OUI, DUI and Other Criminal Matters

In Massachusetts, OUI―Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol―is a serious criminal offense. You can expect to have your license suspended, pay a major fine and even spend time in jail for your first offense. It gets much worse for subsequent offenses.  With so much at stake for even an initial conviction, it makes sense to consider hiring an attorney with solid experience trying OUI cases in the community where you will go before a judge.  Attorneys at Lorden, Pastor & Lilly have represented OUI clients before courts in Ayer, Clinton, Fitchburg, and more.

The penalties for OUI in Massachusetts are substantial and will hit your ability to drive and your pocketbook, and perhaps even give you jail time, depending on the seriousness of the offense and whether you are a repeat offender.
First Offense
* Fine: $500 to $5,000
* Jail: No minimum to 2.5 years
* Driver's license suspension: one year
Drivers arrested for a first OUI offense can get their sentences reduced by agreeing to complete a state-approved alcohol education program.

Second Offense
* Fine: $600 to $10,000
* Jail: 30 days to 2.5 years
* Driver's license suspension: two years
Third Offense (felony)
* Fine: $1,000 to $15,000
* Jail: 150 days to five years
* Suspension: eight years

Fourth Offense (felony)
* Fine: $1,500 to $25,000
* Jail: one to five years
* Suspension: 10 years

Fifth Offense (felony)
* Fine: $20,000 to $50,000
* Jail: two to five years
* Suspension: lifetime
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