Results through advocacy. Not just talk.
Harrison T. Barrow III, Attorney at Law
An experienced attorney you can trust.
Harrison T. Barrow, Attorney at Law, is a third generation attorney, and a second generation Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer. He currently practices in courts throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, we call it "Operating under the influence of intoxicating liquors" or OUI. For most people, you know it as DUI, DWI, or drunk driving. Whatever you call it, it can all spell the same thing: a big problem for you and your license. The sooner you start to fight these cases, the better it usually is. I will fight for you and your right to drive.
A guilty verdict could cost you money, time, and most importantly, your freedom. But being charged is just the first step. A criminal defense attorney knows the law and can catch these issues.
Why Hire Us For Your Criminal Defense Case?
As a drunk driving defense attorney, we know what to look for in a case. We know to check that you were observed for 15 minutes before taking the breath test. We also know to check the “test ticket” and make sure the machine is in calibration. These are not just technicalities, and could mean that the breath test result could not be used against you in court.
Understands the Law
A criminal defense attorney can tell you not just what the law says, but what the law means and what a judge is likely to do with the law. Just because the drunk driving statute, G.L.c. 90 section 24 says that you could go to jail for up to 2 1/2 years, does not mean you will. Indeed, the vast majority of first offense OUI convictions result in a “24D” program.
Protects Your Rights
As a drunk driving defense attorney we will tell you if your constitutional rights have been violated. We can look at your case and tell you if the police violated your rights under the Constitution or the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. If so, evidence could be suppressed, meaning that prosecutors could not introduce it at trial.
Knows Your Audience
It’s been said that a good lawyer knows the law, while a great lawyer knows the judge. In many ways, the saying is right: a good criminal defense attorney does his research. But a better defense attorney researches the other players. The attorney should know something about the Judge and prosecutor. This is important to know to be able to craft an argument to its audience.
Peace of Mind
A drunk driving defense attorney should give you peace of mind. You have enough to worry about already. A good drunk driving defense attorney can do some of your worrying for you. If you can offload just some of that worrying, you can worry about the right things, like getting your life back to normal.
Cases We Handle
Operating Under the Influence
(OUI, DWI, DUI, Drunk Driving)
Civil Motor Vehicle Infractions
Assault and Battery
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (ABDW)
Assault to Maim, Assault to Murder
Violation of Protective Orders
Intimidation of a witness
Breaking and Entering (B&E)
Robbery and Larceny
Receiving Stolen Property
Malicious Destruction of Property
What Our Clients Say
"Excellent attorney. Caring, well prepared and conscientious.
Hired attorney Barrows after being pulled over and subsequently arrested for an alleged OUI.
After being released I had no idea whom to call. I searched online for local OUI attorneys. After calling a few and being unimpressed I called Attorney Harrison Barrows. He was able to see us immediately and went over precisely what we needed to do in clear and concise terms. He followed through with everything he said he would and then some.
Meeting with me even though I live 2 hours away to go over his strategies. I could not be more pleased and I am hard to impress. We followed it through to the end and came out victorious. A not guilty plea!"
- James, Avvo.com
What Makes Us Different
Very simply: I will fight for you at every level of your case. I prepare every case to go to trial. Some don't get to trial. But we will only accept a plea bargain if, after long and careful consultation with you, it appears to be in your best interests. You are the boss. At the end of the day, this is your life we are talking about.
As an old mentor told me, "all roads lead to closing argument." We will prepare and investigate your felony or misdemeanor case with constant attention to the stakes: your liberty, your life, and your happiness.
A call tonight can save your license or your freedom now. If you or a loved one are arrested, your best line of defense is an attorney at the station with you. A call to 508-945-1400 can have an attorney working to get you released within minutes.
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