Category: DUI

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...

Pulled Over by Police? Know Your Rights

By: Christopher Coughlin
Aug 16, 2019
If you are stopped by a police officer who suspects you of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OUI) in Massachusetts, it’s important to know your rights before making any...

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...

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...

Gloucester: 1st Offense OUI: Not Guilty

By: Christopher Coughlin
Aug 2, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was pulled over on his way home from a concert at Fenway Park in Boston after an observed traffic violation. He was stopped within blocks...

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...

Seabrook, NH: DWI: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Mar 15, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident while driving through New Hampshire on the way to Massachusetts. When police arrived on the scene, our...