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Acton OUI Defense Lawyer

If you get charged with driving under the influence (DUI), known as operating under the influence (OUI) in Massachusetts, you may be facing serious potential penalties. The criminal defense lawyers at Spring & Spring can craft a personalized defense strategy to protect you from your charge as much as possible. Discuss your case today in detail during a free, no-obligation consultation with our attorneys.

Why Clients Choose Spring & Spring

  • At our law firm, every client is treated like our only client. We communicate with clients often and aggressively advocate for their rights. You will never be left in the dark about your case.
  • Our founder, Chris Spring, has years of experience as a former prosecutor. He knows how the other side of your OUI case will operate, including their strengths and weaknesses.
  • We have the experience you need. Our OUI defense attorneys in Acton have been successfully handling drunk and drugged driving cases in Massachusetts for over 20 years.

How a DUI Defense Lawyer in Acton Can Help

If you are facing charges related to impaired driving in Acton, an experienced operating under the influence defense lawyer can provide crucial assistance. Your lawyer can help you by navigating the laws relevant to your case, explaining your rights and potential consequences, and exploring all available defense options.

A strong OUI defense could result in an alternative sentence that is much lighter than traditional penalties, or even case dismissal. An attorney will negotiate with prosecutors or defend your case in court to advocate for the best possible outcome on your behalf. Your Acton DUI lawyer will ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld throughout the legal process.

About OUI Charges in Acton

Under Mass. General Laws c.90 § 24, “driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or of marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances,” is a crime. While any amount of alcohol in a driver’s system can result in an OUI charge, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Massachusetts is 0.08 percent.

If an individual is convicted of DUI/OUI in Acton, he or she could face the following penalties:

  • A fine of $500 to $5,000
  • Additional fees if anyone was injured
  • Jail or prison time, up to 2.5 years
  • Up to one year of driver’s license suspension

These are the penalties for a first-time conviction. Repeat offenders will face more severe consequences, such as longer prison sentences, greater fines and an ignition interlock device requirement. OUI penalties are also increased for aggravated charges, such as cases involving car accidents, bodily injuries or deaths, a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, or an extremely elevated BAC.

Facts About the Concord District Court

Driving under the influence cases in Acton are heard by the Concord District Court. Here are basic facts about this courthouse:

  • The courthouse is located at 305 Walden St., Concord, MA 01742.
  • Its business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • The courthouse phone number is (978) 369-0500, and the fax number is (978) 371-2945.
  • You can email the Concord District Court at cmconcorddc@jud.state.ma.us.
  • In 2023, this court had 1,463 new criminal case filings.
  • This courthouse serves the cities of Acton, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard and Stow.
  • Altogether, this courthouse serves a population of around 121,000 people.

Attorney Chris Spring has experience litigating DUI/OUI cases in almost every courthouse in Eastern Massachusetts, including the Concord District Court.

Contact Spring & Spring Today for DUI/OUI Criminal Defense in Acton

If you or a loved one is facing charges for operating under the influence in Acton, contact Spring & Spring without delay for a free consultation. Our Acton OUI defense lawyers can build a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific needs to achieve the best results possible for your case. Call us at (617) 513-9444.