It won't happen to me. That only happens to other people. I have only had a few, nothing will happen. Are these your thoughts or were these your thoughts before you were arrested for OUI. Drunk Driving is one of those crimes that seems to effect the average Joe and the average Jill. In Fact, many attorneys refer to Drunk Driving as the white collar crime of the middle class. As the crime log posts below demonstrate these are average people in the community and the arrests happened not late at night but in the early afternoon and late evening.
Wendy F. Liversidge, 62, 11A Partridge Lane, Salisbury, was arrested Wednesday at 1:48 p.m. and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and license not in possession. Sgt. Robert Roy and officer Bruce Dow made the arrest on Partridge Lane.
Kathleen M. Borruso, 53, 26 Susans Way, Fremont, N.H., was arrested Wednesday at 7:56 p.m. and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Officers Eaton, McGinnis and Sgt. William Steeves made the arrest on Merrimac Street following a motor vehicle accident.
Additionally, it is not just the Drunk Driving (OUI) charge that individuals receive often they are additionally charged with Negligent Operation as is evidenced by the arrest of Ms. Borruso mentioned above. Under M.G.L Ch. 90, s.24(2)(a) Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle is a criminal offense with a potential penalty of jail of not less than 2 weeks and up to 2 years. To prove Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, the prosecutor must prove that 1.) you operated a vehicle, 2.) on a public way 3.) in a negligent manner as to potentially endangered the public.
With these sort of stakes it is important to engage an experienced criminal defense attorney early. At The Newton Law Firm, Attorney David Newton has years of experience dealing with these types of criminal charges. Call Today for a Free Consultation. 617-466-6068
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