About OUI Defense
Under Massachusetts law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. A conviction for OUI, which is also known as drunk driving or DUI, can carry serious consequences including prison time and a driver’s license suspension. A skilled OUI attorney can help protect your rights and fight to get charges dismissed.
An OUI defense lawyer can assess the evidence against you, including police reports and chemical test results (e.g., breathalyzer). An experienced attorney can determine if any of the tests were administered improperly or if there were procedural errors, potentially weakening the prosecution’s case against you.
A skilled OUI lawyer can also challenge the results of the breath or blood test that determined your BAC level. They can argue that the machine was not properly calibrated or that the test administrator did not follow proper procedures. If they are successful in challenging the results of the test, the prosecutor may have to drop the charges or offer a lesser charge such as reckless operation.
If they are not able to get the charges dismissed, an OUI defense lawyer can work to minimize the impact of an arrest on your life and career. They can advocate for alternative sentencing options, such as treatment programs or a conditional sentence that allows you to keep your license. They can also advise you on ways to limit the length of your driver’s license loss (which varies depending upon prior convictions and age). A knowledgeable attorney can guide you through this process.