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Canton OUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested in Canton for an OUI, it is important that you understand the charge you are facing and the options available to you. Those facing an OUI charge by the Canton police should hire an OUI attorney who is familiar with the practices in the Stoughton District Court; all arrests by the Canton Police Department will be heard in Stoughton regardless of the charge.

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Attorney DelSignore discusses what you can expect at court in Stoughton. The Stoughton District Court is located at 1288 Central Street, in Stoughton, MA 02072.
Booking videos as evidence

As a seasoned Massachusetts OUI lawyer, I have handled many cases in the Stoughton District Court that have originated out of Canton. You should know that Canton has video evidence in the booking room; this means that there is video of you at the police station that captured you on the night of your arrest.

You may have noticed the sign posted in the police department which reads “everything in the booking room is being audio and video taped.” This is true, and often times we will work to obtain a copy of your booking video from the Canton Police. We first have to file a motion to preserve with the courts, and, if allowed, we will be able to get a copy.

Booking videos are valuable to your case, as often times they may exemplify that you were cooperative and polite following your arrest, and they can be used to challenge what the officer’s claims in his or her police report. Especially useful, Canton has audio footage which often helps to show the jury you were not slurring your words as claimed.

Taking your case to trial

If your case proceeds to trial, the case will be transferred to the Dedham District Court, as Stoughton does not have a jury trial session. In Massachusetts, an OUI trial typically lasts no longer than 1 day. Bench trials (trials heard in front of a judge are shorter) than jury trials.

jury trials

Whether or not you elect for a bench or a jury trial will be largely dependent upon the experience of your lawyer. At DelSignore Law, we are familiar with many of the judges, including the judges in both Stoughton and Dedham, so a bench trial may be your best option. However, dependent upon the severity of your charges, we may find it a better option to elect a jury trial. Again, this will be discussed with you as your trial date approaches, and largely depends upon the facts of your case.

The importance of hiring an OUI lawyer

If you have an upcoming court date due to an OUI arrest by the Canton police department, you should contact Attorney DelSignore today. It is important that you hire an attorney so that you understand all the defenses available to you and your case.

Individuals facing OUI charges in Canton are often overwhelmed by the legal terminology and may feel that they have no chance in arguing their case, however you should meet with an attorney before jumping to any hasty conclusions.

Attorney DelSignore offers free consultations and will gladly meet with you to discuss your case. Since Attorney DelSignore actually lives in Canton, appointments can be typically scheduled shortly after your call.

If you would like to schedule an office appointment, you can call 781-686-5924 or you can download Attorney DelSignores free book to learn more about Massachusetts OUI laws. To learn more about the court process after being charged with an OUI visit our website here.

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 Ashwani
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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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