OUI Expungement Attorney in Massachusetts
Helping Clients Move Forward After a Conviction
A conviction of operating under the influence is a long and difficult process from the initial arrest to finishing the last of your penalties. For many who have OUI convictions on their records, the personal shame and difficulty of finding employment as a convicted criminal is worse than the initial penalties. If this has been your experience, a Massachusetts OUI lawyer may be able to help you find relief in certain situations.
Attorney Bernard has been named 2017 Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year. Contact us at (413) 258-7371 to discuss your possible expungement.
Is it Possible to Erase an OUI Conviction?
Expungement is a legal process in which the record an arrest or criminal conviction is essentially erased before the law. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts very rarely grants expungements of criminal records, but it may be possible to get your record sealed. A sealed record means that your criminal record would be inaccessible to the general public. The court may allow your record to be sealed once you have sustained the waiting period of 10 to 15 years and you have a qualifying situation.
You may want to have your record sealed due to:
- Employment opportunities
- Educational interests
- Personal / living situations
- Other reasons
No matter your situation, you can benefit from the representation of a skilled lawyer. Massachusetts has strict sealing statutes, and the legal process can often be very complex. We dedicate a large part of our practice to helping clients with OUI issues and may be able to assist you as well.
How We Can Assist You Through This Time
At The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C., we understand the harsh consequences that come from an OUI conviction and the negative effects it has on your record. We believe every client deserves capable legal counsel and detailed attention. We thoroughly examine each client's unique situation in order to develop the strongest and most comprehensive case possible before we go to court. Our lawyers are aggressive and tireless advocate for clients' rights, and we may be able to help you get your OUI record sealed. Call our firm today to discuss your case!