How Long Will an Underage DUI Stay on My Child’s Record?

Massachusetts no longer has an expungement statute. Your child's record cannot be "wiped clean," but you may be able to seal their record with the help of an attorney. Generally, sealed records are only accissible to law enforcement.

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What to Do When Your Child is Charged with Drunk Driving

Those under 21 years of age face significant administrative licensing consequences if they produce a BAC of 0.02% or greater, or if they refuse a breathalyzer. If your child is charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts, your first step should...

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What Massachusetts Law Says About Juvenile DUI

Juveniles and adults under the legal drinking age face harsher licesne suspension penalties for DUI than those over the age of 21. The BAC limit for driver under the age of 21 is 0.02%.

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Getting Your License Back After Your First DUI

Getting your license back takes time, preparation, and a great deal of paperwork, but it's possible with an experienced DUI defense attorney guiding you.

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What Are the Costs of a First Offense DUI in Massachusetts?

Getting a DUI can get expensive. There are court fees and fines. There may also be costs associated with carrying out your sentence or enrollment in an alcohol program.

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Your First DUI Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life

The truth is, people from all walks of life get charged with DUI. Most are good people who made a bad decison, got into a difficult situation, or were subject to a misunderstanding. The police can make mistakes, too.

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Are Breathalyzers Accurate?

Breathalyzers are not always accurate. They must be calibrated, certified, and operated by a properly-trained officer. Some circumstances can cause inflated readings.

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Challenging Breathalyzer Tests in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts court, a DUI defense attorney may challenge the reliability of breathalyzer tests. Calibration errors, improper maintenance, and certification issues could cause a false or inadmissible reading. Only certified operators can...

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Should I Take a Breathalyzer in Massachusetts?

If you take a breathalyzer test and fail, your driver’s license will immediately be suspended for 30 days. The prosecution will also then have incriminating evidence against you. If you refuse the test, your license will be suspended for a...

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The Most Successful DUI Defenses

DUIs, OUIs, and DWIs are serious charges that can have long-lasting consequences, but there are several ways to defend against them. The most common DUI defenses challenge the observations of arresting officers, the legality of the arrest, or the...

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