Commonwealth v. A.F. – OUI 2nd

8/19/14

– Lowell District Court

– Dracut Police

– Client was stopped after almost crashing head on with a Dracut police officer. Client was highly intoxicated and failed several field sobriety tests. After he was placed under arrest and back at the station, client elected to take a breath test and registered more than twice the legal limit. To further complicate matters, it was discovered that the client had a previous out-of-state conviction in 2003, thus making this a second offense. After reviewing all of the evidence and discussing the options with the client, the two decided to tender a plea asking the judge to give him a Cahill disposition, allowing him to complete a first offender’s program instead of the mandatory 2 week inpatient program. Although the District Attorney objected and asked for the statutory 2nd offender program, the judge allowed Attorney Seed’s recommendation and his client was allowed to enter into a first offender program.