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 DUI attorney.

You have 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 totally accurate.

All of the following can affect the breathalyzer test, so make sure you speak to one of our Quincy DUI lawyers:

  • Temperature
  • 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!

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