Amherst Serving Clients From The Berkshires to Boston

Amherst OUI Attorney

Protecting Your Future with a Proven OUI Firm

With Amherst and the surrounding towns being home to the Five College community, the possibility of being charged with OUI and dealing with the consequences is significantly higher for the many young people in the area. Facing criminal charges related to impaired driving, whether it is from alcohol, drugs or a combination of both, puts you at risk for serious penalties in Massachusetts. Like other states, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges do not take this criminal charge lightly. For a favorable outcome, such as a dismissal, reduced charges or an acquittal, you will need an experienced Amherst OUI attorney who is highly knowledgeable and committed to your defense. The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard provides skilled representation in this complex legal field to those in Amherst and the surrounding areas.

I have over two decades of experience, which includes trying over 400 jury trials. When you hire me, you are working with an attorney who not only has the legal acumen to navigate the court and RMV, but the knowledge to fight your case on its scientific merits. I am the only attorney in Massachusetts who has completed both Borkenstein Courses which were developed by the creator of the breathalyzer. Furthermore, I have been nationally recognized for my work defending OUI cases, and I am a lecturer and author on the topic of OUI defense for professional continuing legal education. As soon as you retain my services, I will immediately get to work to investigate and analyze the evidence so as to uncover any material that will work in your defense. Because I take a limited number of cases in order to provide exceptional attention to those I represent, it is highly recommended that you contact me as early as possible following an arrest.

OUI Cases in Amherst

My firm provides close and tailored legal attention to all aspects of OUI, including first time OUI, multiple OUI, OUI and drugs, OUI with injury, out of state OUI, RMV hearings and other related driving offenses. No matter how complicated your case may seem, it is not hopeless. Understanding what can be done on your behalf requires seasoned and specialized legal help. My firm is dedicated to providing an aggressive defense which involves a thorough investigation into all of the factors pertinent to your circumstances. We analyze the impacts to any professional licensing and work to minimize the chances of you having a criminal record. If you are looking for quality representation in any type of OUI or matter involving the RMV, contact my firm for a free, initial consultation as soon as possible.

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Lawyers Who Provide a Scientific Defense

  • Trained Breath Test Machine Operator

    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.

  • Former Assistant District Attorney

    We understand OUI cases from both sides of the fence and know exactly how to defend our clients.

  • Unique Certification & Expertise

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

Meet The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C.

The Pinnacle of Drunk Driving Defense
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    This is the man you want in your corner.

    “I'm here to tell you as someone who went through it and knows how scary it is when you are facing that black hole and approaching the event horizon and realize that you are about to lose everything you ever knew and fought for, this is the man you want.”

    - Former Client
    He truly is a top of the line attorney.

    “Listen to Atty Bernard when he gives the advice. His staff was great. Thank you, Joe, and keep up the good work.”

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    Joe is well known and respected in the courtroom.

    “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 hoping for and could not be more pleased.”

    - Former Client
    They kept me informed step by step.

    “I was extremely confident with the representation of the firm. Their rates are reasonable, their professional and they not only handled one state but two. They clearly knew the law and I would gladly use them again if I needed it.”

    - Former Client
    I always felt respected and part of the team.

    “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. I’ll always be grateful.”

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