Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in Massachusetts, you need a Massachusetts attorney who focuses on criminal defense law. The repercussion of a Massachusetts criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Massachusetts attorney. Each criminal case in Massachusetts, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, being convicted of a criminal offense in Massachusetts could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney Massachusetts will ensure that your rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Massachusetts attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Massachusetts, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Massachusetts
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in Massachusetts is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving in Massachusetts include driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
In Massachusetts to be charged for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in Massachusetts. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.