Category: Criminal

Barnstable: Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 27, 2015
Summary of Facts: Our client (a physician) and her spouse became involved in a verbal and physical altercation in their home. Both parties suffered minor injuries and the police were...

“Pocket Parks” Reduce Housing Options for People Convicted of Sex Crimes

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 23, 2015
In a trend that is gaining momentum throughout the country, a growing number of communities are establishing tiny parks in an effort to drive registered sex offenders out of town....

Barnstable: Restraining Order Violation: Complaint Denied

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jul 24, 2014
Summary of Facts: While subject to a restraining order against a former partner, our client was accused of sending indecent e-mails to his ex-partner. Once the police were notified, the...

Dangerous Synthetic Drug “Molly” Has Hit the Streets of Boston

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 23, 2014
“Molly” – a nickname derived from “molecule” – is a highly addictive synthetic drug that has burst onto the U.S. club scene and is being abused mostly by younger people....

Barnstable: Unlawful Possession of Firearm: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jun 1, 2013
Summary of Facts: While investigating a different matter in an apartment complex, police officers claimed to have observed our client engaging in suspicious activity in his home. The police went to...

Barnstable: Unlawful Possession of Firearm: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 29, 2013
Summary of Facts: While investigating a different case in an apartment complex, police officers claimed to have observed our client engaging in suspicious activity in his home. The police went...

Barnstable: Gun Charges and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Mar 30, 2012
Summary of Facts: Barnstable police received reports of shots fired and individuals fleeing in different directions. When officers arrived on the scene, the police observed our client and other people...

Barnstable: Possession of Cocaine: Motion to Dismiss Allowed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 2, 2011
Summary of Facts: Our client was a young woman that made a mistaking in trusting her boyfriend.  She was a passenger in a car that he was driving.  After being...

Hillsborough Superior (NH): No State Prison

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 2, 2011
Hillsborough Superior Court – North, Nashua, NH: Our client was facing a possible sentence of 7 1/2 – 15 years in Concord (NH) state prison for a probation violation.  He had already plead guilty...