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What Are the Penalties of an OUI Conviction?

Massachusetts OUI Lawyer

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts employs some of the strictest OUI laws in the nation. If you are charged with drunk driving or driving under the influence of a controlled substance, you should enlist the services of a Massachusetts OUI attorney immediately to understand your options. An OUI is a criminal offense, and you could face harsh penalties if convicted.

Penalties will be affected by any prior citations on your driving record, especially if you were previously convicted of OUI.

An OUI conviction will be on your driving record permanently, and depending on your driving history, penalties could include:

  • Fines: $500 to $50,000
  • License Suspension: Ranges from 1 year to permanent loss of driving privileges
  • Jail sentence: Up to 5 years

First-time offenders can face serious punishment, and multiple offenders will be held to the strictest standard of the law.

Charged with OUI? Contact a Massachusetts OUI Attorney Today!

Dealing with an OUI is emotional and frightening, but an experienced defense lawyer may be able to help. Our firm has defended clients against OUI charges for numerous years, and we can use our understanding of the Massachusetts law to ensure that your rights are protected. We examine every area of your case to determine your options and help you decide on the best defense strategy for your situation.

When your personal freedoms are at risk, it is imperative that you choose a legal representative who will be your aggressive advocate in court. Our team has dedicated a large part of our practice to defending individuals charged with drunk driving offenses, which means we have detailed knowledge of how the legal process works. We work with you on a personal level to create a comprehensive defense for your case, and support and guide you throughout the entire proceedings. Do not leave your freedoms to chance; hire a lawyer who will fight for you!

Contact a Massachusetts OUI lawyer to learn more about the penalties you face if convicted of operating under the influence. We are regularly asked to do speaking engagements and are well-versed on DUI / OUI matters. Trust your case to us!

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.

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