DUI, DWI and OUI charges are serious, and they require an equally serious defense. At the law firm of Mahaney & Pappas, LLP, our Framingham lawyers understand what it takes to defend our clients against charges of drunk driving. We represent a wide range of people who have been accused of driving under the influence, including college students, professionals and retirees. We will work hard to protect your rights and if we are unable to achieve an acquittal, we will do everything we can to help minimize the consequences.
There Are Defenses To Drunk Driving Allegations
When a person is accused of driving while drunk, he or she often feels that a conviction is a foregone conclusion and that it will be easier to just plead guilty. However, there are certain procedures that police officers must follow and it may be possible to raise a strong defense in your favor.
For example, the police must have a reason to stop you in the first place. Any field sobriety tests that you had to perform must be administered properly. The police must provide clear instructions for the breath test, and the Breathalyzer must have been properly maintained and calibrated. Underlying medical conditions can also give off the impression that you are impaired and they may skew the results of your breath test. We will thoroughly review the circumstances of your arrest and poke holes through the prosecution's case at every opportunity.
There Are Serious Consequences To A Conviction
The state of Massachusetts takes drunk driving seriously. The consequences of a drunk driving conviction can be severe and may include:
- Jail time
- Driver's license suspension
- Mandatory alcohol classes
- Community service
- Stiff fines
With so much at stake, having the right legal team in your corner is essential. We will work hard to help find any evidence that may lead to a reasonable doubt of your guilt. We are committed to protecting your rights every step of the way.
Attorney Mahaney's meticulous courtroom cross-examination of an arresting police officer during a particular OUI trial earned a quick acquittal for his client and is now featured in the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) course, "Trying OUI Cases in Massachusetts." MCLE teaches other lawyers to emulate Attorney Mahaney's style and technique when handling and trying operating under the influence cases in Massachusetts.
If You Are Facing DUI Charges, Contact Us
If you are facing a drunk driving charge in Massachusetts, you deserve the best defense available. Call Mahaney & Pappas, LLP, today at 508-879-3500 or contact us online for a free consultation. With offices in Framingham and Webster, we are conveniently located to help serve you.