Can You Make a DUI Plea Bargain if You Have Multiple Charges on Your Record?

If you’ve faced prior DUI charges, then you may be familiar with the pros (and cons) of accepting (or rejecting) a DUI plea bargain. If it’s your first or second DUI in Massachusetts, for example, then receiving a plea bargain may lead to an alternative disposition and less-severe consequences.

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What Are the Penalties for Multiple DUIs in Massachusetts?

Getting charged with multiple DUIs is a serious thing. Not only are the penalties more severe if convicted, but multiple DUIs mean the stakes are far higher. As a result, so is the pressure to find an experienced OUI/DUI attorney who can help build your defense.

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Can You Get a Job with a DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know

Getting a DUI is a stressful experience for a lot of reasons. Between the trial in court, potentially lengthy license suspensions, and if you’ve had multiple DUIs, a high-chance of jail time, there’s a lot to keep in mind. Another question you have to consider is, can you get a job with a DUI?

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What Happens When You’re Charged with Multiple DUIs in Massachusetts?

If you’ve experienced DUI charges in the past, getting charged again probably feels like a nightmare come true. A lot of questions are running through your head. How could this be happening? Am I going to jail? How long will I lose my license? Can I go through this all over again?

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OUI vs. DUI: What’s the Difference?

Facing an OUI or DUI charge is a stressful experience for everyone. Not only do you need to build a defense with a lawyer, but you’ll also want to become well acquainted with the charges you’re facing. In Massachusetts, however, you may find yourself confused about the difference between OUI and DUI charges—and you wouldn’t be the only one!

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The 6 Questions You Need to Ask Your OUI Lawyer Before Your Court Date

Don’t go into a consultation with an OUI lawyer unprepared.  Bring a list of questions like the ones below, which are essential to address before you get to court:

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Are Multiple OUI Charges a Felony?

If you’ve been arrested and charged with OUI—even if it’s your second offense—you will most likely be facing misdemeanor OUI charges in Massachusetts.  There would need to be additional circumstances in the case for the state to impose felony OUI charges.

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How to Handle a Second OUI Charge in Massachusetts

  Facing an OUI charge in any state is a stressful experience. Facing a second OUI charge in Massachusetts—the strictest state in the US in terms of jail time for OUI/DUI conviction—can be an especially daunting thing to face. 

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Can You Go to Jail for a Second DUI Charge?

A second DUI charge is a serious matter, but the outcome of your case is not set in stone.  With the proper defense, you’ll have a better chance to avoid jail time—even for a second DUI.

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How Much Jail Time for Second DUI Convictions is There?

A second DUI charge is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts (unless there is some escalating factor). This means, under normal circumstances, there is no risk of going to a federal or state prison. However, defendants still face the possibility of local jail time for second DUI convictions.

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