Information About Penalties for Conviction of DUI in MA and Elsewhere
Being arrested on suspicion of DUI-OUI is frightening, to say the least. First, there's the actual process of being arrested, charged and arraigned. You may even spend the night in jail. Second, you don't know what will happen afterward. A drunk driving charge, especially a first charge, is a step into the unknown for almost everyone.
If you have an attorney from the DUI Defense Group by your side, he or she will give you the straight story about what you may be facing. Drunk driving laws in Massachusetts are tough. That's why our lawyers work hard to help clients secure the most favorable outcomes possible.
Call the DUI Defense Group today at 800-82-DEFENSE (800-823-3336). Learn about our 18-step DUI-OUI defense strategy. Free initial consultation.
Explaining the Possible Outcomes
We don't sugarcoat what we tell clients, whether it's about their chances of beating the DUI charges or about the penalties they face under tough Massachusetts DUI laws. For example, we make sure that clients know the severity of the consequences of a conviction for drinking and driving, which can include:
- License suspension
- Limited access to hardship licenses
- An ignition interlock device
- Alcohol education
- License revocation
- Inpatient alcohol treatment
- Vehicle forfeiture without compensation
- A jail or prison sentence
In addition to penalties such as these, people convicted of OUI-DUI face many expenses. Fines can be many thousands of dollars. You may have to pay for education and treatment yourself, even when it's a first offense. And then there are the hidden costs of conviction. In particular, a conviction may affect your inability to work in certain fields, especially those requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL). Your car insurance rates will increase. You may have a felony criminal record and people will know about your arrest and conviction.
Call Today About Massachusetts DUI Penalties
Get the straight story about the penalties you may face if convicted on your Massachusetts drunk driving charges. Call 800-82-DEFENSE (800-823-3336) or complete our online form to get started. Our attorneys are available 24/7/365, nights, weekends and holidays and represent clients throughout the state, from Boston to Pittsfield and across New England. Our lawyers also handle drunk driving cases throughout New England and beyond.