Attorney Patrick Donovan is a Quincy criminal lawyer with an office in Quincy Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan handles all types of Massachusetts criminal cases including felony, misdemeanors, clerk’s hearings, and speeding appeals. Quincy Criminal Attorney Donovan has handled hundreds of cases in the Quincy District Court including, OUI, Drug Possession, Drug Distribution, Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders, Harassment Orders, Drivers License cases, and many other charges.
If you are facing a criminal charge in Quincy call Attorney Donovan today to schedule a free consultation.
Quincy Criminal Lawyer
Patrick Donovan is a former assistant district attorney in the Quincy District Court. There he handled all aspects of criminal cases from arraignment to pretrial to dispositions and pleas to trials to verdict. As a criminal defense attorney in Quincy, Patrick Donovan has successfully represented many clients in Quincy.
As an assistant district attorney Patrick Donovan received extensive specialized training including completing the National Prosecutors College South Carolina. As a Quincy Criminal Lawyer, Patrick Donovan uses that training to get the best possible results for each of his clients. Attorney Donovan works with each of his clients to mount the best defense, question police practices, and ultimately build the best criminal defense.
Recent Victories in Quincy District Court
Violation of a Restraining Order
The client is summoned to a clerk’s hearing (show cause hearing) on an allegation that he violated an active Massachusetts restraining order. The plaintiff is the defendant’s ex-wife. She claimed the client was steering her at the MBTA station and then following her on a bus. The client denied the entire situation happened. After a full hearing, Attorney Donovan convinced the clerk that there was not enough evidence to issue the complaint. The clerk agreed and CASE DISMISSED.
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol
A Massachusetts State Trooper observes my client almost strike another car at midnight on a Saturday night. The trooper pulls the client over and observes a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Client has red and glassy eyes. The client steps from the truck and walks into the side of the truck. According to the trooper, the client fails four field sobriety tests. Also, there is a bottle of alcohol in the car. Client is arrested for operating under the influence. NOT GUILTY
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol
The client was at a sobriety checkpoint. The client has glassy eyes and admits that he was drinking to the Massachusetts State Trooper. He took a field sobriety test. Also, he took a preliminary breath test and failed. The client takes a breathalyzer at the station and fails it (.11). Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Donovan successfully argues that the roadblock was unconstitutional. CASE DISMISSED
Client has a hardship license for a previous conviction. The hardship only allowed him to drive between 8 am. and 8 pm. At 7 am. the client was stopped after getting into a small car accident. He was criminally cited for driving after license suspension. Attorney Donovan advised client to request a clerk’s hearing. At the clerk’s hearing, Attorney Donovan argued that the complaint should not issue and the clerk did not issue the complaint. CASE DISMISSED.
Operating to Endanger
Client was cited for driving to endanger after a state trooper saw him driving his motorcycle over 105 mph in a 55 mph. Case was dismissed on the payment of court costs in he was found not responsible on civil offenses. CASE DISMISSED
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Client is stopped by the Braintree Police for a motor vehicle violation. The police eventually search the car and find drugs. The police tell the client to tell them where he got them or they will charge him. He refuses and the police apply for criminal charges for possession with intent to distribute. After a hearing the CASE DISMISSED
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