First Offense Dismissed After Motion to Suppress
Facts: Police claimed that my client was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
Maximum Penalty: 2 1/2 years in the house of corrections not less than $500 fine and not more than $5,000 fine or both imprisonment and fines and license revoked for one year.
Outcome: Successfully argued a motion to suppress my client's statements due to the police's failure to inform my client of his Miranda rights after he was arrested. The Court allowed the motion. As a result, the Commonwealth offered to dismiss the OUI charge, my client accepted, and the Court adopted the dismissal.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI