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Defenses Against Breathalyzer Reading Evidence

Posted on January 19, 2022 in
If you get pulled over in Massachusetts and blow a 0.08 percent or higher on a Breathalyzer test, this does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted of operating under the influence (OUI). Breath test devices are notoriously faulty and inaccurate, making them unreliable as evidence in court. There may be several ways...
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Understanding Melanie’s Law in Massachusetts

Posted on December 31, 2021 in
The law in Massachusetts is clear when it comes to drunk and drugged driving – operating under the influence (OUI) is illegal and punishable with serious penalties, including jail time. After the passing of Melanie's Law in 2005, the penalties for operating under the influence in the Commonwealth increased. Find out how Melanie's Law...
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How Field Sobriety Tests Can Affect Your Case

Posted on December 31, 2021 in
During a traffic stop involving a driver who is suspected of operating under the influence (OUI) in Massachusetts, a law enforcement officer can rely on two tests of the driver’s sobriety: a chemical test and a field sobriety test. The results of either could be used to build an OUI case against the driver...
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An Out-of-State DUI Can Affect You Back Home in Massachusetts

Posted on November 29, 2021 in
Being arrested or convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) or operating under the influence (OUI) of drugs or alcohol can impact your life in many ways, such as temporarily taking away your license and requiring you to pay thousands of dollars in fines. If you were charged with a DUI while outside of...
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What Is Criminal Charge Stacking?

Posted on November 29, 2021 in
If you get arrested in Massachusetts, you may expect to be charged with a crime. Unfortunately, however, something called criminal charge stacking could result in facing many different criminal charges – even several at once. This could significantly increase the penalties connected to the case against you. If you find yourself in this overwhelming...
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