Leading the Way in OUI Defense in Massachusetts

50+ YEARS

EXPERIENCE

1,000+

CASE SUCCESSES

NATIONALLY KNOWN

LOCALLY AVAILABLE

Why Choose Us

The Pinnacle of Drunk Driving Defense in Massachusetts

From the Berkshires to Boston, The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard represent individuals charged with operating under the influence. We are passionate attorneys who sincerely care about our clients and the challenges they are facing. We not only fiercely defend our clients in court, but counsel our clients through the court process with respect, empathy, and understanding.

We are here to provide you with dependable communication and legal strategy designed specifically for your life and your case. When you work with us, you can rest easy knowing we have your back every step of the way. Our firm has a team-based approach when it comes to our cases and you will have multiple eyes on your file, ensuring that anything that can be done will be done.

Trained
Breath Test Machine

Attorney Joseph D. Bernard is the only lawyer in Massachusetts to have completed the breath test training conducted by the state police.

Certified Field Sobriety Test Administers

Our attorneys are certified administers of the field sobriety test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Unique Certification & Expertise

Attorney Joseph Bernard is the only lawyer in Massachusetts to be certified by the internationally acclaimed Borkenstein drug and alcohol courses.

Lead Counsel in Statewide Breath Test Litigation

Attorney Joseph Bernard is the lead attorney in the statewide litigation case that has challenged breath tests throughout the entire state of Massachusetts.

What Are You Going Through?

With over 1,000 successfully litigated trials and motions, Attorney Joe Bernard is nationally known but locally available. No matter your story or situation, you can rely on our firm to fight for your future and make things right.


Registry of Motor Vehicles


Underage
DUI/OUI


OUI &
Drugs


License
Suspension


Multiple & Felony OUI/DUI


DUI
Arrests


Breath
Testing


Blood
Testing


Out of
State OUI


First Time
OUI/DUI


Leaving
the Scene


Checkpoints

Awarded in the Industry

The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard care about the future of their clients. The professionals at the firm understand your situation and will fight for the best outcome for you to get on with your life.

  • Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year
  • Hampden County Kent Smith Award
  • National Lawyer of the Year for Drunk Driving Defense
  • Certified Training for Field Sobriety Tests
  • Only Lawyer in Massachusetts to Have Completed the Breath Test Training Conducted by the State Police
  • Only Lawyer in Massachusetts to be Certified by the International Acclaimed Borkenstein Drug and Alcohol Courses

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What Our Clients Say

  • Joe is a life saver. He is personable, straight forward, quick witted, and fights for the best outcome. He may not always tell you what you want to hear, but trust in Joe’s methods and intuition. He is not like some other in-your-face/ ask where you “heard about me so that I can know where…

    Former Client
  • I am so grateful that I found Attorney Joseph Bernard and he agreed to represent me in my OUI case. I believe that without his guidance and his ability to understand my situation and treat me with dignity and respect made all the difference in my case. I was able to take his suggestions and…

    Former Client
  • I had a DMV issue that had involved two different states and DNR. Each state blamed the other state and I was caught in the middle. My license was suspended. Attorney Benard and staff handle my case quickly. Although I lived out of state. They kept me informed step by step along the way assuring…

    Former Client
  • I was very pleased with the expertise and professionalism with which Attorney Joe Bernard managed my case. It quickly became clear to me that he has the experience and respect of his peers necessary for effective litigation. From the start, Joe admitted that my case would be difficult, a longshot. His perseverance paid off in…

    Avvo User
  • Lawyer Bernard was very precise in every step of my case. He never let me down at any moment, he was always there making sure there was the best outcome moving forward against my charge. I’m glad I made the right decision to hire him as my lawyer. When he told me he was not…

    Former Client
  • I retained Attorney Bernard after my daughter who is an attorney reached out to her colleagues for a good DUI attorney. Joe came highly recommended. Joe is very knowledgeable and experienced with MA DUI laws. We worked well together to come up with the best solution for my case. The outcome was what I was…

    Former Client
  • A year and a half ago, my life almost ended…I was arrested by a police officer for a crime I did not commit. I was later told by a judge that there was sufficient evidence to warrant this arrest but it took many months to hear this information. In the meantime, since the arrest, I…

    Former Client
  • Joe came highly recommended by you could say important figures. If I could say anything it’s being patient when going to trial. DO NOT let your emotions get involved. Listen to Atty Bernard when he gives the advice. He truly is a top of the line attorney. His staff was great especially Stephen he was…

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Massachusetts practice book

Co-Author of the Statewide Treatise Drunk Driving Defense

This treatise is used by the courts and other lawyers across the state in Massachusetts

Co-Authors of the Statewide Treatise Marijuana and the Law

This treatise is used by the courts and other lawyers across the state in Massachusetts.

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Recent Victories

  • FIRST OFFENSE

    Dismissed

  • FIRST OFFENSE

    Dismissed

  • FIRST OFFENSE

    Dismissed

  • FIRST OFFENSE

    Dismissed

  • BRAVE ACT

    Dismissed

  • SECOND OFFENSE

    Dismissed

  • CAHILL DISPOSITION

    Treated as First Offense

  • TRIAL

    Not Guilty

  • BRAVE ACT

    Dismissed

  • APPEAL WON

    Released From Jail

  • Second offense

    Treated as First Offense

  • FIRST OFFENSE

    Dismissed