OUI & OTHER DRIVING OFFENSES
CHARGES RELATED TO OUI OFFENSESDefending an OUI charge can be challenging and complex, and this is especially true if you are charged with other driving offenses in addition to OUI. In Massachusetts, OUI is rarely charged alone. The other driving offenses typically stem from the reason the police officer initially stopped your vehicle. For example, if the officer witnessed you driving at a high rate of speed or drifting in and out of your lane, you could be cited for negligent operation. Negligent operation is almost always charged along with OUI when an accident is involved. If police suspect you were involved in an accident but fled the scene, you may be charged with leaving the scene in addition to OUI. If your license was suspended at the time of the offense, you may also be charged with operating on a suspended license. If you were involved in an accident while driving under the influence and that accident results in the death of another, you could also be facing the very serious charge of vehicular manslaughter. While these charges may be overwhelming, there are many ways to successfully defend against them. The Massachusetts OUI attorneys at The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard. P.C. are at the forefront of defending OUI cases and the other violations that accompany them.
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 internationally acclaimed Borkenstein drug and alcohol courses. Attorney Bernard is also the only lawyer in Massachusetts who is a member of the American Chemical Society.