In August of 2021, DM, a 24 year old Brazilian alien living in Lowell, got charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in Lowell. A Clerk-Magistrate hearing at Lowell District Court was set up for July 1, 2022. DM consulted with and retained Attorney Robert Lewin from Andover to represent him at the hearing. On July 1, 2022 Attorney Lewin and DM appeared in Lowell District Court for the hearing. Attorney Lewin advocated on DM’s behalf for no complaint to be issued against DM. At the conclusion of the hearing the Clerk-Magistrate agreed with Attorney Lewin’s request and ordered that if DM stayed out of trouble, then on December 31. 2022 the application for criminal complaint would be dismissed and the case closed without DM being charged. On December 31, 2022 that charge was dismissed without a criminal complaint being issued against DM.
In February 2023, DM got stopped again for unlicensed operation, no inspection sticker, and lights violation. This happened in Peabody. This time, however, DM was summonsed to appear in Peabody District court for an arraignment on April 5, 2023. (There was no Clerk-Magistrate hearing.) Once again DM retained Attorney Robert Lewin from Andover. Prior to the arraignment, Attorney Lewin spoke with the Assistant District Attorney at Peabody District Court. Attorney Lewin advocated on DM’s behalf for the case to be dismissed. The Assistant District Attorney agreed.
On April 5, 2023 Attorney Lewin and DM appeared in Peabody District Court. The case was called and Attorney Lewin explained to the Judge that the Commonwealth had agreed to dismiss the unlicensed operation charge and they had agreed to findings of NOT responsible being entered to the charges of no inspection sticker and the lights violation. The Judge accepted this joint recommendation of the parties. It was a complete win for DM.