A conviction of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OUI) is punishable with a prison sentence of up to 30 months, a monetary fine up to $5,000, and driver's license suspension for up to 1 year. If you are facing a DUI/OUI charge in Massachusetts, the consequences of a conviction can have lasting effects on your criminal record and your future opportunities. It is imperative that you contact a legal professional immediately and ensure your rights are protected!
At The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C., our Springfield DUI lawyers help underage drivers gain a better understanding of their situation and explore their legal options in a case. Attorney Joseph Bernard has a history of success in DUI and criminal defense, having tried over 200 cases. He regularly does speaking engagements on DUI / OUI, attended the National College for DUI Defense, and is the only attorney in Massachusetts that has completed breath test machine operator training conducted BY the police.
Contact the office today at (413) 731-9995 to find out how our team of legal professionals can help you protect your rights and secure a positive resolution!
While drivers of the age of 21 may be arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08% or higher, the legal BAC limit for underage drivers in Massachusetts is .02%. This means that if a chemical test for your BAC registers at .02% or higher, the officer may arrest you and charge you with operating under the influence. Because this limit is very low, it is possible for an individual to be wrongfully suspected of DUI—no chemical test is perfect, and there are many situational and biological factors that can interfere with an accurate BAC test result.
One of the most effective methods of defending against a DUI charge is contesting the evidence brought against you in court. Chemical tests are subject to error and improper police procedure may contribute to a DUI arrest. At The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C., our lead Springfield DUI attorney's experience as a former prosecutor has given him valuable knowledge of the law from both sides of the courtroom. With these valuable skills at your disposal, you may be able find a weakness in the prosecution's case and have your charges dismissed!
The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C. has helped clients facing some of the toughest legal situations and helped them find positive solutions. As an underage driver, it is imperative for you to have a dedicated attorney fighting to protect your rights against the consequences of a DUI. Not only could you lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, but your future employment and career opportunities may also suffer as a result of a conviction.
Schedule a free consultation today with the OUI lawyers in Springfield at firm. Let an experienced former prosecutor help you protect your driving privileges!