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...

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Massachusetts DUI and Ignition Interlock Devices

In Massachusetts, anyone with two DUI convictions or more must install an ignition interlock device in their car as a precondition to license reinstatement. A person with multiple DUIs cannot have their license reinstated or receive a hardship...

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Can I Face a Massachusetts DUI Charge Without a Lawyer?

There is an old maxim: “A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

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DUI Arrests and Miranda Rights in Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts law, the police must read you your Miranda rights before they subject you to “custodial interrogation.”

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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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