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Massachusetts State police are aggressively using DUI Roadblocks as a method of enforcing Massachusetts OUI laws. An OUI arrest in Massachusetts at a roadblock raises different issues than a typical OUI arrest. Here are some reasons:
A DUI roadblock is when the police stop every vehicle at a fixed point. An initial screening officer will then approach your car and greet you. The greeting should be short and brief; if it deviates from what is required by the State police plan, this could be a basis of having the charge dismissed at a motion to suppress hearing.
There are 3 main reasons why it would be a good decision to fight your roadblock arrest.
These reasons are:
Often an officer at a roadblock will attempt to obtain admission of drinking. Since the initial greeting at a roadblock must be brief and according to the State police plan, a Massachusetts DUI lawyer can attempt to have the evidence from the stop suppressed based on the initial screening officer, deviating from the State police plan by prolonging the initial contact to inquire into whether the motorist has been drinking. 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.
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.