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Did the officer have a valid reason to stop you for alleged OUI?

If you are facing allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol, you're probably feeling nervous about the legal process and uncertain about how best to proceed. Being convicted of DUI -- known also as OUI in Massachusetts -- can result in serious consequences that could have a substantial impact on your future.

Massachusetts man faces OUI/DUI charges

A man in Brockton is believed to have been drunk and under the influence of drugs at the time of a fatal car accident. Massachusetts prosecutors say the man was test driving a truck at the time of the accident, which claimed the life of another man. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges of OUI/DUI and vehicular manslaughter. He was slated to appear for a dangerousness hearing on June 25.

Massachusetts police officer charged with DUI

A Massachusetts State Police trooper had to hand in his badge after he was allegedly drinking while driving. The law enforcement officer was taken off duty temporarily after recently being arrested for DUI along with other charges. A spokesperson for the MSP said the 35-year-old trooper was arrested after being stopped and allegedly showing signs of being impaired.

Another DUI enforcement weekend is here

It was recently reported that Massachusetts police, particularly in Worcestor County, will be out in force looking for drunk or otherwise impaired drivers. This DUI enforcement campaign is to run from Friday, April 6 through Saturday, April 7. Those arrested during this time frame could be looking at some serious consequences if they are ultimately convicted.

Truck drivers must meet a higher standard in DUI cases

Whether you wanted to see the country or make short trips within Massachusetts in order to be home every night, your love of driving may have drawn you to numerous professions that allow you to indulge that passion. You obtained a commercial driver's license, and now, being behind the wheel most of your workday is a way of life for you.

Multi-vehicle wreck leads to OUI charges

An accident from which the driver responsible tried to fee has led to the recent arrest of a Massachusetts man. Police filed multiple OUI charges against the driver believed to be responsible for striking multiple vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. The driver was not injured in the wreck.

Police charge Massachusetts man with 4th DUI

Multiple drunk driving arrests can have serious criminal consequences for drivers. The potential jail time and associated fines typically increase with each DUI conviction, and defendants usually stand to lose their driving privileges for long periods of time. A Massachusetts man was recently arrested for what police said was his fourth drunk driving offense.

Bill would change punishment for first-time OUI offenders

Operating-under-the-influence convictions can have serious implications. Currently, Massachusetts state law requires that people with at least two previous OUI convictions install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. These devices act as Breathalyzers and prevent drivers from turning on their vehicle if any alcohol is detected. If a new bill passes, first-time OUI offenders would have to install IIDs on their cars.

Bumper left at scene of crash leads to OUI/DWI charges

Massachusetts police claim that they were easily able to track down a hit-and-run driver after he left part of his vehicle at the scene of the accident -- his bumper and license plate. The young man was later arrested and now faces OUI/DWI charges. He is also accused of leaving a crash scene and negligent driving.

OUI/DWI charges might be affected by Breathalyzer cover-up

Drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol are often asked to submit to Breathalyzer tests. These are used to determine a person's blood-alcohol content, which can then be used as evidence regarding OUI/DWI charges. However, these devices are not infallible and must be calibrated correctly to be effective.

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