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... Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
For example, if your wife killed someone by driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and they are currently in the system for future sentencing. Can a civil attorney of the victim's family take her mortgage or the estate's value if she filed jointly with her husband who committed... Read more »
A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This is something that would require more thorough analysis than solely looking at tax filing status (you mention filing jointly). Attorneys would look at ownership of the property and assets, not only tax...Read more »
Hi! I am a former UPS driver who was terminated after an employee accused me of drinking alcohol in the UPS truck and "acting drunk". The police were called and I passed a field sobriety test. My manager required me to submit to a "drug and alcohol test" although when I went... Read more »
Generally speaking, an employer can always require a drug test. However, your question appears under the heading of "workers' compensation," which only deals with workplace injuries. It belongs under the heading of "employment law," and I will defer to experts in that...Read more »
I was suspected of an OUI (first offense) and took a breathalyzer because I was under the impression that my license would be taken for an automatic 90-day suspension. After the 90 days, I was told by the Registry of Motor Vehicle Appeal Board that they wanted to hold my license until my case was... Read more »
There is no contract here. Driving is a "privilege" and not a right and therefore it is easier for the government to suspend or revoke your driving privileges. You should use the Find a Lawyer tab at the top of the page and consult with an attorney about the next steps, if not in the very...Read more »
If your driving privileges are revoked in New York (because New York cannot revoke an out of state license, only privileges), you need to complete the NY Impaired Driver Program (or out of state equivalent) and request a conditional license from New York State to be able to drive in New York....Read more »
Every organization is going to have different rules on what they consider and colleges are no different. You will want to contact a good MA attorney who can advise you as to the potential expungement proceedings.
The Commonwealth requested that the Court deny my motion to withdraw my guilty plea. The reasons were not given in a professional manner. The reasons for denial were very poorly investigated. The letter amazingly sloppy and amazingly careless and without merit. Why did the Judge ask the district... Read more »
The Judge sent it to the District Attorney because all Motions must allow for hearing from both sides. In addition, if the DA's office wanted to agree it simplifies the hearing and the Judges allocation of time. If they object, then the judge knows they have to schedule an adversarial hearing...Read more »
This is a difficult question to answer as it needs more facts before an attorney can advise you. If you are charged with a crime, including operating under the influence of alcohol, you should contact an experienced DUI defense attorney.
There are two sets of "testing" that officers and troopers in Massachusetts employ. One is field sobriety testing, the other is the breath test. The short answer is that your refusal to submit to any tests is inadmissible in Massachusetts courts. That means that the jury...Read more »
I am a teacher and am finger printed when offered a new job. Does this still show up even though the arrest was 7 years ago? How do i answer "have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense"? on a job application
That sounds like a criminal conviction. Have a lawyer review the orders of the court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...Read more »
You can be charged with an OUI drugs for smoking marijuana. The officer should have had a drug recognition expert conduct some tests to determine if you were under the influence. Speak with a criminal defense attorney.
You have every right not to answer that specific question. That can be an incriminating statement that the police can use against you. You also do not have to take the field sobriety test or the breathalyzer.
I see no reason why not, unless a court ordered otherwise. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
I actually did go back to Maine only to have the case postponed. Hired ME. lawyer after that. Lawyer got me an extension. Lawyer filed for a second and had it refused resulting in a bench warrant. I'm still MA. resident and haven't driven for 13yrs. Would like to apply for MA. license so... Read more »
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