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Car keys on top of judge's table regarding DUI law​For many people, a DUI arrest is their first experience dealing with the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, a conviction is punishable by driver’s license suspension, fines, and even a jail sentence. If you would like to avoid serving time behind bars or getting your entire case dismissed, you must hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has handled cases like yours.

The Law Offices of James G. DeGiacomo provides attentive and personalized legal representation to clients facing DUI charges in Boston, whether it’s your first time or your fifth time. Attorney James G. DeGiacomo has a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of the Massachusetts DUI and criminal laws to help his clients get the best possible outcome in their cases.

Our team of DUI attorneys have helped countless individuals struggling with DUI cases. Having the legal support and guidance that you need during this time is critical. Take a look at our client testimonials and see why we are the most trusted DUI defense lawyers in all of Boston, MA and beyond.

How Long Does an OUI Stay on Your Record in Massachusetts?

An OUI conviction will stay on your driving record permanently, but you will be able to request to have it removed after 10 years. An OUI conviction will stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life unless you can get it expunged. During the time that your OUI is on your driving record, it will impact your insurance rates, and will also play a factor in determining how long your license is suspended if you are charged with a subsequent OUI. In some states, there is something called a “lookback period,” which states that an OUI charge will only factor into future punishments for a certain period of time. However, Massachusetts is extremely strict with OUI laws, and has a lifetime lookback period, meaning that any previous conviction will always play a role in future charges.

The following are several benefits of hiring Attorney DeGiacomo for your DUI case:

  • Nearly a decade of legal experience

  • A former prosecutor who has handled thousands of DUI cases

  • Offers affordable payment plans

  • Gives every client the attention they deserve

If you or a loved one has recently been arrested for a DUI in Boston, contact the firm at (617) 941-3666 for a free initial consultation.

  • March 2022 Case Result – Hingham District Court Not Guilty
  • February 2022 Case Result – Wrentham District Court Only Received Probation
  • February 2022 Case Result – Quincy District Court Complaint Not Taken By Court
  • January 2022 Case Result – Brockton District Court Dismissed
  • January 2022 Case Result – Brockton District Court Dismissed
  • January 2022 Case Result – Brockton District Court Dismissed
  • December 2021 Case Result – Somerville District Court Not Guilty
  • December 2021 Case Result – Wrentham District Court Dismissed
  • December 2021 Case Result – Wrentham District Court Pre-Trial Probation Disposition Attained
  • December 2021 Case Result – Wrentham District Court Dismissed
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DUI in Laws in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, it is against the law to drive a vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If a person has a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of at least .08 percent – or .04 percent for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders and .02 percent for drivers under 21 years old – then he/she could be arrested for drunk driving.

As mentioned above, a DUI conviction can result in harsh criminal penalties. For example, a first DUI offense is punishable by license revocation for up to one year, fines between $500 and $5,000, and even a maximum jail term of two and a half years.

Additionally, a conviction can lead to a criminal record, which can have a negative impact on your life. Getting a job, applying for college, and living a normal life can be difficult with a conviction following you everywhere.

That is why a Boston DUI defense lawyer, like Attorney DeGiacomo, can defend you in both criminal and RMV court. He can guide you through the intricacies of the legal process while protecting your rights and freedom.

Can You Get a DUI Expunged in Massachusetts?

A DUI expungement is next to impossible in Massachusetts. In fact, the state doesn’t offer expungement of criminal records in most cases. In Massachusetts, courts only grant a DUI expungement for two reasons. The first reason is if someone else uses your identity and receives a DUI conviction but you are innocent. In this case, the court may just decide to change the name on the documents to Jane or John Doe, removing the case from your record. The court could also decide to grant you an expungement.

The second situation in which Massachusetts courts grant DUI expungements is in cases that involve a juvenile. The only cases that are eligible are cases that the court dismisses due to a lack of evidence. For most people, the only option is to have your records sealed. Sealing your records is much different than a DUI expungement. Having your records sealed does not mean they go away completely. However, your records are no longer available to the public. This means that future employers will most likely be unable to find the records relating to your case. However, government agencies and courts will still have access to your records. Therefore, any conviction can be used at a later date to influence sentencing in another case.

How Can A DUI Attorney Help You in Boston?

Consulting a DUI attorney is critical for ensuring that you are provided with the legal guidance and support that you need during this time. An experienced DUI attorney knows the ins and outs of the law and will have worked with countless individuals facing a struggle similar to yours.

A Dui attorney will:

  • Thoroughly investigate your case: Your DUI lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and will examine your arrest report to see if there was anything that could lead to the dismissal of any additional charges.
  • Provide you with legal guidance: Your attorney will be able to help answer any questions or confusion that you have related to your DUI case. He or she will provide you with objective legal guidance that you can greatly benefit from. This will also help ensure that no mistakes are made on your part during the legal process of your case.
  • Offer you support: Having a reputable DUI attorney by your side is important for providing you with the emotional reassurance that you need during this time.
  • Save you time: There is a great amount of paperwork involved with DUI defense. Your lawyer will be able to handle all of the paperwork for you, to ensure that no mistakes are made that could prolong your case.
  • Effectively negotiate on your behalf: Negotiating with a prosecutor can be extremely challenging. By having an attorney on your side, you can rest assured that negotiations will be effectively taken care of, as he or she will handle the negotiations on your behalf.
  • Ensure the best outcome for your case: A DUI lawyer will help ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Did you know that almost 80% of DUI charges in the United States have been shown to link to convictions? Your lawyer is your best advocate and will help you find justice for yourself and for your future.

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Testimonials from Real People
  • Cannot give him a higher recommendation.

    “If you need someone that is dedicated, careful and diligent Jim is your man.”

    - William M.
  • If there was an option of more than 5 stars, I would definitely give you more!

    “He was very professional and always knew the answers to all my questions.”

    - Samantha M.
  • His attention to detail in my case was second to none.

    “Jim represented me and did an excellent job. His attention to detail in my case was second to none. I highly recommend him as a defense attorney.”

    - Ryan H.
  • He got fantastic results.

    “I had gotten a second OUI and I strongly feel that he did a fantastic job representing me.”

    - Andy M.
  • Absolutely recommend.

    “Worked tirelessly to make sure I got the best possible outcome.”

    - Former Client
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Ready to Fight for You

Due to the seriousness of the criminal charges you potentially face, do not hesitate to retain experienced legal counsel from the Law Offices of James G. DeGiacomo. A Boston DUI defense attorney will investigate your arrest, examine the evidence, and develop an effective and aggressive defense strategy on your behalf.

As a former prosecutor, Attorney James G. DeGiacomo has extensive knowledge of both sides of the courtroom and knows how the prosecution prepares for DUI cases. He understands what it takes to avoid conviction or prevent you from going to jail.

Contact the Law Offices of James G. DeGiacomo for more information about DUI laws in Massachusetts. Available 24/7!

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