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Are DWIs felonies or misdemeanors in Massachusetts?

The first thing you think of on getting a DWI charge in Massachusetts is how it will look on your record, and whether or not it will impact your future when it comes to ability to drive, employability, and legal rights. The last thing you want is a felony that could impact your record for the rest of your life over a single bad decision. So if you are convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), what type of charge can you expect to face?

Opioids and OUI

Drivers in Massachusetts who are taking pain medications need to know their use negatively affects the ability to drive. Just as drivers can be arrested for driving under the effects of alcohol, they can also be liable for driving when taking opioids, whether it is a prescription or not.

What is the difference between an OUI and DUI?

You never thought it would happen to you, but one late night you are making your way home after a few too many and think you can risk the drive. You do not think you are that drunk, but the police officer who catches you weaving down Massachusetts streets would beg to differ. Suddenly you are on the curb, trying to walk a straight line and recite the alphabet backward. You choose to take the breathalyzer and fail, and the next thing you know you have an OUI charge--not a DUI. So what is the difference between an OUI and a DUI?

Was your college kid arrested because of poor decision making?

Massachusetts is home to some of the world's finest institutions of higher learning. Whether your son or daughter is attending Harvard University or a local community college, his or her future can be adversely affected by an arrest for any type of criminal charges.

Do you have to provide accurate information to the police?

Everything you do when you interact with the police department should be carefully planned. You have to ensure that you are being fully truthful without doing anything that might incriminate you in a criminal matter. Essentially, walking on eggshells is what many people will do when they are interacting with law enforcement.

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