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DUI Defense Specialist – Board Certified

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Tri State Protection for MA, NH, & ME

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Tri State Protection for MA, NH, & ME

DUI Defense Specialist – Board Certified

Proven legal protection in DUI and Drunk Driving Cases, NH & MA

If you have been accused of drunk driving, there’s hope!

You might not have to plead out! Below is an extensive list of DUI cases and drunk driving cases in MA and NH that might have been plead out if they had been handled by some Attorneys. ButAttorney Bowser will work diligently on your behalf in NH or MA DUI cases and drunk driving cases, and question every single claim of the Prosecution, piece by piece. In the more challenging cases,Attorney Bowser knows how to aggressively take drunk driving cases and DUI cases to trial and win. Let Attorney Bowser protect your legal rights in MA and NH. Call 1-888-526-9737 during the hours of 9AM to 5PM or send Attorney Bowser details of your arrest in the form to the right.

The Court Appearance List page depicts the wide geographic area his practice covers and the numerous Courts where he has regularly appeared to successfully fight for the protection of his clients in drunk driving and other criminal cases.

Because the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire each have their own unique body of law applicable to the defense of drunk driving cases, a drunk driving attorney in NH or MA must be well-versed in both. There are major differences between the two states in the rules of criminal procedure, court rules, rules of evidence, and professional ethics.

Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Michael Bowser has tried to verdict hundreds of DUI cases in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and dealt with the complicated legal ramifications of a cross border defense practice.

Verdicts and settlements by year

2016

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

MA OUI Charge Dismissed

January, 2016

Police respond to report of accident where one car backed up into the reporting person’s car outside of a busy downtown nightclub. The reporting witness claims that the client switched seats with the passenger after the collision but before the police arrived. The scene is chaotic with reported fights in the street outside of the club. The defense challenges the witness’ ability to identify the client as the actual driver which he cannot do during a non-suggestive identification process on the day of trial. OUI charge dismissed for lack of prosecution. Enhanced Lifetime Lookback Consequences under Melanie’s Law avoided.

NH DWI Charge Dismissed

January, 2016

Police respond to report of injured party falling out of golf cart at a home on a private way in NH. Driver admits to consuming alcohol and is arrested following filed sobriety tests. Issues of public way and operation of a motor vehicle are contested but New Hampshire law is decidedly against the defense based on recent NH Supreme Court decision. Defense negotiates dismissal of DWI charge prior to trial.

Not Guilty Verdict MA OUI Charge

January, 2016

Driver stopped by police for failure to display proper registration and plates, but no erratic operation. Officer notes odor of alcohol, glassy eyes and slurred speech and that driver appears highly nervous and/or agitated. Driver denies drinking and he collapses twice once outside of car. Police allege he passed out, while defense contends he fainted or was ill. Not guilty verdict following trial.

NH Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Vacated

January, 2016

Massachusetts driver involved in single car accident in NH. Following transport to hospital for minor injuries driver consents to police request for blood test. Defense conducts Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing at NH DMV to challenge six (6) month loss of driving privileges. State’s witness is not able to establish validly conducted blood test without necessary witness from State Laboratory. NH ALS suspension vacated and reciprocal suspension of Massachusetts Driver’s license avoided.

NH DWI Charge Dismissed

January, 2016

Massachusetts driver stopped by New Hampshire police and charged with DWI. Standard allegations of odor of alcohol, slurred speech and unsteadiness and difficulty with field sobriety tests. Defense insists upon trial date before District Court on NH DWI charge. State is unable to go forward at trial date due to unavailable witness. Defense negotiates dismissal of DWI charge which avoids Enhanced Lifetime lookback consequences under Melanie’s Law for Massachusetts resident because of prior continuance without a finding (C.W.O.F.) disposition on an earlier MA OUI Charge.

Not Guilty Verdict MA OUI Charge

January, 2016

Driver stopped when he passes too closely to cruiser on side of road and then allegedly drives over double yellow line nearly striking another oncoming cruiser. Defense succeeds in suppressing some post arrest statements and the .24 breath test evidence. Police allege driver is unsteady, confused and slurring his words roadside. Defense uses booking video to refute these allegations. Not Guilty verdict following trial. Enhanced Lifetime lookback consequences under Melanie’s Law avoided.

NH DWI Charge Dismissed

February, 2016

Massachusetts driver is arrested for DWI in New Hampshire in 1995 but fails to ever appear in Court on the charge. Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will not reinstate driver’s license in MA until he clears NH DWI matter. Counsel appears with client to clear default and remove warrant in NH Court. Despite age of case, Police witnesses are still available and prosecution is determined to go forward. Defense negotiates outright dismissal of DWI charge. Enhanced Lifetime lookback consequences of Melanie’s Law avoided, due to client’s prior record of OUI matters.

NH DWI Charge Dismissed

February, 2016

Police respond to parking lot to investigate a reported fight between a female and her boyfriend. It is early morning hours, and the police tell both parties to return to their hotel room. Hours later the same parties are reportedly fighting in parking lot again, and have driven into the Police Department Parking Lot. The same police officer stops the client as she drives out of the police parking lot. After a brief investigation the driver is arrested and charged with DWI. The defense is prepared to argue a Motion to Suppress, alleging the police lacked reasonable grounds to stop and detain the driver, based on an anonymous report of another fight, between the driver and her boyfriend. DWI charge dismissed prior to trial.

NH DWI Charge Dismissed

February, 2016

Off duty police officer calls in erratic operator who is having terrible difficulty maintaining lane control on highway and upon exit to local roads during in mid-day traffic. Reporting party follows driver to store parking lot where he abruptly stops and appears to recline in driver’s seat and fall asleep. Responding local Police Officers wake driver and demand he exit to perform field sobriety tests. Driver refuses all testing and refuses to answer questions or allow search of his vehicle. Defense is prepared to argue fatigue was cause of erratic driving and client’s non-compliance with police demands for information is constitutional exercise of his rights, not evidence of “consciousness of guilt.” DWI charge dismissed prior to trial.

MA Chemical Test Refusal Suspension (CTR) Vacated

February, 2016

Police respond to report of crashed vehicle engulfed in flames. Driver is found nearby, unhurt, but apparently highly intoxicated. Driver refuses medical treatment and is subsequently arrested and transported to police station for booking. Police allege driver is in and out of consciousness during booking, but she agrees to take a breath test. During breath test sequence the driver vomits into breath test tube. The police deem her a “refusal” and impose a 180 day Chemical Test Refusal Suspension through the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The RMV Hearings Division upholds the suspension. Counsel successfully appeals the decision to the local District Court which reverses and vacates the 180 Chemical Test Refusal Suspension.

NH DWI Charge Dismissed/NH ALS Suspension Dismissed

February, 2016

MA resident stopped by NH Police and charged with DWI. Post arrest breath test result .10 BrAC. Defense conducts ALS hearing at NH DMV and defeats six (6) month Administrative License Suspension (ALS) because state does not properly document breath test results and machine calibration. DWI charge is later dismissed for lack of prosecution because arresting officer is not available as necessary witness. All reciprocal suspension time in Massachusetts is avoided.

Verdicts and settlements by year

2016

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Past successful case results are not a guarantee or promise of a similar result in your case. Each case is factually distinct with various applicable legal standards. Further, as a trial lawyer with the experience of hundreds of completed Jury and Bench DUI trials in Massachusetts and New Hampshire Attorney Bowser understands the risks associated with the adversarial trial process. Any lawyer who claims never to lose cases doesn’t really try cases, especially difficult cases. Anonymous factual/legal summaries are authorized in advance by clients.

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