When some people envision a driver pulled over for driving under the influence, they may think of someone operating a passenger vehicle or large truck. However, those who ride motorcycles may also be charged with drunk driving and these charges can be just as serious. If you were recently pulled over for drunk driving while riding a motorcycle, it is important to have a clear understanding of your rights and your legal options, since your future may be at stake in a variety of ways.
If your Massachusetts driver's license has been suspended due to a DUI you may be freaking out and worried about how you are going to get your kids to school, drive to work, get to medical appointments etc. While public transportation is an option, this is time-consuming and not always the most convenient choice, especially if you live in a small town. For those that qualify, a hardship license is available which can help ease some of the stress.
In school, most children study the United States Constitution. While many grown-ups might not remember all the facts they learned, the rights afforded to adults by this document are vastly important. People who have any involvement with the criminal justice system should make sure that they are familiar with their rights.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts takes drunk driving charges very seriously. The state usually calls these offenses operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OUI), and the potential penalties include fines, jail time and the suspension of your driver's license. Many people facing OUI charges worry about the potential for jail time. It isn't until they've learned the consequences that they start to realize the serious impact of losing their license.
Whenever anyone loses their license, daily life can become incredibly complicated. However, this is often especially true for those who have kids. If you are trying to move forward after having your license suspended as a parent, it is important to make sure that you understand which conditions have to be satisfied for you to be able to drive again. In this post, we will examine some of the consequences of license suspension from a parent's perspective.
When you find out that you are being charged with a crime, you have to make some decisions fairly quickly. In many cases, you will have to choose how you are going to plead in the case. This is very important because it determines what happens next.
There are all sorts of reasons why having a suspended license can make life tough and our blog has covered some of these issues. For example, you could be unable to transport your children to and from school or you may have to miss out on some of your hobbies and interests because you cannot drive. However, license suspension can be especially concerning with respect to your job and we will take a closer look at this matter in this post. Many people across the state of Massachusetts have struggled with having their driving abilities taken away and it is essential to not only know how this could affect your life, but what your options are.
Being stopped on suspicion of drunk driving isn't a pleasant experience. Many drivers think that if they pass the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test, they won't face the DUI, DWI or OUI charge. But it's possible for other evidence to outweigh those results.