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New Bedford OUI Lawyer

For individuals charged with DUI in New Bedford may have strong cases to take to trial to obtain a not guilty verdict on their drunk driving charge. Most people who have been charged feel as though the case cannot be won without the help of a lawyer. Often, I am called for someone who accepted a plea and now wants to contest the case, only to tell them it is likely too late to vacate the plea. The first step for dealing with a DUI is to understand the law before attempting to hire a lawyer or resolve the case personally.

New BedfordLocation of the Court

A drunk driving offense in New Bedford will he heard at the New Bedford District Court at 75 North Sixth Street, New Bedford.

Court Procedure in New Bedford

The court is divided into three sessions;

  1. When you walk in for your first court appearance, after you check in with probation, your case will be heard in the middle court room, session one.
  2. After your first court date, pretrial hearings are held in session two
  3. Trials and motions are heard in either the 3rd or 4th sessions.

The New Bedford District Court typically has 3 to 4 judges sitting each day and is one of the more efficient and better runs courts in the state in terms of moving cases quickly through the court system.

New Bedford DUI lawyerOffice Procedure

My New Bedford Office is located within walking distance from the court at 448 County Street.

Massachusetts drunk driving laws can be confusing and those charged with OUI in New Bedford commonly have questions such as:

As an attorney that has handed countless cases in New Bedford District Court, Attorney DelSignore will be happy to explain the court process to you in person or over the phone. If you want to learn more about DUI laws in Massachusetts, you can download Attorney DelSignore free book and also read about common issues those charged with DUI face by reviewing his Criminal Defense Blog.

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
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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