On February 24, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts allowed a motion to dismiss filed by attorneys Nancy Frankel Pelletier and David S. Lawless on behalf of two local police officers. The plaintiff’s federal civil rights claims alleged that his Constitutional rights were violated during the course of a traffic stop during which the plaintiff was arrested for refusing to produce his driver’s license and registration.

Attorneys Frankel Pelletier and Lawless argued and the federal district court agreed that the premise underlying the plaintiff’s claims – that he had a constitutional right to refuse an otherwise lawful request for his license and registration – was faulty. The district court also agreed that the plaintiff could not represent his minor son during the course of legal proceedings. The Court dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint in its entirety and has entered judgment for the defendants.

For more information regarding Lu, et al. v. Spencer, et al., please contact Nancy Frankel Pelletier, Esq. or David S. Lawless, Esq.