OUI Defense Attorneys in
Fall River, Massachusetts
If a person is operating a vehicle after consuming any intoxicating substance such as alcohol, marijuana, or any other drugs, he or she could be convicted of an OUI. Punishments for these crimes can be harsh and you need a legal advocate to protect you and your future. Our criminal defense attorneys at Coastal Legal Affiliates, P.C. are devoted to fighting for your rights in court. If you have been arrested or charged with an OUI in Fall River, Massachusetts, contact us immediately for trustworthy legal representation. We also defend those who have been accused of crimes in the areas of Bristol County, Plymouth County, New Bedford, Taunton, or Wareham, Massachusetts.
Punishments for Operating Under the Influence
Massachusetts has strict penalties set for anyone who is convicted of an OUI. Punishments include jail time, fines, probation, and loss of license.
First Offense: A person’s first OUI conviction can land them up to 2 ½ years in jail, a fine ranging from $500 to $5,000, and could lose his or her license for up to one year.
Second Offense: If a person already has a prior OUI conviction and is convicted a second time, he or she could be looking at a minimum of 30 days served in jail up to 2 ½ years, a fine of $600 to $10,000, and two years without a driver’s license.
Third Offense: Three or more OUI convictions can result in a person having to serve either 180 days to 2 ½ years in jail or 2 ½ to five years in prison, fines ranging from $1,000 to $15,000, and an eight-year suspension of his or her driver’s license.
Depending on your circumstances, and your attorney, your punishment could result in probation. Probation requirements for a first or second offense can usually involve the driver having to complete an alcohol education course and possible treatment and up to 30 days of community service. He or she could also be given a 45 to 90-day license suspension. If a person was operating a vehicle while under the influence with a child under the age of 14 in the car, he or she could also be charged with child endangerment, which carries a sentence that is similar to the first offense. No matter what you have been charged with or what your circumstances are, allow our OUI attorneys to aggressively fight back and seek the best possible outcome. Reach out to us today in Fall River, and let’s get started on building a strong defense.
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Why Should You Hire Our Attorneys?
When you are facing any criminal charges, it is always in your best interest to obtain legal representation that has your best interest in mind. Our OUI attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience in defending those who have been accused and charged with OUIs. We are passionate about defending the rights that are guaranteed to you, and we will not stand down to anyone who thinks otherwise. When you work with us, we get to know you so that we can better serve you and your needs. We take charge during the case because we want to make this process as easy as possible for you. To learn more about our attorneys’ process, contact us today in Fall River, Massachusetts, and schedule your initial consultation.
Obtain a Reliable OUI Defense Today
We know how challenging and life-altering an OUI charge can be. It can totally change how you navigate your life. We at Coastal Legal Affiliates, P.C. want to help you move on from this terrible incident. Get in contact with our experienced and trustworthy OUI attorneys today in Fall River, Massachusetts, and set up your initial case consultation. We also serve those who are facing charges in Bristol County, Plymouth County, New Bedford, Taunton, or Wareham, Massachusetts.