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

Hillsborough Superior (NH): No State Prison

Hillsborough Superior Court - North, Nashua, NH: Our client was facing a possible sentence of 7 1/2 - 15 years in Concord (NH) state prison for a probation violation.  He had already plead guilty to a new offense (which was also the basis for the violation) so there was no defense.  Despite having a lengthy record and receiving a sentence after his recent plea, Attorney Coughlin successfully negotiated a sentence that will allow him to be released after serving less than one year in the county house of correction.  His probation, which could have continued well after he…Read more