The ongoing pandemic has affected nearly every facet of life, including court processes and OUI charges. Navigating an OUI charge in Massachusetts is complicated already, but new COVID protocols can make it even more difficult to manage it on your own. Here is what happens when you get a DUI during COVID, and how an attorney can help.
OUI Charges During COVID
In the midst of lockdowns, travel restrictions, and restaurant and bar closures, it makes sense that there has been a decline in the number of DUI stops and charges. Still, with less cars on the road, traffic violations like speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence can be highly apparent to law enforcement monitoring the roads.
You can be certain that OUI charges are still being filed and pursued, even during this pandemic.
Court Processes During COVID
In August 2020, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts released its Court System Response to COVID-19. The extensive page provides links that offer details regarding:
- Court closures
- Limited court hours
- Virtual court services
- Jury information
- Contact information
- And more
While the state’s Court System Response page is updated frequently, the only way to be certain of the most up-to-date information regarding court processes, delays, and closures is to work with an experienced attorney who has connections to the inner workings of the court systems.
Fighting a DUI in Massachusetts During COVID
While many court processes have changed due to the pandemic, one thing remains the same - the need to work with an experienced DUI attorney who will fight your charges and win your case. The complications caused by court closures and trial delays make it more important than ever to have a reliable OUI lawyer on your side who can walk you through the process. Contact Attorney Jay Milligan today for a free case evaluation.