Belchertown, Massachusetts OUI Lawyer

Many people arrested in Belchertown are students at UMass Amherst.

If you were arrested at or near UMass Amherst, it is likely that you were arrested by a Amherst Police Officer. Individuals living in the Hadley or Ware area are also often arrested by police officers looking to make OUI arrests.

The Amherst police are very aggressive in making OUI arrests, particularly late at night in area by Main Street, in Amherst near many of the bars. Attorney DelSignore knows what to expect when defending OUI cases; the Amherst police will typically have a video of the booking process of your arrest. This video can be helpful in challenging the officer’s opinion that you were under the influence and in contesting breath test evidence.

Understand that it is easy to get arrested for OUI

When an officer makes a traffic stop and smells alcohol, many officer will look for evidence that justifies an arrest for OUI. It is understandable that police officers are fearful of making a mistake and releasing someone under the influence back on the road. As a result, many are arrested that should be given a citation for any traffic violation and allowed to continue driving home.

While it is easy to be arrested, at trial, part of your defense will be to stress to the jury the vast difference in proof required to arrest an individual versus convict someone of a crime, which requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

It is not illegal to drive after consuming alcohol!

The focus of the trial is on whether the Commonwealth can prove your ability to operate was diminished by alcohol.

The Judge at the trial will instruct the jury that it is not illegal to consume alcohol and drive, but that the jury must have evidence that alcohol diminished the defendant’s ability to drive safely.

This is where contesting field sobriety tests results, emphasizing all of your normal activities during the exchange with the officer is used to stress that you knew what was going on, responded quickly to the officer’s questions, had good balance and mental ability.

Attorney DelSignore practices in the Eastern Hampshire District Court and you can see recent case results in this Court and throughout Massachusetts on this website.

Belchertown OUI Lawyer

The East Hampshire District Court is located at:

205 State Street in Belchertown, MA 01007

We have information that you need if you were arrested at a roadblock.

For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights, call Attorney DelSignore at (508) 455-4755. You may also reach him by cell phone at 781-686-5924. He is happy to answer any questions you have, any time of day.

Client Reviews
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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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