Quincy DUI Defense Lawyer
Arrested for an OUI/DUI in Hingham or a surrounding area?
If you were caught driving with a BAC level of 0.08% or above, you have
probably been charged with an
OUI. An arrest for drunk driving can be very frustrating because you probably
did not mean harm by driving while intoxicated, but law enforcement sees
it as a danger to yourself and others and takes strong means to convict
those who are driving under the influence of alcohol.
It is natural to feel confused and anxious during this time because there
is a lot at stake. Your driving privileges and occupation could be at
risk if the proper steps to defense are not taken. My firm can
increase the chances that your charges will be reduced or even dismissed.
Penalties for an OUI Conviction
The penalties involved in OUI differ based on the factors concerning the
charge and you could be in serious danger of facing the following:
- Monetary fines
- Time in jail
- Driver's license suspension
- Community service involvement
- Permanent criminal record
By joining with my firm, you could be doing yourself a great favor and
protecting your future and assets. Defending an OUI charge is not an easy
task and will probably require the assistance of knowledgeable Quincy
rights, even if you were in the wrong, and they should be defended by a lawyer
you can trust. My firm will evaluate even the smallest details of the
case to determine how to best represent your case and defend your rights.
Breathalyzer Test Defense
Though police officers are increasingly using the breathalyzer device to
test an individual's blood alcohol content (BAC) level, it can often
be an erroneous
breath test. In some instances, officers do not use the proper procedure in administering
the test because they fail to conduct the required fifteen minute observation
period. This period is meant to make sure an individual doesn't burp,
vomit, or partake in other bodily functions that could increase the level
of alcohol in the mouth.
The breathalyzer test could also be compromised if the machine was not
properly maintained or cleaned. The police officer must be able to show
that the machine was being regularly tested and certified to prove that
it was reliable. It has also been shown that the breathalyzer machine
has a .01% margin error, meaning any results around .08-.09% may not be
All of the following can affect the breathalyzer test, so make sure you
speak to one of our Quincy DUI lawyers:
- Medical conditions
- Other circumstances
They can help you find out if your test could have been inaccurate as a
lack of any of these could exclude the results of the test.
Field Sobriety Test Defense
Even though the National Highway Safety Traffic Association has approved three
field sobriety tests, they are not always an accurate measure of an individual's impairment.
There are often other factors such as nervousness, physical disability,
distractions, and bad weather that can affect a person's performance
during field sobriety exercises.
In addition, an officer is usually already convinced that the driver is
drunk, which may affect their assessment of an individual. If you were
not drunk and failed a field sobriety test, then it may be a good idea
to see if there was video footage of the incident. Armed with video evidence
and your personal account of the situation, one of our lawyers may be
able to dismiss results of field sobriety tests.
Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges
It is very important to safeguard your freedom and rights. An OUI charge
is a very serious matter that can endanger many employment and educational
opportunities that would otherwise be yours and can ruin your future plans.
No matter whether this is your first, second, third, or fourth offense,
it is profitable and may be in your best interest to speak with me in
regards to this charge.
As an experienced Quincy DUI lawyer, I can provide aggressive defense on
your behalf by creating a valuable plan of action and representing you
with confidence. The earlier you retain counsel with OUI charges, the
better the chances of reaching a positive outcome to your case.
Call my office today to schedule your
free case evaluation and consultation. Let me help you protect your freedom and driving privileges in Hingham
or the surrounding areas!