Beginning on November 30, 2002, the Massachusetts Legislature increased the “look back” period from ten years to a lifetime lookback. The “look back” period relates to how far back the Prosecutor and the Registry of Motor Vehicles will look back for any prior offenses. If convicted of a fourth offense OUI the penalties are significant:
- Fines between $1,500.00 to $25,000
- Jail Sentence of one of the following, based on the court’s discretion:
- House of Correction: 1 – year minimum sentence and up to 2 1/2 years
- State Prison: 2 1/2 years and up to 5 years.
- License Suspension: Ten year license suspension for the OUI. No eligibility for hardship considerations for at least five years after the conviction date. Mandatory installation and maintenance of Ignition Interlock Devices.
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