A motor vehicle homicide is one of the worst criminal charges a person in Massachusetts can face, especially if it is compounded with the accusation of driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
According to OUI defense laywer Attorney John B. Seed, while an OUI vehicular homicide for reckless driving can result in up to two and a half years and a $3000 fine in the District Court. If indicted into Superior Court, a conviction for OUI vehicular homicide comes with a sentence of up to 15 years in state prison and a minimum of 15 years license loss. In 2005, Melanie’s Law created the charge of OUI Manslaughter, a charge with a similar language that can result in up 20 years in state prison, fines of up to $25,000, and a lifetime license loss.
All of this can be avoided if the District Attorney cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual charged was “under the influence” while operating the vehicle. When the outcome of a case determines the outcome of your life, it’s essential to seek the help of an OUI defense expert.
Attorney John B. Seed began his career has a OUI Prosecutor for Suffolk County; because of his experience on both sides of the law, there is no lawyer who can create a bullet-proof defense quite like him. Trust Attorney John B. Seed to create the very best defense possible for your MA OUI case. For a free legal consultation, visitAttorney John B. Seed online or call 508-817-3194 to speak with Boston’s top DUI lawyer directly.