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Marlborough OUI Defense Attorney

Massachusetts takes driving under the influence (DUI) or operating under the influence (OUI) crimes very seriously. Being convicted of an OUI in Marlborough can affect your life in many ways, including taking away your driving privileges, career options and freedom.

At Spring & Spring, our Marlborough criminal defense attorneys offer aggressive legal defenses to people who have been arrested or charged with operating under the influence. Speak with our experienced DUI defense attorneys today during a free case consultation.

Why Choose Our OUI Defense Lawyers in Malborough?

  • You will be represented by a former OUI prosecutor. Attorney Chris Spring began his career working for the other side and will use this knowledge to stay one step ahead.
  • Our criminal defense attorneys have achieved many case dismissals and not-guilty verdicts for OUI clients, including cases involving drunk driving accidents, injuries and deaths.
  • You will come first to your OUI defense lawyer. We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and provide tailored legal advice throughout every step of your case.

What Are the Elements of an OUI Crime in Massachusetts?

Operating under the influence according to Mass. General Laws c.90 § 24 is the crime of operating a motor vehicle on a public road while impaired to any degree by an intoxicating substance, such as drugs or alcohol.

For the courts to find an individual guilty of OUI, state prosecutors must establish three main elements:

  1. The individual operated or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
  2. The motor vehicle was operated in a place to which the public has a right of access.
  3. The individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level exceeded the legal limit.

Massachusetts’s legal limit is a BAC of 0.08 percent for a standard driver and 0.04 percent for a commercial driver. If a driver is under the legal drinking age of 21, any discernible BAC (0.2 percent or higher) could lead to criminal charges.

Defending Against an OUI Charge in Marlborough

An attorney from Spring & Spring can build a personalized defense strategy to achieve the best possible results for your specific OUI case. Our lawyers will explain your rights, help you navigate the state’s complex drunk driving laws and create a defense based on your unique circumstances.

Potential defense options include:

  • No probable cause to conduct a traffic stop or make an arrest
  • Inaccurate breathalyzer or chemical test results
  • Improperly administered breathalyzer test
  • Biased or inaccurate field sobriety test
  • Reasonable explanation for test results, such as a medical condition
  • Improper police conduct or civil rights violations

Our Malborough OUI attorneys will strive to secure a positive case outcome on your behalf, whether that is case dismissal, acquittal at trial, reduced charges or an alternative sentence. We will work relentlessly to protect you from life-changing penalties such as jail time.

Where Will Your Court Hearing Be for an OUI in Marlborough?

The Marlborough District Court has jurisdiction over all OUI cases in Marlborough, Massachusetts. If you have been arrested for drunk or drugged driving, the following information can help you reach the courthouse where your initial hearing will most likely take place:

  • Website: https://www.mass.gov/locations/marlborough-district-court
  • Address: 45 Williams St., Marlborough, MA 01752
  • Phone number: Clerk’s Office (508) 485-3700, Probation Department (508) 485-1356
  • Fax: Clerk’s Office (508) 485-1575, Probation Department (508) 481-6857
  • Email: cmmarlboroughdc@jud.state.ma.us
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

The Marlborough District Court serves Marlborough as well as Hudson – a combined population of around 62,000 people. An attorney from Spring & Spring can make court appearances for you and strive for the most efficient legal process possible.

Request a Free DUI Case Consultation in Marlborough Today

If you or someone in your family is facing DUI or OUI charges in Marlborough, Massachusetts, do not hesitate to contact Spring & Spring for a free case review. We will help you understand your rights and let you know how our criminal defense attorneys can help in more detail. Call or text (617) 513-9444 today.