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In Massachusetts, a motorist can be convicted of an OUI (often called a “DUI”) for operating a motor vehicle in any public place while “under the influence” or with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more.

A driver is considered “under the influence” if his or her ability to operate a vehicle has been diminished by the consumption of an intoxicating substance (such as marijuana, narcotics, intoxicating vapors, or other drugs) or alcohol.

Massachusetts’s OUI laws set the parameters for the jail, fines, and license revocation that a judge can impose for an OUI conviction. Generally, these parameters depend on the number of prior OUI convictions on the driver’s record.

Massachusetts law requires all drivers lawfully arrested for an OUI to consent to a chemical test of their breath or blood to determine the presence and amount of alcohol or drugs. This “implied consent” law imposes a license suspension on drivers who refuse testing:

Being charged for drunk driving can have serious consequences including license loss, probation, or even jail. If you have been charged with this offense the Offices of Susan M. Costa, P.C. can help. They are skilled advocates in the courtroom and trusted counselors in the conference room. The Offices of Susan M. Costa, P.C. will answer all of you questions and thoroughly prepare your case so that you gain every advantage in court.  If your case goes to trial, they will cross examine law enforcement on every aspect of the allegation, exposing all of the inconsistencies, improbabilities and of course the downright lies. 

Attorney Susan M. Costa, P.C. has been defending OUI/DUI/DWI cases for 11 years and has a proven track record of success. Attorney Costa, named a rising star by Super Lawyers, has emerged as a top criminal defense lawyers in Massachusetts earning her reputation the old fashioned way: winning one case at a time. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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