gentleman died in immigration custody while awaiting deportation. The family was looking for justice. Prior to any case being filed the Federal government began deporting all witnesses to the events. Lauren was able to get a Federal judge to halt all deportations of these witnesses until they could be deposed by the parties to the legal action.

 

First Degree Murder – NOT GUILTY

Lauren was part of the team that represented a young African-American male accused of an execution style murder. Multiple eye witnesses gave statements to police. The case was tried twice to hung juries. The third Suffolk Superior jury found the client Not Guilty.

 

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