One of the most serious OUI convictions a person can be charged with is Section 24L’s “OUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury.” According to drunk driving defense lawyerAttorney John B. Seed, an OUI causing serious bodily injury occurs when an individual operates a motor vehicle and does serious bodily injury to a member of the public while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, or glue vapors.
A serious bodily injury constitutes as involving a total disability, loss of bodily function for a period of time, impairment of bodily functions for a significant period of time, or substantial risk of death.
The consequences of being convicted of Section 24L of the Massachusetts General Laws include:
- Incarceration in state prison for a minimum of 2.5 years and a maximum of 10 years
- Incarceration in the house of correction for not less than 6 months
- Mandatory two year loss of driver’s license
- A fine of up to $5,000
Being convicted of a section 24L OUI causing serious bodily injury can result in a devastating sentence. If you face an OUI charge in Massachusetts, call Attorney John B. Seed. As Boston’s authority on drunk driving cases, Attorney John B. Seed will fight on your defense and formulate a winning defense. For a free legal consultation, visitAttorney John B. Seed online or call (508) 817-3194.