Summary of DUI/OUI Laws for laws and penalties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

by Matthew James Kidd on Aug. 22, 2018

Criminal Criminal  DUI-DWI Criminal  Felony 

Summary: Summary of DUI/OUI Laws for laws and penalties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS DUI LAWS FIRST OFFENSE

  • Jail: Not more than 2 1/2 years House of Correction
  • Fine: $500-$5,000
  • License suspended for 1 year; work/education hardship considered in 3 months; general hardship in 6 months

Alternative disposition (1st Offense OUI)

  • Probation with mandatory participation in alcohol-drug education program paid for by defendant
  • License suspended for 45 to 90 days (210 days for drivers under age 21)
  • Available for 2nd offenses from over 10 years prior

MASSACHUSETTS OUI LAWS SECOND OFFENSE

  • Jail: Not less than 60 days (30-day mandatory), not more then 2 1/2 years
  • Fine: $600-$10,000
  • License suspended for 2 years, work/education hardship considered in 6 months; general hardship in 1 year.

Alternative disposition (2nd Offense OUI)

  • 2 years’ probation
  • 14-day confined treatment program paid for by the defendant
  • License suspended for two years, work/education hardship considered in 6 months; general hardship in 1 year

MASSACHUSETTS DWI LAW THIRD OFFENSE (3rd)

  • Jail: Not less than 180 days (150-day mandatory), not more than 5 years State Prison (felony status)
  • May be served in a prison treatment program
  • Fine $1,000-$15,000
  • License suspended for 8 years, work/education hardship considered in 2 years; general hardship in 4 years

MASSACHUSETTS OUI LAW FOURTH OFFENSE (4th)

  • Jail: Not less than 2 years (1 year minimum mandatory), not more than 5 years (felony status)
  • Fine $1,500-$25,000
  • License suspended for 10 years, work/education hardship considered in 5 years; general hardship in 8 years

MASSACHUSETTS DUI LAW FIFTH OFFENSE (5th)

  • Jail: Not less than 2 1/2 years (24 mos. minimum mandatory), not more than 5 years (felony status)
  • Fine $2,000-$50,000
  • License for life, no possibility of hardship

 

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