Talk to Keegan Lawyers Regarding Multiple OUI Charges
Skilled Legal Representation for Repeat Offenders
Because operating under the influence of alcohol (OUI) is already so dangerous and causes a great number of injuries and deaths each year, penalties are increased for each subsequent offense. First and second offenses are misdemeanors, but a third or subsequent OUI will be considered a felony OUI. A Boston OUI attorney could fight to prevent you from being wrongfully convicted or from receiving an unfair or cruel sentence, so consult with a lawyer today if you are facing charges.
Penalties for Multiple OUI Offenses
For a first OUI offense, a motorist will face a fine between $500 and $5,000, jail for up to 2.5 years, and a one-year license suspension. For a second offense, the fine is between $600 and $10,000, the jail term is between one month and 2.5 years, and the license suspension is for two years. It is upon the third conviction that an OUI becomes a felony.
A third offense results in $1,000-$15,000 in fines, a jail term between 150 days and 5 years, and an eight-year license suspension. For a fourth offense, a motorist is fined $1,500-$25,000, serves a jail term between 1-5 years, and receives a 10-year license suspension. A fifth offense will be punished with a $20,000-$50,000 fine, 2-5 years in jail and a permanent license suspension.
Strong Legal Defense for Your Charges
Call the offices of Keegan Law right away if you have been arrested for a second or subsequent OUI. In certain cases, it may be possible for a Boston OUI lawyer to have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor, but the lawyer must be knowledgeable and aggressive in order for this to occur. Our firm is dedicated to full and thorough defense. We will give our all without ceasing until your case is complete. Call today for a free case evaluation to learn more!