Things You Should Know About a Junior Operator License Suspension

If you’re a Massachusetts driver between the ages of 16 ½ and 18, then you’re driving with a Junior Operator License (JOL). While a JOL carries a variety of restrictions, these junior operator laws are meant to help new drivers develop their...

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Is It Possible to Get a Job with Multiple DUI Convictions?

Job hunting with a DUI can be challenging. While it’s not impossible to find DUI friendly jobs, some career paths can be difficult to break into if you have an OUI/DUI on your record, especially if you’ve faced multiple DUI convictions in the...

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5 Questions to Ask a DUI Lawyer When Faced with Your First DUI

If you’ve been charged with a first offense for drunk driving, you know you’ll need a lawyer—quickly.  But you might not know which questions to ask a DUI lawyer, especially since this is your first time facing a DUI charge.  Here are five...

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What Are Some Common DUI Plea Bargains for First Offenders?

Like any conviction for DUI, a first offense has the potential to lead to severe penalties.  However, due to the Alternative Disposition available under Chapter 90, Section 24D for DUI first offenders, it is often possible to avoid the harsh...

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Can You Go to Jail for Your First Offense DUI?

Any DUI conviction in Massachusetts holds a risk of a jail sentence.  

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Can I Represent Myself in an OUI Case?

The short answer is “yes”.  Anyone charged with a crime can to waive their right to an attorney and proceed “pro se.”  Is it advisable to do so? Now that is an entirely different question, with an entirely different answer… “no”.  Most people...

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What Does Continuance Without a Finding (CWOF) Mean?

Maybe you’ve wondered, “What is a CWOF?” but haven’t had an opportunity to learn the answer.  It’s an acronym for “Continuance Without a Finding,” a non-conviction disposition to a criminal case.  If you receive a CWOF in Massachusetts, you are...

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OUI Driver’s License Suspensions in Massachusetts: How They Happen and What to Do Next

In Massachusetts, there are two major types of driver’s license suspensions involved in Operating Under the Influence (OUI) cases:

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What You Need to Know About Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

In Massachusetts, the passage of “The Regulation and Taxation Marijuana Act” made recreational cannabis consumption legal for adults age 21 and over.  This might make you wonder why driving after (or while) smoking marijuana is still...

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Prescription Drugs and Driving: How to Handle an Opioid-Related OUI

The CDC reported more than 700,000 drug overdose fatalities between 1999 and 2017, with more than two-thirds of deaths in the final year attributed to the abuse of opioids.  Synthetics like Tramadol and Fentanyl may have overtaken heroin or more...

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