The Law Offices of Boston defense attorney Michael DelSignore wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year. Authorities will be blanketing the area with roadblocks and increased enforcement meant to combat drunk drivers and motorists should behave responsibly and know their rights.
We urge you to celebrate responsibly. But Boston Defense Lawyer Michael DelSignore believes those arrested for drunk driving in Boston over the New Year’s holiday deserve an experienced and available Massachusetts drunk driving attorney to fight for their rights.
The firm will be available for a free consultation to anyone facing drunk driving or other serious traffic or criminal charges in Taunton District Court, Quincy District Court,Dedham District Court and Westborough District Court through the New Year’s Holiday.
Don’t make a bad situation worse by failing to protect yourself in the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is arrested or involved in an accident.
Massachusetts authorities will be out in force with sobriety checkpoints and other enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Over the Limit Under Arrest” campaign, which will work with local law enforcement to establish sobriety checkpoints, increased patrols and other measures aimed to increase Massachusetts drunk driving arrests through the New Year’s holiday.
“Many states continue to step up their efforts to get drunk drivers off our roads, but the numbers tell us we have to do more,” Secretary LaHood said. “Drinking and driving is dangerous and unacceptable, and I’m asking law enforcement to stay vigilant during this busy holiday season.”
The “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” campaign is scheduled to last through Sunday, Jan. 3.
The Providence Journal and other local media are reporting about increased enforcement throughout the upcoming New Year’s holiday weekend.
Extra police are patrolling roads throughout Massachusetts. “Our officers will be out cracking down on drunk drivers around the clock,” North Attleboro Police Chief Michael P. Gould Sr. recently told the Sun Chronicle. “We want people to enjoy themselves, but we want them to be smart, safe, and if they are driving, absolutely sober.”
In Massachusetts, a first offense for operating under the influence is punishable with a one-year license suspension, fine of up to $5,000 or by imprisonment for up to 2 1/2 years. Anyone charged with drunk driving in Taunton, Quincy, Dedham, Westborough or the surrounding area should contact a qualified drunk driving defense attorney to discuss their rights.
Anyone stopped at a sobriety checkpoint or roadblock in Massachusetts and charged with DUI/OUI should contact a defense lawyer right away. While such roadblocks are constitutionally permissible in Massachusetts, such cases are often defensible as typically police observe no erratic driving and are relying solely on the results of the field sobriety tests.
A Boston drunk driving defense lawyer may also be able to challenge the results of you Massachusetts field sobriety tests.
Those who refuses a breathalyzer in Massachusetts faces a 15-day time limit to requst a hearing with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Anyone who refuses a breathalyzer and faces a Boston drunk driving charge over the New Year’s holiday should contact a qualified Boston drunk driving defense lawyer right away to help preserve your right to drive.
The Law Offices of Michael DelSignore are conveniently located in Stoughton, Attleboro, New Bedford,and Westborough.
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