Most drug crime convictions no longer carry a license suspension in Massachusetts. There are still many drug charges that carry minimum mandatory jail and or prison time. Offenses that carry minimum incarceration periods include:
- Trafficking in Controlled Substances;
- Certain Possession with Intent to Distribute Offenses; &
- Conspiracy to Traffick in Controlled Substances.
If you are facing a drug charge today, contact a drug attorney who can guide you through the court process. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
A breath test refusal on a first offense OUI will result in a license loss of 180 days for an adult. The refusal suspension period goes up based on the number of prior offenses. For example, if you have:
- One prior conviction or admission the refusal suspension period is 3 years;
- Two prior convictions, the refusal suspension period is 5 years; &
- Three prior convictions, there is a lifetime suspension for a breath test refusal.
The above suspension periods are for adults with a regular driver’s license. If you are facing a license loss because of an OUI charge, contact OUI Massachusetts lawyer Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at email@example.com today.
A breathalyzer test refusal is not admissible during the Commonwealth’s case in chief in an OUI case in Massachusetts. It is important to note that failure to properly perform the breathalyzer test after consent is given, is not inadmissible as refusal evidence. For instance, if:
- Consent to a breathalyzer test is received;
- Attempts are made at providing a sample; &
- There is a failure to produce a valid test result;
- The failure to perform is not inadmissible as refusal evidence.
As a result, if you are facing an OUI charge in Massachusetts, contact an OUI Massachusetts attorney who has the experience to help you. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org today.