If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Boston, it’s in your best interest to retain the services of an aggressive and experienced Boston DUI defense lawyer. Not only are your legal rights and freedom in jeopardy, but you also stand to face a number of serious legal penalties. If convicted, you could be required to pay anywhere from $500-$25,000 in fines, and you may also lose your driver’s license for up to 10 years, depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest and your prior criminal history. In addition, you most likely will be sentenced to time in jail, probation, and be required to serve community service. The best way to avoid these penalties and protect your freedom is to hire a highly skilled DUI lawyer to zealously defend you throughout the DUI process. As a Boston DUI attorney with over 25 years of criminal defense experience, Stephen Neyman has the skills, resources, and legal knowledge to provide competent and effective representation for all of your legal needs.
Massachusetts DUI Laws
In the state of Massachusetts, it is illegal to drive or operate a motor vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to state DUI law, a person is considered too impaired to drive if his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08% or higher. If a driver is under the age of 21, he or she is prohibited from driving if his or her BAC is higher than .02%. Any driver in Boston or throughout the state of Massachusetts found driving with a BAC at or above the legal limit will be arrested and booked on DUI charges. At this time, it’s best to contact a seasoned Boston DUI lawyer who has the experience and skill to defend you in court. Judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement authorities have no tolerance for people who drive under the influence, and always prosecute those people harshly in court.
Contact a Boston DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested on DUI, OUI (operating under the influence), or DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges, Boston DUI defense attorney Stephen Neyman can help you fight your charges and preserve your freedom. Attorney Neyman as over 25 years of experience in criminal defense law, and utilizes his knowledge and experience of the law to successfully defend his clients in DUI court. Attorney Neyman has experience handling all facets of a DUI defense case, including defending his clients at the RMV hearing, and challenging the accuracy and validity of field sobriety tests and blood alcohol tests. In addition, Attorney Neyman is committed to providing each client with personalized attention and unwavering dedication throughout their case. It’s Mr. Neyman’s professional goal to obtain “not guilty” verdicts for all of his clients, and ensure they walk away without a DUI conviction on their record.
Client Charged With OUI and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Found Not Guilty after Jury Trial
The defendant is an electrician working for the union on significant commercial projects. On March 8, 2019 a suburban police officer observed the defendant operating a pickup truck at 4:50 in the morning on a two lane highway. The pickup truck entered the oncoming lane of travel nearly striking the police officer's vehicle. The officer turned around and noted that the defendant was driving over the median lane several times. While effectuating the stop the defendant struck a snowbank. The officer immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol on the defendant. He was unable to produce a driver's license and instead gave the officer his social security number. He was unable to perform any field sobriety tests and was only able to get to the letter "o" while taking the alphabet test. The defendant was arrested and charged with OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. We quickly scheduled a trial. Today, after a very short deliberation process the defendant was found not guilty of all counts.
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Charges of OUI Against Corporate Designer to be Dismissed
The defendant is a corporate designer. She owns a large well known international design shop. On March 15, 2019 police were notified by several 911 callers about a woman driving erratically down a major Massachusetts. One of the callers stated that the subject had just hit a guardrail. Officers located the vehicle and independently observed a troubling driving pattern and eventually operating at various rates of speed in the breakdown lane. The officers stopped the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The driver was unable to provide a vehicle registration which was ultimately located in the glove box. She failed all field sobriety tests and blew a .11 breathalyzer at the station. She admitted to consuming too much alcohol and was charged with OUI, first offense. She hired our office to defend her. Wanting a swift resolution of the case and need her driver's license back the defendant opted to resolve the matter short of trial. The case was continued without a finding with the statutory 24D disposition. Her license was restored and she is driving again.
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OUI Charges to be Dismissed
The defendant is a high end restaurant owner in the greater Boston area. On September 1, 2018 after closing down her restaurant the defendant has some drinks. As she was driving home she was observed by a civilian driving erratically, swerving and nearly hitting oncoming cars. The civilian called 911 and identified herself after making the complaint. Officers responded to the call and located the car our client was driving. The car was stopped. Officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. Field sobriety tests were administered. Specifically, the nine step walk and turn test and the one legged stand test. Our client failed both tests. She admitted to drinking several glasses of wine and some beer. She was placed under arrest and transported to the police station. There, she took a breathalyzer test. She blew a .13, well over the legal limit. The woman was charged with OUI in violation of G.L. c. 90 Section 24. Today, the case was resolved with a continuance without a finding (CWOF) and a 24D disposition. A Cinderella license will be issued and full privileges will be restored in forty five days. If the defendant completes all probationary terms the case will be dismissed.
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