A show cause hearing is held before the District Court clerk to determine if there is a probable cause to believe you committed a crime.
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.
You may qualify for a hardship license if you can prove to the RMV or Board of Appeal that you need to drive to work, school, or medical treatments.
If you suspect that a license suspension was unfair, you can appeal the suspension to the Board of Appeals.
To get your license back after an immediate threat license suspension, you must have a hearing with the Board of Appeals.
Massachusetts has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving, with a .02% BAC limit for junior operators.
Being charged with a DUI does not always lead to a conviction. There are many reasons why a DUI case can be dismissed, sometimes before it reaches court.
If you are from out of state, here is everything you need to know about Massachusetts OUI laws and regulations.
If you are charged with a DUI in Massachusetts, you risk the chance of it going on your driving record. This could seriously impact your life in many ways.
In Massachusetts multiple and certain first-time OUI offenders are required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device for a set period time. Multiple offenders are required to maintain an interlock device for a minimum of two years. First-time OUI offenders are now required to have an ...
Are you moving within the state of Massachusetts? If you have any changes in your residential or mailing address, you will need to notify the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Failing to do so could risk license suspension or revocation.
When Are Medical Evaluation Forms Needed? Medical evaluation forms are most often needed to determine whether a driver is still physically and mentally capable of operating a vehicle safely. A driver's capacity to operate a motor vehicle safely can be called into question by your healthcare pro...
When you receive notice that your license is suspended how one gets reinstated is of critical importance. In Massachusetts there are two avenues for dealing with a license suspension. You can request a Registry of Motor Vehicles Suspension Hearing and you can file a formal appeal with the Massach...
Being aware of changes in driving behavior in older drivers can ensure that everyone stays safe on the road. Old age does not always equate to an inability to operate a motor vehicle. There are plenty of resources in place to help make that decision.
You can be charged with reckless driving in Massachusetts for a wide variety of reasons including such acts as speeding, texting while driving, or getting into an accident and very often accompany an OUI charge.
After getting arrested for a DUI, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to prepare for your first appearance, pre-trial conferences, motion hearing, and trial by jury or bench trial.
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? 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.