Concord: Domestic Assault (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Officers responded to our client’s home for reports of a domestic disturbance. Our client’s spouse informed the officers who responded that our client had made a violent threat with a chair. Our client was also interviewed, and denied having done this. Nonetheless, our client was arrested and charged with assault. Action: Coughlin Law Group was hired to defend to our client against this charge, as well as in a restraining order filed by our client’s spouse. Prior to the first hearing, and after tempers had calmed down, Attorney Christopher Coughlin…Read more

Brockton: Carrying a Firearm (DISMISSED – VALOR ACT)

Summary of Facts: Our client’s sibling called 911 to report that our client was making threats while brandishing a firearm. Police officers quickly arrived on the scene, and allegedly seized a firearm and ammunition from our client. The seized firearm was an old family heirloom. Our client was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID card. Action: Coughlin Law Group, through Senior Counsel Jon Ciraulo, was hired to represent our client. Upon learning that our client had previously served in the United States…Read more

Newton: Domestic Assault (DISMISSED – VALOR ACT)

Summary of Facts: Our client was observed by a civilian witness striking an alleged victim on the side of the street, and then returning to their vehicle. The police were called and given the vehicle's plate number. Police Officers interviewed the witnesses, and located our client’s vehicle as it was in the driveway of our client’s house. Both our client and the alleged victim were interviewed. Both our client and the alleged victim indicated that there had been a verbal, and then physical, altercation between them. Our client was arrested and charged with…Read more

Gloucester: Criminal Motor Vehicle Violation (DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT)

Summary of Facts: Our client’s motor vehicle was found parked illegally by an Officer of the Gloucester Police Department. When the officer queried the vehicle’s license plates, it was discovered that the vehicle’s insurance had lapsed and that our client’s license had been suspended as a result. The officer mailed our client a citation, charging her with an uninsured motor vehicle and a suspended license. The citation was delivered almost two weeks later, on the day before Thanksgiving. When our client attempted to exercise her right to a magistrate’s hearing after the holiday,…Read more