Despite common beliefs, one does not have to be drunk to be charged and convicted of OUI in Massachusetts. Under the OUI prong, the goverment must show operation of a vehicle on a public way, where the consumption of alcohol has reduced the accused’s:
- Judgment; &
- Ability to respond promptly.
The amount of alcohol necessary to accomplish this varies from person to person. if you find yourself facing such a situation, contact an OUI Attorney with the expereince to help you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.
The Commonwealth must prove operation of a motor vehicle in order to proceed on a DUI charge in Massachusetts. Issues of operation typically arise where the accused is found in a vehicle that is not moving. Operation is a term of art that requires:
- Intentional manipulation;
- Of the mechanical or electrical part of the vehicle;
- Which alone or in sequence;
- Sets the vehicle in motion.
As a result, if you are charged with DUI, it is important to contact the DUI Attorneys who can help you get the results that you need. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.
Possession of an ounce or less of marijuana is a non-criminal offense in Massachusetts. If the police can articulate certain factors that highlight possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, the offense may become criminal. Some of the common indicia of an intent to distribute are:
- Multiple ringing cell phones;
- Individually wrapped bags;
- Hidden compartments in vehicles.
With this in mind, if you are charged with a drug crime, it is important to retain a drug crime attorney who has handled thousands of these cases. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.
In order to introduce a breathalyzer test in a per se DUI case in Massachusetts, the Commonwealth must meet certain requirements. For example:
- The arrestee’s consent shall be documented by the arresting officer or the breath testing officer;
- The test shall be administered by a certified breath test operator on a certified breath test device; &
- There shall be two tests that are within a certain range of one another.
If you face a DUI charge, contact the DUI Attorneys who can help you. Reach out to Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.
There are many common symptoms of impairment for those facing DUI charges in Massachusetts. Some of these include:
- Unsafe operation of a vehicle;
- Bloodshot eyes;
- Slurred speech;
There is of course no requirement that any one of these symptoms must be present in any case for a charge and conviction for DUI. If you are facing a DUI charge today, contact the DUI Attorneys who will work for you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.