OUI and DUI Lawyer in Taunton MA
No one ever plans on being pulled over and arrested for DUI in Massachusetts. Being convicted of an OUI in MA can have a harmful long-lasting impact on your life and career. In addition, you have to deal with two government bodies: the courts and the Massachusetts RMV. So, it’s important to entrust your future to a lawyer with extensive experience in helping clients with DUI cases. Also, understanding the significance of the legal penalties for OUI/DUI is critical, so acquiring the services of a skilled, tested attorney to be by your side and defend your rights is a priority. Attorney Rachel Matos has a thorough background in this area of the law, and thus is an ideal ally when faced with DUI charges.
DUI in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, driving while under the influence of alcohol is classified as an OUI offense. The first and second OUIs are considered misdemeanors, but the third and succeeding ones are classified as Felony DUI. Additionally, first and second OUIs are defined as Felony DUI Offenses when serious bodily harm occurs. As is clear from these terms, the laws related to driving while drunk or intoxicated can be confusing. Thus, an attorney’s experience with OUI and DUI defense, their negotiating and litigating skills, and their reputation in the legal system have a powerful impact on the outcome of your case.
In Massachusetts, drunk driving is penalized as OUI. Even the first offense is heavily penalized, and several categories, such as blood alcohol content over a certain percentage, and the presence of a child in the vehicle establish the degree of the penalty. Rachel Matos is a veteran OUI and DUI lawyer who will fight for you aggressively to avoid these penalties and achieve excellent results in your case, protecting both your driver’s license and your future.
|DUI/OUI Penalties in MA||1st Offense||2nd Offense||3rd Offense|
|Jail||Up to 2 ½ years||60 days to 2 ½ years (minimum 30 days served)||180 days to 2 ½ years jail or 2 ½ to 5 years prison (minimum 150 days served)|
|Fines||$500 to $5,000||$600 to $10,000||$1,000 to $15,000|
|License Revocation||1 year||2 years||8 years|
Timing is critical in getting help to reduce your charges or even receive total elimination if insufficient grounds for charges exist. The Law Office of Rachel M. Matos is here to assist you if you need an OUI lawyer or a DUI lawyer in Taunton, MA. Contact us today at 508-386-9094 to arrange a consultation.
"Got pulled over for nothing and was arrested for DUI, attorney Matos was diligent in obtaining the reports and found many discrepancies which led to a dropped loss of license and dropped to a minor offense. Call this office if you have a legal issue of any kind."