Challenging Breathalyzer Tests in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts court, a DUI defense attorney may challenge the reliability of breathalyzer tests. Calibration errors, improper maintenance, and certification issues could cause a false or inadmissible reading. Only certified operators can...

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Should I Take a Breathalyzer in Massachusetts?

If you take a breathalyzer test and fail, your driver’s license will immediately be suspended for 30 days. The prosecution will also then have incriminating evidence against you. If you refuse the test, your license will be suspended for a minimum...

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The Most Successful DUI Defenses

DUIs, OUIs, and DWIs are serious charges that can have long-lasting consequences, but there are several ways to defend against them. The most common DUI defenses challenge the observations of arresting officers, the legality of the arrest, or the...

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What Blood Tests Mean for Your DUI Case

Chemical tests are a means of obtaining evidence that can be used against you in court.

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What the Opioid Epidemic Means for Massachusetts DUI Law

The opioid epidemic is one of the deadliest drug overdose crises in U.S. history. It affects every state, including Massachusetts. An estimated 2,107 people died from opioids in Massachusetts in 2016.

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Do Massachusetts OUI Laws Apply to Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of controlled substances, including marijuana. Despite the recent legalization of the drug for both medical and recreational use, drugged driving laws still apply to every motorist....

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How Massachusetts Field Sobriety Tests Affect Your Case

Law enforcement officers use field sobriety tests to determine whether or not a person’s ability to drive is impaired by drugs or alcohol.  These tests also serve as a means of collecting evidence. The results of most Massachusetts field sobriety...

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Prescription Drug OUI in Massachusetts

You can be charged with OUI in Massachusetts if you are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. This naturally would include illicit drugs such as cocaine or heroin, put is also pertains to prescription medication and even medical...

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The Office of Alcohol Testing Withheld Testing Data – What Does it Mean for You?

On August 31, 2017, the Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety, Daniel Bennett, directed his legal staff to investigate why the Commonwealth had failed to produce important documents in the case of Commonwealth v. Ananias, et al. What they...

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What is Considered a Felony DUI in Massachusetts?

First and second-offense DUIs are misdemeanors in the state of Massachusetts. Third offenses and any subsequent offenses are considered a felony DUI. However, there are some exceptions to these rules. First and second offense DUIs can become felony...

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