The consequences of a drunk driving conviction are severe, including a criminal record, loss of your driver’s license, expensive fines and potential jail time. An experienced OUI lawyer can protect your legal rights and help you avoid a conviction.
In Massachusetts, an OUI (OUI, DUI or DWI) is a criminal offense that carries harsh penalties. A first offense can result in a substantial license loss, alcohol education classes and inpatient treatment if applicable. A second or third offense is a felony and can carry minimum mandatory jail sentences as well as significant fines and fees.
OUI cases require a thorough analysis of the facts and evidence in order to present the best possible defense. Whether the case involves an accident that caused injury or death to another person, a breath test refusal, failure to blow into a device or other issues, our Boston OUI attorney can prepare a strong and effective defense to get the best outcome for you.
The process of being formally charged with OUI starts at your arraignment where you will be informed of the charge against you. At this point you will be assigned a pre-trial hearing date.
At a trial your lawyer will have the opportunity to question the arresting officer and to introduce evidence that was not available at the arraignment phase. Your lawyer will also have the chance to cross examine witnesses in order to get the truth from them and to poke holes in the prosecution’s case. OUI lawyer