Operating a Motor Vehicle After License Has Been Suspended for OUI Related Offenses

Brockton Motor Vehicle Offense Defense Attorneys

drunk driver chargesOperating a motor vehicle after a license has been suspended or revoked because of an OUI/DUI conviction or a failed breath test (.08 or above for adults over age 21 or .02 or above for operators under age 21) carries serious penalties.

After the alcohol-related suspension/revocation has expired the operator has to take steps to get his or her license reinstated. However, an operating on a suspended license charge that occurs after the time period imposed for an alcohol related suspension but before the driver has had his or her license reinstated will not result in a conviction for operating after a license suspension/revocation for an OUI/DUI conviction or related offense.

Criminal Penalties For Driving On License Suspended For OUI/DUI Conviction

The penalties for driving on a suspended or revoked license after an OUI/DUI conviction or related offense are governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 section 23. There are mandatory minimum penalties for this violation consisting of a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000 and a minimum jail sentence in the house of corrections for at least 60 days and up to 2 ½ years.

Registry Penalties Penalties For Driving On License Suspended For OUI/DUI Conviction

The Massachusetts Registry will suspend the drivers license, up to one year, of any operator convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license after OUI/DUI conviction or related offense.

OUI After License Was Suspended For An OUI Conviction

Penalties for operating under the influence after a license was suspended or revoked for operating under the influence where added by Melanie’s Law which was enacted in 2005. Massachusetts General Law Chapter 23 section 3 imposed serious criminal penalties for this offense.

Criminal Penalties For OUI After License Was Suspended For An OUI Conviction

The mandatory minimum penalty for this violation is a minimum fine of $2,500 but not more than $10,000 and imprisonment in the house of corrections for a minimum of 1 year but not more than 2-1/2 years.

Registry Penalties For OUI After License Was Suspended For An OUI Conviction

The Massachusetts Registry will suspend the drivers license, up to one year, of any operator convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license for an OUI/DUI conviction or related offense.

Charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle After License Has Been Suspected for OUI Related Offenses? Talk to An Experienced Attorney For Free

If you have been charged with any violating involving a motor vehicle we can help. Driving without a valid license can result in stiff fines, further loss of driving privileges, and even jail time.  Our attorneys are experienced — and aggressive and will fight hard to get you the most favorable outcome possible.

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