What to Expect When Facing Your First DUI

Getting charged with a DUI, especially if it’s your first DUI, is a scary, overwhelming experience. All of a sudden, you’re staring down a litany of consequences and procedures that you’re probably not familiar with, and somehow, you’re expected to know how to manage it all.

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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 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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Can You Go to Jail for a Second DUI Charge in Massachusetts?

Facing a second DUI charge in Massachusetts is a stressful experience. Massachusetts has some of the harshest penalties for DUI/OUI convictions in the country, and as a result, any DUI conviction could lead to jail time. 

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Here’s What Massachusetts Law Says About Underage DUI Charges

Facing an underage DUI charge is no small matter. The usual DUI consequences are harsher for drivers under the legal drinking age in Massachusetts, and the penalties for a DUI under 21 can have lasting effects on your life. 

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What are the Consequences of a Second OUI in Massachusetts?

A second OUI in Massachusetts is usually considered a misdemeanor. Don’t let the label fool you though; a second Massachusetts OUI is a serious charge that often carries severe consequences for your driver’s license and your overall well-being. 

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Can You Get a DUI for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs?

While there is a stark contrast between prescription drugs and alcohol, driving while impaired by either of them carry similar consequences. Driving under the influence of legalized prescriptions, including marijuana, is still illegal and can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, and in some cases, time in prison. 

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How Will Multiple DUI Charges Affect Your Ability to Get a Job?

Job hunting with a DUI on your record can feel like an uphill battle. If you’re convicted of a DUI or OUI, then that conviction will reside on your criminal record. This record—known as your CORI, or “Criminal Offender Record Information”—will be accessible to employers. 

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Is a Second OUI Charge Considered a Felony or Misdemeanor?

In the state of Massachusetts, receiving a second DUI or OUI charge is not necessarily a felony. In most cases, First and second OUI charges are often counted as misdemeanors, while a third charge (and beyond) would be classified as a felony. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and you should know what they are. 

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