5 Questions to Ask a DUI Lawyer When Faced with Your First DUI

If you’ve been charged with a first offense for drunk driving, you know you’ll need a lawyer—quickly.  But you might not know which questions to ask a DUI lawyer, especially since this is your first time facing a DUI charge.  Here are five...

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What Are Some Common DUI Plea Bargains for First Offenders?

Like any conviction for DUI, a first offense has the potential to lead to severe penalties.  However, due to the Alternative Disposition available under Chapter 90, Section 24D for DUI first offenders, it is often possible to avoid the harsh...

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Can You Go to Jail for Your First Offense DUI?

Any DUI conviction in Massachusetts holds a risk of a jail sentence.  

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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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Entering Canada With a DUI

Getting across the Canadian border is not as simple a process as many believe. Canadians are especially tough when it comes to DUI/OUI law, as it will often affect who they let into their nation.

In the past, foreigners traveling into Canada...

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Do I Have to Report a DUI to My Employer?

A DUI charge can have a broad impact on your life. It affects your family, your friendships, and, inevitably, your professional life.

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How The Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act Affects DUI Law

There’s harsher penalties in store for OUI offenders in Massachusetts. Legislators are cracking the whip on repeat offenders but even first time offenders should look to these changes as a major warning sign.

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The Difference Between Standardized and Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Police officers use standardized field sobriety tests to establish probable cause that a driver is intoxicated. Non-standardized field sobriety tests have not been validated by any regulatory authority but are often still admissible in court.

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DUI and Child Endangerment

In a DUI/OUI Child Endangerment case, the child’s well-being is always the first priority. OUI child endangerment comes with harsh penalties and could involve the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families.

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