As the summertime is ending, many of us will be attending celebrations, trying to enjoy the last warm days of the year. If you consume alcohol at such a celebration, and then operate a motor vehicle, it is important to know your rights.
First of all, the police may stop you in Massachusetts for any observed civil motor vehicle infraction. These infractions include speeding, marked lanes violation, and following too closely, just to name a few.
Similarly, you are not required to perform field sobriety tests, nor are you required to take a breathalyzer test at the police station. A refusal to perform either of these tests can’t be used against you in the government’s case in chief. This means that the refusals won’t come into evidence unless you mention them.
As a result, if you or someone you care about is arrested for OUI, contact an OUI Lawyer with trial experience. Don’t hesitate, make the contact today.