OUI/DUI Attorney Defending Clients in Western Massachusetts
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 driver’s license to jail time and probation.
If You’ve Been Arrested for OUI
Contact attorney Whitney 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 pretrial 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 them.
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 they 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 given 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 a sobriety or field test will take place under Mr. Whitney’s experienced advocacy. He has the expertise to make the law work for you.