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FACTS: Police claimed that my client was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Police claimed they approached my client on the side of the road with his girlfriend. After an aggressive questioning, they arrested my client and went through the booking procedure in the Palmer Police Department.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: 2 1/2 years in the house of corrections not less than $500 fine and not more than $5,000 dollar fine or both imprisonment and fines and license revoked for 1 year.

OUTCOME: After the district attorney introduce their entire case I filed a motion for a required finding of not guilty. The court took it under advisement and allowed my motion and entered not guilty on all counts.

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Joseph Bernard

Joseph Bernard has practiced in Hampden County, Springfield Massachusetts for over 20 years and reside in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

Fight to protect your future

If found guilty, you may be facing serious penalties and life altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines, court ordered alcohol treatment programs, and community service. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, your offense may be charged as a felony, which exponentially increases your penalties. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to resolve themselves. Be proactive and call immediately to secure the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to resolve your case in the most efficient way possible and with the most favorable outcome available to you.


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