Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in Massachusetts, you need a Massachusetts lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The consequences of a Massachusetts criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Massachusetts lawyer. Every criminal charge in the State of Massachusetts, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in Massachusetts could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified Massachusetts criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Massachusetts lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Massachusetts, the primary goal of the lawyers 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 include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
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 drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.