Rowley is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts with a population of only 5,500 in its 20.6 square miles. Rowley is bordered by Newbury, Georgetown, Boxford, and Ipswich. Originally settled by about 20 families as a plantation, the town was incorporated in 1639 and named for Rowley, East Riding of Yorkshire.If You Have Been Arrested For an OUI in Rowley You Need a Lawyer: The Court Where You Will Be Prosecuted Has a Reputation For Heavy Sentences
Through the western part of Rowley passes I-95. Through the central and eastern parts of the town pass U.S. Route 1 and Massachusetts Route 1A. Massachusetts Route 133 connects these three roads. On all Massachusetts public ways, places on which the public has a right of access, and places where members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, it is a crime to operate under the influence. Rowley is almost 30 miles to the northeast of Boston, and attorney Stephen Neyman, a Boston OUI defense attorney, represents clients from Rowley and surrounding areas. Rowley residents who find themselves facing criminal charges often find themselves in Newburyport District Court, which also serves:
- West Newbury
BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (BAC) AND BREATHALYZERS
The limit in Massachusetts is .08% blood alcohol concentration or higher. One “fails” a breathalyzer if one’s BAC is .08% or more. There is a “zero tolerance” policy for persons under 21, and such persons fail breathalyzers with a .02% BAC. One’s BAC can depend on many variables, including one’s weight, the type and amount of alcohol consumed, and the time one spent drinking. Breath tests, which measure breath alcohol levels, can raise several problems because everyone has unique biological characteristics while breathalyzers are based on what is average.
Persons can refuse to take breathalyzers, and this is often a good idea, even though it results in automatic license suspension for a period that will depend upon the number of prior offenses, if any. If one refuses a breathalyzer for a first offense, then the suspension period will be 180 days. The refusal will be inadmissible in a criminal proceeding. Evidence of the refusal is also inadmissible to show attitude or behavior in the refusal.
FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
Field sobriety tests commonly include walk and turn testing, the one leg stand, and horizontal gaze testing. Often times, administration of field sobriety tests is improper or the circumstances of the testing render the tests unfair. A skilled OUI attorney will be able to expose any flaws in a field sobriety test. Remember, there is no obligation to take these tests in Massachusetts. If you do the results can still be excluded under certain circumstances.
EXPERIENCED MASSACHUSETTS DRUNK DRIVING ATTORNEY
Stephen Neyman has more than 20 years of experience in defending those who have been accused of drunk driving in Massachusetts. He is more than qualified to handle any OUI case and any other criminal matter. Attorney Neyman can answer any question that you may have, so feel free to call his office today.
LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN NEYMAN, P.C. (617) 263 6800
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. is located on Congress Street in downtown Boston. To reach Attorney Neyman’s office, call (617) 263 6800 (24 hours a day and 7 days a week) or you can send an e-mail at any time for a prompt reply.