It comes as some surprise to friends, colleagues and potential clients just how far I will travel in defense of my DUI clients. The last three weeks put my DUI Defense practice throughout both Massachusetts and New Hampshire in perspective, both in terms of miles travelled and successful outcomes on various drunk driving defense cases. There is a reason I just purchased a Hybrid vehicle. 2300 miles in three weeks. I like the drives, especially this time of year. The quiet and solitude clears my head and gives me focus before trials and hearings.
- Boston Municipal Court, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
- Concord District Court, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Goffstown District Court, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
- Hampton District Court (Seabrook) Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Department of Safety, Concord, New Hampshire
- Greenfield District Court, Franklin County, Massachusetts
- Natick District Court (Framingham), Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Ossipee District Court, Carroll County, New Hampshire
- Laconia District Court, Belknap County, New Hampshire
- Salem District Court, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- Cambridge District Court (Medford), Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- East Brookfield District Court, Worcester County, Massachusetts
- Framingham District Court, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Dedham District Court, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
- Lebanon District Court, Grafton County, Massachusetts
- Ayer District Court, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Hingham District Court, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Ironically, I spend most of my time in the Nashua and Lowell District Courts and I frequent Essex County, especially Lawrence District Court. But, I didn’t see those courts in the last three weeks because I was simply busy elsewhere.
Most of my New Hampshire DUI Defense clients are Massachusetts residents. Conversely, many of my Massachusetts DUI Defense clients are New Hampshire residents. If you practice in these two states you must know the law of each jurisdiction and just as importantly, the reciprocity issues that apply of a non-resident driver from Massachusetts in a New Hampshire DWI and vice versa. In the Courts listed above, in no particular order the following happened:
- MA OUI/Drugs charge dismissed outright (not a CWOF), MA OUI/Drugs Child Endangerment charge dismissed outright (not a CWOF)
- Not Guilty verdict obtained on NH DWI charges for Massachusetts resident, .12 breath test excluded at trial
- MA OUI charge set for trial
- NH DWI charge dismissed against Massachusetts resident, negotiated to Reckless Driving non-criminal violation
- NH DWI second offense charge set for trial
- NH DWI charge for Massachusetts resident set for Motion to Suppress and Trial
- MA OUI Charge Dismissed outright for Lack of Prosecution after nearly two (2) years of fighting charge including several trial dates
- NH DWI Charge against Massachusetts resident “under advisement” following trial where .11 breath test excluded at trial
- NH DWI Charge dismissed, negotiated to Reckless Driving non-criminal violation, despite .16 breath test, because of vehicle stop issues plea entered to Aggravated DWI charge with dismissal of DWI 2nd charge, loss of license reduced from three (3) years to eighteen (18) months trial continued pending outcome of Massachusetts Appeals Court decision on admissibility of breath test evidence in all cases involving Draeger 9510 prior to March 27, 2013 (18 similar cases pending with same issue to be decided by Appeal Court)
- Not Guilty verdict on MA OUI charge and Negligent Operation charge following jury trial
- Two separate Administrative License Suspension matters under advisement before New Hampshire Department of Safety, one involving identify of driver, the second a challenge to validity of breath test with Gastro esophogeal reflux disorder (GERD)
2nd hearing on Motion to Reconsider Court’s initial denial of Defendant’s Motion to Suppress arrest from Massachusetts State Police Roadblock. Court orders further memoranda of law on latest Roadblock issues addressed in recent SJC decision, Commonwealth V. Gray.
If you are facing a DUI charge in Massachusetts or New Hampshire be sure to hire a truly effective and knowledgeable trial lawyer, not a “plea escort service.” Remember, a great defense plays well in any forum or location. I’m always ready, willing and able to travel in defense of your DUI matter.