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Helping You Fight A First Offense OUI in MA

If this is your first DUI, you probably feel nervous about the future. At Jack Diamond Law Offices, we are here to help you understand the consequences you may be facing and how to best utilize your legal options. We have been in the legal sphere for more than 20 years, and we understand the ins and outs of criminal law. Attorney Jack Diamond has worked as a prosecutor from 1990 – 1994, giving him a professional perspective from both sides of the legal system.

When it comes to a first offense OUI, don’t handle the logistics on your own. Instead, call our firm at (617) 925-6772 for a free initial consultation.

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What are the Penalties for a First Offense OUI in Massachusetts?

Under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24, there are a number of fees and penalties that you will be responsible for a first offense OUI (operating under the influence) charge in Massachusetts. Possible penalties can include license suspension, fines and jail time.

Most first offense OUI penalties in Massachusetts may result in:

  • Up to 2.5 years in the House of Correction
  • Fines that range from $500 to $5,000
  • Driver alcohol education program
  • One year of driver's license suspension

Thankfully, a first DUI does not indicate a pattern of offenses. This means that the court will naturally respond with lighter punishments. Some of these penalties may be adjusted if you receive the Alternative Disposition for your conviction that is laid out in Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24D. Additionally, in some cases, Jack Diamond Law Offices may be able to secure probation for a client in conjunction with an alcohol education class. The guilty party will need to pay for the class out-of-pocket.

Will I Lose My License?

If you are convicted of a DUI, you will need to relinquish your license for a minimum period of 45 days, with most license suspension penalties capped at 90 days. Not being able to drive may affect your ability to attend work, school, perform necessary errands, or make important appointments. For these cases, the court will allow you to apply for a school or work hardship consideration three months into your license suspension.

If you are still restricted from driving after six months, you can request a general hardship consideration. When it comes time to reinstate your license, you will need to pay a $500 fee to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Walking Clients Through Every Step of the Process

If we choose to take on your case, we will stand by you as you work through your DUI charge. Check out our five-star ratings to see what others are saying about the Jack Diamond Law Offices. We also have offices located in Quincy, Plymouth, and Hingham.

Facing charges for a first offense OUI in Massachusetts? Call our Boston OUI Lawyer at (617) 925-6772 or contact us online right now. We are available 24/7.