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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Breathalyzer Results Dismissed: Find Out If Your Prior DUI Can Be Overturned Due to Recent Massachusetts Decision

In August 2017, the Secretary of Public Safety in Massachusetts, Daniel Bennet, directed his legal staff to open an investigation into why the Commonwealth had not produced important, relevant, and exculpatory documents relating to faulty...

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How to Get Your License Back After Being Charged with a DUI

If you’ve been pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving in Massachusetts, it’s important that you are properly informed on the potential repercussions you could face, especially with respect to your driver’s license.

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How Strict Are Massachusetts OUI Laws?

OUI law in the United States isn’t all that old. This makes sense seeing as how getting around by car is a modern convenience that most American families couldn’t afford just 50 years ago. This means that much of the local law is evolving with...

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Unlawful Stops and DUIs

If you’ve been stopped for suspicion of DUI or OUI, your experience with an officer may have been unlawful, as not every traffic stop is legal. There are certain things you’ll want to be mindful of during a traffic stop that could make or break...

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