Drunk driving is a serious crime because it has injured and killed thousands of people. A drunk driving charge is a very serious matter and can change your life forever. If you have been charged with or arrested for drunk driving, you need expert professional legal guidance to ensure that you are treated fairly. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. of Boston, Massachusetts have over twenty-five years of experience defending those who have been charged with drunk driving and other criminal offenses. We will thoroughly evaluate your case to build the strongest defense to get you the best outcome.
Driving Under the Influence Law
In the state of Massachusetts, Driving under the influence is when one’s BAC, or blood alcohol level, is 0.08% or higher. If one is under 21 years of age, this cutoff BAC is 0.02% or higher. It is also illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. One may also be driving under the influence if you are taking any medication, prescription, or otherwise that affects the ability to drive. A skilled attorney from the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. understands all DUI laws.
Penalties for Drunk Driving
A person’s drivers’ license will be suspended if one either refuses to take a blood alcohol test or if one takes one and fails. Even if it is a first offense, the drivers license will be suspended for 180 days and fees must be paid to reinstate it. One may pay up to a $5,000 fine and you could spend up to 2 1/2 years in jail. For a second or third offense, the penalties are even higher, with fines up to $10,000. The penalties for drunk driving are often severe and having experienced legal representation can make all the difference in how severe they become.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Boston Drunk Driving Attorney Today
If you’ve been charged with drunk driving, call to schedule a consultation with a Boston drunk driving attorney today. The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. of Boston understand how serious a charge this can be and are dedicated to getting you the best outcome. We serve the cities of Cambridge, Lowell, Brockton, Worcester, Somerville, Malden, Quincy, Lynn, Newton, and Waltham, Massachusetts and we are eager to help you. Call us at (617) 338-2700 and let the experts be your advocates.