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What are some of the Best OUI Defenses?

What are the Best Defenses when you are charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts.

The best defenses to an OUI have the following elements:

  1. Explain why the field tests are inaccurate in your case.
  2. Minimizing claims of erratic driving and look for examples of safe driving, when you pulled over in response to the officer’s signal to stop.
  3. Emphasize examples when you were alert, coherent and cooperating with the officer.

Ultimately, what an OUI Lawyer wants to show is that while the officer may have tripped you up a couple of times on the field sobriety tests, that you understand everything the officer said, did everything the officer requested of you to the best of your ability and at all times was paying attention and responding normally to the officer’s requests.

What are some of the things that a Massachusetts OUI Lawyer looks for when reading a police report.

Here are some of the things that can help create a top OUI defense.

  1. Did you retrieve your license and registration without difficulty.
  2. Did you get out of the car without leaving on it for balance.
  3. Did you substantially perform the field sobriety tests.

When you provide your license and registration, without fumbling or having difficulty handling it, an officer will be forced to acknowledge that their training teaches them to look for this as a sign of someone being under the influence of alcohol.

Also, when you get out of the car, without touching it, leaning on it or using it for balance, this is another point where an officer police training says, pay attention to this, people under the influence lean on their car when getting out. When you do not exhibit these traits, a Massachusetts OUI attorney can point this out to the jury as part of your defense.

In short, the Best OUI defenses in a DUI arrest involve, point out common sense reasons why field sobriety tests are unreliable:

  • Performed on the side of the road
  • Unfamiliar to the person taking them
  • One chance to perform them correctly.
  • Judged by an officer already believing you are under the influence of alcohol.

If you want to discuss what the Best OUI defenses are to your case, call 781-686-5924 to speak to Attorney DelSignore.