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Failing a field sobriety test while sober

If you fail a sobriety test, a number of negative consequences may lie ahead. For example, you may find yourself out of work or you could have a harder time trying to land a job in the future. Or, perhaps you will face stiff financial penalties or prison time. At the offices of Attorney John B. Seed, we know how devastating it can be for people who face these consequences as a result of failing field sobriety tests while sober.

Is it okay for police to publicly shame people on Facebook?

It may seem like a good joke at first - police using Facebook to poke fun at some of the people that they arrest and charge for various criminal violations. Some of the posts may seem funny, but they could be a violation of constitutional rights. Those who are accused of drunk driving or other crimes could face irreparable harm from these types of posts.

What is the legal limit for those under 21?

When it comes to DUI, those charged should be aware of their rights. For example, some people in Boston, and all across Massachusetts, do not realize that they do not have to submit to blood alcohol tests if they are pulled over in this state. However, there are other issues that may arise, given a driver's unique circumstances. For example, an underage drinker may not realize that the legal limit for minors is not the same as it is for adults.

License suspension and daily challenges

If your driving privileges have been taken away due to drunk driving charges, you may be struggling with a plethora of troubles. Not only could you be dealing with various penalties related to the charges, such as costly fines and even time behind bars, but losing your license may lead to daily challenges that wreak havoc in your life. At Attorney John B. Seed, our law firm knows all too well how upsetting this situation can be for people in Boston, and in all other Massachusetts cities.

Reviewing statistics on drunk driving charges

Each year, many people are charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In Boston, and across the entire state of Massachusetts, these charges can upend lives in all sorts of ways. As one example, someone charged with DUI may have difficulty during their job search years later. Moreover, penalties such as fines and time behind bars can also make life very difficult.

Football player apprehended over DUI

When drunk driving charges arise, life can change in all sorts of ways. Sometimes, people find themselves in this position after drinking too much at a celebration or while they are out with friends. Unfortunately, some may not be aware that they are over the legal limit. In Boston, and in all parts of Massachusetts, these accusations can spell disaster for people from all walks of life. Sometimes, DUI charges lead to job loss or, in the case of celebrities, humiliation in the public eye.

How many people are apprehended for DUI per year?

For those charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol, all sorts of challenges may lie ahead. Each year, many people are taken into custody over these allegations in Boston, and in other cities across Massachusetts. For those who have been accused of this offense, it is essential for them to stand up for their legal rights and go over their different options, since these charges can have a major impact on their future. For example, they may have a hard time finding work years later.

Alcohol and the body: Factors that affect blood alcohol content

You love hanging out with friends and having a good time, but you also know that drinking too much and getting behind the wheel could put you at risk of being arrested. Even if you monitor how much you drink, the only real way to know if you're over the legal limit or not is to test your blood alcohol concentration.

Demystifying first-offense drunk driving charges

A drunk driving charge can be difficult to deal with, especially when it is your first charge. You might be worried about the outcome. The entire process might seem confusing. You have to think about the criminal justice aspect of the case, but you also have to think about the administrative aspects.

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