Hampden County Serving Clients From The Berkshires to Boston

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

Center for OUI Info

Concerning Hampden County

Map of Hampden County, 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

Client Reviews

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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.”

    - Avvo User
    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.”

    - Avvo User

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