If you are arrested for DUI in MA, you will be offered the breathalyzer test back at the police station or other place of detention. Recently, it has been reported publicly that there have been issues involving the calibration standards involved in breath testing. Calibration standards are simply defined as samples of known alcohol concentration used to demonstrate that the breath test device is operating properly. In essence, the argument goes that if the calibration of the testting device reads within a certain level, then the machine must be working properly.
Additionally in order to adequately administer a breath test in Massachusetts, the Commonwealth must show:
- the arrestee’s consent has been given;
- that the test has been administered by a certified breath test operator on a certified device;
- that the testing sequence consists of one breath sample, one calibration standard analysis, and a second breath sample.
As a result, if you are arrested for DUI in MA after providing a breath test to police, you will have defenses available to you. Contact Shane Surrette at 774-364-4605, or at [email protected] today.
In order to be convicted of drunk driving in Massachusetts, there are three elements that the Commonwealthmust prove beyond a reasonable doubt. These include:
- Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
- On a Public Way;
- While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor, or with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or above at the Time of Operation.
Each of the three elements has a specific definition under the law. In order to adequately defend against a drunk driving charge, it is important to contact a Drunk Driving Lawyer who has the experience defendng client’s rights. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605, or at [email protected] today.
If you are stopped for suspicion of OUI in Massachusetts, the police are likely to ask you to perform field sobriety tests. There are three standardized tests in Massachsuetts, which include:
- The One Leg Stand Test;
- The Nine Step Walk and Turn Test; &
- The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test.
When defending an OUI arrest where these tests have been performed, it is important to conact an OUI Lawyer who knows how and when field sobriety tests should be given. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at [email protected] or at 774-364-4605 today.
If you are convicted of a drug possession charge under Massachusetts law, the impact can be be devastating. For instance, some of the consequences include:
- License Loss;
- Jail Time;
- Loss of Employment;
When facing a drug possession charge, it is important to contact a Drug Possession Attorney who has experience handling these cases. Contact [email protected] or 774-364-4605 today.