Hampden County OUI Attorney
Local OUI Defense You Can Trust
When you work with the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard, you are working with attorneys and staff who are well-trained and knowledgeable. We pride ourselves on remaining on the cutting edge of the law and science behind OUI detection, blood and breath testing and accident reconstruction. We also know the courts and the process, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind in a stressful time.
Although many OUI and OUI with drugs cases can be resolved before they come to court, our experience can also be of significant benefit if your case proceeds to trial. Hampden is the second most populated county in Massachusetts and prosecutors in this district are highly skilled at obtaining OUI convictions. Attorney Bernard has argued over 400 trials in his more than 20 years in practice. This experience will be used to fight your case. We make it a point in our firm to devote substantial time and dedicated effort to each of our cases. We purposefully limit the amount of people we represent so that each of our clients gets the best defense possible.
As a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Criminal Defense Association, we have tried cases in the Massachusetts District Courts, Superior Courts and the United States Federal Court. When you retain a knowledgeable Hampden County OUI lawyer from our firm, we want you to feel that you have hired someone upon whom you can rely. .
We assist local residents, whether their arrest is for a first time or multiple OUI, an out of state offense, an OUI with injury or other charges. Two offenses which receive the harshest OUI penalties areleaving the scene of an accident and vehicular manslaughter. Both demand a lawyer who will not only match, but better the intensity with which these crimes are prosecuted. Punishments can range from fines to jail time. When your liberty is on the line, you deserve the best defense, and Attorney Bernard is an attorney who will turn over every stone to fight for you.
RMV Hearings and Driver's License Restoration
Among the factors that make OUI offenses complex is the crossover with the RMV. Our attorneys know the RMV process as well as the court process and can help you to get your license back. We can help clients to prepare for hearings with the RMV, seek a hardship license or restoration, fight a suspension, seek an appeal and more. No matter the purpose of your hearing, you do not have to face the RMV alone. The representation of a committed attorney can help you avoid stress and secure a good outcome.
Hampden County Resource Links
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.