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What You Need to Know About Mistakes Made After an OUI Arrest
12
Nov
2017

What You Need to Know About Mistakes Made After an OUI Arrest

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Even if the police think you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they cannot violate your rights or else that information can be used in your own criminal defense. You need to be prepared to protect these rights. Anyone who has been arrested for OUI in Massachusetts faces the potential for making mistakes that [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Reasonable Suspicion & DUI Charges

The legal concept known as reasonable suspicion plays a key role in nearly all DUI arrests. Below, we take a closer look at why reasonable suspicion is so important in these DUI cases, how it be substantiated by law enforcement, and what it means for a defendant when proper reasonable suspicion isn’t cited. Are you [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Operating Under the Influence of Marijuana after the Passage of Marijuana Legalization: Know Your Rights

With the passage of Massachusetts 2016 Ballot Question 4 it’s expected that police will make more arrests for operating under the influence of marijuana because more arrests for this charge have occurred in other states after passing their own marijuana legalization laws. It is important to know when you can be lawfully stopped. Police can [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Possible Immigration Consequences When Faced with Criminal Charges

Anyone accused of committing a criminal violation is going to need to deal with the criminal justice system. But immigrants in America will encounter unique and additional troubles after being connected to or implicated in a crime. Beyond other sentencing methods, like jail time and fines, a conviction can lead to problems with an immigrant’s [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Voluntary Manslaughter vs. Murder in Massachusetts

The criminal justice system recognizes more than one form of murder, separating them into two different categories: manslaughter and murder. Manslaughter can be either voluntary or involuntary, though both charges are treated less egregiously than murder. Here is how the law distinguishes the two: Manslaughter Voluntary manslaughter is defined in one of two ways: While in the [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

I Was Arrested for a DUI Hit & Run – What Now?

The most critical factor in determining the potential penalties for a DUI hit and run is whether or not anyone was injured or killed at the scene of the accident, since this will usually increase the severity of the consequences one might face. However, there is no real standard of punishment since such cases often involve multiple [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

What Should You Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you were recently arrested for or charged with a crime – no matter how minor or major – it is imperative to speak with a lawyer and discuss your legal options. Depending on your financial situation, you should consider hiring a privatecriminal defense attorney. Keep in mind, there are a wide variety of lawyers who [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Most Common OUI Mistakes

If you were recently arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts, there is still a possibility that your case can be entirely dismissed or have your charges reduced significantly. You need to be aware of the potential mistakes which could have adverse effects on your case. The following are the most common mistakes that could jeopardize your pending [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Accuracy of Field Sobriety Tests

U.S. police officers have been using the three standardized field sobriety tests (FSTs)–the horizontal gaze nystagmus, the walk-and-turn, and the one-leg stand—since the late 1970s. The purpose of FSTs is to determine whether a driver is too intoxicated to drive his or her motor vehicle. The results are often used as a basis of probable cause for [Read More]
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29
Sep
2017

Can I Refuse a Breath Test in MA?

If you hold a Massachusetts driver’s license, you need to understand that you have already consented to take a breath or blood test if you are ever arrested for an OUI. In other words, it is “implied” that if you have a driver’s license in MA, you automatically provide “consent” to a chemical test. What Happens [Read More]
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