OUI, DUI, DWI, impaired driving or however you refer to it; a drunk driving charge is a serious issue. If you were arrested for operating under the influence it is important to understand what the Commonwealth needs to prove at trial to obtain a conviction in order to assist your attorney whose job it is to properly evaluate your case. OUI cases have unique statutory elements. Knowing what to look for and how to handle the evidence is crucial to a successful outcome.
If you have been arrested, you should prepare a detailed timeline of the events leading up to your arrest. This is an easy way for you to see what evidence may be missing and a good starting point for your attorney to begin his evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Your attorney will review your timeline and analyzes the evidence in your case so as to develop a case theory. By being involved in your case you will be better positioned to confront both the positive and negative aspects of what the Commonwealth must prove. Continue reading