Littleton OUI Lawyer
With over nearly two decades of experience, Attorney Michael DelSignore is an experienced Massachusetts OUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer who has worked in towns all over Massachusetts. He has been quoted by several news networks including Boston 25 News, ABC6 Providence, the Patriot Ledger and The Sun Chronicles. The following page is filled with frequently asked questions by our clients from Littleton Massachusetts after their first OUI arrest.
How does the process work after I’ve been arrested?
In this order, you will have to attend your: arraignment, pretrial hearing, motion hearing, and trial. This is generally the process if your case proceeds all the way to trial; you can always resolve the case by a plea at any point during the process, but these are the typical steps in the Court process.
Where will I have to go for the hearings and trial?
If you have been arrested for and OUI in Littleton, Massachusetts, your case will be heard at the Ayer District court, located at 25 East Main Street, Ayer, MA 01432. The Ayer District Court has two sessions. Session one consists of your arraignment hearing, pretrial hearing and motion hearing.
What happens during the arraignment hearing?
The arraignment is where you will be formally notified of all charges against you and bail/terms of release are set. Bail is not typically required for a first or second offense OUI. Likely, the court will release you on your promise to return to court for your pretrial hearing.
What is the pretrial hearing?
The pretrial conference is a conference to discuss all information on both sides. For example, any information (such as a booking video) that the Commonwealth has, is turned over to you. Here is a good place to bring any medical records that may have caused you to fail your field sobriety tests into play. Sometimes more than one pretrial needs to be addressed, if the Commonwealth is slow to provide evidence. If we have evidence as part of your defense, we would turn it over at the pretrial conference or alert the district attorney that we are awaiting additional evidence.
What happens at the motion hearing?
At this hearing, the police officer who arrested you will testify during the motion hearing. This testimonial can be countered with two options: motion to suppress evidence and motion to suppress statements. A motion to suppress evidence claims that your arrest was in violation of your Constitutional right (under the fourth amendment) and a violation of your State Constitutional rights (under Article 14). It could result in dismissal of your case. A motion to suppress statements claims that your Miranda Rights were violated and generally does not end in dismissal of your case. A motion claiming the officer had no right to stop your car or order you from the car would generally result in the dismissal of the entire case.
What will trial look like?
The Trial will either be in front of a judge or jury; there are two sessions in Ayer District Court; bench trials are held in both sessions while jury trials are typically held in the second session of the court.
Is there parking at Ayer District Court?
Ayer has a small parking lot and parking behind the building. The parking is limited so if you want a spot you should arrive early.CLIENT FOUND NOT GUILTY AFTER ARREST BY LITTLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR OUI
After being charged with their first OUI, our client reached out to DelSignore Law for help. The police arrested her for allegedly causing a three-car car accident, bloodshot eyes and alcohol on her breath. During trial. Attorney DelSignore showed the booking video and the 911 call as evidence in support of our client. In addition, he called witnesses to the stand to testify in support of our client. He used these types of evidence to support the theory that our client, the defendant, was not intoxicated. After trial, our client was found not guilty!
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