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Will I Be Arrested for OUI If I Cannot Say the Alphabet Backwards?

Posted on : December 20, 2018
Springfield OUI Charge Attorney

There are many different ways that an officer can determine whether or not you might be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is not always easy to understand what’s happening to you in the moment and this is why you need to remember the incidents leading up to your arrest and share this with your criminal defense attorney.

Your criminal defense attorney will be the person who guides you through the criminal justice process and keeps you apprised of your rights at each level of the case. Because of the complexities involved in your criminal defense strategy, you need to have an attorney brought in immediately. If you were pulled over by a police officer and asked to say the alphabet backwards as a field sobriety test, you may question whether or not this is a valid way to determine whether you are under the influence of alcohol.

You can either accept responsibility for the offense or to fight it. Saying the alphabet backwards is not part of the typical protocol for a Massachusetts OUI charge so if this is all that the officer asked you to do, then you may have a strong case to defend. You need to consider hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the common tactics used by the police to try to lead a person to being accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

No one should have to go through the process of trying to defend themselves on their own and it is a bad idea to hire an attorney who is not thoroughly experienced with OUI defense strategies. Use the support of a lawyer to protect you and to fight back if you were asked to say the alphabet backwards and were unable to do so at the scene of being pulled over.

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