When you’ve been arrested for or charged with operating your vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OUI), you’re probably very scared and are wondering what will happen next. The first thing you should do is to contact an expert OUI lawyer as soon as possible, like one of the legal professionals from the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. of Boston, Massachusetts. These types of arrests happen often, and can be the result of improper police procedure, erroneous breath alcohol test results, or many other factors. Hiring an experienced attorney is your best option for defending your rights.
What Happens When You Are Arrested?
After you have been arrested in Massachusetts, you will be given the option to post bail. You’ll be charged a fee for the bail commissioner. At the time your bail is set, you will be asked to promise to show up in court the next day for your arraignment. It is there that you may formally be charged. You should call a lawyer just as soon as you know you’ve been arrested, and make sure it’s a skilled one like a member of the legal staff at the Law Offices of Brett Levy, P.C. of Boston. We will help you with any bail issues that arise and with the arraignment process.
OUI Penalties and Defenses
The penalties for an OUI charge can be severe, even if it is your first offense. Your drivers’ license will be suspended for up to 90 days, and you will either receive probation or a jail sentence with a fine that could be as high as $5,000. No matter what happens, this will leave a negative mark on your driving record and could affect you for years to come. That’s why it’s so important to hire an expert lawyer from the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C. to help you get the charges reduced as much as possible.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Boston Operating Under the Influence Lawyer Today
When someone says to you, “You’re under arrest!”, don’t panic. Call to schedule a consultation with a Boston Operating Under the Influence lawyer today. At the Law Offices of Brett Levy P.C., we are dedicated to defending your rights and getting you the best possible outcome. We serve the cities of Cambridge, Lowell, Brockton, Worcester, Somerville, Malden, Quincy, Lynn, Newton, and Waltham, Massachusetts and we are ready to come to your aid. Call us at (617) 338-2700 and let us be your advocates.