I Got an OUI! What’s Next? Compliance & Election

September 15, 2018


Getting an OUI is scary. For many people, it is the first time they have been in trouble and they don’t know what to expect. In this series of blog posts, we will take a look at the various court events and hearings you can expect when fighting an OUI case in Massachusetts.

Previously, we have covered:

  1. Arraignment
  2. Pretrial Conference

In this post we will explain the next event: Compliance & Election (C&E) Hearing

What to expect during a Compliance & Election Hearing for an OUI case in Massachusetts

This court date is approximately 30 days after your pretrial conference (PTC). During your PTC, your attorney should have demanded discovery of the evidence that the District Attorney has against you. This evidence may include dash cam videos, police reports, the results of your chemical test, medical reports, etc.

During the Compliance & Election hearing, your lawyer will ensure that the DA has complied with the discovery demands and has properly furnished all of the evidence they have collected against you. This is every important because successfully defending an OUI case starts with a critical examination of the evidence and then showing why that evidence does not support a conviction against you.

Also during this hearing, your attorney will request the next court date for a motions hearing or for a jury trial.

At Bowser Law, we want to protect you and the best way to do that is to fight with every inch the law allows. We look critically at the evidence and use our experience and scientific knowledge to help fight these charges.

At this point, the best thing you can do for yourself is get the right legal help from an experienced trial lawyer. If you want to fight, call Bowser Law now for your free consultation: (888) 526-9737. Remember, people who can’t afford a conviction chose Mike Bowser.

What is the Bowser Law Difference?

Mike Bowser has unique experience and knowledge which he uses to protect his clients.

  • Mike Bowser is the only Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist who practices in MA, NH & ME. This means he had to pass rigorous examinations and interviews about his knowledge of DUI law to become certified.
  • Because he practices in all three states, Mike Bowser knows how to handle the complications that arise when you are charged as an out of state driver.
  • Clients who have hired Mike Bowser LOVE him! Take one look at his reviews and you will see why Mike Bowser is The Most Reviewed 5 Star DUI Defense Lawyer Practicing in MA, NH & ME!
  • He uses his deep understanding of forensic science to pick apart the evidence against you and looks for errors that he can challenge. He then carefully prepares your case with the goal of highlighting these issues and putting you in the best possible position.
  • He is a ruthless cross-examiner who is at home in the courtroom. Judges, prosecutors, and police officers often praise his professionalism and knowledge.

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