If you are reading my website, I know that it is not a happy circumstance that brought you here. But I can help you solve your problem and get you back to your life.
My law firm is dedicated to helping people under extremely difficult and stressful circumstances, a Massachusetts DUI or OUI arrest. We are here to help you fix your legal problem, and get back to your life, and back on the road as quickly as is possible.
You will have to decide whether it makes sense to take a plea deal, or fight the case at trial. But I will help you go over all the pros and cons of each decision.
When we do work out plea deals, we try to expedite the process for you so you can be back to your normal routine in about a week. But we also fight lots of cases in court. This is an important choice I with help you work through.
There is no “one size fits all” answer for these questions or I’d just put it right here on the page for you! Every case is different, and it takes an experienced attorney to ask you a few questions and evaluate the answers. Did you take a breath test? Did you perform any field sobriety tests? What else happened during your arrest?
As part of a brief phone conversation with you, I’ll have a much better idea about what happened, what you are up against, and how we can solve your legal problem. Also, reviewing the police report is extremely helpful in understanding the evidence they have against you.
I have read many thousands of OUI police reports. So I’ve seen and heard it all. I will very quickly be able to size up your case and tell you what I think your best options are.
While many people are horrified when they read what the police officer wrote about them, I have found that it is often not nearly as bad as you think. After all, the officer did arrest you, so it is natural that he is going to make it seem like you were drunk and out of control. But that is very often not the case.
But you can decide all this for yourself. That is what our free consultation is all about. If you decide I’m not the attorney for you, for whatever reason, there is no obligation.
I take calls nights and weekends, because I know, if you’ve been arrested and have to be in court tomorrow for an arraignment, you are worried and don’t want to wait for answers. I wrote up a brief guide about what happens at an arraignment here.
Really, it will be ok!
But please call now if you need help. 781.380.7730.
Here’s What You Need to Know Right Now!
If you are about to appear in court for an Arraignment on an OUI charge, don’t panic! Here are Frequently Asked Questions and answers you need to be ready for court.
Here’s what you need to know before your next pretrial court date
There are lots of DUI and OUI attorneys out there. Here are just a few of the reasons why myself and the my associates at The Law Offices of Russell J. Matson, PC are the attorneys for you:
- Experience: This is what we do, everyday. I started my law practice in 1998 and I’ve been doing almost exclusively DUI defense for all these years. I have studied every aspect of DUI law.
- Preparation – When attorneys from my firm show up in court, we come armed with every possible motion, or piece of evidence imaginable to help or protect our clients rights. While you can’t predict everything that might happen in court, we are always ready to seize any opportunity that presents itself to help our clients. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a lawyer more prepared to defend an OUI case than my team.
- Empathy: While having the legal stuff down is critical, while in court we will ultimately be spending much more time just talking to you, explaining all your options in each situation and circumstance. That way, you can be a little more relaxed at this understandably stressful time.
- Results: We have negotiated some deals for clients in tricky cases that honestly, very few other lawyers could have pulled off. And when we take cases to trial, our record is very good. We win more than 2/3s of the time.
And after your court case is over, we are still not done. If you are eligible for a hardship license, we will help you get that approved. It is a relatively straightforward matter, but sometimes the paperwork can be a little tricky, so we will make sure to go with you to the Registry hearings office with you and get your limited hardship license.
And if there are other things we can do for you as a former client going forward, we will just do them. A recent court case changed the eligibility for license reinstatement, at least for a brief time. My staff combed through our previous case files, filed the appropriate paperwork, and I had the happy responsibility to call up clients from past years and let them know they could get their license back months before they ever expected!
We have represented clients in every district courthouse in Massachusetts. Myself or one of my associates are prepared to meet you in court whenever you need us. We like to travel and we are regulars in many courts across the Commonwealth, big and small.
With several talented attorneys at my firm, we are able to help a lot of people. On any given morning, I might have a jury trial in Brockton District Court, and my associate attorneys could have a Motion to Suppress hearing in Worcester, and an arraignment in Boston followed by a Registry hearing at the downtown RMV.
But we all follow the same high standards of case preparation and client service to get you the best outcome possible with the fewest additional difficulties in your life.
And we are all dedicated to focusing on the needs of our clients above all else.