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Client was charged in the Somerville District Court with violating a Harassment Prevention Order. Client was alleged to have contacted the subject of the harassment order. Specifically, after being served with the order the client called the subject of the order. The case was resolved with PRE-TRIAL PROBATION and NO CRIMINAL RECORD.
Client was charged in the Plymouth District Court with Reckless Endangerment of a Child. Client had left his sleeping 3-year-old son sleeping in the car on a hot summer day while he ran into a Supermarket. Bystanders stopped the client and called the police. The child was examined by EMT and was unharmed. Attorney Donovan filed a Motion to Dismiss and argued that there was no evidence to charge the client. CASE DISMISSED.
Client was summoned to court for leaving the scene of property damage after she had struck a car in a parking lot. Client did not leave a note nor tell anyone she hit the car. Police investigated the accident and the client admitted to hitting the car. Attorney Donovan was able to avoid an arraignment so that the case did not appear on her record. CASE DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
Client, a 19-year-old college student in Boston, was drinking alcohol in a bar. Officers from the licensing unit arrived and asked to see her id. She gave the officers her fake ID. She later admitted that the id was fake. She was then summoned to court for a show-cause hearing for possessing a fake ID. Attorney Donovan successfully argued that the case should be dismissed. CASE DISMISSED
Client was charged in the Natick District Court with a restraining order violation after he allegedly sent a social media request to his ex-wife, who has an active restraining order against him. The case is in court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing. The clerk believes the allegations that the client violated the order but did not issue the complaint. CASE DISMISSED
Client was charged with Possession of a Class D Drug With the Intent to Distribute after he took delivery of a package containing close to 15 pounds of marijuana. The package was tracked from a fictional address in Los Angeles by the United States Postal Inspectors. The postal inspector personally delivered the package to the client and recorded the delivery. Attorney Donovan filed a motion to suppress all of the evidence arguing that the police needed a search warrant. The Trial Judge agreed and allowed the motion. The District Attorney then appealed the decision to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which upheld the judge’s decision. CASE DISMISSED
Client was arrested for assault and battery after police responded to a fight at the client’s apartment. The client was alleged to have struck his roommate many times. The alleged victim went to the emergency room. CASE DISMISSED
Police saw the client driving over twenty miles of the speed limit at 2 am. When the police put on their lights to stop him client sped up. When police finally pulled him over they noticed red glassy eyes, slurred speech, and a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. Client failed four field sobriety tests. Client is charged in the Malden district with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. NOT GUILTY AFTER TRIAL
Client was arrested for domestic violence after his sister told the responding police officers that the client had pushed and hit her. Police interviewed a witness who told police he saw the client do it. CASE DISMISSED
Client was arrested by the Massachusetts State Police and charged with domestic assault and battery. Numerous people called 911 and said they saw the client allegedly punching his sister who was driving him. The police noticed visible injuries to the victim. Client was arraigned in the Hingham District Court where the case was eventually dismissed. CASE DISMISSED
Client was charged with Larceny Over $250, (now would be Larceny Over $1200) after the client admitted to stealing over $26,000 from her employer. She admitted it to the police and had a paper trail that proved she did it. The plea was successful and client got a CWOF for one year.
Client was charged with aggravated assault and battery after a domestic dispute with his pregnant girlfriend. Client was arrested. CASE DISMISSED.
Client is charged with domestic assault and battery in the South Boston District Court after his girlfriend called the police. Police arrived and observed the client and victim to have been drinking. The victim stated that the client pulled her hair, threw her down, and struck her. The client was arrested and a $500 Bail was set. The case went to trial and the charges were DISMISSED.
Client is facing criminal charges in a domestic dispute. The alleged victim told police she hit and scratched him. Police took pictures of his injuries. The victim got a restraining order against the client. Police then applied for charges in the Dedham District Court and held a show cause hearing. No Probable Cause Found No Criminal Charges
Client was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol after the police saw him driving the wrong way at 12:30 am in Harvard Square. Client was stopped after he almost caused a head-on collision. Client had a strong smell of alcohol coming from him and failed three field sobriety tests. The client took the breathalyzer and blew twice the legal limit (.16) NOT GUILTY at TRIAL
Client was charged with two counts of threats after he had admitted to telling the alleged victim that he would kill him. Client also allegedly threaten another person in text messages. CASE DISMISSED.
Client was arrested for OUI at a sobriety checkpoint. Client had glassy eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol coming from him. The client failed the field sobriety tests and then took a breathalyzer blowing a .12. NOT GUILTY
Client was charged a felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Client was alleged to have hit her then-boyfriend while wearing a very large ring causing bleeding and bruising. At arraignment, Case Was Diverted Meaning that the client was never arraigned and the charges will not appear on her record.
Client was charged with possession of a class a drug after police found heroin under her seat in the car she was in. Pre-Trial Probation and a Dismissal
Client was charged with procuring alcohol for minors after police responded to a party where college students under 21 were clearly intoxicated. Client admitted that he got the alcohol. CASE DISMISSED PRIOR TO ARRAIGNMENT
Client is charged with domestic assault and battery in the Stoughton District Court after his girlfriend told police he hit her after a party. The girlfriend then got a restraining order against the client. Case Dismissed
Client is charged with domestic assault and battery in the Concord District Court. Client’s girlfriend told the police that she had struck her during an argument. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with OUI on New Year’s Eve after he is stopped by a Massachusetts State Trooper driving 90 mph on Memorial Drive. Client smells like alcohol, has glassy eyes, and is unsteady on his feet. Client fails the field sobriety tests and takes a breathalyzer where he blows above the legal limit. Client is an international college student studying in Boston. CASE DISMISSED.
Client is being charged with domestic violence after he alleged that he had hit her with his arm while the man was picking his infant son up. Braintree police sought a criminal complaint at the magistrate hearing in the Quincy District Court. Attorney Donovan successfully argued that the complaint should not issue.
Client is charged with larceny by check after repeated attempts to collect on a bounced $450 check went unanswered. Police sought a criminal complaint in Taunton District Court. Attorney Donovan represented the client and charges did not issue.
Client, a resident alien, is accused of stealing over $1450 worth of handbags and clothes from a very expensive Boston store. Client is arrested and could face deportation or exclusion from the country should she either admit to the charge or be found guilty. Attorney Donovan successfully negotiates pretrial probation for the client thereby the charges will be dismissed in one year and she will not face any immigration issues.
Client is stopped by a police officer in Hull at 2:30 in the morning after the police officer sees the client almost hit a curb then cross over the double yellow lines. The police officer notices that the client has red and glassy eyes and smells of alcohol. The client takes field sobriety tests and fails them. The client admits to drinking earlier in the night. The client is arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. Attorney Donovan tried the case and after the trial the client was found NOT GUILTY
Client, a Northeastern University student, was charged in Roxbury District Court with procuring alcohol for a minor after Northeastern Police saw her hand her friend who was under 21 a bottle of alcohol. When the police stopped then the underage person was holding the alcohol. Case was scheduled for a show cause hearing or an application for a criminal complaint and Attorney Donovan persuaded the clerk to not issue the charges. CHARGES DID NOT ISSUE
Client was charged with indecent assault and battery after the Sharon police respond to a hotel room where the female victim stated that the client had kept putting his hands up her shirt. Client was arrested and charged with a felony in Stoughton District Court. CASE DISMISSED
Client was charged with two felony crimes, assault and battery and malicious damage to a motor, vehicle in Stoughton District Court. The client was seen kicking the victim’s car on a surveillance tape after getting in an argument in a gas station. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with three felony charges after she is alleged to have written close to $10,000.00 in checks from someone else checkbook. She was alleged to have written the checks and forged the signature. Client is arraigned in Stoughton District and selects a jury trial in Dedham District. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with both a misdemeanor and felony domestic violence charge in Quincy District Court after his girlfriend calls the police and tells them he assaulted her. When police arrived they found the victim in her nightgown about 100 yards away from the house. She was upset and told the police he told her he would kill her. Client was served with an emergency restraining order. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with Domestic Assault and Battery in Hingham District Court after a neighbor hears arguing and calls the police. Police arrive and are told that the alleged victim had been pushed into a wall by the client. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with domestic assault and battery in Stoughton District Court. Client is on probation when the victim claims he got physical and pushed her. She stated he yelled at her and was abusive. Client was arrested. Case Dismissed.
Client is charged with domestic assault and battery in Lowell District Court. Client was arrested after the police arrived and observed his girlfriend was upset and she told the police he pushed her into a wall. Case Dismissed
Client is arrested for OUI Liquor and OUI Drugs after being stopped at a roadblock in Boston. The client fails the field sobriety tests and is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs. Attorney Donovan was hired and within four months got the cases entirely. Case Dismissed and Drivers License Restored.
Client is charged with Domestic Assault and Battery after his girlfriend reports that he had struck her. He was arrested and arraigned in the Dedham District Court. Case Dismissed
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. Client steps from the truck and walks into the side of his truck. According to the trooper, the client fails four field sobriety tests. A bottle of alcohol is found in the car. Client is arrested for operating under the influence. Jury trial. NOT GUILTY
Client was charged in the Stoughton District Court after being in a house that was raided by the police with a search warrant. The police had conducted a lengthy investigation into drug dealing that was happening in the house. The police got a search warrant and found over ten thousand dollars in cash and numerous drugs. The client was charged with possession of class B drugs. Case Dismissed
Client was facing a leaving the scene of property damage charge in Wrentham District Court after a witness observed the client strike another car leaving a large dent in a parking lot. According to the police the client got out of the car inspected the car and left. Case Dismissed Prior to Arraignment
Client is facing assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge in Orleans District Court after the alleged victim states that the client was yelling at her and came at her with her cane. The incident happened in a restaurant and witnesses saw the alleged assault. Case Dismissed
Client is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery after police respond to a hotel in Brighton and learn that the client threatened the victim with a chair and pushed him to the ground. The client was found hiding in his car when police arrived. Case Dismissed
Client is arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. The client drove into a roadblock or sobriety checkpoint. The client had bloodshot and glassy eyes, smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, client admitted to drinking. The client failed three field sobriety tests including the PBT where he blows a .12%. Attorney Donovan files and wins a motion suppressing the stop because the Massachusetts State Police did not conduct a proper roadblock. Case Dismissed
Client a twenty-year-old college student is charged with minor transporting alcohol after Norwood police see the client’s friend go to the liquor and come out with beer. The client is summonsed to court for a show cause hearing. Case dismissed
Client is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Operation of a motor vehicle, and Operating After License Suspension. The client was involved in a car accident. Massachusetts State Troopers arrest the client. Troopers smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the client. The client fails three field sobriety tests. Case Dismissed
Client has warrant for TWO criminal cases. Client lives in Texas. Attorney Donovan successfully removes the warrants and has the case dismissed on court costs. Client never had to appear in court.
Client is charged with assault and battery after police respond to the client’s house where client had struck her father causing injuries noticed by the police. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with domestic assault and battery after the victim called a federal agent and told her that she had been struck by the client. The victim told police that she had been hit and thrown to the ground by the client. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with a gun. According to the police report, the client lifted and threatened the alleged victim with a gun. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with possession of a stun gun after he consents to a search of his room by police officers. Police also find class B drugs in his room. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after his wife reported to the police that he had hit her with a snow brush in their car. The wife and client are going through a divorce and the wife has lied to the police before about client. Police testify on behalf of client. NOT GUILTY
Client is charged with operating under the influence after failing four field sobriety test and blowing a .08 on the breathalyzer. CASE DISMISSED
Client was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. An eyewitness stated he kicked the victim. CASE DISMISSED
Client was found asleep in his truck at a red light. His foot was on the brake and the car was in gear. a person stopped and called the police. The police banged on the truck for 20 minutes. The police finally broke the window. The client almost fell out of his truck, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. He was charged with Operating under the Influence 5th Offense.
Client has an ongoing feud with his neighbor. Client is videotaped moving his arm up and down in the area of the neighbor’s car. The neighbor later finds that his car had multiple scratches on it. The videotape of the incident is brought to court. The client is charged with Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Dorchester. The client admits to drinking. The trooper smells a strong odor of alcohol coming from the client, his eyes are glassy and his speech is thick-tongued. He fails three field sobriety tests. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped at a roadblock in Brighton. Client admits to drinking and fails three field sobriety tests. Client takes the breathalyzer test and is higher than the legal limit (.09).
Client is stopped at a roadblock in Quincy. The client has glassy eyes and admits that he was drinking to the Massachusetts State Trooper. The client takes a field sobriety test and the preliminary breath test and fails. 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 is stopped at a Sobriety Checkpoint operated by the Massachusetts State Police otherwise known as a roadblock. Client smells like alcohol, is slurring his words, and is unsteady on his feet. Client in a slurred speech states that he has four beers. He is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or DWI, DUI, OUI. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (OUI/Drugs) after the police received a call for an erratic driver. The police saw the car cross over the double yellow lines several times. The driver tried to take a turn into a field. The police stopped the car, and notices the driver was disheveled, his pupils were dilated and he had trouble speaking. The Client failed the field sobriety tests the officer gave him. He admitted to taking drugs and an almost pill bottle was found in the car. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with Operating Under the Influence 2nd Offense. Police stop the client at 11:30 after they see the car travel over a double yellow line. The police officer observes an odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The client states he knows he is over the limit. The client fails two field sobriety tests. NOT GUILTY
Client, a 40 year old man is charged with a motor vehicle offense after he gets into a road rage incident with an 80-year-old man. The client allegedly got out of his car and punched the car of older man. The police apply for charges and file an immediate threat that suspends the client’s license. CASE DISMISSED and LICENSE RESTORED
Client is charged in Superior Court with Operating Under the Influence Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury. Client hits two people on bicycles and leaves the scene. He is later arrested, admits to the crime, and takes a breath test result in an over .20. Client is facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence. Case resolved with no jail sentence.
Client is charged with Leaving the Scene after she is seen hitting a person on a bike causing him to have to go to the hospital. CASE DISMISSED
Massachusetts State Police observe the client driving 30 mph over the speed limit at 3 am. The State Trooper sees the client fail to stop for a traffic light. The client is pulled over and the trooper observes the client’s eyes to be glassy and bloodshot, his speech was slurred. He is asked to get out of the car and he was unsteady on his feet. Client was charged with Operating Under the Influence. NOT GUILTY
Client is stopped by the State Police. His license has been suspended for Operating Under the Influence. He is arrested charged with a license suspension. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped at about 11 pm on a holiday night. He is observed to be swerving in and out of the breakdown lane. He is stopped and fails three field sobriety tests. He has two bottles of Vodka in the car, one that is open. He fails the breathalyzer test with a score of .12. He is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. NOT GUILTY
Client drives off the road and gets stuck in a homeowner’s bushes. She admits drinking has an odor of alcohol coming from her breath. She is charged with Operating Under the Influence. NOT GUILTY
A police officer driving by the client observes her hitting snowbanks on the side of the road at around 2 a.m. She is pulled over and fails three field sobriety tests including the Preliminary Breath Test with a score of .14. She is arrested for Operating Under the Influence. NOT GUILTY
Client is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after going after the victim with a shovel. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after police respond to a 911 call. The victim stated the client punched and kicked him repeatedly. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped at a sobriety checkpoint or roadblock. Client admits to drinking, has bloodshot eyes, and smells of alcohol. Client fumbles for his license and does not produce his registration. Client fails two field sobriety tests. Client is charged with Operating Under the Influence. NOT GUILTY
Client, under the age of 21 gets into a car accident. Police arrive and give the client field sobriety tests which he fails. He takes a breath test and scores .15 almost twice the legal limit. He is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. CASE DISMISSED
The police observe client driving at 1 a.m. without his headlights on. Client does not pull over immediately. Police observed that the client smells of alcohol, is unsteady on his feet, and is slurring his words. he fails two field sobriety tests. Client is charged with Operating Under the Influence, (OUI). NOT GUILTY
Client is charged with a Third Offense Operating Under the Influence, (OUI) if found guilty the penalty is not less than five months in jail. Because of errors in the prior offenses, client admits to a second offense. Client is given probation.
Client is required to have an Ignition Interlock Device attached to his car. Client is stopped driving a car that does not have an Ignition Interlock Device. CASE DISMISSED
Client hits a parked car on the afternoon of July 4th. Police arrive and observe the clients eyes to be red and glassy, he is unsteady on his feet and has a strong smell of alcohol coming from his breath. He admits he had a couple of beers. Client is charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol Second Offense NOT GUILTY
Client is pulled over after a Massachusetts State Trooper sees her almost hit the guardrail and swerves out of her lane 5 times. The client fails to say the alphabet correctly twice. The trooper observes an extremely strong odor of alcohol, the clients eyes were glassy and her speech was slurred. CASE DISMISSED
A Massachusetts State Trooper responds to a report of a car crash on route 93. The trooper finds a car with heavy damage. The client is seen leaving the scene. Client later admits he was driving. CASE DISMISSED
A Massachusetts State Trooper pulls the client over after he drifts in two lanes of traffic at 2:30 in the morning. The client tells the trooper he was at the Red Sox game earlier and admits he probably had too much to drink. The client fails three field sobriety tests. The client is charged for Operating Under the Influence (OUI). NOT GUILTY
Police arrive at the scene of a domestic disturbance. The client is alleged to have pushed the victim and hit him. At the hearing on domestic assault and battery charges the case is dismissed. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped by the police at 2 a.m. The police smell a strong odor of alcohol from the client. His eyes are red and glassy. He gets out of the car not wearing any shoes and fails a field sobriety test. He is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. NOT GUILTY
Client is alleged to have been involved in a road rage incident earlier in the day. Later in the day the client and the other driver get into a fistfight. The client is alleged to throw many punches. The alleged victim was seeking payment for medical bills. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped at 1 a.m. by the Ayer police. Police see the client driving 20 mph over the speed limit. When the officer approaches the car he smells an overwhelming odor of alcohol coming from the client. The client gives the officer his debit card instead of his license. The client cannot hold his leg up for more then 7 seconds. The client fails the nine-step walk and turns test. NOT GUILTY
Victim reports that the client hit her many times causing injury. Police take seven photographs of her injuries, mostly bruises. Victim is given a restraining order on the report of the incident. CASE DISMISSED
Client is stopped for speeding and driving on the double yellow lines. the police observe an odor of alcohol coming from her, and her eyes were red and glassy. Client admits she drank four beers. Client is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation. NOT GUILTY
Client is arrested after the police respond to a domestic violence call. Client is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. CASE DISMISSED
Client is charged with Assault and Battery and a Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order. Police respond to the scene where they are told the client pushed a friend into the snow and the friend had a restraining order against the client at the time. CASE DISMISSED
Client is seen in a parking lot where the police believe a drug transaction occurred. Police speak to the client and find one ounce of marijuana in the client’s possession. CASE DISMISSED
Client turns around at a sobriety checkpoint, better known as a roadblock. Police stop him and smell alcohol on his breath. He admits to the police that he has been drinking. He has an open bottle of vodka in the car and a mixed drink in the center console. He fails the alphabet test and the portable breath test. CASE DISMISSED
Client is accused of dragging the victim by the hair out of his house. Victim calls 911 and the police arrive to find the house in disarray and the client upset. Client admits to dragging the victim by the hair. NOT GUILTY
Victim alleges that the client stuck her in the face 20 times, and threatened her with a hammer. The victim goes to the hospital. The client is held on bail as a result of the charge. CASE DISMISSED
The underage client is at a party, he has been drinking. Police come to the party, the client runs from the police. Client resists arrest, police spray the client with pepper spray. CASE DISMISSED
Police receive 911 calls about a car driving erratically. Police see the car being driven the client swerving on the main road. Police stop the car. The operator fails a field sobriety test and admits to taking a sleeping pill. NOT GUILTY
Client is found with a bag of marijuana. CASE DISMISSED
Client strikes a telephone pole at 5 in the morning. The police officer smelt an odor of alcohol coming from the client. The police officer saw the client was unsteady on her feet, her speech was slurred. The client admitted to drinking. The client performed a field sobriety test and failed. NOT GUILTY
Client is charged with Larceny Over $250. The victim alleges that the client stole over 2000 dollars from his truck. Police investigate the crime and client is charged with four felonies. CASE DISMISSED
A State Trooper pulls client over a 3:40 am on route 3. Trooper smells a strong odor of alcohol. Client stumbles when he gets out of the car. He is unsteady on his feet, lethargic, and admits to drinking 7 Beers. He is charged with his third offense OUI. NOT GUILTY
Police responded to a report of a hit and run. After a brief investigation police locate the driver. His speech was slurred, slowed, and thick. His balance was noticeably off. He failed three field sobriety tests. He is charged with OUI Drugs CASE DISMISSED
Police take a report of client point a gun a someone on the street. Police get a search warrant and find a gun that fits the description. He is charged with Assault with a Gun and Witness Intimidation. CASE DISMISSED
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