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  • Trained Breath Test Machine Operator

    Attorney Joseph D. Bernard is the only lawyer in Massachusetts to have completed the breath test training conducted by the state police.

  • Certified Field Sobriety Test Administers

    Our attorneys are certified administers of the field sobriety test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Former Assistant District Attorney

    We understand OUI cases from both sides of the fence and know exactly how to defend our clients.

  • Unique Certification & Expertise

    Attorney Joseph Bernard is the only lawyer in Massachusetts to be certified by the international acclaimed Borkenstein drug and alcohol courses.

  • DECEMBER 2019 - MOTION TO VACATE ALLOWED, CAHILL DISPOSITION Cahill
  • DECEMBER 2019 - TWO CASES CONTINUED WITHOUT A FINDING Global Resolution
  • NOVEMBER 2020 - OUI 1ST OFFENSE DISMISSED, 2ND OFFENSE REDUCED Motion to Vacate Allowed
  • OCTOBER 2020 - SECOND OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2020 - SECOND OFFENSE Cahill Disposition
  • AUGUST 2020 - FIRST OFFENSE Brave Act Diversion
  • JULY 2020 - GLOBAL RESOLUTION Motion to Vacate Allowed
  • JUNE 2020 - FIRST OFFENSE OUI DISMISSED Dismissed
  • JUNE 2020 - OUI DISMISSED PURSUANT TO BRAVE ACT! Dismissed
  • MARCH 2020 - FIRST OFFENSE OUI DISMISSED Dismissed
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  • “I'm here to tell you as someone who went through it and knows how scary it is when you are facing that black hole and approaching the event horizon and realize that you are about to lose everything you ever knew and fought for, this is the man you want.”

    - Former Client
  • “Listen to Atty Bernard when he gives the advice. His staff was great. Thank you, Joe, and keep up the good work.”

    - Avvo User
  • “Joe is very knowledgeable and experienced with MA DUI laws. We worked well together to come up with the best solution for my case. The outcome was what I was hoping for and could not be more pleased.”

    - Former Client
  • “I was extremely confident with the representation of the firm. Their rates are reasonable, their professional and they not only handled one state but two. They clearly knew the law and I would gladly use them again if I needed it.”

    - Former Client
  • “I was very pleased with the expertise and professionalism with which Attorney Joe Bernard managed my case. It quickly became clear to me that he has the experience and respect of his peers necessary for effective litigation. I’ll always be grateful.”

    - Avvo User
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    Joseph D. Bernard
    Every OUI case is different. This is what drew me to begin my own practice for OUI defense in Massachusetts. Many times, drunk-driving cases are treated as generic and “cookie-cutter” cases. I don’t handle them this way. Every stop, every person, and every set of circumstances is unique and deserves to be reviewed as such. I am passionate about science and the need for lawyers to understand the science surrounding the measurement of blood alcohol and its effects on the human body. The entire ...
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    Erica M. Bruno
    I am a natural problem solver and caretaker. For me, being a lawyer lets me fulfill these core drives every single day. Every case is a puzzle waiting to be solved. This is why I am so passionate about OUI defense — OUI law is expansive and complex, with nuances found in every set of circumstances. Whether you are facing criminal charges for the very first time, or whether the charges are more serious, I am here to not only provide you the very best defense but to guide you through this process ...
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