Category: Articles

Brunch OUI | Massachusetts Daytime Drunk Driving

By: Christopher Coughlin
Dec 18, 2019
Bay Staters Drunk Driving at Brunch Massachusetts ranks #6 in daytime drunk driving fatalities, according to a new study. Insurance company QuoteWizard synthesized data from the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Why You Need a Lawyer for a Boston Clerk Magistrate Hearing

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 16, 2019
While many people assume that criminal activity of any sort will result in an immediate arrest and arraignment, this is not necessarily the case. In Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 218,...

Is Encore Boston Harbor a Bad Bet? Police Respond to Several Fights

By: Christopher Coughlin
Sep 10, 2019
This June, the Encore Boston Harbor hotel and casino opened its doors. The 33-acre development, the largest of its kind in the state of Massachusetts, sits just outside of Boston...

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...

Criminal Justice Reform Bill: Effects on Theft Offenses

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jun 11, 2018
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. The Attorneys at...

Criminal Justice Reform Bill: Changes to Diversion Programs

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 7, 2018
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. The attorneys at...

Criminal Justice Reform Bill: Changes to Drug Laws

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 3, 2018
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. The Attorneys at Coughlin...

Criminal Justice Reform Bill: Expansion of “Good Samaritan Law” for Drug Possession

By: Christopher Coughlin
Apr 23, 2018
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. The Attorneys at Coughlin...

Criminal Justice Reform Bill: What an OUI Defendant Should Know

By: Christopher Coughlin
Apr 23, 2018
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that made a number of important changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Justice System. The Attorneys at Coughlin...