DUI

 
 

Litigation | DUI

 
 
  • Fletcher Tilton has attorneys with years of proven experience handling cases of driving under the influence.
  • Our practice covers a wide geographic area, and we regularly appear in courts throughout Massachusetts.
  • We understand the stiff penalties in Massachusetts drunk driving cases and counsel many clients who might otherwise plead guilty.

 

Successful Outcomes in Stressful Situations

Driving or operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a severe charge under Massachusetts law with serious penalties. Convictions for multiple offenses are increasingly punitive.  Clients facing DUI charges understand the value of experienced, proven legal representation.

DUI penalties can differ depending on the facts of an individual case, as well as the nature of the charges.  Refusing a breath test, for example, may result in license suspension in Massachusetts drunk driving cases.

The attorneys of Fletcher Tilton bring the experience of hundreds of jury and jury-waived cases to each DUI defense. We relentlessly fight for the protection of our clients in drunk driving cases, as we recognize that the penalties can be life-altering.

Representative cases
  • Client was stopped on a country road late at night after driving down a large hill.  The police said he was speeding.  After field sobriety tests the defendant was arrested.  At trial it was demonstrated that the police officer neglected to mention in his report all the correct things that the defendant did during the field sobriety tests.  The client was found not guilty.
  • Police observed motor vehicle violations during a stormy night.  Client was stopped and police conducted field sobriety tests.  Client was placed under arrest and brought to the station where language issues, gastrointestinal upset, a reasonably positive field sobriety performance and a good booking video led to the client’s acquittal for OUI and resisting arrest. 
  • Client crashed his car into trees at the side of the road with a passenger on board.   Several police responded to the scene.  Client appeared confused as to time and location.  Police arranged for an ambulance to take him to the hospital where blood was obtained with a higher than legal blood alcohol level.  Client never consented to the test and questioned whether it was really necessary medically.  A motion to suppress was filed and allowed.  Defendant was found not guilty.

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