I am completely familiar with the Judges, District
Attorneys and Clerk-Magistrates of WOBURN DISTRICT COURT in
I have handled countless OUI/DUI/DWI Drunk driving cases there.
Here are a few examples only.
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. 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.
OUI 3RD-ALL CHARGES THROWN OUT
"THIS MAN WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.
BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT"
I hit a car and then told the cops I'd taken 3 drugs. They videoed
a drug recognition expert examining me for 45 minutes and I looked
totally out of it. Plus, my urine sample showed 7 metabolites
of those same 3 drugs.
Joe made no promises and didn't sugar coat anything. At first
I thought this was poor bedside manners. But be careful, this
man will save your life! He did mine. I looked at his track
record, client testimonials and checked with other lawyers
and detective friends in the Newton area. I learned he is highly
respected by his peers. When he walked in the court room, he
worked it like an artist, I don't think I have ever been so
impressed by the way anyone in any walk of life carried himself.
First he noticed my Miranda form had not been
done correctly and got all my statements thrown out. Then he
gave the judge a Memorandum detailing why the urine test should
be suppressed too. Incredibly, she agreed. The DA was left with
so little evidence he dropped all the charges. It was unbelievable
watching what he did for me in that court room.
MIRANDA RIGHTS VIOLATED:
ALL INCRIMINATING STATEMENTS THROWN OUT
My client, a third offender, had been in a bad accident. Unfortunately, he told police he took three different medications the night before. During my investigation, I discovered his Miranda form had not been signed and brought a Motion to suppress all his statements. The DA argued the Judge could simply "infer" he was properly Mirandized. Instead, she allowed my Motion and threw out all my client's statements saying,
"IF THAT'S HOW THE DA THINKS HE CAN PROVE HIS CASE, THEN I GUESS I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE CONSTITUTION!"
2ND OFFENSE REDUCED TO 1ST
$2200 SAVED AND NO
IGNITION INTERLOCK REQUIRED
My client had been assigned to a DWI program out of state for Reckless Driving [which can count as a prior OUI in Mass] so the DA charged 2nd offense. I reviewed the statutes and produced a Memorandum showing that the DWI program had to be done as a result of a "like violation." I convinced the DA Reckless Driving didn't contain a per se or impairment element and thus didn't suffice. She agreed and reduced the charge.
Client saved $2200 plus the embarrassment of an ignition interlock in his car
JOE KNEW MORE ABOUT MELANIE'S
LAW THAN THE JUDGE
"The Judge told Joe under Melanie's Law we couldn't tender a Plea at Arraignment.
When Joe told her there was no such provision and asked her to cite it, she
told him to look at the statute himself. After reviewing 23 pages and again
telling her it's not in there, she angrily said she'd find it herself. Red-faced,
she returned to the bench 20 minutes later saying 'You're right, Counselor,
let's proceed as you requested.'"
Just because a Judge tells you something doesn't mean you have to agree with
2nd OFFENDER TREATED AS FIRST -
DESPITE .24 BREATHALYZER
My client's Breathalyzer was three times the legal limit. Although his prior offense was just over the ten year "look back" period, I convinced the Judge to give him a chance to be treated as a first offender. Result: rather than a full 2 year license loss, he got a work license and kept his job