• The BRAVE Act – How Veterans and Active Duty Military Can Avoid OUI Prosecution

    In August of 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed the BRAVE Act (i.e. An Act Relative to Veterans’ Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement) into law to replace the repealed VALOR Act. The new law enables veterans to avoid criminal prosecution for certain offenses, including drunk driving, but only if they are active duty or have been honorably discharged and diagnosed …

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  • OUI/DUI: What Is a Field Sobriety Test and Should I Refuse It?

    If you get pulled over for erratic driving, a police officer may decide to administer field sobriety tests to help him or her determine whether you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These tests are administered onsite and usually consist of three physical tests considered to be standard practice. The field tests that are routinely given are the …

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  • If I Am Charged With OUI in Massachusetts, Is My License Automatically Suspended?

    If you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving in Massachusetts, it is important you understand the repercussions you could be facing. Since the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has an implied consent law, when you apply for and receive a driver’s license, you are agreeing to be subjected to blood alcohol tests if you are stopped and a law enforcement officer …

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  • What Does the Legal Process Look Like Once You’ve Been Charged with OUI in Massachusetts?

    If you’ve been charged with operating under the influence (OUI) in Massachusetts, it means that an Officer formed an opinion that you were operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Being arrested, however, does not mean you will be found guilty. Experienced attorneys, here at Eden Rafferty, can carefully navigate the legal system and instruct you …

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