Roxbury: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (DISMISSED)

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…Read more

Falmouth: Assault and Battery: Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Police were called regarding a domestic disturbance at our client's (a marketing professional) house. The police found a chaotic scene in which multiple family member's described a physical altercation that just occurred. Some of the individuals had visible injuries and everyone was emotionally upset. It was reported to the police that our client hit another household member with a large household item. Our client was arrested for Assault and Battery on a Household Member and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Action: Our client hired Attorney Ciraulo after her…Read more

Barnstable: Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon: Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Our client (a physician) and her spouse became involved in a verbal and physical altercation in their home. Both parties suffered minor injuries and the police were called. After speaking with both our client and her spouse, the police claimed that our client was the instigator and charged her with assault and battery on a domestic partner and assault with a dangerous weapon. Action: Attorney Ciraulo worked with our client to craft a defense based on certain privileges belonging to our client and her spouse. Once advised by Attorney Ciraulo,…Read more