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

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