Seabrook, NH: DWI (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident while driving through New Hampshire on the way to Massachusetts. When police arrived on the scene, our client was given a number of Field Sobriety Tests, which our client did not complete to the satisfaction of the officer. Our client was then arrested, and given a breathalyzer test. Our client failed the breathalyzer test, recording a score of .09%. Our client was subsequently charged with DWI. Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin was hired to represent our client. Attorney Coughlin spoke at…Read more

Plaistow, NH: DWI (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped by a police officer after entering the driveway of his home. There had been reports that our client had been operating erratically. Our client was given a standard battery of Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed. Our client refused to take the breathalyzer test and was charged with Driving under the Influence. Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. Attorney Coughlin immediately got into contact with the police prosecutor, and began to negotiate the charges. At the first court appearance, Attorney Coughlin was able to negotiate…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

Man Charged for Drunk Driving After Reporting an Accident

It is rare that a person is punished for doing the right thing. However, recently, a Massachusetts man, who believed he was doing just that, was slapped with criminal charges shortly after reporting an accident. According to authorities, the 21-year-old man walked into a Massachusetts police station early one morning to report an accident in which he was involved. Local officers spoke to the individual, and they subsequently detected the smell of alcohol on the motorist's breath. Police initiated a field sobriety test, and a breath test suggested that the man was not…Read more