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 for...

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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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How Long Does Your First DUI Stay On Your Record?

The length of time that your first DUI stays on your record depends on the state in which the DUI occurred. In almost every state, a first DUI may be reported to employers, insurers, and other relevant entities for a minimum of 10 years....

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How to Prepare for Your First Court OUI Appearance

It is very easy to get charged with an OUI in Massachusetts.  Most people don’t realize that you do not need to be “drunk” for the police to charge you with operating under the influence of alcohol.  In the world we live in today, if the police have...

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Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?

You had a long and laborious day at work and decided to go out with some of your coworkers for a few quick beers.  Nothing crazy.  Just a few quick ones.  After some time, you began to feel tired and decided to head home.  You hadn’t had that much...

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Subsequent Offense OUI's In Massachusetts

When a client comes to me with a subsequent offense, I am often asked “Will the judge or jury know about my first one (or, “my other ones”)?” The answer is no---well, at least not right away.

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What You Need to Know If You’ve Been Stopped At a State Police Sobriety Checkpoint

In order for a police officer to stop you, he must first have (1) observed you commit a civil motor vehicle infraction (speeding, marked lines violation, etc.); or (2) reasonable suspicion to believe you have committed a crime, you are committing a...

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