Newton DUI Attorney
The Newton District Court is located at 1309 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465. This court is where all cases that originate out of Newton are handled. All cases in the Newton District Court are prosecuted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The Newton District Court is a small court, however, it handles arraignments, pre-trials, motions, and trials.
Attorney James G. DeGiacomo has handled many different types of cases out of the Newton District Court. For more information, see below.
Common DUI Question: What is a CWOF on an OUI
A common question asked of Attorney James G. DeGiacomo with OUI or DUI cases is: “what is a CWOF?” CWOF stands for “Continuance Without A Finding,” and it is a type of disposition that can be given for many difference charges if the defendant decides to plead instead of taking the case to trial. A CWOF is only available to people charged with a First Offense OUI or people charged with a Second Offense OUI when their first offense was over ten years ago.
The benefit of a CWOF is that at the end of the probation term, the case is dismissed, meaning that if you didn’t have any convictions on your criminal record prior to your OUI, you still won’t have any afterwards. However, there are downsides as well. One of those is that your insurance company will still consider it a conviction and raise your rates. You also aren’t able to avoid any addition license suspensions.
Because of the pros and cons of a CWOF, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced Newton DUI Attorney to review your case.
Attorney James G. DeGiacomo
James G. DeGiacomo is an experienced Newton DUI Attorney, who has successfully defended many clients in the Newton District Court. If you were arrested for DUI or OUI in the Newton area, call James G. DeGiacomo right away. He is available 24/7 at (617) 941-3666 for free consultations.