Julie Gaudreau Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Julie Gaudreau is an associate attorney at DelSignore Law. Her practice areas include OUI Defense, criminal defense, including domestic assault and battery matters, drug crimes and handling clerk magistrate hearings as well as matters before the RMV and Board of Appeals.
May 2017 OUI drugs dismissed Ayer District Court- Client was involved in a one car accident. Police responded to the scene and observed the client to be acting strangely. They searched the client’s car and found heroin. After a year of treatment, the case was dismissed. Date: May 25, 2017 Possession of Class A- Dismissed in Taunton District CourtWitness reported observing client driving erratically. When police arrived, they observed the client to be nervous and sweaty. The police searched the car and found syringes and a bag of heroin. Attorney Gaudreau conferenced the case with the District Attorney and told her about the steps the client had taken to address his drug dependency. The DA agreed to dismiss the case upon the payment of $500. Date: May 8, 2017 Immediate Threat Suspension Overturned – License Reinstated after Board Hearing- Client was pulled over by a Concord state trooper for erratic driving. When the trooper approached the car, he asked the client if she had taken any medications. After a series of field sobriety tests the trooper determined that the client was operating under the influence of drugs. Additionally, the trooper seized Nyquil from the client’s car. After receiving the report from the Concord State Police the Registry of Motor Vehicles suspended the client’s license indefinitely. Attorney Gaudreau was able to make an argument before the Board of Appeals attesting to the client’s sobriety and the Board reinstated the client’s license with no additional requirements. Date: May 2, 2017 April 2017 Immediate Threat License Suspension Overturned after Board of Appeals Hearing Client was involved in a car accident. Police responded to the scene and smelled the odor of alcohol. They asked the defendant to perform some field sobriety tests which the police determined that he failed. The Registry refused to reinstate the client’s license and recommended that he complete an alcohol treatment program and remain without a license for another year. After argument by Attorney Gaudreau, the Board decided to fully reinstate the client’s license and did not require him to complete any additional programs. Date: April 28, 2017 Clerk’s hearing in Stoughton District Court- Driving without a license- Complaint not issued Client did not have a driver’s license and was involved in a motor vehicle accident. He was charged with driving without a license and was summonsed to appear before the Clerk Magistrate in Stoughton. At the hearing, Attorney Gaudreau made an argument on the client’s behalf and the clerk agreed to not issue the complaint if the client completed a four-hour driving program. Upon completion of the program the complaint will be dismissed and the client will have a clean criminal record. Date: April 27, 2017 OUI first Offense Not Guilty After Jury Trial in New Bedford District Court- Client was stopped at a roadblock Trooper testified that client’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy and that the client moved slowly and had very slurred speech. The trooper further testified that he failed both field sobriety tests. Attorney Gaudreau presented the booking video to show the client’s good balance at the station and medical records explaining why the client may have had difficulty with the field sobriety tests. The client was found not guilty by the jury. Date: April 5, 2017 March 2017 Shoplifting charge in the Dudley District Court- Case dismissed Date: March 23, 2017 OUI first offense dismissed- Client was charged with first offense OUI in Ayer District Court Client had driven off the road. When police arrived, they observed that he had red bloodshot glossy eyes, slurred speech and emitted a strong odor of alcohol. The officer asked him to perform the one leg stand nine step walk and turn and the alphabet test. The officer wrote in his report that the client failed all three tests and had a .19 breath test. Attorney Gaudreau argued that the client qualified for the Valor Act as a veteran charged with his first criminal offense. The matter was dismissed after the client completed VA counseling. Date: March 22, 2017 OUI Second Offense in Worcester District Court- Not Guilty after Jury Trial – Client was observed making several marked lanes violations in Northborough. Officer testified that client was slow to pull over and had that he had red bloodshot glassy eyes, slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking earlier. The officer testified that he failed three field sobriety tests. On cross examination Attorney Gaudreau was able to show that the client’s performance on the tests showed someone who was alert and cooperative. She also introduced the booking video which showed that the client’s balance was good and that his speech was not slurred. Date: March 20, 2017 February 2017 Shoplifting over $250 complaint not issued at Worcester District Court Client was issued a summons to appear before the Clerk Magistrate on the charge of shoplifting over $250.00 worth of items at Target. Attorney Gaudreau was able to resolve the matter with a representative for Target and the complaint was withdrawn. Client’s criminal record remains clean. Date: February 3, 2017 January 2017 Hardship granted for driver with lifetime license loss. The driver had his license revoked for life after being convicted of five operating under the influence charges and a driving after license suspension. The RMV told the driver that he was ineligible for a hardship license. Attorney Gaudreau brought the matter before the Board of Appeals and was able to get the driver a hardship license with the interlock device. Date: January 24, 2017 OUI and Reckless Operation complaint not issued at New Bedford District Court OUI and Reckless Operation complaint not issued at New Bedford District Court. The client was involved in a one car motor vehicle accident and the arresting officer observed signs that the client was under the influence of alcohol. The client received a notice to appear before the Clerk Magistrate in New Bedford. After a hearing where the client was represented by Attorney Gaudreau, the complaint did not issue and the client has no criminal record. Date: January 19, 2017 2016
Client charged with 1st Offense OUI found not guilty, after allegedly having slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, strong odor of alcohol and failing field sobriety tests out of the Marlborough District Court.
Successfully arguing before the district court to overturn 3 year breath test refusal suspension.
OUI offense with .16 breath test client had case dismissed entirely if he avoids further difficulty with the law.
Client charged with larceny over $250 in Lowell received six months pretrial probation, after six months the charges will be dismissed.
Domestic assault and battery in Attleboro District Court dismissed.
Clerk magistrate hearing in Westborough District Court for possession of drugs with intent to distribute. After argument clerk agreed to hold open for six months. After six months and three clean drug tests complaint was not issued and client has a clean criminal record.
Clerk magistrate hearing in Stoughton District Court for domestic assault and battery and strangulation, after nine months if the client does not break any new laws charges will be dismissed and he will not have a criminal record.
Appeared before the Board of Appeals and successfully argued to have client’s license reinstated after an immediate threat suspension.
Successfully argued for a client to receive a Valor Act disposition in Wareham District Court. Client was charged with an OUI and received pretrial probation.
Client charged with domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on a police officer in Attleboro District Court, both charges dismissed.
Attorney Julie Gaudreau is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School where she received the award for Distinguished Oral Advocate and was on the Dean’s List each semester. Additionally, she is a member of the National College of DUI Defense.
Julie has lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts for over 20 years. She enjoys walking Plymouth Long Beach, playing tennis and spending time with her son and her Samoyed.
Julie Gaudreau with Dean Strang and Jerry Buting at the National DUI College Summer Session from Making of a Murder.