Category: DUI

Lynn: 2nd Offense OUI: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 20, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped at a roadblock on a major Massachusetts highway. After performing Field Sobriety Tests, our client was given a breathalyzer test and recorded a...

Plaistow, NH: DWI: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jan 12, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped by a police officer after entering the driveway of his home. There had been reports that our client had been operating erratically. Our...

Roxbury District Court: OUI: Not Guilty

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 19, 2016
Summary of Facts: Our client was found passed out behind the wheel of a car on a street in Boston. After officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance, they...

Medical Marijuana and Drugged Driving in Massachusetts

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 23, 2016
Voters in Massachusetts voted in November 2012 to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but lawmakers are still working out the details of how to incorporate the reform...

Warrant Required for Forced DUI Blood Draw, Supreme Court Rules

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 24, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling recently that reinforces the rights of people stopped by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. On April 17, 2013,...

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

By: Christopher Coughlin
Apr 19, 2015
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...

Springfield: DWI/DUI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Apr 2, 2015
Summary of Facts: Our client (a physician) was stopped on his way home from a holiday party. His daughter and a friend were in the car with him when they...

Dorchester: DUI/DWI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Nov 13, 2014
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...

Lower Alcohol Limit for Massachusetts OUI: Probably Not Anytime Soon

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 23, 2014
Each state has the authority to write and enforce its own criminal laws; however, this does not mean that the Federal government cannot make recommendations and push states to make...

Man Charged for Drunk Driving After Reporting an Accident

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 6, 2014
It is rare that a person is punished for doing the right thing. However, recently, a Massachusetts man, who believed he was doing just that, was slapped with criminal charges...