The following is a sample of cases Attorney Arthur L. Kelly has handled over the last 10+ years.
Unfortunately the Covid-19 crisis appears to still be with us. As I had earlier reported, the Court(s) are back in full earnest with countless cases still suffering from the ‘COVID backlog’ and awaiting trial.
I wish all who visit this site, safeness and wellness now and throughout the end of this pandemic, which as everyone knows – has affected and shaped our lives and all who we care for and love – in so many ways.
Take care, Arthur L. Kelly 2/8/2023
RESULTS OF THE LAST 116 out of 125 O.U.I. Trials and ‘other’ Criminal Bench or Jury Trails or Clerk Magistrate Hearings – NOT GUILTY OR DISMISSED !
2023 Case Summaries
February 7, 2023
Newburyport District Court
No. 2222 CR 1501
Client, 55-year old male, self employed successful businessman is charged with A&B upon his girlfriend. He has prior criminal record. The Client denies ANY physical contact with her during a verbal argument at his home. She calls 911, of course he is arrested and an eventual trial date is set. She hires an attorney who represents to the Court that the GF has a 5th Amendment Right that she wishes to invoke. After a colloquy by the judge with the GF – the Court DISMISSES the Criminal Complaint upon motion by Atty. Kelly.
RESULT: CLEAN RECORD PRESERVED – CASE DISMISSED.
January 18, 2023
Concord District Court
Criminal Clerk’s Hearing
No. 2247 AC 1642
Client, 20-year old male, with no criminal record is charged with ‘ leaving the scene after causing property damage ’. Apparently the motor vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck a utility pole causing extensive damage. Fortunately he or no one else was injured. He apparently ran from the site and did not report the accident. He is eventually charged by the police based on eyewitness testimony and items belonging to him that were left in the car. His parents hire Atty. Kelly who convinces the Clerk Magistrate this day that he ‘deserves a second chance’ and not to issue the criminal complaint. The Magistrate agrees and leaves the ‘matter’ open for 3 months. At the successful conclusion of this period of time – his case will not be entered in the Criminal Court Session.
RESULT: NON-ISSUANCE OF CRIMINAL COMPLAINT.
January 13, 2023
Milford District Court
No. 2266 CR 776
Client, 44-year old male is charged with assaulting hospital staff and his eventually arraigned on several counts of assault and battery. Attorney Kelly is retained and arranges for the Client to undergo a mental health evaluation. A psychiatrist opines that the Client must now continue to stay compliant with newly prescribed medication and counseling ( that was not previously diagnosed or provided ). As a result, he is placed upon ‘Pre-Trial Probation’ by the Court whereby he must continually follow the aforementioned for a year. At the successful conclusion of same – his case will be DISMISSED with no prosecution.
RESULT: ANTICIPATED DISMISSAL
January 11, 2023
Natick District Court
No. 2187 CR 286
Client, 26-year old male is charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon ( a felony ). It was alleged that the Client cut a portion of women’s hair with a pair of scissors during a sex act. The ‘victim’ was not aware of the hair cutting until the next day. She reports this to the police 8 months after the incident. The case finally goes to trial this day and the Client is found Guilty of Assault and Battery only ( a misdemeanor ). NOT GUILTY OF A&B /DW. He is placed on probation and ordered to seek counseling.
RESULT: NOT GUILTY OF CHARGED FELONY.