The following is a sample of cases Attorney Arthur L. Kelly has handled over the last 10+ years.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I have provided a sampling of my representation of Clients for the past several years. I hope these ‘case summaries’ and my overall record provide you with an understanding of how I have worked diligently to archive the best outcome for my Clients over the past 38 years.

Best regards and well wishes for 2024

Arthur L. Kelly March 6, 2024

RESULTS OF THE LAST 128 out of 135 O.U.I. Trials and ‘other’ Criminal Bench or Jury Trails or Clerk Magistrate Hearings – NOT GUILTY OR DISMISSED !

2024 Case Summaries

February 29, 2024
Waltham District Court
No. 2351 CR 836

Client, 40 – year old female with a history of mental illness is arrested for OUI for essentially drinking in her motor vehicle on a public street. The police are summoned, no one observes her operate the vehicle – but the car is running when police arrive. She is asked a series of questions and proclaims “I am drinking and parking, I am not drinking and driving.” The police arrest her anyway. Today a trial is held and Atty. Kelly intensely cross-examines the arresting police officers and makes a compelling closing argument. Moments later the Court orders that the Defendant is NOT GUILTY of the OUI CHARGE!

RESULT: NOT GUILTY, DRIVERS LICENSE RESTORED, GUILTY FINDING, PROBATION AND ALCOHOL CLASSES AVOIDED !


February 27, 2024
Waltham District Court
No. 2351 CR 340

Client, 61 – year old male, husband, father of grown children has been charged with multiple criminal harassment and disorderly acts involving his profound disdain for the gay community. As a result, a criminal action of 11 counts is filed with the Court. Atty. Kelly is retained and begins a several month long analysis with the help of a Forensic Psychologist to determine what ‘is at play’ that has caused this ‘mild man’ to act in the way that is documented in multiple police reports. It is later discovered that he is suffering from acute dementia and was and is unable to control his criminal conduct. On this day, a trial is held whereby Atty. Kelly puts forth the defense of Not Guilty by Mental Disease or Defect ( in essence that the Defendant could not control his actions based upon his mental condition ). As a result, the Commonwealth [ who bears the burden to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that he WAS of sound mind and body ] fails to challenge the Doctor’s opinion, and thus he is found NGRI ( Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity ).

RESULT: NGRI AS TO ALL CHARGES !


January 16, 2024
Concord District Court
No. 2347 CR 1000

Client, 49-year old male on his way home from a night out with his friends is pulled over by a Trooper – Mass. State Police (MSP). The trooper alleges he was weaving from lane to lane. Upon approaching the vehicle the Trooper activated his ‘body cam video’ and recorded the interaction and the Client’s ‘performance on field sobriety tests’ – never a good idea to participate in said tests JUST POLITELY REFUSE TO DO SO ! Client is arrested for a 2nd Offense OUI, facing jail time 3 year loss of license, fines, fees, etc. . Trooper testifies he smells ‘strong’ alcohol – says Client unsteady on is feet, bloodshot glassy eyes, etc. On this day of trial, Atty. Kelly aggressively cross examines the Trooper and plays the ‘body cam footage’ for the judge to view. After closing arguments, the Court declares the Client NOT GUILTY !

RESULT: NOT GUILTY OF OUI 2ND OFFENSE, JAIL AND YEARS LOSS OF DRIVER’S LICENSE AVOIDED.