Mother arrested for DUI with child passengers

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 No Comments

A mother was recently arrested by Rhode Island State Troopers for alleged drunk driving with children passengers.

According to troopers, the woman was pulled over by police after she rear-ended a patrol car late Tuesday night. Police then conducted a sobriety test and woman’s blood alcohol level was measured to be at .237 and again at .240, three times the legal limit.

The children that were in the vehicle during the collision were transported to the children’s hosptial as a precautionary measure. The woman was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, but was later released.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as drunk driving, contact the drunk driving defense lawyer James Powderly today in order to discuss your legal options.

Cape Cod man arrested in connection to domestic assault case

Posted on July 10th, 2012 No Comments

A man from Truro is currently facing charges of assault after a domestic assault call was made late Friday night.

According to police, a 40-year-old man was charged with assault with the intent to murder as well as three counts of battery, three counts of reckless endangerment of a child and assault and battery.

Police received a call from a child who stated that he was frightened from his parent’s fight that was occurring in the house. When police arrived at the scene, it was found that barricaded themselves in the bathroom. Police knew of the man in question and he resisted arrest, therefore needing to be tased in order to be subdued.

Rhode Island man arrested for sexual assault

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 No Comments

A Rhode Island man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly having sexual contact with two young victims. He has now been charged with sexual assault and other charges.

The alleged sexual assault cases were reported in January in North Windham. Police officials then linked these to the 38-year-old man and he was charged with two fourth-degree counts of sexual assault and the risk of an injury to a minor. A warrant was obtained by detectives in order to arrest the man.

If you have been charged with a crime, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you through this complicated time. Contact the Cape Cod sexual assault lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.

Police look for driver in hit-and-run accident

Posted on June 27th, 2012 No Comments

Police are currently looking for a man that was involved in a car accident and then fled the scene.

According to police officials, the accident occurred at the intersection of Winthrop and Commercial streets where a ladder was leaning against a building as a part of a painting project.

The car then fled the scene after striking the ladder. Police are still looking for the identity of the driver and will most likely be charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused property damage and personal injury. It is unknown the man was drunk driving during the time of the collision.

Former police officer arrested for drunk driving with child

Posted on June 20th, 2012 No Comments

A former police officer in Barnstable was recently arrested for drunk driving with a child in the car. The cop has now been arrested for six months after it was found that he took the child on a seven hour car ride while intoxicated.

According to police officials that were involved in the arrest, the man was taking the boy to his baseball tournament  last July and the boy felt so unsafe in the car, he ended up jumping from the vehicle. The former officer was also the coach of the team.

The Cape Cod Times reported that the man pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for drunk driving and five months for child endangerment.  The officer resigned from the police station in September and is currently seeking treatment.

Assistant town administrator arrested for drunk driving

Posted on June 13th, 2012 No Comments

An Assistant Town Administrator has now been arrested for drunk driving on Sunday after being pulled over by police officials in Mashpee.

According to Cape Cod Online, the 49-year-old woman was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and driving to endanger.

Officials have not yet made a statement about whether the woman’s employment status or any changes to her duty as a result of the arrest. The woman has been assistant town administrator for nearly 22 years and her pretrial hearing has now been set for July 9.

What is entrapment?

Posted on June 6th, 2012 No Comments

When law enforcement officials attempt to catch people committing some type of criminal act, they may use what is known as a “sting-operation.”

The issue that can arise from these scenarios is that police officials may be too aggressive when doing so and may almost provoke the person to commit the crime. This is then called, entrapment.

When determining whether something is entrapment or not, the first thing to take note of is that the police officer must approach the person first. Also, the person who is accused of committing the crime must have already planned to commit the crime before ever being asked by the officer.

Because this may be difficult to prove, you need a professional legal representative that can discuss all of your legal options with you. Contact the Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer James Powderly today by calling 508-343-0676 today.

Rhode Island man arrested for bank robbery charge

Posted on May 31st, 2012 No Comments

A Rhode Island man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a branch of Citizens Bank last week.

According to police officials, the incident occurred Friday afternoon and a surveillance video that was later released allegedly showed the 34-year-old man robbing the bank.

According to the Boston Globe online,  employees at the state Department of Corrections helped police identify the man. The man was was found hiding in a Providence home and was arrested and charged with second-degree bank robbery.

If you have been charged with a serious crime such as robbery, contact the Cape Cod theft and fraud defense lawyers of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Mass. Senate debates on drunk driving law

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 No Comments

The state Senate in Massachusetts is currently debating whether or not to change the language of a drunk driving law that allows many first time OUI offenders to get off scotch free.

State Senators are looking to close the loophole by allowing the Registry of Motor Vehicles to count cases without finding out about a first offense. Earlier in the week, the state Supreme Judicial Court decided that the Registry cannot account for these offenses when determining whether or not he license can be revoked of suspended.

“There’s a very clear need to address this and to do it swiftly,” said State Senate Bruce Tarr. “The unambiguous intent of Melanie’s Law was to target repeat drunk drivers and keep them off the road. In order to do that, we have to be able to count those offenses correctly.” Tarr also said that there is bipartisan support for this bill.

Man arrested for drug charges during traffic stop

Posted on May 15th, 2012 No Comments

A Sagamore  man was arrested for drug charges after pulled over in a routine traffic stop.

According to police, the man was pulled over on Route 6 and police noticed the smell of marijuana in his vehicle. Police then found 29 grams of marijuana along with beer, liquor and a large sum of cash.

The 19-year-old was charged with possession of alcohol while under 21, having illegal car window tint and possession with an intent to distribute marijuana.

Drug charges are a very serious legal issue and you need an experienced representation on your side during this stressful time. If you or a loved one is choosing a criminal defense lawyer and would like to discuss your options, contact the Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer James Powderly today 508-343-0676.

Interview with a Former DUI Client