OUI Attorney in Brockton
Accused of Drunk Driving in Massachusetts?
Operating under the influence (OUI) of drugs or alcohol is a very serious
offense, and following an arrest, you could be facing extremely harsh
penalties. Throughout the Commonwealth, law enforcement officers have
made it a priority to ensure that roadways are safe and the public are
not put at risk by an intoxicated driver.
While their diligence has paid off, there are times when wrongful accusations
and overzealous police investigations result in innocent individuals being
placed under arrest. If you have been charged with OUI, a criminal defense
lawyer from South Shore Criminal Defense may be able to help.
Penalties for Operating Under the Influence
After an arrest, prosecutors will act quickly to ensure that you receive
the highest amount of penalties available for your case. Depending on
the circumstances surrounding your arrest, the penalties you may be facing
will vary; however, you can except to see similar punishments to the following:
- Up to 1 year of license suspension
- Mandatory alcohol awareness program
- Up to 30 months in jail
- Minimum $500 in fines, maximum $5,000
- Mandatory interlock ignition device installed in your vehicle
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- License suspension for 2 years (may be eligible for a hardship license
after the first year)
- Up to 30 months in jail
- License suspension for 8 years (may receive a hardship license after 2 years)
- Fines up to $15,000
- Interlock ignition device installed in your vehicle
- Jail for up to 5 years
Other factors to take into consideration include the amount of alcohol
in your system, whether the driver was underage, whether there were passengers
in the vehicle who were minors, or if the arrest was the result of an
injury-causing or fatal accident. To learn more about your particular
situation and what penalties you could be facing, it is always important
that you work with an attorney.
Work with South Shore Criminal Defense today!
After an arrest in
Plymouth, Hingham, Quincy or a surrounding area, or if you've received Notice
of a clerks-magistrate hearing, it is absolutely essential that you take
the time to speak with an attorney who will aggressively fight to protect
your rights and defend your freedom. The attorneys of South Shore Criminal
more than two decades of combined legal experience and have assisted countless clients with obtaining favorable outcomes
for their cases. They will take the time to get to know you and your charges
so that they can develop a personalized strategy to help obtain the best
possible outcome for your case. They can even represent you at any subsequent
Registry of Motor Vehicles hearing.
You should never feel alone or face the Massachusetts legal system without
an experienced legal professional on your side. Immediately following
contact a South Shore Criminal Defense attorney. Get started by completing a
free case evaluation form now!