7 Steps to Success With Your First DUI License Reinstatement

If you’ve lost your license due to a first DUI / OUI charge, there are a series of steps to go through to apply for reinstatement. 

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What to Expect At Your First DUI Arraignment (and How to Prepare)

Arraignment is just a fancier word for your first court appearance after being arrested for DUI (or OUI, as it’s termed in Massachusetts).

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Attorney Jay Milligan Beat My First DUI Charge. Here’s How.

A first DUI charge in Massachusetts has the potential for severe consequences. It pays to get the right legal counsel immediately and exhaust all possible avenues of defense. Attorney Jay Milligan is one of the top-rated OUI attorneys in the state, with more than 20 years of exclusive practice on OUI cases and over 100 five-star reviews.

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The Full Breakdown of Massachusetts First DUI Penalties

Massachusetts is relatively strict compared to other states when it comes to first DUI/OUI penalties, especially with regard to maximum jail time. If you’re charged and convicted of a first DUI in Massachusetts, you risk consequences including:

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Will a First DUI Offense Stay On My Record For Life?

The top priority with a first DUI offense is to avoid the worst possible penalties—and hopefully, any penalties at all. But unfortunately, if you’re convicted of OUI in Massachusetts, your first DUI offense will forever be on your criminal record.

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How to Defend Against a Massachusetts DUI First Offense

Between the flashing lights and panicked thoughts, a first DU/OUI offense is always a stressful experience. But even if you’re arrested and charged with DUI, it doesn’t mean you’ll be found guilty in a court of law. You’re innocent until proven guilty. Not even a failed breathalyzer test is conclusive evidence of guilt since any number of variables could produce invalid results.

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What Happens to Your License After a First Offense DUI Conviction?

A first offense DUI conviction will result in a loss of your license to drive. It’s likely that your license was already suspended at the time of arrest from failing or refusing a breathalyzer test. If this suspension has concluded, a conviction will lead to a new and separate suspension. This is the most likely scenario since there’s a 30-day suspension for failing the breath test, and a 180-day suspension for refusing the test (for a first offense). Court cases tend to take longer than this to resolve.

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4 Things You Should Know About First Offense DUI Laws in Massachusetts

OUI and DUI laws in Massachusetts follow the same basic guidelines, no matter whether it’s your first DUI or your fifth. Drivers who operate a motor vehicle on a public roadway—or any area with a public right of access—while their ability to drive is impaired by alcohol or drugs are “driving under the influence” and can be charged with an OUI/DUI.  

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5 Ways Your Massachusetts Breathalyzer Results Can Affect a First DUI

The Massachusetts breathalyzer test is a tool used by law enforcement to determine driver impairment and gather evidence in support of OUI/DUI charges.  In practice, however, the results of the test aren’t black and white. Below are five different ways a Massachusetts breathalyzer test can affect the outcome of a first DUI offense.

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