Can You Be Charged With A DUI If You Were Not Driving?

Many people are shocked to learn that in the state of Massachusetts they can be charged with an OUI (Operating Under the Influence) without ever driving the vehicle. If an inebriated individual is sitting in a car that is stopped, parked, or idling on any public street or in public location (termed a ‘pubic way’)  or if the area of the auto is located in what is known as a ‘right of access as invitees or licensees’ then the person … Continued

What Are Your Rights When Police Request a Blood Sample?

Your Rights When Police Draw Blood UPDATE: Nov. 27, 2019 A Court of Appeals ruling triggers revisions of Massachusetts OUI consent forms. The court’s determination that the term “chemical test” as used in Massachusetts’ statutory rights and consent form is not clear enough. This means changes will be coming to the standard form that police typically use to read OUI suspects their rights under the implied consent statute. This is what Attorney Oberhauser said to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Chelmsford attorney … Continued

Massachusetts SR22 Certificate

It goes without saying: it’s never a good idea to drive drunk. The results can be catastrophic for you, your passengers, and anyone else on the road with you. Even if tragedy is averted, you will feel the effects of a DUI conviction for years to come. You may lose your license, pay significant fines, or even go to jail. What’s more, your ability to drive encompasses many freedoms we often take for granted. Getting to work. Picking up your … Continued

Protect Yourself During A DUI Investigation In Massachusetts

When you are charged with a DUI in Massachusetts, the consequences can be severe if you are convicted. You could lose your driver’s license, have to pay thousands of dollars in fines and spend some time in jail. Even worse, a conviction will stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life. It’s important to make sure that you avoid errors and pitfalls that could make the situation worse. Learn how to protect your rights when you are … Continued

5 Tailgating Tips to Prevent an OUI

Football season is in full swing, and as fans of the phenomenal sport put in play their game day traditions, one fan-favorite in particular will be on the radar of police officers across the state: tailgating. Before you gear up for your tailgating party at Foxborough or a college game, remember that local law enforcement are watching all fans while your at the stadium, and also after you hit the road to go home. To avoid giving police a reason … Continued

Driving and Marijuana — What You Need to Know

Yes, the laws in Massachusetts for smoking weed have been relaxed, but they are still enforced in OUI charges. Learn more about the penalties for driving high. The increase in the use of marijuana by all ages has put the police on extra lookout for signs of bad driving, for example: slow response from a stop light or stop sign blinker left on after the turn has been completed blinker is on with no turn in sight going below the … Continued