Criminal Defense Results
Commonwealth v. J.K. (1227CR000707)- My client was charged in Pittsfield District Court with operating under the influence of alcohol third offence with a loaded handgun. After protracted motion hearings, the case proceeded to a jury trial where my client won on all counts. I was able to get his license to operate a motor vehicle returned to him immediately as well his license to carry a firearm.
Commonwealth v. L.B. — Mr. B, an offensive lineman for the Boston Bruins at the time of his arrest, was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol in Charlestown District Court. After a trial, during which the judge viewed the “crime” scene, which is never done in a jury-waived case, Mr. B was acquitted of all charges.
Commonwealth v. B.R. (0713 CR 002590) — Mr. R was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol as a second offender in Lynn District Court where I was successfully able to have the case dismissed with a Pre-Trial Motion.
Commonwealth v. S.C. (06-2554) — Mr. C was charged with a fourth offense of Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol in Malden District Court. The case was won after I successfully argued a Motion to Suppress the Stop.
Commonwealth v. D.C. (0738 CR 0554) — Ms. C was charged with Domestic Abuse and Assault and Battery against her husband in Haverhill District Court. This case was successfully concluded at a Motion hearing.
Commonwealth v. E.B. (8959 CR 3600) — Mr. B had been charged with, among other things, Failing to Stop for a Police Officer in 1989, but had never appeared in court to resolve his case. I was successfully able to resolve his criminal charges at a Motion hearing in Plymouth District Court.
Commonwealth v. S.H. — The client, a left-handed relief pitcher for the New York Yankees at the time, was charged with Assault and Battery on a patron at Fenway Park. After a trial in Roxbury District Court, Mr. H was acquitted. Please note that notwithstanding my representation of this client, my allegiance was and always will remain with the Red Sox.
Commonwealth v. E.O. (0513 CR 4514) — Mr. O, a police officer, was charged with Domestic Abuse. After a protracted Motion hearing, the case was dismissed in Lynn District Court.
Commonwealth v. J.G. (0413 CR 4238) — This Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol jury trial was tried to conclusion in Lynn District Court. The trial lasted one (1) day, with the jury returning a verdict within one (1) hour of commencing deliberations, at which point my client was acquitted.
Commonwealth v. V.G. (0240 CR 0613) — Ms. G was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol in Peabody District Court. The case was successfully tried before a jury of six (6), resulting in an acquittal for my client.
Commonwealth v. J.M. and J.M. (0113 CR 001667 et seq.) — Both Defendants were originally charged with Mayhem, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and several counts of Assault and Battery in the Lynn District Court. I was able to convince the District Attorney’s Office to nolle prosequi the Mayhem charge (meaning that the charges were not only dismissed but it was as if it never happened). After protracted negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, all charges were ultimately dismissed.
Commonwealth v. W.M. (0053 CR 1606) — Mr. M was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in Woburn District Court and was acquitted after trial.
Commonwealth v. C.C. (0038 CR 001094) — Ms. C was charged with threats and making harassing phone calls, but after a two (2)-day jury trial in Haverhill District Court, the jury acquitted my client after deliberating for less than one-half of one hour.
Commonwealth v. E.F. (00-1666) — Mr. F was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol in the Lynn District Court. The Commonwealth tried to introduce the results of the HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test). I hired Thomas Hedges, M.D., Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Tufts — New England Medical Center as the Defendant’s expert witness to testify about a police officer’s inability to causally connect nystagmus to alcohol consumption. The case was ultimately dismissed.
Commonwealth v. P.D. — The Defendant was charged with Assault and Battery and Intimidation of a Witness in Lynn District Court as well as in Malden District Court. After lengthy plea negotiations, both cases were dismissed.
U.S. v. J.A. (U.S. Dist. Ct. 99-11025EH) — My client was charged with Tax Evasion in the United States District Court. After lengthy negotiations, Mr. A was placed on probation rather than incarcerated, which is a “victory” in Federal Court sentencing.
Commonwealth v. M.M. (Dist. Ct.: 9939 CR 571; Superior Ct.: 94772069-75) — Mr. M was charged with violating the terms of his probation by being arrested for Indecent Assault and Battery on a child under the age of fourteen (14). The probation violation hearing was tried in Essex County Superior Court for two (2) days, after which the case in chief that resulted in a probation violation was successfully resolved in Gloucester District Court.
Commonwealth v. S.P. — Mr. P was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol as a second offender, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of a Class D Substance, Operating After Suspension and Speeding. I tried the case in Malden District Court, after which Mr. P was acquitted of all charges.
U.S. v. J.G. (97-10196-01EFH) — Mr. G was charged with Interstate Transportation and Racketeering in the U.S. District Court and was facing incarceration; however, after protracted negotiations, Mr. G was placed on a short period of probation, which is considered a “victory” in Federal Court sentencing.