Summary of Facts: Our client was reported by a 911 caller to have been threatening his father-in-law with a knife, while in their shared building. When the police arrived, our client was found in his room, sitting on his couch. He was then arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. Attorney Coughlin filed various pre-trial motions including a motion to suppress the knife discovered at the scene. At the trial date, the Commonwealth failed to bring all the witnesses necessary to prove the charge against our client. Attorney Coughlin, seeing the opportunity, successfully argued that the case should thus be dismissed.

Result: The serious felony charge against our client was dismissed, thereby protecting his record, and avoiding his incarceration.