Tag: OUI

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...

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...

Malden: Ignition Interlock Violation: Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Aug 14, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was required to use an Ignition Interlock device, as the result of a previous OUI. Our client was pulled over for a traffic violation, and...

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...

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...

Springfield: DWI/DUI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Apr 2, 2015
Summary of Facts: Our client (a physician) was stopped on his way home from a holiday party. His daughter and a friend were in the car with him when they...

Dorchester: DUI/DWI/OUI: Motion to Suppress Allowed and Case Dismissed

By: Christopher Coughlin
Nov 13, 2014
Summary of Facts: While driving to drop her friend off late one night on the campus of UMass-Boston, our client was stopped by the UMass-Boston police. The police approached our...