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Operating under the influence of alcohol is a common crime in Massachusetts. In 2005, Massachusetts enacted Melanie’s Law, which created new offenses and increased penalties for OUI. It also eliminated the ten-year time limit for consideration of a defendant’s prior OUI convictions.
To convict a defendant of OUI, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant:
The Commonwealth considers a defendant under the influence of alcohol when the Breathalyzer test reads .08 or higher. A police officer may allege the defendant was under the influence of alcohol based on his or her observations in conjunction with the defendant’s poor performance of field sobriety tests.
The Breathalyzer test is often disputed in court because the machine does not provide an exact measurement of blood alcohol content. Instead, it gives an approximate measure of the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.
Police officers employ the same types of observations and field sobriety tests when evaluating motorists for operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Officers watch for erratic driving, smell for the odor of alcohol and drugs, and look for changes in eye color and pupil size.
Standard field sobriety tests used by police officers in suspected cases of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs include the following:
There are defenses a skilled criminal defense attorney will use to attack the Breathalyzer test and prior convictions as well as countering officer observations and field sobriety tests. Often, this includes a lot of grey area that requires clarification.
If you need to speak with a professional, resourceful Concord operating under the influence attorney, call Attorney Chris Spring at Spring & Spring. He can help tailor a defense strategy specifically to meet the facts in your case.