Operating under the influence (OUI) is a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Even a first-time offender will be judged strictly under the laws of the state. If you are stopped due to suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), the officer will ask you to consent to a breathalyzer test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The BAC levels are different for drivers under the age of 21 and driver over the age of 21, but if you are convicted of driving with a BAC above the legal limit or if a blood or breath test confirms you were driving under the influence of a controlled substance, you will receive a permanent citation on your driving record, and may face the following penalties:
If you have been charged with an OUI, you need the representation of a Springfield DUI lawyer. Our firm has defended countless clients against OUI charges, and we may be able to fight for you. We have dedicated a large part of our practice to defending clients just like you, and we are committed to providing clients with the detailed attention that is necessary for success. We can help you determine your best defense strategy and guide you through the legal process. The law is harsh, but we are ready to stand up for your rights before the court. When your personal freedoms are at risk, choose the representation of an experienced attorney you can trust.
If you are a first time offender, contact a Springfield, MA OUI attorney to ensure your rights are protected.