Author: Christopher B. Coughlin

Judge Rules that Breath Tests Results Cannot Currently Be Admitted – What These Means for OUI Defendants

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jan 16, 2019
Background In 2011, Massachusetts police departments began using the Draeger 9510 breathalyzer machine to measure the blood alcohol content (“BAC”) of people arrested for drunk driving. At that time, the...

The BRAVE Act: How veterans and active duty military may avoid OUI prosecution

By: Christopher Coughlin
Nov 20, 2018
When the landmark Criminal Justice Reform bill was signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in April of 2018, a number of substantial changes were made to the criminal...

Seabrook, NH: Aggravated DWI: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Nov 7, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped by a police officer for speeding. The officer, suspicious of DWI, had our client take field sobriety tests, which were captured on the...

Lawrence: Reckless Endangerment of a Child: Pre-Trial Probation

By: Christopher Coughlin
Nov 1, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client worked as a school van driver, transporting children to and from homes outside of their school district. With a student in his van, and on...

Worcester: OUI: Not Guilty

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 23, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped for a minor traffic violation when driving home from a wedding. The officer questioned him and observed signs that he believed indicated impairment...

South Boston: OUI: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 22, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was travelling home with multiple passengers and was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident. Our client was suspected of OUI and given a number...

Chelsea: Possession of Narcotics: Record Sealed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 9, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was a licensed nurse in Massachusetts who was relocating to another state. Our client’s application in that state for a nursing license required that she...

Roxbury: Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Sep 5, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was charged with leaving the scene of personal injury and leaving the scene of property damage after his car was located near a motor vehicle...

Cambridge: Witness Intimidation: Pre-Trial Probation

By: Christopher Coughlin
Aug 20, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client’s friend was charged with serious offenses in Superior Court. Our client called the alleged victim in her friend’s case in an attempt to retrieve some...

Malden: Ignition Interlock Violation: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Aug 14, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was required to use an Ignition Interlock device, as the result of a previous OUI. Our client was pulled over for a traffic violation, and...