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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 a drug OUI are very similar to those for driving under the influence of alcohol:

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

Charges for a drug OUI are very serious, which is why you should immediately contact a Springfield, MA OUI attorney to understand your options.


I devote a large part of my practice to defending clients charged with OUI offenses because I believe individuals charged with operating under the influence deserve a lawyer who will give their cases the time and attention necessary to build a strong defense. I understand the fear and uncertainty you are likely feeling during this tumultuous time, and I can use my experience and knowledge of Massachusetts driving laws to prepare you for court. State driving authorities and law enforcement do not take drug OUI offenses lightly, which is why having the representation of a skillful attorney who will defend your legal rights is absolutely vital. I can offer sound legal guidance and support throughout the entirety of your proceedings, and stand before the court as an aggressive advocate. You do not have to face the legal process alone; call my firm today to enlist the services of an attorney committed to fighting for you.

If you are charged with a drug OUI, contact a Springfield, MA drug OUI lawyer from the firm for more information.

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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