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Seventh Offense DUI & Eighth Offense DUI Penalties

The potential penalties you face when accused of a Seventh Offense DUI or an Eighth Offense DUI in Massachusetts range from $2,000 to $50,000 fine and a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 ½ years in state prison with a maximum penalty of 8 years in state prison. You will NOT be eligible for a Continuation Without a Finding, a Probationary Sentence or even a Suspended Sentence. If convicted of a Seventh Offense DUI or an Eighth Offense DUI in Massachusetts you will go to jail.

Why You Need An Experienced Attorney Immediately

If you were arrested for a Seventh Offense DUI or an Eighth Offense DUI it is important that you contact an experienced DUI attorney immediately. G.L. c. 276 § 58A allows the prosecutor to ask the judge to hold a person charged with a Seventh Offense DUI or an Eighth Offense without bail for a period of 120 days. Because of this, it is important to contact an experienced DUI attorney immediately so that they can argue that you should not be held in jail while your case is pending. Often times, this will require a complex hearing called a Dangerousness Hearing, which the attorney will need to prepare for ahead of time.

Attorney James G. DeGiacomo is an experienced DUI attorney who is available 24/7. No matter what time you call or what day it is, someone will answer the phone. If you or a loved one has been charged with a Seventh Offense DUI or an Eighth Offense call us now at (617) 941-3666. Don’t wait!

Prior DUI Convictions

When you’re accused of any subsequent offense DUI in Massachusetts you are entitled to two trials. The first trial addresses the underlying elements of the OUI/DUI/DWI; while the second addresses how many prior offenses the Commonwealth can prove.

If you’re accused of a 6th Offense DUI or a 7th Offense DUI in Massachusetts, one way to decrease your exposure is to undermine your prior offenses. This is accomplished through what is called a RULE 30B MOTION. In such a motion we would challenge the basis for your prior convictions to prove that justice may not have been done. Maybe you weren’t represented by an attorney. Maybe your prior attorney did not properly advise you of all of your rights or the potential consequences of your plea. There are numerous reasons that a prior offense may be vulnerable to a Rule 30B Motion.

Mandatory License Suspension

If you refuse the Breathalyzer when you are accused of a Seventh Offense DUI or an Eighth Offense DUI, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license FOR LIFE. There is no possibility of a license during a Chemical Test Refusal suspension. In these circumstances it is absolutely imperative that you begin the CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL APPEAL immediately following your arrest and suspension.

Upon conviction, your license will be suspended FOR LIFE and there is no possibility of a hardship license.

What Makes This Firm Different?

Feel Confident in Choosing James G. DeGiacomo
  • Available to Clients 24/7
  • Nearly a Decade of Legal Experience
  • Successfully Defended Hundreds of Clients
  • Former Prosecutor & Knows How That Side Thinks
  • Represented Clients in MA District, Superior, & Appellate Courts

Hear From Clients in Their Own Words

    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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