Hingham DUI Attorney – James G. DeGiacomo
If you were charged with DUI in the Hingham area, it is important to contact an experienced Hingham DUI Attorney to ensure that your rights are being protected. If you were charged with DUI or OUI of Hanover, Hull, Hingham, Norwell, Rockland, or Scituate then your case will be heard in the Hingham District Court. Attorney James G. DeGiacomo is a former prosecutor from the Hingham District Court and has successfully defended hundreds of people there.
Elements of a DUI Case
When charged with a DUI or OUI, the prosecutor must prove three things:
- That you were operating a motor vehicle
- That you were on a public way.
- That you were under the influence of alcohol.
While these may seem easy for the prosecutor to prove, each element can have complications that are important for an experienced Hingham DUI attorney to look into.
Operation. What is operation? Operation has been defined as having control of a motor vehicle when some part of that vehicle is running. This can be easy to prove when the car is seen driving, but the lines can get blurry when someone is parked or is found outside of their car – even if no one else is around.
Public way. What is a public way? A public way is defined as a street or road that the public have the right to access. Driving on Route 3? That’s a public way. What about a long driveway? Or a private road? Those are not public ways.
Intoxication. There are many ways that the prosecutor would like to prove intoxication. They can use blood tests, breathalyzer tests, or simply the observations of a police officer. However, none of these are infallible – especially the observations of a police officer when there are field sobriety tests. An experienced Hingham DUI Attorney, such as James DeGiacomo, has to the tools to attack these tests and has been successful in having blood tests, breathalyzer tests, and fields sobriety tests thrown out.
Hingham Attorney James G. DeGiacomo
James G. DeGiacomo is an experienced Hingham DUI Attorney, Norwell DUI Attorney and Scituate DUI Attorney, who has successfully defended hundreds of clients in the Hingham District Court. If you were arrested for DUI or OUI in the Hingham area, call James G. DeGiacomo right away. He is available 24/7 at (617) 941-3666 for free consultations.
DeGiacomo Hingham office is located at 350 Lincoln Street, Suite 2400, Hingham, MA 02043.