As aggressive, experienced and understanding DUI lawyers, Eisenstadt, Krippendorf & Galvin, LLP is ready to help you in with any incident involving you being charged with a DUI (driving while under the influence), OUI (operating while under the influence) or DWI (driving while impaired).
DUIs, DWIs, and OUIs are very serious legal infractions that can result in jail time, a felony being imposed on your record and your driving privileges being suspended.
If you have been accused of driving or operating machinery while impaired on alcohol, drugs or while under the influence of a controlled substance, it’s imperative that you seek immediate legal counsel to learn about your rights.
As former prosecutors with more than 35 years of combined legal experience, we understand the implications of an impairment charge and will work expeditiously on your behalf to minimize the impact of it. Contact our law firm today at (617) 523-3500 to schedule your free initial DUI consultation.Have You Been Accused of a DUI?
A DUI, OUI or DWI can occur at any time. Under some circumstances, you could have just had a glass of wine or two with dinner and felt perfectly fine to drive afterwards, but were later pulled over and subjected to grueling field sobriety tests designed to make you fail. In other cases, you could have taken prescribed medication, such as painkillers, but not realized that they impaired your ability to drive. Yet in other incidents, you may have mistakenly had a few too many and gotten behind the wheel. Regardless of what the underlying scenario was, with your freedom and certain privileges on the line—you will benefit greatly from having an experienced law firm fighting for your rights.Boston DUI Law: Melanie’s Law
In 2005, Melanie’s Law was enacted after a 13-year-old was killed from a collision involving a drunk driver who had prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. It basically increased the penalties that drivers could face while operating a vehicle impaired. The law enables prosecutors to seek more stringent and longer lasting punishments for repeat and first time offenders. In combination with increasing the penalties for drunk driving, the law also added some other crimes to the list associated with DUI, DWI and OUI.
- Lending your car to a person who is clearly intoxicated is a felony.
- Being charged with impairment with a minor in the vehicle under the age of 14 is a felony.
- Manslaughter caused by drunken driving is a crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in state prison.
- Interlock devices must be installed in repeat offenders’ cars with a work education or hardship basis, and can only start the car with a blood alcohol limit of .02 percent.
- It’s illegal to allow a person who has to use a court mandated interlock device to drive your car.
- Companies are not allowed to let employees who are mandated to use such interlock devices drive corporate vehicles.
If you have been arrested for a DUI or other related impairment charge, it’s vital that retain a lawyer as soon as possible as anything that takes place during your arrest can and will be used in a court against you.
Without an experienced attorney by your side, you will be forced to rely upon a public defender, who will most often recommend that you take a plea bargain and admit guilt.
Your driving privileges could be suspended and you could face jail or prison time depending upon the nature of your conviction. With an experienced attorney representing you, the prosecution’s tactics are not assured and many elements surrounding your arrest, the process and the evidence will be questioned with the possibility of you retaining your driving privileges and preventing a felony conviction from being added to your record. Call (617) 523-3500 today.How a DUI Conviction can Affect Your Life
Once you are convicted of a DUI it can impact the rest of your life and literally follow you around forever. Felonies never are removed from your record or expunged after you reach adulthood. Future employers may neglect to hire you after conducting a background check and your auto insurance rates will drastically increase, often resulting in the insurance denying coverage for you any longer based upon the nature of your arrest and conviction. There are also fines and restitution to accommodate for and court fees, potential jail time and other negative aspects of a DUI that make it clear to understand that you need an experienced DUI lawyer fighting on your behalf from start to finish.Multiple DUIs
If you have been accused of multiple DUI’s, contact our law firm right away. Under Melanie’s Law, newer punishments can be imposed that greatly limit your options without a qualified attorney representing you.
As former prosecutors, we are well familiar with every strategy that the state will use to garner your conviction, and we will use our resources and own strategy to intervene on your behalf. Felony convictions under the new laws can result in substantial jail time if not aggressively pursued by an experienced attorney. Call (617) 523-3500 today.Underage DUI
As a zero tolerance state, Massachusetts will arrest any minor suspected of drinking without the standard blood alcohol limits being applied. Without progressive and immediate legal representation, a felony can follow a juvenile over to their adult years while also resulting in possible detention and driver license suspension. DUI and OUI Defense
Operating under the influence, an OUI is less common than a DWI or DUI, but does occur. Commonly, it relates to water vessels and work machinery or heavy machinery. It’s illegal in the state of Massachusetts to operate heavy machinery or water vessels under the influence, and the charges that you will face are starkly similar to a DUI offense, requiring the intervention of experienced lawyers to result in the best possible outcome of your case.Contact Us for a DUI Consultation
Our lawyers have more than 35 years of combined experience as criminal defense attorneys. As former prosecutors, we know every little trick, tactic and strategy that the state will use to gain a conviction on you because we used to implore the very same methods ourselves once upon a time. The attorney that you choose matters because trial experience is everything when it comes to defending your rights and winning your case.
We’re confident that we can use our experience as former prosecutors and as prominent criminal defense attorneys to your benefit in any DUI, DWI, OUI, underage DUI and repeat offender situation. Don’t play the odds with your freedom, rights and privileges on the line. Contact our law offices right away for your free consultation today. Allow us to demonstrate to you how we can put our vast wealth of experience with these matters to work for your benefit.
Schedule your free phone or in-office DUI consultation with Eisenstadt, Krippendorf & Galvin, LLP today by Contacting Us or by calling (617) 523-3500 right now.