We’ve handled thousands of OUI cases in our office. So we encounter a lot of interesting situations, but also get asked similar questions quite often.
Here are a few articles on topics about which I am regularly asked. You can also read my FAQ for a rundown of many common questions I get every day.
And if you can’t find the answer anywhere on my site, give me a call at (781 )380-7730 and I’ll be happy to discuss the specific facts of your charge.
-Attorney Russell Matson
Why I Defend People Accused of DUI – I strongly believe that every single person is entitled to a proper defense, no matter what they are charged with and no matter what the evidence against them.
Ignition Interlock Laws Are Applied Unfairly – Massachusetts ignition interlock law applies at the time of license reinstatement, according to the Registry. It doesn’t matter when you were charged. If you are trying to get your license, and there are 2 DUIs on your record, you are stuck with an interlock requirement.
Can I win my case even though I failed the breath test? – Yes, even if you blow above the .08% BAC legal limit, you can still be found not guilty.
Can I Win an OUI Case If I Was in An Accident? – Yes, these cases can definitely be beaten, but they usually involve some extra challenges.
Can I win my case even if the cop says I was drunk, belligerent, and driving erratically? Yes. No case is ever “unwinnable”.
Should I Talk To the Police About My Case? – You should not. The police officer’s care about building the case against you, and explaining why they believe you were drunk and arrested you. Whatever you say won’t help you, and could definitely hurt you.
Are The Police or Courts Out To Get Me? – I feel mistreated, or unfairly targeting or prosecuted for my drunk driving charge. What is going on, and what can I do about it?
I Was Videotaped By The Police Dring My Arrest – After being arrested for DUI, some people ask me “Was I videotaped by the police?” “Is that going to make me look bad?”
The Police Officer Lied in My Case! What can I do about it?
The Police Officer Didn’t Show up at My Court Date – If the officer doesn’t show up to testify, does that mean I win my case?
I Was Stopped in a Roadblock and Never Did Anything Wrong! – Roadblock cases (sobriety checkpoints) are often good drunk driving cases to fight since the police don’t have any incident that caused them to single you out and pull you over.
I Have An Old DUI Charge That is Affecting My License – If you have an old charge for which you were never convicted, there are often ways to resolve this situation.
Should I Testify at My Own Trial? – Is it a good idea to take the stand in your own defense, and tell your story?
Should I Hire a DUI expert lawyer or a lawyer who knows the local judges? – Is local court reputation more important than specific legal expertise?
How Does Alcohol Affect You? And how does it impact field sobriety tests?
Picking a Jury – The factors in selecting the best jury for an OUI trial in Massachusetts.
How long Does it Take for a Case to Go To Trial? – When will my drunk driving case be finally resolved in a trial? Can we speed up the process? (Or slow it down)
How To Win a Jury Trial – How I help put the facts together to present the best case to a jury.
How to Manage Anxiety while on Trial – Being accused of a crime and showing up in court in front of a judge or jury is extremely stressful. Here are a few tips to help you manage your anxiety.
What are the Busiest Days for Drunk Driving Arrests? You might be surprised at how mundane the answer is.
Russell Matson is the founding attorney of The Law Offices of Russell J. Matson, PC a criminal defense law firm in Massachusetts. His website is http://madrunkdrivingdefense.com.