Operando Bajo La Influencia De Alcohol O Drogas
Frank Fernandez is an experienced criminal defense lawyer, who has defended clients against charges of drunk driving for years. It is important to understand your rights before getting pulled over especially when the consequence of your actions can result in a long suspension of your driver’s license for refusing to take the breathalyzer to potential incarceration if convicted of driving drunk.
Operando Bajo La Influencia de Licor Intoxicante
When an officer pulls you over it is because he has in his mind a good reason to do so, or what is known as a “reasonable suspicion” that either a traffic violation has occurred or a crime such as operating under the influence is being committed. The reason for the stop can be as simple as a broken taillight to observations of swerving within a lane, crossing back and forth over a center line or speeding or driving too slow. Whatever the reason the officer when approaching your vehicle after a stop will always be very aware of your appearance, what you are doing and saying and what is taking place in your vehicle.
Any experienced state trooper or police officer will tell you that vehicle stops are always a great unknown and the most dangerous part of their job. From an officer’s perspective, he never knows who is inside a vehicle as he approaches and will always assume the worst, that a person may be armed and dangerous. Troopers and officers are shown surveillance videos in their training academy which show officers being shot and killed performing what looks like an innocent, routine traffic stop in the middle of the day. They approach your vehicle alert and ready for anything. It is important to know the officer’s perspective; it is his observations that will be recorded in his report and form the basis of his testimony at trial.
Tercero: Que durante el funcionamiento del vehículo, el acusado se encontraba bajo la influencia de bebidas alcohólicas. En este punto, el jurado debe ser instruido sobre las definiciones de “Operación de un vehículo de motor” (Instrucción 3.200), “W Pública ay” (Instrucción 3.280), y bajo la influencia de bebidas alcohólicas (que sigue), a menos que el demandado ha estipulado a estos elementos. Consulte las instrucciones siguientes con respecto a estipulaciones.
Being prepared and responsive once an officer approaches your vehicle gives you the best chance at trial. To be able to ask an officer months after an arrest at trial to recall my client’s behavior and whether he was polite and responsive to his questions, and confirm that he did not lean on his vehicle or sway can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.
Drunk driving laws OUI, DUI in Massachusetts: