Keegan Law: A Boston Criminal Attorney for Felony DUIs
Massachusetts now has a lifetime “look back” on repeat or felony DUI convictions. It means that if you have ever been convicted of a DUI in the past, no matter if it was in another state, you are considered a repeat DUI offender and facing very severe penalties. When an individual is accused as a repeat OUI/DUI offender or a felony DUI offender, the penalties are harsher, the costs are greater, and the driver license suspension is longer than for someone accused/convicted of a first time DUI offense. In addition, if the court agrees to a hardship license, the wait period between license suspension and driving ability increases significantly.
Penalties for a Felony DUI
Massachusetts Law §90.24 (2011) gives information regarding the specific penalties you could be facing following a charge of felony DUI. As a second, third, or fourth DUI conviction could be a felony and not a misdemeanor, if you have found yourself in this situation you need a strong attorney on your side. Please continue reading to find out more about the penalties you could be facing:
- Second DUI: Those who have been accused of DUI in the past will be facing fines ranging from $600 up to $10,000 as well as a jail sentence of 60 days up to 2 and one-half years.
- Third DUI: Anyone accused of driving under the influence for the third time will be facing fines between $1,000 and $15,000. They will also be subject to a prison sentence of 180 days minimum and maximum of two and one-half years.
- Fourth DUI: If you were accused of DUI for a fourth time, the fines will increase to $1,500 up to $25,000. The prison sentence will also increase to a minimum of two and one-half years to up to five years.
Consult with a Boston felony DUI lawyer today!
Given this information, doesn’t it make sense to retain the law firm with the most experience to represent you in the fight of your life? You will not go wrong with contacting our firm for a consultation regarding your case. With our winning combination of informed counsel, extensive litigation experience and personalized attention, we are the firm to give you the best possible outcome in your case.