Commonwealth v. M.P. – Quincy District Court– State Police

Charge: OUI Result: OUI- Not Guilty Client was observed speeding and making several marked lanes violations and was stopped by police. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Officer observed the client’s eyes to be bloodshot and glassy, and he spoke with slurred speech when responding to questions. Client admitted to having three mixed drinks earlier that evening when asked. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty completing all assessments and was placed under arrest. Client consented to a breath test during the booking
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Commonwealth v. D.C. – Dedham District Court– Wellesley Police Department

Charge: OUI, Operating to Endanger, Marked Lanes Violation Result: OUI- Not Guilty Client (College Student) was involved in a one car motor vehicle crash. Officers arrived and noted there were four males in the vehicle which appeared to be alert and conscious. As the officer spoke with the client he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. Officer began to question the passengers of the vehicle who stated they believed the client had been drinking earlier in the evening. Client admitting to having consumed alcoholic beverages when asked and that he fell asleep while driving. Client
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Commonwealth v. R.H. – Marlborough District Court– Marlborough Police Department

Charge: OUI 3rd Offense, Marked Lanes Violation Result: OUI- Not Guilty Client was stopped by police for driving over a median and into the opposing lane. Officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the client’s breath while speaking with him. Officer also observed the client’s eyes to be bloodshot and his speech was slightly slurred. Client admitted to having consumer four alcoholic beverages when asked. Client was asked to exit the vehicle and was unsteady and lost his balance while doing so. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client could not complete any of
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Commonwealth v. B.W. – Woburn District Court– Andover State Police

Charge: OUI 2nd Offense Result: OUI- Not Guilty Client was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. Officer observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and red and his speech was slurred. Officer also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the client’s breath. Client admitted to having one beer when asked by the officer. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty completing all assessments. Client refused the portable breath test and was placed under arrest. Sobriety checkpoint cases are generally strong cases because there is no form of erratic driving. This was the case in
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. S.H. – Plymouth District Court– Plymouth Police Department

Charge: Operating Under the Influence Result: OUI- Dismissed; Cop did not show up Police responded to a report and found the client passed out in his car with the engine running. Officer immediately detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the client’s breath, and observed his eyes to be bloodshot. Client admitted to having three beers when asked, and his speech was slurred when answering questions. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client failed all assessments and was placed under arrest. This case is yet another example of trying everything we can to defend a case
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Commonwealth v. L .P. – Brockton District Court– Brockton Police Department

Charge: OUI Result: OUI- Not Guilty Client was stopped by police for failing to remain within the marked lane of travel. Officer approached the vehicle and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the client’s breath when she spoke. Client admitted to having two beers when asked by the officer. Client was asked to exit the vehicle and lost her balance upon doing so. Officer also noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage had become stronger. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client failed all assessments and was placed under arrest. This was a case
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Commonwealth v. M.W. – Attleboro District Court– Mansfield Police Department

Charge:   Operating Under the Influence Result:  OUI- Not Guilty Client was stopped by police for running a red light. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from within the vehicle. Client’s speech was slurred and his movements were slow and fumbled. Officer also observed the client’s eyes to be glossy and bloodshot. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty completing all assessments. Client would not consent to a portable breath test and was placed under arrest. The client indicated to the officer that he thought the light was yellow, not
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Commonwealth v. A.S. – Worcester DC – Northborough Police Department

Charge: OUI 2nd Offense, Negligent Operation of Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation, License Suspended/Revoked, Number Plate Violation, Failure to Stop/Yield Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was stopped by police after reports were made of an erratic driver. Officer spoke with the client and detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Client stated he had one beer forty minutes prior to this occurrence when asked. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client did not complete all assessments according to the directions given by the police officer. Client consented to a PBT with a reading of .136
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Commonwealth v. A.E. – Woburn DC – Wilmington Police Department

Charge: OUI, Speeding Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was stopped for speeding. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. Officer observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot, and it was noted that the client was slurring his speech. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty performing all assessments and was placed under arrest. Client consented to a breath test with readings of .178, .08, and .188.
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Commonwealth v. M.C. – Brockton DC – Middleboro State Police

Charge: OUI, Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was stopped by police as a result of speeding and crossing over the marked lane on multiple times. Officer approached the vehicle and observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. Officer detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the client’s breath. Client admitted to having a few drinks when asked. Client was unsteady on his feet when exiting the vehicle. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty performing all assessments and was placed under arrest.
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Commonwealth v. M.C. – Falmouth DC – Bourne State Police

Charge: OUI, Negligent Operation of Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation Result: OUI-Not Guilty Officer spotted client’s vehicle swerving off the roadway. Officer approached the vehicle and detected an overbearing odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the client’s breath. Client’s eyes were observed to be glassy and bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Client admitted to having consumed three beers when asked. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client was unsteady on his feet upon exiting the vehicle and failed all assessments. Client was placed under arrest and consented to a breath test with readings of 0.079, 0.078, and
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Commonwealth v. Z.Z. – Hingham District Court – Hingham Police Department

Charge: OUI, Marked Lanes Violation, Speeding, Operating to Endanger Result: OUI-Dismissed Client was seen speeding and crossing over the solid white fog line multiple times. Officer approached the vehicle and observed the client’s eyes to be very red, glassy, and bloodshot. Officer also detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the client. Client stated he had two beers earlier that evening when asked. Officer asked the client to exit the vehicle and he was unsteady on his feet upon doing so. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty performing all assessments and was placed
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Commonwealth v. T.R. – Milford DC – Hopedale Police

Charge: OUI, Negligent Operation of Vehicle, Lights Violation, MV Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was stopped by police after operating a vehicle with no headlights. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Officer observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot and the odor of an alcoholic beverage became stronger as the client spoke. Client refused to complete any of the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.
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Commonwealth v. J.M. – Falmouth DC – Bourne State Police

Charge: OUI Drugs 2nd Offense, Negligent Operation of Vehicle, Inspection/Sticker, NO Result: OUI-Dismissed Client was stopped by an Officer when it was noticed that his car displayed a rejected inspection sticker. Officer approached vehicle and immediately observed an overwhelming odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Officer also detected a slight odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the client as he spoke. Client admitted to having smoked marijuana about a half hour prior to this occurrence. Client’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Client was asked to exit the vehicle and was unsteady on his feet upon doing so. Officer administered
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Commonwealth v. A.B. – Brockton DC – West Bridgewater Police Department

Charge: OUI, Marked Lanes Violation, Alcohol in MV Result: OUI-Dismissed Client’s vehicle was scene committing numerous marked lanes violations. Officer approached vehicle and immediately detected an overwhelmingly strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officer also observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot and he spoke with slurred speech. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client failed all assessments and was placed under arrest. During an inventory of the vehicle two cold open bottles of beer were discovered.
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Commonwealth v. R.S. – Falmouth DC – Bourne Police Department

Charge: OUI, Negligent Operation of Vehicle Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was observed speeding and swerving between lanes. Officer approached vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Client’s eyes were severely glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. It was also noted that the client avoided making eye contact with the officer. Officer observed two different open alcoholic containers in the client’s vehicle. Client admitted to drinking alcohol when asked. Client was asked to exit the vehicle and was unsteady upon doing so. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client passed
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Commonwealth v. R.M. – Worcester DC – Mendon Police Department

Charge: OUI, Marked Lanes Violation Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was spotted swerving across lanes and driving erratically. Officer approached the vehicle and observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. Officer also detected a moderate odor of alcoholic beverage on the client’s breath when speaking with him. Client stated he had three beers earlier that night when asked. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty completing all assessments. Client consented to a PBT with a reading of .168 and was placed under arrest.
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Commonwealth v. M.P. – Dedham DC – Norwood Police Department

Charge:   OUI, Marked Lanes Violation Result:  OUI-Not Guilty Officer noticed Client’s vehicle approaching his position from the rear. Client was traveling at a high rate of speed and made several quick movements between the lane of travel and the adjacent lane. Client was then stopped by police. Officer approached the vehicle and detected a moderate odor of alcohol coming from within the vehicle and observed the Client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. Officer observed client’s speech to be slow and slurred when questioning her. Client stated she had one glass of wine when asked if she had consumed alcohol
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Commonwealth v. V.P. – Waltham DC – Brookline Police Department

Charge: OUI Result: OUI-Not Guilty Client was stopped by police after having knocked down a street sign while driving. Officers immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol when speaking to the client Client stated he had consumed two or three drinks earlier that night when asked. Client was unsteady upon exiting his vehicle. Officers administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client was unable to follow directions and had difficulty completing all assessments. Client was placed under arrest and consented to a breath test with a reading of .20.
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Commonwealth v. K.K. – Hingham DC – Hingham Police Department

Charge:   OUI, Negligent Operation of Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation, Drug Possession Class E Result:  OUI-Not Guilty Officer was dispatched after receiving a report that the client may be intoxicated and operating a vehicle. Client’s vehicle was spotted speeding and crossing over the marked lanes of travel nearly striking another police cruiser traveling in the opposite direction. Officer activated his sirens and the vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. Officer instructed client to pull to the side of the road. Officer approached the vehicle and detected a moderate odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Officer immediately
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Commonwealth v. M.D – Plymouth District Court – Mattapoisett Police Department

Charge:   Operating Under the Influence Result:  OUI-Not Guilty Client’s vehicle was observed driving with a broken headlight and was approached by police after suspicious activity. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on the client’s breath and he was speaking with a thick tongue. Upon further questioning the officer observed the client’s eyes to be drooped and bloodshot. Client stated he had not consumed any alcohol when asked. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests including: the one legged stand, 9 step walk and turn, backwards count, and alphabet test. Client failed all
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Commonwealth v. M.B. – Wareham District Court (Middleborough Police Department)

Charge(s) – OUI, Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation Result: OUI – Not Guilty, Neg Op- NG Client was stopped by Middleborough MA police for erratic driving. Officer approached the vehicle and noticed the client’s eyes were red, glassy and bloodshot. Officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the client’s breath and his speech was slurred. Officer also observed a can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the center console. At this point a second officer arrived on scene for back up. Client admitted to drinking alcohol that night when asked and was unsteady on his feet
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Commonwealth v. W.G. – Quincy District Court (State Police)

Charge(s) – OUI, Marked Lanes Violation Result: OUI – Not Guilty Client was stopped in South Boston after her vehicle was seen crossing over the marked lines multiple times. State Police Officer approached the vehicle and observed the client’s eyes to be extremely glassy and bloodshot. Officer detected a moderate odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the inside of the vehicle and noted she spoke with slurred speech. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client failed both tests and refused to perform more when asked. Officer request for another officer to bring a PBT to the location and
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Commonwealth v. W.N. – Quincy District Court (State Police)

Charge(s) – OUI 2nd Offense, Speeding Result: OUI – Not Guilty Client was stopped for speeding in Milton, MA. Officer approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the passenger. Officer also observed the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot, and noticed his speech was slurred when speaking with him. Client admitted to having to beers when asked if he had been drinking. Officer administered a series of field sobriety tests. Client had difficulty completing all assessments and refused to submit to the Portable Breath Test. Officer conducted an inventory of the client’s
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Commonwealth v. J.R. – Quincy District Court (State Police)

Charge(s) – OUI 2nd offense, Unlicensed Operation of MV, Marked Lanes Violation, Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle Result: OUI – Not Guilty Client was stopped in South Boston by Massachusetts State Police after rear ending another driver on the road. Another officer arrived on scene and said he had been following the client’s vehicle due to erratic driving. The officer observed observed the client’s eyes to be extremely glassy and bloodshot and his speech was very slurred. Officer also detected and overwhelming odor of alcohol emanating from the client and noticed he was bleeding from a cut to his hand.
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