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Multiple OUI Offenses & Special Penalties

Multiple OUI Offenses

Quincy & Canton, MA OUI Lawyers

In Massachusetts, some drunk driving convictions can land you in jail, in addition to license suspension and other penalties. A second or subsequent driving offense charge is more difficult to fight than a first offense. Find all the information on new penalties for repeat OUI offenses in Massachusetts by downloading our Melanie's Law OUI handout.

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If you or a loved one has been convicted of multiple OUI (operating under the influence) or breath test refusal offenses, or if you stand accused of an OUI, get the strongest legal representation you can. Your license, your freedom, and your career might be at risk.

Penalties for Conviction: Second Offense

  • Fines of no less than $600 and no more than $10,000, AND
  • Imprisonment or jail for a minimum of 60 days and a maximum of 2.5 years in House of Correction
  • 30-day Minimum Mandatory Sentence
  • License loss for 2 years
  • Hardship license available after 6 months with ignition lock

Penalties For Conviction: Third Offense

  • Fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $15,000, AND
  • Imprisonment for not less than 180 days, nor more than 2.5 years in House of Correction, OR
  • Imprisonment of 2.5 to 5 years in state prison
  • Minimum mandatory sentence of 150 days
  • License loss of 8 years
  • Hardship available after 2 years with ignition lock

Penalties For Conviction: Fourth Offense

  • Fine of not less than $1,500 nor more than $25,000, AND
  • Imprisonment for not less than 2 to 2.5 years in the House of Correction or not less than 2.5 to 5 years in state prison
  • Minimum mandatory sentence of 12 months
  • License loss of 10 years
  • Hardship available after 5 years with ignition lock

Penalties For Conviction: Fifth Offense and Sixth Offense

  • Fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $50,000, AND
  • Imprisonment of 2.5 to the House of Correction, or
  • Imprisonment of not less than 2.5 years nor more than 5 years in state prison
  • Mandatory minimum sentence of 24 months
  • License loss: lifetime
  • No hardship available

Penalties For Conviction: Seventh Offense and Eighth Offense

  • Fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $50,000, AND
  • Imprisonment of 3.5 to 8 years in State Prison
  • License loss: lifetime
  • No hardship available

Penalties For Conviction: Ninth Offense

  • Fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $50,000, AND
  • Imprisonment of not less than 4.5 years nor more than 10 years in State Prison
  • License Loss – Lifetime
  • No hardship available

Special Penalty Provisions

  • Any person under the age of 21, who takes a breath test with a result of .02 or greater, and who is not charged with OUI, shall have his or her license suspended for 180 days immediately under G.L. c. 90, § 24P.
  • Lifetime revocation for persons who are convicted of OUI, MV Homicide and who have a prior OUI, OUI Homicide or OUI serious injury: G.L. c. 90, § 24R

Get Aggressive Representation

At Sweeney & Associates, LLC, our Quincy OUI defense lawyers represent drivers accused of serious OUI and other criminal matters. We can provide the aggressive, thorough representation you need if you are concerned about your future. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your OUI case.

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