What To Do After An OUI Arrest

Have you been arrested for OUI in Massachusetts? OUI stands for "Operating Under the Influence," and it is just another way to refer to drunk driving. If you have been pulled over by an officer and you failed the breathalyzer test, then you will surely find yourself in police custody. So what do you do now? It is important that you understand the gravity of your situation and that you are aware of the possible consequences if you are convicted of OUI. Your driver's license could be at risk of suspension or revocation depending on your criminal history. That is why your first step should be consulting with an experienced Salem DUI attorney who can preserve your driving privileges and work to keep your driving record clear.

If you were arrested because you refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, then you only have 15 days from the day of your arrest in order to file an appeal. If you fail to appeal for the breathalyzer refusal, then your license will automatically be suspended. On the other hand, if you failed the breathalyzer test, then you may be able to have your license reinstated if you pay the reinstatement fee within the 30 day period. The reinstatement fee is $500 and it should be paid to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

After a DUI arrest, it is vital that you preserve any and all evidence that may support your case. Video evidence, picture evidence and witness testimony can be helpful in building a solid defense. You should also seek a copy of the police report, if you don't receive one on your arraignment date. By reviewing the police report, you may be able to review the evidence that the prosecution has against you and this will help you better combat it. As an experienced Salem criminal defense attorney, I can review your case to ensure that there were no violations of your rights and that the police followed the proper protocol when it comes to the DUI stop, the arrest or any vehicle searches.

It may offer you solace in knowing that many OUI cases end in not guilty verdicts, because the arresting officer has to prove a strong case in court to prove the OUI. This all depends on the evidence that the commonwealth has against you. Every criminal case is unique, which is why it is absolutely vital that you get an aggressive Salem criminal defense attorney involved in your case early on. The more time that you have to prepare your defense, the better chance you have of securing a positive outcome. Contact KRP Law, LLC today for high caliber defense against your DUI/OUI charges.