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

Falmouth: Criminal Harassment: Dismissed

Summary of Facts: After first hiring a lawyer who was unable to get the outcome our client needed, our client hired Attorney Coughlin to take over the matter. In this case, the victim reported to the police that someone had posted insulting and derogatory blog posts on the Internet about her. The victim told police that she had a restraining order against our client and that she believed our client was the person responsible for the blog posts. Our client was later arrested and charged with criminal harassment. The first attorney had filed…Read more

Barnstable: Possession of Cocaine: Motion to Dismiss Allowed

Summary of Facts: Our client was a young woman that made a mistaking in trusting her boyfriend.  She was a passenger in a car that he was driving.  After being stopped by police, the boyfriend attempted to rid himself of the illegal narcotics he was carrying by throwing them toward our client's purse.  Because of the large quantity and packaging, both were subsequently arrested for possession with intent to distribute a class B substance. Action: Attorney Coughlin drafted a motion to dismiss challenging the Commonwealth's evidence. At hearing attorney Coughlin argued there was no…Read more