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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Massachusetts on
Q: Does the Melanies Law Regarding having a mandatory breath Alyzer installed in vehicle for 2 years apply only in mass?

My finance got arrested 25 years ago for 2nd DUi and his license was suspended. He has not had a license or license infraction or drove in over 25 years and would like to get it back. He wants to know can he legally get his license in other states ( does the Melanies Law apply only in the state of... View More

Kris  Patria
Kris Patria
answered on Aug 31, 2022

Assuming that your fiancé was convicted of 2nd offense OUI in Massachusetts 25 years ago, he may be eligible to reinstate his driving privileges in Massachusetts, providing that he has fully complied with all relevant obligations resulting from his conviction, including fines and fees. With... View More

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Q: Officer made mistake in report can I use it against him at trial?

He said he like did something but it was another cop. Seems like a mistake as the other person got the same information but wondering if it helps my attorney get me a better deal

Kris  Patria
Kris Patria
answered on Aug 26, 2022

Mistakes in police reports can be used at trial to demonstrate that an officer has formed a wrong conclusion or conducts sloppy investigations. However, some mistakes are so minor and inconsequential that calling attention to them could backfire. A seasoned trial attorney will know what can type... View More

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