Chicopee Serving Clients From The Berkshires to Boston

Chicopee OUI Attorney

Local Representation with a Statewide Reputation

An arrest for an OUI-Liquor or OUI-Drugs charge can have immediate and long lasting impacts on many areas of your life. For those with a first time OUI, the process of being questioned, tested for blood alcohol concentration (BAC), arrested and charged can be frightening, embarrassing and confusing. The penalties for conviction can seem unduly harsh. If your arrest was complicated by an OUI with injury or accusations of leaving the scene of an accident, the punishments you face can be even more severe. You don’t need to go through this process alone. OUI laws in Massachusetts are complex, and putting your case in the hands of an experienced OUI attorney is your best option for optimal results.

Regardless of whether it is your first arrest or a multiple OUI charge, it is in your best interests that you retain a proven Chicopee OUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C. Just because you have been charged does not mean that you will be convicted. Your arrest is just the start of the court process. It is also where our advocacy for you begins. We look into the arrest proceedings, the booking process and the charges for any lawful or factual defense. We are not only by your side throughout all legal proceedings; our representation extends to RMV hearings and driver’s license restoration.

When you hire the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard, you are hiring a local firm with a statewide reputation. We represent clients from the Berkshires to Boston. We work with scientists and experts from around the country to analyze the evidence in your case. When your case goes to trial, you can be assured that the testimony used in your defense is from those who are renowned in their field of expertise.

Attorney Bernard prides himself on not only working with the best, but also on remaining on the cutting edge of the science and law of OUI. He is a member of the National Criminal Defense Association and has tried cases in Massachusetts District Courts, Superior Courts and the United States Federal Court. He has completed multiple drug recognition courses and is the only lawyer in Massachusetts who has completed both Borkenstein courses, created by the inventor of the breathalyzer, at the University of Indiana. He is both nationally and locally recognized for his advancement of criminal defense and advocacy.

Attorney Bernard began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Hampden County, and will bring this insider knowledge to bear in your representation. Our office knows how law enforcement gathers evidence in OUI cases and understands how the prosecution builds its case, allowing us to find weak points in the Commonwealth’s argument against you. When you hire us, you can be confident that the lawyer representing you in court is the best possible advocate to have by your side.

Challenging Driver's License Suspensions

One of the first concerns many individuals have when charged with an OUI offense is how it will affect their ability to drive. This is especially concerning to those in the western part of the state who rely upon this mode of transportation for work. As part of your arrest, you were likely asked to consent to a breath or blood test. Although you cannot be forced to take these tests, there will be consequences for your refusal. Your vehicle may be towed from the place of arrest and impounded, your license will be taken at once and you will need to challenge the suspension with the RMV.
Our office assists our clients with reinstating their licenses. Whether it is reinstating after a suspension has passed, requesting a hardship license, or appealing the RMV’s decision to deny license reinstatement to the Board of Appeal, we are here to help guide, support, and argue for our client’s driving privileges.

Contact our Chicopee OUI attorney if you are charged with an OUI and need to know how your case can be effectively defended.

Resource Links for Chicopee

OUI Information Center

City of Chicopee

Area Map of Chicopee, MA

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 internationally acclaimed Borkenstein drug and alcohol courses. Attorney Bernard is also the only lawyer in Massachusetts who is a member of the American Chemical Society.

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

The Pinnacle of Drunk Driving Defense

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    “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.”

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    “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 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
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    “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.”

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    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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