If you are facing possible felony sentencing for a charge of operating under the influence, you need a legal team that can reduce your charges or even fight to get them dismissed. At Miller Law Group, P.C., our proven, trial-tested defense requires a collaborative effort. Whichever felony DUI lawyer takes the lead on your case, our firm meets throughout the week to weigh in on each other's cases, making sure that we can provide each of our clients with almost a century of collective experience. Whatever felony OUI charges you face, we are up for the challenge.
What Makes an OUI Charge a Felony?
In Massachusetts, certain crimes aren't always considered a felony. What determines whether a given criminal charge is a felony is what the maximum possible sentence could be for a given defendant. With a high enough maximum sentence on the table, your DUI charge could become a felony. The good news is that a charge that counts as a felony will not automatically be given that maximum sentence. It may be possible to get the sentence suspended (avoiding jail by keeping probation terms) or turned in a conditional sentence (paying a fine by a deadline or else), which in either case, could be a way to avoid spending even a single day in prison.
That said, even a first-time OUI or DUI becomes a felony charge in cases where someone:
- Was seriously injured
- Lost a limb
- Was totally disabled
- Faced life-threatening injuries (minimum jail time of 6 months, possibly up to 10 years)
- Was killed (minimum 2.5-year prison sentence, possibly up to 15 years)
If your OUI case did not involve an accident, then a standard OUI charge can still be a felony if you have two or more prior OUI convictions on your record. In this instance, a conviction could mean at least 150 days in jail and up to 5 years in prison, with a $15,000 fine and 8 years of a suspended driver's license.
Get High-Caliber Defense for Your Felony OUI Case
At Miller Law Group, P.C., our OUI defense lawyers have hundreds of successful cases under their belts. We know the local courthouses, and we know how each of the judges and prosecutors at those courthouses approaches their cases. We know how to carefully craft the tailored, multi-faceted defense needed to protect your rights at every step of your case and fight for your future.
Contact our Southborough felony DUI attorneys today at (508) 502-7002 to request your free consultation!
We have offices in Southborough, Mansfield, Burlington, Danvers, and Dedham, and we are honored to be relied on by defendants across Massachusetts, including in Beverly, Cambridge, Plymouth, Quincy, Woburn, and Worcester.
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