Tag: VALOR Act

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...

Brockton: Unlicensed Carrying of a Firearm: Dismissed (VALOR Act)

By: Christopher Coughlin
Mar 9, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client’s sibling called 911 to report that our client was making threats while brandishing a firearm. Police officers quickly arrived on the scene, and allegedly seized...

Newton: Domestic Assault & Battery: Dismissed (VALOR Act)

By: Christopher Coughlin
Jan 12, 2018
Summary of Facts: Our client was observed by a civilian witness striking an alleged victim on the side of the street, and then returning to his vehicle. The police were...

VALOR Act Provides Alternative to Prosecution for Certain Veterans

By: Christopher Coughlin
Oct 8, 2014
On May 31, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Senate Bill 2254, better known as the VALOR Act. See Governor’s Press Release. Among its many provisions, the VALOR Act...