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Massachusetts OUI Law

Drunk driving or operating under the influence (OUI) is a serious crime in Massachusetts.  As such, you could face license suspension, steep fines, and even jail.  In Massachusetts operating under the influence (OUI), also known as driving under the influence (DUI), results in mandatory driver’s license suspension.

Below is a sample case of OUI in Massachusetts as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged with OUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is in MA? 

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with OUI in Massachusetts?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of OUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of OUI in Massachusetts.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of OUI in Massachusetts and you are wondering what the penalty is in MA, contact our law firm for help. 

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Criminal Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. The lawyers in our law firm have the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Commonwealth v. Edward

Facts:

The commonwealth sought review of a judgment of the Appeals Court (Massachusetts), which reversed defendant's conviction in Boston for operating under the influence (OUI) of intoxicating liquor, pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24(1)(a)(1), and affirmed the conviction for operating a motor vehicle negligently so that the lives and safety of the public might have been endangered, pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24(2)(a).

If you are facing a traffic case in Massachusetts, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Massachusetts Court made the following holding:

  • Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24(1)(a)(1) (1986) provides in part: Whoever operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or of marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances, all as defined in Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 94C, § 1, shall be punished. Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 90, § 24(1)(a)(1) (1986).
  • A defendant may be found guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor if the defendant's ability to operate a vehicle safely is diminished, and alcohol is one contributing cause of the diminished ability. It is not necessary that alcohol be the sole or exclusive cause. It is enough if the defendant's capacity to operate a motor vehicle is diminished because of alcohol, even though other, concurrent causes contribute to that diminished capacity. When the defendant is charged with operating while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, it is immaterial whether the driver is under the influence of intoxicating liquor and other substances. In order to find guilt, the jury needs only to find that the liquor contributed to the defendant's impairment.
An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. The lawyers in our law firm have the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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Mr. Gilmore earned his law degree at Boston University School of Law, one of the top law schools in the country. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Assumption College with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Prior to attending law school, he was a Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster with a large national insurer. Mr. Gilmore’s previous legal experience includes the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and the Committee for Public Counsel Services-Trial Division. More about Gilmore

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