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