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Breathalyzer: Admissible or Not?

The admissibility of the breathalyzer test in the state of Massachusetts changes regularly.  For those not familiar with the breath test, this is a test given to those suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol.  The test is given at the police station...

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Refusing the Breathalyzer Test

The breathalyzer test is a device that measures the amount of alcohol in the air you breathe out.  These tests are oftentimes administered by police officers when someone is suspected of OUI or DUI.  Typically, the results of these tests can go up as soon as 15...

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Is Buzzed Driving Drunk Driving?

Is buzzed driving drunk driving?  This is a common question I am faced with regularly, both personally and professionally.  The simple answer to this question is yes, buzzed driving is drunk driving. Many people will be at a party and consume a few alcoholic...

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DUI Attorney-Natick, MA

There are three elements that the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in an under the influence DUI trial in Massachusetts.  The three elements include: Operation of a Motor Vehicle; On a public way; While under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The amount of alcohol required to prove DUI varies from person to person.  If you are charged with…

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DUI Attorney-Shrewsbury, MA

In order to proceed on an operating under the influence of alcohol charge in Massachusetts, one element that the Commonwealth must prove is operation. Operation has its own definition under the law.  Operation of a motor vehicle occurs whenever a person: Is in a vehicle; & Intentionally manipulates a mechanical or electrical part of the vehicle; Which alone or in…

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