While most people know that the government takes OUI/DUI charges very seriously, what many people do not know is how the government treats repeat OUI/DUI offenders.
Having a previous OUI/DUI conviction on your record and facing drunk driving charges again exposes you to dramatically increased penalties compared with a first offense. If this is your second, third or higher OUI/DUI offense, you may be facing the possibility of very serious consequences that can include:
- Extensive jail
- Substantial fines
- Years of driver's license suspension
- Being forced to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
In most states, when you get charged with DUI, the state looks backward for a period of seven or possibly 10 years to see if you have a previous DUI conviction on your record. If you have a drunk driving conviction from before then, it will not count. In Massachusetts, Melanie's Law means there is no limit to how far the state can look back.
You may be in your 50s with an OUI/DUI conviction from your early 20s and the state will use that mistake from your distant past to pursue heightened consequences against you now.
You deserve a defense that understands how to fight repeat OUI/DUI convictions.
Defense From A Former Boston Prosecutor
At the offices of Attorney John B. Seed, we are committed to protecting people against drunk driving charges, especially repeat drunk driving charges. These charges can have an immense impact on your life for years to come. We know this and we know how to build strong cases that can effectively defend you. Attorney John B. Seed is a former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney who supervised the Brighton District Court and prosecuted many OUI/DUI cases over the years. Knowing the courts and how they work is vital to providing the strongest defense. Let us use our knowledge of the local courts to help you.
Boston Repeat OUI And DUI Defense Lawyer Serving All Of Eastern Massachusetts
If you have a previous OUI/DUI conviction on your record, you cannot afford to hesitate to begin building a strong defense. Turn to Attorney John B. Seed. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 508-817-3194 or contact us online.
We have offices in Brighton, Beverly, New Bedford and Worcester to make our services more accessible.