How long does it take to get an OUI case to trial?

One of the frequent questions, I am asked is how long does the process take. The average case will take from six months to one year to complete. If there is a breath test in the case, the case will take longer as there is an extra step in the process that requires a hearing to challenge the admissibility of the breath test.

Most of my cases involve one evidentiary motion date meaning that the officer will have to testify live about some legal issue in the case. This makes the case take longer because the date may have to be rescheduled. My goal is to help you avoid an OUI conviction; accordingly, I encourage my clients to exercise all challenge prior to putting a case on for trial. There is no downside in trying to exclude evidence and often even if the motion is denied we gain valuable information about the case.

Some cases may take over one year, depending on how busy the Court is or whether there are complex legal issues in the case. I have numerous testimonials from clients who obtained not guilty verdicts in cases that took along time. A person can always resolve a case quickly through a plea, but winning a case often takes patients, to exercise your legal rights and to await your trial date. My fee is a flat fee meaning the cost is the same regardless of the number of court dates. When I take a case, my goal is to help you avoid a conviction and to take every step to achieve that outcome.

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
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