Case Results

May 2017

Charges: OUI 2nd Offense

Facts: Client was pulled over for driving with no headlights, and crossing the double yellow line, once pulled over the officer observed bloodshot eyes, slurred and mumbled speech and a strong odor of alcohol. He was asked to take field sobriety tests but could not do them. Once back at the station he refused to take a breath test.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Jury in the district court, during cross-examination it became clear that the Officer left several key items out of his report that showed my client was not impaired, after two officers testified against my client a verdict of NOT GUILTY was entered.
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April 2017

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for erractic operation, she was asked out of her car and took several field sobriety tests which she failed. She was extremely upset due to a fight with her boyfriend that the officer took to believe she was impaired by alcohol. She was arrested and charged with DWI and refused the breath test.

Result: This matter went before a Judge in the district court, during the officers testimony it became clear my client was just upset due to the personal matter she was dealing with and not impaired by alcohol. After trial the Judge returned a verdict of Not Guilty!.
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March 2017

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for negligent driving, the officers felt he was imparied and field sobriety tests were conducted, after being deemed a failure he was arrested and refusted the breat test.

Result: This matter was scheduled for a bench trial when the State agreed to dismiss the DWI charge and my client plead only to negligent driving.
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February 2017

Charges: Under 21 OUI

Facts: Client was in a accident with a parked car, he refused to conduct any tests and was arrested and charged with OUI.

Result: At trial the Judge felt the Commonwealth could not meet its burden and found my client Not Guilty, shortly after a motion to return his license was allowed and his license was fully restored.
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January 2017

Charges: DWI, Possession of Controlled Drugs

Facts: Client was pulled over for suspicion of DWI, during the initial conversation the officer asked to search my client's vehicle, she declined, a subsequent search warrant was obtained and the vehicle was searched and drugs found.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to suppress for an illegal search, after a hearing the motion was allowed and the charges were dismissed.
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December 2016

Charges: OUI

Facts: Client was stopped in a checkpoint, passed all field tests but blew a .08 on the PBT and was arrested for OUI.

Result: Prior to trial I could see the flaws in the Commonwealth's case and a good feeling a bench trial would be the best way to go. During trial one officer testified and agreed my client was cooperative and passed the tests, after a one hour trial the Judge returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was in a one car accident, on scene he refused all field sobriety tests and refused the breath test.

Result: One the day of trial I worked out a deal dismissing the DWI and replacing it with a minor motor vehicle offense. My client didn't even lose his license.
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Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for a minor motor vehicle violation on July 4, 2016, he failed all field sobriety tests and agreed to a blood test, the results being .19.

Result: This matter was marked for trial as I knew the State had not properly submitted the blood test records. The Judge agreed and dismissed the Aggravated DWI as well as a straight DWI, based on this my client plead to the motor vehicle violation and lost his license for a short period of time but avoided having a DWI on his record and mandatory jail time.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was stopped in a checkpoint, failed all field tests and blew a .12 on the breathalyzer.

Result: One the day of trial the prosecution was looking to continue the case due to a missing witness, I objected to this and given this fact the State agreed to dismiss the DWI charge and she plead to a motor vehicle offense and lost her license for 60 days, but keeping a clean record.
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November 2016

Charges: OUI 2nd Offense

Facts: Client was in a head on collision, his car was found on the wrong side of the road, he smelt of alcohol and refused a breath test.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Jury, three people including two police officers testified that they felt my client was impaired. During cross examination I was able to expose the holes in the State's case, after a short deliberation the Jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
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October 2016

Charges: OUI 3rd Offense.

Facts: Client was pulled over for a headlight out, he admitted to drinking and refused to take all tests, including a breath test.

Result: At trial I was able to show the Jury the flaws in the Commonwealths case,after trial a verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned.
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September 2016

Charges: Under 21 DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for a minor motor vehicle violation, he was 18 years old at the time. Took 3 field tests and was deemed a failure on all of them, he also refused to take a breath test. He was charged with DWI.

Result: This matter was marked for motion to suppress as I felt the State did not have sufficient evidence to stop my client. On the day of the hearing the State agreed to dismiss the DWI and my client plead to a civil violation and a short license loss.
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August 2016

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI after she failed multiple field sobriety tests and had a breath test result of .12.

Result: Prior to trial I was able to negotiate the matter with the prosecutor and based on the strength of the case and my client's lack of record the prosecutor agreed to Dismiss the DWI in exchange for a plea to a motor vehicle offense.
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July 2016

Charges
: Administrative License Suspension (ALS).

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with DWI, as result she was offered a breath test which resulted in a .15 result. She was given a six month loss of license due to the test over.

Result: I filed an appeal right away and we had a hearing in Concord, two officers appeared and testified against my client. After the hearing it was determined that the State did not meet its burden and my client's license was reinstated that day.
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June 2016

Charges: DWI 2nd Offense

Facts: Client was pulled over for driving with no headlights, once pulled over the officer observed my client having an open beer in his car, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. He was asked to take field sobriety tests but could not do them. Once back at the station he refused to take a breath test.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Judge in the district court, during cross-examination it became clear that the State's case was thin and a verdict of NOT GUILTY was entered.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for driving with no headlights. He failed three field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test.

Result: Prior to trial I spoke with the prosecutor and exposed the flaws in his case, he agreed to reduce the charge to a negligent driving with no license loss.

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April 2016

Charges:
Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for going 35 MPH over the speed limit, she was asked out of her car and took several field sobriety tests which she failed. She was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI and refused the breath test.

Result: This matter went before a Jury and clear inconsistencies were detailed between the Troopers testimony and his report. After trial the Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty!.
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March 2016

Charges:
Domestic Assault and battery

Facts: Client had been charged with punching his then girlfriend during and argument.

Result: This matter went to trial where the victim testified she was punched and pictures of what appeared to be bruises were shown, the defendant and a friend both testified refuting her claims that she was punched. After trial the Judge questioned her credibility and found my client Not Guilty!.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, he admitted to having a couple drinks at dinner and blew a .10 on the breathalyzer.

Result: Prior to trial I argued for a reduced charged due to my client's lack of a criminal record and the margin of error on the breath test machine. The prosecutor agreed and dropped the DWI as well as the 6 month suspension for failing the breath test, he ended up getting a 60 day license loss and a civil motor vehicle violation.
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February 2016

Charges:
Under 21 DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for having a headlight out, she admitted to drinking and failed several field sobriety tests, at the station she refused to take a breath test and was charged with DWI.

Result: After extensive negotiations the prosecutor agreed to drop the DWI in exchange for a reckless driving, saving my client from a Criminal record and a year loss of license.
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January 2016

Charges:
OUI Drugs

Facts: Client was stopped for a minor violation, the officer smelt burnt marijuana and my client failed several field sobriety tests.

Result: During the trial the OUI was dismissed and my client later plead the motor vehicle offense.
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December 2015

Charges:
DWI under 21

Facts: Client was observed leaving a bar, and was only 19 years old, she was eventually pulled over for several motor vehicle violations. Once outside the vehicle she failed three field sobriety tests and refused the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial I was served with discovery and reviewed the police report in this matter which had several flaws and could lead to a outright dismissal. Once I informed the prosecutor of this we worked out a deal dismissing the DWI and replacing it with a minor motor vehicle offense. My client didn't even lose her license.
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November 2015

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, she also failed all field sobriety tests asked of her. At the station she agreed to take the breath test and it resulted in a .10.

Result: This matter was marked for trial and on the day of the prosecutor agreed to drop the DWI and my client plead to a reckless driving, avoiding a DWI on her record.
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October 2015

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for multiple motor vehicle infractions during a snow storm. She was asked to do several field sobriety tests but due to the weather could not perform them properly. Despite this the officer still arrested her and charged her with DWI. She also refused the breath test.

Result: At trial I was able to show the Judge the flaws in the State's case, most notably the weather, after trial a verdict of NOT GUILTY was entered.
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September 2015

Charges: Under 21 DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for reckless driving, he was 20 years old at the time. Took 3 field tests and was deemed a failure on all of them, he also refused to take a breath test. He was charged with Reckless Driving and DWI.

Result: This matter was marked for trial and witnesses were prepped, however, prior to trial after a meeting with the State Trooper, the State agreed to dismiss the DWI and my client plead to a civil violation and a short license loss.
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August 2015

Charges:
Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was in a motor vehicle accident, he failed all field tests and blew a .25.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the Agg. DWI charge and my client did not face any jail time, in exchange he plead to a simple DWI and received the minimum fines and license loss.
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July 2015

Charges:
OUI 2nd Offense

Facts: Client was pulled over for erratic driving. After being pulled over my client took 3 field tests and failed them all, he also refused to take a breath test.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Jury, one State Trooper testified that my client had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, slurred speech and red blood shot eyes. I was able to contradict the officer's testimony by showing the flaws in the field sobriety tests and the fact that stepping off the line once out of 18 steps does not mean you are impaired. After an hour of deliberation the Jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
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Charges: Under 21 DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for erratic operation, the officer noted a strong odor of alcohol, red glassy eyes and slurred speech. He was also under 21. The client then failed 3 field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test.

Result: On the day of trial the charges were reduced and my client avoided a DWI on his record.

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May 2015

Charges: OUI/DUI

Facts:
Client was pulled over for driving with no headlights, and multiple lane violations. After being pulled over my client took 5 field tests and failed them all.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Jury, two police officers testified that my client was heavily intoxicated, I was able to contradict this testimony by showing the booking video where my client was not slurring his speech or swaying. After a ten minute deliberation the Jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
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April 2015

Charges:
OUI/DUI

Facts: Client was pulled over for a lane violation, Trooper observed bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. Client was asked to do 3 field sobriety tests and according to the trooper he failed all of them. He was then taken back to the station and refused to take a breath test.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Jury, I was able to show the deficiencies in the State's case by exposing the inexperience of the Trooper. After a 2 day trial my client was found NOT GUILTY of DUI.
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March 2015

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was found in a parking lot after a call from a concerned citizen. The officer smelt an odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and she failed all field sobriety tests. At the station she refused to take a blood test.

Result: At trial I argued the deficiencies in the State's case, the State agreed to drop the DWI to a negligent driving with no license loss.
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Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was charged with Aggravated DWI as a result of a .20 blood test.

Result: Prior to Trial, the State conceded the Aggravated DWI charge avoiding a mandatory jail sentence, and client pleads to the minimums on a DWI and could be eligible to get his license back in 90 days.
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Charges: Administrative License Suspension (ALS).

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with DWI, as result she was offered a breath test and refused. Her license was suspended for 180 days.

Result: I filed an appeal right away and we had a hearing in Concord after the hearing my client's license was reinstated.

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February 2015

Charges:
Under 21 DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for a lane violation, he was 20 years old at the time. Took 3 field tests and was deemed a failure on all of them, he also refused to take a breath test.

Result: Prior to trial I was able to explain to the prosecutor the consequences of a DWI conviction on someone in school and under 21, my client had no prior record and had a bad night. The prosecutor agreed to drop the DWI and my client plead to a civil violation and a short license loss.
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January 2015

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for erratic driving, after failing several field sobriety tests he was arrested for DWI. At the station he took the breath test which resulted in a .11.

Result: The client was a Mass resident and had a old OUI on his record that would have made him a second offender if found Guilty. Prior to trial I filed a motion to suppress which open the door to negotiations and resulted in a dismissal of the DWI in exchange for a plea to a reckless driving.
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December 2014

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was in an accident near Goffstown, NH. The officer observed some indicators of impairment and subjected my client to several field sobriety tests, which he failed. At the station he was offered a breath test and refused.

Result: After Trial the Judge agreed that my client was not impaired by alcohol and the State had not met their burden resulting in a NOT GUILTY verdict.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for speeding on Rt. 93 in Manchester, he took several field tests and failed all but one. He took a breath test which resulted in a .10.

Result: On the day of Trial I filed a Motion to Dismiss based upon issues with the stop of the vehicle, the DWI was eventually dismissed and my client plead to a violation.
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November 2014

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for speeding, the officer stated his speech was slurred, his eyes were blood shot and he smelt a strong odor of alcohol. My client admitted he was drinking but refused all field sobriety tests as well as a blood test.

Result: This matter went to trial before a Judge, I was able to show the deficiencies in the State's case and the Judge agreed finding my client NOT GUILTY of DWI.
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Charges: DWI-Drugs (under 21)

Facts: Client was pulled over for erratic operation, admitted to just doing lines of coke, took a blood test which confirmed his admission. Client was looking at mandatory fines and a 1 year license loss.

Result: On the day of Trial the State Dismissed the DWI and my client took a 60 day loss of license for the erratic driving.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI, failed 3 field sobriety tests and refused the breath test.

Result: The matter proceeded to trial and the State anticipated a Not Guilty verdict and instead chose to dismiss the DWI and my client paid a small fine for a traffic violation, no license loss, no DWI.
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October 2014

Charges:
OUI 2nd offense

Facts: Client was pulled over after erratic operation was observed, the Trooper noted several indictors of impairment and the client failed all tests on scene.

Result: At trial I was able to emphasize the positive aspects of the case and how many of the observations the officer used to arrest my client could easily be explained as a normal reaction to the situation. After a long deliberation the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for a minor lane infraction, he smelt of alcohol and blew a .09 at the station.

Result: Prior to trial I negotiated the matter resulting in a dismissal of the DWI conviction and a plea to a civil violation.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was found stopped by the State Police near the NH/ME border, the trooper observed several signs of impairment and arrested him on charges of DWI.

Result: Prior to trial I argued the holes in the States case, to avoid the chance of losing at trial the State agreed to drop the DWI and my client plead to a violation avoiding having a DWI on his record.
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September 2014

Charges:
DWI-Drugs

Facts: Client was pulled over for no inspection sticker, once pulled over the officer observed a strong odor of marijuana and red glassy eyes. Once outside of the vehicle my client failed some field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI-Drugs. At the station he refused to take the blood test.

Result: This matter went to trial and at trial I was able to show the Judge all the flaws in the State's case particularly the fact that my client passed 2 out of 3 field sobriety tests and had no issues operating his vehicle. After and hour long trial the Judge found my client NOT GUILTY of DWI.

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Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for erratic operation, on scene he admits to drinking and fails all field sobriety tests requested by the officer. At the station he agrees to take a breath test and the result is a .19 and now faces a mandatory jail sentence and an 18 month loss of license if convicted.

Result: On the day of Trial, the prosecutor conceded the Aggravated DWI charge avoiding a mandatory jail sentence, and client pleads to the minimums on a DWI and could be eligible to get his license back in 90 days.

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August 2014

Charges:
OUI

Facts: Client was pulled over for no inspection sticker, once pulled over the officer observed a strong odor of alcohol and red glassy eyes. Once outside of the vehicle my client failed all field sobriety tests and was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. At the station he refused to take the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial I reviewed the discovery and discussed the case with my client, I realized that my client just purchased his car and was within the 7 day period to have his vehicle inspected. Based on these facts I filed a motion to suppress based upon an illegal stop. After hearing the motion was ALLOWEDand the case was DISMISSED.

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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI after he failed multiple field sobriety tests and refused the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial I was able to negotiate the matter with the prosecutor and based on the strength of the case and my client's lack of record the prosecutor decided to Dismiss the DWI in exchange for a plea to a violation level offense.

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July 2014

Charges:
Administrative License Suspension (ALS).

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with DWI, as result he was offered a breath test which resulted in a .13 result. He was given a six month loss of license due to the failure.

Result: I filed an appeal right away and we had a hearing in Concord after the hearing the examiner determined that my client was not impaired and should not been arrested for DWI, which made the fact that he blew over .08 moot and his license was reinstated

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Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for Aggravated DWI after he failed multiple field sobriety tests and had a blood test result of .18.

Result: Client was looking at 5 days in jail and 18 month loss of license, after a long string of negotiations with the prosecutor I was able to have the charge reduced and my client received only a 90 day loss of license and no jail time.

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June 2014

Charges:
OUI Drugs

Facts: Client was pulled over failing to yield in a rotary. She admitted to using heroin just hours earlier and failed all field sobriety tests. At the station she refused a blood test.

Result: At the pre-trial I was able to show the district attorney the flaws and her case and she agreed to dismiss all charges against my client and received no loss of license.
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May 2014


Charges: OUI (under 21)

Facts: Client was pulled over for going 55 in a 30, the officer observed an odor of alcohol and red glassy eyes, he was offered three field sobriety tests and failed all three. At the station he refused the breath test and was given a 3 year loss of license for being under 21.

Result: We pushed this case to trial and after a short jury deliberation my client was found NOT GUILTY of OUI, after trial I motioned the court for immediate reinstatement of his license which was allowed and the 3 year license suspension was rescinded.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over after going through a red light and "almost causing a collision" at the scene the officer smelt an odor of alcohol and asked her to perform field sobriety tests. The officer stated she failed said tests and arrested her for DWI. At the station she refused to take a breath test.

Result:This matter went to trial before a Judge where the officer and my client testified, at the end of the trial it became clear that my clients "failures" were not enough to prove she was impaired and a verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned.
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Charges: Administrative License Suspension (ALS).

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with DWI, as result he was offered a breath test and refused resulting in a 6 month suspension of his license.

Result: I filed an appeal right away and we had a hearing in Concord after the hearing the examiner determined that my client was not impaired and reinstated his license.

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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over after a 911 call reported a car all over the road, at the scene he failed all field tests and blew a .13 on the breath test, he was looking at a total loss of license of over 9 months, fines and alcohol classes.

Result: Prior to trial I had the breath tubes re-tested resulting in a deviation in the sample results. Once the State became aware of this they agreed to dismiss the DWI charge in exchange for a plea to a lesser charge, client accepted this and lost his license for a total of 60 days.

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April 2014

Charges: DWI (under 21)

Facts: Client was pulled over for erratic operation, stunk of alcohol and failed all field tests including blowing a .12 (.02 is the legal limit for under 21). Because he was under 21 he was looking at a minimum of 1 year loss of license, fines and alcohol classes.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to suppress the breath test for procedural violations, the State conceded this and agreed to dismiss the DWI and my client took a 60 day loss of license for the reckless driving.
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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI, failed 3 field tests and refused the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to dismiss as my client's rights were not afforded to him after his arrest, the State knew the potential of a straight dismissal and instead agreed to dismiss the DWI in exchange to a plea for reckless driving.
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Charges:
Administrative License Hearing

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with DWI, after arrest he submitted to a breath test which resulted in a .15 and his licensed was suspended for 6 months. We appealed.

Result: A hearing was held where the officer appeared, however he did not meet the statutory burden to sustain the suspension. Thus, my client had his license reinstated that day.

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March 2014

Charges:
DWI (2nd Offense)

Facts: Client had been in a multi car accident and fled the scene, the officer arrested my client for DWI drugs as he appeared impaired by a controlled substance. Because this was his 2nd offense he was looking at a 3 year license loss, 5 days in jail and $1000s in fines and fees.

Result: DWI dismissed the day of trial.

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Charges: DWI (under 21)

Facts: Client was in a single car accident, failed all field tests and refused the breath test. Because he was under 21 he was looking at a minimum of 1 year loss of license, fines and alcohol classes.

Result: We pushed this case to trial and after a lengthy discussion the prosecution knew it had flaws in their case, they agreed to drop the DWI charge so long as my client plead to a civil violation.
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Charges: Assault and battery (2 counts)

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with 2 counts of A&B for attacking two women.

Result: At the pre-trial hearing I convinced the DA to drop all charges.

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February 2014

Charges:
DWI (2 counts)

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with 2 DWI's in 2 different counties in a period of 30 days, he refused the breath test on both cases and was looking at a potential of having 2 DWI's on his record as well as up 5 years without his license.

Result: I was able to negotiate with prosecutors in both counties and ended up having both DWI's dismissed prior to trial. My client agreed to plea to 3 civil violations and accepted a total loss of license of 10 months.

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Charges: Administrative License Hearing

Facts: Client had been arrested and charged with DWI as part of her arrest she was offered a breath test, she refused and was subject to a mandatory six month loss of license.

Result: A hearing was held where the officer appeared and testified to his observations and the fact that she refused the breath test. After hearing the hearing officer determined the officer did not meet his burden and my client got her license back.

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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI, failed 3 field tests and refused the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the DWI charge and was replaced by only a civil violation, avoiding a DWI conviction on his record.

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Charges: Possession of a controlled drug.

Facts: Client was pulled over for a broken head light, officer noted an odor of marijuana which was found in his vehicle. Client was 19 years old and looking at fines and a potential loss of license.

Result: The charge was placed on file and a drug conviction was avoided. No fines or loss of license.

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January 2014

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for speeding, open containers found in his vehicle, he was under 21 and had a breath test of .15. With a DWI conviction he was looking at minimum of 1 year loss of license, fines and alcohol classes.

Result: Prior to trial I filed I moved to dismiss the DWI, that was allowed and my client took a plea to the civil violations and avoided the DWI conviction and a 1 year loss of license.

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December 2013

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for squealing his tires and accelerating at a high rate of speed. Once pulled over the officer observed a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and the client admitted to drinking. Client was asked to perform field sobriety tests and he could not complete them. He was arrested for DWI, once back at the station he took the breathalyzer which resulted in a .15, almost twice the legal limit.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to suppress based on an illegal stop. Two officers testified that the stop was just. I argued that the observations of the officers did not meet the threshold of reasonable suspicion and the Judge agreed resulting in the motion being allowed and all charges were DISMISSED!

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November 2013

Charges: OUI

Facts: Client was pulled over for making a minor motor vehicle violation, the officer observed a strong odor of alcohol, red glassy eyes, and slurred speech. Based upon these observations my client was pulled out of his car and run through a series of field sobriety tests, after the conclusion of those tests he was arrested and charged with OUI. During the search of my client's vehicle several beers were found including an open beer in his console.

Result: At trial I was able to cross examine the officer and get him to admit that my client had in fact passed some of these field sobriety tests and his observations could easily be explained away as normal everyday activities. After a short deliberation my client was found NOT GUILTY.

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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for erratic operation, an officer approached and observed slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. After he failed 3 field sobriety tests the client was arrested and charged with DWI.

Result: Prior to trial the State agreed to drop the DWI and my client plead to a violation avoiding having a DWI on his record.

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October 2013

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was in a multi car accident, when police arrived on scene they observed erratic behavior by my client as well as an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. My client also refused all field sobriety tests as well as the breath test.

Result: At trial the State brought in three witnesses to testify to my clients behavior and sobriety after the crash. The State also brought in the bartender who served my client three beers. During cross examination I was able to show the flaws in the States case including eliciting the fact that the bartender was trained at identifying impaired patrons and did not feel my client was impaired. During the defense portion of the trial I had a sobriety witness testify about their opinion of my client that night as well as having my client testify on his own behalf to explain the observations of the States witnesses. In the end the State could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that my client was impaired and a verdict of NOT GUILTY was returned.
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September 2013

Charges:
OUI

Facts: Client was in a single car accident where she struck a light pole in front of a police officer. That officer ended up suspecting her of operating under the influence, she was ordered outside of the car and failed all field sobriety tests asked of her. She also refused the breath test.

Result: At trial I was able to show the jury the flaws in the field sobriety tests and how she was simply nervous and not impaired. After a short deliberation the defendant was found NOT GUILTY.
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August 2013

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, the officer observed an odor of alcohol and red glassy eyes. He was asked to perform FSTs and failed 2 of 3 test. Back at the station he was give a breath test which resulted in a finding of .12.

Result: Prior to trial I had the sample capture tubes tested, the results were outside of the acceptable deviation. At trial experts testified for both the prosecution and the defense as to the reliability of the sample. After trial the defendant was found NOT GUILTY of all charges.
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Charges: DWI (ALS suspension hearing).

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI and given a breath test which resulted in .09, because of the result his license was suspended for 6 months.

Result: At the hearing the officer was not able to establish the requirements for the suspension and his license was reinstated that day.
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Charges: Agg. DWI

Facts: Client was stopped for speeding, he was under 21 and was in possession of open beer bottles. He was eventually arrested and charged with aggravated DWI.

Result: Prior to trial I argued the holes in the States case, to avoid the chance of losing at trial the State agreed to drop the Agg. DWI and my client plead to a violation.
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Charges: Theft

Facts: Client was charged with stealing $600 from his place of employment, witnesses stated he was the last person seen with the money.

Result: After 4 witnesses testified the State was not able to meet there burden and the theft charges was DISMISSED.
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June 2013

Charges: OUI

Facts: Client was stopped during a routine roadblock near Andover, MA. Troopers observed indications of impairment and after failing several field sobriety tests the client agreed to take a breathalyzer which resulted in a result of .15.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to suppress, on the date of the hearing the Commonwealth was not ready and the case was DISMISSED!
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Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was found stopped in the middle of the street, an officer approached and observed extremely slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. After failed 3 field sobriety tests the client was arrested and charged with DWI.

Result: Prior to trial I argued the holes in the States case, to avoid the chance of losing at trial the State agreed to drop the DWI and my client plead to a violation avoiding having a DWI on her record.
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Charges:
DWI, Operating after Suspension and reckless operation.

Facts: Client was in a single car accident, when officers arrived they observed an odor of alcohol and slurred speech. The client refused to take field sobriety tests and the breath test. He was subsequently arrested and charged with the above charges.

Result: Prior to trial we negotiated an agreement that lead to dismissal of the DWI and OAS charges.
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May 2013

Charges:
DWI 2nd Offense

Facts: Officer observed client's erratic operation, a traffic stop was executed and the officer observed red glassy eyes, and an odor of alcohol. The officer then asked defendant to conduct field sobriety tests, the defendant failed all 3 tests asked of him and refused the blood test. Client was looking at mandatory jail time and several years loss of license.

Result: At trial I was able to poke holes in the officer's observations which created significant doubt in the Jury's eyes resulting in a NOT GUILTY verdict!
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Charges:
Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for Aggravated DWI after she failed multiple field sobriety tests and had a blood test result of .27, almost 4 times the legal limit.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to suppress based upon an illegal traffic stop, after a hearing the motion was allowed and the case was dismissed!
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April 2013

Charges:
Assault and Battery on a person over 60 years of age.

Facts: Client was accused of placing a wet diaper on 101 year old patient of hers.

Result: At trial a witness testified to the assault, the client also testified and denied the charges. I was able to question the credibility of the witness to an extent that the Jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY!
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March 2013

Charges:
DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI after getting into a car accident and failing multiple sobriety tests. At the station she took the breath test and it was above the legal limit.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the DWI and only lost her license for 60 days due to a civil violation.
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Charges:
Simple Assault

Facts: Client was charged with assaulting his wife and was looking at up to a year in jail.

Result: On the day of trial an agreement was reached and the client avoided having this charge on his record.

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February 2013

Charges:
Under 21 DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for speeding on I93, the officer noted a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech. He was also under 21. The client then failed 3 field sobriety tests and refused a breath test.

Result: On the day of trial the charges were reduced and my client avoided a DWI on his record.

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Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was pulled over for a marked lanes violation. The officer smelt an odor of alcohol, and observed slurred speech and glassy eyes. The client then failed 3 field sobriety tests and refused a breath test.

Result: On the day of trial I motioned to dismiss all charges as the State could not proved their case. The motion was allowed and the DWI was DISMISSED!

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January 2013

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI, failed 3 field tests and refused the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the DWI charge and was replaced by only a civil violation, avoiding a DWI conviction on her record.

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Charges: Administrative License Hearing.

Facts: Client charged with DWI and was hit with a 6 month loss of license for blowing a .10 on the breathalyzer, we appealed.

Result: After the hearing the client's license privileges were restored.

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December 2012

Charges: OUI (operating under the influence).

Facts: Client was pulled over on rt. 93 heading into Boston for marked lanes violations and speeding (80 in a 55). Once pulled over officer smelt a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and red glassy eyes. Once out of the vehicle the officer noted trouble walking and he failed all field sobriety tests asked of him.

Result: At trial I was able to emphasize all of the good things my client did that did not display impairment. Furthermore, there are several innocent reasons why my client performed the way he did on the tests, and simply having a couple beers does not mean he is under the influence. After trial the jury agreed and returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.

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Charges: DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Facts: Client was pulled over for a motor vehicle violation, officer smelt alcohol and had him perform FSTs. Client failed all 3 tests asked of him and refused the breath test. Client is in med school and a DWI could put that in jeopardy.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the DWI charge and my client was found responsible of a civil violation avoiding a DWI on his record and saving his career.

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November 2012

Charges: DWI

Facts: Client was arrested for DWI, failed 3 field tests and had a BAC over the legal limit.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the DWI charge and was replaced by only a civil violation and a 60 day LOL.

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Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client was in a car accident and had a BAC of .18 and was looking at mandatory jail time and a 7 day inpatient program.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the Agg. DWI charge and my client did not face any jail time and received a 90 loss of license.

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September 2012

Charges: OUI First Offense

Facts: Officers claimed my client was all over the place and failed all field sobriety tests. However, the booking video showed a different story. My client was polite and steady on his feet throughout the process. He also had a BT of .07.

Result: After trial client was found NOT GUILTY.
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August 2012

Charges:Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client failed all field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .22 and was looking at mandatory jail time and heafty fines.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the Agg. DWI charge and my client did not face any jail time.
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Charges: Negligent driving.

Facts: Client failed to yield and caused a multi car accident and was looking at a 60 day Loss of License that would result in him losing his job.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution realized they could not meet their burden and dismissed all charges and my client kept his license and only paid a small fine.

June 2012

Charges: Poss. of a Class D, transporting drugs and alcohol.

Facts: Police found drugs and open containers of beer, client facing loss of license and heavy fines if convicted.

Result: At trial the state was unable to prove my client had knowledge of drugs in the vehicle and no evidence of open containers was admitted resulting in a Not Guilty of the above charges.
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Charges: Aggravated Drunk Driving and open container.

Facts: Client found in his car drinking, he fails all field sobriety tests he is given and blows a .20 and faces mandatory jail sentence if convicted.

Result: On the day of Trial, the prosecutor conceded the Aggravated Drunk Driving charge avoiding a mandatory jail sentence, the open container charged is dismissed.
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April 2012

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense (under 21)

Facts: Client was in an accident and smelt of alcohol. She admitted to drinking and was under 21 facing a lengthy license loss. Client also refused the breath test.

Result: Prior to trial the prosecution dismissed the DUI charge in exchange for a plea to a civil violation.
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Charges: Aggravated Drunk Driving

Facts: Client admits to drinking and fails all field sobriety tests requested by the officer, he blows a .18 and faces mandatory jail sentence if convicted.

Result: On the day of Trial, the prosecutor conceded the Aggravated Drunk Driving charge avoiding a mandatory jail sentence, and client pleads to a simple DWI.
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Charges: Trespassing

Facts: Client was arrested for trespassing inside a private building.

Result: On the day of the arraignment I was able to show the flaws in the case and the charges were dismiss.
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February 2012

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Client was pulled over for speeding, when officers approached they observed slurred speech, red glassy eyes, and an odor of alcohol. Client denied drinking but failed 3 of 3 field sobriety tests. Client refused the breath test.

Result: At trial I was able to show the flaws in how the officer performed the field sobriety tests, and how the cruiser cam did not show signs of intoxication. Officer admitted my client was "borderline". After trial the Judge found the weight of the evidence did not meet the standard required for a guilty verdict and found the client NOT GUILTY.
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Charges: Aggravated Drunk Driving

Facts: Client admits to drinking and fails all field sobriety tests requested by the officer. Client faces mandatory jail sentence if convicted.

Result: On the day of Trial, the prosecutor conceded the Aggravated Drunk Driving charge avoiding a mandatory jail sentence, and client pleads to a simple DWI.

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January 2012

Charges: Driving to endanger, failure to stop, possession of Marihuana, possession of fireworks.

Facts: Client accused of going on a high speed car chase, also found to have drugs and fireworks in his vehicle.

Result: On the day of trial the Commonwealth was not ready to proceed to trial, I motion to dismiss all charges which was allowed.
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December 2011

Charges: Assault

Facts: Client accused of assaulting ex-girl friend, multiple people allegedly witness the event.

Result: On the day of trial the ex- girl friend admits to striking my client first and prosecutor dismissed all charges.
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Charges: Administrative License Hearing.

Facts: Client charged with DWI and was hit with a 6 month loss of license for refusing the Breathalyzer.

Result: Client's license privileges were restored that day.
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November 2011

Charges: Assault and battery (2 counts).

Facts: Client accused of attacking his mother and father.

Result: Client and parents agree this is a big misunderstanding and on the day of trial the charges were dismissed.
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Charges: Aggravated Drunk Driving

Facts: Police pulled over my client for erratic driving and blew a .16 on the breath test. Client also failed 3 of 3 field sobriety tests.

Result: On the day of Trial, the prosecutor conceded the Aggravated Drunk Driving charge avoiding a mandatory jail sentence.
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October 2011

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Client pulled over for going through a red light, he admitted to drinking and told the officer her was "buzzed".

Result: At trial I was able to keep out the comment about being "buzzed" and my client was found NOT GUILTY of operating under the influence.
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Charges: Fugitive from Justice

Facts: Client was arrested in Concord, NH on an out of state warrant for possession of cocaine. Client's bail was set at $100,000 cash.

Result: After spending a week in jail and the outlook bleak I was retained by the client, I immediately filed a motion to reduce bail, two days later I was in court with the motion opposed by the police prosecutor. After the hearing my client's bail was reduced to personal recognizance and he was released that day.
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September 2011

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Client lost control of vehicle and police found his car stuck in a snow bank. Upon speaking with the client the officer smelt a strong odor of alcohol, red glassy eyes, and slurred speech. He also failed 3 out of 3 field sobriety tests and admitted to drinking.

Result: At trial I was able to show the flaws in how the officer performed the field sobriety tests and based upon the conditions of the road that my clients performance on the tests was reasonable. After trial the Judge found the weight of the evidence did not meet the standard required for a guilty verdict and found the client NOT GUILTY.
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August 2011

Charges: Insurance Fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

Facts: Client was charged with faking a car accident and filing a false insurance claim.

Result: Prior to trial all charges were dismissed upon payment of a small fine.
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July 2011

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Client pulled over for going 100 MPH, client admits to having 4 - 5 beers and is unsteady on his feet.

Result: At trial the officer admitted that my client passed 2 of the 3 sobriety tests that he was asked to do. The Jury eventually found the client NOT GUILTY.
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Charges: Aggravated Drunk Driving

Facts: Police pulled over my client for falling asleep at the wheel, client admitted to drinking and smelt of alcohol.

Result: On the day of Trial, the prosecutor conceded the Aggravated Drunk Driving charge, and the client pleads to only a civil violation, avoiding having a DWI on his record.
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Charges: Violating a restraining order.

Facts: Client accused of contacting his wife while a restraining order was in place.

Result: At a clerk's hearing the clerk magistrate ruled that the complaint was not to go forward. No criminal charges sought.
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June 2011

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Police pulled over my client for a yellow line violation, client admitted to drinking and smelt of alcohol. She failed 3 field sobriety tests and refused the Breathalyzer.

Result: After a bench trial client was found NOT GUILTY.
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Charges: DWI - Drugs

Facts: Client admits to taking sleeping pill, gets in car accident and fails field sobriety tests.

Result: On the day of trial, the prosecutor dropped the Drunk Driving charge, and the client plead to only a civil violation.
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May 2011

Charges: 3 Counts A & B, 2 Counts A & B Dangerous Weapon, 2 Counts Threats to Kill.

Facts: Client accused of striking his wife, trying to run her over with his car, threatening to kill her, and trying to smother her. Client also accused of threating to kill another family member and assaulting another family member on 2 different occasions on the same day. The prosecution wanted to put my client in jail, he wanted to vindicate himself and prove his innocence.

Result: After a two day trial and 7 witnesses called by the prosecution against my client he was found NOT GUILTY of all 7 counts charged against him.
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Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Client was in a single car auto accident, police arrive on scene and smell strong odor of alcohol coming from client, client failed 3 sobriety tests and admitted to drinking.

Result: I argued client was not intoxicated and had no previous record, police prosecutor agreed to dismiss Drunk Driving charge, client pleads to civil violation and avoids having a DWI on his record.

April 2011

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Police pulled over my client for lane violations, client admitted to drinking and smelt of alcohol.

Result: On the day of trial, the prosecutor dropped the Drunk Driving charge, and the client pleads to only a civil violation.
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Charges: Theft of an MV.

Facts: Client accused of stealing a car.

Result: All charges dismissed.
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Charges: Assault and Battery on a household member

Facts: Client accused of pushing a member of his family down the stairs.

Result: On the date of the Pre- trial all charges dismissed.
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Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Police pulled over my client for clipping a snow bank, client was eventually charged with DWI.

Result: On the day of the Motion to Suppress, the prosecutor conceded the Drunk Driving charge, and the client pleads to civil violation.
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March 2011

Charges: Assault with a dangerous weapon.

Facts: Client accused of throwing a knife at a household member.

Result: Client was adamant that this was a big misunderstanding, finally on the day of trial all the charges are dropped.
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February 2011

Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client in a car accident, breath test resulted in .20, looking at mandatory Jail time.

Result: On the day of trial, the Aggravated DWI was dismissed and Client was able to get out of this mess with no Jail Time.
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Charges: 2 Counts Domestic Assault and Battery

Facts: Police Charge client with 2 count of domestic A & B alleging that my client attempted to run over his girl friend on 2 different occasions, client adamantly denied these allegations.

Result: On the day of trial, I was able to show the District Attorney the flaws in their case and eventually dropped all charges against my client.
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Issue: Client has been accused of neglect and her nurses license was in jeopardy.

Facts: Client was fired from her job and the department of public health (DPH) filed a suit against her looking for a finding of neglect.

Result: After a 2 day hearing the DPH was not able to prove their case against our client and all the charges were dropped.
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January 2011

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense, Negligent operation of an MV.

Facts: Police smelt strong odor of alcohol coming from client, client failed 3 sobriety tests and admitted to drinking.

Result: On the day of trial, the court dismisses all charges over the Commonwealth's objection.
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Charges: Aggravated DWI, possession of Controlled Drug.

Facts: Client arrested for Aggravated DWI and possession of Drugs.

Result: Aggravated Charge dismissed, Possession Charge Dismissed. Client pleads to simple DWI and avoids jail time and lengthy license loss.
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Charges: License suspension hearing (ALS).

Facts: Client's license was suspended for six months for blowing over on the Breathalyzer.

Result: After hearing, license is restored as police failed to follow procedures necessary to uphold loss of license.
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December 2010

Charges: Aggravated DWI

Facts: Client's breath test was .18 he allegedly failed all field sobriety tests and smelt of alcohol.

Result: Aggravated charge dismissed, client avoids Jail Time and lengthy loss of license.
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October 2010

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Police smelt strong odor of alcohol coming from client, client failed 3 sobriety tests and admitted to drinking.

Result: Drunk Driving charge dismissed, client pleads to civil violation and fines.
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Charges: Assault and Battery w/ a dangerous weapon.

Facts: Client accused of striking man with a baseball bat.

Result: All charges dismissed.
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Charges: License suspension hearing (ALS).

Facts: Client lost license for six months due to his refusal to take the breath test.

Result: After hearing license was restored as officer failed to appear and notify the hearings officer of the reason for his absence.
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September 2010

Charges: Receiving stolen property

Facts: Client charged with receiving stolen vehicle.

Result: All charges dismissed.
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Charges: Assault and Battery

Facts: Client charged with shoving man.

Result: At a clerks hearing I am able to prove the flaws in victims statements, all charges are dismissed.
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July 2010

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Police smelt strong odor of alcohol coming from client, client fails all sobriety test and breath test results are .10.

Result: Drunk Driving charge dismissed, client pleads to civil violation and fines.
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Charges: Drunk Driving 2nd Offense

Facts: Police find client passed out in his vehicle with open beer can in his hand, and several other beer cans on the floor. Client can't perform sobriety tests.

Result: After a jury trial client is found NOT GUILTY of all charges.
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April 2010

Charges: Drunk Driving 1st Offense

Facts: Client was in a head on collision, his vehicle was found on the wrong side of the road, when police arrived at the scene client smelt of alcohol and failed all sobriety tests.

Result: At trial I highlighted the flaws in the police investigation, and the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.
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March 2010

Charges: Possession with intent to distribute in a school zone. (2-year mandatory jail sentence if found guilty).

Facts: Police observed client in a vehicle with two other men, officer saw a hand to hand transaction in the vehicle, client had multiple bags of Marijuana on him as well as a substantial amount of money.

Result: At trial I introduced evidence that the client could have been the buyer or seller, and the District Attorney could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that client was in fact the seller, thus a NOT GUILTY verdict was returned.
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January 2010

Charges: Possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of a Class E substance (ecstasy).

Facts: Police observed man in "white T-shirt" bend over by a dumpster, a loaded firearm was found near this location, client matched description. During a terry frisk, police found a bag of pills identified as ecstasy.

Result: Prior to trial I filed a motion to exclude evidence of the drugs, motion allowed and that charge was dismissed. At trial I was able to show the jury that there were 15 men in the area that all could have dropped the firearm. After a 5 minute jury deliberation client was found NOT GUILTY of all charges.
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PAST RESULTS

2009

Domestic Assault and Battery Trial: NOT GUILTY

Assault and Battery w/ a dangerous weapon: Motion to Dismiss allowed. Case Dismissed.

Malicious Destruction of Property: At pre-trial case dismissed.