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Criminal Traffic Defense

Criminal Traffic Defense

Have You Been Charged with Negligent Operation?

Negligent Operation is the crime of driving a motor vehicle on a public way, in a manner that might endanger the public and can be devastating if you are found guilty. The maximum penalty is 2 ½ years in a county house of correction (HOC). Not only is there the risk of time in prison, but you also lose your driving license, which could prevent you from gaining employment. You will also face the cost and stress of arranging transport in order to visit friends or family, to drive your kids to school, or simply to go to the movies for an evening.

So You’ve Been Charged With a DUI

Perhaps you had a few drinks and hit a stop sign…or a tree…or a curb. Or you were swerving from lane to lane…or driving erratically. The police came along and checked your driver’s license. They asked you to do some field sobriety tests. Recite the alphabet…without singing it. Stand on one foot. Count backwards from 100 to 87. Walk 9 steps heal to toe, then turn around and walk back. Maybe they asked you to take a breath test. Then they asked you to put your hands behind your back. They handcuffed you and drove you to the police station.

What is an OUI & What Are the Consequences?

In Massachusetts, an OUI is a criminal charge of operating under the influence of alcohol. In other states, it may be called a DUI, driving under the influence, or a DWI, driving while intoxicated. If the police suspect a driver of drunk driving, he/she will be arrested, placed into police custody, transported to and booked at the local police station. Following the booking procedure, the driver will usually be released on bail with instructions to return to court the following business day.

The Penalties for OUI / DWI / DUI Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are different punishments for OUI / DWI / DUI, depending on the number of prior convictions. For a first-time OUI/DWI/DUI Massachusetts, the driver can be sentenced up to 2 ½ years in jail and a loss of license for up to one year. For a 2nd offense, the driver can be sentenced up to 2 ½ years and a loss of license up to 2 years. However, there is a minimum mandatory sentence of 60 days in jail. For a 3rd offense, the driver must serve a minimum of 5 months in jail, up to 5 years, and a loss of license up to 8 years.


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“Dear Elliot, Just a short note filled with heartfelt thanks for your help and support in my defense during my court appearance. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am knowing this foolish incident and its aftermath is finally over. Thank again, so very much.”
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Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, call The Law Offices of Elliot Savitz & Scott Bradley, at (781) 974-3429.

We are available 24/7 and can assess your criminal charges over the phone to quickly determine your best course of action. Then, our law office will represent you in court as we fight together against your charges.

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