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 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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Should You Fight Your Second OUI Charge?

It’s almost always beneficial to fight a second OUI charge instead of pleading guilty. Here are the three central reasons why:

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Is Getting a Job with 2 DUIs Possible?

There is no law that prohibits employers from hiring people with two DUIs on their criminal record.

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What Happens if You Get a Second DUI Charge?

If you’ve been arrested for DUI for the second time, it’s natural to feel scared.  A second DUI offense threatens you with more significant consequences and fewer options for leniency than those available to first offenders.  

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What is the Massachusetts OUI Statute?

The Massachusetts OUI Statute is a collection of laws, regulations, and consequences described in Chapter 90, Section 24 of Massachusetts General Laws.  Together, these laws determine how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will treat instances of: “Operating a motor vehicle Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs” (OUI).

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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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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 Strict Are the Massachusetts OUI Laws Compared to Other States?

A 2017 study conducted by WalletHub (and reported on by Marketwatch) ranked Massachusetts as tied for 22nd on the list of strictest DUI laws among U.S. states. This would place Mass in the top half on overall DUI strictness but roughly average in comparison to the rest of the states. According to this list, red states tend on average to be less lenient than blue states, but Massachusetts is among the stricter blue states.

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