Seabrook, NH: DWI (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident while driving through New Hampshire on the way to Massachusetts. When police arrived on the scene, our client was given a number of Field Sobriety Tests, which our client did not complete to the satisfaction of the officer. Our client was then arrested, and given a breathalyzer test. Our client failed the breathalyzer test, recording a score of .09%. Our client was subsequently charged with DWI. Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin was hired to represent our client. Attorney Coughlin spoke at…Read more

Plaistow, NH: DWI (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped by a police officer after entering the driveway of his home. There had been reports that our client had been operating erratically. Our client was given a standard battery of Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed. Our client refused to take the breathalyzer test and was charged with Driving under the Influence. Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. Attorney Coughlin immediately got into contact with the police prosecutor, and began to negotiate the charges. At the first court appearance, Attorney Coughlin was able to negotiate…Read more

Manchester, NH: Assault (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was charged with Assault, after a third party witnessed what he believed to be our client slapping and pushing our client’s significant other. Our client and the alleged victim both made statements to the police, acknowledging the push, but denying the slap. Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin was hired to represent our client a just few weeks prior to the trial date. At the trial date, Attorney Coughlin presented our side of the story to the prosecutor and convinced them to drop all charges. Result: The Prosecutor dismissed the case against…Read more

Hillsborough Superior (NH): No State Prison

Hillsborough Superior Court - North, Nashua, NH: Our client was facing a possible sentence of 7 1/2 - 15 years in Concord (NH) state prison for a probation violation.  He had already plead guilty to a new offense (which was also the basis for the violation) so there was no defense.  Despite having a lengthy record and receiving a sentence after his recent plea, Attorney Coughlin successfully negotiated a sentence that will allow him to be released after serving less than one year in the county house of correction.  His probation, which could have continued well after he…Read more