Hampshire Felony OUI Attorney

Facing a Felony OUI Charge in Massachusetts?

If you have been arrested for operating under the influence (OUI) in Massachusetts and you are facing a felony OUI charge, you need an attorney who is experienced in defending against felony OUI charges. When you are facing felony OUI charges, the stakes are high, and the state will be coming after you with everything they've got. Our legal team at Jesse Adams Law Firm LLC understands how the system works and who can effectively challenge the state's case against you.

We have handled hundreds of felony OUI cases, and we know what it takes to win. Contact us online or call us at (414) 928-8840 to schedule a free consultation today.

What Are Felony OUI Charges in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, OUI refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The severity of the offense depends on several factors, including prior convictions and the level of impairment. While most OUI offenses are considered misdemeanors, there are circumstances that can elevate the charge to a felony. 

Here are a few examples of situations that may result in a felony OUI charge in Massachusetts:

Third or Subsequent OUI

If an individual has previously been convicted of OUI offenses, subsequent offenses can lead to felony charges. Massachusetts has a lookback period of ten years, meaning prior OUI convictions within the past ten years will be taken into account when determining the severity of the charge.

A third OUI offense carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 150 days, up to a maximum of 5 years, a fine ranging from $1,000 to $15,000, and driver's license suspension for 8 years.

Serious Bodily Injury or Death

If an OUI offense results in serious bodily injury or death to another person, the charge can be elevated to a felony. This is commonly referred to as "OUI with serious bodily injury" or "OUI manslaughter," depending on the circumstances.

For OUI with serious bodily injury, the offender faces a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 6 months and up to a maximum of 2.5 years, or imprisonment between 2.5 and 10 years, as well as a fine ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 and driver's license suspension for 2 years.

If an OUI offense causes the death of another person, the offender faces a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 5 years and up to a maximum of 20 years, a fine between $2,500 to $25,000, and license suspension for 15 years.

Child Endangerment

Operating a vehicle under the influence with a child under the age of 14 in the car can lead to felony charges of Child Endangerment while OUI. This offense is punishable by imprisonment between 90 days and 2.5 years, fines of up to $5,000, and driver's license suspension for one year.

Additionally, law enforcement is required to notify the Department of Children and Families (DCF) about the incident. DCF may conduct an investigation and take appropriate action to ensure the child's safety and well-being.

Ready to Defend You Today

At Jesse Adams Law Firm LLC, our focus is on representing clients charged with OUI. We are a full-service law firm that handles all aspects of these cases from the initial arrest through the trial and beyond. As a result, we are able to provide clients with full-service representation that is tailored to their individual needs. We know how to effectively challenge the state's evidence, and we know how to work with clients to develop the best defense possible.

Contact us today at (414) 928-8840 to discuss your case with our Hampshire felony OUI lawyer.


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