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Gloucester: 1st Offense OUI: Not Guilty
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 of his home. Our client submitted to Field Sobriety Testing. Our client was arrested and given a chemical breath test. The breath test resulted in a reading over the legal limit. Our client was subsequently charged with a first offense OUI, and a marked lanes violation.
Action: Attorney Christopher Coughlin was hired to represent our client. Attorney Coughlin filed a Motion to Suppress the breathalyzer results. The motion was never heard, as the Prosecutor agreed to not use the breathalyzer results against our client. Attorney Coughlin advised our client to waive his right to a trial by jury, and instead try the case in front of a judge. The police officers involved testified against our client, and were skillfully cross-examined by Attorney Coughlin. After hearing the case, the judge found our client not guilty of OUI.
Result: Our client was found not guilty. He was thus spared from an OUI conviction and all the collateral consequences attached.