Have you been apprehended for Operating Under the Influence (OUI) in Massachusetts? Even as a first-time offender, you’re confronting severe repercussions, including fines up to $5,000, potential incarceration, and a suspended driver’s license. At the Coughlin Law Group, we offer a tenacious defense to combat this serious charge. We are available around the clock. Dial 617-758-8888 to arrange a complimentary consultation with an accomplished Boston OUI defense attorney.
In the state of Massachusetts, driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher is illegal. Operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana, narcotics, or other substances is also prohibited.
The penalties for a first-time OUI offense are considerable. Immediately following your arrest, your driver’s license is suspended. Reinstating your driving privileges requires navigating the administrative process and petitioning for a hearing before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Our attorneys can assist you throughout this process and defend your right to drive.
If convicted, the law mandates $500 to $5,000 in fines, a one-year license suspension, and up to 2.5 years in prison. However, an alternative disposition exists. Under this sentencing alternative, you could face two years probation and a 45 to 90-day license suspension. The terms of your probation may necessitate participation in an alcohol awareness program and community service.
An OUI case in Massachusetts, often referred to as a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), is not as straightforward as many assume. Depending on your case specifics, everything from the initial traffic stop rationale to the breath or blood test administration can be disputed.
At the Coughlin Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to providing a solid defense. We will fiercely contest your charges at trial or negotiate with prosecutors to reduce charges or minimize penalties if a trial is not your preferred route. Furthermore, we will represent you in hearings and appeals with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, aiming to restore your driving privileges.
Facing an OUI charge alone is daunting. With our proven track record in 100+ OUI trials, we assure you that we will fervently pursue and secure the best possible scenario for your case. Don’t hesitate to get the legal support you need, call 617-758-8888