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

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

Brockton: Assault & Battery: Case Dismissed (prior to Arraignment)

Summary of Facts: Our client, who works in the health care industry, was involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot of a MBTA commuter rail station. He had just dropped his wife off at the station and was accused of initiating conflict with another commuter waiting for the train. What started out as a verbal argument quickly turned into a physical one. The police were called and when they arrived they interviewed both parties involved as well as other commuter witnesses. The investigation implicated our client as the aggressor. The police…Read more

Barnstable: Restraining Order Violation: Complaint Denied

Summary of Facts: While subject to a restraining order against a former partner, our client was accused of sending indecent e-mails to his ex-partner. Once the police were notified, the officers filed for a criminal complaint against our client. At this time, our client lived in a different state and needed local counsel. He hired Attorney Coughlin. Action: Recognizing the lack of proof that showed our client was the person who sent the e-mails, Attorney Coughlin persuasively argued to the magistrate that there was insufficient evidence to establish probable cause. Outcome: The Court…Read more