The Constitution affords individuals certain rights, and before any individual can be formally accused of committing a crime such as OUI (Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs), they must be afforded due process. When an officer determines they have probable cause to make an OUI arrest, the suspect will likely be asked to submit to a chemical test such as breath or blood tests. If the results of the test show the suspect has an BAC above a preset limit, formal OUI charges will then be filed.
If convicted of OUI in Massachusetts, a criminal defendant faces substantial jail time and significant fines as well as the suspension of their driver’s license. This is especially true for second-time and third-time offenders. A skilled New Bedford OUI lawyer could help you avoid these harsh penalties.
To convict a person of OUI, the prosecution must prove all elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. A tenacious OUI attorney will work tirelessly to find weaknesses in the evidence, such as questioning the qualifications and credibility of witness testimony. They will also look for issues that can undermine the accuracy of breath or blood alcohol test results, such as improper administration of the test or calibration issues with the testing equipment.
An experienced OUI attorney could help you fight your case, preserving your freedom and driving privileges. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in your case.