In Massachusetts, OUI is also known as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and the penalties for a conviction can be severe including jail time, substantial fines and fees, license suspension and required enrollment in an alcohol education program. An experienced OUI lawyer will work hard to minimize the impact of a conviction on your record, driving privileges and future job opportunities.
There are a variety of Defenses to OUI Charges. These include a lack of proof that the person operated the vehicle on a public way, that they had an open container in the vehicle and that the Breath Test equipment was properly administered or is unreliable. There are also a number of Motions that need to be filed with the Court and these will vary on a case by case basis.
A good OUI lawyer will work to avoid a conviction whenever possible and may be able to negotiate a Continuance without a Finding (CWOF) for a First Offense. A CWOF will involve a 45-90 day license loss, a requirement to enroll in an OUI Education Program and fines and fees. An experienced OUI lawyer can often negotiate a CWOF with the Prosecution for a Second Offense as well. OUI lawyer