Joseph Waldbaum, Esq.
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When it comes to OUI or DWI defense, the first 24 hours are critical. Joseph Waldbaum is a highly skilled Criminal Defense Attorney who has successfully defended thousands of cases in Massachusetts. Mr. Waldbaum has appeared in virtually every courthouse in the state.
If you are facing a criminal charge, don't face the system without an experienced lawyer on your side. Once you get to know us you will know you are in the hands of specialists.
Successfully defending OUI and DWI residents.
We will help you get your life back.
If you have ever been to court or know a loved one has been arrested, you know how it feels like the entire system is working against you. My goal is to be a trusted force who is on your side. I have developed strong relationships with the judges and prosecutors in Massachusetts that allow me to get results for my clients. I know when the time is right to take a deal and when a case should go to trial. Many lawyers in Massachusetts call me for advice on criminal law matters every day. Why hire someone else and have them seek my help when you can put me to work directly for you? I know my way around the system and I have the skills to make sure that your case does not become another statistic. You will receive personal service from beginning to end and I will take the time to get you the best possible result.
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MASS. OUI ATTORNEY / DWI, DUI DEFENSE / DRUNK DRIVING LAWYER
|Call Ex-Clients to Verify!|
|THREE YEAR REFUSAL SUSPENSION REVERSED; |
LICENSE IMMEDIATELY RESTORED
Joe's years of experience and knowledge of OUI law are evident. He is very professional, confident and knows the law like the back of his hand. After the RMV suspended my license for 3 years for a breathalizer refusal, Joe filed a civil suit against the RMV. He was very organized and aggressive in court. The judge gave my license back immediately after the hearing! Words can't describe how grateful I am to Joe. He saved me my job and precious time with my kids.
After talking to him the first time, I knew I was in good hands.
|"I CAN HONESTLY SAY I WOULD HAVE PAID 5 TIMES HIS FEE.|
I definitely got my money's worth:
#1. He overturns my 3 year breath test refusal suspension so I drove legally while the case moved to Trial.
#2 At a Motion, he gets the Judge to throw out my incriminating statements;
#3. At Trial, he gets me a not guilty despite a bad accident and the testimony of two witnesses.
THE BEST DECISION I MADE IN 2010 WAS TO CALL HIM."
|3RD OFFENSE, .13 BREATH TEST THROWN OUT,|
DROVE WRONG WAY ON ROUTE 9. JURY: NOT GUILTY IN 5 MINUTES
My case looked like a sure loser but Joe studied the booking video and said we should try to get the breath test excluded. At his Motion to suppress, he showed a half dozen ways the breath test was done incorrectly and the Judge threw it out. This gave us a fighting chance at Trial. There were 3 witnesses. A police lieutenant testified to my car going the wrong way on Route 9 and the arresting officer swore I failed all the field sobriety tests. Joe was ready to cross-examine them all. He thinks very fast on his feet in Court. I owe him my license, my job and my life.
"Joe is one of most intelligent people I have ever met."
|"JOE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, MADE ALL THE RIGHT CHOICES |
AND GOT ME A NOT GUILTY"
I was in a bad accident and rode for a while on a flat tire. After witnesses told the cop where I was, the cop first found the tire then found me stopped in the middle of the road. I was unsteady on my feet, smelled of alcohol, failed all the field tests and then fell over to the ground when I bent to tie my shoe lace.
It was in the middle of the night when I filled out the “Free Consult” form on this website and within minutes I got a call from Joe himself, polite and re-assuring. Even with minimum time to prepare for the case next morning he was there in Court ready to go. He explained my options clearly, did not give me false promises or hopes and did not make decisions for me. He is well respected in Court and knows everyone there. During the entire process he never made me feel like I had to do it alone.
Result: Not Guilty- Judge ordered my license immediately restored.
|OUI 3RD-ALL CHARGES THROWN OUT|
"THIS MAN WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT"
I hit a car and then told the cops I’d taken 3 drugs. They videoed a drug recognition expert examining me for 45 minutes and I looked totally out of it. Plus, my urine sample showed 7 metabolites of those same 3 drugs. Joe made no promises and didn’t sugar coat anything. At first I thought this was poor bedside manners. But be careful, this man will save your life! He did mine. I looked at his track record, client testimonials and checked with other lawyers and detective friends in the Newton area. I learned he is highly respected by his peers. When he walked in the court room, he worked it like an artist, I don’t think I have ever been so impressed by the way anyone in any walk of life carried himself.
First he noticed my Miranda form had not been done correctly and got all my statements thrown out. Then he gave the judge a Memorandum detailing why the urine test should be suppressed too. Incredibly, she agreed. The DA was left with so little evidence he dropped all the charges. It was unbelievable watching what he did for me in that court room.
"His flat fee was the best money I ever spent!"
|"MY WIFE SAID JOE COULDN'T WIN IT.|
BOY, WAS SHE WRONG!"
Trooper saw me commit multiple lanes violations and blow through a Yield sign without slowing down. Then he testified I had slurred speech and had difficulty getting my registration out of the glove box, was unsteady on my feet exiting the car and had an ‘overwhelming odor of alcohol’ on my breath. After seeing the Police Report, my wife didn't think he could win it but Joe told me to try the case anyway. He was reassuring at all times and both amazing and incredible at Trial.
I got my license ordered restored the same day the Judge found me Not Guilty.
I was in a bad accident. My SUV rolled over and ended upside down on a guard rail. Police report said I had an "overwhelming" odor of alcohol on my breath. I was taken to a nearby hospital and blood was drawn. I saw Joe's website and called the folks he represented. They all said I would be in good hands and they were absolutely right. He obviously knew what he was talking about since the case was dismissed. I would absolutely recommend him to anybody facing these charges.
No criminal record, no fines, no license loss
|"THE DA JUMPED UP AND DOWN TRYING TO CONVICT ME|
BUT JOE WON."
First I told the Trooper I had 2 beers; then I told him 4. The Police Report said I had slurred speech, glassy eyes, was unsteady, failed to touch his finger at the spot he told me to, couldn't keep my foot up for 30 seconds, didn’t walk heel to toe like he showed me, and couldn’t say the alphabet. Joe told me I could win anyway and advised we go to Trial. He did a fantastic job.
He also beat the Brake Lights Violation so nothing went on my driving record at all.
"AND HE DIDN'T CHARGE ME AN ARM AND A LEG UP FRONT!"
I hit a parked car, drove it onto the sidewalk into a set of stairs and structurally damaged them. Then I told the cop I had “a few." He testified I smelled of alcohol, was unsteady, had bloodshot, glassy eyes and failed the field tests. They even video recorded me doing them [and not very well!] back at the station house. No matter. Joe told me he could win the case at Trial and that's exactly what he did. No fines, no Probation, no alcohol programs, nothing. email@example.com
Plus, he went to Court many, many times and charged me no extra money.
"JOE IS EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE IN COURT"
Cop testified he saw me drive up onto a curb and cross marked lanes, was unsteady on my feet, swayed while walking, had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and failed the one leg stand test. At my Arraignment, Joe had a Motion allowed to preserve the videos of me at roadside and at booking which ended up refuting what the cop said. Then after getting a Not Guilty, he went the extra mile and interceded on my behalf with the RMV when they refused to reinstate my license despite the Court Order he had obtained immediately after Trial to force them to do so.
I strongly recommend him to anybody. Call me!
JOE SAID WE COULD WIN AND HE WAS RIGHT
I had an open can of beer in the car, was weaving in my lane, crossed the double solid center line and failed two of the three field sobriety tests. After writing me three extremely detailed reports about the case, Joe recommended we fight the charges. He walked me through the Trial process every step of the way and totally kept me from getting nervous. I'm extremely happy with the way he handled everything.
He wanted to win so badly,
he actually gave up an Oral Surgery appointment so my Trial could go forward!
|2ND OFFENSE THROWN OUT OF COURT:|
.17 BREATH TEST EXCLUDED
ROADBLOCK UNCONSTITUTIONALLY EXECUTED
Call me and I'll tell you the truth: Joe is, quite simply, an awesome Massachusetts OUI Attorney. He always let me know what was going on with my case and was always on time to Court. After reviewing all the roadblock documents and the police reports, he told me he had a good chance to get my case thrown completely out of Court. At his Motion to Suppress Evidence, that’s exactly what happened.
The DA jumped up and down but the Judge agreed with Joe!
FAILED BREATH TEST AND 2 OF 3 FIELD TESTS
I told the Trooper I had been drinking and smoked pot. He arrested me after the field tests and then I failed the breath tests too. I hired Attorney Joseph Waldbaum after speaking with him on the phone just once. He was always professional and courteous and communication was excellent. He kept me up to date with detailed written reports and explained all my options. As a result, I decided to fight. At my drunk driving Trial, he did an excellent job cross examining the Trooper –who was no slouch and trains all the other Troopers.
"I hired him after speaking with him on the phone just once!"
|NOT GUILTY |
FAILED BREATH TESTS AND ALL FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
I was stopped at a roadblock and told the Trooper I had been drinking 45 minutes ago. He took me out of the car and I foolishly agreed to do the field sobriety tests. I failed them all and was arrested. Then I –also foolishly—agreed to take the breathalyzer in the trailer nearby. I failed both those too. Plus, at Trial, the Trooper testified my eyes couldn’t focus on him and I was unsteady on my feet. No matter. Joe’s obvious skills during cross-examination won the day.
"Put yourself in his hands -- he's a god." -Eric
|A GRAND SLAM! JOE BEATS ALL FOUR CHARGES |
It was my second offense. I was driving 20 mph over the speed limit and committed lanes violations. The cop testified I had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol, glassy eyes, was unsteady on my feet, could not stand without swaying and failed the field sobriety tests. First, he reduced the 3 year refusal suspension to just 180 days so I got my license back while the case was going on and then he beat all four charges at Trial:
OUI Second Offense: Not Guilty
Negligent Operation: Dismissed
Speeding: Not Responsible
Lanes Violation: Not Responsible
No convictions, no fines, no probation, no license loss,
no breathalyzer in my car.
|.21 BREATH TEST, 2ND OFFENSE: NOT GUILTY|
“YOU CAN'T ASK FOR A BETTER DRUNK DRIVING LAWYER”
I don’t know how he did it but at a preliminary Hearing he had my .21 breath test thrown out of Court. Then, at Trial, he brilliantly cross examined the cop forcing him to admit to everything I had done right. When I heard his closing argument reciting this long list, even I would have voted not guilty!
"When I heard his arguments,
EVEN I would have voted Not Guilty!"
"HE OBVIOUSLY DID ALL HIS HOMEWORK"
It was past 1 am on the night of a big snow storm. I couldn’t even see the lines the cop said I crossed over. Then I was so nervous that he didn’t like the way I said the alphabet or counted backwards and he arrested me. At Trial, two cops--not just one -- showed up to testify. No matter. That didn't faze Joe. He was ready for them both. He is one hell of a drunk driving lawyer. You'd be doing yourself a favor to have him represent you.
"PROFESSIONAL, PROFICIENT, PREPARED
AND A NICE PERSON"
|"HE SAVED MY LIFE. I WAS DEAD GUILTY."|
"He's quick, smart, and fast. The way he speaks just blows you away. He made all the right decisions: got 2 incriminating statements thrown out at a Motions Hearing, then told me to try the case in front of a certain judge and not a jury. I'm driving again and kept my job after the not guilty verdict. Good thing, too, my wife is 4 months pregnant. I highly recommend him."
"WE WALKED INTO COURT AND HE KNEW EVERYBODY
-- AND I MEAN EVERYBODY! "
|NOT GUILTY: 3RD OFFENSE|
"JOE IS UNBELIEVABLE IN FRONT OF A JURY:
PRECISE AND TO THE POINT"
During my 3 day Trial, a constable testified he followed me for 10 minutes, saw me drive all over the road and completely in the opposite lane for 20 seconds. 2 cops testified I failed 3 of 4 sobriety tests, was unsteady on my feet and had a “1000 yard stare.” Joe stressed that I stopped at every red light, proceeded when they turned green, was wearing heavy work boots and the cops’ flashing lights interfered with the testing. The jury agreed. Not Guilty. No jail. No 8 year license loss.
"EVERY CHANCE HE HAD TO REACT TO SOMETHING, HE DID"
|.25 BLOOD TEST – BAD ACCIDENT- 3RD OFFENSE|
3 COPS TESTIFY 'UNDER THE INFLUENCE'
= NOT GUILTY !
I ended up on the rear lawn of a house after hitting a pole and going through a fence. They drew my blood at the hospital and it was over three times the legal limit. At a Motion to Suppress, Joe gets the blood test thrown out. At jury trial, his Motion to exclude all the medical records was allowed when he showed the DA hadn’t complied with the law. He just kept chipping away at their case until there was nothing left. I’m sorry I pestered him with so many questions instead of just letting him do his job.
"THE JURY WAS OUT LESS THAN AN HOUR.
HE’S FANTASTIC AT WHAT HE DOES."
|JURY ACQUITS 3RD OFFENDER IN 10 MINUTES|
I faced possible jail and a license loss of 13 years. Joe noted in the report the cop had seen me wearing eyeglasses when he stopped me but told me to take them off before I did the balancing tests. Nowhere in his report did he tell me to put them back on.
Joe deliberately chose jurors who wore eyeglasses.
Joe asked the cop so many questions he had no idea how to answer. It was just really smart. He even impressed the Judge. They acquitted me in ten minutes and the Judge ordered my license restored immediately. You can't ask for a better Massachusetts OUI Attorney.
|NOT GUILTY: |
FAILED BREATH TEST,
3RD OFFENSE, WRONG SIDE OF ROAD,
The cop saw me driving on the wrong side of the road, followed me into my driveway and arrested me. At the station, I foolishly took the breathalyzer and failed. My Court appointed lawyer did nothing for 16 months until my family hired Joe. With only two weeks to prepare for Trial, he fought vigorously every step of the way. He had pretrial Motions prepared and questioned the accuracy of the breath test. The DA just wouldn't quit, but after a hard fought Trial, Joe won a not guilty.
"HE REALLY KNOWS HIS JOB."
|"HE DID 6 TIMES WHAT MY LAST LAWYER DID!' |
- Started work on my case immediately after the first phone call
- wrote long reports explaining everything
- visited the arrest scene with me on a Sunday morning
- made a video of the route I drove and got stopped on
- prepared me at great length to testify
- provided immediate answers to all my questions
'YOU'D BE CRAZY NOT TO HIRE HIM'
|"I'M JUST INSANELY GRATEFUL TO YOU.|
YOU REALLY WERE A GREAT ATTORNEY."
Many, many thanks for your support through it all. I think had you not done the "motion to suppress", things could have been quite different. I know that this Thanksgiving will be a better one. Please let me know if you ever need a referral to someone who is looking for a great Massachusetts OUI Attorney (phone is fine).
|2 OTHER LAWYERS SAID I COULDN’T DRIVE FOR 4 YEARS|
BUT NOW I’M DRIVING AGAIN BECAUSE OF JOE.
Two other Massachusetts OUI Attorneys said I wouldn't be able to get a license again for four full years. Joe saved me two and one half of those four years without a license. I’m so glad I was recommended to him. He’s pure gold.
|"JOE SAVED ME 3 YEARS WITHOUT A LICENSE. |
I SWEAR HE KNEW MORE THAN THE JUDGE."
"He was awesome for me. I called him at 3 am and he called me back at 4 am! I filled out paperwork online on his website and he met me the next morning in Court. He had stuff highlighted and was all prepared. I didn't have to say anything to anybody. He made everything so easy. I have nothing bad to say about him. He's awesome."
|'JOE DOMINATED THE COURT ROOM AND WALKED ALL OVER THE D.A.'|
I was ready to take the first offender deal but after speaking with Joe I was convinced he could win my case. He provided me with valuable advice without ever pushing his opinions on me.
Then he scheduled a Trial just 6 weeks after my arrest on a date he knew the judge on duty to be the most lenient. When two police officers came instead of one, he quickly reacted with a prepared written Motion so they couldn't speak and tell each other what they said in the Court room. I recommend him without hesitation.
I was found Not Guilty and had my license reinstated the same afternoon.
OF 3RD OFFENDER:
CASE THROWN OUT AND LICENSE RESTORED
Joe paid attention to every minor detail and followed every possible lead. He brought a Motion to suppress the stop of my motorcycle proving the cop had followed me illegally into Somerville from Cambridge. He then brought another Motion to restore my license. The Judge agreed with both. I can’t thank him enough.
Instead of 6 months in jail and 13 years without a license I am driving again.
|NOT GUILTY: |
FAILED ALL FIELD TESTS, 21 CANS OF BEER IN TRUCK
It was my second offense. I failed both the field sobriety tests and had 21 cans of beer in the truck, one open in the console!. Joe did a painstaking cross examination of the cop, bringing it along slowly and stressing everything I had done right. We got a Not Guilty and the judge ordered my 3 year suspension for refusing the breath test overturned the same day.
"AT TRIAL, HE IMPRESSED EVERYBODY.
PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE ASKED FOR HIS CARD"
|Waltham and Board of Appeals |
|5 YEAR LICENSE LOSS REDUCED TO 9 MONTHS WITH WORK LICENSE |
Thanks for all your help, and especially for your timely and quick responses when I was first faced with this situation. I look forward to many years of violation free driving. I've given up both alcohol and tobacco and will begin training for my 21st consecutive Boston Marathon in September. I will be glad to advocate on your behalf. All the best, Philip M.
Please put my cell number on your website.
|'HE SEEMED TO BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE COURT ROOM WHO KNEW THE LAW' |
“Facing my second offense and my second drug charge, I was sure I was headed for jail but ended up with only a 90 day license loss. It really was something to see you politely informing the Judge and the Court Clerk about the updated laws. Thank you, Joe.”
I can't imagine what might have happened if I didn’t have such a thoroughly prepared Massachusetts OUI attorney.
|Brighton and Wrentham|
|"IF IT WASN'T FOR HIM, I'D BE IN JAIL." |
"If you need a drunk drivng lawyer, I can tell you he's an excellent choice to represent you. He worked on two cases for me, drunk driving and another. He did great things. If it wasn't for him I'd be in jail, honestly. I highly, highly recommend having his services."
|Dudley, Sturbridge, East Brookfield|
|NOT GUILTY 3RD OFFENSE|
Charged with a third offense, I faced 6 months in jail, a 13 year loss of license and the loss of my job and pension. I needed a damn good drunk driving lawyer. Attorney Waldbaum did everything carefully, deliberately and ultimately, correctly. He's very smart, knows a lot about the system, and won't B.S. you. He tells you straight up what could happen to you and what's going on. I cried when the Jury said, “Not Guilty.“
"He made the cop squirm on the witness stand for every lie."
|Cambridge & Newton|
|"LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS AND JUST DO IT!"|
Under Melanie’s Law, the RMV took my license away for 8 years. I knew Joe had a handle on OUI law because he represented me --very successfully --5 years before. He appealed the new 8 year suspension, went to two Hearings before the Board, presented the records he had found -- from 25 years ago! -- and finally convinced them to reverse the RMV’s decision. He saved my plumbing business from going down the toilet. No joke!
My license was restored immediately!
|"GOT ME OUT OF BIG TIME TROUBLE |
NOT JUST ONCE BUT TWICE"
My first arrest I blew a .32- four times the legal limit!. He arranged to have the case heard on the day before Christmas assuring me it was the best day of the year to get a good deal. He was absolutely right: I got just a slap on the wrist. Then when I got a second OUI out of state during the probation period for my first one, he told me exactly what I needed to do to avoid additional trouble in Massachusetts.
He was absolutely right both times. One incredible attorney.
|NO JAIL: 3RD OFFENSE REDUCED TO 2ND|
I was 17 and 18 when I got my first 2 OUIs. Arrested again at 35, under Melanie’s Law, I was charged with a 3rd offense, a felony, and faced a minimum 6 months in jail. Joe wrote a glowing letter to the DA’s office, detailing the reasons why the charges should be reduced. He knew which DA’s to negotiate with and which Judges would accept a reduction of the charges. On the very next Court date, that’s exactly what happened.
I received no jail and can continue to support my wife and 3 children thanks to him.
|“HE'S THE BEST.|
YOU’RE OUT OF YOUR MIND NOT TO HIRE HIM."
I was charged as a third offender. On the very first date Joe's in Court, he convinces the DA to charge me only as a second offender. Then, when we get in front of the Judge, he convinces her to treat me as a first offender AND waive the mandatory $1000 fine. Instead of potential jail and an 8 year license loss, now I can get my license back. Even the Judge said, "You've made a very good argument, Counselor!"
He's the best drunk driving lawyer you'll find in Massachusetts.
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