In Massachusetts, DUI charges are known as operating under the influence, or OUI charges. When you are suspected of driving under the influence, an officer can request you to take a breathalyzer sobriety test or a number of field sobriety tests. There are different acceptable BAC levels based on age and type of vehicle.
Drivers will be charged with an OUI following these conditions:
Massachusetts enforces strict penalties for drivers operating under the influence. These penalties include expensive fines, license being revoked, and even jail time. For those who are repeat or extreme OUI offenders whose BAC exceeds .20, there are much stronger punishments.
How our lawyers can help you
If you are charged with an OUI in Massachusetts, you will be given a court date for an arraignment. There will be pre-trial hearings and motions before the trial itself, where the case is decided by a judge or jury. Our lawyers will be there with you every step of the way to ensure you know your rights and what evidence there is for your case.
Facchini & Facchini, PC offers consultation and representation for clients who have been found guilty of OUI charges.
For further questions about DUI/OUI law
or to set up an appointment with an attorney, please call us at 413-746-3369.