Massachusetts OUI Penalties

Understand the Potential Consequences You Face

If you were recently arrested and charged with an OUI in Massachusetts, you want to know the potential repercussions and what you should do next. The following is a list of the penalties you are facing if you found guilty of an OUI. It is imperative to obtain the legal assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

  • The following are the penalties for a first offense OUI:
  • Maximum jail sentence of two-and-a-half years
  • Fines of up to $5,000
  • License suspension for up to one year
  • If you refuse a breath test after an arrest, your license is automatically suspended for 180 days
  • Eligible for a work and education hardship license in three months
  • Eligible for a general hardship license in six months
  • The following are the penalties for your second offense OUI:
  • Mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days
  • Maximum jail sentence of two-and-a-half years
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • License suspension for up to two years
  • If you refuse a breath test after an arrest, your license is automatically suspended for three years
  • Eligible for a work and education hardship license in one year
  • Eligible for a general hardship license in 18 months
  • Ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle at your own expense for two years as a condition of any license reinstatement
  • The following are the penalties for your third offense OUI:
  • Mandatory minimum jail sentence of 150 days
  • Maximum prison sentence of five years
  • Fines of up to $15,000
  • License suspension for eight years
  • Eligible for work and education hardship license in two years
  • Eligible for general hardship license in four years
  • The following are the penalties for your fourth offense OUI:
  • Mandatory minimum jail sentence of one year
  • Maximum prison sentence of five years
  • Fines of up to $25,000
  • License suspension for ten years
  • Eligible for work and education hardship license in five years
  • Eligible for general hardship license in eight years

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