Seasoned OUI/DUI Attorney Defending Those Accused of Drunk Driving in Amherst and Hampton County
If you have been charged with operating under the influence (OUI), working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney gives you the best chance of having potential charges reduced or dropped altogether. Penalties range from fines and the suspension of your drivers license, to jail time and probation. A conviction will follow you for the rest of your life.
Massachusetts OUI/DUI Lawyer
Operating under the influence (OUI, referred to in other states as DUI or DWI) is a very serious charge that often results in harsh consequences such as jail or prison time. Depending on the severity of the charge, you could also lose your license for an extended period of time, causing serious complications to your ability to procure employment. Multiple convictions can lead to far more serious consequences, and a third conviction is considered a felony OUI under Massachusetts state law.
If You’ve Been Arrested for OUI…
Contact attorney Thomas Whitney at (413) 256-6234 immediately following an arrest. If you are not represented by an experienced OUI attorney at your arraignment, you should enter a plea of NOT GUILTY. You will then be given a date for a pre-trial conference. Remember, time is of the essence. You only have a short amount of time to appeal the suspension of your license. Mr. Whitney will take the necessary steps to make sure that you can continue to drive. DO NOT ADMIT GUILT or make any kind of statement before speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Mr. Whitney can inform you of your rights and will begin working immediately on preserving your rights.
Experienced DUI Defense
There are various defenses against an OUI/DUI charge, as the circumstances and equipment used may often be called into question and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) results challenged. Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to stop the car? Can the officer articulate reasonable suspicion for the detention? Was there probable cause to arrest? Were the Implied Consent Warnings properly instructed? How reliable is the equipment used? Were you denied access to an attorney upon arrest? Were your rights upheld?
A thorough investigation into the evidence against you and the conduct and qualifications of any law enforcement personnel who carried out any sobriety or field testing will take place under Mr. Whitney’s experienced advocacy. He has the expertise to make the law work for you.