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Joseph Waldbaum
Joseph Waldbaum has been licensed as an attorney in Massachusetts for the last seventeen years. He has also been a member of the National College of DUI Defense for fifteen years, routinely attending their national seminars. You may learn more about Mr. Waldbaum through his websites at ma-oui.com, waldbaumlaw.com or ouilawyermassachusetts.com. You may also reach him by phone at 978.921.4100 or at joseph@waldbaumlaw.com.

Firm: Law Offices of Joseph Waldbaum. Esq.

Areas of Practice: OUI.DUI.DWI Defense only

Address:

Phone: 978.921.4100

Fax: 978.349.6800

Undergraduate: Queens College, City University of New York

Law School: Massachusetts School of Law

Professional Affiliations: National College of DUI Defense National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Massachusetts Bar Association

Professional Accomplishments: Law School Valedictorian Magna cum laude law school graduate Law Review Published Author, Journal of Law and Social Challenges, 1999: “DNA Databanks in Massachusetts: Will the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights Provide the First Successful Constitutional Challenge?

Professional Experience: District Attorney intern, Peabody and Lynn Courts Appeals Bureau intern, Essex County Seventeen years practice in Massachusetts Defended OUI cases in sixty-five MA district courts Won 75% of my Trials

Additional Education: National Criminal Defense College, Macon GA 2001 Regular attendee at OUI seminars all over country

If you would like to contact the author, please visit: http://ma-oui.com/


UPDATE ON DRAEGER LITIGATION

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently modified the scheduling order set by the District Court Department regarding the defense bar’s challenge to the scientific reliability of the Draeger Alcotest 9510 breath test machines. Justice Botsford, citing the complex nature of the matter, extended the litigation into next year. The modified schedule allows the defense bar more time to examine the machines and for all parties to produce and review expert opinions. Pursuant to the modified schedule, the defense bar must ... Read More »

DRIVERLESS CARS IN USE ALL OVER THE WORLD BY 2025

While recently attending meetings with his counterparts from the G7 countries, Anthony Foxx, US Secretary of Transportation, said he’s very optimistic that driverless cars will be in use all over the world in ten years. Foxx said governments must work with the auto industry and speed up the usually slow pace of regulatory approval. Foxx also said more investments are needed in infrastructure through public-private partnerships. Recent evidence of the global drive toward the use of autonomous vehicles is the ... Read More »

RAPID DEPLOYMENT OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

It was a busy week in the nascent era of autonomous vehicles. 9/14: Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the City of Boston was selected by the Swiss-based World Economic Forum as a focus city to participate in a 1-year study of autonomous vehicles in an urban environment. The City is now trying to coordinate with the state Department of Transportation and with the legislature to ensure state regulations keep up with the new technologies and to determine if at this ... Read More »

BODY CAMERAS IN BOSTON

The Boston Police Department has been considering the use of body cameras. Police Commissioner William Evans and the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, the department’s largest union, had proposed that a voluntary pilot program begin September 2. That pilot program was to include 100 volunteers to wear the cameras for six months to determine the effectiveness of the cameras and the impact on privacy concerns for both officers and civilians. That pilot program, however, immediately faced a troubled start as not ... Read More »

DRAEGER ALCOTEST LITIGATION IN MASSACHUSETTS

The Massachusetts defense bar is challenging the scientific reliability of the Draeger Alcotest 9510. The 9510 is currently the only breath test machine used in Massachusetts to determine the alleged blood alcohol content of driver’s arrested for operating under the influence (“OUI”). This litigation had been proceeding simultaneously in the two separate district court departments of Massachusetts: Boston Municipal Court (consisting of 8 district courts in Boston) and the District Court Department (61 district courts outside of Boston). One judge ... Read More »

NEW RULES GOVERNING ACCESS TO COURT RECORDS IN MA

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court approved new rules regarding access to court records. The new rules disseminated on August 10, 2016 are an attempt to balance public access to the records with the legislature’s intent to protect the “privacy interests of litigants, victims, and witnesses in some court cases, such as juvenile proceedings, domestic violence cases and child custody and other family matters.” The new rules govern a variety of ways citizens may access court records. Included are clarifications that ... Read More »

PROPOSAL: IID’S FOR EVERY MA SUSPENSION, EVEN IF FOR LIFE

The Massachusetts legislature is currently considering a bill that would end mandatory license suspensions and waiting periods for hardship licenses for those convicted of driving under the influence.  If passed, the new law would give those drivers an option to install an ignition interlock device (“IID”) in every vehicle they operate rather than endure a minimum 1-year suspension of their driving privileges.  The bill has passed the Senate and was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on ... Read More »