The holiday season is time for the family, festivities, feasting, and getting pulled over for OUI.
Cops know more people travel and so they often set up OUI Checkpoints and ramp up patrols. Inevitably, many arrests are made. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of getting pulled over for an OUI in Massachusetts, follow these four points.
- SHUT UP!
The cops are not there to help you. They are there to make arrests. You will not be able to talk your way out of an OUI by saying, “I only had one drink.” What will happen is that you will give away details that can be used in court against you. Remember, “anything you say can and will be used against you.” The less you say, the less they have against you.
- Refuse the Roadside Tests
At roadside, the cops will try to force you to perform a series of tests known as the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). These tests are not reliable and are not specific to intoxication. For example, there are many reasons why someone would stumble when asked to stand on one leg such as medical reasons, obesity, old age, and general clumsiness. The SFSTs are optional and you cannot be penalized for not taking them. However, once again, you will only be giving the police more evidence against you if you perform poorly.
- Write Down the Details
Details win cases. The more information you can gather the better. Where were you before the arrest? Was there anyone with you who could serve as a witness? What questions did the officer ask you? Write things down while they are still fresh in your mind.
- Get an Experienced Trial Lawyer
In Massachusetts, if you want to fight your OUI charges, you need an attorney who is a heavyweight in court. You need an attorney who will fight and not look for the easy way out. If you are serious about your future, call Bowser Law at (888) 517-3482. Attorney Mike Bowser has decades of trial experience and knows the scientific angles needed to challenge the evidence against you.
The absolute worst thing you can do is delay. Indecisiveness will only make matter worse. There are many pieces of evidence like surveillance video evidence that get destroyed if you don’t request it in a timely manner. Get your life back on track by calling Bowser Law today.