Drunk driving is called OUI in Massachusetts. Other states call it DUI or DWI. Massachusetts calls it OUI, short for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. The penalties for OUI have gotten very harsh. An especially harsh penalty is OUI child endangerment. If someone for whatever reason has a child under the age of 14 and they are under the influence they face very hard penalties.
CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHILE OUI IN MASSACHUSETTS
In order to prove guilty of child endangerment while OUI in Massachusetts, the assistant District Attorney must prove the following elements.
1) The person was first guilty of operating under the influence of alcohol and that
2) A person of under 14 was in the car at the time.
PENALTY FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHILE OUI IN MASSACHUSETTS
The penalty for child endangerment while OUI in Massachusetts rather harsh. If convicted the penalty is an “enhanced penalty” of house of correction not less than 90 days, not more than 2½ years and it “shall be served consecutively to and not concurrently with the predicate violation.” Also there is a fine of not less than $1000, not more than $5000. A child endangerment while OUI in Massachusetts case may not be filed or continued without a finding. The Massachusetts RMV shall suspend license for 1 year.
DEFENSES TO CHILD ENDANGERMENT WHILE OUI IN MASSACHUSETTS
If you have been charged with child endangerment while OUI in in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts you need the help of an experienced criminal attorney. A criminal defense attorney can fight your case.
BOSTON CRIMINAL LAWYER
MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Attorney Patrick T. Donovan has represented many clients who have been charged with child endangerment in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients.
A former assistant district attorney, Attorney Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to get a child under 14 endangerment conviction. Attorney Donovan uses his prior training and knowledge as an Assistant District Attorney to his clients’ advantage by challenging evidence submitted by state lawyers, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest case possible for every single one of his clients.
Contact Attorney Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at (617)479-1800!
Quincy Criminal Attorney
Attorney Donovan offers free consultations. His office is conveniently located in Quincy close to route 93. Attorney Donovan also offers shuttle service to and from home. Quincy Criminal Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations.
CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICK T. DONOVAN TODAY FOR YOUR FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION AT (617) 479-1800.
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston, East Boston, Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Rockland, Amherst, Dedham, Norwood, Cambridge, Somerville, Westwood, Needham, Wellesley, Stoughton, Brockton, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Revere, All of Cape Cod. Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover.