Newton OUI Lawyer
Newton District Court is where you case will be heard. It is divided into two sections, a general or arraignment section and trial session on the second floor. Often, there is only one judge in the court.
When you appear for your arraignment on an OUI case, you will check in with probation to let them know you appeared and the case will be heard in the first session court room.Why Field Sobriety tests are unreliable and not an indicator you were drunk?
When an officer claims you failed the nine step walk and turn, you may not have done as well as the officer expected because of all these factors:
Nervous: Officer explained the test too fast; Attorney DelSignore recently had a trial where the officer testified he explained things in court as he did on the side of the road; on the stand he was speaking very rapidly.
Weather: it is more difficult to perform a field tests when it is cold out, windy and when other factors make it difficult to walk and maintain balance.
Prior Injuries: officers assume everyone is the same; you may have a prior injury that makes it difficult.
When an officer arrests you after claiming you failed field sobriety tests, the officer is making the assumption that your performance was related to alcohol. In fact, everything you did wrong the officer will attribute that to alcohol.
If you are arrested for OUI in Newton, Massachusetts- you need to hire an experienced OUI attorney. Newton OUI cases are heard at 1309 Washington St in West Newton.
The court in Newton has one judge that typically sits there and schedules cases throughout the week, but has its jury trials heard on Wednesday.
When you are arrested for OUI in Newton or anywhere throughout the Massachusetts area, you may have many defenses to the case and you need to set up an appointment with an attorney to learn what legal issues are present in your case.
Often, the issues, such as field sobriety tests, can be challenged as being inaccurate or unreliable. Clients are sometimes nervous upon taking these tests and are unable to perform under stressful conditions that the officer requires these tests to be performed under. If you took a breath test, the case can still be fought on many different grounds, as breath test evidence does not always come into evidence.
The government needs to comply with certain rules and regulations in order for breath test evidence to be admissible at trial. The failure to follow such steps could result in it being excluded from evidence.
At DelSignore Law, we handle a variety of cases. When you review our website and recent case results, you will notice successful results with car accidents, field breath and sobriety tests (which the officer alleged were failed), and allegations of slurred speech and erratic driving. The next step you should take is to contact us at 781-686-5924.
We will request, if handy, you please send over the police report so we can review the case over the phone with you. From that point, we will schedule an appointment where you can come into one of our offices, located throughout Massachusetts. Close to Newton, our Dedham office located at 20 East Brook Street, Dedham, is where we frequently meet clients who have been arrested in the area.