If you are stopped under suspicion of OUI in Massachusetts, the police will typically ask you to perform field sobriety tests. These tests are meant to examine the ability to perform two tasks at once. The three standard field exercises in Massachusetts include:
- The Nine Step Walk and Turn Test;
- The One Leg Stand Test; &
- The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test
If you are charged with OUI in Massachusetts after performing these tests, it is important to retain an OUI Massachusetts lawyer who has the experience to examine the evidence in your case. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at email@example.com today.
The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has decided a case this week that impacts breathalyzer tests for those charged with DUI. The SJC decided the case of Commonwealth v. Neary-French, SJC-12057. In its decision, the Court reiterated its prior ruling that there is no right to counsel at the time an indiviual is deciding whether to submit to a breath test. The Court determined:
- The decision to take a breath test is not a critical stage of the criminal process; &
- The right to counsel does not attach.
If you find yourself charged with DUI, it is important to know your rights. Contact DUI Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
If you are stopped for suspicion of OUI in Massachusetts, the officer’s initial observations upon approaching the vehicle, will provide significant evidence. For instance, police will look to see whether the operator:
- Is able to produce a license and registration without difficulty;
- Is capable of shutting the vehicle off and removing his/her seatbelt without trouble; &
- Has the ability to exit the vehicle upon request without stumbling or staggering.
If you find yourself facing an OUI charge, it is important to contact an attorney who can assist you with the particularities of your case. Contact OUI Massachusetts Attorney Shane W. Surrette today at (774) 364-4605 or at email@example.com