Drunk Driving (OUI/DWI/DUI)
Springfield OUI/DUI Defense Lawyer
If you are facing the consequences of a Massachusetts drunk driving arrest, you are no doubt aware of the high stakes involved. In today’s fast-paced world, loss of your driver’s license is almost as disruptive as a jail sentence. To ensure that your rights and driving privileges are protected, contact the Law Offices of Alekman DiTusa, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation.
Criminal Penalties for OUI (DUI/DWI)
Operating under the influence (OUI) can result in serious civil and criminal penalties, even for first offense OUI. Individuals who are convicted for drunk driving may face the following penalties:
First offense OUI: Individuals facing first offense drunk driving charges may face penalties including fines ($500-$5,000), license suspension (up to one year) and jail time (up to two and a half years). However, first time offenders may be eligible to receive reduced sentences by completing an approved alcohol education program.
Second offense OUI: A conviction for second offense drunk driving can result in fines ($600-$10,000), license suspension (two years) and jail time (30 days up to two and a half years).
Third offense OUI (and subsequent offenses): Third offense or subsequent offense drunk driving will result in felony drunk driving charges which can result in penalties including fines ($1,000-$50,000), license suspension (eight years to permanent revocation) and jail time (150 days up to five years).
Beat OUI Charges and Avoid Serious Consequences
Once we become your advocate regarding your OUI/DUI/DWI charges, we will begin a detailed investigation into the circumstances behind the traffic stop that led to your drunk driving arrest. If the police did not have probable cause to stop your car, we will challenge the illegal stop. Our arguments have, in fact, resulted in case dismissals.
Other details of your case will be thoroughly examined. For example, did you refuse the Breathalyzer test – and if so, what does that mean with regard to a possible license suspension? If you took the Breathalyzer test, what are the odds of successfully challenging the results of that breath test? Is this your first offense OUI/DUI/DWI? Is it a repeat offense? Are you under 21 years old?
Arrested for drunk driving? Protect your rights.
An experienced OUI/drunk driving defense attorney such as the Springfield lawyers at Alekman DiTusa, LLC are well prepared to ensure that your rights are respected and protected, no matter what the circumstances. We are able to monitor your treatment by law enforcement and advocate knowledgeably in your best interests from the time of your arrest through the end of a trial. In addition, if your license has already been suspended or revoked, we can explain what is necessary for reinstatement.
Contact an Experienced OUI/DUI Defense Lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation and evaluation of your legal options following an OUI arrest, contact the Law Offices of Alekman DiTusa, LLC.