Technical problems could overturn recent drunk driving convictions in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Attorney General has acknowledged that technical problems involving faulty breathalyser machines could overturn many recent drunk driving convictions in Massachusetts. If you have been convicted of OUI and the use of a breathalyser machine was used against you at trial, you may be able to overturn your conviction and/or get a new trail. Call us for a phone case evaluation.
Worcester County Drunk Driving Defense
Being charged with drunk driving in Worcester County can change your life. Depending on the severity of the charges penalties may include jail time, steep fines, a suspended license and even loss of your driver’s license. Fighting these charges with an experienced Massachusetts DUI OUI defense attorney can make all the difference.
Driving under the influence (DUI) and operating under the influence (OUI) charges are usually based on a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) which may be determined by the administration of a breath, urine, or blood test. In Massachusetts the legal BAC level is .08 percent for adults over 21 years of age. Any drivers under the age of 21 may be arrested for any traceable alcohol in the bloodstream.
Drunk driving has affected countless numbers of lives and are tried differently than regular traffic accidents. When alcohol is involved, it is considered an aggravating factor in the accident. An aggravating factor is a reason why someone who has been found or pleaded guilty should receive a harsher sentence. This is also something to increase the value of a claim beyond what it would have been had the aggravating factor not been a factor in the claim.
If you’ve been charged with DUI OUI in Worcester, call us immediately
If you have been arrested for drunk driving (OUI/DUI) in Worcester or Worcester County, make sure your rights are protected. Before making any more statements to the police, contact our office and speak directly with our OUI / DUI defense lawyers. We can help you keep your freedom, and your license.