A conviction for drunk driving in Massachusetts (OUI, OWI, DUI) can have severe consequences. These can include a criminal record, loss of license, fines and fees, jail time and inability to get or keep a job. If you have been arrested for OUI in the Boston area, it is essential that you have a knowledgeable, experienced OUI lawyer fighting for you to avoid a serious conviction.
In OUI cases, there are two different proceedings against the defendant, one to keep the driver’s license and a criminal case for operating while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed before pulling over and detaining the defendant. If the officer did not have reasonable suspicion before pulling you over, he or she may have violated your constitutional rights and this could be grounds for dismissal of the OUI charge.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Maine Criminal Defense Group in Portland, Maine have a thorough understanding of OUI laws and know how the local court system works. It is important to contact an OUI lawyer as soon as possible after being arrested. Getting a good OUI lawyer early on can mean the difference between a lifetime criminal record and having to register as a convicted felon or having a criminal record that is easily expunged. We can help you avoid the high punishments of OUI and protect your reputation, finances and relationships.