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OUI & Drugs

Operating under the influence of illegal drugs or controlled substances is a very serious offense in Massachusetts and one that is strictly prosecuted. If you are found to be driving while under the influence of an illegal or controlled substance, or if you are driving while taking certain prescription medications, you could be charged with a drug OUI.

If the arresting officer finds any illegal substances such as cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, ecstasy, or any other controlled substance on your person or in your vehicle, you could be charged with possession as well as an OUI.

The penalties for OUI- Drugs is very similar to those for OUI-Liquor:

  • License Suspension: 1 year to permanent loss of license
  • Fines: $500 to $50,000
  • Jail sentence: Up to five years


Attorney Joseph Bernard devotes his practice primarily to cases involving operating under the influence. Joseph Bernard is a Massachusetts lawyer that understands the fear and uncertainty you are likely feeling during this traumatic time. By utilizing his experience and knowledge of Massachusetts driving laws, Attorney Bernard can effectively prepare you for court in relation to OUI-Drugs. Please read Attorney Joseph Bernard's latest case results for Massachusetts OUI Drugs cases. See for yourself what Attorney Joseph Bernard can do for you. If you are charged with OUI-Drugs, Possession of a Class B Drug, or any other drug-related offense, please contact Joseph Bernard 

Fight to protect your future

If found guilty, you may be facing serious penalties and life altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines, court ordered alcohol treatment programs, and community service. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, your offense may be charged as a felony, which exponentially increases your penalties. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to resolve themselves. Be proactive and call immediately to secure the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to resolve your case in the most efficient way possible and with the most favorable outcome available to you.


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