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By Darren Griffis 01 Nov, 2017

November 1, 2017, East Brookfield District Court, East Brookfield, Massachusetts

Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a twenty-two year old Webster, Massachusetts woman was stopped by a Dudley, Massachusetts police officer for allegedly crossing the middle lines on the roadway. After the client performed standardized field sobriety tests, including the walk and turn and one-legged stand, the officer arrested her for OUI.

Attorney Gribouski obtained the police reports and booking video, and after reviewing that evidence, recommended that his client proceed to trial. At trial, Attorney Gribouski cross-examined the police officer on his observations of the client and presented a copy of the booking video in his client’s defense. After the judge heard the cross-examination of the officer and watched the booking video, Attorney Gribouski's client was acquitted of the OUI charge.

By Darren Griffis 31 Oct, 2017

October 27, 2017, Central District Court of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts

Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a twenty-seven year old native of Revere, Massachusetts, was happily cruising down Route 146 at 94 miles per hour in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, smoking a bowl of marijuana when a Massachusetts State Trooper pulled him over. After the client admitted that he had just smoked the marijuana, the Trooper requested that he perform field sobriety tests and then charged the client with OUI marijuana.

During the pendency of the case, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an important decision in  Commonwealth v. Gerhardt .  In that case, the SJC ruled that police can no longer offer an opinion as to whether a person was impaired by marijuana based on field sobriety tests (which are now to be referred to as "roadside assessments). Based on that recent ruling and his evaluation of the facts in the trooper's report, Attorney Gribouski recommended that his client proceed to trial, and the client was quickly acquitted.

By Darren Griffis 26 Oct, 2017

October 26, 2017, Concord District Court, Concord, Massachusetts

Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client was stopped at a Massachusetts State Police Sobriety Checkpoint in Concord, Massachusetts. After performing field sobriety tests he was arrested for OUI. After carefully reviewing the police reports that he obtained, Attorney Gribouski recommended that his client proceed to trial.

At trial, Attorney Gribouski was able to point out several issues with the prosecution's case during cross-examination of the arresting officer. For example, he established that she did not observe that his client had slurred speech or was unsteady on his feet. Additionally, the officer testified that she did not see the client drive in an erratic manner.  After establishing these favorable facts, Attorney Gribouski was able to rest his case without calling any witnesses. The judge then found his client not guilty of OUI.  


By gskandg 29 Sep, 2017
September 28, 2017, Central District Court of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a thirty-two year old Worcester, Massachusetts man was stopped in Auburn, Massachusetts by an Auburn police officer for operating without headlights.  After speaking with the client and detecting a strong odor of fresh marijuana, the client was requested to perform […]
By gskandg 27 Sep, 2017
September 26, 2017, Central District Court of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a twenty year old Assumption College student was stopped by an Assumption College campus police officer for not having any taillights.  After giving him field sobriety tests, the officer arrested the client for OUI/DWI. Attorney Gribouski recognized that the roads […]
By gskandg 27 Sep, 2017
September 26, 2017, Central District Court of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a twenty-six year old Worcester, Massachusetts woman was stopped by a Massachusetts State Trooper on Harding Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.  After giving the client field sobriety tests, the trooper arrested the client for OUI/DWI. Attorney Gribouski obtained the police reports […]
By gskandg 22 Sep, 2017
September 22, 2017, East Brookfield District Court, East Brookfield, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a Holden, Massachusetts man was stopped in Hardwick, Massachusetts by a Hardwick Police Officer for running a stop sign.  After smelling alcohol the officer asked the client to perform field sobriety tests.  Despite doing fairly well on the field tests, […]
By gskandg 21 Sep, 2017
September 21, 2017, Central District Court of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a forty-seven year old Sutton, Massachusetts man was stopped by an officer of the Sutton Police Department for crossing the center line.  After having the client perform field sobriety tests, he was arrested for OUI/DWI. Attorney Gribouski obtained his client’s […]
By gskandg 14 Sep, 2017
September 14, 2017, Central District Court of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a fifty-seven year old Whitinsville, Massachusetts man was stopped by a Sutton, Massachusetts police officer on Southwick Road for failing to use his turn signal.  After having the client perform field sobriety tests, the officer arrested him for OUI/DWI. Attorney […]
By gskandg 14 Sep, 2017
September 13, 2017 Central District Court of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Attorney James J. Gribouski’s client, a fifty-two year old Worcester man met a woman at a hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts.  After the woman became upset about the client not paying attention to her, she falsely accused him of rape. Attorney Gribouski was able to convince […]
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