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What are the penalties for DUI in Massachusetts?

If you are accused of operating a vehicle while you are drunk, all sorts of questions may arise. Perhaps you are wondering how your life will change as a result of the charges, such as having difficulty while applying for a job in the future. If you live in Boston, it is vital to understand some of the penalties that you may face in Massachusetts.

Standing up for those facing false DUI/OUI charges

On this blog, we have examined some of the consequences that often come with drunk driving charges, such as financial penalties, job difficulties, jail time and a damaged standing in the community. Unfortunately, some people have suffered these setbacks after being taken into custody over false allegations of driving under the influence.

DUI defense strategies: beyond basic training

Because the U.S. legal system is designed to protect your rights, a Massachusetts law enforcement officer who arrests you for DUI must follow a specific protocol to prevent these from being violated. The slightest deviation from mandatory procedure could lead to an unfair outcome that affects your life permanently. To ensure that he provides clients with skilled, knowledgeable DUI defense strategies, attorney John B. Seed has completed advanced education about techniques for investigating arresting officers in this type of case.

Auto-brewery syndrome causes alcohol production within the body

Drivers across Massachusetts and the United States who insist they did not consume any alcohol after being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving are often met with skepticism, particularly if they promptly fail breath tests soon thereafter. However, U.S. News & World Report notes that increasingly widespread awareness and knowledge about a rare condition known as auto-brewery syndrome suggests that at least some of those motorists may be telling the truth.

Boating under the influence? That's a crime too.

Not everyone has unfettered ocean access quite like Bay Staters do. With its roots in fishing, whaling and crabbing our state has a rich history on the water. But, with access and tradition come responsibility and care. All states have laws that criminalize drinking and driving. Likewise, all states and the federal government have laws that prohibit Boating Under the Influence (BUI).

Drunken driving rate at a new national low

We hear it time and time again - drink and drive and you will get caught. As it turns out, people might be listening to that message. Rates of drunken driving reached a new national low as of 2014, according to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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