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What Should You Do When You are Pulled Over For Suspicion of DUI?

May 5th, 2019|

A traffic stop can be nerve wracking especially when a police officer pulls you over under suspicion of DUI. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to stay calm and remember how you should handle yourself. There are some simple, yet effective ways to help yourself in any future court proceedings. The [...]

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: What You Should Know

April 10th, 2019|

Driving under the influence of drugs is a crime much like alcohol. The penalties for each crime are the same. However, drugged driving is much more difficult to prove. This does not mean that it is legal to get behind the wheel while under the influence of any drug including prescription pills. This article will [...]

The Science Behind Marijuana DUI Testing

February 11th, 2019|

In the past, marijuana DUI testing was simple. Because marijuana was illegal everywhere, even a small trace of it in your system could get you a marijuana DUI. However, marijuana DUI testing isn’t as easy as it used to be. With medical marijuana legal in many places, you can have a trace amount of marijuana [...]

Disney Stars DUIs: How Common Are They?

January 10th, 2018|

Although most people think of Disney celebrities as family-friendly entertainers, they do have a dark side. Disney stars DUIs are frequent occurrences. If you want proof, just look at some of the recent Disney stars DUIs. All of these Disney celebrities had run-ins with the law for their drunk driving: Disney Stars DUIs There are [...]

DUI With Children in the Car

December 27th, 2017|

All DUIs are serious incidents with severe consequences. However, a DUI with children in the car has particularly harsh consequences. In addition to putting your own lives and future at risk, you put your children's lives at risk. The incident happens more frequently than you might think. Find out everything you should know about a [...]

Health Hazard: Don’t DUI Into the Water

November 28th, 2017|

Drinking and driving is never a good idea. However, drinking and driving into the water? That's a health hazard, to say the least. There are many dangers to drinking and driving, and one of those dangers is driving off the road. If you happen to drive off the road and land in water, then you [...]

Too Drunk to Drive But Don’t Know If I Can Sleep On the Side of the Road

November 20th, 2017|

Everyone makes a few bad decisions in life. For some people, one of those bad decisions is drinking and driving. When you choose to drink and drive, it doesn't often end well. You might not realize that you're too drunk to drive until you start driving. However, it might be too late. There aren't many [...]

Can Liquor Stores Refuse Service to Intoxicated Customers in Massachusetts?

November 15th, 2017|

Drinking and driving is a serious problem in Massachusetts. Although there are rules in place to limit the occurrence of drinking and driving, it still happens. There are more things that can be done to make drunk driving less of an issue. For one, liquor stores could refuse service to intoxicated customers. Find out how [...]

Irish Drinking Culture in New England

November 9th, 2017|

Irish culture is synonymous with New England and especially Boston. When you think of Boston you think of the Celtics, St. Patrick's Day, and of course Irish pubs. It's the city where everything is green for St. Patrick's Day, especially the beer. When we think of Irish pubs, we think of Guinness, Irish whiskey, Gaelic [...]

Massachusetts Agency Holding Back DUI Data

October 19th, 2017|

When it comes to defending their clients, defense attorneys deserve all the information that they can get. However, one state police agency is holding back on DUI data. The data relates to the reliability of breath tests. As a result, it's essential information for defense attorneys. They need it to defend individuals with DUI charges. [...]

Marijuana DUI: Laws, Testing, and Penalties

October 10th, 2017|

Recently, Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana. While there are many benefits of the drug's legalization, there is one major issue - Marijuana DUI laws. When marijuana was illegal, anyone with traces of marijuana in their system could face penalties. However, that is no longer the case. The state needs to figure out how to handle a [...]

Drugged Driving Is Becoming a Bigger Issue Than Drinking and Driving

September 27th, 2017|

The dangers of drunk driving are known and understood by most, but what about drugged driving? Many wrongly assume that drugs like cannabis do not have a significant effect on driving ability. Much like alcohol, however, drugs often impair the user's reaction times, depth perception and coordination. As a driver, knowing what drugged driving is, [...]

How Can a DUI Affect Your Education?

September 19th, 2017|

Being convicted of a DUI can affect a lot of your life. Your insurance will go up; you will have to pay fines and provide community service, and your movements may be restricted to a particular area. But, what about your future? Will this DUI affect the options you have for higher education? Will A [...]

Can Alcohol Rehab be an Effective Way to Reduce Repeat DUI Offenders?

August 18th, 2017|

Putting repeat DUI offenders in jail isn’t always effective. When you look at the statistics and past examples, it seems as if jail time makes people more likely to offend again. But there is another option. Sometimes, a judge requires offenders to attend alcohol rehab. While it may seem like a minor penalty, it can [...]

Is a DUI Expungement Possible in Massachusetts?

July 21st, 2017|

You may want to consider a DUI expungement after you complete your sentencing for the crime. However, in Massachusetts, it isn't that simple. A DUI expungement is next to impossible in Massachusetts. In fact, the state doesn't offer expungement of criminal records in most cases. This article will outline your options for proceeding after a [...]

Massachusetts DWI Law – Learn Your Rights

July 14th, 2017|

Massachusetts DWI law can be a very tricky to navigate. Most of the confusion comes from people who do not know their rights. People often do not know if they have to submit to a breathalyzer test, or what the legal limit even is before they are DWI. It is of vital importance to know [...]

Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

July 7th, 2017|

Everyone knows the drill when the police pull someone over under the suspicion of DUI. They ask the driver to step out of the vehicle and perform tasks to determine their level of intoxication. The three field sobriety tests drivers are most often asked to perform the walk-and-turn, the one-leg stand, and the horizontal gaze [...]