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If you have been charged with an OUI in Massachusetts, it is important that you hire an OUI lawyer that is well versed in all aspects of an OUI case, from arrest through a possible trial.  An OUI in Massachusetts is commonly referred to in other states as DWI or DUI.  Massachusetts OUI lawyer Michael Thaler regularly represents people charged with OUI in Massachusetts courts throughout the state, including in the Dedham and Boston areas.  When you meet with Attorney Thaler, he will make sure that all of your questions are answered so that you understand what to expect at each stage of your case.  Every OUI case is different – it is important to understand your rights as well as the different aspects of an OUI case in Massachusetts.  Further, every person’s situation is different – it is equally important to understand your options.


As a former prosecutor, Attorney Thaler has handled all manner of OUI cases from both sides, including the following:

  • OUI multi-level offenses (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th offense and greater)

  • OUI with Serious Bodily Injury

  • OUI with License Suspended

  • OUI with Child Endangerment


Attorney Thaler is well versed in the different factors involved in an OUI in Massachusetts, including license consequences, breathalyzer rights, statutory rights, and citation issues involved in an OUI investigation.  Having defended OUI cases in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Attorney Thaler also knows how different counties treat OUI cases within their jurisdiction. 


It is important to hire an OUI lawyer as early in the process as possible.  This is because you need to understand the status of your license based on whether you refused, passed, or failed the breathalyzer and whether there is any evidence favorable to your situation that you need to make sure to obtain or preserve for your case.  And if you wish to seek a speedy resolution, it is important to have an OUI lawyer evaluate your case such that you can make the best decision for your situation, whether it be a quick plea versus litigating the case with appropriate motions or a trial.  Attorney Thaler will discuss with you the facts of your case and provide detailed legal analysis of the strengths and weaknesses such that you can make an informed decision on the right way to proceed for your specific situation.  Like how no two cases are exactly the same, each client has different personal situations. 


There are substantial license consequences for an OUI in Massachusetts, and there are substantial consequences for driving without a license due to an OUI-related suspension.  The Registry of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license for varying lengths depending on what number OUI offense you are charged with if you refuse a breathalyzer, and there is a thirty day license suspension if you take the breathalyzer and your reading is 0.08 or greater regardless of whether you have any prior OUI convictions.  Additionally, there are license suspensions that occur if you enter a plea or are convicted for each level of OUI in Massachusetts, so it is important to have an OUI lawyer go over the potential consequences for your case. 


Due to Melanie’s law, courts in Massachusetts count any prior OUI conviction or admission in your past, including those from other states, in charging you with subsequent offenses.  Even if the other state would not treat it as a prior conviction for charging purposes, a new offense for OUI in Massachusetts would still count it.  Attorney Thaler has successfully litigated OUI cases with out-of-state prior convictions that resulted in the out-of-state convictions not being considered against his clients. 


Massachusetts OUI lawyer Michael Thaler will work hard to get you the best possible result if you are charged with an OUI in Massachusetts.  Contact the Law Office of Michael Thaler, Esq. at 781-366-0806 or to schedule a free consultation.  

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