Massachusetts DUI Laws

Massachusetts OUI or DUI problems? A DUI attorney can offer solutions


Massachusetts DUI laws have some of the highest maximum penalties in the country. This means that if you are charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts - be it as an OUI or DUI - you could be facing years in jail and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

Massachusetts drunk driving law can be confusing, as terms like DUI and OUI are tossed around. A DUI attorney, however, can provide you with answers to your questions. The decisions you make now can affect the rest of your life. Don't go to court without all of the facts. A DUI attorney can get you the information you need, and help protect your rights.

To connect with a Massachusetts DUI attorney, simply fill out the FREE case evaluation form on this page or call, toll free, 877-349-1311.

Massachusetts OUI penalties have some of the steepest maximum fines in the country. Multiple DUI arrests could end up causing you to pay $50,000 in fines! Refusing a breathalyzer test could result in a driver's license suspension of 180 days-3 years.

Massachusetts DUI Penalties

First DUI/OUI conviction

  • Up to 2.5 years in jail
  • $500-5,000 in fines
  • 1-year driver's license suspension

Second DUI/OUI conviction (any time)

Third DUI/OUI conviction (any time)

  • 180 days-5 years in jail
  • $1,000-15,000 in fines
  • 8-year driver's license suspension
  • Installation of ignition interlock device

Fourth DUI/OUI conviction (any time)

  • 2-5 years in jail
  • $1,500-25,000 in fines
  • 10-year driver's license suspension
  • Installation of ignition interlock device

Fifth DUI/OUI conviction (any time)

  • 2.5-5 years in jail
  • $2,000-50,000 in fines
  • Permanent driver's license suspension

Breath Test Refusal Penalties

  • First refusal: 180-day driver's license suspension
  • Second refusal: Three-year driver's license suspension

A Massachusetts DUI attorney can answer questions you might have about the state laws or your specific OUI. To speak with a DUI lawyer near you today, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.

Note: Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a local DUI lawyer in the state.

The Massachusetts DUI penalty list is by no means all-inclusive. DUI penalties may vary based on a variety of factors, including your prior driving record.

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