Under 21 OUI in MassachusettsBy Thomas A. Brant
Jul. 23, 2012 10:47a
The state of Massachusetts has a zero tolerance policy in regards to those individuals who are under 21 who drink and drive. A blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent on a breathalyzer test constitutes a drunk driving offense for those over 21. For those under 21, a .02 percent blood alcohol concentration is enough to be charged with an OUI. According to experts, one alcoholic drink could cause a person to register .02 on a chemical test. Those under 21 who refuse to take a breath test will face a license suspension of 3 years in Massachusetts.
Under 21 drivers who fail the breath test will have their license suspended for 30 days while the case is pending. Further penalties include jail time of up to 2 ½ years in a House of Correction, fines between $500 and $5,000 and a one-year license suspension upon conviction. Penalties involving those under 21 facing an OUI can be complicated, which is why the professional help of an attorney who is experienced in this field of law is a wise decision.
Arrested for an under 21 OUI?
If you are facing an under 21 OUI or are the parent of someone in this situation in the Boston area, you should act quickly to secure a proper defense. An attorney who is experienced in handling the complexities of a drunk driving charge is your best asset in these circumstances. Attorney Thomas A. Brant and his team has a former prosecutors as part of the firm who have an inside understanding of how criminal cases are built. The firm offers zealous advocacy dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible result based on your unique case facts. Those who are under 21 have their whole future ahead of them. Ensuring that it is a future without the hindrance of a criminal record should be your first consideration.
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