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Do not use this attorney for any DWI cases. He is afraid of trials.
In July 2011 I found myself in the unfortunate position of being arrested for OUI in Massachusetts, an embarrassing and difficult position especially for someone who does not live in the state. Not knowing who to call to represent in the said case I interviewed a bunch of attorneys.
I called Mr. James Milligan or Jay, he likes to be called and I selected him based on the fact that he didn't talk down to me like a lot of lawyers like to do.
Anyway, my situation was a little complicated because the arresting police officer was FIRED for punching out his family member or so that what Jay told me. I also did not take a breathalyzer test during the arrest which makes it even harder for a conviction in a DWI arrest. There was no property damage that was sustained and no one was injured during the arrest. I was given a field test and passed all of the tests which is why they wanted to give me a breathalyzer.
Jay told me that if he had to go to trial he would charge me $5500.00. If he didn't go to a jury trial it would be half that amount.
Fast forward to the prosecution of the case. I was nervous like any one would be during this difficult time. The second time after the arraignment, I showed up to court the arresting police officer wasn't in the court room. This should of caused a dismissal of the case straight away. Jay mildly pushed for this in the court room but was seemingly afraid of the judge or the prosecuting attorney.
The next time I appeared in the court room the arresting police officer, who was FIRED from the police force, conveniently showed up to court room.
Anyway, Jay wanted me to take a D.W.A.I plea bargain but I said no way. I wanted a jury trial or a bench trial because the arresting officer lost a lot of credibility due the said firing from the police dept.
The wind up is Jay "put his foot down" and told me to take a reckless driving plea which still has a misdemeanor on my record. We never went to trial but Jay still charged me $5500. A lot of money for showing up to 3 court appearances, I think.
Thanks for reading this and good luck with your case.
Attorney Milligan was able to get my life back on track in under 2 months.I was in a car accident and arrested charged with OUI and driving to endanger in September 2014. I thought this can't be happening, I'm going to be with out my license for at least 6 months. Jay was able to get me a court date, not guilty judgement,and license reinstatement in less than 2 months.
I am very pleased!
To Whom it may concern,
In April 2014 I found myself in the unfortunate position of being arrested for OUI in Massachusetts, clearly an unnerving position. Several colleagues and friends of mine have had more experience with the
law than I have so I turned to them for advice on hiring council. The name James Milligan arose more than once, so I did some research and realize today it was a life changing phone call to him that I made that day.
Yesterday a judge announced, "Not guilty."
When you begin your case you'll spend more time with Mr. Higgins but when the expertise of Jay is required, he'll be right by your side. In my personal opinion, he absolutely steam rolled the prosecutor, almost embarrassingly so. It's a difficult and expensive lesson to learn but well worth my money.
Thank you, James Milligan, for getting me my life back.
I had an incident which I thought I could fight. Jay was recommended to me with high regards, through another lawyer from New Hampshire.
He assessed my situation and told me we had a very good chance to fight and win the case.
After several continuations implemented by the DA, due to absent officer witnesses, we finally had my trial.
Jay suggested the best course of action was a trial without a jury.
The DA presented 3 officer witnesses and 5 pieces of evidence.
Jay was able to determine the results from my breathalizer as non-admissable using proof from another case file.
When questioning the arresting officer, Jay persuaded him to admit that my performances in the field sobriety tests were not as harsh as initially described in his police report. Through Jay's line of questioning, the officer also admitted to not clarifying his direction throughout these tests as specifically as he could have.
The other two officers were proven useless for the DA. One admitted to not being able to fully judge my level of intoxication. The other was questioned to prove the functionality of the breathalyzer, this person’s testimony proved worthless as well.
The style of which the Jay decided to approach the case was incredibly sensible and proved itself successful.
Jay was awesome...calm, cool, and collected! I chose Jay based on these reviews and he came as advertised....EXCELLENT!!! Jay knew exactly what game to play within our court system and worked it beautifully...If you have a DUI case Jay is the first call you should or need to make. THE BEST!!
Atty. Milligan was an absolute blessing. He helped us through a very long and drawn out legal process for my child's DUI charges and talked to us as well as to his official client. When the case finally came to trial after two years and the sixth time in court, his advice and his representation won the day. We will always be grateful.
Over two years ago, Jay Millligan took on my case. It was an OUI Roadblock case, and Jay explored every avenue possible before going to trial. While those did not come to fruition, he was professional throughout and was impressed with his knowledge.
About 23 months after the incident, I finally went to trial (this was my 2nd OUI, so it was important to fight it) Jay advised me throughout and kept me calm. He was always one step ahead of the DA and we achieved a most favorable outcome. I am now driving with no additional record. While it was not easy, and I probably spent 14 days in the court house, I am happy with the outcome and Jay's work.
In January, I was charged with an OUI after being
Out with my boss and co-workers and lost control
And totaled my car when trying to avoid a collision
With an oncoming vehicle. No other vehicles were
Involved but I sustained injuries. I have 2 other OUIs.
One was 24 and one was 18 years ago in other states.
Mr. Milligan and Mr. Higgins were able to negotiate a very
Very favorable outcome and get charges reduced substantially.
They responded to all my questions ANGST and represented
Me in court in the best way possible. They are both very professional,
Very thorough and know the law. I would recommend them
To anyone needing a DUI/OUI attorney.
Witnessing James Milligan defend my case was something I'll never forget. There is now a plea sent story to tell about my OUI case because of him and I will never be able to thank him enough .
I have only positive things to say about the Law Offices of James Milligan. I was arrested and charged with DUI, I was very upset and worried about the whole situation. Jay Milligan was recommended to me as "the top attorney" in this area so I immediately contacted him. His associate met with me within a day or two after the incident and was extremely professional, calm and knowledgeable. I immediately knew I was in good hands.
Throughout the process, Jay was always responsive whenever I called or emailed. I even called him the night before my trial in the evening because of a concern I had and he not only picked up my call, but greeted me by name.
When my trial date came, he was right by my side. He told me what was going to happen and what to do. Jay is a competent and professional attorney who helped me through a difficult time. He is an excellent example of professionalism and a master of his craft. The outcome of my situation was the best possible scenario imaginable due to Jay's immense knowledge of the law, and how to use the system to assist his clients. I would without a doubt 100% recommend Jay to anyone in need of his services.