Barnstable: Restraining Order Violation: Complaint Denied

Summary of Facts: While subject to a restraining order against a former partner, our client was accused of sending indecent e-mails to his ex-partner. Once the police were notified and conducted an investigation, the officers filed for a criminal complaint against our client. At this time, our client lived in a different state and needed local counsel to defend him. He hired Attorney Coughlin. Action: Attorney Coughlin coordinated with our long-distance client a review of all the evidence. Recognizing the lack of proof that showed our client was the person responsible for the…Read more

Barnstable: Restraining Order Violation: Complaint Denied

Summary of Facts: While subject to a restraining order against a former partner, our client was accused of sending indecent e-mails to his ex-partner. Once the police were notified, the officers filed for a criminal complaint against our client. At this time, our client lived in a different state and needed local counsel. He hired Attorney Coughlin. Action: Recognizing the lack of proof that showed our client was the person who sent the e-mails, Attorney Coughlin persuasively argued to the magistrate that there was insufficient evidence to establish probable cause. Outcome: The Court…Read more