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Winchester OUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for allegedly operating under the influence (OUI) of drugs or alcohol in Winchester, Massachusetts, the defense attorneys at Spring & Spring can help. We will review your case to inform you of your legal rights and options in terms of OUI defense. Our lead attorney is a former prosecutor with over 20 years of experience.

Why Choose Spring & Spring for Your OUI Defense?

  • We get results. Our lawyers have successfully resolved countless OUI and motor vehicle crime cases on behalf of our clients, achieving many case dismissals and not-guilty verdicts.
  • Our Winchester DUI lawyers have experience. Attorney Chris Spring has appeared in almost every Superior Court and District Court in Eastern Massachusetts and has tried more than 150 cases before juries.
  • We put you first. We understand the stress that comes with a drunk driving arrest. Your OUI defense lawyer in Winchester will guide you through the legal process with respect, compassion and personal care.

How Our DUI Lawyers Can Help You

Hiring the right driving under the influence (DUI) or OUI defense attorney in Winchester can help you reduce the charges and punishments you may be facing.

An attorney can benefit you through services such as:

  • Explaining Massachusetts’ OUI laws and applicable defenses in your case.
  • Evaluating your case to identify and address potential weaknesses.
  • Handling communications and negotiations with prosecutors.
  • Representing you in all court appearances and hearings or trials.
  • Working to get your case dismissed or evidence thrown out.
  • Minimizing the penalties you face if you are convicted.

Your lawyer can provide valuable assistance that protects your rights and freedom, such as negotiating a plea deal or advocating for alternative sentencing options.

DUI Cases in Winchester Are Sent to the Woburn District Court

DUI/OUI cases in Winchester are handled by the Woburn District Court, which also serves Burlington, North Reading, Stoneham, Reading, Wilmington, and Woburn:

In the 2023 fiscal year, the Woburn District Court tried 1,903 criminal cases. If you hire Spring & Spring, we can go to court on your behalf during your OUI case.

About OUI Charges in Winchester

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating substance, such as liquor or drugs, is against the law under Mass. General Laws c.90 § 24. This law prohibits driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at or above 0.08 percent (or 0.04 percent for commercial drivers).

The penalties for an OUI conviction in Winchester can include a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 2.5 years in jail for a first-time offense. In most cases, a convicted driver will also face driver’s license suspension. Having a strong defense strategy can help you avoid the most serious potential consequences of an OUI.

Contact a Winchester OUI Defense Lawyer Today

At Spring & Spring, our criminal defense attorneys will review your case at no cost or obligation to hire us. We will give you sound legal advice about how to protect your rights moving forward. Then, if we take you as a client, we can craft a DUI/OUI defense strategy that matches your situation, such as proving an inaccurate breathalyzer test or improper police actions. Contact an attorney for a free consultation today.