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​NANCY:      617.721.2136
8.9.17; BROOKLINE
FACING MANDATORY JAIL,
JOE GOT MY CASE DISMISSED

My license was suspended for OUI but I foolishly drove anyway. A cop using a license plate scanner saw on his squad car computer terminal I was suspended and pulled me over. I even admitted I was suspended. My case was a total loser. Here is what I was facing:

  • a mandatory minimum 60 day jail sentence, which could not be suspended or reduced by even a single day
  • no time off for good behavior
  • an additional one year license loss
  • over $2000 in fines and fees
  • one year of probation and travel restrictions once I got out of jail
I was sure I was going to jail, but Joe somehow got my case dismissed. I am done with court, can get my license back again and support my daughter. 

OUT OF COURT I GAVE HIM A HUGE HUG

JOHN;     781.812.8205
DEDHAM
MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED

I picked up a DUI in Vermont and was suspended by the MA RMV for 'out of state alcohol offense.' I was stopped in Dedham and charged with driving after suspension for OUI. I faced a mandatory 60 day jail sentence and additional one year license loss. Joe managed to convince the DA that that law doesn't apply to out of state OUI suspensions.  I ended up with no jail and no further license loss.  What more can I say?'

'I ENDED UP WITH NO JAIL AND NO FURTHER LICENSE LOSS'

BRANDON;     
FALL RIVER
3RD OFFENSE; ACCIDENT
MANDATORY JAIL AND FELONY CONVICTION AVOIDED

'The facts of my case were not good at all. I admitted drinking shots and even told the cop I didn't know how many I'd had. On the day my case was scheduled for jury trial, Joe managed to negotiate a deal where no jail was involved and no felony conviction. He's an exceptional lawyer and has obviously been practicing DUI defense a long time.   I strongly recommend him to anyone who finds himself in this kind of trouble.'

'JOE OBVIOUSLY KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND A COURT ROOM'

DAVE;     860.833.5880
FRAMINGHAM-NATICK
FELONY CONVICTION AND MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED

I was facing my third offense and a mandatory minimum six month jail sentence and felony conviction. At trial, Joe found  defects in the DA's paperwork and avoided both for me. He really knows his stuff.  I didn't even ask him many questions because I felt so comfortable with him every step of the way. It's perfectly OK for prospective clients to call me.


JOHN:     781.812.8205
CONCORD
MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED

I had been stopped by a state trooper who saw I had been suspended by the RMV for an out of state OUI. Joe recommended I seek a Clerk's Hearing and presented both letters from the RMV and a copy of the statute showing the mandatory jail provision did not apply to me. The Clerk  Magistrate dismissed the case and it never went into court. I can't recommend him highly enough.


JOE;     781-710-2515
MILFORD & FRAMINGHAM
MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED TWICE

'I first read about Attorney Waldbaum in a newspaper article. After I called, he reduced my 5 year refusal suspension to just 6 months. Then he talked the DA's office into reducing my 3rd offense to just a 2nd so I avoided a mandatory jail sentence. Then, years later, when I was caught driving after suspension for OUI, I was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence again. That time he talked another DA in another Court into reducing that charge so I only paid a fine.'

'HE KNOWS ALL THE COURTS AND ALL THE PLAYERS
AND THEY ALL KNOW HIM.'

RICHARD;     978.304.3447
LAWRENCE
NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE
DESPITE BAD ACCIDENT

Client drifted into opposite lane of travel and struck another car moving it fifteen feet. He failed all three field sobriety tests and was arrested. At trial, the other driver and two officers testified they thought he was under the influence of alcohol. Verdict: not guilty. No mandatory jail term, no 8 year loss of license, no $15,000 fine, no probation.

'JOE WAS ALWAYS TOTALLY HONEST WITH ME
& NEVER MADE ANY FALSE PROMISES'

JOHN:     781.812.8205
CONCORD
MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED

I had been stopped by a state trooper who saw I had been suspended by the RMV for an out of state OUI. Joe recommended I seek a Clerk's Hearing and presented both letters from the RMV and a copy of the statute showing the mandatory jail provision did not apply to me. The Clerk  Magistrate dismissed the case and it never went into court. I can't recommend him highly enough.


JOE;     781-710-2515
MILFORD & FRAMINGHAM
MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED TWICE

'I first read about Attorney Waldbaum in a newspaper article. After I called, he reduced my 5 year refusal suspension to just 6 months. Then he talked the DA's office into reducing my 3rd offense to just a 2nd so I avoided a mandatory jail sentence. Then, years later, when I was caught driving after suspension for OUI, I was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence again. That time he talked another DA in another Court into reducing that charge so I only paid a fine.'

'HE KNOWS ALL THE COURTS AND ALL THE PLAYERS
AND THEY ALL KNOW HIM.'

CYNTHIA:     781-244-5105
NATICK - FRAMINGHAM
"I'M JUST INSANELY GRATEFUL TO YOU.
YOU REALLY WERE A GREAT DUI ATTORNEY."

Many, many thanks for your support through it all.; I think had you not done the "Motion to suppress," things could have been quite different. I know that this Thanksgiving will be a better one once you got the DA to reduce my 3rd offense to avoid mandatory jail for me. Please let me know if you ever need a referral to someone who is looking for a great Massachusetts OUI Attorney (phone is fine).

Kindest regards, Cynthia


TIM:    508-735-3109
BRIGHTON & WRENTHAM
"IF IT WASN'T FOR HIM, I'D BE IN JAIL."

"Mr. Waldbaum first represented me in Brighton District Court in Boston and then again in Wrentham District Court when I foolishly drove after being suspended for OUI. Somehow, he avoided an otherwise mandatory jail sentence for me in Wrentham. I don’t know how he did it but I couldn’t recommend him more highly if you ever need DWI help. Feel free to call me for more information.

A very pleased client, Tim D."

RALPH:     978-939-2251
GARDNER - FITCHBURG
3RD OFFENSE: JURY ACQUITS IN 10 MINUTES

I faced a possible six months mandatory jail sentence and a license loss of 13 years for a third offense. Joe noted in the report the cop had seen me wearing eyeglasses when he stopped me but told me to take them off before I did the balancing tests. Nowhere in his report did he tell me to put them back on.  Joe asked the cop so many questions he had no idea how to answer. It was just really smart. He even impressed the Judge. They acquitted me in ten minutes and the Judge ordered my license restored immediately. You can't ask for a better Massachusetts OUI Attorney.

He's such a smart DUI Lawyer, he deliberately chose jurors who wore eyeglasses!

ANDREW:    978 380 0858
HAVERHILL
“HE'S THE BEST MASSACHUSETTS DWI ATTORNEY.
YOU’RE OUT OF YOUR MIND NOT TO HIRE HIM."

I was charged with my 3rd offense and faced a mandatory jail sentence. On the very first date Joe's in Court, he convinces the DA to charge me only as a second offender. Then, when we get in front of the Judge, he convinces her to treat me as a first offender AND waive the mandatory $1000 fine. Instead of potential jail and an 8 year license loss, now I can get my license back. Even the Judge said, "You made a very good argument, Counselor."

He's the best drunk driving lawyer you'll find in Massachusetts.

CLINTON

MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED:
CALL ROBERT @ 978-621-8937

I had no idea how to fight a DUI after I was arrested. I was charged with Child Endangerment while OUI which carries a mandatory jail sentence of 90 days and a one year loss of license. Joe guided me through the whole process at the Registry and in Court. He had obviously been through this all many times before and truly knows his stuff. I couldn't recommend him more highly and was lucky to have him by my side. If I'd hired another Attorney, jail might very will have been the result. OK to call me to confirm all this.




FITCHBURG

PROBATION INSTEAD OF MANDATORY JAIL TIME

My client had been convicted for a NH operating under the influence charge in which he had blown over the legal limit. Then, he was caught driving again in Massachusetts. I chose to discuss his case with a DA with whom I had dealt before and knew was willing to deal. He agreed to reduce the charge , eliminating the mandatory jail provision. The Judge rubber-stamped it.

My client avoided jail and kept his well paying job!



FRAMINGHAM - NATICK

PROBATION INSTEAD OF ONE YEAR MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE

Under Melanie's Law, having been arrested twice in one month for OUI, my client was facing a minimum mandatory jail sentence of ONE FULL YEAR every day of which had to be served. I presented the DA with a "Motion with Exhibits" from the RMV showing his license was suspended not for the prior OUI but for the breath test refusal only.

Result: DA dropped the minimum mandatory charge on very next Court date



SOMERVILLE & BOSTON

MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE AVOIDED

The defendant had already pled guilty to OUI 2nd offense in Boston and had his license suspended for five years. Foolishly, he drove before the suspension expired and was arrested and charged in Somerville with operating after suspension for OUI. This charge carries a mandatory jail sentence of 60 days. This was further complicated because he was still on Probation in Boston and could be sent to jail by that Court merely for getting arrested again.

I first represented him while he was being held in jail at Somerville. I went sidebar and informed the judge that he was suffering from AIDS and complications and took 2-3 dozen medications per day. In other words, incarceration would likely kill him. The Judge convinced the DA to reduce the charge to mere Operating after Suspension and he received only a fine and was immediately released from jail and into my custody.

Then I represented him at his Probation Violation Hearings in Boston and managed to avoid the jail sentence from being imposed there as well.





CLINTON

MANDATORY JAIL AVOIDED:
CALL ROBERT @ 978-621-8937

I had no idea how to fight a DUI after I was arrested. I was charged with Child Endangerment while OUI which carries a mandatory jail sentence of 90 days and a one year loss of license. Joe guided me through the whole process at the Registry and in Court. He had obviously been through this all many times before and truly knows his stuff. I couldn't recommend him more highly and was lucky to have him by my side. If I'd hired another Attorney, jail might very will have been the result. OK to call me to confirm all this.




DUDLEY - E. BROOKFIELD

NOT GUILTY - 3RD OFFENSE

"Charged with my third offense, I faced mandatory jail time of 6 months, a 13 year loss of license and the loss of my job and pension. I needed a damn good drunk driving lawyer. Attorney Waldbaum did everything carefully, deliberately and ultimately, correctly. He's very smart, knows a lot about the system, and won't B.S. you. He tells you straight up what could happen to you and what's going on. I cried when the Jury said, “Not Guilty.“

"He made the cop squirm on the witness stand for every lie."



LYNN

OUI DRUGS 3RD OFFENSE THROWN OUT OF COURT

My client had been charged with OUI-Drugs 3rd offense for taking the antidepressant Trazodone and faced a mandatory jail sentence of at least six months. Upon researching the issue, I found the one case in Massachusetts directly addressing its legality under the MA statute. A respected Judge had done an exhaustive eight page analysis and concluded that Trazodone -- as an anti depressant --was NOT included in the list of drugs barred by the statute. I presented a copy of the case to the DA and Judge on the very first Court date and managed to get the case thrown out of Court even before my client was arraigned so it never even appeared on his criminal record at all.




LEOMINSTER - FITCHBURG

3RD OFFENSE REDUCED TO 2ND- NO JAIL TIME

My client was facing his third offense and a mandatory jail sentence of six months minimum after crossing the center line and committing multiple lanes violations. The officer noted in his report that client could barely stand when he got out of his pickup truck. On the date of trial, I convinced the district attorney to reduce the charge from third offense - a felony -- down to second offense -- only a misdemeanor. Thus, I saved my client from a felony conviction and the concomitant mandatory minimum six months in jail.




DUDLEY - E. BROOKFIELD

3RD OFFENDER NOT GUILTY
DESPITE .27 PBT

A career Air Force Officer crossed marked lanes 3 times, stumbled upon exiting his truck and could only recite the first few letters of the alphabet. He faced his third offense and mandatory jail. The video showed him unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and unable to spell his mother’s maiden name. I argued the events occurred at 2:30 AM in a steady rain, he had been up for 36 hours straight and his behavior was just as consistent with someone who was sleep deprived as someone under the influence. The jury agreed.

The forewoman actually threw us a thumbs up as they left the jury box!



DUDLEY - E. BROOKFIELD

NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE DUE TO ODOR OF SOLVENTS

My client was stopped for a minor lanes violation and charged with his 3rd offense, thus facing mandatory jail time and a thirteen year license loss. He had been working in a small bathroom all day using solvents to remove floor tile. His clothes reeked of this and caused his breath to mimic the smell of alcohol. I called the homeowner for whom he had been working to testify at trial to verify these unusual facts. The Judge gave us a "directed verdict" of not guilty. Plus, he then reversed client's five year refusal suspension so he got his license back.




HAVERHILL

3rd OFFENSE REDUCED TO 2ND: NO 6 MONTH JAIL TERM

My client blew an over limit .15 breathalyzer after a bad accident. Charged with his third offense, he faced a mandatory jail sentence of at least six months and an 8 year loss of license. I stressed to the DA that his 2 priors were from out of state and the Commonwealth would have a difficult time proving my client was the same man convicted there. The DA immediately agreed with me and reduced the charge. Result: No jail time.




AYER

FACING THIRD OFFENSE, ENDS UP WITH HARDSHIP LICENSE

My client was stopped for speeding and charged with her 3rd offense. Before appearing in Court, I went to the RMV and obtained her complete driving history all the way back to the beginning. After presenting it to the Judge, I was able to convince him that one of her priors was an error and since the other was over ten years old, she was entitled to be treated as a first offender all over again. Instead of mandatory jail, she was able to get a hardship license immediately.




MILFORD - WORCESTER

NOT GUILTY: 3RD OFFENSE
5 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION ORDERED REVERSED

Client was facing his third offense, a mandatory jail sentence of six months to two and one half years plus a five year refusal suspension. After considerable effort during discovery, I obtained the booking video from the Police Department. At trial, I was able to show the Judge how he was able to remove his belt and jewelry with no problems, thus showing he retained fine motor skills and there were no signs of swaying or unsteadiness during the 30 minute video. I argued this created the requisite reasonable doubt. The Judge agreed. Then, at a subsequent Hearing, the judge ordered his license fully restored.




FITCHBURG

PROBATION INSTEAD OF MANDATORY JAIL TIME

My client had been convicted for a NH operating under the influence charge in which he had blown over the legal limit. Then, he was caught driving again in Massachusetts. I chose to discuss his case with a DA with whom I had dealt before and knew was willing to deal. He agreed to reduce the charge , eliminating the mandatory jail provision. The Judge rubber-stamped it.

My client avoided jail and kept his well paying job!



FITCHBURG

ALMOST HITS POLICE CRUISER;
NOT GUILTY OF SECOND OFFENSE

My client crossed the fog line and almost hit a state police cruiser. When he was finally stopped, his clothes were disheveled, his speech was slurred and there was a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He was unable to complete the alphabet test and was arrested for his 2nd offense as well as obstructing an emergency vehicle. He was found not guilty: no mandatory jail, no two week hospital treatment program, no fines, no fees, and no probation.

“YOU REALLY DID A GREAT JOB!”



MILFORD - WORCESTER

HERE'S HOW I BEAT A DUI FOR THIS CLIENT:
THIRD OFFENDER NOT GUILTY – NO JAIL OR 13 YEAR LICENSE LOSS

A civilian cell phone caller testified that my client had twice crossed into the opposite lane completely. He was charged with his 3rd offense and faced a mandatory jail sentence of six months up to two and one half years. I made a copy of the videotape of his booking procedure and produced it at Trial. For 28 minutes, it showed no unsteadiness on his feet or other signs of intoxication. I argued to the Judge this created the required "reasonable doubt" despite the testimony of the two witnesses.

Result:
No 6 month jail term and no 13 year license loss



FRAMINGHAM - NATICK

PROBATION INSTEAD OF ONE YEAR MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE

Under Melanie's Law, having been arrested twice in one month for OUI, my client was facing a minimum mandatory jail sentence of ONE FULL YEAR every day of which had to be served. I presented the DA with a "Motion with Exhibits" from the RMV showing his license was suspended not for the prior OUI but for the breath test refusal only.

Result: DA dropped the minimum mandatory charge on very next Court date



SOMERVILLE & BOSTON

MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCE AVOIDED

The defendant had already pled guilty to OUI 2nd offense in Boston and had his license suspended for five years. Foolishly, he drove before the suspension expired and was arrested and charged in Somerville with operating after suspension for OUI. This charge carries a mandatory jail sentence of 60 days. This was further complicated because he was still on Probation in Boston and could be sent to jail by that Court merely for getting arrested again.

I first represented him while he was being held in jail at Somerville. I went sidebar and informed the judge that he was suffering from AIDS and complications and took 2-3 dozen medications per day. In other words, incarceration would likely kill him. The Judge convinced the DA to reduce the charge to mere Operating after Suspension and he received only a fine and was immediately released from jail and into my custody.

Then I represented him at his Probation Violation Hearings in Boston and managed to avoid the jail sentence from being imposed there as well.







CLINTON


JOE TURNED THE WORST CASE SCENARIO
INTO THE BEST CASE SCENARIO

I had been suspended years previously but had been driving without a license. When I was arrested again, I faced the possibility of mandatory jail time and additional license loss. Joe obviously knows all the ins and outs as well as all the players in this field. He managed to get the criminal charges dismissed and got me found "Not Responsible" on the civil charges as well. He saved me from all sorts of consequences, further fines, fees and license loss.

OK to call me to verify all this: DAVE- 978.534.4643



BOARD OF APPEALS - MARLBORO


THIRD OFFENDER GETS LICENSE BACK 6 YEARS EARLY

"Joe first avoided a mandatory jail term for me as a third offender but the RMV suspended my license for eight full years. However, he followed up at the Board of Appeals and convinced them to give it back to me six years early. I can't recommend him highly enough. He's a magician."

OK to call Matt to confirm this at 978-549-9131



SALEM


"HE CLEARED ME OF ALL CHARGES.
HIRING THIS MASSACHUSETTS OUI LAWYER WAS THE BEST CHOICE I EVER MADE"

Facing my 3rd offense and mandatory jail time, I filled out the “Instant Free Consultation” and in minutes my phone rang. Joe knew all about Melanie’s Law and immediately put my mind at ease. He kept me informed and copied me on all the legal documents he filed. Compared to the other two attorneys for my previous arrests he was the hardest working.

Instead of saying plead it out, this DWI Lawyer cleared me of all charges and gave me my life back.






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