Published by Boston, Massachusetts DUI Attorney

Once again I’m Boston criminal defense attorney Ben Urbelis. The prosecution began putting forth its case after opening statements by calling Lorne Giroux to the stand. I found myself questioning why the prosecution decided to kick off their case with this particular witness. You see, each side can call its own witnesses in any order it chooses, and there’s always a strategy in determining that order. As I explained before, I found ADA Bomberg’s opening statement to lack a clear narrative, or story, that the prosecution would intend to tell, particularly without putting forth their theory on motive. Lorne Giroux took the stand first, and really just testified that the victim, Odin Lloyd, worked for him, was a reliable worker, and unexpectedly did not show up for work on the morning of Monday, June 18th. Mr. Giroux texted Odin Lloyd, but got no response. After Lloyd did not show up for work that Tuesday morning either, Mr. Giroux again texted Odin Lloyd. After receiving no response, he was later contacted by the authorities and informed that Mr. Lloyd was dead. It looks like the prosecution perhaps called this witness in order to show that Mr. Lloyd was a reliable worker and probably would not have been looking to find an after party at 2:30 in the morning with Aaron Hernandez if he had to work just a few hours later. Other than that, I didn’t find Mr. Giroux to be a significant witness and apparently neither did defense attorney Charlie Rankin. In any trial, when the prosecution offers a witness, the defense has an infinite number of tactical decisions to make.

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Military DUI Lawyer

If you are a member of the military and get arrested for DUI, you could face military consequences in addition to the typical civilian consequences of jail time, fines and alcohol treatment. An experienced Federal DUI Lawyer can make sure that your rights are protected. If you are arrested for DUI on a military base, charges could be filed in the county you were arrested in or by the federal prosecutor, depending on which agency made the arrest. If you are a civilian and were stopped outside the military gate by the Washington State Patrol, Sheriff’s Department or city police agency, your case will most likely be filed by the county or city prosecutor. If you were arrested for DUI by the military police inside the military gates, your case will probably be filed in the U.S. District Court, regardless of whether or not you are a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine. If you are a member of the military, you can also be charged in a military court under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Once arrested for DUI, your privilege to drive off base will be revoked unless you request a hearing. If you have committed what the military deems as a minor disciplinary offense, you may be charged with an Article 15 Non-Judicial Punishment by your commanding officer. An experienced Military DUI Attorney can review your case and identify favorable legal issues, potentially saving you from a DUI conviction and license suspension, as well as protecting your military career. We are proud to represent military members in Federal Court as well as local courts in Lakewood, Tacoma, Olympia, Bremerton, and throughout the Puget Sound.

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UT DWI Penalties, Laws, Suspensions and Information.

ISSUE ONE: The Utah Implied Consent: Under Utah law, a person operating a motor vehicle in Utah is considered to have given the person’s consent to a chemical test or tests of the person’s breath, blood, urine, or oral fluids for the purpose of determining whether the person was operating or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. Pursuant to Utah’s implied consent law, your Utah drivers license was most likely revoked for 18 to 36 months if you refused a chemical test. ISSUE TWO: The Utah DUI Criminal Case: Separate from the implied consent license proceeding is the criminal charge either for driving under the influence. RELATED TO ISSUE TWO ABOVE: If you are convicted of the DUI charge, your Utah license for between 30 days and three years depending on your DUI / DWI history. A person charged with a DUI in Utah may be allowed to plead to an alcohol related reckless driving under some circumstances. A DUI conviction will go on your Utah driving record and remain indefinitely. If you are a Utah licensed driver and you are convicted of a DWI / OWI / DUI in another state, Utah will suspend or revoke your license if it learns of your conviction. If you are convicted of a Utah DUI offense, you will be required to install an IID in your vehicle for at least 18 months. The FAA has special reporting requirements for certain Motor Vehicle Actions including Utah DUI convictions and implied consent license revocations. You have an absolute right to represent yourself on any Utah criminal charge no matter how serious including an Utah DUI charge.

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