Massachusetts District and Superior Court Judges, prosecutors, doctors, lawyers, police officers, MADD activists, lawmakers, and politicians have all been arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol in Massachusetts. If you have just been arrested for DUI, you are not alone. People get arrested for OUI in Massachusetts by the thousands. Police officers across the state conduct DUI enforcement patrols and OUI roadblocks or sobriety checkpoints on a regular basis.
It does not take much to get arrested for drunk driving and certainly not everyone who has the misfortune of being arrested is guilty of OUI. By hiring a good Framingham MA DUI lawyer, you can substantially increase your chances of being found not guilty and putting your Massachusetts drunk driving case behind you.
It is important to think rationally and to make informed decisions regarding whether to plead your DUI case out or take it to trial. You should only make this decision after speaking with a Framingham Massachusetts DWI lawyer and having the attorney thoroughly review all of the facts and circumstances of your case including the prosecution’s evidence. The Mass. OUI attorneys featured here conduct thorough DUI case reviews and investigations. We do this because we have all had clients come to us who have deeply regretted having pled out to a drunk driving charge. Because of Melanie’s Law, the DUI plea which you make today will follow you for the rest of your life and it could come back to haunt you many years into the future, if you are arrested again for driving under the influence, which would be considered a second offense.
Our Framingham Mass. DUI lawyers are standing by to help and we are available during nights, weekends, and holidays for initial telephone consultations. There is no need to suffer alone with a drunk driving charge. We will answer your questions and explain what happens during the DUI court and trial process. Attorney Brian E. Simoneau is available to explain the hardship license hearing process and to answer questions regarding breathalyzer refusal suspension appeals and the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Speaking with a lawyer who knows how the Registry operates and handles DUI suspensions can be very helpful.
Call 508-656-0057 today or fill out the contact form on this page for more information. You will likely be relieved after speaking with a DUI Attorney.
Your Massachusetts DUI Rights
Anyone arrested for drunk driving in Massachusetts has certain important rights and the violation of these rights may lead to suppression of evidence and, perhaps, a dismissal of the OUI charges or an acquittal. The rights of those arrested for OUI in Massachusetts include the right to use the telephone, the right to a prompt bail hearing and an independent medical examination. You must be informed of your right to use the phone immediately upon your arrival at the police station or state police barracks and you must be allowed to exercise this right within one hour thereafter.
Framingham Mass. DUI Attorneys are keenly aware of the laws related to these important rights and they may be able to help you if these rights were not observed. If your rights were violated, it is important to have a skilled DUI attorney advocate for you, because the burden is on the OUI defendant to establish the facts necessary to support a motion to dismiss.
When it comes to the breathalyzer, for the Registry to suspend your license, the police must have informed you that a breath test refusal would result in a license suspension from 180 days to lifetime in length. If you were not informed of this or if the refusal was not witnessed and documented, you may be able to get your license reinstated.