If you are in need of a Massachusetts OUI Attorney, contact us today.

Drunk driving charges are serious.  A conviction for operation while under the influence (“OUI”) can result in tremendous hardship for you and your family.  You could face jail time, a lengthy probation sentence, staggering fines and fees, and a loss of license.  If you or a loved one are currently facing charges of operating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, do not hesitate to contact the criminal defense attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf LLP. 

The criminal defense attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf are experienced Massachusetts OUI attorneys with a track record of success.  Murphy and Rudolf attorneys have handled all kinds of OUI cases, from first offense OUIs to vehicular manslaughter.  They know the complexity inherent in these cases and how to properly prepare and win at trial.  Their record speaks for itself.

Whether you are in Boston, Worcester, Middlesex County, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has imposed a “zero-tolerance” policy when it comes to enforcing the OUI laws.  What this means in practice is that police officers and state troopers will arrest and charge someone with OUI at the slightest hint that they might be under the influence.  In addition, the legislature has provided an increasing set of penalties for individuals convicted of more than one OUI.

First Offense:

  • License suspension of 1 year
  • Fines of $500 to $5,000
  • Community service
  • Required enrollment in a substance abuse treatment program
  • Jail sentence of up to 2 1⁄2 years

Second Offense:

  • Fine of $600 to $10,000
  • Jail sentence of 30 days minimum, and up to 2 1⁄2 years total
  • License suspension of 2 years; a general hardship license will be considered after 1 year, with mandatory installation of
  • ignition interlock devices

Third Offense:

  • Fine of $1,000 to $15,000
  • Jail sentence of 150 days minimum, and up to 2 1⁄2 years total
  • License suspension of 8 years; a general hardship license will be considered after 4 years, with mandatory installation of Ignition Interlock Device

Fourth Offense:

  • Fine of $1,500 to $25,000
  • Jail sentence of one of the following, based on the court’s discretion:
    • House of Corrections: 1-year minimum, and up to a total of 2 1⁄2 years
    • State Prison: up to 5 years and License suspension of 10 years.
  • A general hardship license will be considered after 8 years, with mandatory installation of Ignition Interlock Devices

Fifth Offense:

  • Fine of $2,000 to $50,000
  • Jail sentence of 2 to 5 years in State Prison
  • Lifetime license suspension with no possibility of a hardship license

These are severe penalties that can derail someone’s life and career goals.  Fortunately, the Massachusetts OUI Attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf know how to win OUI cases.  The defense team at Murphy and Rudolf will guide you through each phase of the process: discovery, motion practice, and ultimately, trial.  At each step, the attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf will make sure that you are kept up to date on the progress of your case and that your voice is heard. 

Moreover, if you have been convicted of an OUI in the past, the Massachusetts OUI Attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf are currently filing motions to reopen old OUI cases due to the uncovering of years of breathalyzer machine misuse.  If you have an OUI conviction prior to 2015, consult with one of the experienced attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf to see if you may be able to reopen and defeat a prior OUI conviction.

If you need a Massachusetts OUI Attorney contact Murphy & Rudolf, LLP at (508) 425-6330 and we can help you with your case.

 

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