Northampton DUI Attorney
Don’t Let a Mistake Decide Your Future – Call 413.585.9200 Now
Contrary to what many people think, a drunk driving arrest is far more serious than a traffic ticket – this is a criminal offense that can lead to jail time, a loss of your driving privileges, and much more. If you’ve been arrested, you may be feeling frightened, overwhelmed, and may not know what to do next. It’s important to act quickly to protect your rights, future, and freedom.
The very first call you should make is to the Law Offices of Jesse Adams. For more than a decade, Jesse has proudly defended the residents of Northampton and the surrounding communities. As a former member of the Northampton City Council, Jesse is well-known among judges, prosecutors, and court staff – giving you a respected voice in the courtroom.
Do not plead guilty without talking to a Northampton DUI lawyer. Get started now with a free initial consultation.
Massachusetts DUI Law
Although the popular term for a drunk driving offense is DUI, the State of Massachusetts refers to this crime as OUI – Operating Under the Influence. Although the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08%, you can still be charged with OUI even if you are under this threshold. If the police officer believes you are too impaired to safely operate your vehicle, you can be arrested for OUI.
- If you’re charged with a first offense OUI, you could face the following consequences:
- Up to 30 months in jail
- Up to $5000 in fines, fees, and penalties
- Up to a 3 year suspension of your driver’s license (if you refused the breath test)
- A prior OUI conviction on your record, which will yield greater penalties for a subsequent offense
However, these penalties can often be reduced or avoided entirely with help from an experienced Northampton DUI defense attorney. In many cases, a lawyer can help you avoid jail time, reduce the length of your license suspension, and more.
The options available to you will depend on the specific details of your case – contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Don’t Take Risks With Your Future
After being charged with DUI, many people wrongly assume that the judge or prosecutor will “go easy” on them as a first-time offender. In reality, this is far from the truth – the harsh penalties are meant as a deterrent to prevent future offenses, so a judge will rarely show you mercy.
Thankfully you don’t have to go it alone. Jesse Adams is a career criminal defense attorney, which means he has always stood on the side of justice. His strong ties to the community and extensive experience in Northampton courtrooms gives him a unique advantage when fighting on behalf of our clients.
It’s important to act fast to protect your future. Call 413.585.9200 today.