Dorchester: Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute (DISMISSED)

Summary of Facts: Our client was suspected of possessing firearms, leading to a search warrant being granted for our client’s home. Police stopped our client, took the keys to our client’s home, and entered. Inside they discovered a bag filled with marijuana. Our client was then charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class D Drug (marijuana). Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin represented our client. Attorney Coughlin filed a motion to suppress the evidence seized at our client’s home, arguing the invalidity of the search warrant. On the date of trial, months after…Read more

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

Boston: Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle: Dismissed (prior to Arraignment)

Summary of Facts: Our client was allegedly observed driving twice the speed limit on a major thoroughfare in Boston. The police pulled our client over and claimed to smell alcohol on our client's breath. Our client admitted to the trooper that he had been drinking earlier in the evening. The trooper ordered our client to perform field sobriety tests and our client complied and passed two out of three. Our client was cited for multiple traffic violations and criminally charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Action: Attorney Coughlin continued our client's…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

Boston: DUI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed

Summary of Facts: Our client was a mid-twenties professional that worked in Boston for a tech startup. He was stopped one weekend night for driving the wrong way down a one way street. The Boston Police officer that stopped our client claimed he detected a strong odor of alcohol and observed other signs of alcohol use and impairment. He order our client to exit his vehicle and eventually placed him under arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI/DUI). At the police station the client was administered a breathalyzer test and the…Read more