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Massachusetts DUI Defense Attorney

Massachusetts DUI Defense Attorney If you find yourself charged with a DUI, engage a criminal defense attorney early.  Attorney Newton has the experience you need and deserve and can provide you with your best defense.  Call Today for a free consultation.  David Newton, Esq.

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Should drunken-driving limit be lowered to .05? Researcher uses simulator to gather data

Should drunken-driving limit be lowered to .05? Researcher uses simulator to gather data Have you been charged with DUI in Massachusetts?   If so it is important to engage an experienced criminal attorney early.  At The Newton Law Firm, Attorney Newton has the experience you need and deserve. David Newton, Esq.

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OUI Chemical Test Refusals in Massachusetts

In 2005 Melanie’s Law was implemented in Massachusetts.  With the implementation of Melanie’s Law came several increased OUI (Operating Under the Influence) related penalties.  One area that saw change because of Melanie’s Law was increased penalties for OUI Chemical Test Refusals.   For instance, suspensions for OUI Convictions are now to be served after any suspension Read More

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DWI suspects can’t automatically be subjected to blood tests without a warrant, SCOTUS rules

DWI suspects can’t automatically be subjected to blood tests without a warrant, SCOTUS rules People suspected of drunken driving can’t automatically be subjected to blood tests without a warrant and without their consent, the U.S. Supreme Court has held. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the majority opinion (PDF) in Missouri v. McNeely. The natural metabolization of Read More

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Ordinary People Get Arrested Every Day in MA For OUI

It won’t happen to me.  That only happens to other people.  I have only had a few, nothing will happen.  Are these your thoughts or were these your thoughts before you were arrested for OUI.  Drunk Driving is one of those crimes that seems to effect the average Joe and the average Jill.  In Fact, Read More

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Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (OUI – Drugs) in Massachusetts

If you have been charged with OUI – Drugs what you need to know is that it is identical to a regular OUI case in respect to penalties and all the elements of the crime except one.  I have previously written extensively on the penalties and elements of OUI so I will not repeat them Read More

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Second Offense Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Disposition and Suspensions in Massachusetts

When charged with a Second Offense OUI in Massachusetts there are several important factors to remember.  Firstly, in Massachusetts subsequent OUI offenses charged under M.G.L C 90, s.24, uses a lifetime lookback period.  If you have an OUI conviction or Continuance Without A Finding (CWOF) anywhere in your past, in any state, a new OUI Read More

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Charged with Operating After Suspension for OUI

Charged with Operating After Suspension for OUI Operating After Suspension (OAS) for OUI in Massachusetts Many people may not think that it is a big deal to drive a car when your license is suspended.  Wrong, in Massachusetts it is a big deal and depending on the circumstances can expose an individual to serious consequences. Read More

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Boating Under the Influence (BUI) What You Need To Know

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) What You Need To Know Although it may not feel like it just yet warm weather is around the corner and that means people will be taking to the waterways soon.  Often overlooked is that Boating Under the Influence is a crime in Massachusetts.  In Fact Massachusetts has one of Read More

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES (OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE) IN MASSACHUSETTS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES (OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE) IN MASSACHUSETTS How many of us have had a few drinks at the bar, at a friend’s house, or at a work event and thought I have only had a few so I am OK to drive home.  For some this ends up Read More

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