Category: Breathalyzer

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...

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...

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...

Lynn: 2nd Offense OUI: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Feb 20, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was stopped at a roadblock on a major Massachusetts highway. After performing Field Sobriety Tests, our client was given a breathalyzer test and recorded a...

Warrant Required for Forced DUI Blood Draw, Supreme Court Rules

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 24, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling recently that reinforces the rights of people stopped by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. On April 17, 2013,...

Lower Alcohol Limit for Massachusetts OUI: Probably Not Anytime Soon

By: Christopher Coughlin
May 23, 2014
Each state has the authority to write and enforce its own criminal laws; however, this does not mean that the Federal government cannot make recommendations and push states to make...