What is a Continuance Without a Finding and How Can it Affect my Driver's License Suspension?

Facing OUI/DUI charges can be a tense and stressful experience. You probably have a lot of questions and concerns, but might not have access to the kinds of answers that can help ease your anxiety. 

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Is There a Way to Avoid Jail Time for 3rd DUI Conviction?

A DUI is universally considered to be a serious crime. While first-offenders will sometimes get lighter sentences, as most judges prefer treatment over punishment, if you’re facing a 3rd DUI, you’ll probably be facing far more substantial...

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Things You Should Know About a Junior Operator License Suspension

If you’re a Massachusetts driver between the ages of 16 ½ and 18, then you’re driving with a Junior Operator License (JOL). While a JOL carries a variety of restrictions, these junior operator laws are meant to help new drivers develop their...

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Is It Possible to Get a Job with Multiple DUI Convictions?

Job hunting with a DUI can be challenging. While it’s not impossible to find DUI friendly jobs, some career paths can be difficult to break into if you have an OUI/DUI on your record, especially if you’ve faced multiple DUI convictions in the...

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Can I Represent Myself in an OUI Case?

The short answer is “yes”.  Anyone charged with a crime can to waive their right to an attorney and proceed “pro se.”  Is it advisable to do so? Now that is an entirely different question, with an entirely different answer… “no”.  Most people...

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What Does Continuance Without a Finding (CWOF) Mean?

Maybe you’ve wondered, “What is a CWOF?” but haven’t had an opportunity to learn the answer.  It’s an acronym for “Continuance Without a Finding,” a non-conviction disposition to a criminal case.  If you receive a CWOF in Massachusetts, you are...

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OUI Driver’s License Suspensions in Massachusetts: How They Happen and What to Do Next

In Massachusetts, there are two major types of driver’s license suspensions involved in Operating Under the Influence (OUI) cases:

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Defending Against a Breath Test: Why A Failed Breathalyzer Test Doesn't Mean Your DUI Case is Lost

In Massachusetts, there are two ways in which the government can prove a charge of DUI.  The first is by simply offering evidence that demonstrates the person’s ability to drive was impaired.  These kinds of cases usually involve the subjective...

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A Guide to Driver's License Suspensions After a DUI in Massachusetts

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, then your driver’s license has likely been suspended as a result of your refusal to take a breathalyzer test or your failure of the test itself. A license suspension would put anyone in a difficult place, which...

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What to Do When You're Asked to Take a DUI Breath Test in Massachusetts

If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, then you’re inevitably going to be asked to take a DUI breath test. This can be a tense situation, and as such, you’re going to want to know how to respond, what to do, and what kind of actions you...

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