Facing A Second Offense OUI Charge?
You probably know that a second or third OUI conviction carries harsher penalties than a first-time drunk driving conviction. If you have multiple OUI convictions on your record, a subsequent conviction can result in mandatory jail time, significant fines and a two-year, or more, driver’s license suspension. If you refused to take a breath test, the license suspension period increases. The stakes are high; it’s important to have a knowledgeable and aggressive defense.
A Serious OUI Lawyer For Serious Charges
At the law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., our attorney brings a unique combination of real experience to the defense of OUI clients. He was a state trooper in the highway patrol, and was personally involved in numerous OUI cases on behalf of the Commonwealth. In addition, he has been a criminal defense lawyer for 25 years; he is known for his ability to develop creative and effective defense strategies in cases of multiple OUIs.
Possible OUI Defense Strategies
Many factors go into deciding whether or not to contest a second or third OUI charge. Was the traffic stop legal? Did the officer read you your Miranda rights? Was the breath test administered correctly? A “yes” answer to questions such as these does not mean that you should automatically plead guilty. Our experienced drunk driving lawyer will advise you about your options.
Are There Benefits To Plea Bargains In A Subsequent OUI Case?
If you do decide to plead guilty to a subsequent OUI, you will probably receive probation rather than jail time. Rather than a suspended license, you may receive an ignition interlock device that requires you to submit to a breath test before driving. You may be sent to an alcohol treatment program, at your expense. However, if there are weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, it may be better to fight the charges. We will help you determine the strategy that will best meet the facts of your case.