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Second OUI Defense In Massachusetts

Both the OUI and the prior conviction(s) must be proved in separate trials. you would first be tried on the underlying OUI offense and, if convicted, will be tried on the subsequent offender notice. Evidence of prior convictions may be proven simply by the introduction of certified copies of original court papers, accompanied by a certified attested copy of the biographical and informational data from official probation records.

It is important to a second offense OUI to fully flesh out any underlying issues into your level of culpability. Have Attorney Bernard evaluate your case and strategize with you to avoid enhanced penalties. Your consultation is free with no pressure or obligation- just legal knowledge and years of experience at your fingertips!

The license loss that usually occurs as a result of a plea and/or guilty finding is separate and distinct from any license loss incurred as a result of refusing the breath test or taking it and registering a reading of .08 or higher. The length of the license loss is directly related to whether it is a first or subsequent offense. Regardless of any disposition worked out at the court or how an offense is charged, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will look at your driving history and suspend the license based upon prior offenses listed in your driving history.

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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