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Roxbury: Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury: Dismissed
Summary of Facts: Our client was charged with leaving the scene of personal injury and leaving the scene of property damage after his car was located near a motor vehicle accident. The only eyewitnesses gave a generic description of the driver of our client’s vehicle. Our client was located and charged based only on the contact information tied to his vehicle’s registration.
Action: Our firm was hired to defend the charges against our client. Attorney Christopher Coughlin discussed the charges at length with the prosecutors in Roxbury. Attorney Coughlin specifically explained the lack of evidence. While the prosecutors did not initially dismiss the case, Attorney Coughlin and our client were more than happy to take the case to trial. On the day of trial, the eyewitness did not appear in Court. Based on the prosecutor’s representation that they could not go to trial without the eyewitness, and the relative weakness of the case, the Court ordered that the case be dismissed.
Result: All the charges against our client were dismissed.