Peabody OUI Lawyer
What should you know if you are arrested for OUI in Peabody, Massachusetts. Attorney DelSignore offers the following tips and advice for people arrested for OUI.
Tip 1: Police reports do not contain all the information about your case; in fact, they only contain the negative observations of the officer; do not assume the case cannot be won by reading your police report. As a Peabody OUI Lawyer, I can help you understand how the case will be presented in court and what evidence a judge or jury will hear when the case goes to trial.
Tip 2: Make sure you understand what is going to happen to your license. The job of your lawyer is to explain what will happen at the RMV; if you have a lawyer that says they do not know or the RMV will do whatever they want, then you do not have a lawyer experienced handling OUI cases.
Tip 3: Hire a lawyer immediately to preserve important evidence in your case; your first court date is called the arraignment; it is not your trial, but it is important to make sure that if you want any video evidence that the Commonwealth is ordered to maintain and preserve it.
Most people are very nervous after an OUI charge. It is important to learn the process so that you do not have needless anxiety during the case. One of the common misconceptions people have is about what happens at the court dates. The first court date is the arraignment, it is not the trial, but when you are formally advised of the charges. You will not have to say anything at the arraignment, the officer will not be there, but you will be in front of the judge for about 30 seconds, when the charges are read in court, or if you have a lawyer you can waive the reading of the charges, and you are given another court date if it is your first OUI offense. The next court date will be called a pretrial conference; at that hearing you will be given an opportunity to gather additional evidence in the case and be allowed to set the case down for a motion or trial. It is after the second court date that you are closed to resolving the case with a trial if you want to contest it. If you want to resolve the case, you can also do so at any point during the process.
Peabody District Court is located at One Lowell Street, Peabody, Massachusetts..
If you arrested for OUI call Attorney DelSignore on his cell phone at 781-686-5924. He has helped people all over Massachusetts avoid an OUI conviction and is here to help you..