Is an OUI in Massachusetts a Misdemeanor or a Felony?

For a first-time offender—or even a second-time offender—an OUI conviction is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts.  This means your first OUI in Massachusetts is not usually punishable by imprisonment in state prison, although a sentence could include...

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How Long Will My Driver's License Suspension Last After an OUI?

For most people, a driver's license suspension has an enormously negative impact on day-to-day life.  You may need your car to get to work, buy groceries, take care of your kids, report to the court-assigned alcohol education program, and more.

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Defending Against a Breath Test: Why A Failed Breathalyzer Test Doesn't Mean Your DUI Case is Lost

In Massachusetts, there are two ways in which the government can prove a charge of DUI.  The first is by simply offering evidence that demonstrates the person’s ability to drive was impaired.  These kinds of cases usually involve the subjective...

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A Guide to Driver's License Suspensions After a DUI in Massachusetts

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, then your driver’s license has likely been suspended as a result of your refusal to take a breathalyzer test or your failure of the test itself. A license suspension would put anyone in a difficult place, which...

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What to Do When You're Asked to Take a DUI Breath Test in Massachusetts

If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, then you’re inevitably going to be asked to take a DUI breath test. This can be a tense situation, and as such, you’re going to want to know how to respond, what to do, and what kind of actions you...

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Breathalyzer Results Dismissed: Find Out If Your Prior DUI Can Be Overturned Due to Recent Massachusetts Decision

In August 2017, the Secretary of Public Safety in Massachusetts, Daniel Bennet, directed his legal staff to open an investigation into why the Commonwealth had not produced important, relevant, and exculpatory documents relating to faulty...

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How to Get Your License Back After Being Charged with a DUI

If you’ve been pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving in Massachusetts, it’s important that you are properly informed on the potential repercussions you could face, especially with respect to your driver’s license.

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How Strict Are Massachusetts OUI Laws?

OUI law in the United States isn’t all that old. This makes sense seeing as how getting around by car is a modern convenience that most American families couldn’t afford just 50 years ago. This means that much of the local law is evolving with...

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Unlawful Stops and DUIs

If you’ve been stopped for suspicion of DUI or OUI, your experience with an officer may have been unlawful, as not every traffic stop is legal. There are certain things you’ll want to be mindful of during a traffic stop that could make or break...

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Entering Canada With a DUI

Getting across the Canadian border is not as simple a process as many believe. Canadians are especially tough when it comes to DUI/OUI law, as it will often affect who they let into their nation.

In the past, foreigners traveling into Canada...

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