Is a DUI a Felony in Massachusetts?

Is a DUI a Felony in Massachusetts?

Is a DUI a Felony in Massachusetts? Massachusetts’ DUI laws are some of the strictest in the United Sates. But, is a DUI a felony in the state of Massachusetts? We have compiled a breakdown of the different DUI offenses and whether each one is a misdemeanor or a felony. If you were charged with […]

Breathtest OUI/DUI Could Be Overturned


27,000 OUI/DUI convictions Could be Overturned The Massachusetts Trial Court announced this week that 27,000 notices will be sent to individuals who may have pled or were found guilty of OUI/DUI between 2011 and 2019 and today may be eligible to have the conviction overturned and a new trial ordered. Brief History of how we […]

OUI Checkpoints and OUI Arrests

OUI arrest

What are OUI Checkpoints? Many OUI arrests in Massachusetts begin at a OUI/DUI checkpoint. These prearranged events happen throughout Massachusetts and throughout the year. A checkpoint may be set up on major roadways or small backroads throughout the Commonwealth. Police Departments participating in roadblocks must them up in a manner that can properly and safely […]

Fourth Offense OUI

Much like any OUI charge our clients have just two options. Plea/admit to the charges Go to Trial and Fight the Case. A fourth offense OUI charge and subsequent offenses have serious consequences. A conviction carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence and at least a ten year license suspension. It are these consequences on our […]

Vacating Massachusetts OUI/DUI Convictions

Individuals who were arrested and charged with OUI/DUI between June, 2011 and April, 2019 may be soon eligible to have those convictions vacated and removed from their record. After years of litigation challenging the use of improperly calibrated breathalyzer machines closure is finally in sight. An agreement between defense attorneys and district attorneys across the […]

License Suspensions for Refusing the Breathalyzer Test

Yes. If you are arrested and the police suspect you are under the influence of alcohol, police will request you submit to a breathalyzer test. Massachusetts is an “implied consent” state, which means if you refuse to submit to the test your license will automatically be suspended. If you decide to take the breathalyzer test […]

Options following an Arrest for a First Offense OUI/DUI

Every day, in every corner of Massachusetts, people are arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor or drugs (OUI or DUI). It does not matter what city or town you live in, who you know, or what kind of car you drive, every day countless people’s lives are changed because of Operating Under […]

What to Do After Being Arrest for OUI/DUI in Massachusetts

Drivers all across the Commonwealth have felt that sick feeling in their stomach when they see the blue police cruiser lights turn on behind their vehicle. The feeling is even worse when you have been out and may have had a few drinks. Below are some easy to remember steps you should take if you have […]

Legal Limit Blood Alcohol Levels in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts it is not illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. It only becomes a crime when you are operating a motor vehicle and your ability to so is either impaired or your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is measured above the legal limit. Your blood alcohol content is measured as a percent […]