How long will I lose my license if I refused to take the breath test? Or failed the breath test?

ATTORNEY ANSWER First Offense – 180 Days; Second Offense – 3 years; Third offense – 5 years; Fourth offense – Lifetime. Failure of Breath Test – 30 days. There is no work license eligibility on suspensions resulting from a refusal to submit to the Breath Test or as a result of failing the Breath Test in Massachusetts. Once your refusal failure suspension has expired, you are eligible to get your full license back for a reinstatement fee regardless of whether your case is still pending in court. If however, you decide to admit to the offense or go to trial
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What happens after I’m arrested for OUI in Massachusetts ?

ANSWER: Contact us as soon as possible and prior to your Drunk Driving (OUI, DUI, DWI) arraignment, if possible. If you are not represented at the arraignment, the court will enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf or you should indicate to the Court if asked that you want to enter a plea of not guilty. The Court will then give you a date to return to court for a pre-trial conference. You should request a date in approximately two weeks.. There are no temporary licenses issued anymore. If you refused the breath test, you have 15 days
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What is the First Offenders Program or 24D Program?

ANSWER: It is a driver alcohol education program wherein a person charged with a first offense OUI attends a class that usually meets one time a week and continues for a period of usually 16 weeks. The 24D program costs approximately $600.00.
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What happens after I am arrested in Massachusetts for drunk driving?

ATTORNEY ANSWER: Contact us as soon as possible and prior to your Drunk Driving (OUI, DUI, DWI) arraignment, if possible. If you are not represented at the arraignment, the court will enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf or you should indicate to the Court if asked that you want to enter a plea of not guilty. The Court will then give you a date to return to court for a pre-trial conference. You should request a date in approximately two weeks.. There are no temporary licenses issued anymore. If you refused the breath test, you have 15
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What is CWOF in a Massachusetts drunk driving case?

ATTORNEY ANSWER: A CWOF means a Continuance Without a Finding. A CWOF is not a conviction, but the court will continue the case for a period of time and at the end of that period the case will be dismissed. However, for purposes of a Drunk Driving (OUI, DUI, DWI) it is considered a first offense and another offense will constitute a second offense with heightened penalties.
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If I fight my case, do I need to take the stand to testify?

ANSWER: No, it is your right as a citizen to decide whether you want to take the stand. The Government is not allowed to force you to testify. In fact, most of our clients never take the stand because we are able to create doubt based solely on the government’s evidence.
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What is CWOF?

ANSWER: A CWOF means a Continuance Without a Finding. A CWOF is not a conviction, but the court will continue the case for a period of time and at the end of that period the case will be dismissed. However, for purposes of a Drunk Driving (OUI, DUI, DWI) it is considered a first offense and another offense will constitute a second offense with heightened penalties.
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How long will I lose my license if I refused to take the breath test? Or failed the breath test?

ANSWER: First Offense – 180 Days; Second Offense – 3 years; Third offense – 5 years; Fourth offense – Lifetime.Failure of Breath Test – 30 days. There is no work license eligibility on suspensions resulting from a refusal to submit to the Breath Test or as a result of failing the Breath Test in Massachusetts. Once your refusal failure suspension has expired, you are eligible to get your full license back for a reinstatement fee regardless of whether your case is still pending in court. If however, you decide to admit to the offense or go to trial and are
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