OUI Defense Attorney Mike Murray Recent Client Results:
On Tuesday, 6 June 2017, NOT GUILTY: In Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Defendant, Docket No. 1764 CR 0272, after trial, my client was found NOT GUILTY of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs (OUID)*. It is difficult for the Prosecution to prove these charges at trial without a drug test and expert testimony to interpret those tests before a jury. At a minimum the Commonwealth would need to present (1) reliable evidence as to the amount or concentration of the drug in the defendant’s system; and (2) expert testimony indicating that the concentration of the drug in the defendant’s system would impair his or her ability to operate a motor vehicle. Commonwealth v. Shellenberger, 64 Mass. App. Ct. 70 (2005) and Commonwealth v. Johnson, 59 Mass. App. Ct. 164 (2003). In this case the Commonwealth actually conducted a drug test, but the test they conducted was the wrong test (as they typically are) and we were also able to exclude testimony from the Prosecution’s so called Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). However, typically the prosecution will not dismiss these charges. Hire an OUI lawyer with experience and a thorough understanding of the OUI Drugs law in Massachusetts and what the Prosecution must do to prove these crimes.
On Wednesday, 10 May 2017, NOT GUILTY: In Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Defendant, Docket No. 1666 CR 1251, after trial, my client was found NOT GUILTY of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs, Third Offense (OUID)*. PRIOR TO WINING THIS TRIAL MY CLIENT WAS FACING A MANDATORY MINIMUM SIX (6) MONTHS IN JAIL AND AN EIGHT YEAR LICENSE LOSS.
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OUI Defense Attorney Mike Murray Client Testimonials:
“YOUR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN THE COURTROOM, your attention to details, I thought you had forgotten, AND YOUR ABILITY TO CONNECT TO THE JURY WHILE NOT DIMINISHING THE OFFICER’S ROLE WAS BRILLIANT!” Robert T., Westborough
“Mike, Once again, thank you so very much. NOTHING CAN SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH. What can I say that so many others have not already? Attorney Murray *KNOWS* the law! He was not only very professional, he was also very reassuring. When you need someone in your corner, he really has your back. He was on point at all times. I cannot thank this man enough. He truly takes care of his people. I do not say the word client because to him you do not feel like just a client. You truly feel that he has a vested interest in your outcome. Once again Mike….*YOU ARE THE MAN!*“ Carl W., Mendon
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If you have been charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, you should speak to an experience OUI Drugs (OUID) lawyer immediately.
Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (OUID) is a rapidly expanding but often difficult crime for the prosecutor to prove.
In Massachusetts, special laws require additional evidence to be presented in OUI drugs matters which the prosecution usually cannot provide.
It is difficult for the Prosecution to prove these charges at trial without a drug test and expert testimony to interpret those tests before a jury. At a minimum the Commonwealth would need to present (1) reliable evidence as to the amount or concentration of the drug in the defendant’s system; and (2) expert testimony indicating that the concentration of the drug in the defendant’s system would impair his or her ability to operate a motor vehicle. Commonwealth v. Shellenberger, 64 Mass. App. Ct. 70 (2005) and Commonwealth v. Johnson, 59 Mass. App. Ct. 164 (2003).
In addition, the Prosecution must identify the EXACT drug by which you are under the influence. In light of the above, this becomes even more difficult.
Often times the prosecutor will attempt to present a police officer that they call a “Drug Recognition Expert” or “DRE” . These police officers have only taken a week long course and then call themselves “Experts”. However, just because they call themselves experts does not mean they are experts at any discipline. When subject to a Voir Dire (preliminary examination or questioning) during a Motion in Limine, by an experienced and skilled defense attorney, their testimony is often excluded.
You need a lawyer who understands every portion of your OUI Drugs case and what the prosecution must prove.
Especially and particularly with OUI Drugs matters because they are often so difficult for the prosecution to prove, you should speak to and Experience OUI drugs lawyer immediately and certainly before you have submitted to any plea deal or admission to this crime.
I have been successfully advocating on behalf of my clients with Judges, prosecutors, probation officers and police officers for over TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, and I would be happy to do the same for you.
If you would like to discuss your case and situation with me pick up the phone and give me a call.
Emergency? Need Immediate Assistance?
Everyone is capable of making a mistake; however, the penalties for even a first offense OUI can be as significant as two and a half (2½) years in jail. While many first offender dispositions consist of a year of probation with a statutory loss of license, fines, fees and alcohol education program, the penalties for second and third offenses even when separated by years of clean driving can include mandatory minimum periods of incarceration. Do not go to court without a premier DUI Lawyer standing in front of you.
Penalties under Melanie’s Law
In 2005, Massachusetts passed Melanie’s Law. Under this new law, the criminal penalties for drunk driving become more severe with multiple convictions. As a result of this law and the harsher penalties it provides, it is extremely important to aggressively fight even a first OUI, DUI or DWI charge. Don’t turn one mistake into two: I have defended many people over the years charged with second or third offense OUI who have lamented the fact that they did not fight to defend their first OUI with a prior OUI attorney.
Know your rights. OUI attorney Murray provides aggressive criminal defense for people accused of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor. I have effectively defended the rights of clients throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years.
Emergency? Need Immediate Assistance?
If you have been accused of Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (OUID, DWID, DUID or “Drugged Driving”), you are in a battle against the Government and resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thus, you face a prosecution team of attorneys backed by the resources of the Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a single purpose — to get a conviction.
Without an experienced OUID Attorney fighting for you, you are in an unfair fight. You should act fast and act decisively to protect your rights. Don’t wait to take action.