Criminal Defense Attorney

Representative Cases

Possession of Class B (Cocaine) — Fitchburg District Court

Outcome: Dismissed Description: Client, a 31-year-old male, was a passenger in a car in a parking lot. Police approached the car, detected the odor of marijuana, and asked Client to get out of the car. Once outside, client was searched. Police found a small amount of cocaine in his pocket. After I filed a Motion to Suppress, […]

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OUI-2nd Offense, Negligent Operation–Wareham District Court

Outcome: Not Guilty on both counts Description: Client, a 41-year-old man, had an accident in which his truck became stuck in a snowbank. He tried unsuccessfully to get his truck out. Moments later, the police arrived. Client’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred, he was unsteady on his feet, and he smelled strongly of […]

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Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle–East Brookfield District Court

Outcome: No complaint issued Description: Client, a 38-year-old man, was pulled over after he swerved “all over the road, going into the other lane, and crossed the marked lanes 12 times.” In addition, his two children were in the back seat. The Court issued a summons for client to appear before a clerk-magistrate for a hearing to […]

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OUI-2nd Offense, Negligent Operation–Fall River District Court

Outcome: Not Guilty on both counts Description: Client, a 43-year old woman, was stopped twice within 5 minutes because her car matched the description of one that had just left a bar where a person was creating a disturbance. My client was that person. She showed few signs of intoxication, but she lashed out at the police […]

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OUI-1st Offense–Westfield District Court

Outcome: Dismissed Description: Client, a 34-year-old male, was stopped for weaving. Client’s driving was otherwise good. The office followed him for 2 miles before pulling him over. Client displayed usual signs of impairment (slurred speech, red eyes, odor of alcohol). Client did decently on the 4 field sobriety tests. In addition, a booking video showed client acting […]

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Leaving the Scene–Woburn District Court

Outcome: Pretrial Probation–dismissed after 6 months Description: Client, a 37-year-old man, was charged with Leaving the Scene after backing into a car in a parking lot and driving away. The damage done to the other car was minimial. This occurred during a snowstorm; client maintained that he thought he backed into a snowbank.

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OUI-2nd Offense–BMC Central

Outcome: Dismissed Description: Client, a 52-year-old male, was charged with OUI-2nd offense in 1989. In 1990, while the case was still pending, he moved out of state. A warrant was issued. Client came back to Boston to remove the warrant and, hopefully, resolve the case. The trooper who arrested client had no independent memory of the case. […]

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OUI-3rd Offense–Haverhill District Court

Outcome: Reduced to OUI-2nd Offense, no jail time Description: Client, a 39-year-old man with severe alcohol problems, was stopped in a parking lot in Haverhill after almost side-swiping several cars on the road. After being taken out of the vehicle he was barely able to stand. Seeing that it was a medical emergency, client was taken to […]

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Tagging–Cambridge Juvenile Court

Outcome: Pretrial probation Description: Client, a 15-year-old boy, was arrested for allegedly spray-painting various signs and walls in Medford. Rather then push for a harsh punishment, the ADA agreed to place the youngster on pretrial probation with the condition that he paint all the locations he allegedly tagged.

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OUI-2nd Offense–Palmer District Court

Outcome: Dismissed Description: Client, a 65-year-old female w/ diabetes and poor balance, was pulled over b/c her lights were not on. She failed field sobriety tests and was unable to provide a valid breath sample at the station. Recognizing that the symptoms of alcohol impairment were really just symptoms of her health condition, the ADA agreed to […]

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