Worcester OUI Attorneys
Walpole Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
If you have been arrested for OUI in Massachusetts, you cannot afford anything less than strong and effective legal representation. If you are convicted, you will lose your driver’s license, your insurance premiums will skyrocket, and you may go to jail. But drinking and driving is not a crime. Drinking to the point of impairment and then driving is. Even if you were over the limit, it may still be possible to avoid the worst consequences you face.
At O’Connor and Ryan, we have been defending people accused of OUI/DUI for more than three decades. Our experience includes cases involving first-time arrests, people with prior OUI convictions and commercial drivers. We are highly knowledgeable in the law and in OUI defense techniques — and we will work to obtain the best possible result for you.
Contact O’Connor and Ryan for a consultation with an experienced and determined central Massachusetts OUI lawyer.
After an OUI arrest in Massachusetts, you have only 15 days to request a hearing at the Registry of Motor Vehicles to prevent the suspension of your driver’s license. Our firm can represent you at this hearing and in any criminal proceedings.
Defending Your Rights and Freedom
Our firm will carefully review the circumstances of your arrest, asking critical questions such as:
- Did the police have probable cause to stop you?
- Can the field sobriety tests be suppressed?
- Did the Breathalyzer accurately measure the alcohol in your system?
- Can the breath or blood test results be suppressed?
The answer to any one of these may enable us to obtain a dismissal or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense.
Protecting Your Future
With the passage of Melanie’s Law, the consequences and penalties for drunk driving have become more severe. An OUI conviction will stay on your record for life, and the legislature could enact even harsher penalties in the future. If it is at all possible, you should try to avoid an OUI conviction. O’Connor and Ryan will work tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom at all stages of the legal process.
Contact an Attorney
For a consultation about an OUI case, contact O’Connor and Ryan.