Underage OUI Defense in Massachusetts
Providing Aggressive Legal Representation to Those Accused of Drunk Driving While Underage
Underage drunk driving is a serious criminal offense in Massachusetts. If you are under 21 and have been arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, you could face serious penalties. At DeGiacomo & Mikhlin, P.C., we understand that you may have made a mistake, but we also understand that you want to protect your future. Our Brockton underage OUI defense attorneys are here to help you get the best possible outcome.
If you are facing charges for drunk driving, we urge you to retain our firm's services. We have nearly a decade of experience, and we have obtained countless dismissals and acquittals for our clients. When you choose our firm, you can rest assured that you are choosing the best possible representation.
If you are facing charges for drunk driving, contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation!
Underage OUI Laws & Penalties
In Massachusetts, operating under the influence (OUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The penalties for underage OUI, also known as "zero-tolerance" laws, are specifically targeted at individuals who are under the legal drinking age of 21.
If an individual under the age of 21 is found to be operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02% or higher, a first offense carries a driver's license or learner's permit will be suspended for 180 days, or up to one year if the driver is younger than 18 years old. If an underage driver agrees to enter a treatment program, the license suspension period will be reduced or dismissed
However, if an underage driver has a BAC of at least 0.08%, then they will be charged with a standard OUI like an adult driver. A conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of two and a half years, fines of up to $5,000, and license revocation for one year.
Get the Defense You Deserve
If you are under 21 and have been arrested for drunk driving, you could face serious penalties. However, our firm can help you fight your charges. We have obtained countless dismissals and acquittals for our clients, and we can do the same for you. If you have been charged with drunk driving while underage, we urge you to retain our firm's services.
Contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation with our Brockton underage OUI defense attorneys!