Boston: Gun Charges and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon: Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Our client was facing gun charges. He was pulled over after police received numerous reports of shots fired in downtown Boston. 911 callers were only able to provide police with a vague description of the suspects. Once stopped, the police order our client out of the car and handcuffed him. After a questionable identification procedure with two supposed eyewitnesses, the police arrested our client and the other persons in the car. The police searched the car and found ammunition in the backseat. Our client was charged with multiple firearms offenses…Read more

Boston: Drug Possession and Trespassing: Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Our client was charged with drug possession and trespassing. Boston Police observed him in an alleyway that was believed to be a high drug area and was marked with "no trespassing" signs. The police approached and arrested our client for trespass. Shortly after arresting him, the police patted our client down and discovered illegal drugs. Our client was charged with drug possession and trespassing. Action: Attorney Coughlin investigated the scene to determine the validity of the trespass charge. Upon reviewing further evidence and police reports, Attorney Coughlin litigated a motion to…Read more

Dedham: Shoplifting: Case Dismissed (Prior to Arraignment)

Summary of Facts: Our client was accused of stealing items from a store in the Dedham mall. A loss prevention officer claimed she observed our client enter a dressing room with a number of items and then leave that dressing room without the same number of items. Loss prevention claimed to have then searched the dressing room looking for the additional items without finding any. Action: Attorney Coughlin informed the client of her right to challenge the case prior to the issuance of a formal criminal complaint. We met with her and her…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

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

Boston: Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Dismissed (prior to Arraignment)

Summary of Facts: Our client was allegedly observed driving twice the speed limit on a major thoroughfare in Boston. The police pulled our client over and claimed to smell alcohol on our client's breath. Our client admitted to the trooper that he had been drinking earlier in the evening. The trooper ordered our client to perform field sobriety tests and our client complied and passed two out of three. Our client was cited for multiple traffic violations and criminally charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Action: Attorney Coughlin continued our client's…Read more

Boston: Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Dismissed (prior to Arraignment)

Summary of Facts: Our client was allegedly observed driving twice the speed limit on a major thoroughfare in Boston. The police pulled our client over and claimed to smell alcohol on our client's breath. Our client admitted to the trooper that he had been drinking earlier in the evening. The trooper ordered our client to perform field sobriety tests and our client complied and passed two out of three. Our client was cited for multiple traffic violations and criminally charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Action: Attorney Coughlin continued our client's…Read more

Springfield: DWI/DUI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

Summary of Facts: Our client (a physician) was stopped on his way home from a holiday party. His daughter and a friend were in the car with him when they came upon a sobriety checkpoint (a.k.a. DUI roadblock). Our client rolled down his window and had some conversation with the initial trooper (the "screener"). Based on an alleged odor of alcohol our client was directed to drive his car into the evaluation area (the "pit"). In the pit our client was ordered out of his car and made to take field sobriety tests. After…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

Dorchester: DUI/DWI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

Summary of Facts: While driving to drop her friend off late one night on the campus of UMass-Boston, our client was stopped by the UMass-Boston police. The police approached our client's car and began to question our client. The officers claimed that our client exhibited the usual signs of intoxication: strong odor of alcohol and glassy red eyes. The police ordered our client out of the car, forced her to do field sobriety tests, and then arrested her. The officers asserted our client was combative and uncooperative. Action: Detecting the unlawful nature of…Read more
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