Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

Attorney Leone represented a juvenile at a Clerk- Magistrate’s “show cause hearing” in the West Roxbury District Court. The juvenile in this particular case had been accused of having committed the crime of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. At the hearing to determine whether there was probable cause, Attorney Leone was able to successfully cross examine witnesses and argue the matter to the Clerk-Magistrate in defense of the client, and the Clerk-Magistrate agreed not to issue the criminal Continue Reading

Charged with Inhalation of a Toxic Substance and Possession of Class B Drugs

Attorney Leone defended a client that was charged with Inhalation of a Toxic Substance, Possession of Class B Drugs, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. Attorney Leone was able to get the OUI charge dismissed after an evidentiary hearing before the Clerk Magistrate, and subsequently argued the merits of the defense of the Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Charge, the Inhalation of a Toxic Substance Charge, and the Continue Reading

OUI charge dismissed at Clerk-Magistrate Hearing, Dedham District Court

Our client was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI) Attorney Leone defended a client at a Clerk-Magistrate hearing at the Dedham District Court. A Clerk-Magistrate hearing is a hearing whereby the Clerk-Magistrate determines whether the Complainant (often a local police department) has proved that there is probable cause that a crime was committed. If the Clerk Magistrate decides that there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed, then most often Continue Reading

Ways to Discover Hidden Assets During a Divorce

Despite complications to the marriage, most people enter the divorce process believing their soon to be ex-spouse is an honest person. Unfortunately, this is not always the situation. The fact is, dishonesty is a common reason for seeking a divorce. Even if you have no reason to suspect your former partner is dishonest, there is still good cause to be curious and concerned about their finances heading into a divorce. Once a divorce begins, many people will do whatever it Continue Reading

Can the terms of my Separation/Divorce Agreement/Order be modified?

Whether or not the terms or provisions of a separation/divorce agreement may be modified and how to go about getting those terms or provisions modified will depend on a number of things including the language in the agreement, the actual terms or provisions that one is seeking to modify and the circumstances bringing about the request for a modification. In light of the very particular and specific rules relative to the modification of a separation/divorce agreement, it would be most Continue Reading

Divorce 101: A Quick Intro To Filing For Divorce In Massachusetts

Many couples start out in marriage with great hopes and expectations, only to end up in a relationship that unfortunately does not work. There are many steps in the divorce process in Massachusetts and just as many avenues to take depending on your situation. Here is a brief introduction to filing for divorce in Massachusetts and some of what you may encounter. A divorce can be categorized as “no-fault” or “fault.” Definitions of “fault” include adultery, desertion, cruel and abusive Continue Reading

Extremely Helpful, Knowledgeable, and Professional

I worked with Joseph during a free 30-minute consultation provided by my insurance on a landlord-tenant issue. Joseph was extremely helpful during the call – he asked questions to clarify the case and gave me an informed legal perspective. He did not have to look anything up or otherwise waste time. He acted professionally and candidly. I would highly recommend Joseph to prospective clients. by A. Petralia, Landlord Tenant Client Continue Reading

Family Law Court Orders: Contempt and Enforcement of Court Orders

When parties divorce in Massachusetts, a Judgment of Divorce Nisi will enter ninety days before the divorce becomes absolute, or final. If the parties executed a Separation Agreement in connection with their divorce, that Separation Agreement will be incorporated into the Judgment of Divorce and become an Order of the Court. If the parties actually have a trial in connection with their divorce, the Court will make an Order after that trial, based on the evidence offered at trial. Whether Continue Reading

Highly Recommend Attorney Joseph Leone

Attorney Joseph Leone handled a non-compete, employment case for our company with outstanding professionalism and favorable results. His knowledge, demeanor, and advice was impressive. He saved us money, time and aggravation by expediting the process. His conduct in the court room was confident and effective. He listened to our concerns and accommodated our wishes throughout the process. We highly recommend him. Continue Reading

Outstanding Representation – Employment Law

I worked with Attorney Leone on an employment law matter. He was very responsive to the initial request regarding whether or not representation was necessary. Attorney Leone was equally responsive to subsequent questions both via telephone and email. I quickly assessed that his legal knowledge and ability to analyze the employment matter was outstanding. Attorney Leone was very honest, and I trusted his judgment. His communications were descriptive and clear yet easy to understand. His fee structure was more than Continue Reading