December 2012

Plymouth District Court– After speeding and failing to stop for the officer who had his lights and siren on, the officer testified that while he lost the vehicle in pursuit, he recognized the car from earlier in the night and had a partial plate, so he looked up the address on file and upon arriving at that address, saw the car's lights flash in the driveway as if someone was locking it. The officer further testified there was no one in the car, no one responded when he called out for the owner of the car and there were no lights on in the house. Upon knocking on the front door, the officer stated another member of the client's family answered and said he wasn't sure if the client was home, but the client later appeared, smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech, swayed back and forth and had his fists clenched. The officer further stated the client made several inappropriate statements. – OUI DISMISSED

Plymouth District Court– Upon approaching a motor vehicle accident, the officer testified he saw a vehicle that had collided with two large trucks with the driver being treated by EMTs. The Officer reported that the client wouldn't answer any of his questions, instead replying with “where am I…where are my friends…what's happening” all with slurred speech while smelling of alcohol and having glassy and bloodshot eyes. – 0.24 BLOOD TEST EXCLUDED – NOT GUILTY

 

November 2012

Woburn District Court– The officer testified that the client was speeding towards him with only one headlight on and as the client approached, he slowed, refusing to pass the officer. The officer further testified that the client was not wearing his seatbelt, and fumbled through papers attempting to locate his registration. The officer went on to testify that the client admitted drinking, smelled of alcohol, had red, bloodshot and glassy eyes, slightly slurred speech and swayed side to side as he stepped from the vehicle. The officer stated the client failed the ABCs, walk and turn and one leg stand test. – NOT GUILTY

Brighton District Court– The officer reported the client was weaving side to side in front of several cars, straddling both lanes of traffic, accelerating and swerving between two cars causing the car behind the client to apply the brakes hard and swerve into the left lane. The officer's report also stated that as he caught up to the client, the client again swerved into the left lane and back into the right. The officer stated in his report that the client admitted drinking, smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, was slurring his words and the officer had to have the client repeat himself several times. The officer reported the client failed the modified romberg, walk and turn, one leg stand and finger to nose field sobriety tests. – CASE DISMISSED

Brockton District Court– The officer testified that the client was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed over the center line multiple times. The officer further testified that the client had significant difficulty producing his registration, admitted drinking two beers, after first denying it, smelled of alcohol and had red and glassy eyes and slurred speech. The officer went on to testify that the client slowly and incorrectly recited the ABCs, had difficulty getting out of the car and swayed back and forth while standing in one spot. – CASE DISMISSED

 

September 2012

Hingham District Court– The officer testified that when he arrived, there was significant damage to all sides of the client's vehicle. Upon speaking with the client, the officer testified that the client said he lost control when he drove over a patch of ice, traveled across the roadway onto the sidewalk, spun 180 degrees, and ended up back on the roadway knocking down two street signs in the process even though the officer noted in his report that the road was clear, and while wet, was freshly salted. The officer further testified that the client admitted drinking, smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. The officer then stated that the client failed the walk and turn and one leg stand test. – CASE DISMISSED

 

August 2012

Wrentham District Court– The officer pulled the vehicle over for a broken plate light. The officer reported that the client moved his hands in a slow and clumsy manner when he put the window down and handed over his license and registration. The officer further reported that the client had bloodshot eyes and spoke slowly with a thick tongue and slurred speech. The officer's report stated that the client told him he was heading home after dropping his friend off, but could not remember his friend's last name and that the client admitted drinking four beers. The officer further stated in his report that upon being asked to exit, the client moved unsteadily, began to hold his stomach, leaned over, started moaning, and began to gag and spit up on the road claiming his liver hurt. The officer then reported that the client stated he wanted to go to the hospital because he was freaking out due to smoking marijuana. During booking, the officer's report stated that the client continued to cough and spit in the trash at which point paramedics were called, he was taken to the hospital and blood was drawn for the purpose of determining if he was operating under the influence. – 0.14 BLOOD TEST EXCLUDED AND CASE DISMISSED

 

July 2012

Westborough District Court– The officer testified that he observed the client swerving back and forth across the highway and hit the guardrail causing a shower of sparks. The officer further testified that other motorists swerved and had to brake heavily in order to avoid an accident. The officer stated that client had difficult removing license, smelled of alcohol, had glassy and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The officer further stated that the client failed the one leg stand and walk and turn tests and could not recite the alphabet. During the booking process, the officer testified that the client admitted drinking and had a 10 breath test. – NOT GUILTY

Framingham District Court – After hitting a car in a parking lot and leaving the scene, which client later admitted to, the client was stopped by the police. The officer testified that the client had bloodshot and glassy eyes, smelled of alcohol, walked very slow and seemed unsteady. Client admitted drinking and taking prescription medication. – NOT GUILTY

 

June 2012

Edgartown District Court– The client was stopped for going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer wrote in his report that the client smelled of alcohol and admitted drinking. The officer further wrote that the client failed the walk and turn and one leg stand tests. The client's preliminary breath test result was a .209. – CASE DISMISSED

Plymouth District Court– The officer testified that the client drifted over the solid center line three times and over the fog line once. The officer also testified that the client stopped in the middle of the road when he activated his emergency lights. He stated that the client smelled of alcohol, had glassy and bloodshot eyes and despite the client's foreign accent, had slurred speech. The officer further testified that the client admitted drinking, failed the walk and turn and one leg stand field sobriety tests and could not say the ABCs. – NOT GUILTY

 

May 2012

Plymouth District Court– The client was clocked going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone and soon after ran a stop sign going 40 mph. When the officer approached the vehicle, the officer testified that the client smelled of alcohol, had red, glassy bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils, slurred speech and admitted to drinking alcohol. The officer testified he did not complete the alphabet, counting backwards, walk and turn and one leg stand tests to his satisfaction. – JURY RETURNED A VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY IN 16 MINUTES

 

April 2012

Woburn District Court– An officer observed the client repeatedly swerve over the double yellow line, straddle two lanes of traffic and hit the curb. The police put on the blue lights and the client eventually stopped by driving the car up onto the curb. The officer testified that the client smelled like alcohol, had slurred speech and glassy eyes. The client also had wet pants and the officer assumed the client had urinated on himself. The officer testified that the client had trouble maintaining his balance and had to use his car to steady himself. – JURY RETURNED A VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY IN 18 MINUTES

 

March 2012

Concord District Court– An officer observed the client go through a stop sign and turn right at a high rate of speed. The police put on the blue lights and the client did not stop. The officer testified the client had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. The officer testified that the client failed the walk and turn test and the alphabet test. – NOT GUILTY

Ayer District Court– The police responded to a report of an erratic operator. The police found the car and observed it cross the fog line. The officer testified that the client had glossy eyes, smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted to drinking a couple beers. When the officer asked him to exit the car, the client was unsteady on his feet and needed to use his car to keep his balance. After being placed under arrest for OUI, a second officer searched the client's car and found a half-­full bottle of Jamison whiskey. At the station, the client was uncooperative, refusing to sign any paperwork or give any personal information. The booking sergeant testified that the client could not walk straight in the station. This was contradicted by the station video. – NOT GUILTY

Plymouth District Court – OUI DRUGS and OUI ALCOHOL The officer observed the client just after midnight driving without headlights. After stopping the car and while walking towards the vehicle, the officer stated he could smell freshly burnt marijuana. The officer then saw smoke coming out the driver's side window. The client admitted to the officer that he was smoking marijuana while driving and that he threw it in the backseat when he saw the officer. The client then admitted he had been drinking. The officer testified that the client's speech was slow and slightly slurred and his eyes were extremely red and bloodshot. The officer went to the backseat where the client indicated he had thrown the marijuana and recovered a glass pipe, still hot to the touch, and a bag containing a green leafy substance. When the officer showed the pipe and bag to the client, the client confirmed that the officer was holding the marijuana he had just been smoking. – NOT GUILTY ON BOTH CHARGES

 

February 2012

Dedham District Court– An officer observed the client speeding, crossing the double yellow line, striking and dragging a pedestrian sign under the vehicle, swerving to avoid hitting the officers' police cruiser and running a red light. The police put on the blue lights and the client did not stop. When he eventually stopped, the officers noticed slurred speech and that he smelled of alcohol. The client refused to get out of the car, he was dragged from the car by the police and had to be helped to his feet. Two officers testified he was unsteady and fell over. The booking video contradicted the officers' testimony. – NOT GUILTY

Hingham District Court– A Sergeant responded to a dispatch regarding a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident. The client was stopped approximately one mile from the accident after driving on the sidewalk and running over two bushes at a high rate of speed. Two children under the age of 14 were in the vehicle. The Sergeant smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and when asked, the client admitted drinking. The Sergeant stated the client was hysterical, crying and mumbling, with slurred and almost incoherent speech. – NOT GUILTY

 

January 2012

West Roxbury District Court– The client was involved in an accident on a dark, rainy night when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that stopped short. A trooper responded, spoke to the client and smelled alcohol on his breath, noted his eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He formed the opinion he was drunk and arrested him. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and wrote his eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He formed the opinion he war drunk and arrested him. ­ JURY RETURNED A VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY IN 5 MINUTES

Hingham District Court– The client was charged with MOTOR VEHICLE HOMICIDE BY NEGLIGENT OPERATION. The police responded to an accident where the client took a left turn in front of a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle died shortly after the collision. The defense investigation revealed that the motorcycle operator was operating on a learner's permit on a recently purchased bike, his blood revealed that he was drinking and getting high prior to the accident. Our accident reconstructionist determined that he was also speeding and had braked only with his rear brake which likely caused him to lose control. During the trial the prosecution agreed to drop the part of the charges that indicated that our client's negligence caused the man' death. -­ HOMICIDE DISMISSED

Plymouth District Court– The police responded to the scene of an accident where a car had struck a pole. The client was found 00 yards down the street walking away from the area of the crash. He was brought back to the scene. The client denied driving and told the officer that somebody from the bar drove because he was drunk and the driver left. The car was registered to the client and there were one set of footprints in the snow starting by the driver's door and leading to the road. – NOT GUILTY