As we approach the summer season, many of us will be attending cookouts and other outings. If you consume alcohol and operate a motor vehicle, you run the risk of being arrested and charged with OUI. This is based on the fact that the OUI statute punishes those who operate a motor vehicle on a public way while under the influence of alcohol. The amount of alcohol necessary varies from person to person.
The OUI statute, therefore, doesn’t just punish those who operate a vehicle while drunk or significantly impaired. To be arrested and charged is quite different, however, from being found guilty after trial. To reach that end, the Commonwealth must prove the allegations of impairment beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty.
As a result, if you or someone you know is charged with OUI, contact a Mass OUI Lawyer who will fight for you and you rights. Go with an attorney who has tried cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.