Massachusetts Operating Under the Influence – Police Report
A police report is the first and perhaps most important document to review when you are charged with Operating Under the Influence in MA. Everything that the officer will claim in court as evidence will be based on what is in the police report – any statements you made, your behavior, and other impressions the officer may have noted could be important. Even more important, the procedures and field sobriety tests that the police need to follow are very specific, and they don’t always do them correctly.
I have taken the same training class that the police take, so I am thoroughly familiar with the process. When I take a look at your police report, I’ll be able to get a good handle on your case very quickly, and I’ll look for any mistakes the police may have made in your specific case denying you your constitutional rights. What isn’t in the report can often be as important as what is in the report. The more gaps there are, the more I can argue at trial how you must have been in control of the car, not staggering, or the officer surely would have included that fact in the report.
After I study the police report on your case, I’ll be in a good position to help you decide whether to fight the charge, or plead out your Operating Under the Influence charge.
You should be able to get a copy of the police report at the arraignment. If they didn’t give you a copy, you or your lawyer can request one.
You can fax me your police report anytime at (781) 380-7735. I’ll call you back promptly, and I’ll give you the benefit of my experience and explain what it says, and what your best options are. I’ll let you know my take on the facts of your case, with no obligation to you as part of a free consultation.
Call Russell Matson’s cell phone to talk to an attorney anytime at (781) 380-7730.