Attorney Joseph Bernard is the lead counsel in Commonwealth v. Ananias. On January 9, 2019, Judge Brennan ruled that breath tests cannot be used in OUI cases in Massachusetts until the Office of Alcohol Testing (OAT) has filed an application for accreditation with the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) that is likely to succeed.Read our latest blog
Did A Breathalyzer Test Affect Your Case Outcome?
Attorney Bernard is the lead counsel in the new ruling by the Massachusetts District Court. If you have been convicted of an OUI in Massachusetts since June 2011, please contact the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard to have your case re-evaluated.Set up a free consultation today!
The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard - MA OUI Defense
District Attorneys Suspend Use of Breath Test Results in Court Cases
July 2019 - Third Offense Removed from Client’s Record!
Based upon Attorney Bernard’s litigation in Commonwealth v. Ananias, a 2012 conviction has been overturned! The District Attorney’s Office used a tainted breath test as a piece of ...
July 2019 - Board of Appeals reinstates client’s license!
One of our clients, who is a resident of South Carolina, was unable to reinstate her license due to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles flagging her license on the National ...
July 2019 - Board of Appeals Grants hardship - Client’s independence restored!
One of our clients who serves as a correctional officer was charged with an OUI-Liquor. A Hearing Officer denied the client’s request for a “hardship license.” understanding the ...
We’re One Step Ahead of the Game
Fully Trained as a Breath Test
Attorney Joseph D. Bernard is the only attorney in Massachusetts who has completed the breath test machine operator training conducted BY the police.
Certified Field Sobriety
Our attorneys are certified administers of the field sobriety test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
We understand OUI cases from both sides of the fence and know exactly how to defend our clients.
Fighting Unreliable Usage of Breath Tests
Attorney Bernard is part of the lead counsel on the statewide Draeger 9510 litigation, which challenges the validity of the breath test machine. State officials are reviewing breathalyzer tests in Massachusetts after finding a possible problem in calibration.
OUI/DUI Lawyer in Massachusetts
Arrested for OUI? Fight Your Charges! Call (413) 258-7371.
Were you recently arrested for DUI in Massachusetts? If so, you should be represented by none other than an attorney who specializes in OUI defense. While many attorneys handle DUI and OUI cases on occasion, my entire practice is dedicated to defending those accused of operating under the influence. You can rest assured that I know which DUI defense strategies work, and which ones don’t. More importantly, I have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide you with a strong defense.
Whether this is your first OUI offense or your fourth, my goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. An OUI conviction can have devastating effects on your personal and professional life, especially if you have a family. Don’t let this happen to you. Find the high-powered defense you need today.
Let’s discuss your possible OUI defense options: Call (413) 258-7371 or schedule your free case evaluation online today to get started!
Why Choose the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C.?
In the face of OUI charges, you want the best lawyer you can find. Here are just a few reasons why my Massachusetts OUI defense firm should be your first call:
- I am the only lawyer in Massachusetts to attend the Borkenstein Drug Recognition and the Borkenstein Alcohol Courses.
- I am the lead counsel in Commonwealth v. Ananias, the statewide breath test litigation case in Massachusetts. Successfully shutting down the Office of Alcohol Testing and the use of breath tests in the entire state from 2011 through 2019.
- I frequently lecture throughout Massachusetts including the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). The Boston Bar Association and all county bar associations throughout Massachusetts regarding OUIs.
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year. National Award Winner Lawyer of the Year with the NCDD and the Kent B. Smith award as Lawyer of the Year for Hampden County.
- I serve clients from the Berkshires to Boston.
Your Massachusetts OUI/DUI Attorney
Joseph D. Bernard
When you need experienced representation on your side, you can rely on my defense firm. As a former assistant district attorney, I understand how the prosecutors and judges think and operate. I am able to utilize this insight and experience for the full benefit of my clients.
If you’re facing jail time, hefty fines, and skyrocketing insurance premiums, you can’t afford to settle for second best. To get the high caliber OUI defense you deserve, don’t hesitate to call (413) 258-7371 at once—I am standing by to take your call.
Here is some of my experience at a glance
Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County from 1990-1994
Tried over 400 cases to a jury, including cases in the MA District Courts, Superior Courts, and the U.S. Federal Court
Lecturer at various legal seminars across the Commonwealth and a former instructor at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Western Massachusetts
Member of the National Criminal Defense Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association