If you’ve been arrested and are facing a a fifth Offense OUI charge in Massachusetts, you know you are facing a very serious charge. If you are found guilty, you will serve a minimum of 2 years in jail, mandatory. You absolutely must have a very experienced OUI defense lawyer who knows how to fight and win a trial. You are facing a felony charge with a mandatory jail sentence if convicted.
It’s quite possible to be charged with a fifth offense even if you’ve never faced a felony charge before. The Commonwealth can still count decades old offenses against you as priors, even if the charges were treated far less seriously then, than they are today.
I know you are under a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety about this charge, and the risk of jail time. But these cases can absolutely be won. I have beaten these cases before. And there are always valid defenses to explore. The fact that you have prior convictions is not something the jury will know about, or use against you. It is simply about the facts and evidence in this specific case.
Fifth Offense Penalties
The penalty for a fifth offense OUI in Massachusetts includes:
- A jail sentence of not less than 2 1/2 years in jail (2 years must be served, mandatory), and not more than 5 years in State Prison (a felony)
- Fines up to a maximum of $50,000
- License suspense for life; No hardship license available
I’ve successfully fought and won many multiple offense cases before, and I know what it takes to beat them. In fact, I win my trials more than 2/3s of the time.
The only way you are likely to avoid going to jail for this charge is to fight and beat your case at trial.
Please call me to talk about your case. I’ll tell you about my experience in similar cases, and what I can do to protect your rights and freedom. An attorney who hasn’t successfully defended a multiple offense OUI cases frequently may not be familiar with all the procedures and laws that can be used in your defense. When facing a multiple drunk driving charge, there’s no question that need a very experienced OUI attorney to give you the best chance to prevail.
If you are facing a Felony Drunk driving charge, you know you need an experienced attorney to defend your rights and protect your freedom. Call me right away for a free consultation at (781) 380-7730.
Russell Matson, Attorney at Law
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