A conviction of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) can have a huge impact on your life. It can lead to a criminal record, loss of your license, expensive fines and fees and even jail time. The consequences can be particularly serious if you have children in the car or an accident occurs resulting in injury or death to another person. It is vital to have a skilled New Bedford OUI lawyer fighting for you.
An experienced OUI lawyer will assess the facts of your case, determine what legal defenses are available and prepare a strategy for the best possible outcome. They will review the evidence in your case and challenge any errors in police procedure that could weaken the prosecution’s case against you. This includes assessing the reliability of field sobriety tests and chemical blood test results, and filing motions to suppress any evidence that was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights.
They will negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf and work to secure a more favorable outcome such as reduced penalties, shorter license suspensions or enrollment in alcohol education programs instead of jail time. They will also provide aggressive representation if your case goes to trial. They will cross-examine witnesses and challenge the prosecution’s evidence.
Too many attorneys make promises that they cannot keep. The team at Gilman Law will tell you what they need to do to achieve the best possible result BEFORE your initial court date. That will help you to feel more confident that they will protect your interests, rather than just take your money and run.