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  • What is the procedure for someone who is charged with OUI for marijuana

    pulled over and given a sobriety test

    John’s Answer

    The same procedure for someone charged with OUI alcohol. The state has to prove the marihuana effected your ability to drive safely. You have all the same rights to file similar motions to suppress evidence and fight the case. Best to consult with an OUI lawyer for more case specific info.
    Good luck

    John Seed
    617.254.8000
    www.johnseedlaw.com

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  • I was arrainged for my second DUI, 1st was 8 years ago, on 7/6/13. I did not qualify for court lawyer.

    I met with attorney and signed contract. I agreed to pay one thousand before next court date 8/28/13. I do not have it because I had to move so I could keep job. I could afford weekly payments. The problem is I can't afford to lose and pay. I am m...

    John’s Answer

    You have two options for resolving your second offense OUI case; one is jail time (60 day minimum) and the other is the 14 day inpatient program. That is the law and no ADA is going to give you anything less. If you think you have a good case then fight it - but you need an attorney. Considering you've already hired one, you should communicate these issues to him.

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  • Can my bail revoked if I was summons to court for a new charge

    The new charge was larceny over 250

    John’s Answer

    Yes it's possible if the new offense took

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  • Can I cop have cause to arrest me because I took a pain pill 24 hours ago? Give me tests and arrest me with no evidence

    I was at a stop and letting cars go when a cop came up to my car. I waved to both officers where I was going and I stayed put . He asked me what I was on and i said i took a pain pill last night for my Legs. My car didn't smell. He yelled at me...

    John’s Answer

    Looks like you have been charged with OUI drugs. Best to consult with an OUI DUI defense lawyer ASAP and review the police report. Good luck.

    John Seed

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  • I took breathalizer but machine would not register. officer took licence and said it was same as refusing. I have copd?

    I did not refuse. I intend on fighting it. The officer wrote that he believed I was not trying. I was trying.

    John’s Answer

    It is marked as a refusal because you did not successfully complete the test. It does not matter what the officer says regarding whether you tried or not. Because it was deemed a refusal, there can be no testimony regarding the breath test or its attempts used against you at trial. This probably helps your defense. Consult with an OUI attorney asap.

    Best,

    John Seed
    617.254.8000

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  • If I have been charged with a DUI in Massachussettes but have not had my case heard yet will it show in a criminal query?

    I am applying for job and they run criminal backround ckecks. I have not had my day in court yet. I am fighting charge.

    John’s Answer

    The charge will appear on your criminal record once you have been arraigned on the charges. Although no disposition will enter on the record until the case is resolved, it will appear as an open matter.

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  • How much does it cost to expunge domestic violence from record?

    There are 2 records of domestic violence with my girlfriend. But no where on there did i actually hit her. They have been dismissed and we have been together for years now. This record, however is affecting me and finding/keeping a job.

    John’s Answer

    The more realistic option for you is sealing your record. Expungement is nearly impossible.

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  • My 17 year son was pulled over last night for failure to stop/yield and for breaking his JOL operating license( driving at 1:30

    no prior trouble what so ever, was given a summons Mass Uniform Citation for criminal. What do we do now? They said he would be receiving something in the mail, but the back of the Mass Uniform Citation it states that we need to sign and mail t...

    John’s Answer

    He will be receiving a summons in the mail to appear for a court hearing. Consult with a criminal attorney prior to going to court.

    Best,

    John Seex

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  • What do police officers see when they run your plate? my licence is suspended but my insurance and registration are fine.

    im debating on just driving and driving extremly under the radar no speeding ect..

    John’s Answer

    They will see the license of the person associated with the registration. If its you, they will see your suspended status.

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  • My son was just arrested for heroin (enough to place him in the trafficking category). What options does he have?

    He is a non-violent person, but suffers from an extreme addiction to opiates. He has been in and out of the "system" for 10yrs. I strongly believe that addicts and alcoholics do not belong in the punitive system (unless violent and dangerous). ...

    John’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney ASAP who has experience in drug cases, experience with addiction and experience in Superior Court. Good luck

    John Seed

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