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Cape Cod DUI Lawyer

Understand the process when charged with OUI on the Cape

Many who have been enjoying a vacation on Cape Code have found the weekend ruined when charged with DUI by an over aggressive police officer. In the summer, police officers on Cape Code are looking to make OUI arrest which in many cases can lead to a criminal charge for someone that was just socializing with family and friends and not violating any law.

It is important to remember that it is not illegal to drive after drinking alcohol. It is only when a person is under the influence of alcohol that there is a violation of the law. This is course very subjective by requires the Commonwealth to prove the following the following:

  1. physical ability was impacted by alcohol
  2. Driving showed impact by alcohol
  3. Mentally impaired by alcohol
  4. Appeared under the influence of alcohol.

OUI arrests in Cape Code could be heard in any of the following Courts:

  • Falmouth District Court
  • Barnstable District Court
  • Orleans District Court

While it is understandable to be nervous and upset after an arrest for OUI, keep in mind that an arrest is far from a conviction. The reality is that anyone that consumes alcohol and drives, which may be legally, is at risk to being arrested for OUI if an officer wants to make an arrest.

The best way to get through an arrest is to hire an attorney, learn what the court process entails and when you can get your license back. Once you understand the process it will be of great help to you. My clients are always free to call with questions; many of the preliminary parts to planning the case for trial I will do right away and will not need your assistance with. One thing I do have clients prepare right away is an intake form that explains their version of events.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me at 508-455-4755 or 781-686-5924.

Orleans District CourtBarnstable District Court

In this case, our client was arrested for an OUI second offense. At the police station, the client refused the breath test which resulted in a three year license suspension. DelSignore Law filed a petition with the court to overturn the suspension. At the appeal hearing in Barnstable, Attorney DelSignore was able to show that the client did not actually refuse the breath test. Instead, he argued, that the defendant tried to take the test but could not give an appropriate sample due to a medical condition which makes it difficult to exert a sufficient air sample. Attorney DelSignore also emphasized the deficiencies in the RMV paperwork and the major issues that have been surrounding the breath test in Massachusetts as of late. After Attorney DelSignore's argument, the judge overturned the suspension and the clients FULL license was reinstated!

Client Reviews
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
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
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
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
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