OUI / DUI License Suspension
A drunk driving arrest can result in a huge impact on your privilege to drive in Massachusetts. Getting to and from work, picking up the kids, or heading to the grocery store can all be adversely impacted. For comprehensive legal representation in OUI license suspension and drunk driving matters, contact the Law Office of Ryan P. Sullivan to schedule a free consultation in our conveniently located office in downtown Lowell.Losing Your License Because of a DUI
OUI laws and the “implied consent law” impose very harsh consequences, including a substantial impact on your right to drive. For example, failing the breath test will result in a license suspension of 30 days. If on the other hand you refuse to take a breath test, your license can be suspended:
- first-time offense suspension of 180 days
- second offense suspension of 3 years
- third offense suspension of 5 years
- fourth or greater offense suspension for life
If you are under 21, the suspension for refusing the breath test are increased! For under 21 drivers refusing a breath test for a first or second offense, the suspension will last for 3 years.
A breath test refusal suspension is separate from a suspension for a continuation without a finding or conviction for an OUI offense. These penalties can also be severe – especially if added to other suspensions already in place.
- First-time offense OUI results in a minimum 45 day suspension (can be as much as a one-year license loss)
- Second offense suspension is two years (with an ignition interlock device once your right to drive is reinstated)
- Third offense suspension for eight years
- Fourth offense suspension for ten years
- Fifth or greater offense will result in a lifetime license loss
The goals and concerns for each client are of paramount importance to Lowell DUI defense attorney Ryan Sullivan. He provides a results-oriented approach to legal representation, with a specific plan tailored to the goals of each client.
Mr. Sullivan has extensive experience in drunk driving cases and understands the complex interplay between the DUI laws and their impact on your driver's license. Some paths and dispositions that are available to resolve a drunk driving charge may allow a client to get their driver's license back at a much earlier date than others. In first-time offenses, a continuance without a finding may be an option. Attorney Sullivan prides himself on advising each client regarding their unique situation. His ability to point out the mistakes of prosecutors, negotiate favorable dispositions, or make winning arguments to a jury or judge allow for a wide array of options for his clients.
If getting your license back at the earliest possible time is your most vital concern, Mr. Sullivan will fully explain your options. He diligently guides clients through the steps necessary to obtain a hardship license, when available. For clients who face breath test refusal cases Mr. Sullivan will advise clients on how to get back on the road in the shortest possible time.
For many, the lengthy time period for a drunk driving-related license suspension is devastating. But the moving parts between the OUI charges and the loss of license are complicated. Mr. Sullivan will thoroughly analyze your individual circumstances and factoring in your goals develop a criminal defense strategy and fully explain all of the legal options to allow you to make informed decisions and move forward with confidence.Get Help From a Knowledgeable Lowell DUI Defense Lawyer
To learn how the Law Office of Ryan P. Sullivan can help you through this difficult time, call 978-221-6012 or send us an e-mail today. The initial consultation completely free and entirely confidential.