Out of State OUI Attorney in Massachusetts
Facing Out of State OUI Charges? Call (413) 258-7371!
Any prior OUI suspensions on your record, even those that occurred in another state, could be a factor during your sentencing if convicted for an OUI. Massachusetts considers out of state offenses as if they happened within the Commonwealth. This means that you may be charged as a multiple offender, which carries harsher penalties if convicted.
Through the National Driver Register, every state is required to notify a driver's home state if they have committed an offense which has caused the driver's right to operate to be suspended or revoked out-of-state. This means if you are arrested for operating under the influence while going to school or visiting in another state, the charge will most likely be reported to Massachusetts and noted on your driving record. If you received an OUI while visiting or residing in the state to attend school, Massachusetts will report the offense to the driving authorities in your home state, which could result in your license being suspended in both your home state and Massachusetts.
Before your revocation in Massachusetts can be resolved, you must be reinstated in the state where the offense first took place. If the out-of-state offense is an OUI, you must go before an RMV Hearings Officer and submit the following:
- A Certified Driving History (current within 30 days) from the state in which the offense occurred
- Court Abstract(s) providing disposition information
- A letter of reinstatement from the state of violation (current within 30 days)
You need the help of a Massachusetts DUI attorney. Attorney Bernard has years of experience, regularly does speaking engagements, and is currently leading a class action suit challenging the reliability of breath tests. Our team knows OUI / DUI laws.
Call (413) 258-7371 to speak with a legal advocate who cares about you and your concerns!
What Penalties Am I Facing?
The penalties for OUI conviction are serious, and each subsequent conviction enhances the penalties.
Depending on the number of prior convictions, the consequences may involve such things as:
- License suspension
- Mandatory instillation of ignition interlock devices
- Jail / prison time
If you are convicted, your personal freedoms will be severely affected.
Seek the Guidance of an Experienced Massachusetts OUI Lawyer
OUI convictions are prosecuted very strictly in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is why you need the help of a Massachusetts OUI attorney. We dedicate a large part of our practice to defending clients charged with drunk driving offenses, because we believe they deserve strong representation. We are committed to fighting for the rights of clients and diligently develop a comprehensive defense strategy for each case. We understand how difficult it is to face OUI charges, but you can trust that we will work tirelessly to defend your freedoms. What are you waiting for? Do not risk your personal liberties; call The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C. today!
If you are facing OUI charges, contact us at (413) 258-7371 to ensure that your rights are protected.