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Operating Under the Influence – Why you need an attorney
If you’ve been arrested for OUI – Operating Under the Influence, it is best to contact an experienced attorney OUI defense attorney immediately. If you don’t, you could run the risk of much more severe consequences in addition to your license getting suspended…or even revoked.
Here are two reasons why you need to contact an experienced OUI attorney immediately upon your arrest:
a. Cancellation or Revocation of License: even if this is your first time getting arrested for this crime, you stand the risk of getting your license suspended or revoked. Hiring a defense attorney who specializes in OUI/ DUI defense can prevent your license from being suspended or revoked thus keeping your employment and social life on track.
b. Refusal to submit can cause more problems: let’s say you’re pulled over under suspicion of OUI. If you fail to submit to a breathalyzer — or similar drug test — violates Massachusetts’ implied consent laws. For this refusal, you are looking at a mandatory license suspension of 180 days. Even if you submit to the test, and you settle the case via alternative disposition, you still run the risk of having your license suspended for up to 90 days (three months). This can cause a lot of hardships, especially if you rely on your vehicle to get to work.
At the DiBella Law Office, we specialize in defending even the toughest OUI / DUI cases, amongst many other types of cases. If you’ve been arrested for a OUI or you’re simply concerned about what your rights are in a court of law, we can help you. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation, and we’re confident that you’ll be glad you did!
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