I got an oui back in the fall, and am currently on probation. Originally I went to see my psychiatrist while drunk, and she turned me away and told me to leave, nobody helped me, or stopped me. And I continued to drink and eventually got an oui after I parked my car off the side of the highway.
The facility does not have an obligation to intervene and prevent you from committing a crime. You are responsible for your OUI not the doctor, and need to focus your efforts on defending yourself against ti, not trying to find a third party to blame.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
No. But you might have a defense to your OUI if you were parked on the road and not observed actually driving. Contact a lawyer and let them see the police report. The prosecutors in your county are pretty tough but I've one this type of case many, many times.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline