Barnstable OUI Lawyer

BARNSTABLE DISTRICT COURT
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Barnstable District Court is located at 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630.

Barnstable District Court handles arrests from Barnstable, Yarmouth and Sandwich.

If you were arrested for OUI in the Barnstable District Court, you may be concerned about the length of your license loss, and its implications.

I took the breath test and failed it.

If you took a breath test with results higher than .08, your license loss will only last a duration of 30 days. After that period expires, you can get your full license back even if your case is still pending.

I refused the breath test.

If you refused a breath test, the license loss will be for six months, but you have two ways to challenge this.

  1. You can go to the RMV in Boston and request a hearing. You should be aware that in many cases, the RMV will deny your request for reinstatement and you will have to appeal to the Barnstable District Court. It is generally difficult to get a court to overturn a registry suspension.
  2.  The second way is a more reliable option to get your license back prior to the six-month loss. If you are found not guilty prior to the 6 months there is a presumption of reinstatement of your license.

In any case, the license suspension for a breath test refusal is only six months if you have no prior conditions, meaning you will be able to get your license back after this period even if the case is still pending.

Should I Hire a Defense Attorney?

When considering whether or not it will benefit you to hire an attorney to help defend your case, there are a few components you should understand.

  • Firstly, you should know is that these cases are very winnable and there is very little downside to going to trial on a first or second offense OUI.
  • Secondly, the officers report, while it may appear strong and overwhelming to you, it may seem very weak and attackable to a lawyer who regularly practices OUI defense in Barnstable. In many reports that I read, I understand how the officer is planning to testify at trial, and I am able to identify the weaknesses of the reports based on my experience. The field sobriety tests are often inaccurate or incorrectly performed, and these are things I will notice based on my years of experience in the field.
  • Thirdly, the court process, when you are charged with an OUI, can be very slow- the case may take some time and you are allotted many legal rights, which are protected by the Massachusetts Constitution.

First time DUI charges often make strong cases and a not guilty verdict is possible at trial.

The Barnstable District Court is located at 3195 Main St in Barnstable, MA. If you are arrested in any of the following cities or towns- Barnstable, Yarmouth, or Sandwich- the case will be heard in the Barnstable District Court.

What to Do Next

If you have been charged with an OUI out of Barnstable District Court, you can call Attorney DelSignore at 781-686-5924 to answer any questions you have about your case.

For more information on the court process and how your case can be defended:

Call Attorney DelSignore directly at 781-686-5924 to schedule a Free Consultation to discuss your Barnstable case.

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Michael was very professional and explained the process clearly and told us to be patient. After one year the charges got dismissed in the trial. Excellent knowledge of the court systems in the area of Boston. Would highly recommend him
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A careless decision on my part left me facing charges which would have severely hampered my ability to stay employed and support myself. But attorney DelSignore's skillful analysis and challenging of the evidence against me resulted in a conviction on a lesser charge. Now I'll be able to go on with my life, having learned a lesson I'll never forget. Thank you, Michael. Scott
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Mike stuck with my case for 3.5 years and always kept me informed regarding the status. Ultimately, because of his due diligence, we ended up with an OUI not guilty verdict. This case could have gone many ways but his thorough review of the case and exceptional preparedness for trial ultimately drove a positive outcome. Thank you Mike! David
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Michael DelSignore did an amazing job with my case! Either him or his partner Julie was always available to answer any questions I had and helped walked me through the entire process. I could not have done it without them! I highly recommend choosing this law firm to deal with your legal needs, you will not be dissatisfied. Ashley
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I cannot express the gratitude towards both Michael and Julie for their amazing work and help. It was a very stressful event and they certainly put me at as much ease as possible. From start to finish it took 14 months and all the way through they were both very engaged with me. Today was worth the wait, Michael was great in court and I was rightfully found not guilty. I would recommend Michael and Julie over and over again. Claire
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