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Operating under the influence (OUI) is heavily enforced by Maine State Police and local officers. However, many good people have been arrested for OUI and their side of the story deserves to be heard.
Attorney Bowe of the Law Office of Matthew D. Bowe has the experience necessary to properly defend an OUI charge. He has the determination to handle the most complicated cases and understands the current OUI laws and regulations.
If you have been arrested for OUI, there are a number of concerns Attorney Bowe can address:
- When will I lose my license? For how long?
- Can I get a work-restricted license?
- What does my intoxilyzer test result mean?
- Will the DA seek jail time?
- What will happen at the first court date?
Maine OUI Cases
OUI cases in Maine can become very complicated and difficult to navigate. The police look for clues based on studies from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The police need to be trained properly and certified in order for their testimony to be accepted. They also need to abide by the proper procedures.
What is the difference between OUI, DUI and DWI?
Maine’s state legislature has chosen the term “OUI” (Operating Under the Influence) to describe the crime of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs to a level that leaves the driver unable of operating a motor vehicle safely. You may have heard other states use different terms to identify this crime, such as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence).
The legislature has made the OUI law in order to gain a conviction through the intoxilyzer test or by the person’s actions based on the impairment of his or her mental and physical faculties.
Maine uses the Intoxilyzer 8000 to attempt to show that the person has a breath alcohol content of .08 or higher. This .08 BAC number reflects the amount of grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
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