OUI-1st, Open Containers: Failed 9-Step Walk & Turn & Breath Test Westboro OUI-1st 5 lanes violations: Odor alcohol and pot. Admitted to 3 tall beers Attleboro OUI-2nd: Plus 3 year refusal suspension reversed for 2nd time Wrentham OUI-Marijuana: Per client: “I got all my money’s worth by 1st court recess” Salem
SHANE; (774) 296-0937
OUI-DRUGS 1ST OFFENSE
ALL 3 CHARGES DISMISSED
Cop saw client commit 3 lanes violations. Report stated he had a blank stare, constricted pupils, a reddish, flushed face and his speech and actions were slow and lethargic. He admitted to taking drugs and his hands were shaking. He was unsteady on his feet, walked as if in slow motion and displayed eyelid and body tremors while swaying back and forth. When officer was "unavailable" at trial, we submitted a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute. Judge allowed it.
NO CONVICTION. NO FINES.
NO LICENSE LOSS
1.9.20; UXBRIDGE & WORCESTER
OUI-2ND OFFENSE AND
3 OTHER CHARGES DISMISSED
"Joe and James went way above and beyond my expectations. They take their work seriously and obviously enjoy what they do. I could tell people in the court respected them both. I was even willing to take a year or two of probation but didn't have to because they got all 4 charges dismissed. Any further delay would have led to the loss of my job. My boss had been patient but that had run out. Now I can focus on my work and family again without this hanging over my head. You should have total confidence in them."
'JOE & JAMES WORK SEAMLESSLY TOGETHER.
YOU CAN HAVE TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN THEM BOTH'
OUI-DRUGS MARIJUANA. DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT
AND 4 WITNESSES TESTIFY. NOT GUILTY
911 caller testified she drove "all over road." Cop followed her and saw her cross centerline. She stumbled exiting car and failed the field sobriety tests. Drug recognition expert (DRE) examined her for 90 minutes reaching opinion she was high on marijuana. At trial, my motion to exclude his opinion was allowed by judge. I submitted photos of sandals she wore and route she drove and stressed all she had done right instead. Judge found reasonable doubt.
"I GOT MY MONEY'S WORTH
BY THE FIRST COURT RECESS"
CHARGED WITH OUI-2ND TWICE
NOT GUILTY TWICE
I won a not guilty for his 2nd offense in 2012 but he was arrested again in 2018. This time he admitted to drinking, failed 3 field sobriety tests and his speech was slurred. We submitted a Motion to Preserve the booking video. Although handcuffed behind his back, it showed him walking perfectly normally and standing without swaying. As a result, the jury found reasonable doubt and acquitted him.
BREATH TEST .26 - OVER 3 TIMES LIMIT;
BUT NOT GUILTY OF OUI AT JURY TRIAL
I thought I was dead to rights. I blew a. 26 on the breath test which was 3 times the legal limit. Somehow, James got the DA to agree to keep it out of evidence against me at trial. Plus, the civilian caller who followed me also showed up at trial and took the stand but James pointed out inconsistencies in his testimony. There was even a bad video but James totally turned that around on them. He's a rock star.
'JAMES IS TOTALLY TOGETHER
HE HAD THE DA SCRAMBLING. I GIVE HIM 5 STARS'
OUI 1ST OFFENSE: NOT GUILTY
NEGLIGENT OPERATION: NOT GUILTY
"Joe represented me on an OUI and a Driving to Endanger case.I was able to observe him in court 3 times and he did an amazing job and demonstrated he is an expert in his field. He scored not guilty verdicts for me on both criminal charges due to his meticulous and methodical cross examination. He is professional, respectful and demonstrates in depth knoweldge. I highly recommend retaining his services for a DUI case."
"WE WON DUE TO HIS
METICULOUS AND METHODICAL CROSS EXAMINATION"
'I COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER LAWYER'
Allison was seen by cop driving 80 mph and swerving from lane to lane. First she admitted to 2 beers then to 4. At trial, I stressed that she pulled over immediately and completely in the breakdown lane, showed no issues with her fine motor skills retrieving her license and registration, no difficulties exiting car and walking to front and did OK on the field tests considering it was 1 AM on the side of a major highway in 35 degree weather.
NOT GUILTY OUI 2ND OFFENSE
THO SPEEDING OVER 80 MPH
NOT GUILTY OUI-2ND OFFENSE
LICENSE RESTORED IMMEDIATELY
"Both Joe and James put my mind at ease from the very beginning. They were always available to answer questions and give me guidance, no matter how late I got home from work. They gave me solid advice and helped me make all the right decisions. Should I plead guilty or go to trial? Should I choose judge or a jury trial? They were right about everything."
'THESE GUYS WERE RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING."
DESPITE FAILED BREATH TEST & FIELD TESTS
Rebecca was stopped after spinning her tires and admitted she had been drinking. Cop said she had bloodshot and glassy eyes, was unsteady on her feet and failed the one leg stand and 9 step test. Then she failed the breath test at the station. I negotiated the exclusion of the failed breath test giving us a fighting chance at trial. I also obtained her medical records showing she had foot issues which explained her unsteadiness and presented them to the jury. Jury took less than an hour to acquit her.
Rebecca's Facebook post:
"Most amazing Attorney, worth every penny. Don’t look anywhere else. Just hire him. His meticulous and methodical cross examination is spectacular. Not to mention he is kind and sensitive to his clients in the court room. I was nervous and scared awaiting the jury verdict, but my heart felt confident after his cross examination. He had this case hands down. Thank you, Joe, for everything, you saved my life"
'DON'T LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE.
JUST HIRE HIM.'
NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE
'A ONE OF A KIND LAWYER'
James was found asleep at the wheel of his pick up with his cell phone in his hand. It took a while for two officers to wake him. At trial, they both testified he smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and admitted to three beers. Once hired, I immediately submitted a motion to preserve any videos. The roadside dash-cam video showed him retrieving his license with no difficulty, exiting the vehicle normally, and walking and standing perfectly normally. Judge agreed. Not guilty 3rd offense. No felony conviction. No mandatory jail sentence. No additional 8 year license loss. Then the judge allowed my motion to reverse his 5 year refusal suspension and restore his license.
3RD OFFENSE DISMISSED
LICENSE RESTORED IMMEDIATELY
FOG LINE NO REASON FOR STOP
Cop saw client cross fog line once and once only, followed him for 1.5 miles and arrested him in his driveway. I filed a motion to suppress the stop of the car and all evidence seized thereafter. I got the cop to admit on the witness stand that there were no other traffic violations for 1.5 miles. I presented 6 federal and state cases in support. Judge agreed. OUI-3rd dismissed and license restored immediately.
Things looked very bleak for us and our two young children. A conviction meant mandatory jail, a 13 year license loss and the loss of my husband's job. It wasn't until talking to Joe that we had a glimmer of hope. This grew considerably once my husband saw him in action in court. Had we chosen another lawyer, I doubt we would have had such a spectacular outcome.
I am happy to speak to all potential clients who call me to verify all this.
"SINGLE CROSSING OF FOG LINE
NOT A VIOLATION."
Cop saw Bert cross marked lines 5 times and wrote he had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. Bert also told the officer he had his last drink 1 hour before the stop and was arrested after doing field sobriety tests. At the barracks he took the breathalyzer test and failed it. At trial, attorney Dunn argued he was able to produce both documents without issue showing nothng worng with his fine motor skills and he exited the car perfectly normally and walked perfectly normally creating the necesary reasonable doubt. Judge found him not guilty. He was also found not responsible of the other two charges.
'ATTORNEY DUNN IS AN EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL OUI EXPERT.'
FAILED BREATH TEST & FIELD TESTS;
NOT GUILTY OUI-2ND & NEGLIGENT OPERATION
Cop saw client driving with two tires in opposite lane for 50 yards. When asked for license, he gave cop Walmart receipt. He failed the one leg stand and alphabet test with allegedly "slurred" speech and blew a .13 at the station. First we negotiated the exclusion of the breath test. Then, the booking video we obtained showed him entering the station handcuffed behind his back yet walking and talking perfectly normally. This created the necessary reasonable doubt.
I thank you and James for all your hard work. Joe is totally no nonsense and tells you the exact truth. If an attorney tells you he can absolutely win your case, do not waste your time. Call Joe. He has fair rates and is the only lawyer I know of that has a payment plan that will not make you feel you have been raked over the coals. I placed my trust in them and you should too. Incredible professionalism. They have a saying, "Don't look back...you're not going that way." Best piece of advice you'll ever get.
With sincere admiration, Stephen Jackson
'THEY GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK.
I COULDN'T ASK FOR TWO BETTER ATTORNEYS.'
FAILED BREATH TEST; SLURRED SPEECH
FAILED FIELD TESTS. NOT GUILTY
Civilan called police to report my client drving all over road. When cop stopped her, he noted in report slurred speech, glassy, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. He testifed she failed the field sobriety tests. Once hired, I immediately submitted a motion to preserve all videos. I showed the dashcam video at trial proving she had no difficulty maintaining her lane, pulled over promplty and safely, prduced all documents quickly, and had no difficulty getting out of car or walklng. Plus, at the officer's urging she did the balancing tests barefoot in the gutter. Not guilty.
ALL 3 CHARGES DISMISSED:
OUI 2ND OFFENSE, NEGLIGENT OPERATION,
OPEN CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL
Client was seen by 2 troopers driving into a snow bank. They had to ask him 3 times to produce his license. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy and there was an odor of alcohol from his person. He was unable to maintain the starting stance for the 9 step walk and turn test and was arrested. When neither trooper showed up for trial, I brought a Motion to Dismiss for failure to prosecute and the judge allowed it. I then asked for an immediate Motion hearing to restore his license. It was granted and the judge restored hs license overturning the three year refusal suspension.
NOT GUILTY: OUI-1ST OFFENSE
NOT GUILTY: FAILURE TO STOP FOR POLICE
Client was seen speeding almost twice the limit. Cop put on his blues and siren but he did not stop. He pulled into a parking space in a crooked manner, had red, glassy, bloodshot eyes, an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and had to lean against the car to reach into the glove compartment. I obtained his medical records showing he had a chronic disease which would explain many of these observations and submitted the medical records into evidence at trial.
NEVER THOUGHT I'D BEAT BOTH CRIMINAL CHARGES'
Client was reported as an "erratic operator." Cop approached him, was overwhelmed by an odor of alcohol, his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and his speech slurred. At trial, attorney Dunn argued he was able to produce his license and registration with no difficulty and performed well on the one leg stand test at 3 AM. Judge quickly found him not guilty and ordered 3 yr. refusal suspension removed. When RMV refused to return license, attorney Dunn went to Board of Appeals who ordered RMV to do so.
''JAMES PAID ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL.
HIS THOROUGHNESS & PROFESSIONALISM WAS REASSURING"
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
FAILED BREATH TEST
AND MULTIPLE LANES VIOLATIONS
Client crossed the centerline and cop car had to swerve to avoid collision. Then he ran stop sign and almost hit the median barrier. At trial, cop said his speech was slurred and that he failed a couple of field tests. I pointed out to the judge he walked 9 steps out and 9 steps back without losing his balance and passed one of the tests with flying colors. Judge agreed. Not guilty.
'JOE IS A VERY LIKABLE LAWYER.'
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
GREAT JOB REPRESENTING ME
Joe stuck with my case for the 18 months it took to reach trial and explained everything to me completely at every point. He did a thorough analysis in all of his many reports. He did not let the cop get away with any exaggeration on the witness stand and gave him no wiggle room. He kept hammering away at everything I did right. Great job representing me.
GAVE COP NO WIGGLE ROOM
ON THE STAND
FAILED BREATH TEST [.16]
NOT GUILTY OUI-2ND
NOT GUILTY NEGLIGENT OPERATION
Client drifted into officer's lane and almost hit his cruiser. His speech was slurred, eyes glassy and bloodshot, couldn't recite the alphabet past "S" and swayed in circular manner. Officer and sergeant testified he was OUI. I showed a booking photo of him wearing flip-flops and a video exiting cruiser with no difficulty whatsoever with both hands cuffed behind his back. Judge: Not guilty all charges.
'JOE IS ALL BUSINESS.
A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL'
OUI 2ND; NEGLIGENT OPERATION
BAD ACCIDENT, FAILED BLOOD TEST,
NOT GUILTY ALL 4 CHARGES
Client crashed into back of truck, totaled his car, went to hospital. admitted to drinking and his blood was drawn. I successfully kept the over the limit blood alcohol level out of evidence at trial where I argued that although the trooper obtained the contact info of the truck driver, the DA did not summons him so there was absolutely zero evidence on how the accident happened. The judge agreed.
FAILED BREATH TEST [.21]
SPEEDING, 2ND OFFENSE
Two officers testified client was seen speeding on a curving road, had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and stopped reciting the alphabet at Q instead of going to Z. I argued he committed no lanes violations, pulled over promptly when the officer's blue lights went on, was cooperative at all times and it was well past 1 AM when no one is at their mental or physical best. Not guilty.
'NEVER THOUGHT WE'D WIN.
TWO EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL LAWYERS '
FAILED BREATH TEST [.15]
SPEEDING, 2nd OFFENSE
JURY: NOT GUILTY IN 10 MINUTES
Client was stopped for speeding, failed the field tests and blew twice the legal limit. I stressed that he committed no lanes violations, promptly signaled when cop's blue lights went on, pulled over safely into safe area, no difficulty finding wallet and extracting license or finding registration in glove box, no difficulty exiting car or walking to rear. Jury acquitted him in 10 minutes.
'JOE WAS THROUGHLY FLAWLESS AND PROFESSIONAL'
'THEY SAVED MY LIFE'
FAILED ALL FIELD TESTS,
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Client was found sleeping in his car which was parked facing the wrong way on a one way street. He took a full three minutes to find his license, was unsteady on his feet when he exited and failed all the field sobriety tests, including the one leg stand and the 9 step walk and turn. I argued that the lateness of the hour and the extremely cold weather created reasonable doubt. The judge agreed and then restored his license, overturning his three year refusal suspension so he can now drive legally again and support his family.
My client ran a red light, had slurred speech, was unsteady on her feet, admitted to drinking, and failed all the field sobriety tests. I scheduled a motion to suppress hearing but the DA failed to summons the arresting trooper. When the case was called, I made a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute. The judge dismissed the OUI charge. No conviction, no license loss, no probation. no 16 weeks of alcohol classes and saved her about $3000 in various court fees.
'JOE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIVE.'
2 MANDATORY JAIL CHARGES DROPPED
AVOIDED AT LEAST 2 YEARS IN JAIL
Joe was incredibly responsive and thorough. He laid out the best and worst case scenarios in writing and it didn't look good for me. I was facing six charges and convictions on either of 2 of them meant mandatory jail time:
Operating after suspension for OUI: mandatory 60 days jail
OUI after suspension for OUI: mandatory one year jail
Joe managed to convince the DA to drop both of those charges and I avoided any jail time.
'I'LL TELL ALL CALLERS:
HE'S WORTH EVERY PENNY.'
ACCIDENT, 1ST OFFENSE, NOT GUILTY
Client drove completely across the road and struck a fire hydrant. Sergeant testified she was unsteady on her feet, admitted to "a few glasses of wine," had a strong odor of alcohol and in his opinion was "intoxicated." I stressed there was no slurred speech, no red, glassy or bloodshot eyes and that anyone would be unsteady after an accident. I also obtained the EMT records which did not even mention an odor of alcohol. Point: reasonable doubt.
'JOE WAS ENCOURAGING, THOROUGH
FAILED BREATH TEST
JOE USED BODY CAM FOOTAGE
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
I crossed over the centerline and cop stopped me. I admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana and they found a pipe and pot in the center console. Two cops testified I failed all the field tests. Joe made sure to preserve the body cam footage. It showed both cops were wearing heavy winter clothing, hats and gloves and I had on only a sweat shirt and no gloves in freezing weather. Plus it showed i didn't do as bad on the tests as they said.
Joe was very patient with our questions and answered them all.
JOE IS VERY CONFIDENT
AND A GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKER
2ND OFFENSE- NOT GUILTY
3 YR. REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED BY JUDGE
Atty Dunn: Thanks so much for your patience, knowledge, professionalism and support. You made the process so much less intimidating for us. So glad we had you on our side at jury trial.
Atty Waldbaum: Thank you for your thoroughness, candor, responsiveness and for always letting us know our next steps and what to expect.
'YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST.
WE SURE PICKED A GREAT TEAM'
FAILED BREATH TEST THROWN OUT
JURY: NOT GUILTY
"When I found Joe's website, I couldn't believe I could call over 100 former clients -- so I did! Even ones in my court. Hilary [acquitted of a 2nd offense in Woburn] said she couldn't believe how well he handled her case. She was absolutely right. It was really something watching him get my over limit breath test thrown out of court. Then at jury trial, he was so prepared he made the cop look ill on the witness stand. He truly knows what he is doing. I avoided mandatory jail and kept my job. I can't thank him enough for the fantastic results he achieved."
'HE WAS THERE FOR ME & MY FAMILY FROM DAY ONE.
BEST DECISION I EVER MADE WAS HIRING HIM'
CONCORD; MARLBORO; FRAMINGHAM-NATICK;
FOUR OUI ARRESTS:
ALL FOUR NOT GUILTY VERDICTS
2000: He proved the stop of my car by police was illegal and the case was thrown out of court.
2013: He demonstrated the accident was not my fault and won a not guilty after jury trial.
2016: I ran a red light and 3 cops were involved but Joe showed it was the cop's first OUI arrest ever and won a not guilty after a judge trial.
2018: I left scene of a minor accident, was caught speeding with a strong odor of alcohol: Not guilty of both OUI and speeding
CALL ME AT 508.485.7525
I WILL SPEAK TO ALL POTENTIAL CLIENTS
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
LICENSE RESTORED SAME DAY
Client drove over a 12 inch curb and did not stop when police flashed their lights at him. He acclerated to 50 mph with a flat tire. Cop testifed he was unsteady on his feet, had an odor of alcohol and his speech was thick and slurred. We immediately filed a motion to preserve the booking video. At trial, attorney Dunn played the video showing him standing normally and speaking normally and argued there was a "disconnect" between the police report and the video. The judge agreed, acquitted him and restored his license immediately.
'ATTORNEY DUNN WORKED HARD FOR ME.
THEY'RE A GREAT TEAM. 'I'M THRILLED!'
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.
FAILED BREATH TEST,
2 COPS TESTIFY HE WAS OUI:
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Client was stopped for speeding. Officer noted a strong odor of alcohol and glassy and bloodshot eyes. He admitted to just coming from a bar and drinking beers. Officer said he became unbalanced on one of the field tests and was arrested. He then failed the breath test at the station and lost his license.. At trial not just one but two officers testified in their opinion he was under the influence of alcohol. Not guilty of 2nd offense OUI.
"TWO PHENOMENAL OUI LAWYERS."
FAILED BREATH TEST;
SPEEDING 20 MPH OVER LIMIT:
NOT GUILTY - 1ST OFFENSE
'James Dunn is a great lawyer. He was diligent and communicative throughout the whole process. He always advised me to take my time and think through all the options and outcomes. He worked hard to win my case and made me feel like I was his only client. I wholeheartedly endorse him. A great and patient lawyer will work hard to get you the outcome you hope for.'
'ATTORNEY JAMES DUNN MADE ME FEEL
LIKE I WAS HIS ONLY CLIENT'
FAILED BREATH TEST (.12), FIELD TESTS
NOT GUILTY - 1ST OFFENSE
"Attorney Dunn was thoroughly professional from start to finish. I was worried about how it would turn out but he put me at ease. He did a great job at jury trial and dramatically caught the trooper in not just one but two lies. The jury didn't like that at all! They found me not guilty of OUI and not guilty of reckless driving. I couldn't recommend them more highly. Feel free to call me if you are thinking about hiring the firm."
"ATTORNEY DUNN KEPT ME AT EASE THROUGHOUT.
I COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER RESULT"
NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE
DESPITE FAILED BREATH TEST (.11)
Client was seen by cop speeding 26 mph over limit and crossing centerline. Officer testififed he had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech and failed all three field sobriety tests. Once retained, I Iimmediately filed a motion to preserve the booking video which proved crucial at trial. I also successfully got the breath test thrown out of court.
"They are absolutely awesome, gave me good guidance all the way through the representation, performed professionally at every bend in the road and at trial brought up all the right points. I love them both!"
'A THOROUGHLY PROFESSIONAL TRIAL PERFORMANCE'
FAILED BREATH TEST (.17);
OVER TWICE LEGAL LIMIT
"I was sure I was going to jail but Joe proved my first OUI shouldn't count against me. His associate attorney James Dunn had to go back to the other court three times before the clerk finally found it in the basement. That made all the difference at trial. The DA wanted to give me a two year jail sentence but Joe talked the judge out of it. I can't believe how hard they both worked for me (and how early in the morning Joe got up to send me emails). They're both fantastic. It's OK for people to call me if they want."
MANDATORY JAIL & FELONY CONVICTION AVOIDED
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
NOT RESPONSIBLE LANES VIOLATIONS
Cop followed client for one mile and saw him swerving back and forth and pulled him over. He testifed he failed the field tests and arrested him. On the stand, I got the trooper to admit at trial:
he never actually crossed any lines,
he pulled over promptly and safely,
into a safe area
not blocking traffic
produced his license and registration with no difficulty,
had no slurred speech and
kept his foot up and counted correctly for the full test.
Not guilty. 3 year refusal suspension ordered lifted and license restored.
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
COP TOLD JURY I SAID
JURORS: NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE
I knew as soon as I spoke to him on the phone he was the real deal. First day in court, Joe gets my bail reduced by $3000. At trial, he convinced jurors not to believe the cop who testified I said "I know I'm drunk." I avoided
On the day of trial, when the case was called, the district attorney said she wasn't ready to try the case. Attorney Waldbaum immediately presented a "motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute." The judge agreed with him and dismissed all four charges. What more can you ask from a lawyer?
3RD OFFENSE REDUCED TO 1ST
I can't believe how hard attorneys Waldbaum and Dunn worked for me. First, they got my 5 year refusal suspension overturned. Then they went back to the other courts where I had at least 2 OUIs from 30+ years ago. They found my old records and convinced the judge to treat me as a first offender instead of a third. Here is what they avoided for me:
a felony conviction
six months in jail
13 years with no license
All potential clients are welcome to call me to verify this.
13 YEAR LICENSE LOSS REDUCED TO 45 DAYS
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Client was seen swerving in his lane for two miles, had slurred speech and bloodshot, glassy eyes. He admitted to drinking and had an open container of beer in the console clearly visible to the officer. He was unsteady on his feet getting out of the car and had to place his hand on the car to keep his balance. Plus, there was a strong odor of alcohol about hs person. The booking video showed him swaying at points and with slurred speech as well. Not guilty at bench trial.
'HE'S THE BEST OUT THERE.
AND HE MAKES IT RELAXING AND NOT STRESSFUL.'
FAILED BREATH TEST (.14)
BUT NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Cop saw me go over the centerline and followed me. I turned into someone's driveway and shut off my lights but the cop approached me. I admitted drinking an hour ago and they found a vodka bottle on the back seat. I hopped all over the place trying to do the one leg stand and was arrested. Joe got the breath test thrown out of court and then advised me to go to trial. Joe stressed that the cop followed me over 1 1/4 miles and saw only one lane violation, that I signaled all turns and showed the cruiser video showing no difficulty getting out of my car, walking normally and no slurred speech.
'HE LEFT NO STONE UNTURNED IN MY DEFENSE'
NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE DESPITE BAD ACCIDENT
AND TESTIMONY OF 4 WITNESSES.
JAIL & 8 YR. LICENSE LOSS AVOIDED
I watched the videos on Joe's website and hired him right away. He did not disappoint. During the 2 years it took to reach trial, he answered all my questions promptly day and night. He handled everything very carefully and fought hard to get the booking video which ultimately acquitted me at trial. All of this despite the testimony of four witnesses! I've got nothing but good things to say about him. OK to call me anytime.
'THEN HE GETS JUDGE TO RESTORE MY LICENSE!
BOY, DID I GET MY MONEY'S WORTH!'
2nd OFFENSE. FAILED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS.
"Joe is quick, smart, and fast. The way he speaks just blows you away.
He made all the right decisions and got 2 very incriminating statements I
made thrown out at a pretrial motion. That enabled us to get a not
guilty verdict despite the cop's testimony that I failed all the field
sobriety tests. Good thing, too, my wife was 4 months pregnant and I
kept my job. I highly recommend him."
NOT GUILTY - 2ND OFFENSE
'COMPLETELY PROFESSIONAL. KNOWS ALL THE ANGLES'
Client was found alseep at the wheel after stopping at a green light. He admitted to drinking, 3 officers testified he was intoxicated, his speech was slurred and that he failed all the field tests. I brought the heavy work boots [click for photo] he wore that night to court and held them up high to show the officers, the judge and everyone else in the courtroom. None of the officers could remember whether he was wearing them until they were clearly seen on the booking video. I had previously filed the proper motions to make certain that video was saved and not deleted by the police. Not guilty.
3 TIMES LIMIT FAILED BREATH TEST THROWN OUT
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
"I don’t know how Joe did it but at a motion to suppress evidence, he got my .22 breath test thrown out of court. That gave us a fighting chance at trial. During his cross exam, he made the cop admit to a long laundry list of everything I had done right, instead of what I did wrong."
'AFTER JOE'S CLOSING ARGUMENT,
EVEN I WOULD HAVE VOTED NOT GUILTY."
EVERYTHING WORKED OUT JUST LIKE JOE SAID:
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE &
I had some beers and smoked some weed with my buddies in my neighborhood and didn't see the cruiser while driving home. We clipped mirrors. He stopped me and made me do field tests right in front of my home. Joe was on top of everything from day one. He got ALL of the videos preserved and they showed facts weren't exactly as the officer wrote in his report. I wasn't even nervous at trial because I felt Joe's calmness next to me. The judge found me not guilty.
BAD ACCIDENT, HIT POLE,
KNOCKED OUT POWER TO AREA
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Ryan 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."
"I feel fortunate to have found Mr. Waldbaum on an internet search for a lawyer for my son. Over three years, Joe represented hm twice. Each time Joe's communication on what to expect and possible outcomes was excellent. He was prompt returning all phone calls and kept us fully apprised of all details by email and texts. In this case, he negotiated the outright dismissal of two serious criminal charges that would have had far-reaching consequences for my son."
'I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE CAN FIND BETTER REPRESENTATION THAN FROM JOE AND HIS ASSOCIATES'
3RD OFFENSE 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 had another motion ready immediately to restore my license. The judge agreed with both, my third offense was thrown out of court and I got my license back the very next day. I can’t thank him enough.
INSTEAD OF 6 MONTHS JAIL AND 13 YEARS WITH NO LICENSE,
I'M DRIVING AGAIN BECAUSE I CHOSE THE RIGHT DUI LAWYER
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
'AT TRIAL, HE WAS VERY ARTICULATE & CAPTIVATED THE JURY'
Two detectives came upon Greg having fallen off his motorcycle. A third officer arrived. They all concluded he was under the influence and arrested him for OUI. They reported an odor of alcohol, glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and unsteadiness on his feet.
"Joe was attentive and answered all my questions. He paid attention to the smallest details. He fought hard to get a copy of my booking video which basically got me acquitted. He even convinced one of the toughest judges in the state to restore my license immediately. I was told she never does that."
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE;
NOT GUILTY RECKLESS DRIVING
Civlian called police to report that client backed out of driveway swerving and appeared to be drunk. At trial, cop testified Scott had a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot and glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet. I stressed that he pulled over promptly and safely, was able to produce both his license and registration quickly and without difficulty, and that any unsteadiness getting out of the car was due to being asked to walk towards the cruiser's headlights and flashing "takedown" lights which -- as I got the cop to admit on the stand during trial -- were still on !! Judge found reasonable doubt and immeidately restored his licnse.
Officer testified she had a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech. He made her get out of the car to do four field sobriety tests. He then gave her a portable roadside breath test which measured 0.99 and arrested her. I argued at trial that there was reasonable doubt: she had two bad knees, passed the alphabet test and was a woman alone doing balancing tests by the side of the highway at 2:30 am. The judge agreed. Not guilty.
.25 BLOOD TEST – BAD ACCIDENT- 3RD OFFENSE
3 COPS TESTIFY 'UNDER THE INFLUENCE'
I 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 the legal limit. I was charged with my 3rd offense. 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.
"JURY OUT LESS THAN AN HOUR. HE'S FANTASTIC AT WHAT HE DOES."
NOT GUILTY OUI 2ND OFFENSE
NOT GUILTY NEGLIGENT OPERATION DESPITE SPEEDING 88 MPH
3 YR. REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED
For my first OUI, I used a different lawyer and took a guilty plea. Then I got my second OUI which seemed impossible to win. The 3 year loss of license for the refusal meant the loss of my job. It would affect my marriage and the rest of my life. I thank God I called Joe who calmed my fears and got my license back in a few weeks so I could drive legally for the 9 months it took to go to trial. There he fought the case with brilliant expertise and won a NOT GUILTY! I have a new lease on life and will be forever grateful to God for putting attorney Waldbaum in my path.
I was still on probation for my first OUI when I got my second. I was also charged with Negligent Operation and Operating in Violation of the hours restriction on my hardship license, two additional criminal charges. Joe clearly knows this practice area. He also knew the judge, the DA and all the players. He got me acquitted of all 3 charges. Incredibly, he then convinced the judge to restore my license as well despite the three year refusal suspension. I told him he could put my name and cell number anywhere he wants!
ALL OVER ROAD; BAD ACCIDENT;
NOT GUILTY SECOND OFFENSE
Client was seen by a civilian to drive "all over the road" and then accelerate head on into a telephone pole. At trial, the cop testified she showed a strong odor of alcohol, her speech was slurred and she had glassy, bloodshot eyes. I obtained the EMT and hospital records and showed the judge during trial there were no such notations on either set of records. In fact, the doctor noted "her speech was normal," no one noted an odor of alcohol or glassy, bloodshot eyes despite her eyes being examined three times with a flashlight shortly after the accident.
CONFLICTING EVIDENCE PROVED REASONABLE DOUBT.
FRAMINGHAM - NATICK
SPEEDING 94 MPH
TOLD COP 'I KNOW I SCREWED UP'
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
Client was measured by LIDAR at 94 mph, didn't pull over quickly, failed 2 of 3 field sobriety tests then told trooper, "I know I screwed up." I stressed to jury that he passed the ABC test, had no slurred speech, and told the officer he had a bad back but was made to do the two balancing tests anyway. The officer said everybody on the jury could do the tests perfectly. I saw 3 jurors look down and smile and asked, "How could you possibly know that for sure, officer?" He sheepishly answered, "Well, most of them probably could." Point taken. Not guilty in ten minutes.
'I'M GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS.
JOE WAS MUCH BETTER THAN THE DA.'
1ST OFFENSE - ROAD BLOCK;
NOT GUILTY BOTH CHARGES
Client was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint on May 6. He admitted to two officers that he had a "few drinks" just a short while ago. Then he stumbled back against his car when asked to stand wth one foot in front of the other during the nine step walk and turn test. Two troopers testified at trial that they thought he was under the influence of alcohol. The prosecutor tried extremely hard to convict him but the judge sustained all my objections to the DA's line of questioning, found my client not guilty of both criminal charges and restored his license immediately the same day of trial.
"HE'S PREPARED, LIKABLE, AND CHARISMATIC"
SPEEDING; FAILED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS;
NOT GUILTY 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 35 mph over the limit. He also said I failed all the sobriety tests: the ABCs, one leg stand and 9 step walk and turn test. Joe argued to the jury that he hadn't bothered to make a note that I was nervous (due to the presence of three cops and three cruisers) that it was 27 degrees out and that I was wearing high heels.
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
3 YEAR MA REFUSAL SUSPENSION OVERTURNED
RI driver arrested for 2nd OUI lost his right to drive in MA for three full years for refusing breath test. I guided him through the complex process of fighting this at the MA RMV (which must be done within 15 calendar days of the arrest). I then appealed their denial to a judge who reinstated his license so he could drive to court legally while the case worked its way towards trial over one year. For trial, I had requested the booking video preserved. There, I showed the jury he was able to walk perfectly normally over to the phone on the wall and dial it with no difficulty whatever graphically demonstrating both his gross and fine motor skills were perfectly intact. Not guilty in 15 minutes.
FAILED BREATH TEST BUT
I-PHONE VIDEO RESULTS IN NOT GUILTY
My client was arrested for the second time and blew a .11 and failed the breathalyzer. I immediately faxed a motion to preserve all videos. Turns out the assisting officer made a roadside video showing him doing the field tests well. After getting the breath test excluded, I showed the I-phone video at trial and the judge found him not guilty.
'PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE FROM START TO FINISH.
OK TO CALL ME.'
DUDLEY - E. BROOKFIELD
TOLD COP: "I DRANK MORE
THAN I SHOULD HAVE"
FOUND NOT GUILTY
I also admitted to one drink per hour for several hours but Joe got that statement thrown out at his pretrial motion to suppress evidence. There were 3 cops and 3 cruisers. They smelled alcohol, said I couldn't walk the line and was unsteady on my feet. At trial, Joe pointed out the inconsistencies in 2 of the officer's stories and showed the cruiser and booking videos to the jury to contradict their testimony. After deliberating over 2 days, they found me not guilty and the judge then immediately restored my license saving me the rest of the three year refusal suspension.
"JOE IS BRUTALLY HONEST, RIDICULOUSLY PROFESSIONAL
AND INSANELY GOOD."
3 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION OVERTURNED ON 2ND OFFENSE
THEN NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
Client refused the breath test at the police station and was suspended by the RMV for three full years for doing so. The fight against this suspension must be begun within 15 calendar days after the arrest and we did so. Judge then reversed RMV decision and restored his license so he was be able to drive legally for one full year while the case moved toward trial. At trial, although the trooper testified he appeared "out of it" and moved as if "underwater," we stressed his ability to produce his license and registration with no difficulty and do well on at least some fo the field tests meant reasonable doubt. Judge agreed.
3RD OFFENSE - 5 YR REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED
NOT GUILTY DESPITE FAILED FIELD TESTS
I was suspended for five years as a third offender for refusing the breath test. After an RMV Hearing which must occur within 15 calendar days of the arrest, we appealed their denial to a judge. The judge ordered the RMV to restore my license and I was able to drive legally for a year while the case worked its way towards trial.
Cop stopped me because I went over the line twice. He said I had glassy, bloodshot eyes, a strong odor of alcohol, was unsteady on my feet and failed both field tests. Joe stressed they were done at 3:15 am in 27 degree weather and the cop never wrote in his report that my speech was slurred. Joe was thorough, professional, and hit every point.
Both Joe and James are thorough professionals, They showed me how to get back on the road again in just a few days. Everything they told me turned out to be absolutely spot on. Do yourself a favor: Hire them!
'I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW
FAST THEY WORKED FOR ME.'
NOT GUILTY OUI 1ST OFFENSE
& NEGLIGENT OPERATION
OPEN CONTAINER CHARGE THROWN OUT
My son was arrested for 5 charges. I never needed an atty. or faced such a devastating situation but knew from the first conversation Joe was the right guy. During the process I had many questions and whenever I contacted him he got right back to me even on the weekends. He got the open alcohol container charge thrown out and then got not guiltys on both criminal charges at trial. It was the best outcome I could have hoped for. He also got my son's right to drive restored right after trial despite a six month refusal suspension. Now he can drive again and help with my wife who is sick.
'I KNEW AS SOON AS WE SPOKE
YOU WERE NOT LIKE OTHER ATTORNEYS'
I want to thank you for representing me and getting the best results I could have hoped for. I appreciate all the time and dedication you showed to my case. You took very good care of me. Also I appreciate you sending me all the details about my case and how to get my license back and what was done and what you were able to accomplish. It was a pleasure having you as my attorney. I would be happy to speak to anyone who is thinking about hiring you.
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE
'JOE IS SUPREMELY PREPARED, PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZED'
Damian was stopped for straddling lines and admitted to 4 beers. He had a strong odor of alcohol, glassy, bloodshot eyes and could not stand on one leg more than 5 seconds in 2 tries. I stressed to the jury he had no trouble producing his license and registration, exiting the car and walking perfectly normally to where the field sobriety tests were done. Though it was midnight, the cop never asked him if he had worked all day, was tired or nervous. After the not guilty jury verdict, I convinced the judge to restore his license immediately.
FAILED BREATH TEST AND FIELD TESTS:
NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL OUI 1ST OFFENSE
Client failed the one leg stand and walk and turn test badly, was arrested and failed the breath test at the station and lost his license. I argued he pulled over properly, was able to produce his license and registration, exit the car and walk to testing area with no issues in perfectly normal manner. Also that the breath test was done one hour and six minutes after the stop and showed his alcohol level was still rising and thus arguably below the legal limit at the time of driving as required by law to be guilty.
Judge agreed and acquitted him.
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED; CASE DISMISSED;
LICENSE RESTORED IMMEDIATELY
Witness reported to police seeing client drink from a wine bottle while in driver's seat in parking lot. The police went into a store where she had gone and placed her in the rear of a cruiser and then asked her where her keys were. She told them in the car. They found the wine bottle inside the console and saw the keys in the ignition. At my motion to suppress evidence, I argued placing her in the rear of a cruiser and asking questions without being given Miranda warnings violated her rights. The judge agreed and excluded the wine bottle and the observation of the keys in the ignition. At trial, the case was dismissed and the judge restored her license immediately.
I was pulled over at 1 AM by the Newburyport MA police. At trial, the officer testified I had a strong odor of alcohol on my breath, glassy eyes and a "blotchy face" that was consistent with the use of alcohol. I hired Joe after reading his website and couldn't be happier. He obviously knew the court and the players and got me to trial in record time. Once acquitted, he had the Motion to restore my license drawn up and convinced the judge to do so the very same day despite my driving history of speeding tickets.
OUI-DRUGS - 3RD OFFENSE
BAD ACCIDENT- CHARGES DROPPED
I told cops I’d taken 3 drugs. They videoed a drug expert testing me for 45 minutes. I looked totally out of it! My urine sample showed 7 metabolites of those same 3 drugs. Joe made no promises and didn’t sugar coat anything. 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. I found he is highly respected by his peers. When in court, he worked it like an artist, First he noticed my Miranda form had not been done correctly and got all my statements thrown out. Then he wrote a Memorandum argung the urine test should be suppressed too. Incredibly, the judge agreed. The DA had so little evidence left he dropped all charges on the trial date.
'IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE WHAT HE DID FOR ME IN THAT COURTROOM'
After a collision on a highway, client admitted drinking. She was unable to say the alphabet past K and failed the one leg stand and walk and turn tests. I recommended trial since the tests were done late at night after a crash in the pouring rain. When the cop failed to show, I convinced the judge to dismiss the case and restore her license immediately.
STACY'S NOTE: "I'm extremely happy and appreciate about everything you did for me. It all feels like a dream. Please put this on your website."
3 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED WHILE 2ND OFFENSE PENDING
"He did everything he said he was going to do. I can't believe he got my license back while the case was still going on so I could drive legally from Haverhill to my job in Boston. Despite the nightmare that were the facts of my case, he was able to reduce my consequences to the absolute minimum. He truly knows his practice area and I can't recommend him highly enough. Absolutely OK to call me."
FAILED BREATH TEST; NOT GUILTY
OUI-2ND OFFENSE- ROAD BLOCK
I was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint while driving some friends home. I admitted to drinking two beers and said the last one was about 20 minutes ago so the trooper asked me to step out and do three field sobriety tests and then arrested me. I took the breath test in the trailer and failed and immediately lost my license. Joe told me how to proceed every step of the way and did a great job at trial.
'EVERYTHING WORKED OUT JUST AS JOE SAID IT WOULD.'
SIDNEY; 850 276 9356
NOT GUILTY DESPITE ACCIDENT
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"
NOT GUILTY- ROAD BLOCK
"I was stopped at a roadblock and told the troopers I had been drinking 3 beers. They made me get out and do field sobriety tests. I was so nervous I didn't do very well and they arrested me. I looked at online videos of lawyers but Joe presented himself the best and was the most professional. I definitely made the right choice: he guided me through the whole overwhelming court process and made all the right calls and got me acquitted. I was fully satisfied with Joe as my lawyer."
'I AM HAPPY TO SPEAK TO ANYONE
WHO CALLS ME ABOUT JOE.'
OUI-DRUGS CHARGE DISMISSED AT TRIAL
After a two car crash, while at the police station client admitted he had been smoking marijuana shortly before driving. Plus, drug paraphernalia was found in his truck. At my Motion to suppress evidence, I proved that he had not been Mirandized properly and the judge threw out all his statements. At trial, the DA agreed they couldn't prove it without his statements and dismissed the charge. No conviction, no license loss, no probation, no 16 week treatment program and saved about $2400 in fines and fees.
3RD OFFENSE, .13 BREATH TEST THROWN OUT, DROVE WRONG WAY JURY: NOT GUILTY IN 5 MINUTES
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 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 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 DAUGHTER DECIDED TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL'
NOT GUILTY DESPITE SPEEDING 90 MPH
Client was measured by radar at 90 mph, had strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot, glassy eyes, admitted drinking from 2 pm to 830 pm and could not recite alphabet correctly. On cross exam, trooper admitted speeding is not a recognized indicator of OUI, he committed no other moving violations in a 2.5 mile stretch and though he said client put his foot down "several times" during the one leg stand and walked "off the line" during the walk and turn test, neither of those observations had been recorded in his report.
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'
FAILED BREATH TEST - SPEEDING 83 IN 50 MPH ZONE
NOT GUILTY - 2ND OFFENSE
Client smelled of alcohol, admitted drinking and had red, glassy and bloodshot eyes. He failed 2 field sobriety tests and 2 empty beer bottles were found within reach in the truck. At the barracks, the breathalyzer registered over the legal limit at 0.10. At trial I argued cop followed him for one mile and he committed no lanes violations, had no trouble producing his license and registration, getting out of the car and walking normally. Plus the breath test was done one hour after driving and they couldn't prove what his blood alcohol was at the time of driving --- as required by law.
2nd OFFENSE: 3 YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED
NOT GUILTY ALL 3 CHARGES DESPITE ACCIDENT
Charles' license was suspended 3 years for the refusal. I advised him how to fight this at the RMV in the required 15 day period and then appealed to a judge in court. The judge ordered the 3 year suspension lifted so he was able to drive while we proceeded to trial. There, I showed the jury medical records indicating he suffered a concussion in the crash and argued that even though it was his fault, the balancing tests were done at 11 PM after a workday on a ramp leading up to the highway.
"From the second Joe took my 5 AM call to my acquittal at trial, he was on top of every detail. What could easily have been a 5 year license loss became a NOT GUILTY verdict. He was articulate and organized in court, systematically shredding the DA's claims one by one.He convinced the jury there was insufficient evidence despite the testimony of 2 state troopers, 2 failed sobriety tests and an accident. "
NOT GUILTY: OUI
NOT GUILTY: CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHILE OUI
NOT GUILTY: OPEN CONTAINER IN VEHICLE
NOT GUILTY: LANES VIOLATION
I had never been arrested before and this was a terrifying situation for me. The DA's office wouldn't reduce the charges despite my clean record so Joe recommended we go to trial. During the year it took, he left no stone unturned in my defense. At trial, he faced an obviously tough and experienced DA, but, boy, did Joe pull through in the clutch:
A GRAND SLAM ACQUITTED OF ALL 4 CHARGES
FAILED BREATH TEST
NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
The troopers said I had bloodshot, glassy eyes, was unsteady on my feet and failed the field sobriety tests. I took the breath test, failed it and immediately lost my license. Joe advised me how to proceed every step of the way. After writing 3 detailed reports, he advised me to fight the case and he was absolutely right. I can't recommend him more highly as a lawyer -- and a friend.
"WORKED RELENTLESSLY ON MY BEHALF 24-7 "
NOT GUILTY - OUI SECOND OFFENSE
I failed the one leg stand and 9 step walk and turn tests but did fine when asked to count backwards from 86 to 64 (except I forgot to stop at 64 and kept going to 38). The cop said I failed since I didn't stop at 64. At trial, during his closing argument in front of the jury, Joe counted backwards all the way from 86 to 38 -- 48 consecutive numbers--and then asked, "How many drunks do you think can do that perfectly at 1:30 AM with 3 cops standing a few feet away ?" It worked! Not guilty!
HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF MASTERFUL.
I CAN STILL HEAR HIM COUNTING!
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.
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'
'I'd been involved with the court system before and had many lawyers. Most of them did nothing for me. I heard many good stories about what Joe did for other clients and so had lots of faith in him. He's the best lawyer I ever dealt with. He kept me informed, checked in with me regularly and knew exactly what he was doing at all times. It couldn't have worked out better. He even waived my last payment so I could go out with my friends and celebrate. Very nice guy.'
'JOE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE'S DOING.'
BEATS ALL 3 CHARGES:
OUI 2ND OFFENSE, SPEEDING, LANES VIOLATION
THEN GETS MY LICENSE BACK
'It was really something to watch Joe argue his pretrial motions. He was very clever and kept out lots of bad facts. During a 2-day trial, when everybody went to lunch, he stayed at the defense table preparing his cross exam of the cop who said I almost hit a guardrail, had slurred speech and admitted drinking. But when he said I fell "face first" during the walk the line test, Joe showed the jury he never wrote that in his report. After the not guilty, he brought a motion to restore my license and convinced the judge to do so as well"
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'
NOT GUILTY; OUI-DRUGS 2ND OFFENSE
Client was seen by off duty cop to cross center line 6-7 times and once go entirely into opposite lane then run through a 4 way stop sign. He admitted to taking Vicodin and according to the arresting officer failed the one leg stand and the nine step walk and turn field tests. Despite the testimony of three officers at trial, he was found not guilty.
HE BEAT MY 2 OUI CASES 10 YEARS APART ONE WITH A BAD ACCIDENT
In '03, he won a motion to suppress the stop of my car so all evidence was thrown out and the case was dropped. In '13, I was in a bad collision and both vehicles were totaled. At jury trial, the cop testified I had slurred speech, swayed and admitted drinking 3 beers [but a six pack missing 5 beers was found in my truck]. Joe got all my statements after Miranda thrown out, convinced the jury the accident wasn't my fault and asked them to consider why the cops never made a video of me with their cameras at the station or the cell phones in their pockets. Pretty smart. Not guilty!
'HE ASKED THE JURY WHY COPS NEVER MADE A VIDEO AT THE STATION OR USED THE CELL PHONES IN THEIR POCKETS'
ADMITS TO 3-4 BEERS & GLASS OF WINE + BAD ACCIDENT
2 PASSENGERS IN OTHER CAR TESTIFY. NOT GUILTY
'The passengers in the other car said I crossed the center line and came right at them. I admitted it was all my fault and they testified I was drunk and acting bizarrely when I approached their car to apologize. I also told the cops I had taken a couple of pills in addition to the alcohol. The days I spent in Court with Joe I was impressed with his intelligence. He is an outstanding professional.
'EVERY DOLLAR I PAID HIM WAS WELL SPENT! I'M GLAD I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO HIRE HIM'
3 YR REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED WHILE CASE PENDING ROLLOVER ACCIDENT - 2ND OFFENSE NOT GUILTY: BOTH OUI & NEGLIGENT OPERATION
'You didn't yes me to death like other OUI lawyers I spoke to or give me false hopes we'd beat the case. You actually told me it'd be a hard case to win and presented the worst case scenarios too. I couldn't believe it when you got my license back a few weeks after I refused the Breathalyzer. Instead of suffering through 3 years with no license, I was driving to and from Court legally while the case took 16 months. During trial, you had an answer for everything and even made the DA look silly. Plus you continued working at the defense table when everybody else went out to lunch! It was like watching something out of a movie. I can't thank you enough, Joe.'
'STRAIGHT-SHOOTER; COMPLETELY HONEST.
'HE WAS WORTH EVERY DAMN DIME'
I was facing four charges. Joe didn't promise me the world or sugar coat anything. He told me he'd fully investigate the case before advising whether to go to trial. He laid out everything in three detailed written reports as clear as could be and told me I had a chance to win. He carried himself beautifully in court at the pretrial hearings and finally at trial. He earned every dime of his fee.
OUI; NOT GUILTY;
NEGLIGENT OPERATION: NOT GUILTY;
LANES VIOLATION: NOT RESPONSIBLE
FAILED BREATH TEST TWICE LEGAL LIMIT, 3RD OFFENSE: NOT GUILTY
....FOR THE 2ND TIME!
Joe represented me in '06 charged with my 3rd DUI and got me acquitted despite the testimony of 2 witnesses. Then he convinced the judge to restore my license despite the years long suspension for refusing the breath test. In 2013, I was arrested again and took the breath test but blew a .15--almost twice the legal limit. He got the breath test thrown out at a Motion to Suppress Evidence. At trial, the cop swore I failed all the field tests but Joe convinced the jury to disregard them since they were done at 3 AM while facing the flashing lights of two police cars.
TWO 3RD OFFENSE TRIALS - TWO NOT GUILTYS!
KEVIN; 978. 235.2853
TOLD COP I HAD "4 BEERS AND A MAI TAI" HE SAW 3 LANES VIOLATIONS
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE - LICENSE RESTORED
Cop saw 3 lanes violations, testified client had slurred speech, bloodshot, glassy eyes, first said he had "4 beers," then later "4 beers and a Mai Tai." I got cop to admit client had no difficulty finding and delivering his license and registration, thus his fine motor skills were normal. Plus he had no difficulty exiting the car and walked fine. After the not guilty verdict, I convinced Judge to restore his license which had been suspended for 3 years for refusing the breath test.
Joe got me a not guilty in 2011 but then in 2013 I caused an accident and got arrested again. The cops testified I would not roll my window down all the way or look at them, was unsteady on my feet, my eyes were extremely bloodshot and glassy and my speech was thick tongued. I admitted to drinking 3 beers, the most recent 1 hour previously. Joe pointed out the conflicts in their testimony and showed a photo that I was wearing 2 lip studs [which could account for the speech issue]. He argued my excellent performance on the alphabet test created the necessary reasonable doubt. The judge agreed. Then he had a Motion ready to restore my license [another battle due to my poor driving record] but Joe convinced him to do that as well.
Hiring Joe was the best decision I made. He was no-nonsense and straightforward through the whole process. His was able to present his knowledge of OUI law to me in a way I could understand. Going to trial with him was an impressive sight. He was ready for everything and very thorough in presenting my case. When all was done, having him on my side was a blessing and resulted in a not guilty verdict and restoration of my license the next day. I'd recommend him to anybody.
'HIRING JOE WAS THE BEST DECISION I MADE.'
"MOST WELL-SPOKEN LAWYER IN THE COURTROOM"
'I was impressed with your confidence and composure in the courtroom. I watched the other lawyers today before our trial and you were the most well spoken. Your rapid succession of clever and thorough questions left the officer off guard and uncertain. (I was struggling to hold back a smirk since I knew it wouldn't look good.) It's clear you've tried many a drunk driving case and I am very glad I hired you. I actually called a friend today and told him to do so. Feel free to put these remarks on your website. I'd be happy to speak with any prospective clients.'
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.
'JOE IS ONE VERY PERSUASIVE FELLOW'
ADRIEN; 603 966 6041
FAILED BREATH TEST AT ROAD BLOCK
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 dismissed.
OUI AND DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES DISMISSED
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 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.
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.
FAILED BREATH TEST .15-TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT
CASE THROWN OUT OF COURT
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 Joe's every word.
BLEW A .19 & FAILED BREATH TEST,
NOT GUILTY, 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 ignition 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.
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.
'JOE WAS RESPONSIVE TO ALL MY QUESTIONS AND HAD A GREAT COURT ROOM PRESENCE.'
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.
'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.'
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.
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.'
ALEX; 516 582 8320
E. HAMPSHIRE - BELCHERTOWN
FAILED BREATH TEST THROWN OUT
1ST OFFENSE UNDER 21 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.
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 additional two year license loss and over $5000 in various fines and fees. I've got my license back and am driving again.
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.
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 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.
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 I was OUI. It was my third 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 overturn my 5 year license suspension for refusing the breathalyzer - 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 behind 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 INSUFFICIENT 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 insufficient 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 FAILED 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 OUI LAWYER"
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 TELL 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
WESTBORO; ROAD BLOCK
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'
NO LICENSE FOR 23 YEARS; DRIVING 3 WEEKS LATER AFTER CALLING JOE
I am a free man! I was arrested for my 3rd offense in 1990 but was in default for 23 years and didn't drive. After calling Joe, he reviewed the RMV and old court records and gave me detailed instructions on how to apply for a license again and 3 weeks later I was driving. Plus, he said he believed the old court records were insufficient for the DA to prosecute me and he was right: they dropped the charges on the next date. I avoided 6 months in jail and another 8 years without a license Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you review-wise or putting out a good word about your practice. I am living proof of the great job you did.
'TRUST HIM. HE'S AN AWESOME ATTORNEY AND KNOWS OUI LAW LIKE THE BACK OF HIS HAND'
UNDER 21 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.
"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.
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!"
ADMITTED TO TEN BEERS, DROVE INTO TREE
NOT GUILTY 2ND OFFENSE 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
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."
Mr. S.: 617 319 6407
MALDEN - ROAD BLOCK
FAILED BREATH TEST AND 2 OF 3 FIELD TESTS
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
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.
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."
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 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
“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!"
NOT GUILTY 1ST OFFENSE
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 situation 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.
" I HIRED THE RIGHT ATTORNEY"
I was arrested for my second offense and hired a local Attorney. He did nothing for four months and then told me I'd lost my license for three years and there was nothing that could be done about it. But after viewing Atty. Waldbaum's videos and website for two hours, I realized I'd hired the wrong man. When I switched to Joe, he pulled my driving record first thing and told me I had not in fact suffered any three year suspension but that my license was still active. He sent me long detailed reports on everything including how to deal with the Registry. I wished I'd hired him right off the bat.