No one ever intends to be arrested for drunk driving (often called, DUI, DWI or OUI). Many go out for a night and, while they don't expect to get pulled over, it happens. Many more think they are comfortable driving, even when their blood alcohol content (BAC) is actually over the legal limit of .08.
Those facing OUI charges are often embarrassed and worried about how the drunk driving arrest will affect their lives. They worry about a drivers license suspension and about the criminal consequences they may face, like probation, jail or fines.
To achieve the best possible results, they should contact an experienced OUI defense lawyer — a criminal defense attorney who serves as a fierce advocate, an effective negotiator and trusted legal counsel. They should contact the Medford, Massachusetts, law office of William Barabino at 781-393-5900 for a free and confidential consultation.
Extensive Trial Preparation — Effective OUI Defense
When William Barabino takes your case, extensive trial preparation for your case is the key to his success. Mr. Barabino conducts a comprehensive investigation into all the facts and laws that may affect your OUI case. This may include your medical history and anything that could have affected your field sobriety test results — like preexisting health conditions that affect your coordination or balance. He also speaks with third-party witnesses to the arrest.
Tailored Training and Education in DWI
Attorney Barabino is a member of the National College of OUI Defense. As a member of the College he is able to stay current on the most challenging topics related to OUI law. In 2013, and again in 2017, he was able to attend and complete an intensive 3-Day OUI only seminar in at Harvard University. All dedicated to the defense of people accused of OUI-nothing else.
This extensive trial preparation allows William Barabino to achieve the best possible results for clients, even in serious cases like those involving second offenses, third offenses, operating under the influence of drugs or vehicular manslaughter.
Field Sobriety Tests and OUI in Massachusetts
When a police officer suspects a person is driving under the influence, he or she can conduct a series of field sobriety tests that challenge the driver's mind-body coordination, physical agility and ability to follow instructions. These field sobriety tests help the officer gauge the driver's level of intoxication in order to establish probable cause for a drunk driving arrest.
Under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you are not required to perform field sobriety tests. However, if arrested you must submit to a chemical test — like a breathalyzer — or risk losing your license for a significant period of time. To learn more about the law, it is best to talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your DUI, DWI or OUI.
Contact William Barabino at 781-393-5900 are facing criminal charges related to an OUI arrest. Contact criminal defense attorney William Barabino by calling his Medford, Massachusetts, law office at 781-393-5900. You may also complete his online contact form.