Case Results » Failure to Obey a Police Officer
Motion to dismiss charges of failure to stop for a police officer and negligent operation allowed
Plymouth District Court: The prosecution alleged that police saw a car driving at a high rate of speed and proceed through a roundabout without yielding. When police activated their lights to stop the car, the driver accelerated to 85-90 mph, crossed traffic lanes, and failed to stop. Police went to the home of the registered owner who informed the police that our client was in possession of the car and was out in the car. Today, Denise Dolan of our office moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of probable cause. The motion was allowed, and the charges were dismissed.
Application for complaint charging Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer dismissed after Clerk's Hearing
Wareham District Court: On August 7, 2011 shortly before 6:00 p.m. a Rochester, Massachusetts police officer observed a car traveling 57 in a 40 mile per hour zone. The officer followed the car and activated its lights. The car failed to stop for the officer and continued its high speed of travel for about two miles. The officer eventually effectuated a stop and approached the driver, a recent college graduate and media marketing executive. She was charged with Failing to Stop for a Police Officer and Operating to Endanger. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to defend her. After a Clerk's Hearing all charges were dismissed.