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February 2017 OUI Court Wins

February 16, 2017 by Stephen L. Jones
February 2017 - Massachusetts OUI Court Wins Attorney Stephen Jones Framingham District Court – The police officer observed the client cross over the lines multiple times. The officer observed him ... Read more

Recent Wins January 2017

February 03, 2017 by Stephen L. Jones
January 2017 Barnstable District OUI Court – The police officer stopped the client for going 63 in a 45. The officer observed him to have an odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and bloodshot, ... Read more

Wins December 2016

December 16, 2016 by Stephen L. Jones
 Wins in December 2016 December 2016 Plymouth District Court – The police officer observed a defective headlight and that the client drifted in his lane. The officer observed him to have a ... Read more

Wins in May 2016

May 31, 2016 by Stephen L. Jones
May 2016 Quincy District Court – The officer reported that after responding to the report of an accident, he spoke with the client who according to the victim had turned left in front of her car ... Read more

Wins in April 2016

April 30, 2016 by Stephen L. Jones
April 2016 Wareham District Court – The officer testified he stopped the client for speeding, swerving from side to side in his lane, frequently driving on the yellow lines and crossing over the ... Read more

Wins in March 2016

March 31, 2016 by Stephen L. Jones
March 2016 Hingham District Court – The officer reported he stopped behind the client who was parked in a running car at the end of a dead end street and while approaching the client on foot, the ... Read more

Wins in February 2016

February 22, 2016 by Stephen L. Jones
Boston Municipal Court – The officer reported that an officer approached the client after seeing him stopped with his two right tires on the sidewalk and, after seeing he was passed out, banged on the ... Read more

Wins in December 2015

December 31, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Wareham District Court – The officer testified he stopped the client for pulling out in front of him and failing to yield, swerving from side to side, mostly with his lane, except for once crossing ... Read more

Wins in November 2015

November 30, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Hingham District Court – The officer testified he stopped the client for speeding and crossing over the white lane divider while making a left-hand turn. The officer stated the client struggled to ... Read more

Excerpt #12 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

November 02, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
1:12. .08% or greater Research References West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;332 West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;355(6) West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;411 ... Read more

Excerpt #11 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

October 26, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
1:9. Necessity defense In Commonwealth v. Kendall, the Supreme Judicial Court held that while the necessity defense is available in an Operating Under the Influence case, the defendant did not ... Read more

Wins in September 2015

October 21, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Newburyport District Court – The officer testified he stopped the client for blowing through a stop sign and subsequently crossing over the white painted fog line with both passenger side tires and then ... Read more

Wins in October 2015

October 21, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Wrentham District Court – The officer reported that after the client entered a sobriety checkpoint he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, noticed his eyes were red, bloodshot and glassy and ... Read more

Wins in August 2015

October 21, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
August 2015 Dorchester District Court – The officer testified he stopped the client for speeding and aggressive driving.  The officer stated the client did not immediately respond to his lights and ... Read more

Excerpt #10 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

October 19, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
1:7. Under the influence of alcohol Research References West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;332 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles §§1382 to 1394 There are two ways that the Commonwealth may prove that ... Read more

Excerpt #9 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

October 13, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Com. v. Colby, 23 Mass. App. Ct. 1008, 505 N.E.2d 218 (1987). Facts: When the police first saw the defendant's automobile with its engine running, its headlights on, and the defendant sleeping in ... Read more

Excerpt #8 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

October 05, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Com. v. Brown, 51 Mass. App. Ct. 702, 712, 748 N.E.2d 972, 980 (2001). Facts: On June 11, 1997, shortly after midnight, the defendant was arrested by a Massachusetts State police trooper on the grounds ... Read more

Excerpt #7 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

September 28, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
1:6. Public way Major case summariesResearch References West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;332 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles §§1382 to 1394 Com. v. Hart, 26 Mass. App. Ct. 235, 525 N.E.2d 1345 ... Read more

Excerpt #6 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

September 21, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
1:5. Public wayResearch References West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;332 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles §§1382 to 1394 The second element of the offense of operating under the influence is public ... Read more

Excerpt #5 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

September 14, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Com. v. O'Connor, 420 Mass. 630, 650 N.E.2d 800 (1995). Facts: Around midnight on May 14, 1993, there was a two-car collision on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. When State Trooper Robert Ahern arrived ... Read more

Excerpt #4 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

September 08, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
1:4. Operation of a motor vehicle Major case summaries Research References West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;332 West's Key Number Digest, Automobiles &key;355(6) C.J.S., Motor Vehicles ... Read more

Excerpt #3 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

August 31, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
If the defendant has been previously convicted or assigned to an alcohol or controlled substance education, treatment or rehabilitation program by a court of the commonwealth or any other jurisdiction ... Read more

Excerpt #2 from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

August 26, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
If the defendant has been previously convicted or assigned to an alcohol or controlled substance education, treatment, or rehabilitation program by a court of the commonwealth, or any other jurisdiction ... Read more

Excerpt from Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

August 19, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Over the next several months, we will be posting excerpts from my book Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts. We start with Chapter One and will be posting more as the months continue. Chapter 1. Offenses ... Read more

Wins in July 2015

August 18, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Dedham District Court – The officer testified that he stopped the client after watching the client force another vehicle onto the shoulder so she could pass and then rapidly accelerate while striking ... Read more

Wins in June 2015

August 18, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Brighton District Court – The officer testified that he stopped the client for driving without working rear parking lights.  The officer stated that the client had a hard time understanding ... Read more

Wins in 2015

June 02, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
May 2015 Plymouth District Court– The officer testified the client, who was driving a motorcycle crossed over the solid double yellow line into the opposite traffic lane and then drove less than one car ... Read more

Wins in 2014

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
December 2014 East Brookfield District Court– The officer testified that after being dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, he spoke with the client who appeared to have a broken, bloody nose from ... Read more

Wins in 2013

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
December 2013 Plymouth District Court– The officer testified he was dispatched to where client was reportedly parked in the inner dirt portion of a circle on a dead end road with the engine running ... Read more

Wins in 2012

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
December 2012 Plymouth District Court– After speeding and failing to stop for the officer who had his lights and siren on, the officer testified that while he lost the vehicle in pursuit, he recognized ... Read more

Wins in 2011

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
October 2011 Plymouth District Court– The officer responded to the report of an incident regarding an intoxicated male leaving a liquor store. Upon arrival, someone reported that the client had ... Read more

Wins in 2010

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
December 2010 Plymouth District Court– The police officer was dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle accident. The client was observed by a civilian witness to have hit two parked cars. ... Read more

Wins in 2009

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
December 2009 Orleans District Court– The client was described by the officer as going at a very high rate of speed. The officer indicated that the client had red, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol. ... Read more

Wins in 2008

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
December 2008 Brockton District Court– The police responded to a report of a car driving on a lawn, hitting a tree and fleeing from the scene. They responded to the location and found the client ... Read more

To DUI or not to DUI, that is the question - Part 1

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
A new client enters your office. He tells you he has been charged with his first DUI. The client reveals to you that on the night in question he was out with friends, had six mixed drinks, fell asleep ... Read more

To DUI or not to DUI, that is the question - Part 2

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Walk and Turn. The police report reveals that the client stepped off the designated line on 12 of the 18 steps and raised both of his arms approximately five inches from his side for balance. Sounds pretty ... Read more

Stephen Jones MSNBC OUI Video

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Stephen Jones MSNBC Video Anchor: Mr. Attila Kiss pulled his car off the highway and into the parking lot of a closed shopping mall in December 2000 to sleep off some Christmas cheer. He was awakened ... Read more

Massachusetts OUI Defense

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Formulating a defense for your OUI case Why Are People Most Often Pulled Over For DUI? In most cases, if you have been pulled over and subsequently charged with operating under the influence, you have ... Read more

Refusing Massachusetts Breath Test

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Refusing the Massachusetts OUI breath test What If I Failed The Breath Test? If you've refused the breath test and your license has been suspended as result of that, you have a 15-day window upon which ... Read more

Massachusetts Field Sobriety Testing

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
An explanation of the Massachusetts field sobriety tests Is A Failed Field Sobriety Test Defendable? The vast majority of people arrested for OUI or DUI or DWI are arrested based upon their performance ... Read more

OUI Penalties in Massachusetts

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Overview of the OUI Penalties in Massachusetts What Are The Penalties for DUI in Massachusetts? On a first offense, there is a presumption that you will get the same disposition on your case after ... Read more

Massachusetts Failed Breath Test

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Misconceptions of the Massachusetts breath test Is A Failed Breath Test Defensible? A common misconception about the breath test is that it's accurate. It doesn't test for alcohol. It assumes your ... Read more

Massachusetts Drunk Driving Defense

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Defending Your OUI Case in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Defending Drunk Driving Arrests in Massachusetts I'm glad and proud that we've helped so many people get their lives back on track, and ... Read more

Worcester County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Worcester County is a serious offense that can result in harsh consequences, including jail time, monetary fines, and loss of driving privileges. ... Read more

Suffolk County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level in Massachusetts is .08%. Even if you took the breathalyzer and tested over this BAC limit, fighting your driving under the influence (DUI) case is possible. ... Read more

Plymouth County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
You've been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Plymouth County, and you have questions about what will happen now. Will you serve jail time? How long will your driver's license be suspended? ... Read more

Norfolk County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
After a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in Norfolk County, you have a lot of decisions to make. Should you just contest the charges? Should you hire a DUI defense attorney? Many people mistakenly ... Read more

Nantucket County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
If you have been charged with a Nantucket driving under the influence (DUI) offense, you have come to the right place. Attorney Stephen L. Jones has a successful track record of having his clients' charges ... Read more

Middlesex County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
If you are facing a drunk-driving charge, DUI attorney Stephen L. Jones is here to help. Mr. Jones is well-known throughout the Massachusetts legal community for his dedication to clients accused of ... Read more

Hampshire County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Despite what many people assume, successfully fighting a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Hampshire County is certainly possible. Attorney Stephen L. Jones has dedicated his practice to helping ... Read more

Hampden County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
When you are charged with a driving under the influence (DUI) offense in Hampden County, you may feel that fighting your charges is hopeless. Please know that this is certainly not the case. A qualified ... Read more

Franklin County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Expensive fines, probation, community service, suspended driving privileges, substance abuse education classes, and even jail time are all penalties you could face if found guilty of driving under the ... Read more

Essex County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Have you been charged with a driving under the influence (DUI) offense in Essex County? If so, you need an attorney who has experience with this type of defense. Attorney Stephen L. Jones has dedicated ... Read more

Dukes County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Have you been accused of driving under the influence (DUI) in Massachusetts? You need a DUI attorney to handle your case in order to avoid a conviction that will have serious repercussions on your ... Read more

Bristol County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
If you have been arrested for committing a driving under the influence (DUI) offense in Bristol County, obtaining the services of an experienced defense attorney is in your best interest. Being charged ... Read more

Berkshire County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
Some people are tentative about the merits of retaining the services of a driving under the influence (DUI) attorney, believing the cost is prohibitive.  However, a drunk-driving conviction is generally ... Read more

Barnstable County DUI Attorney

May 23, 2015 by Stephen L. Jones
If you have been charged with a driving under the influence (DUI) offense in Barnstable County, hiring an experienced defense attorney is extremely important.  Your attorney can begin devising a ... Read more