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An OUI arrest in Massachusetts at a roadblock raises different issues than the typical OUI arrest. Such reasons include but are not limited to;
What is the Officer looking for in deciding whether to send me into the pit area?
The officer while speaking to you is looking to see if your eyes are blood shot and glassy, if there is any odor of alcohol on your breath or any other signs of drunk driving such as open containers of alcohol. Often an officer at a roadblock will attempt to obtain admission of drinking.
Can the evidence be suppressed?
Since the initial greeting at a roadblock must be brief, according to the State police plan, a Massachusetts DUI lawyer can attempt to have the evidence from the stop suppressed based on:
Since a Roadblock is an extraordinary infringement upon the Constitution, being stopped for no reason at all, the police must comply strictly with the criteria set forth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
This provides many legal defenses to your case.
I was arrested at a roadblock. What should I do now?
If you were arrested at an OUI Roadblock, you should download Attorney DelSignore’s Free Special Report Regarding OUI Roadblock Arrests by clicking here.
If you have questions, please feel free to call 781-686-5924 or 508-455-4755 to discuss your case.
Understanding Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws - by Michael Delsignore.