A DUI Conviction Can Cost Thousands Of Dollars

Last updated on October 8, 2023

Is this your first arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)? First-time offenders face harsh penalties, including license suspension for up to one year. Maximum penalties include house arrest for up to 2 1/2 years and fines up to $5,000. You may have heard about reduced sentences and penalties, but getting them on your own without an experienced criminal law attorney can be too complicated.

If you are facing charges for operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OUI), our experienced attorneys can help you seek an alternative disposition or hardship license. When you call Casartello & Murphy, LLC, you will speak directly with a lawyer. We will work with you personally to defend your rights and get the best possible outcome for your case. Call us in Springfield for a free consultation at 413-351-0915​.

Effective Navigation Through Enhanced OUI Penalties And Sanctions

In Massachusetts, the court orders enhanced sanctions for a variety of reasons, including refusal to take a breath or blood test. Every driver is subject to consenting to a breath or blood test. If you refuse to take a test, your license will be suspended for at least 180 days. Drivers under the age of 21, or who have a prior OUI, face license suspension for at least three years, and possibly for life.

If you have two or more OUI convictions, you must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your car. The court could also order you to install an IID for any reason. Additionally, the court may order higher penalties if there was a child in your car at the time of your arrest, or if you caused property damage or physical injuries.

Contact Us To Get Started On Your DUI Defense

At Casartello & Murphy, LLC, we understand how hard it can be when you are up against OUI/DWI charges. Email us or call 413-351-0915 for aggressive DUI defense from experienced criminal law attorneys. Our firm has a solid reputation for assisting clients get back on track after an OUI arrest. Whatever the charges against you, our knowledgeable lawyers will work with you each step of the way from beginning to end of your case.