If you are charged with a DWI in Massachusetts the penalties can be severe. Not only are the legal consequences significant, but the license consequences are equally troublesome. A DWI first offense carries with it a 45-90 day license loss upon conviction or admission that is in addition to the 30 day failure suspension or the 180 refusal suspension.
Additionally, for a second offense DWI conviction, the license loss is for 2 years, which is on and after a 3 year license suspension if there is a breathalyzer test refusal. A third offense OUI conviction carries with it an 8 year license suspension, which would follow a 5 year suspension if there was a refusal to take the breathalyzer test.
Furthermore, if you are convicted of DWI fourth offense you will lose your license for 10 years, and if you refuse the breathalyzer test on a fourth offense, your license will be revoked for life.
With these potential consequences accompanying an allegation of DWI, it is important to hire a DWI lawyer that will fight for your record and your license. Don’t take the charge lightly, there is too much riding on it. Contact Attorney Surrette, a Worcester Lawyer DWI.