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How a Boston DUI Attorney Can Reduce Your Charges

How a Boston DUI Attorney Can Reduce Your Charges

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, or driving under the influence, you are worried and frightened and wondering how you’ll ever put it behind you and move on with your life. Although the penalties for a DUI can be very severe, there are ways to defend someone who has been charged that can drastically reduce fines and sentences. The smart thing to do is to consult with an experienced Boston DUI attorney like one of the professional legal staff at the Law Offices of Brett Levy, P.C. of Boston, Massachusetts. We will do a thorough investigation of your unique case and gather all the evidence needed to effectively defend your case.

DUI Penalties

When a person has been charged with a DUI in Boston, the penalties become more severe if this is the second, third, or fourth time it has occurred. For the first offense, fines may go up to $5,000 and jail time may be as much as 2 1/2 years. The drivers’ license would be revoked for one year. For each subsequent offense, the penalties increase, and if someone was injured or killed in the DUI, the penalties may involve criminal felony charges with years in prison. The DUI laws can be complex, so if you’ve been charged, you need the best legal representation you can get, which you’ll find at the Law Offices of Brett Levy, P.C.

Alternative Sentencing

In some cases, especially if this is the first offense, penalties may often be lessened by having the defendant participate in some sort of alternative sentencing or probation program. This may include driver alcohol education, community service, and alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation. Charges may even be dismissed after the requirements of the program are met and completed. Plea bargaining to a lesser charge is also possible. A skilled DUI attorney like one from the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. can help you obtain this alternative sentencing.

Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Boston DUI Attorney Today

After you’ve been charged with a DUI, don’t go it alone. Call to schedule a consultation with a Boston DUI attorney today. The professional legal staff at the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. are equipped to give you legal advice that will help you through this challenging time. We’ll make sure your rights are defended. We serve the cities of Cambridge, Lowell, Brockton, Worcester, Somerville, Malden, Quincy, Lynn, Newton, and Waltham, Massachusetts and we are ready to serve you. Call us at (617) 338-2700 and let us represent you.