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Cambridge: Witness Intimidation: Pre-Trial Probation
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 of her friend’s belongings from the alleged victim. The alleged victim contacted the police, alleging that our client made threats. Our client was charged with witness intimidation.
Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin was hired by our client. Attorney Coughlin filed a number of motions in order to best situate our client’s case. These included motions to compel certain documents, and even a motion to dismiss the case based on discovery violations. While these motions were not successful, the use of the motions and subsequent negotiations resulted in the prosecution ultimately agreeing to dispose of the case with pre-trial probation.
Result: Our client was given one year of pre-trial probation, with the only condition being that our client takes a mental health evaluation. After the expiration of this period, the case is set to be dismissed.