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Boston Man Arrested on Assault Charges After Snow Shoveling Dispute

William Plaza, 38, of Hyde Park, was arrested on Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife following an argument over where to throw the snow he was shoveling in Boston’s Back Bay.

Plaza was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon after he allegedly threatened the other person with two knives. Although the argument initially began as verbal, it escalated when Plaza allegedly threw snow onto the other man. Thereafter, Plaza went inside one of the apartments and allegedly returned with two knives and stated “someone’s going to get stabbed.”

Boston Police Officers responded to the area and Plaza was arrested behind the building while sitting in his car.

Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon:
In Massachusetts, the crime of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon is punishable by imprisonment in the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years, or to state prison for up to 5 years.

In order to prove that an Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon occurred, the evidence must show that the defendant intended the Assault with a dangerous weapon, meaning that he consciously and deliberately intended the assault to occur – in other words, that it was not accidental or negligent.

Massachusetts criminal law defines ‘Assault‘ as either an attempt to commit a batter or offer by one person to do bodily injury to another by force and violence; or putting another in fear of immediate bodily injury.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending those charged with Crimes of Violence in Massachusetts, including the crime of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and is available 24/7 for consultation.

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