Massachusetts Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
Massachusetts State DUI Defense N-Z
- St. John Law Office: * OUI/DWI * Felonies * Misdemeanors * Drug cases * Larceny * Rape * Bank robberies * Appellate representation * Juvenile defense * Representation in state courts
- Joun Law Office:
* Clerk's Hearings
* OUI / Drunk Driving Defense
* Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders
* Motor Vehicle Offenses
* Drug Offenses
* Weapons Charges
* Theft Crimes
* Violent Crimes
* Sex Crimes
* Probation Violations
* Motions to Seal Criminal Records
- Attleboro Falls
- Duggan Law Offices:
* Traffic violations such as reckless driving
* Assault and battery
* Simple drug possession
* Breaking and entering
- Pollis & Duggin:
When someone you love, such as a spouse or a child, gets into trouble with the law, you need a legal advocate to protect their rights.
- Lloyd, Peter:
Being arrested for operating under the influence can make for the worst night of your life along with the fear of losing your job, your license, or going to jail. It is import for you to know your rights and have a lawyer who understands Massachusetts OUI Law.
- Ciraulo, Jon:
Police officers and prosecutors are charged with the duty to protect the public as a whole and may not always have the protection of an individual’s rights as their primary objective. It is important that you know your rights and have a skilled advocate on your side.
- William Brownsberger:
You face criminal charges. You want an experienced attorney who specializes in criminal law and can provide high quality and effective representation.
- Trottier, David:
- Daniel Doyle: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
Massachusetts DUI Attorney
- Cashman, Erin:
34% Criminal Defense
33% DUI / DWI
- Barrow, Harrison:
If you have been charged with OUI in Massachusetts, you should know your options. You could lose money, your license, and even serve jail time
- Garison, Lee:
- Vakili & Associates:
Almost all trials in drunk driving cases take place in district court
where you have a right to have a trial in front of a jury of 6 or a
trial in front of a judge. Hopefully you win at the trial and don't
have to go on to the next stage.
- Niemisto, Scott:
Anyone can have their life turned upside down in an instant if they get pulled over for being suspected of operating under the influence (OUI) of alcohol. Even if a person has never been stopped by police before for any reason, one bad night can severely affect their life for years to come.
- Bagley, Dillon:
15% Landlord / Tenant
10% Criminal Defense
10% DUI / DWI
- Barrow, Harrison:
If you have been charged with OUI in Massachusetts, you should know your options. You could lose money, your license, and even serve jail time
- Naughton Law Office:
OUI Legal Defense for Drunk Driving in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher is illegal. Like many states in our nation, Massachusetts is becoming tougher on drunk driving offenders. An Operating Under the Influence (OUI) charge is very serious in terms of potential consequences, including jail time and fines, as well as the loss of a driver's license and driving privileges.
- Zisson & Viarra:
contract law, construction disputes, criminal law, land use practice, environmental law, zoning, property law, domestic relations, and municipal law
- Aspesi, Peter:
Most people think that being convicted of a crime just results in being sentenced to jail or placed on probation. However, criminal offenses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can have far reaching consequences. For example, any drug conviction from simple possession to trafficking will result in your driver’s license being suspended by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
In addition to drivers license issues, convictions of criminal offenses can have an impact on your employment, your ability to obtain a license to carry a fire arm, your ability to obtain a professional license, state and federal financial aid for students, and state and federal assistance for the disabled, poor and unemployed. They also have federal immigration consequences.
One of the most common offenses in the District Court is operating under the influence of alcohol. It’s important to note that drinking and driving is not illegal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. What is illegal is having your ability to operate a motor vehicle safety impaired by alcohol or having a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater. What do you need to know if you’re stopped by a police officer after consuming alcohol? First, be cooperative and polite because even if you are arrested, your demeanor can be critical evidence at a trial. Second, you are under no obligation to take any tests offered by the officer. This includes both in-field sobriety tests on the side of the road and the breathalyzer test at the police station. Third, upon leaving the police station, you should contact an attorney to assist you immediately. You should know that on a first offense refusing to take the breathalyzer test results in a 180 day license suspension. However, if you are found not guilty inside of that 180 day period, a court can order your license returned.
If you’re found guilty or admit to sufficient facts for first offence OUI, you can expect to have to attend a 16 week driver alcohol education program, license loss of 45 days, probation for a year, and fees totaling approximately $1,950. A second offence requires you to attend a 14 day in-patient program, counseling, two years probation and a two year loss of license. A third and subsequent offence all carry minimum mandatory jail sentences.
- Panas & Panas:
If you have been arrested, it is important to immediately seek counsel before speaking to law enforcement officials.
- Michalson, Karen:
OUI Attorney in Dudley, MA
Alcohol and keys on a table in Dudley, MA
To get the best possible outcome for your case, it pays to hire an experienced OUI attorney in Dudley, MA.
- East Falmouth
- O'Regan & O'Regan: Sometimes people get into trouble. It can be a simple matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Chamberland, Alfred:
Operating to endanger
- Craig Bartolomei:
What Should I do if I am arrested? First you should seek the advice of
an attorney. Whether this attorney is appointed through the court or
you hire one, you should not handle anything but the most minor of
criminal charges without an attorney. Before you have the ability you
will be booked if arrested on the scene. It is always my suggestion,
and all Defense Counsel, that you do not speak with the police until an
attorney can be present. Also very important is to not speak with
anyone at all about your matter other than your attorney. These
statements could be used against you in the case including anything
said in a holding cell or in jail while awaiting your days in court.
Chancellor: DUI/DWI - If you have been cited for DUI/DWI, you should
know that the law gives serious consequences upon conviction. And these
punishments drunk driving are even more severe for repeat offenders. A
DUI sentence may require you to pay a substantial fine, serve some time
in jail, or both. In addition to any fines or jail time, your driver's
license may be suspended, even if it is your first offense. You will
have to find alternate transportation and go through considerable
effort to regain your driving privileges after a drunk driving
conviction. To add insult to injury, many insurance companies will drop
your motor vehicle coverage if you get a DUI. The companies that will
insure you will only do so at a greatly increased premium. It is easy
to see how important it is to protect your rights - and to do that, you
need a lawyer who will work to stop these consequences from becoming
- Collins, Susan:
residential real estate law, estate planning, juvenile delinquency, care and protection cases, adult criminal cases
- Collen Carroll:
Most OUI, (operating while under the influence of intoxicating liquor)
cases begin with a stop of a motor vehicle by a police officer.
In most cases, once the officer has stopped your vehicle, he/she has
already made the decision to arrest you, regardless of what you say or
your performance of any field sobriety tests.
- East Boston
- Fall River
- Goldstein, Mark:
If you or your loved one has been arrested for a criminal offense, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Drunk Driving Offenses
Oui caseOperating Under the Influence (OUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases are serious offenses and, in most cases, more likely to be resolved with professional legal assistance.
- LaRoche Law:
* Bankruptcy and Debt Reorganization
* Family Law
* Personal Injury
* Landlord and Tenant Law
* Employment Law
* Criminal and Civil Trials
- Rawson, Merrigan, & Litner:
If you have been arrested for OUI (operating under the influence) in Massachusetts, you can take an important step toward protecting your rights, freedom and future. By speaking with a skilled Boston OUI defense lawyer as soon as possible, you can take a step toward securing the best possible outcome on your behalf.
- Epstein, Lipsey & Clifford:
* Drunk Driving
* Drug Possession
* Narcotic Sales
* White Collar Crime
* Sex Offenses
- Allyn & Ball:
> Criminal Negligence
> Sexual Assault
> White Collar Crimes
- Jourdain, Kevin:
Driver's License Appeals
We assist people who have lost their driver's license and need to get it back for various reasons.
The first step in the process typically requires attending a hearing with Registry of Motor Vehicles' Driver Control Unit to contest an adverse action taken against you. If the issue cannot be resolved with them, then Attorney Jourdain, in the appropriate circumstances, may advise you to appeal to the Division of Insurance's Board of Appeal. The Division of Insurance's Board of Appeal is a very powerful state board empowered under M.G.L. ch. 90, Sec. 28. The Board of Appeal has the authority to overturn most decisions of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Attorney Jourdain has extensive experience with the Board of Appeal and previously served as a member of the Board representing the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The Registrar of Motor Vehicles has the right under statute to administratively revoke your license for a number of offenses. License revocations may be for as little as 30 days or as much as a lifetime depending on the offense. While it may be possible to get relief in the form of a hardship license from the Driver Control Unity of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, they have very difficult standards in granting relief. if you have been denied relief by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, you may have the right to appeal to the Division of Insurance's Board of Appeal.
Attorney Jourdain can assist your through the appellate process by preparing your appeal and representing you on the day of your hearing. The Board of Appeal requires that you demonstrate that you are not a threat to public safety. Moreover, you must demonstrate that you have a legitimate hardship, whether it is educational, employment or medically related. Attorney Jourdain is very experienced in this area of law and he can put his skills to work for you to make the best case possible as to why you should be granted a hardship license. A hardship license typically takes the form of a 12 hour license such as 7am - 7pm, 8am-8pm, etc.
If the Board of Appeal denies your appeal, you may have a right to appeal your case to the Superior Court. If appropriate, Attorney Jourdain will work with you at that time to consider your options.
- Earl Titlebaum:
Another area in which it is essential to be well represented is
OUI/DUI/DWI defense. A drunk driving charge can put you in jail. Even
if it doesn't, you could lose your drivers license and your access to
work. Make sure you talk to a defense lawyer as soon as you are
arrested so you don't miss the deadline for your drivers license
suspension or revocation hearing.
- Doherty Law Offices:
Drunk driving — driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating under the influence (OUI), Breathalyzer refusal charges, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter, and other alcohol-and drug-related motor vehicle offenses, as well as other traffic offenses.
Municipal offenses — drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage drinking, traffic citations, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and other municipal ordinance violations, all juvenile crimes.
Assault, battery and disorderly conduct — assault and battery, threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, affray, harassing telephone calls, obscene telephone calls, impersonating a police officer, providing false name or social security number, forging or misusing RMV documents.
Domestic violence — domestic assault and battery, kidnapping, harassment, stalking, trespassing, 209A restraining order violations and domestic abuse order violations.
Firearms charges and gun possession — dangerous weapons, assault weapons, concealed weapons, possession and use of a weapon, knife, mace, illegal sales, and unlawful discharge of a weapon.
Sex offenses — rape, aggravated rape, statutory rape, forcible rape of a child, indecent assault and battery, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, indecent exposure, lewd wanton and lascivious act, open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, and prostitution.
Theft and property crimes — auto theft, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, breaking and entering, credit card fraud, identity theft, employee theft, insurance fraud, mail fraud, public assistance fraud, receiving stolen property, larceny, shoplifting, trespassing, malicious destruction of property, vandalizing school property, vandalizing or entering a depository, trafficking in stolen property, arson, attempt to commit a crime, forgery and uttering.
White collar crimes — bribery, fraud, employee theft, insurance fraud, mail fraud, public assistance fraud, conspiracy, extortion, counterfeiting, embezzlement, larceny, money laundering, witness intimidation and racketeering.
Drug possession and drug trafficking — drug possession, drug distribution, drug manufacturing, drug cultivation, and drug trafficking in cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, heroin, ecstasy and other controlled substances and school zone drug violations.
Civil rights violations — intimidation, hate crimes involving race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
- Wright, Stephen:
Whether this is your first offense or you have previous OUI/DWI convictions
Results of any Breathalyzer test or other blood alcohol content (BAC) testing — and whether all requirements for using and maintaining the equipment were met
All the circumstances of your traffic stop and arrest — including whether the police had a valid reason to stop you and whether your rights were violated during the field sobriety test
Any sentencing patterns, trends, or tendencies for the specific court in which you must appear
Your personal situation and priorities — including those related to finances and overall consequences of having your driver's license revoked
- Brien, John:
If you have been charged with a crime or you are being investigated by the police, it is important that you exercise your right to remain silent. If the police want to talk to you, politely tell them that you want to retain an attorney before you talk with them. You should follow this advice and do not speak with the police.
If the police arrest you after refusing to speak with them, don’t be pressured into answering their questions. Exercise your right to remain silent and tell them you need to hire an attorney before you speak with them. It is your right.
- Keefe, Colin:
Depending on the state, officers are permitted to use a variety of tests to ascertain intoxication. The types of analyses can be grouped into two types - tests that require the suspect to actually do something (also referred to as evidentiary tests), and tests where the suspect is not asked to take any action by an officer (also referred to as preliminary tests).
Evidentiary Tests Include:
Standing on one leg
Breath testing - blowing into tube
Walk a straight line
Horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN) - officer tests the amount of eye-jerking in the suspect when an object is made visible to him or her
Preliminary Tests Include:
Smelling of alcohol
Unable to stand up straight
Unable to walk properly
Poor or erratic driving
Alcohol-related highway fatality statistics continue to be steady, thus it is likely police officers will continue to employ the above tests in determining intoxication. Additionally, officer testimony regarding a suspect's intoxication likely carries the same weight as a skilled or expert witness.
Have you been charged with Drunk Driving? Even if you failed a breathalyzer test or field sobriety test, gave an admission, or have other facts you feel will work against you,
Do Not Assume Your Case is Lost.
DUI is a high stakes charge. Getting to work and elsewhere can be a
terrible challenge with a suspended drivers license and even first time
offenders can pay stiff fines and face imprisonment of up to six months.
Sentencing requirements for subsequent offenses escalate rapidly.
Drunk Driving is an intricate area of law requiring a skilled
experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. There are many factors that can
effect the outcome of your case.
* What are the details of the stop that led to your arrest? It will
be examined for flaws. If the Police did not have sufficient cause
to pull you over, ... challenge the stop. * Did you
take a breathalyzer test? Given your particular circumstances, what
are the odds of successfully challenging the results? * Was their an
explanation for a failed sobriety test: High Heels, Bad Weather,
- Abrams, Gary:
White Collar Crimes
- Dombrowski, Aveni & Bunnell:
Wills and Trusts
Social Security Disability
- Bodanza & Bodanza:
Arbitration and Mediation
Wills, Trusts, Estates
Zoning and Land Use
- LaBaire, Jennifer:
Drunk driving offenses
Assault and battery
Larceny / shoplifting
- Murphy, Timothy:
Divorce ▪ Child Support
▪ Criminal ▪ OUI/DWI
▪ Accidents ▪ Negligence
▪ Real Estate ▪ Wills
▪ Restraining Orders ▪ Medical Malpractice
▪ Child Custody/Visitation
- Roncone Law Office:
Many aspects of criminal law focus on the rights of the criminal.
However, recent attention has been focused on the rights of the victims
of crimes, who often suffer great emotional, if not physical, injuries
at the hands of the criminal. All fifty states and the federal
government now have laws that protect victims. In many states, a victim
is considered to be the person who directly suffers the effects of the
crimes (such as the person who is murdered) and immediate family
members who suffer the secondary effects of the crime (such as the loss
of a loved one).
- Bovenzi & Donovan: General Practice
- Foote, George:
theft, assault, DUI/DWI, juvenile crimes, white collar crimes, and traffic violations
- Rubin, Weisman, Colasanti, Kajko & Stein:
If you have been arrested, charged with a crime under the laws of Massachusetts or federal law, or are under investigation for a criminal offense, you need and deserve a criminal defense lawyer with the skill and experience to provide strong representation and sound counsel.
- George Foote:
In today's legal environment, matching your needs with the correct firm
is crucial to the successful outcome of your legal matters. Like so
many other areas, in law, the pace of change can be overwhelming.
- Riddle & Associates:
In the state of Massachusetts, a person can be charged with operating under the influence (OUI) if he/she drives a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. This offense is also commonly referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Additionally, a person can be charged under an alternative theory with an OUI offense if he/she drives a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.
Once a person is arrested for OUI, he/she may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony OUI offense. If it is the person’s first time being arrested for driving under the influence, or if the person did not cause any third party or property damage, he/she will usually be charged with a misdemeanor. However, if the person has prior OUI convictions or if the person caused bodily harm to a third party or extensive property damage, it is very likely that he person will be charged with a felony offense.
At these times, more than ever, is when an experienced Worcester County OUI lawyer will make all the difference. A capable and aggressive OUI lawyer can fully investigate the charges and create a plan of defense that has the greatest chance of standing up in court.
Massachusetts OUI Convictions & Penalties
A person who has been convicted of operating under the influence in Worcester County or the surrounding areas in Massachusetts will face a variety of severe legal consequences. This is why is is so important to work with a skilled Massachusetts OUI attorney, who can provide effective legal counsel. The legal penalties associated with a Massachusetts driving under the influence charge may include, but are not limited to:
* jail time
* community service
* driver’s license suspension
* vehicle impoundment
* DUI school
Worcester County OUI Lawyers Can Help
After a person has been charged with or arrested for OUI in Massachusetts, it is imperative that the person consult a skilled defense attorney. A driving under the influence defense lawyer can get involved from the onset of the legal process and provide insight and direction as the person’s case progresses. Additionally, a Massachusetts OUI attorney can negotiate with judges and prosecutors to possibly have the person’s criminal charges reduced, or in some cases, dismissed entirely. If we are unable to resolve your case favorably before trial then the lawyers at Riddle & Associates have a proven record of success at trying OUI cases to both Judges and jurys.
Contact Middlesex and Worcester County Drunk Driving and OUI Attorneys
If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Worcester County, including Worcester, Leominster, and Fitchburg or the surrounding areas, you should speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney right away.
- Benson, Jerome:
* Traffic tickets
* OUI (drunk driving)
* Drug charges
* Domestic violence
* Theft and grand larceny
* White collar crimes
* Sex offenses
- Chambers Law Office:
The Choice is Yours
From the moment you see the flashing lights in the rearview mirror, until the day your drunk driving case is resolved, you have choices:
You can choose not to incriminate yourself by admitting guilt or taking field sobriety and/or breathalyzer tests.
You can choose the defense attorney who will fight for you
You can choose to listen to people who say you can’t win OUI cases
You can choose to listen to the arresting officer when he or she says you don’t have choices.
You can choose how much your driving privilege is worth.
You can choose to remain silent
These aren’t always easy choices. Police officers are well-trained to gather evidence they need to make their case and they are often authoritative and intimidating making it difficult to assert your rights at the time. They will tell you that you don’t have nearly as many choices as you think, but the sooner you get in touch with our office, the sooner we can start turning those choices into solutions.
- Fulgione Law Office:
from minor traffic violations to serious drug/narcotics and other felony charges
- Lewin & Lewin:
OUI / DUI drunk driving penalties grow harsher with each passing year,
if for no other reason, than passing "tougher" drunk driving laws is an
easy way for legislators to gain political capital with their
constituents. As a result, a person convicted on a first offense for OUI
/ DUI may now face a maximum two-and-a-half year jail term, $5,000 fine,
and one-year loss of their license.
* DUI / drunk driving - First offenses
* DUI / drunk driving - Multiple offenses (2nd, 3rd, 4th, and more)
* Melanie's Law cases
* Hardship licenses / RMV hearings / Board of Appeals hearings
* Felony DUI cases involving serious injuries or death
* Vehicular homicide cases
Although it may seem like a failed blood or breath test is irrefutable, this is not always the case and in fact, challenging the test results themselves is only one of many ways to challenge evidence in a DUI case. Probable cause, police procedures, testing equipment, and police testimony all require careful examination. If we are able to establish that mistakes were made or that there are inconsistencies present—our chances of securing an acquittal, or dismissal of the charges against you are good.
- Sankey Law Office:
The penalties for drunk driving in Massachusetts are stiff and increasingly inflexible. The Commonwealth has a per se law, which means if a driver's blood alcohol (BAC) level is above .08 percent, he or she is assumed to be impaired, even if there is no other evidence of intoxication. Refusal to take a breathalyzer test cannot be admitted in court; however, this refusal will result in the loss of the driver's license for a minimum of 180 days. If the driver was under 21, the penalties become more complex, with concurrent license suspensions imposed for refusal to take a breathalyzer test. If the driver has had prior convictions for DUI, the penalties for an additional conviction increase and can include jail time. You should not face a drunk driving charge without obtaining legal advice when the consequences are so serious.
- Hochman & Nugent:
WILLS AND TRUSTS
PROBATE OF ESTATES
- Gordon, Nicolas:
Whoever, upon any way or in any place to which the public has a right of access, or upon any way or in any place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, operates a motor vehicle with a percentage, by weight, of alcohol in their blood of eight one-hundredths or greater, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or of marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances, all as defined in section one of chapter ninety-four C, or the vapors of glue shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years, or both such fine and imprisonment.
- Xifaris Law:
OUI-DUI Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested in Massachusetts for Operating Under the Influence (OUI), you need to immediately retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can take charge of your case and guide you through this serious legal situation.
OUI, also referred to as DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and more commonly known as drunk driving, is treated as a very serious crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The penalties imposed on a person convicted of OUI offenses range from temporary suspension of a driving license, to fines, incarceration, loss of license, probation, or more depending on the situation at the time of arrest and your prior criminal record.
So whether this is your first OUI offense, a second offense OUI, a multiple offense felony OUI, an OUI with personal injury, or a probation violation involving OUI - ANY OUI charge is serious and will affect your life now and in the future.
- Rudolph Friedmann:
Drunk Driving Offenses
- Ledoux, Bruce:
How to protect yourself from the police
If you have been pulled over by the police, don’t let yourself become a victim. Follow these tips and keep yourself out of jail.
Do not be intimidated by the police. If you are nervous, a police officer may think you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Don’t give them the opportunity. Remaining calm and being polite are good ways to ensure that police officers will leave you alone.
Clean out your glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted for intoxication. Keeping the glove box or center console neat and clean allows you to swiftly grab your identification and present it to a police officer.
Do not let the police search your car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction. Do not allow the officer to perform a search without a warrant.
Get a blood test after release. Alcohol detection devices can be unreliable and malfunction. Don’t go to jail because of a broken machine. It’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
- Stephen Morte:
Examples of the types of cases... ...Operating under the influence of alcohol cases.
When you face legal challenges and need an attorney, you expect and deserve competence, experience, and commitment concerning your legal matter, and promptness, respect and information in regard to client service. This combination ensures your stress will be reduced during your legal proceedings and ensures your maximum probability of a highly successful resolution to your problem.
- Levin & Levin:
Drunk driving (DUI/DWI)
Assault and battery
Breaking and entering
White collar crimes
- Scully & Lagos:
DRUNK DRIVING DEFENSE
- Bergeron, Michael:
MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMES
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
- Keating, John:
* Auto Accidents
* Civil Litigation
* Class Action Litigation
* Consumer Advocacy and Protection
* Criminal Defense
* Divorce and Family Law
* Personal Injury
* Real Estate Closings
- Stanton, Paul:
40% Criminal Defense
14 years, 700 cases
15% Elder Law
10% DUI / DWI
10% General Practice
- Bookman & Al-Marayati:
representing individuals charged with criminal offenses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, from drunk driving and other motor vehicle offenses to major drug crimes and violent offenses including homicide
- Cefalo, Frederick:
- MARTINO & TRAMONTOZZI:
• Drug crimes
• Violent crimes
• Sex crimes
• White collar crimes
• Juvenile crimes
- Harvey, Kleger & Thomas:
Bankruptcy: Chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcy for eligible individuals.
Business: Representing employees and employers in all aspects of contract negotiation, including advising and enforcing non-competition agreements and negotiating severance agreements; monitoring corporate compliance.
Civil Litigation: Initiating and defending civil lawsuits in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Criminal Law: Defending clients on criminal issues in court.
Educational Advocacy: Providing representation to children and their parents within school districts and on appeal levels.
Elder Law, Representing seniors and their families in connection with aging issues such as Long Term Care including nursing home planning.
Employment Law: Representing employees and employers regarding claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle blowing, and wrongful termination, including representation at unemployment hearings and appeals to the courts.
Estate Planning: Providing advice for drafting customized wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies for individuals and married couples.
Family Law: Providing divorce and services for other family matters.
Personal Injury: Proving legal services for plaintiffs in automobile accidents and slip and fall cases.
Taxation: Tax planning and preparation of business and personal returns.
Wills & Trusts: Estate planning and administration.
- Broadhurst Tabit:
crimes ranging from the benign, such as disorderly conduct, to the most serious of felonies
- Family Legal:
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Misdemeanor / Felony
Violent Offenses/Domestic Violence
All Criminal Matters
- DiBella Law Offices:
Drunk Driving / DUI
You are considered by the law to be driving under the influence of alcohol if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher. Although each state has the final determination regarding what BAC is considered intoxicated, .08 percent is the Massachusetts and federal standard. Your BAC is calculated mainly through three different types of tests: urine tests, blood tests and breath tests. These tests do have limitations and are all capable of error.
A skilled drunk driving attorney will be aware of the different types of technology used in determining a person's BAC and know how to rebut evidence gained from such devices. Often times instruments are not properly calibrated, sometimes instruments measure things other than alcohol, and sometimes instruments are not properly cared for. An experienced drunk driving lawyer must be able to determine if any of these things played a role in your BAC test.
In addition to being asked to complete a BAC tests, law enforcement officers can ask those alleged to be driving drunk to complete a range of field sobriety test. Field sobriety are voluntary tests that you do not have perform (you may still be penalized for not taking these voluntary tests with a license suspension in some states). If field sobriety tests are not performed properly, they can provide evidence of intoxication. A skilled drunk driving attorney should be able to argue on your behalf if a field sobriety test was improperly conducted.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving drunk, it is imperative that you contact a DUI attorney right away. An experienced DUI attorney should not only inform you of your rights, but will fight to make sure those rights are protected.
Some states will automatically revoke a person's driver's license of those accused of drunk driving and of those who fail to submit to the breathalyzer test. In order to save your driving privileges, you will have to act fast you will only have a limited amount of time to argue your case to keep your license. Driver's license suspension's are often handled by the department of transportation and requires a separate hearing.
- Difruscia Law Offices:
# Drunk Driving (OUI-DUI-DWI)
# Drug Crimes (possession and distribution): including marijuana, cocaine, club drugs, crystal meth, prescription drugs and other narcotics
# Sex Crimes: including sexual assault (rape), pornography, solicitation and prostitution
# Theft Crimes: including white collar crime, shoplifting, larceny and fraud
# Assaults and Violent Crimes: including sexual assault (rape), physical assault and assault with a weapon
# Domestic Violence: including criminal charges as well as family court restraining orders
- Dube, Stewart:
family law, probate/wills, bankruptcy, disability, unemployment, and criminal
- Bond, Adam:
personal injury, criminal defense, wills and probate, veterans benefits, and general and corporate litigation
- Studley Law Offices:
Charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol?
The consequences are severe if you're found guilty of DWI in
- Fernandes, Mark:
Operating under the influence
Assault and Battery
Trials and Appeals before all State Courts
Business, Commercial and Real Estate
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Wills and Trusts
Probate and Administration of Estates
PERSONAL INJURY AND AUTO ACCIDENTS
Slip and Fall Premises Liability
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- Chaplin, Stephen:
Arrests for alleged drunk driving are on the rise in central Massachusetts. DUI/OUI law is complicated, and the penalties are harsh (particularly for repeat offenders). This reality makes representing yourself in court unadvisable, and makes a DUI lawyer a worthwhile investment.
- John Fernandes: If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
- DeCapua, Pacifico:
The Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the
defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public way (or a way to which
the public has a right of access) while under the influence of
intoxicating liquor. The Commonwealth does not have to prove that you
were drunk. Rather, they must show, once again beyond a reasonable
doubt, that you possessed a diminished capacity to operate your car.
- Massachusetts N-Z