Category: Criminal

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...

Chelsea: Domestic Assault & Battery: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 5, 2018
Summary of Facts:  The police were called to our client’s residence in response to an alleged domestic assault. Upon their arrival, our client’s spouse stated to the officers that our...

Natick: Criminal Motor Vehicle Violations: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 4, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was pulled over by a Massachusetts State Trooper for travelling 90 M.P.H. in 65 M.P.H. zone. After a brief encounter between our client and the...

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...

Concord: Assault: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Mar 14, 2018
Summary of Facts: Officers responded to our client’s home for reports of a domestic disturbance. Our client’s spouse informed the officers who responded that our client had made a violent...

Brockton: Unlicensed Carrying of a Firearm: Dismissed (VALOR Act)

By: Christopher Coughlin
Mar 9, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client’s sibling called 911 to report that our client was making threats while brandishing a firearm. Police officers quickly arrived on the scene, and allegedly seized...

Roxbury: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 6, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was reported by a 911 caller to have been threatening his father-in-law with a knife, while in their shared building. When the police arrived, our...

Gloucester: Criminal Motor Vehicle Violation: Case Dismissed (Prior to Arraignment)

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jan 9, 2018
Summary of Facts:  Our client’s motor vehicle was found parked illegally by an Officer of the Gloucester Police Department. When the officer queried the vehicle’s license plates, it was discovered...

Manchester, NH: Assault (DISMISSED)

By: Christopher Coughlin
Dec 22, 2017
Summary of Facts: Our client was charged with Assault, after a third party witnessed what he believed to be our client slapping and pushing our client’s significant other. Our client and...