DUI and Driving with a Suspended License

While Operating After Suspension (OAS) does not typically result in jail time, the penalties are much more severe if you lost your driver’s license because of a DUI. Potential penalties include a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to...

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When Can I Get My License Back After a Third DUI?

You must wait 8 years to get your license back after a third DUI conviction. You also face a mandatory jail sentence. You become eligible for a hardship license 2 years into your 8-year suspension, but you may face a separate suspension period of...

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Can a DUI Prevent You from Getting a Job?

A DUI conviction could make it more difficult to get job. Employers can conduct a criminal background check to see if you have any convictions. Nonetheless, you do have some rights as a job applicant.

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How a DUI Can Affect Employment

A DUI conviction could get you fired from your job. It could also make it harder for you to become employed in future positions. Know your rights as an employee and job applicant.

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How Likely is it to Get a DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving?

The only way DUI charges can be reduced is for the government to amend the charge to a lesser offense. This is rare, but not impossible. It is completely dependent upon the details of your case.

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What It Means When You Get Your Third DUI Charge

A third DUI is considered a felony charge in Massachusetts. It comes with a minimum jail sentence of 180 days if you are convicted, 150 days of which you must serve incarcerated.

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Can You Plea Bargain with Multiple DUI Offenses?

A plea bargain is a compromise between a prosecutor and a defendant. Your lawyer may advise you to accept a plea bargain, depending on the facts of your case. However, plea deals aren’t usually in your best interest if you’ve been charged with...

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Are Multiple DUIs a Felony?

Second Offense DUI is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. Any subsequent DUI offense is a felony under Massachusetts law. While every DUI charge includes the possibility of jail time, first and second offenders do not typically serve time in jail.

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What a Second OUI Means for Your Driver’s License

If you refused the breath test and are charged with a second offense, you will lose your license for 3 years.  If you are later convicted, you’ll lose it for an additional 2 years (5 years total) and will not be eligible for a hardship license...

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Should You Fight Your Second OUI Charge?

It’s your right to challenge the state of Massachusetts to meet its burden of proof. The stakes are much higher on a second OUI. If you fight your second OUI charge, have an experienced attorney at your side.

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