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Helping You Keep Your License

An individual can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if they operate a vehicle while intoxicated. In the state of Massachusetts, DUI is often referred to as OUI (operating under the influence), and the penalties can vary widely depending on whether this is your first, second, or third offense. After being charged with DUI, it is important that you contact our legal team at Gens, Stanton & Florek. Our criminal defense professionals can help give you the best opportunity at helping you keep your license.

Call us today at (617) 206-4675 to learn how our Boston DUI attorneys can help you.

Can I Refuse to Take the Breathalyzer Test?

Massachusetts law states that individuals operating a vehicle give consent to take a breathalyzer test or other chemical test to help determine if they are driving under the influence. If you refuse to submit to a test, the law outlines penalties for refusing to do so. Therefore, while you are allowed to refuse the test, you must be aware that there are serious consequences in doing so.

The consequences for refusing to submit a chemical test are:

  • First offense: 180-day license suspension
  • Second offense: 3-year license suspension
  • Third offense: 5-year license suspension

Being Charged with DUI

Adults 21 or over can be charged with DUI if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registers at 0.08% or more. Drivers who are under the age of 21 can be charged with DUI with a BAC of 0.02% or more. Depending on whether it is your first, second, or third offense, a judge can impose a 24D disposition, which allows you to obtain a hardship license which authorizes you to drive your car to work and school.

If you are facing these serious charges, contact our DUI lawyers in Boston today at (617) 206-4675.