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OUI / DUI First Offense

A Lawyer to Call for an OUI First Offense

Facing a drunk driving or DUI drugs charge can be daunting. Many people have questions and concerns after a first-time OUI arrest. When you hire Lowell DUI Attorney Ryan Sullivan to represent you in any criminal case, you will work with a knowledgeable Lowell DUI lawyer who will address your concerns and listen to your most important goals.

Massachusetts law provides strict penalties for a first-time OUI/DUI charge. A conviction can lead to large fines, driving education classes, increases in car insurance, license loss for a conviction or breath test refusal, and even jail time. Mr. Sullivan has handled numerous DUI first offense cases which have led to dismissals, not guilty findings, reduced charges, or avoided convictions. Each case is different and Ryan Sullivan understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a drunk driving charge. During your initial consultation, Ryan Sullivan will go over your case, your likely defenses, the consequences, and begin the discussion on how to best proceed to meet your goals.

A Tough Lowell DUI Defense Attorney

Attorney Sullivan is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer with a background as a former Middlesex County assistant district attorney. His knowledge of the system, the way a prosecutor is going to approach your case, and his experience in courthouses across the state are invaluable to his clients. He has earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator, a source for legal developments, and as an accomplished trial attorney.

Lowell DUI defense Attorney Ryan Sullivan is diligent in pursuing the most favorable outcome in each case, including obtaining dismissals of the charges, not guilty findings after trial or negotiating favorable plea agreements to minimize the impact of a conviction. The decision on which course of action is up to each client, so Mr. Sullivan uses his experience to advise his clients about their options and what works best for each person.

When you need a lawyer for an OUI or OUI drugs first offense, the lawyer you choose can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Mr. Sullivan knows how to review every detail – from the initial stop by the police, to the roadside investigation, to the evidence gathered by police and prosecutors – and examine it from all angles. His ability to view the facts and craft an effective OUI/DUI defense strategy is why having a skilled lawyer is necessary. Ryan Sullivan has a deep knowledge of what questions to ask, what arguments to make, and what evidence to challenge in defending drunk driving charges.

First Time Penalty

Massachusetts OUI laws set the maximum sentence on a first-time offense at two-and-a-half years in jail, although a maximum sentence is not likely in most cases. Many first-time offenders qualify for a “24D disposition,” which may include probation, driving alcohol classes, fines, and a reduced license suspension.

Attorney Sullivan is well-versed in all aspects of Massachusetts DUI laws, including alternative dispositions such as a continuance without a finding. He diligently educates his clients regarding the pros and cons of all of the available legal options, what to expect during the process, and whether going to trial is the best option for your specific needs.

Get in Contact With a Respected Lowell, Criminal DUI Defense Lawyer

For a free initial consultation to review your case, call the Law Office of Ryan P. Sullivan at (617) 997-7597 or send an email using the online contact form.

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