Boston Felony OUI Defense Attorneys
Charged with a Felony OUI in Massachusetts?
If you are charged with a felony OUI, you must retain an experienced attorney. The stakes are too high to risk going without an attorney. You may be facing years of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. DeGiacomo & Mikhlin, P.C. can help. We have been practicing law for nearly a decade and have handled hundreds of cases. We know how to defend against felony OUI charges and can help you fight felony OUI penalties.
Felony OUI in Massachusetts
While first and second OUIs are generally misdemeanor offenses in Massachusetts, when a driver has two or more prior convictions, the subsequent offense will be charged as a felony.
Keep in mind, Massachusetts has a lifetime lookback period. Therefore, all prior DUI convictions will be taken into account for sentencing purposes.
The following are the common types of felony offenses in MA:
- Third OUI - The penalties for a third OUI with two prior OUI convictions within the past 10 years are much harsher than the penalties for a third OUI with no prior OUI convictions. The penalties for a third OUI with two prior OUI convictions within the past 10 years will be a $1,000-$15,000 fine, up to five years imprisonment, and an eight-year license suspension. The driver will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for up to 10 years.
- Fourth OUI - If the driver has three prior OUI convictions within the past 10 years, the penalties for a fourth OUI will be a felony, punishable by a $2,000-$25,000 fine, up to 10 years in jail, and vehicle forfeiture.
- OUI with a serious injury - If an OUI involved a serious bodily injury to another person, the offense is considered a felony that carries up to 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to 5,000.
- OUI with death - If an OUI involved a fatality, this felony offense is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and fines of up to $5,000.
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Due to the severity of the penalties for a felony OUI, it is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation. Do not hesitate to let our firm stand by your side inside and outside the courtroom and protect your rights and future.