Understanding OUI 1st Offense


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OUI First Offense

Facing an OUI first offense in Massachusetts can be extremely overwhelming, especially if this is your first encounter with the criminal court process.

You're scared of losing your license, your job and possibly going to jail.

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Potential Penalties For First Offense OUI in Massachusetts

The most common concerns include the potential license loss for a first offense. The first consequences of an OUI arrest usually include a license suspension imposed by the Massachusetts RMV for failing or refusing the breath test at the police station. These are administrative suspensions and are completely separate from the court case.

For drivers 21 or older, the RMV will automatically impose the following license suspensions:

  • 180-days for refusing the breath test, or
  • 30-days for failing the breath test

Additional court-imposed penalties for a first offense may include:

  • Up to 2.5 years in jail
  • 45-day up to 1-year license suspension
  • Fines and fees up to $5,000
  • Driver Alcohol Awareness Classes (once a week, about 16 weeks)

12-Hour Hardship License

First offenders may be eligible to apply at the RMV for a 12-hour hardship license once the case is resolved in court. However, no hardship license is available while the court case is active. If granted by the RMV, the hardship license would be good for any 12-hour period you choose through the remainder of any RMV and court-imposed suspensions. After those suspensions have run, you may then be eligible to reinstate your regular, 24-hour driving privileges.

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