OUI and Melanie’s Law in Massachusetts

Punishment Under The Law

i-multipoleoffensesEven a first offense is a serious legal matter, but when someone is charged with a second, third or greater offense the penalties become severe. This is because of the 2005 Massachusetts law known as Melanie’s Law. Possible penalties include lengthy periods of incarceration, lengthy license suspensions, and significant fines.
I am Attorney Stephen E. Dawley, a Framingham, Massachusetts DUI  lawyer with more than 30 years of experience representing people charged with mutiple offense DUI/OUI cases. If you have been arrested for multiple OUI/DUI violations please call my Framingham office at 508-308-8191 or send an e-mail at steve.dklaw@verizon.net.

Being Charged With Multiple Offenses

For people with prior offenses the consequences become more and more serious. Effective representation can  make all the difference when so much is at stake. I am an experienced OUI/DUI attorney and will present an effective defense for you. I will work hard to get you the best possible outcome to your case and will give your case the personal attention it deserves.

Keep in mind some of the penalties for multiple offense OUI/DUI cases:

  • Second offense:  a misdemeanor, with fines of up to $10,000, 30-day mandatory jail term, and a two-year license suspension; possible in-patient alternative disposition.
  • Third offense: a felony, with fines of up to $15,000, mandatory 180-day jail term, and an eight-year loss of license.
  • Fourth offense:  a felony, with fines of up to $25,000, mandatory one-year jail term, and a 10-year license suspension
  • Fifth offense:  a felony, with fines of up to $50,000, mandatory two-year jail term, and a lifetime loss of license.

There are other possible penalties with great impact on your life.

To get the best result you need representation by an experienced OUI lawyer. I can help you.