Can Fatigued Driving Lead to DUI Charges?

Fatigued or drowsy driving is a common cause of crashes, property damage, injuries, and death across the country. Laws regarding fatigued driving vary state by state, however. Some states, like New Jersey, consider an individual who operates a...

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What to Do When Charged with DUI While Not Driving

In Massachusetts, an individual can be charged with OUI even if they are not actually driving the vehicle.  If the car is parked, stopped, or even idling on a “public way” or a place where the public “has a right of access as invitees or...

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Facing a Massachusetts DUI with an Out of State Prior DUI

If you received an out of state prior DUI conviction and are now facing a DUI charge in Massachusetts, the old conviction counts as a prior offense under Massachusetts law. Your Massachusetts DUI charge will then be charged as a second offense....

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The DUI Process in Massachusetts – What Happens Now

When you’re suddenly facing DUI charges, it can be difficult to figure out what’s next. This is especially true if you’re facing a first time DUI charge and you’ve never had to deal directly with the criminal justice system. The DUI process in...

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What to Expect if You Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in MA

The police do not require chemical evidence to arrest you and charge you with DUI. They may determine that you are “impaired” simply by observation during field tests and their own judgment. In Massachusetts, you can refuse to take a breathalyzer...

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Drugged Driving Charges in Massachusetts

According to chapter 90, section 24 of Massachusetts General Law, you can be charged with an OUI if you drive a motor vehicle “while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or of marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant...

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What a DUI Charge Means for Your MA Commercial Driver’s License

The federal government requires that commercial motor vehicle drivers obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Commercial vehicles include trucks, buses, large capacity vehicles, and hazmat vehicles, among others. There are three classes of...

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DUI Under 21? Here's What to Expect in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under the age of 21. That means drivers under the age of 21 will face substantial driver’s license consequences if they have a BAC of .02% or over. Depending on body weight and...

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What You Need to Know About “Cinderella Licenses”

Upon receiving a DUI or OUI charge, people often ask about hardship licenses, also known as “Cinderella Licenses.”  If you are facing a First Offense OUI, Multiple offense OUI, Drug Offense, or you have multiple traffic offenses, you may qualify...

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Buzzed Driving and Drunk Driving

If you’ve spent any time on the road in Massachusetts, you’ve likely seen billboards about “buzzed driving.” You may have also seen TV and magazine ads that say the same thing. Although the term "buzzed driving" is open to interpretation, the...

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