Criminal Justice Reform: Good Samaritan Law

On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. One part of the law that was amended was the “Good Samaritan Law.” The “Good Samaritan Law” (M.G.L. c. 94C § 34A), protects from criminal prosecution people who experience drug overdoses, and people who call for emergency medical help for another person experiencing a drug overdose. The law was put in place in order to encourage people to seek medical assistance for drug overdoses, without fear…Read more

Criminal Justice Reform: Effects on OUI Charges

On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. As part of this bill, certain changes were made that will have an effect on people charged with OUI (Operating under the Influence) in Massachusetts. Most of these changes will create additional obstacles for OUI defendants. With these changes, it is more important than ever to hire an experienced OUI Defense attorney to represent you. Speak with a Coughlin Law Group OUI Attorney today, either online…Read more