If you are facing the consequences of an arrest in Massachusetts for having driven intoxicated, you should know the gravity of the situation. With the rapid pace we live today, losing your license can be as damaging as a jail sentence. To make sure your right to drive is protected, you need legal representation of an experienced attorney.
Individuals facing first the offense of driving intoxicated can have fines of $ 500- $ 5,000, suspension of driver’s license for up to one year and imprisonment for up to two and a half years. However, first offenders may be eligible to receive reduced sentences if they complete an educational program on the risks of drugs and alcohol.
A conviction for second offense can result in fines of $ 600- $ 10,000, suspension of driver’s license for eight years or permanent revocation and imprisonment for 150 days to five years.
Third Offense (and subsequent offenses)
Third offense or subsequent offenses of driving under the influence of alcohol will result in charges for offenses that may result in penalties including fines of $ 1,000- $ 50,000, suspension of driver’s license for eight years or permanent revocation and imprisonment for 150 days to five years.
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Drugs that have false readings in tests of blood alcohol