In Massachusetts, the criminal charge for drunk driving is OUI (operating under the influence). In other New England states, criminal drunk driving charges are known by the acronyms DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated). Laws and punishments vary from state to state as well. What you do now can make a meaningful difference.
Driving on a suspended license is a criminal charge that can result in further limitations on your license, heavy fines, and even incarceration. What’s worse, many people driving on a suspended license are unaware of this limitation on their license. Some of the consequences of driving with a suspended or revoked license are criminal charges and possible jail time.
Allow us to explain your legal options following a drunk driving charge or driver’s license suspension.
If you have recently been arrested for drunk driving, waiting too long to do something about it could cost you your license and a great deal more.Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. (508-528-2400) or contact us online.
At Ryan Faenza Cataldo, LLC we represent Massachusetts residents, out-of-state drivers, commercial truck drivers, juveniles, college students, professionals and others who have been arrested and charged with drunk driving in Norfolk County and throughout Massachusetts. If this is the situation you’ve found yourself in, our lawyers’ comprehensive knowledge of Massachusetts drunk driving laws, including “Melanie’s Law” — and their proven ability to effectively defend clients in OUI cases are assets that can start working to protect you today.
In addition to defending clients against OUI charges in criminal court, our attorneys (Joe Cataldo and Cory Medera) also represent clients in the administrative matters that go hand-in-hand with a drunk driving charge. This part of our practice includes representation in Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) license suspension hearings and in the license reinstatement process.
Registry of Motor Vehicle Driver’s License Suspensions
Driving on a suspended license is a criminal charge that can result in further limitations on your license, heavy fines, and even incarceration. What’s worse, many people driving on a suspended license are unaware of this limitation on their license.
If you are caught driving on a suspended license or a revoked license, you will be charged with a crime and will be required to appear in court. You could lose your license. If this is your second or subsequent time being charged with driving on a suspended license, you could face jail time.
Ryan Faenza Cataldo attorneys can help you fight these charges in court as well as before the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Depending on the specifics of your case, there may be many ways to fight driver’s license suspension charges. We will first review your driving record to ensure it is accurate. If the RMV has inaccurate information, that could cause you to lose your license. We will also explore your options for seeking a hardship license
Allow us to explain your legal options following a driver’s license suspension. Contact our office today (508) 528-2400 to schedule a free initial consultation
What is a Hardship License?
A hardship license (also known as a “Cinderella license”) allows an individual to drive for limited purposes following a criminal conviction. With a hardship license, you will be able to drive to and from work and medical appointments. Our attorneys can assist you with the application process with the RMV.
Schedule a free consultation today regarding your driver’s license concerns by calling 508-528-2400 or online (contact).