Framingham OUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for operating under the influence in Framingham, it is likely you were initially pulled over for making marked lane violations, and then performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. You may have been involved in a car accident and taken to the hospital only to find out later you were being charged with OUI, or you may have been arrested after being stopped at a roadblock, sometimes referred to as a sobriety checkpoint.
In this case, my client was involved in an accident on a poorly-lit back road. As the client had to be seen by medical personnel following the accident, the officer only had a brief interaction with the client and subsequently was unable to call many of the details from the night of the arrest at trial. Attorney DelSignore questioned the officer in regards to his opinion that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and had slurred speech during the short encounter. Attorney DelSignore was also able to highlight that the officer never inspected the car to determine whether or not the airbags deployed. The defendant was ultimately found not guilty due to the lack of evidence..08 Breath Test and Car Accident: Client Found NOT GUILTY of OUI after Trial in Framingham
In this case, the Natick Police Department arrested and charged my client with an OUI 1st offense following a car accident; the police claimed the defendant was unsteady on his feet, had an odor of alcohol, and had glassy eyes. The officer also alleged that the client failed two of the field sobriety tests: (1) the nine step walk and turn and (2) the one leg stand. The client was found NOT GUILTY after taking the case to trial- the breath test was ultimately excluded as evidence and the client was able to keep his job without facing any penalties.
OUI Roadblocks are extremely common in Framingham as the State police frequently conduct sobriety checkpoints or drunk driving roadblocks on Route 9. If you were arrested at a DUI roadblock, although it is no doubt a traumatic experience, your case is generally very winnable at trial.
Process for Contesting an OUI Arrest
How a Breath Test May be Excluded from Evidence in your Case
A roadblock case will involve a trial and a motion date, which would require the Commonwealth to summons the officer involved with the roadblock and prove that the roadblock was set up in compliance with the rules set forth by the MA Supreme Judicial Court.
A second type of hearing is a motion to suppress a breath test and the final court date is a trial. Attorney DelSignore has successfully defended cases with breathalyzer test results above .08.
This hearing is called a motion to suppress attempts to raise legal issues that could result in the case being dismissed.
It is usually advisable to challenge evidence in a roadblock case to attempt to avoid a conviction.
If you were arrested in Framingham, you can expect your case to be heard at the Framingham District Court, located at 600 Concord Street in Framingham, MA 01701.
Located close to the Framingham area, DelSignore Law has an office location in Westborough:
1900 W Park Drive #280
Westborough, Ma 01581
Read what our Clients Have to Say about DelSignore Law:
Words cannot express the gratitude towards Attorney DelSignore and Attorney Gaudreau for their hard work. Throughout the process at the Framingham District Court, I was stressed out and they certainly put my mind at ease as much as possible. It took about 14 months in the court from start to finish, and on my trial day Michael was great and I was rightfully found not guilty. I would recommend Attorney DelSignore and Attorney Gaudreau over and over again.
- Client testimonial 2017
You can call Attorney DelSignore for a free over-the-phone consultation of your case today. If you have a copy of your police report, Attorney DelSignore will review it and inform you of both the strengths and weaknesses of your case. If you do not have a copy of the police report, a DelSignore Law attorney will be able to obtain a copy for you, as the attorneys frequent the Framingham District Court often.
Contact us today and we can help clarify any confusion and frustration you may be feeling. If you were stopped at a sobriety checkpoint on Route 9 in Framingham, make sure to read more about roadblock cases on our website here.