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South Boston: OUI: Dismissed
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 of field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident. In the arresting officer’s opinion, our client failed all of the tests. Our client was then arrested, and took a breathalyzer test at the police station. Our client scored above the legal limit on the breath test. The Commonwealth then charged our client with OUI 1st offense and negligent operation of vehicle.
Action: The Coughlin Law Group was hired to represent our client. Attorneys Christopher Coughlin and Alexander Conley reviewed the case, made a number of court appearances and determined that the case should be scheduled for trial. On the day of trial, the prosecutor had trouble getting the necessary witnesses in order to introduce the breathalyzer test results against our client. Attorney Coughlin discussed the matter with the prosecutor, who ultimately filed a Nolle Prosequi, or in other words, the prosecutor voluntarily dismissed the whole case.
Result: The charges against our client were voluntarily dismissed at the request of the District Attorney’s office. Our client was not convicted of OUI, and not subject to any of the associated collateral consequences.