Have you been charged with a driving under the influence (DUI) offense in Essex County? If so, you need an attorney who has experience with this type of defense. Attorney Stephen L. Jones has dedicated his legal career to citizens who have been accused of drunk driving. Named a Super Lawyer in the field of DUI defense, he is well-known throughout the Massachusetts legal community for his skill and expertise.
You have much to lose if convicted of DUI in Essex County. Not only will your license be suspended, you could also be sentenced to probation, community services, fines, substance abuse education courses, and even incarceration. Those who refuse to take the breathalyzer test upon the officer's request will have at least a 180-day license suspension imposed on top of any other suspension ordered. Your insurance premiums may also be raised and you could potentially face problems with your employment.
Fortunately, there are numerous defense strategies that could help your case. For example, if the officer lacked probable cause in pulling you over for intoxicated driving, your charges could be thrown out. Field sobriety tests are entirely subjective, and can be challenged by your attorney if improperly administered. Even the breathalyzer machine is not without its problems—the results may be affected by medical and dental conditions, mouth alcohol caused by gum, mints, or mouthwash, and well as faulty machines. Mr. Jones will review your case to determine which defense is best suited for your circumstances.
Mr. Jones is so familiar with the most effective DUI defenses that he literally wrote the book on DUI that is referenced by many other Massachusetts defense attorneys. A frequent speaker at legal conferences and seminars, he is the person that numerous other attorneys turn to when they need advice on representing their clients.
A regent of the National College of DUI Defense, the top legal organization in the nation dedicated to teaching the latest defense strategies to DUI attorneys, Mr. Jones is also on the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers board directors as well as a Vice-Chairman for the DUI Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.