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How to help if your son or daughter is charged with DUI/OUI

As a parent, you know just how difficult it can be to send your child off to college. Even though he or she is growing up, you worry about every decision they make.

The last thing you want to hear is that your child is in trouble with the law, such as for operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI). Unfortunately, this happens to many students every year.

Understand The Details

Here's the silver lining: a Massachusetts DUI/OUI arrest doesn't mean that your son or daughter will have to serve a prison term. It's important to understand the finer details associated with a drunk driving arrest, including why this happened, the treatment your child received at the time of the arrest, and the exact charges.

From there, you can learn more about the many defense strategies to use in court:

  • Improper stop: Police must have probable cause to make a traffic stop. Otherwise, the judge could dismiss the case.
  • Improper administration of a field sobriety test: Police typically use a field sobriety test to determine if a person is drunk. However, improper test administration can lead to inaccurate results.
  • Rising blood alcohol concentration: It is possible that your son or daughter's blood alcohol level was below the legal limit when he or she was first pulled over by police but that it later increased.

Get The Legal Advice You Need

It is natural to feel disappointed if your son or daughter is facing OUI charges, but that doesn't mean you will let him or her deal with the situation alone. A skilled attorney can make a big difference in protecting your child's rights. Get the legal advice you need as soon as possible.

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