Defending Individuals against allegations of OUI (Operating Under the Influence) or DUI, in Massachusetts and across the country. A conviction for OUI is serious and carries severe penalties, even on first offense. Penalties are much more severe if there is an accident or injury involved and they get even higher if someone has multiple prior OUI convictions.
An OUI conviction can ruin your life by losing your license, having to pay heavy fines and potentially prison time. You need a dedicated OUI Defense attorney to defend you to the fullest extent of the law.
Skilled OUI attorneys can often help mitigate the severity of your penalty by negotiating with the prosecution for reduced charges and more lenient punishments like shorter license suspensions, enrollment in alcohol education programs and community service. They are also experienced at arguing cases at trial and can challenge the prosecution’s evidence.
A qualified OUI lawyer can also help you with the administrative procedure of challenging your license suspension. This process can be confusing and intimidating, but an OUI defense attorney will be able to assist you in navigating this labyrinth of legal procedures.
OUI defenses are usually based on the fact that the prosecution cannot prove the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. For example, if a person’s BAC was the basis for their charges, an OUI defense lawyer can argue that the chemical test was not administered properly or that the machine used to administer the test was not calibrated accurately.