2ND OFFENSE; 3 CAR ACCIDENT
3 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION OVERTURNED THEN NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
I didn't know I lost my license for 3 years for refusing the breathlyzer until I got the letter from the RMV. Joe said fight this tooth and nail since we only had 15 days to do so. We went to a Hearing in Boston and then appealed it to a Judge in Court. He just kept fighting until he got my license back while the case was still pending. [Incredibly, my job had asked me to give them notice the very day Joe got my license back!] At trial, he was prepared to cross examine the driver of one of the cars I had hit, showing he had never said I had alcohol on my breath even though I told the cop I had 3 beers.
'HE'S A MIRACLE WORKER. HE SAVED MY JOB AND JUST KEPT FIGHTING TILL WE WON.'
OVER LIMIT .15 BREATH TEST THROWN OUT
I was stopped for a lanes violation and arrested. I took the breath test and it was .15--- almost twice the legal limit. Joe had obtained a not guilty for me seven years ago so I hired him again. After reviewing my case, he said he saw a possible way to have the very incriminating breath test suppressed and he was absolutely right. The otherwise tough prosecution oriented judge threw it out.
NOT GUILTY OUI-DRUGS; "NEVER HAD ANY DOUBT"
I was stopped for multiple lane violations. I told the Trooper I had smoked a joint and had 2 beers 20 minutes ago. He noted a "blank stare" on my face and that I was unsteady on my feet. He said I failed the 3 field sobriety tests and arrested me. I never had any doubts in Attorney Waldbaum's abilities. He was always on time and prepared for every Court date for the year it took to go to trial. He wrote full reports every step of the way to help me make all the right decisions. (Obviously.) Call me. I'll gladly tell you.
NOT GUILTY; 2ND OFFENSE; LICENSE RESTORED
First I told the cop I had two beers, then three. Then after the field tests I admitted drinking "Like, six beers." Joe somehow managed to get that final very incriminating statement thrown out at a Motion to Suppress so we then had a fighting chance at trial. Then when he got in front of the jury he totally debunked the field tests the cop said I failed. After the not guilty verdict, he convinced the judge to order my license restored immediately. One very persuasive fellow.
'HOW MUCH BETTER CAN YOU DO THAN AN A+?'
MIKE: 781 296 3673
OVER LIMIT BREATH TEST
THROWN OUT OF COURT
My client was stopped for speeding and then arrested for OUI. He took the breathalyzer at the station and failed it well over the legal limit. Before advising him on how to proceed, I insisted on scrutinizing the booking video. I discerned that his test was not properly administered. I was then able to show the Judge at a Motion to Suppress Hearing that the 15 minute observation requirement was not complied with. The Judge agreed and excluded the test from evidence at Trial. [Please leave Mike a message if he can't pick up. He'll call you back.]
Client smelled of alcohol, had glassy bloodshot eyes and admitted drinking 4 beers an hour ago. He was shaking badly during the sobriety tests and as a result was arrested. He failed both breath tests over limit at .09 and .10 but could not accept a CWOF due to his job so we fought. On the Motions date, the cops were not summonsed so I asked the Judge to mark the Docket "No further continuances." On the 2nd Motions date, the breathalyzer operator could not attend and the DA asked for yet a third date. I argued vigorously against giving the Commonwealth 3 bites at the apple and the second judge agreed. Case dimissed.
TOM: 774 266 0411
3 YEAR BREATH TEST REFUSAL SUSPENSION OVERTURNED
I was arrested for my second offense and refused to take the breathalyzer test when I reached the police station. The RMV issued a three year long license suspension. I thought my license was simply gone for three full years and the whole thing was hopeless. But Joe obviously knows this practice area better than anyone else. He actually drove out to my house to bring me the order giving me back my license. How many lawyers would do that?
'JOE ACTUALLY DROVE TO MY HOUSE
TO BRING ME THE ORDER RESTORING MY LICENSE'
NOT GUILTY FAILED BREATH TEST BUT
DONE ALMOST 1 HOUR AFTER DRIVING
Client was seen drifting into next lane and straddling line for ten full seconds. She had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and admitted drinking. She stumbled turning on the 9 step test and swayed and hopped on the one leg stand. She then blew an over limit breathalyzer at the barracks after her arrest. I argued the field tests were done at 4 am while barefoot and the breath test was given almost one hour after driving and it could not be proven beyond all reasonable doubt what her blood alcohol was "at the time of driving" as required by law. Not guilty.
BROCKTON ROAD BLOCK
NOT GUILTY IN UNDER TWO MONTHS
I was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint [road block] and arrested for OUI. Joe answered my early phone call and was in my corner from the start. He was able to explain exactly what will happen with each court hearing and eliminate my anxiety. His years of experience has helped him build relationships with many contacts in the legal system and he got me a quick trial and a not guilty. When I had trouble getting my license back at the RMV, he was able to help push through my paperwork and get it back the same day. I strongly recommend him to anyone seeking OUI counsel.
'HE PROMPTLY ANSWERED ALL CALLS, EMAILS AND TEXTS AND IS HONEST AND KIND'
3 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED;
"I was in a bad accident and totaled my car. Because it was a second offense, the RMV suspended my license for three years for refusing to take the breathalyzer. Joe didn't give me any BS that getting my license back would be easy but did one thing at a time very methodically and got me my license back while the case was still going on. Best Christmas present I ever got!
"HE'S DEFINITELY ON YOUR SIDE AND GOING TO HELP YOU"
NOT GUILTY ALL 3 CHARGES 'THE MOST CAPABLE OUI LAWYER IN MASSACHUSETTS'
At my jury trial, two cops testified that I had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy bloodshot eyes. The arresting officer said I was "swaying in my lane" for over a mile but as, Joe dramatically pointed out in Court, she hadn't written that in her report. He then demonstrated the field sobriety tests in front of the jury box to show how hard they are and how well I had performed at 2 AM. He took care of everything from soup to nuts. After the Not Guilty verdict, he even was able to convince the Judge to restore my license immediately.
Client was in a bad accident. The EMTs reported to the police they thought he had been drinking and the cop noted a strong odor of alcohol on his breath as well as an inability to understand questions he was being asked. He was taken to the hospital for testing and then was charged with OUI-Alcohol and Illegal Possession of Drugs. During the one year the case took, I conducted painstaking discovery and convinced the DA to drop all three charges on the date of the Motion to Suppress Evidence.
"I HAD CONFIDENCE JOE WOULD DO IT RIGHT -- AND HE DID."
'NOT GUILTY: FANTASTIC AND PROFESSIONAL;
LICENSE ORDERED RESTORED SAME DAY'
I totaled my car in a bad accident. Joe called me back immediately, answered all my questions and explained everything every step of the way with detailed, written reports. He recommended I not plead out but instead try the case. At trial, not just one but two officers testified they thought I was "under the influence of alcohol." Joe convinced the Judge otherwise and then convinced him to order my license restored immediately. He thought of everything and did everything. I can't recommend him highly enough.
'ALL I HAD TO DO WAS SIT BACK AND WATCH.'
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.
ALEX; 516 582 8320
E. HAMPSHIRE - BELCHERTOWN
BREATH TEST THROWN OUT
OUI CHARGE DISMISSED
I failed the Breathalyzer at the station registering over limit. After studying the booking video, Joe ascertained that the breath test was not performed in accordance with the strict regulations required for it to be admissible. He drafted a Motion to suppress that evidence. After a four hour Hearing, the judge requested written briefs on the issue and ruled in our favor six weeks later. On the day of jury trial, the DA said he did not have enough evidence to go forward and dismissed my case.
'HE WALKED INTO COURT AND MADE EVERYONE ELSE STUTTER.'
'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 drving 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.'
FAILED BREATH TEST; 2ND OFFENSE
NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
I was arrested for my 2nd offense. The arresting detective said I had very thick and slurred speech and was unsteady on my feet. Plus, I admitted drinking two gin and tonics and one 16 oz. beer shortly before driving. The booking sergeant testified I had red, glassy and bloodshot eyes and in his opinion I was under the influence of alcohol. I even admitted I felt the effects of the alcohol! I took the breath test at the station and failed it over limit. Joe won the case and avoided a two year loss of license and thousands of dollars in fines and fees.
'HE WAS RESPONSIVE TO ALL MY QUESTIONS AND HAD A GREAT COURT ROOM PRESENCE.'
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE JUST 4 MONTHS AFTER ARREST
I was arrested for my 2nd offense and speeding 61 mph in a 40 zone. I admitted drinking three beers, taking Adderall and that I felt the effects of the alcohol. The Sergeant testified I failed the one leg stand and nine step walk and turn test, was red faced and had glazed eyes. Joe stressed to the jury all the things I had done right while driving. I avoided having to install a breathalyzer in my car, an addtional two year license loss and over $5000 in various fines and fees. I've got my license back and am driving again.
'JOE WAS A MAJOR HELP FROM DAY ONE'
'HE'S A GODSEND: PREPARED, LIKABLE AND CHARISMATIC'
After getting arrested for my 2nd offense, I googled MA OUI lawyers and saw Joe had won 75% of his trials. The officer testified he saw me swerve from lane to lane without signaling and measured me speeding 30 mph over the limit. He also said I failed all the field sobriety tests: the ABCs, one leg stand and 9 step walk and turn test. Joe argued to the jury that he hadn't written down whether I was wearing high heels. Also that I was nervous due to the presence of 3 cops and 3 cruisers. I cried after the not guilty verdict.
I was arrested for a Boating DUI and blew an over limit .15 and failed the field tests. If I had gone with anyone else I would have just pled it out but, boy, am I glad I chose Joe as my Attorney. I knew he was good as soon as I spoke to him. He's extremely well-spoken and very impressive in Court. Plus, he got the cop so messed up he ended up red-faced on the witness stand. I swear, you could have heard a pin drop during his cross-exam. Every one in the Court room was hanging on his every word.
'HE HAD THE DA ON THE ROPES FROM THE OPENING BELL.'
NOT GUILTY .19 BREATH TEST, FAILED ALL FIELD TESTS, 2ND OFFENSE
Client waved to a passing cop with his keys in his hand and told him he was having trouble starting his car. They stopped, noticed slurred speech, and he failed all the field tests. At the station, the breath test registered .19, almost two and one half times over limit! At trial, although 2 cops testified, I argued neither could attest that he had placed the keys in the igniton or when he had done so. Plus, I was able to prove the battery was dead and thus he had the additional defense of "factual impossibility." Not guilty 2nd offense.
I was caught driving 20 mph over the limit, admitted to a few drinks and was arrested for my 2nd offense. I refused the breath test and lost my license for 3 years. Once I read about all the people Atty. W. helped and called him, he immediately put me at ease. When the Trooper didn't show up for a pretrial Hearing, he had a Motion ready to dismiss my case and another to restore my license. The judge agreed with both.
'THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE TO MAKE. YOU SHOULD HAVE TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN HIM.'
FAILED ALL 3 FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: NOT GUILTY, 2ND OFFENSE 'JOE SAVED MY LIFE.'
I've dealt with a lot of lawyers but Joe is definitely the best. He kept me informed through the entire case with emails and copies of documents. At Trial, the cop testified I committed 4 traffic infractions, had slurred speech, was unsteady when I got out of my car and failed the one leg stand, walk and turn and alphabet tests. Plus, the booking sergeant testified I had a strong odor of alcohol and saw me sway during booking. Joe was unbelievable at Trial and and turned the tables on them both. The jury was out only 40 minutes. Not Guilty 2nd offense OUI.
HE'S THE OUI LAWYER YOU WANT. CALL ME, I'LL TELL YOU WHY.
SEAN: 978 317 0124
SALEM - PEABODY
NOT GUILTY ALL 3 CHARGES: 1. OUI 3RD OFFENSE 2. RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT OF CHILD 3. CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHILE OUI
While plowing a driveway, my truck crashed into the side of the house causing extensive damage. I said I had 3 beers but they found an open container of vodka on the dashboard and my 5 year old in the front seat so I was charged with Child Endangerment while OUI. It was my 3rd offense and got extensive news coverage. (They dubbed me “Mr. Plowed” on the Internet!)
Although 2 cops and the Chief of the Fire Department testified I was disheveled and gave their opinion I was under the influence, Joe found an appellate case which had just come down the very week of trial. The Judge said he had read it that very morning, relied on it in issuing acquittals on all 3 charges and actually complimented Joe for finding it.
Then Joe followed through and convinced the Judge to reverse my five year refusal suspension and restore my license - which got us back in the news papers again!
"THIS IS THE ONLY LAWYER TO HIRE. HE’S LIKE A PANTHER IN THE COURTROOM."
ALL 3 CHARGES THROWN OUT:
2ND OFFENSE, OPEN CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL, LANES VIOLATION.
The police officer followed me 1.5 miles at 45 mph only 2 car lengths behind then stopped me because i swerved over the fog line by a foot or so. I told him I was nervous because he was so close behnd me. He said my eyes were red and glassy, my speech slurred and I failed all the field tests so he arrested me for my 2nd offense. Joe brought a Motion to suppress the stop of my car and submitted cases to the Court supporting his argument. I never thought you could get DUI cases dismissed but the Judge concluded there was no cause for the stop. Joe then followed through to get my 3 year refusal suspension reversed and the DA filed this document dropping all charges:
'AFTER THE MOTION TO SUPPRESS, THE COMMONWEALTH HAS INSUFFICENT EVIDENCE TO PROCEED.'
OUI CHARGE THROWN OUT OF COURT.
"HE GOT THE LAW ON MY SIDE OVER 2 STATE TROOPERS!"
I was stopped for speeding and a bunch of cops showed up. I was extremely nervous and they said I failed all the field sobriety tests. Joe was in Court for me the very next day AND the next three Court dates which greatly relieved my anxiety. He educated me about the process and was at all times helpful, professional and responsive. At the Motions hearing, he methodically documented an extensive laundry list of things the Trooper had done all wrong. Once the Judge allowed his Motion to Suppress evidence, the DA dismissed the case, writing "there is insufficent evidence to proceed with the prosecution at this time." The OUI charge against me was dismissed and my license was restored immediately.
JOE BEAT JAIL FOR ME IN 2 COURTS IN 1 DAY! (DESPITE A.28 BREATH TEST)
I was still on Probation for OUI-1st in Salem when I was arrested for OUI 2nd Offense in Ipswich and registered an over limit .28. My Salem Probation Officer issued a Warrant for my arrest and asked that I be placed into custody when I got to Newburyport. The DA in Newburyport was asking for jail also. Joe managed to talk the judge out of having me taken into custody AND of sending me to jail for my 2nd offense. Instead, the Judge actually released me into Joe's custody. Then when we went to Salem later that day, my Probation officer was asking for a one year jail sentence on my first offense. Joe convinced the Salem Judge not to do so and I went home that night instead of to jail. Joe is the most intimidating and confident lawyer I have ever encountered and I was blessed to have him on my side.
"HE WALKED INTO BOTH COURTS LIKE HE PAID THE MORTGAGE! YOU WANT HIM AS YOUR LAWYER"
Mr. C.: 508-523-8185
.21 BREATH TEST, 2ND OFFENSE: NOT GUILTY
“YOU CAN'T ASK FOR A BETTER DRUNK DRIVING LAWYER”
I don’t know how he did it but at a preliminary Hearing on my 2nd offense he had my over limit .21 breath test thrown out of Court. That gave us a fighting chance at Trial where during his cross exam, he got the cop to admit to this long laundry list of everything I had done right, instead of what I did wrong.
"WHEN I HEARD HIS CLOSING ARGUMENTS, EVEN I WOULD HAVE VOTED NOT GUILTY."
BEN: 508 216 0008
BOSTON - BRIGHTON
FIRST HE BEATS MY 3 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION
THEN GETS ME A NOT GUILTY ON MY 2ND OFFENSE
After talking to him the first time, I knew I was in good hands. Joe is very professional, confident and knows Massachusetts drunk driving defense like the back of his hand. After I lost my license for three full years for not taking the breathalyzer, Joe filed a civil suit against the RMV. He was very organized and aggressive in court. The judge gave my license back immediately after the hearing! That allowed me to drive legally during the months it took to go to Trial. At Trial, he was completely prepared for the cross exam of all the officers and got me a not guilty. He saved me my job and precious time with my kids.
PLUS, THE JUDGE SUSTAINED ALL HIS OBJECTIONS!
RYAN: 508 837 4593
HIT UTILITY POLE, ROLLED OVER, KNOCKED OUT POWER TO AREA ADMITTED TO 4 BEERS & NOTHING TO EAT ALL DAY; NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Client struck a utility pole, snapped it in half and cut power to the whole area. His car rolled over and three cops had to bend the metal to get him out. He failed the one leg stand test, the alphabet, the walk and turn and the backwards counting test. Then he admitted to the cop he had just had four beers, the last one an hour ago and had nothing to eat all day but breakfast. Plus, he had slurred speech, bloodshot, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. Jury: Not Guilty 2nd offense.
CLIENT'S THANK YOU NOTE:
"Joe, I interviewed several attorneys to represent me and NO ONE WAS EVEN WILLING TO GO TO TRIAL! I liked how direct you were with me and never blew smoke or led me to believe there was no risk involved. Your informed advice gave me the knowledge to make the correct decision. I highly recommend you to anyone facing an OUI charge."
"I FELT WELL REPRESENTED ALL THE WAY FROM JURY SELECTION TO YOUR IMPRESSIVE CLOSING ARGUMENTS."
JOSEPH: 508 365 7475
E. HAMPSHIRE - BELCHERTOWN
A GRAND SLAM! JOE BEATS ALL FOUR CHARGES
I was charged with DUI 2nd offense. I was speeding 20 mph over the speed limit and committed lanes violations. The cop testified I had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol, glassy eyes, was unsteady on my feet, could not stand without swaying and failed the field sobriety tests. First, Joe reduced the 3 year refusal suspension to just 180 days so I got my license back while the case was going on and then he beat all four charges at Trial:
OUI 2nd Offense: Not Guilty
Negligent Operation: Dismissed
Speeding: Not Responsible
Lanes Violation: Not Responsible
No convictions, no fines, no probation, no license loss,
no breathalyzer in my car.
BOSTON / WEST ROXBURY
'HE KEPT ME OUT OF JAIL. I'D RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY'
I was in an accident and registered an over limit breath test at the police station, twice the legal limit, in fact. I had two prior OUIs making this my 3rd offense and thus was facing a mandatory minimum six month jail sentence. Joe managed to negotiate a deal for me which included no jail time at all. I don't know how he did it but I'd recommend him to anybody.
LIKE A HUNTER SEEKING PREY.
"I watched you operate in Court today: you observed, picked your times and targeted specific people you needed to connect with. Then you swooped in, handed off paperwork, said what needed to be said at the appropriate time and returned to your seat. It was impressive to see-- like a hunter seeking prey. The DA's arguments paled in comparison to your eloquence in summation while making your points to the Court.
You are a consummate professional and there is no questioning your expertise. Thank you for your help. You saved my license and one man business and I would be glad to talk to prospective clients."
FAILED BREATH TEST; 3 LANES VIOLATIONS: NOT GUILTY
The Cambridge officer wrote he saw me cross the center line 3 times, that my speech was slurred, my eyes glassy and bloodshot and that I told him I had two shots and two drinks. Then when he arrested me, he wrote I told my friend "I might be too drunk to remember your phone number." Joe knew Massachusetts drunk driving defense, the Court and the players. He worked tirelessly to keep the over limit breath test out --which he did-- and to get me acquitted.
"CALL ME AND I'LL YOU MYSELF: JOE CARES ABOUT HIS CLIENTS!"
'JOE ACHIEVED THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME IN MINUTES!'
Better than I hoped for or expected. He was there through the entire Court procedure. It gave him a chance to conference with the District Attorney and start a dialogue about my case which led to a speedy and excellent resolution at my first Court appearance. Be prepared to follow his excellent instructional emails and you will succeed.
'I'M GLAD I HIRED HIM BEFORE MY ARRAIGNMENT'
MICHAEL: 978 335 5491
E. HAMPSHIRE - AMHERST - BELCHERTOWN
"ARTICULATE, RUTHLESS DEFENDER, NEVER MISSED A BEAT IN THE COURT ROOM"
"Thank you for giving me my life back with the not guilty on the OUI after the cop caught me speeding. You are magnificent in the courtroom and it is easy to see that this comes from your hard work and dedication outside. You are the most passionate and articulate lawyer I have ever met. Your attention to detail and high motivation kept you ten steps in front of the DA at all times. This, combined with the respect and professionalism you show towards everyone in court makes you a most effective defender. I will continue to recommend you to anyone in need of a Mass DUI Lawyer."
Sincerely, Michael B.
FAILED BREATH TESTS AND FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: NOT GUILTY
I was stopped at a road block and admitted to the Trooper I had been drinking 45 minutes ago. He took me out of the car and I foolishly agreed to do the field sobriety tests. I failed them all and was arrested. Then I –also foolishly—agreed to take the breathalyzer in the trailer nearby. I registered over limit on both of them too. Plus, at Trial, the Trooper testified my eyes couldn’t focus on him and I was unsteady on my feet. No matter. Joe’s obvious skills as a Mass. DUI Lawyer during cross-examination won the day.
'PUT YOURSELF IN HIS HANDS-- HE'S A GOD'
TOM: 724 388 7640
3RD OFFENSE, .13 BREATH TEST THROWN OUT,
DROVE WRONG WAY ON ROUTE 9. JURY: NOT GUILTY IN 5 MINUTES
Charged with a 3rd offense, my case looked like a sure loser but Joe studied the booking video and said we should try to get the breath test excluded. At his Motion to suppress, he showed a half dozen ways it was done incorrectly and the Judge threw it out. That gave us a fighting chance at Trial. A police lieutenant testified to my car going the wrong way on Route 9 completely over the center line and the arresting officer swore I failed all the field sobriety tests. Joe was ready to cross-examine them all.He thinks very fast on his feet in Court and is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. I owe him my license, my job, and my life.
'After watching Joe defend me, my daugher decided to go to law school.'
OUI-DRUGS CHARGES THROWN OUT OF COURT
Cop saw me throw a Hawaiian Punch bottle out the window and stopped me for littering. He then smelled marijuana and I admitted I had been smoking and gave him the blunt. He had me get out of the car and do 3 field tests and then arrested me for OUI Drugs. Joe brought the case along carefully with pretrial motions and Hearings (and must have done it all right) because on the day of trial the DA dropped all charges.
JOE DID ONE HELL OF A JOB!
SCOTT: 781 801 4750
NOT GUILTY: 3RD OFFENSE
"JOE IS UNBELIEVABLE IN FRONT OF A JURY: PRECISE AND TO THE POINT"
During my 3 day Trial, a constable testified he followed me for 10 minutes, saw me cross the center line and drive all over the road and completely in the opposite lane for 20 seconds. 2 cops testified I failed 3 of 4 field tests, was unsteady on my feet and had a “1000 yard stare.” Joe stressed that I stopped at every red light, proceeded when they turned green, was wearing heavy work boots and the cops’ flashing lights interfered with the testing. The jury agreed. Not Guilty. No jail. No 8 year license loss.
"EVERY CHANCE JOE HAD TO REACT TO SOMETHING, HE POUNCED"
MARK: 781 801 3399
CASE DISMISSED DESPITE BAD ACCIDENT
My SUV rolled over and ended upside down on a guard rail. Police report said I had an "overwhelming" odor of alcohol on my breath. I was taken to a nearby hospital and blood was drawn. I saw Joe's website and called some of the clients he represented. They all said I would be in good hands and they were absolutely right. He obviously knew what he was talking about since the DUI case was dismissed. I would absolutely recommend him to anybody facing these charges.
No criminal record, no fines, no license loss
KEN: 978 239 2804
"THE DA JUMPED UP AND DOWN TRYING TO CONVICT ME
BUT JOE WON."
First I admitted to the Trooper I had 2 beers; then I told him 4. The Police Report said I had slurred speech, glassy eyes, was unsteady, failed to touch my finger at the spot he told me to, couldn't keep my foot up for 30 seconds, didn’t walk heel to toe like he showed me, and couldn’t say the alphabet. In other words, I failed all the field tests. As an experienced Mass DUI Lawyer, Joe told me I could win anyway and advised we go to Trial. He did a fantastic job.
He also beat the Brake Lights Violation so nothing went on my driving record at all.
DAVID: 857 222 7000
WALTHAM - NEWTON
.25 BLOOD TEST – BAD ACCIDENT- 3RD OFFENSE
3 COPS TESTIFY 'UNDER THE INFLUENCE'
= NOT GUILTY !
I actually ended up on the REAR lawn of a house after hitting a pole and going through a fence. They drew my blood at the hospital and it was .25: more than three times over limit and I was charged with my 3rd offense. At a Motion to Suppress, Joe --incredibly --gets the blood result thrown out. At jury trial, his Motion to exclude ALL the medical records was allowed when he showed the DA hadn’t complied with the law. He just kept chipping away at their case until there was nothing left. I’m sorry I pestered him with so many questions instead of just letting him do his job.
"THE JURY WAS OUT LESS THAN AN HOUR. HE'S FANTASTIC AT WHAT HE DOES."
"HE SAVED MY LIFE. I WAS DEAD GUILTY."
"He's quick, smart, and fast. The way he speaks just blows you away. He made all the right decisions: got 2 incriminating statements thrown out at a Motions Hearing. I'm driving again and kept my job after the not guilty verdict despite the cop's testimony that I failed all the field sobriety tests on my 2nd offense. Good thing, too, my wife was 4 months pregnant. I highly recommend him."
"WE WALKED INTO COURT AND HE KNEW EVERYBODY -- AND I MEAN EVERYBODY!"
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE: FAILED ALL FIELD TESTS, 21 CANS OF BEER IN TRUCK
It was my 2nd offense. I failed both the field sobriety tests and had 21 cans of beer in the truck, plus one open container of beer in the console! Joe did a painstaking cross examination of the cop, bringing it along slowly and stressing everything I had done right. We got a Not Guilty and the judge ordered my 3 year refusal suspension overturned the same day.
"AT TRIAL, HE IMPRESSED EVERYBODY. PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE ASKED FOR HIS CARD"
"YOU WERE WORTH EVERY PENNY."
I was in a bad accident, faced my 2nd offense and was looking at five years without a license but now I'm driving again. Thank you for representing me. I will think twice before I make my next lawyer joke.
FIRST HE GETS MY LICENSE BACK WHILE THE CASE IS GOING ON THEN GETS ME A NOT GUILTY ON MY 2ND OFFENSE
I definitely got my money's worth during my 2nd offense:
1. He overturns my three year breath test refusal suspension so I drove legally while the case moved to Trial.
2 At a Motion, he gets the Judge to throw out my incriminating statements;
3. At Trial, he gets me a not guilty despite a bad accident and the testimony of two witnesses.
"THE BEST DECISION I MADE LAST YEAR WAS TO CALL HIM. I CAN HONESTLY SAY I WOULD HAVE PAID 5 TIMES HIS FEE."
MARY: 508 788 9492
NATICK - FRAMINGHAM
ARRESTED FOR DWI: NOT GUILTY! JOE SAID WE COULD WIN AND HE WAS RIGHT
I had an open container of beer in the car, was weaving in my lane, crossed the double solid center line and failed two of the three field sobriety tests. After writing me three extremely detailed reports about the case, Joe recommended we fight the charges. He walked me through the Trial process every step of the way and totally kept me from getting nervous. I'm extremely happy with the way he handled everything.
"He wanted to win so badly, he actually gave up an oral surgery appointment to do my Trial!"
STEPHEN: 781 507 4672
"JOE IS EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE IN COURT"
Cop testified he saw me drive up onto a curb and cross marked lanes, was unsteady on my feet, swayed while walking, had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and failed the one leg stand field sobriety test. At my Arraignment, Joe had a Motion allowed to preserve the videos of me at roadside and at booking which ended up refuting what the cop said. Then after getting a Not Guilty, he went the extra mile and interceded on my behalf with the RMV when they refused to reinstate my license despite the Court Order he had obtained immediately after Trial to force them to do so.
I strongly recommend him to anybody. Call me!
ADMITTED TO TEN BEERS, DROVE INTO TREE
NOT GUILTY AT JURY TRIAL
Facing his a second offense, My client was found a half mile from his truck which had crashed head on into a tree. He had left his driver's license in the truck, could not hold his head up, was unsteady, and had a 'stupefied' expression on his face and a strong odor of alcohol. Plus, he admitted to drinking ten beers "all over Southie." At jury trial, I convinced them that the DA hadn't proven he was actually driving the truck beyond all reasonable doubt.
RAY: 774 239 9348
WESTBORO -ROAD BLOCK
2ND OFFENSE THROWN OUT OF COURT: .17 BREATH TEST EXCLUDED ROADBLOCK UNCONSTITUTIONALLY EXECUTED
Call me and I'll tell you the truth: Joe is, quite simply, an awesome Massachusetts OUI Attorney. He always let me know what was going on with my case and was always on time to Court. After reviewing all the road block documents and the police reports, he told me he had a good chance to get my case thrown completely out of Court. At his Motion to Suppress Evidence, that’s exactly what happened.
The DA jumped up and down but the Judge agreed with Joe!
"HE DID 6 TIMES WHAT MY LAST LAWYER DID!'
Started work on my 2nd offense immediately after the first phone call
wrote long reports explaining everything
visited the arrest scene with me on a Sunday morning
made a video of the route I drove and got stopped on
prepared me at great length to testify
provided immediate answers to all my questions
'YOU'D BE CRAZY NOT TO HIRE HIM'
JOHN: 508 813 1577
NOT GUILTY: FAILED BREATH TEST, 3RD OFFENSE, WRONG SIDE OF ROAD,
The cop saw me cross the center line and drive on the wrong side of the road, followed me into my driveway and arrested me for 3rd offense. At the station, I foolishly took the breathalyzer and was over limit and lost my license. My Court appointed lawyer did nothing for 16 months until my family hired Joe. With only two weeks to prepare for Trial, he fought vigorously every step of the way. He had pretrial Motions prepared and questioned the accuracy of the breath test. The DA just wouldn't quit, but after a hard fought Trial, Joe won a not guilty.
"JOE REALLY KNOWS HIS JOB."
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
ERIC: 508 254 6851
2 OTHER OUI LAWYERS SAID I COULDN’T DRIVE FOR 4 YEARS BUT NOW I’M DRIVING AGAIN BECAUSE OF JOE.
Two other Massachusetts OUI Attorneys said I wouldn't be able to get a license again for four full years. Joe reduced my three year refusal suspension to just six months and saved me two and one half years without a license. I’m so glad I was recommended to him. He’s pure gold.
SETH: 774 238 8817
"JOE SAVED ME 3 YEARS WITHOUT A LICENSE. I SWEAR HE KNEW MORE THAN THE JUDGE."
"He was awesome for me. I called him at 3 AM and he called me back at 4 AM! I filled out paperwork online on his website and he met me the next morning in Court. He had stuff highlighted and was all prepared. I didn't have to say anything to anybody. Though I didn't take the breathalyzer, the Judge ordered my three year refusal suspension overturned. Joe made everything so easy. I have nothing bad to say about him. He's awesome."
CASE THROWN OUT AND LICENSE RESTORED DUE TO ILLEGAL ARREST
Joe paid attention to every minor detail and followed every possible lead. He brought a Motion to suppress the stop of my motorcycle proving the cop had followed me illegally into Somerville from Cambridge. He then brought another Motion to restore my license. The Judge agreed with both, my 3rd offense was thrown out of Court and I got my license back. I can’t thank him enough.
Instead of 6 months in jail and 13 years without a license I am driving again all because I chose the right DUI Lawyer.
Mr. S.: 617 319 6407
MALDEN - ROAD BLOCK
NOT GUILTY! FAILED BREATH TEST AND 2 OF 3 FIELD TESTS
At the road block, I admitted to the Trooper I had been drinking and smoked pot. He arrested me after the field tests and then I registered over limit on the breath tests too. Joe was always professional and courteous and his communication with me was excellent. He kept me up to date with detailed written reports and explained all my options. As a result, I decided to fight. At my drunk driving Trial, he did an excellent job cross examining the Trooper –who was no slouch and trains all the other Troopers.
WALTHAM & BOARD OF APPEALS
5 YEAR LICENSE LOSS REDUCED TO 9 MONTHS WITH WORK LICENSE
Thanks for all your help, and especially for your timely and quick responses when I was first faced with this situation. I look forward to many years of violation free driving after you reduced my five year refusal suspension to just 9 months. I've given up both alcohol and tobacco and will begin training for my 21st consecutive Boston Marathon in September. I will be glad to advocate on your behalf as a DUI Lawyer. All the best, Philip M.
Please put my cell number on your website.
JIM: 802 233 2230
'HE SEEMED TO BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE COURT ROOM WHO KNEW THE LAW'
“After my drunk driving arrest, I needed help bad. Facing my 2nd offense and my 2nd drug charge, I was sure I was headed for jail but ended up with only a 90 day license loss. It really was something to see you politely informing the Judge and the Court Clerk about the updated laws. Thank you, Joe.”
I can't imagine what might have happened if I didn’t have such a thoroughly prepared Massachusetts OUI attorney.
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."
SIDNEY: 850 276 9356
"JOE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, MADE ALL THE RIGHT CHOICES AND GOT ME A NOT GUILTY"
I was in a bad accident 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.
It was in the middle of the night when I filled out the “Free Consult” 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.
Result: Not Guilty- Judge ordered my license immediately restored.
CAMBRIDGE - NEWTON
"LISTEN TO WHAT THIS DUI LAWYER SAYS AND JUST DO IT!"
Under Melanie’s Law, the RMV took my license away for 8 years for 3rd offense. I knew Joe had a handle on OUI law because he represented me --very successfully --5 years before. He appealed the new 8 year suspension, went to two Hearings before the Board, presented the records he had found -- from 25 years ago! -- and finally convinced them to reverse the RMV’s decision. He saved my plumbing business from going down the toilet. No joke!
My license was restored immediately!
ANDY: 617 312 1345
"GOT ME OUT OF BIG TIME TROUBLE NOT JUST ONCE BUT TWICE"
My first arrest I blew an incredibly over limit .32- four times the legal limit! He arranged to have the case heard on the day before Christmas assuring me it was the best day of the year to get a good deal. He was absolutely right: I got just a slap on the wrist. Then when I got my 2nd offense during the probation period for my first one, he told me exactly what I needed to do to avoid jail time.
He was absolutely right both times. One incredible DUI Attorney.
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 3rd 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.
He's such a smart DUI Lawyer, he deliberately chose jurors who wore eyeglasses!
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.
ANDREW: 978 380 0858
“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 afirst 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.
PETER: 617 880 9060
"MY WIFE SAID JOE COULDN'T WIN IT. BOY, WAS SHE WRONG!"
Trooper saw me commit multiple lanes violations and blow through a Yield sign without slowing down. Then he testified I had slurred speech and had difficulty getting my registration out of the glove box, was unsteady on my feet exiting the car and had an ‘overwhelming odor of alcohol’ on my breath. After seeing the Police Report, my wife didn't think he could win it but Joe told me to try the case anyway. He was reassuring at all times and both amazing and incredible at Trial.
I got my license ordered restored the same day the Judge found me Not Guilty.
"QUICK RESPONSE. GENUINE INTEREST IN MY CASE. I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN BETTER HANDS."
"Thank you so very much for your help, expertise and DUI support. The outcome was much better than I could ever have hoped for. After seeing both your in-depth investigation into my situaiton and then your high level of professionalism in the court room I was left knowing I could not be in better hands."
JOHN: 617 584 6949
I FACED DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES AND 3 FELONIES
I was charged with DUI and was facing a total of 8 charges including 3 felonies. I was told by another lawyer I was certain to end up with a ‘slew of guilty findings’ and lose my license for at least one and a half years. Somehow, Joe got half of the charges dismissed outright at the very first date and I was then eligible for a work license the same week.
NO JAIL: 3RD OFFENSE REDUCED TO 2ND "JOE BASICALLY SAVED MY LIFE"
I was 17 and 18 when I got my first 2 OUIs. Arrested again at 35, under Melanie’s Law, I was charged with a 3rd offense, a felony, and faced a minimum 6 months in jail. Joe wrote a glowing letter to the DA’s office, detailing the reasons why the charges should be reduced. He knew exactly how to negotiate with the DA and the judge to reduce the charges. On the very next Court date, that’s exactly what happened.
I received no jail and can continue to support my wife and 3 children thanks to him.