Sunday, April 27, 2014

Federal OUI In Massachusetts Lawyers 36 CFR 4.23

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court.

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

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For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.
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Nicholas v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed a magistrate's judgment, which convicted him of the misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (OUI) under 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1).

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Consistent with First Circuit authority, a district court reviews a guilty verdict to determine whether, after viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, any rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crimes beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • The elements of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) are: (1) defendant was operating or in actual physical control of a vehicle; (2) while under the influence of alcohol to a degree of intoxication that rendered him incapable of safe operation; and, (3) within the boundaries National Park Service lands. 
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Friday, April 25, 2014

Federal OUI In Massachusetts Lawyers Operating Under Influence Alcohol

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

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For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

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Garry v. United States

Facts:

Defendant was charged in two violation notices with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OUI) of alcohol and refusal to take a breath test in the Cape Cod National Seashore in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) and (c)(2). After a nonjury trial, the court found defendant guilty of both charges. Defendant filed a motion for a required finding of not guilty on the charge of refusing the breath test.

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Under Massachusetts law, there are administrative penalties for a person under the age of twenty-one whose blood alcohol content is.02 or higher.
  • Under 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(c)(2), refusal to take a breath test is not an option; refusal to take the test is "prohibited."
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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Federal OUI In Massachusetts Lawyers 36 CFR 4.23

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

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Richard v. United States

Facts:

During a bench trial, the court granted defendant's motion for judgment of acquittal on a charge of operating a motor vehicle in a national park with a BAC in excess of 0.08. The court then entered findings of fact and conclusions of law as they related to a charge pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) that defendant was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle because of alcohol consumption.

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • The C.F.R. gives no guidance as to the evidentiary relationship between any given blood alcohol test result and capability to safely operate a motor vehicle, the crucial element of the charge of operating a motor vehicle while incapable of safely operating the same.
  • To establish a violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1), the government must prove that the defendant was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle as a result of being under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs.
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Federal OUI In Massachusetts Lawyers 36 CFR 4.23

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

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Evans v. United States

Facts:

Defendant was charged with operating under the influence (OUI) of alcohol, a violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1), unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, a violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.22(b)(1), and refusal to submit to a chemical test, a violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1). Before the court was defendant's motion to dismiss the complaint or, in the alternative, suppress evidence derived from the stop of defendant's vehicle by a United States park ranger.

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • When history has not provided a conclusive answer, courts have analyzed a search or seizure in light of traditional standards of reasonableness by assessing, on the one hand, the degree to which it intrudes upon an individual's privacy and, on the other, the degree to which it is needed for the promotion of legitimate governmental interests. When an officer has probable cause to believe a person committed even a minor crime in his presence, the balancing of private and public interests is not in doubt. The warrantless arrest is constitutionally reasonable.
  • The underlying command of the Fourth Amendment is reasonableness, and the fact that an arrest may have violated a territorial-limitation statute is merely a factor to be considered when deciding whether this constitutional mandate has been followed. A warrantless arrest by a law officer is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment where there is probable cause to believe that a criminal offense has been or is being committed.
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Federal OUI In Massachusetts Lawyers Reasonable Suspicion Arrest

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.
Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

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Moody v. United States

Facts:

Defendant's OUI arrest occurred after an officer saw him wandering drunkenly. Defendant then got into his van and fell asleep at the wheel with a beer can and the key in the ignition. A search of the van incident to arrest produced drugs. Based on the Fourth Amendment, the court upheld the denial of defendant's motion to suppress. There was a reasonable suspicion to think that the crime of OUI had been committed, which resulted in the search. Defendant's theory that reasonable suspicion of OUI could not exist because he was found asleep behind the wheel with the engine not running was rejected. The court also rejected defendant's argument that hearsay was erroneously admitted in violation of his rights under the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment based on Crawford. Crawford stated that a declarant's testimonial out-of-court statement was inadmissible unless one of three exceptions were met. Defendant challenged the admission of testimony indicating that a non-testifying informant stated that defendant was a drug dealer. Although the statement was testimonial, because defendant did not object and because the jury received a limiting instruction, there was no plain error.

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Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Reasonable suspicion, a less demanding standard than probable cause, denotes at least a minimal level of objective justification for a stop. In evaluating whether reasonable suspicion is present, a court looks at the totality of the circumstances to see whether the detaining officer had a particularized and objective basis for suspecting legal wrongdoing. A declarant's testimonial out-of-court statement is not admissible under the Confrontation Clause unless (1) the declarant testifies, or (2) the defendant had a prior opportunity for cross-examination and the declarant is unavailable, (3) the evidence is admitted for purposes other than establishing the truth of the matter asserted. 
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Disclaimer:


These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers Field Sobriety Tests

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

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Franco v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed his conviction in the United States District Court for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C.S. § 841(a)(1). Defendant had also been arrested for the traffic crime of operating under the influence (OUI) after he failed field sobriety tests for which ticket was issued.

If you are facing a federal OUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Reasonable suspicion, a less demanding standard than probable cause, denotes at least a minimal level of objective justification for a stop. In evaluating whether reasonable suspicion is present, a court looks at the totality of the circumstances to see whether the detaining officer had a particularized and objective basis for suspecting legal wrongdoing. Reasonable suspicion, a less demanding standard than probable cause, denotes at least a minimal level of objective justification for a stop. In evaluating whether reasonable suspicion is present, a court looks at the totality of the circumstances to see whether the detaining officer had a particularized and objective basis for suspecting legal wrongdoing.
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Disclaimer:


These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers 36 CFR 4.23

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

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Wilson v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed his conviction entered by the magistrate judge of violating 36 C.F.R. § 2.35(c), which prohibits presence in a national park while under the influence of alcohol to a degree that may endanger oneself, another person, or park property, under U.S. Const. amend. V. He had been imposed with a traffic ticket in the past for operating under influence (OUI) in Massachusetts. 

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • In considering the sufficiency of a guilty verdict, a district court sitting as an appellate court must review the guilty verdict to determine whether, after viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, any rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crimes beyond a reasonable doubt. Moreover, when reviewing a bench trial, the court is not free to reject either findings of fact of the trial judge or the conclusions he draws therefrom unless they are clearly erroneous, that is, unless, on the whole of the record, the court forms a strong, unyielding belief that a mistake has been made. Under this "clear error" standard, the appellant bears a heavy burden.
  • The phrase "presence in a park area" as used in 36 C.F.R. § 2.35(c) generates no vagueness problems. Furthermore, courts in various contexts have consistently held that the phrase "under the influence of alcohol" does not provide excessive discretion to law enforcement personnel.
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers National Park

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.
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Stevenson v. United States

Facts:

Defendant pled guilty to money laundering. Defendant raised issues with his presentence report, to wit: he challenged the criminal history points assigned for his prior traffic ticket convictions for operating a snowmobile under the influence (OUI) and for his conviction for violating a condition of his release, and he challenged the reduction given for his role in the offense, arguing that he was a minimal participant. The court addressed the issues.

If you are facing a federal OUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Under National Park Service (NPS) regulations, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence (OUI) within the boundaries of a national park. 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a). Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 2.18(a), § 4.23 is made applicable to the operation of snowmobiles. Therefore, under NPS regulations, the same section covers both snowmobile and motor vehicle OUI. In general, a motor vehicle operating under the influence (OUI) conviction carries with it mandatory jail terms, which escalate steeply with subsequent offenses, while a snowmobile OUI does not result in jail time for a first offense if there are no aggravating factors. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 29-A, § 2411; Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 12 , § 10701. However, if certain enumerated factors are present, then there is a minimum incarceration of not less than forty-eight hours for a snowmobile OUI violation. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 10701(3)(A)(1-3). The snowmobile OUI statute also imposes a mandatory jail term of seven days for a second offense and thirty days for subsequent convictions.
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers 36 CFR 4.23

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.
Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

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Holmes v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed a magistrate's judgment, which convicted him of the misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (OUI) under 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1).

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • The elements of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) are: (1) defendant was operating or in actual physical control of a vehicle; (2) while under the influence of alcohol to a degree of intoxication that rendered him incapable of safe operation; and, (3) within the boundaries National Park Service lands.
  • The text of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) prohibits not only operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence, but extends to being in actual physical control while under the influence. If being in actual physical control is to mean anything, it must refer to something less than actual operation. The regulation applies whether the vehicle is in motion or not. Under the regulation, the government is not required to prove that defendant was actually operating the vehicle, and the fact that his vehicle was parked does not by itself make the regulation inapplicable.
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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers Probable Cause

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

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Locke v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed his conviction in the United States District Court for operating under the influence (OUI) after he failed field sobriety tests. He had in the past been imposed with traffic ticket for speeding. 

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Reasonable suspicion, a less demanding standard than probable cause, denotes at least a minimal level of objective justification for a stop. In evaluating whether reasonable suspicion is present, a court looks at the totality of the circumstances to see whether the detaining officer had a particularized and objective basis for suspecting legal wrongdoing.
Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:


These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Federal OUI In Massachusetts Lawyers Field Sobriety Tests

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Oliver v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed his conviction in the United States District Court for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C.S. § 841(a)(1). Defendant had also been arrested for the state crime of operating under the influence (OUI) after he failed field sobriety tests.

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Reasonable suspicion, a less demanding standard than probable cause, denotes at least a minimal level of objective justification for a stop. In evaluating whether reasonable suspicion is present, a court looks at the totality of the circumstances to see whether the detaining officer had a particularized and objective basis for suspecting legal wrongdoing. A declarant's testimonial out-of-court statement is not admissible under the Confrontation Clause unless (1) the declarant testifies, or (2) the defendant had a prior opportunity for cross-examination and the declarant is unavailable, (3) the evidence is admitted for purposes other than establishing the truth of the matter asserted. 
Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:


These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers 36 CFR 4.23 Breath Test

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Charlie v. United States

Facts:

Defendant was charged in two violation notices with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and refusal to take a breath test in the Cape Cod National Seashore in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) and (c)(2). After a nonjury trial, the court found defendant guilty of both charges. Defendant filed a motion for a required finding of not guilty on the charge of refusing the breath test.  The Defendant had in an earlier proceeding been imposed with ticket for speeding. 

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Under Massachusetts law, there are administrative penalties for a person under the age of twenty-one whose blood alcohol content is.02 or higher.
  • Criminal liability for driving under the influence of alcohol is the same regardless of age in Massachusetts ; the prosecution must prove a blood alcohol content of.08 or higher.
  • Under 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(c)(2), refusal to take a breath test is not an option; refusal to take the test is "prohibited."
Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:


These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers Influence Alcohol Drugs

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc
.
Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

White v. United States

Facts:

Defendant was charged in two violation notices with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and refusal to take a breath test in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1) and (c)(2). After a nonjury trial, the court found defendant guilty of both charges. Defendant filed a motion for a required finding of not guilty on the charge of refusing the breath test.

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • Under Massachusetts law, there are administrative penalties for a person under the age of twenty-one whose blood alcohol content is.02 or higher.
  • Criminal liability for driving under the influence of alcohol is the same regardless of age in Massachusetts ; the prosecution must prove a blood alcohol content of.08 or higher.
  • Under 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(c)(2), refusal to take a breath test is not an option; refusal to take the test is "prohibited."
Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Federal OUI Ticket In Massachusetts Lawyers Sobriety Tests

If you have been charged with OUI which took place on a road owned by the Federal government, National Park Service land, place on federally owned property, including military bases or other government-owned lands or roads, such as the GW Parkway and the Pentagon parking lot then you will be prosecuted in a Federal court. 

Under 36 CFR 4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs

"(a)  Operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle is prohibited while:
    (1)  Under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, or drugs, or any combination thereof, to a degree that renders the operator incapable of safe operation; or
    (2)  The alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath is 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.08 grams or more of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. Provided however, that if State law that applies to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol establishes more restrictive limits of alcohol concentration in the operator's blood or breath, those limits supersede the limits specified in this paragraph."

Below is a sample case of federal DUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with federal DUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is for federal DUI?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of federal DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of federal DUI in Massachusetts.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Bolder v. United States

Facts:

Defendant appealed his conviction in the United States District Court for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C.S. § 841(a)(1). Defendant had also been arrested for the state crime of operating under the influence (OUI) after he failed field sobriety tests..

If you are facing a federal DUI case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Federal Court made the following holding:

  • The court rejects any argument that reasonable suspicion of operating under the influence cannot exist when an apparently intoxicated person is found asleep behind the wheel unless the engine is running.
Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.
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Mr. Gilmore earned his law degree at Boston University School of Law, one of the top law schools in the country. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Assumption College with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Prior to attending law school, he was a Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster with a large national insurer. Mr. Gilmore’s previous legal experience includes the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and the Committee for Public Counsel Services-Trial Division. More about Gilmore