The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level in Massachusetts is .08%. Even if you took the breathalyzer and tested over this BAC limit, fighting your driving under the influence (DUI) case is possible. A qualified DUI attorney can look at all of the evidence in your case in order to uncover facts that are favorable to your defense.
Attorney Stephen L. Jones has helped numerous Suffolk County residents get their charges completely dismissed or even reduced to a lesser disposition. His training on breathalyzer and field sobriety tests as well as his experience with the Suffolk County court system can be used to your benefit. He is the author of a well-known book on DUI Defense and is frequently asked to speak at legal conferences on the latest drunk-driving defense techniques and strategies.
The breathalyzer reading is often used by the prosecution to prove that the defendant committed the crime of DUI; however, there are many known problems with this test that could lead an inflated BAC result. Thanks to Mr. Jones's training on the breathalyzer, he can determine if there are any errors with your test in order to challenge the results. Without this piece of evidence to use against you, the prosecution's case will be weakened and you may win your case.
Refusing to take the breathalyzer test when requested could result in a 180-day to life license suspension. This suspension is on top of any other suspension that may be imposed in the criminal court.
The punishment for DUI is quite severe, even for a first time offender. If convicted, you could be sentenced to incarceration, probation, community service, fines, and drug and alcohol education classes. You will also develop a criminal record that will follow you the rest of your life, and your insurance premiums may be increased substantially.
With the right DUI attorney on your side, successfully fighting your charge is possible.