Client, facing DWI prosecution in Concord Circuit Court, retains Attorney Lothstein and goes to trial. Outcome after trial: NOT GUILTY of DWI, guilty of transporting alcoholic beverages in motor vehicle.
Yesterday, September 17, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (highest court in MA) released a landmark decision that enables victims of racial profiling to hold police officers accountable in court by suppressing evidence obtained as a res… Read More
Are Police Held Accountable for Misconduct? What is the proper role of police in our society? Most people believe that we employ police officers to help the criminal justice system hold people accountable when they break the law. But it feels like ev… Read More
On April 8, 2020, Ted Lothstein will be chairperson and faculty member for the NH Bar’s full day seminar DWI Litigation: Back to Basics. Although marketed as an introductory seminar for both prosecutors and defense lawyers, this CLE will presen… Read More
In Keene District Court, Client faced a DWI-2d charge. Conviction would have meant up to a 5-year license loss, mandatory jail time, and the ignition interlock program. Ted Lothstein persuaded the prosecutor to take a second look at the case. The result? The State dropped the DWI-2d charge, instead allowing Client to plead guilty to reckless driving, with an 8-month license loss – no criminal conviction, no jail, no 5-year license loss, no ignition interlock. Read More
In Littleton District Court, Client 1 charged with DWI-2d Offense, retains Ted Lothstein’s services. First, we win the ALS hearing on the merits (avoiding a consecutive 2-year license suspension). Then, at the time of trial, we secure a plea to a class B misdemeanor entitled “Reckless Conduct” which is not a motor vehicle offense – DWI-2d dismissed! This overall outcome saves Client 1 from a total five-year license revocation, mandatory jail time, mandatory 7-day residential program, and the mandatory ignition interlock program. Instead Client 1 receives no suspension of his driver’s license whatsoever! ALSO: Client 2 faces charge of felony DWI in Grafton County Superior Court. Attorney Lothstein secures a plea to a misdemeanor DWI offense. Result: Client 2 does not become a convicted felon, avoiding all the long-term stigma and civil disabilities associated with that status. Read More
Client, charged with New Hampshire DWI in a western NH district court, agreed to a disposition where he pled guilty to DWI, received the mandatory minimum sentence under law, and the administrative license suspension was dismissed. This is a criminal justice system, and that means that not every case can be won. Attorney Lothstein is candid with his clients when they face an uphill battle, and substantially reduces his fee if client decides to cut his or her losses and accept a plea to a DWI offense. Read More