Somerville District Court
Unlicensed Operation of MV Chapter 90 Section 10
FIRST OFFENSE OUI- Liquor or .08% Chapter 90 Section 24(1) (a) (1)
Failure to Stop, Chapter 90B, Section 38
A hard-working individual was in a minor car accident and State Police were called to the scene and charged client with operating under the influence of alcohol; driving unlicensed and a civil infraction. According to State Police, client’s breath smelt of alcohol, he was slurring his words, he was unsteady on his feet and had red glossy eyes. When the respectful officer asked about the accident, client was not entirely clear about the account and the damages to the vehicle did not fit his account. Attorney Barabino crossed examined the both the arresting officer and the booking officer. At the conclusion of the case, the jury deliberated and agreed that the client was NOT GUILTY of driving under the influence. The court also marked his civil infraction NOT RESPONSIBLE and the client had already agreed to a three-month probation period on the unlicensed operation which at which time it will be dismissed.
RESULT: JURY RETURNS VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY.