Fall River OUI Lawyer
Fall River OUI Lawyer Michael A. DelSignore defends motorists charged with OUI out of the Fall River District Court.
In addition of having a track record of success in the Fall River District Court, Attorney DelSignore has regularly practiced before many of the judges that will hear your case and has handled cases involving the police departments that made your arrest.
Will my Arrest be on Video?
One thing to keep in mind is that State Police Dartmouth Barracks, Fall River, Swansea and Freetown police departments will have a booking video of your arrest, so it is important to have an OUI lawyer file a motion to preserve this evidence. Attorney DelSignore has not scene any cruiser video from any department in Fall River, but this could change as police departments are starting to add cruiser video. As a Fall River OUI lawyer, I would prefer having booking video over the cruiser video as the booking video is generally more helpful from a defense perspective because it can help challenge the admissibility of breath test results.
Attorney DelSignore has had cases dismissed when police departments fail to preserve video evidence in Fall River District Court and has also been able to use this failure to keep a video as evidence that you were not under the influence at trial when the video is not kept. Most people do not look drunk on police booking videos so it is a piece of evidence that Attorney DelSignore and Gaudreau routinely review and use at trial.
Understanding license consequences:
Given that many arrested for OUI in Fall River may be from out-of-state or have a Rhode Island license, it is important to understand the license consequences of an OUI conviction in your home state if you are arrested for OUI in Fall River. For Rhode Island Drivers, a breath test refusal will trigger a suspension in Rhode Island, but will start from when Rhode Island learns of the offense. In some cases, you may want to report the suspension to Rhode Island so the two suspensions run at the same time.
Attorney DelSignore can review the license implications of a drunk driving charge so you understand all potential license suspensions.Is this your first time at the Fall River District Court?
The Fall River District Court is located at 186 South Main Street, Fall River, Massachusetts.
If you were arrested in any of the following towns, your case will be brought to the Fall River District Court:
- Fall River
Important things to note about Fall River District Court:
- If you are in court for the 1st time for arraignment, the arraignments are typically heard in Courtroom one on the second floor.
- Pretrial hearings are typically held in courtroom five on the fourth floor.
- The Fall River District court recently relocated with the new court, also containing the Bristol County Superior Court. Accordingly, the Fall River District Court is a large court that hears numerous criminal matters daily.
In this case, our client was arrested for OUI due to alleged slurred speech, lack of balance, and failed field sobriety tests. However, the officer never asked the defendant if he had anything to drink and how much he had consumed. At trial, Attorney DelSignore highlighted this fact and used the booking video to show that the defendant performed well on the tests given the circumstances. After trial, the defendant was found not guilty of both charges pending against him- OUI and negligent operation.
Other case results include:
- Not guilty verdict on an OUI charge at a roadblock with a.15 breath test.
- Not guilty verdict on an OUI charge involving allegations of erratic driving and failed performance on field sobriety tests.
Attorney DelSignore has several office locations conveniently located near Fall River. Attorney DelSignore has the following office locations and can make other arrangements to schedule a convenient appointment to discuss your case.
New Bedford Location: 448 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Attleboro Location: 120 North Main Street, Suite 219A
You can call Attorney DelSignore immediately at 508-455-4755 to begin preparing your defense. You can also reach Attorney DelSignore directly on his cell phone at 781-686-5924.