The Implications of a DUI Charge and How a DUI Lawyer From Murphy & Rudolf, LLP Can Help You
At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we take the future of our clients seriously and believe in aggressively and thoroughly advocating for their rights. And, when it comes to DUI charges, we know that there is a lot of shame that can come with it. If convicted of operating while under the influence, your future can be negatively impacted. If you are charged with a DUI, hiring a DUI lawyer is an investment in your future to help minimize the possibility of having to face the worst of the potential consequences.
This article is a brief overview of what DUI is and how a DUI lawyer can help represent you and defend your case. If you or a loved one is facing DUI charges, contact us immediately online or by calling (508) 570-3037 for a free consultation. Time is of the essence and we are standing by to support you.
What Is the Difference Between a DUI and OUI?
In Massachusetts, the legal term for drunk driving is, “operating under the influence,” or OUI. Drunk driving is what we say casually in conversation when we talk about driving a car under the influence.
There are several other variations, but the subject remains the same. Regardless of if you are charged with an OUI or DUI, it means you are facing criminal charges and must decide on what legal support you want.
What Should I Look for When Hiring a Private DUI Lawyer?
Since some of the legal consequences are legally mandated, there is little breathing room for your defense counsel to convince the judge to adjust the punishment. However, there are other areas in which having a skilled attorney makes a difference.
It’s important to remember that just because they are from a private law firm, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best DUI lawyers. When choosing to hire a private attorney, it is important to make sure they have adequate time and resources to properly handle your case. If a DUI lawyer takes on too many cases at once, the effectiveness of their work will be greatly impacted. Inadequate time puts you at risk of being misadvised, plea bargains being poorly negotiated, and motions mishandled.
These are just a few reasons why the attorneys at Murphy and Rudolf, LLP are serious about taking on small caseloads. So that we are able to give your case the attention it deserves.
How Can a DUI Lawyer Help Me?
Whether you elect a public defense attorney or a private attorney, the bottom line is that legal representation is crucial. OUI penalties and legal consequences (like fines and jail time) can be hefty and life-changing. Regardless of some of the mandated statutes, an attorney with experience can still potentially*:
- reduce or eliminate jail time;
- eliminate a revoked license;
- reduce your DUI charge to a lesser offense, and/or
- avoid trial with a plea bargain.
*Resource from FindLaw
Do not leave your future to chance. Contact Murphy & Rudolf, LLP today, and work with one of our tough and dedicated DUI lawyers to help you or your loved one during this difficult time: (508) 570-3037 .