On October 6, 2020, JG, a 25 year old man from Brazil, was stopped by the Danvers Police and issued a citation for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Her ignored the citation. He and his wife left the country and when they tried to return they were stopped at the Canadian Border and were denied entry back into the US. The reason: he had a warrant in Salem District Court for that unlicensed operation. JG called Salem District Court and was told he had to come back or he had to get a lawyer and see if the lawyer could resolve the case for him. JG spoke with Attorney Robert Lewin from Andover. On On Friday, December 31. 2021 JG paid Attorney Lewin’s legal fee by wire transfer from Canada. On the next business day, Monday, January 3, 2022 Attorney Lewin went over to Salem District Court to obtain all the court papers and speak with the DA’s Office. After reviewing the Court papers and the police report Attorney Lewin felt this was a case that could be settled immediately. Attorney Lewin requested that the case be sent into the Courtroom and the Clerk-Magistrate agreed and sent the case in to be heard by the Judge. Attorney Lewin spoke with the District Attorney who agreed to dismiss the case.
The case was called and Attorney Lewin explained to the Judge that his client was in Canada and could not get back into the US because of the warrant. Attorney Lewin explained to the Judge that the DA had agreed to dismiss the case. Attorney L:ewin requested that the dismissal be entered prior to arraignment. The Judge agreed and within two hours of Attorney Lewin’s arrival at the Court the case was called, the warrant was cancelled, and the case was dismissed prior to arraignment and JG never left his apartment in Canada!
When a case is dismissed prior to arraignment no criminal record is created and no entry is made in the statewide criminal offender record information (CORI) system. Needless to say JG was a happy client.
Attorney Lewin was an Assistant District Attorney from 1971 t0 1975. He has been practicing criminal defense law since 1975 and has an enviable record of success in defending all crimes and clearing court warrants. There are very few lawyers who can match his level of knowledge, experience and expertise.