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License suspension, OUI, and other traffic charges can have a significant damaging effect on your life—both personally and professionally. Experienced criminal defense attorney Matthew Gilman offers frequent blog posts filled with helpful information and knowledgeable insight about topics such as criminal charges, defense strategies, the legal process, retaining your driving privileges, protecting your rights, and choosing the right attorney.

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Breath Test Results Inadmissible Once Again

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Nov 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Breath Test Results are Inadmissible Again Judge Robert A. Brennan on November 15th issued a statewide suspension of the use of breath-test results in any DUI/OUI cases throughout Massachusetts. Defense Attorney's have filed numerous motions calling into question whether the breath-test device p...

Should I Get a Lawyer for My First DUI?

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Nov 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Should I Get a Lawyer for My First DUI? The answer is always yes. After getting charged with a DUI, you should immediately contact an attorney. They can guide you through the legal process and help fight for a “not guilty” or negotiate the best plea deal. Our DUI attorneys have years of experience to help guide you.

OUI Vs. DUI: What’s The Difference?

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Nov 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

OUI vs. DUI: What's the Difference? Both OUIs and DUIs refer to impaired driving charges in the state of Massachusetts. But, is there a difference? Under Massachusetts law, they mean the same thing and are often used interchangeably Each state has different terminology when referring to driving...

Is a DUI a Felony in Massachusetts?

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts' DUI laws are some of the strictest in the United Sates. But, is a DUI a felony in the state of Massachusetts? We have compiled a breakdown of the different DUI offenses and whether each one is a misdemeanor or a felony. If you were charged with a DUI in the state of Massachusetts, ...

Breathtest OUI/DUI Could Be Overturned

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

27,000 OUI/DUI convictions Could be Overturned The Massachusetts Trial Court announced this week that 27,000 notices will be sent to individuals who may have pled or were found guilty of OUI/DUI between 2011 and 2019 and today may be eligible to have the conviction overturned and a new trial orde...

Vacating Massachusetts OUI/DUI Convictions

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Individuals who were arrested and charged with OUI/DUI between June, 2011 and April, 2019 may be soon eligible to have those convictions vacated and removed from their record. After years of litigation challenging the use of improperly calibrated breathalyzer machines closure is finally in sight....

Learner’s Permit Test and Road Examination Update

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Registry of Motor Vehicles announced last week that they are unveiling additional services following the COVID-19 shutdown: Learner's Permit Tests  – Individuals who need to take their Learner's Permit Exam can make an appointment to take the examination. Individuals must take the tes...

Massachusetts Recommended License Suspension Attorney

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

In Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has many ways to suspend your right to operate a motor vehicle. Meaning you can lose your license or privilege to operate in Massachusetts for a large number of reasons. While there are many ways by which the Registry may suspend a drivers license....

Covid-19 and License Suspension Hearings

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has implemented a new license suspension hearings process due to the Covid-19 virus. Hearings will now all be conducted over the telephone and in person hearings have been stopped for foreseeable future. However, the process from needing a hearing to u...

How to Handle License Suspensions During COVID 19

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although many aspects of our daily lives continue to be upended, one thing has not changed. The Registry of Motor Vehicles continues to issue license suspensions. License Suspensions can range from thirty days to an indefinite time period. It is critical that that if you receive a license suspens...

Breathalyzer Test Results Are Again Admissible

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

For the past two years Prosecutors across the Commonwealth have been unable to introduce the results of breath tests administered on the Alcotest 9510 machine. On November 5, 2018 pursuant to a settlement agreement, breath tests were deemed to be presumptively excluded from use in prosecutions fr...

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Record?

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts is one of the strictest states when it comes to DUI laws and penalties. Unlike some states, Massachusetts never scrubs DUIs off a person's record. It will stay on record for life. How Can I Avoid a DUI on My record? Having a DUI on your record for life could seriously impact your a...

National Driver Register (NDR) License Suspensions

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most common ways in which a Massachusetts Resident or License Holder finds themselves with a license suspension is by being suspended in a different state. How Does the Registry Find Out About Out of State License Suspensions? There are a number of ways by which the Massachusetts Regis...

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