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Defending Against DUI/DWI/OUI Charges

If you have been charged with DUI/DWI/OUI in Massachusetts, you should know your rights and retain an experienced and skilled Boston DUI lawyer to evaluate your case. Penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) are very serious and can include jail time, fines, outpatient and in-patient treatment programs, and a lengthy driver’s license suspension. Even when you eventually are eligible to get your driver’s license back, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in high-risk insurance premiums. If you are convicted of a second OUI or drunk driving offense, you face a 60-day mandatory minimum jail sentence or a 14-day in-patient treatment program.

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We are top rated DUI lawyers serving Massachusetts, who will provide you with the best representation you can obtain anywhere. With offices in Boston, Salem, and Dedham, we are here to help you. Call us for a FREE phone consult.

Massachusetts’ Drunk Driving Laws – Melanie’s Law

Like most states, “drunk-driving” laws in Massachusetts change frequently. DUI/OUI/DWI arrests are up in Massachusetts since the passage of “Melanie’s Law,” which substantially increased the penalties for DUI or OUI convictions. The consequences for refusing a Breathalyzer test increased as well, with more severe license suspensions and increased penalties for offenders with past DUI convictions. Following the passage of “Melanie’s Law,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly called upon Attorney Yannetti to discuss the effect of the new law from a criminal defense perspective. Read Melanie’s Law Could Lead to More OUI Trials Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Nov. 7, 2005.

Experienced Defense From Former Prosecutors

As former prosecutors, the attorneys at the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm know that the police gather evidence for potential DUI/OUI cases in several different ways. Before ever pulling you over, a police officer will want to witness your driving, and report back to the court if you were weaving, or speeding or driving in some other unsafe manner. Once you are pulled over, the officer will be watching you like a hawk. Any delay in having your license and registration ready could be reported as a “fumbling for a driver’s license.” If you have been seated in your car while driving for awhile, and hold onto the car door while getting out, the officer may report that you needed to lean on the door for support because you appeared “unsteady” on your feet. The officer will likely shine a light into your eyes and report that your eyes appeared “bloodshot and glassy.” These elements of a police report are quite common, and standard-fare in a typical OUI police report. Boston OUI defense attorney David Yannetti and his colleagues have handled hundreds of DUI/OUI/DWI cases in their many years of practicing criminal law. They are well versed in cross-examining police officers to blunt the impact of such testimony.

Challenging the Evidence in a DUI/OUI Case

Even if you have “failed” a Breathalyzer test, there are ways to fight a DUI charge in court. There are certain regulations with which the police must be comply before administering a Breathalyzer test. Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm attorneys have researched and thoroughly understand those regulations, so we will be able to advise you regarding the validity of the test that you took. Attorney Yannetti and his colleagues have successfully filed motions to suppress breathalyzer test results. We have also successfully challenged motor vehicle stops themselves, via motions to dismiss DUI cases entirely. While each case is different and no attorney can guarantee any particular result for a client, our attorneys have the proper experience to handle every aspect of DUI/OUI/DWI/drunk-driving defense. We regularly take DUI cases to trial and secure “not guilty” verdicts for clients across Massachusetts courtrooms.

Whether the scenario involved an accident, a Breathalyzer test failure and/or incriminating statements made to law enforcement, you should still get the proper advice from an experienced and competent attorney before resolving your OUI case. Our trial skills are unsurpassed when it comes to defending DUI cases.

Defending Against All Related Charges

In addition to aggressive defense in DUI cases, Attorney Yannetti and his associates can also provide comprehensive defense representation to clients charged with:

  • Felony DUI for multiple DUI charges
  • Vehicular homicide for causing an accident while driving drunk which results in death
  • Vehicular assault in connection with a drunk driving accident resulting in serious injury
  • Child endangerment while driving drunk
  • OUI / DUI while license is suspended for drunk driving

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A drunk driving conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. That is why retaining dedicated legal representation is so crucial. Contact an attorney online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation. With offices in Boston, Salem, and Dedham, we are here to help you.


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In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

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Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

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“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

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