Natick: Criminal Motor Vehicle Violations (DISMISSED BY CLERK MAGISTRATE)

Summary of Facts: Our client was pulled over by a Massachusetts State Trooper for travelling 90 M.P.H. in 65 M.P.H. zone. After a brief encounter between our client and the trooper, it was discovered that our client had inadvertently let her driver’s license expire. The officer issued a citation. Subsequently, our client was given a notice to appear for a Magistrate’s hearing, on charges of speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin was hired to represent our client for the Magistrate’s hearing. He advised our client to renew…Read more

Dorchester: Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was suspected of possessing firearms, leading to a search warrant being granted for our client’s home. Police stopped our client, took the keys to our client’s home, and entered. Inside they discovered a bag filled with marijuana. Our client was then charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class D Drug (marijuana). Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. Attorney Coughlin filed a motion to suppress the evidence seized at our client’s home, arguing the invalidity of the search warrant. On the date of trial, months after…Read more

Prescription Drug Take-Back Program Aims to Curb Abuse

With another successful National Prescription Drug Take-Back event - this time taking in nearly 200 tons of expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications - behind us, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants to keep the public's focus on the hazards associated with improper prescription drug disposal. Due to the ever-rising numbers of prescription drug abusers across the country, it is now more important than ever that access to unused prescription drugs be strictly limited. The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health shoes that more people abuse prescription…Read more