FAILED BREATH TEST (.15)
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Client totaled his car and another. He then failed the field tests and the station breath test with a .15 -- almost twice the legal limit. I immediately drew up and filed a motion to preserve the booking video. This showed the officer failed to observe him for a full 15 minutes immediately preceding the breath test. After four hearing dates addressing this, the judge threw out the breath test. Then, at trial, despite otherwise damning testimony, the trial judge said that the client's excellent appearance on the booking video created reasonable doubt and acquitted him.
It was in the middle of the night when I filled out the “Free Consultation” form on this website and within minutes I got a call from Joe himself, polite and re-assuring. Even with minimum time to prepare for the case next morning he was there in court ready to go. He explained my options clearly, did not give me false promises or hopes and did not make decisions for me. He is well respected in court and knows everyone there. During the entire process he never made me feel like I had to do it alone.
I was in a crash and rode for a while on a flat tire. After witnesses told the cop where I was, the cop first found the tire then found me stopped in the middle of the road. I was unsteady on my feet, smelled of alcohol, failed all the field tests and then fell over to the ground when I bent to tie my shoe lace.
Result: Not Guilty- Judge ordered my license immediately restored.
"JOE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, MADE ALL THE RIGHT CHOICES AND GOT ME A NOT GUILTY"
FAILED BREATH TEST (.12) AT ROAD BLOCK
My client was stopped at a so-called 'sobriety checkpoint.' He registered a .12 on the breath test, well above the legal limit of .08, and was charged with OUI. After reviewing all of the documentation regarding the administration of the test, I found a defect and recommended he fight the case. After my motion to suppress evidence, the judge threw out the breath test. Without the breath test, we took the case to trial and easily won a not guilty.
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.
HE CALLED BACK IN 2 MINUTES AT 7 IN THE MORNING:
"Our son had been arrested at three AM and had to be in Court at nine AM. We submitted a question on your website at 7 AM and you called back 2 minutes later. It was pretty respectful and made us feel you cared."
'ALL THE ACCOLADES ON YOUR WEBSITE ARE TRUE"
I do appreciate all the intense preparation you conducted in preparation for Court and the subsequent finding handed down by the Judge. All the accolades expressed on your website are obviously true and I am gratified that you represented me.
N.H., Marblehead MA
NO OUI CONVICTION FOR DOCTOR:
"As a veterinarian, I had no idea what a criminal conviction would mean to my professional license. Joe had the case heard on an earlier date so I served no time on my suspension for Breathalyzer refusal and then negotiated a 45 day loss of license and a continued without a finding so no guilty appeared on my record."
- Marblehead, MA
IMMEDIATE RESPONSE; PROMPT HANDLING:
"I was much impressed. Thank you again for your immediate response to my phone call and your prompt handling of my OUI incident. Please use this on your web site: you're terrific."
- R.G. - Cambridge