When you are under the age of 21, you can be charged with drinking and driving if you have as little as .02 percent blood alcohol concentration. A conviction for an underage drinking and driving offense can leave you with serious consequences, including the loss of your driver’s license for 30 days, fines, probation, jail and a criminal record.
In the event you have been charged with an OUI, it is important for you to mount an aggressive defense to the charge as soon as possible. There may have been flaws in the manner in which the officer stopped your vehicle, as the officer may not have had the probable cause necessary to do so in the first place.
Other issues with the prosecution’s case against you may involve problems with how the officer conducted your roadside sobriety tests or the testing of your breath or blood in order to obtain the results. You will need to know how to find these and other problems with how the evidence against you was assembled in your case.
With out background in law enforcement as well as 25 years of experience in criminal defense representation, we know what to do in order to assail the prosecution’s case. We understand how to spot problems in our clients’ drinking and driving stops and testing, and we zealously work to fight those charges. In some cases, we are able to win dismissals or fight cases through to trial. In others, we work hard to negotiate pleas to different and lesser offenses in order to protect our clients’ records. If you would like further information about underage drinking and driving offenses in Massachusetts, you are invited to take a look at our underage OUI page.