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Can An OUI Lawyer Still Help Me If I Plead Guilty?

Posted on : April 2, 2021
Were you stopped on the suspicion of operating your vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Your life can change in an instant. It’s important to thoroughly evaluate your case with the help of an experienced drunk driving attorney before you make any decisions on how to proceed with your case. Here’s what you [Read More]

How Do Police Officers Decide to Arrest Someone for OUI?

Posted on : January 20, 2021
Law enforcement officers cannot make an arrest without sufficient evidence that someone has committed a crime. In the case of OUI, the officer must be reasonably sure that you are inebriated and unsafe to drive your vehicle.  Before deciding to take you into custody for operating your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, [Read More]

What Should I Know Before Hiring an OUI Lawyer?

Posted on : December 31, 2020
Hampden Criminal Defense
Hiring An OUI Lawyer In Hampden Were you arrested for operating your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Here’s what you should know prior to hiring an OUI attorney.  1. Time Is Of the Essence  One of the most important things to know after being arrested for operating your vehicle under the influence [Read More]

What Are the Top Ways to Avoid a Holiday OUI Charge in Massachusetts?

Posted on : November 15, 2020
Indulging in a few alcoholic beverages during the holiday season is a tradition for many Massachusetts residents. However, this also translates into an uptick in OUI stops and arrests made by law enforcement officers.  If you plan on consuming alcohol this holiday season, it’s important to be proactive about avoiding driving while intoxicated and to [Read More]

What Indicators of Operating Under the Influence Do Police Check For?

Posted on : October 15, 2020
If a police officer wants to pull a citizen over on the suspicion of drunk driving, they must first have probable cause or good reason to believe you’re guilty of a crime. Here are some things that law enforcement officers are trained to look for when determining if a driver is operating under the influence [Read More]

What Are 4 Ways I Can Fight an OUI Charge in Massachusetts?

Posted on : September 30, 2020
OUI Defenses In Massachusetts If you were charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OUI) in Massachusetts, you may be facing very serious criminal penalties if convicted. You may think the police have a slam-dunk case, but here are four proven defense strategies an attorney can use to help you fight the [Read More]

Can I Fight an OUI Charge After a Car Accident?

Posted on : August 7, 2020
Fighting An OUI Charge If you were in a car accident and charged with operating under the influence, you may be wondering if you have any grounds on which to fight your case at all. Although OUI accident cases tend to be more challenging than others, you may still be able to defend yourself and [Read More]

What Is an OUI Sobriety Checkpoint in Massachusetts?

Posted on : July 16, 2020
OUI sobriety checkpoints have been in place in Massachusetts since 2012. Here’s what you need to know about sobriety checkpoints, what to do if you encounter one, and how to get legal help after being arrested for OUI at a checkpoint.   What Is an OUI Sobriety Checkpoint?  An OUI sobriety checkpoint is a roadblock where [Read More]

Are Breathalyzer Tests Accurate?

Posted on : June 22, 2020
Springfield OUI Test
Breathalyzer tests have long been used as the “standard” for testing a person’s BAC, or Blood Alcohol Content. Allegedly, this indicates the person’s level of intoxication. But do breathalyzer tests have the potential to be inaccurate? Here’s what you should know.  Breathalyzer Tests: The Basics Three types of breathalyzer testing equipment are used by law [Read More]

Are Penalties Stricter for Underage OUI in Massachusetts?

Posted on : May 22, 2020
OUI Attorney In Springfield, Massachusets
In Massachusetts, OUI — or operating under the influence — is severely penalized. If the driver is under the age of 21 and cannot legally drink, the punishment increases. Here’s what you should understand about underage OUI and how to get legal help.  Underage OUI Laws in Massachusetts  In Massachusetts, there is a “zero-tolerance” policy [Read More]