Tag Archives: OUI/DUI

  • 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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  • OUI, DUI, DWI: What’s the Difference in Massachusetts?

    In Massachusetts, these abbreviations relatively refer to the same thing, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, as with most topics in the legal sphere, it is still very important to dig deeper into the question because ignorance or lack of understanding of the law is no defense. What Do OUI, DUI, and DWI Mean? DWI is driving …

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  • Worcester-area trucker arrested for drunk driving after crash

    There are certain risks when a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle while they’re drunk. There is a sizable chance that they will get into an accident that causes injuries or fatalities. There is also a chance that they will get into an accident that does little but cause property damage, result in the loss of their job …

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  • Millbury man on probation for fatal crash held for drinking

    It’s an understatement to say that there are many people who would argue that a driver who causes another person’s death with reckless behavior should receive substantial punishment. If the driver flees the scene of the car accident — more concerned with himself than the person injured due to his recklessness — many would say the punishment should be harsher. …

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  • Bassist for 3 Doors Down charged with DUI, vehicular homicide

    The popular rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform in Massachusetts this summer. But the prospect of hearing and seeing the band live has dimmed for many in recent days as news emerged that the group’s bassist was charged this past weekend with killing another driver in what police describe as an impaired-driving car accident. Drummer Todd Harrell, …

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  • Police: Massachusetts drunken driver hits pedestrian

    Law enforcement officials not far from Worcester say a 48-year-old man recently left a bar south of Boston, got into his car and struck a pedestrian with the vehicle. The pedestrian was pinned between the allegedly drunken driver’s car and another vehicle. He sustained “serious bodily injury,” according to news reports out of Weymouth. The incident began, police said, around …

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  • Drunk Drivers in Massachusetts: Unsettling Statistics

    With the arrival of summer comes congested highways. More students on break from school, families on vacation, and tourists clog Massachusetts’ roads. Unfortunately, summer is also a time when more drivers endanger their own lives and others’ by hitting the road after drinking. In Massachusetts, recent car accidents caused by drunk drivers have drawn attention to the deadly issue of …

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