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DUI Lawyer in Massachusetts and Founding Attorney, Matthew Gilman

Massachusetts DUI Defense And LicenseSuspension Attorneys

You have two options:

Hire a lawyer who dabbles in DUI and License Suspension representation cases;

Or hire a firm that has spent over 20 years dedicated to defending such cases in court and putting its clients back on the road. 

The choice is yours.

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The most effective OUI & License Suspension Lawyer in Massachusetts

Fitchburg – OUI 2nd – Not Guilty

Client was stopped due to the vehicle owner's license being suspended. At trial officer stated client had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, smelled strongly of alcohol and was clumsy and lethargic... More Case Results

Third Offense OUI Hardship Granted

The Board of Appeals recently voted to issue our client a hardship license during the balance of his eight year OUI suspension. Our client was serving an eight year suspension for a third offense OUI... More Case Results

Interlock Device Not Required

In this case, our client was told by the Registry of Motor Vehicles that he had never had hardship hours removed from his record following a 1996 OUI. Our client in fact provided our office with a license issued in 2015 that had no... More Case Results

Junior Operator Avoids License Suspension

On June 13, 2018, my client was found not responsible for speeding. The client was alleged to have been going 58 mph in a 35 mph zone. A responsible finding would have been devastating to not just the client but his family... More Case Results

Six Month License Suspension Overturned

Jen* came to Gilman Law, P.C., after she was referred to the firm by another attorney. Jen had just received notice that her license was going to be suspended the following day for an indefinite period. Attorney Gilman immediately contacted the Massachusetts Enforcement Services Department and delayed the suspension for over one month... More Case Results

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With You From Day OneRestore Your Driving Privileges

If you have been cited with an OUI/DUI and facing a license suspension, we will work for you from beginning to end, and we will make every effort to restore your driving privileges! 

Gilman Law is dedicated exclusively and solely to license suspensions and OUI-related offenses. The firm has already helped thousands of clients just like you to minimize the negative consequences of these citations and to retain their driving privileges.

From day one, MA DUI lawyer Matthew Gilman and his team are here to help you take control of the situation and make the best decisions so as to quickly move forward on your case.

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Matt Gilman was awesome from the start!

Matt Gilman was awesome from the start! Very straightforward and help with some confusion that was going on. He was very responsive and told me right off the start he would take me all the way thru to appeal at 1 coast. I can't thank him enough! Definitely recommend Matt Gilman!

Marc Roy

I cannot thank Matt Gilman enough

I can not thank Matt Gilman enough for his expertise and knowledge which got me my Hardship License. He always returned my phone calls and answered my questions. He also was able to get a hearing quite quickly with the Board of Appeals to aid me in getting the privilege of my driving back.

Gale Brady

Matt was knowledgeable and experienced...

Gilman law did a great job handling a complicated RMV suspension. Matt was knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with the medieval, opaque workings the MA RMV. He and his legal assistant Abby were available and helpful through RMV hearings and appeal, making the process as easy and comfortable as possible. They accomplished a great outcome and I would highly recommend Gilman law.

J. Winter

5 Stars Are Not Enough

5 stars are not enough to rate attorney Gilman. Since day one he has done nothing but assure me it was not the end of the world and that we would get through. Put aside his knowledge of law, and determination to be a great attorney, he is also an overall nice guy. He listens and gives his best opinion and helps in anyway that he possibly can. Definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an A+ att...

Michael Davis

Attorney Gilman Went Above And Beyond

If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, or for a matter involving anything to do with motor vehicle charges or the Registry of Motor Vehicles, this isn't a review of why you should retain Attorney Gilman, this review is about why wouldn't you? I was facing mandatory sentencing if convicted. These days Massachusetts is very strict with their mandatory sentencing guidelines, so much so th...

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Meet the Founder Matthew Gilman

MA OUI lawyer Matthew Gilman has been dedicated to providing his clients with honest and focused legal counsel for over twenty years. He is an expert in every aspect of Massachusetts License Suspension law, but what sets him apart is that Mr. Gilman worked as a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Hearing Officer before opening his law practice.

During that time, he acquired extensive knowledge of how the system works. These experiences and Mr. Gilman’s devotion to providing straightforward legal counsel inspired him to found Gilman Law, P.C.

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Senior Trial AttorneyJulie Gaudreau

Julie Gaudreau is committed to defending the rights of the accused and obtaining justice. She pairs extensive trial experience with an impressive educational background to provide her clients with the compassionate but straightforward legal representation they need.

Julie Gaudreau regularly appears before the RMV and Board of Appeals and in District Courts across the Commonwealth. This familiarity with the local court system gives her a competitive edge when fighting for her client’s rights. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re facing OUI/DUI charges or license suspension, you probably have several questions about what’s happening. We’re here to help:

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Is there a difference between DUI, OUI and DWI?

In Massachusetts, these abbreviations refer to driving while impaired from consuming an impairing substance, whether legal or illegal. DUI means driving under the influence of intoxicating substances, while OUI refers to operating under the influence. DWI can mean driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired.

I just reinstated my license. Why did I get a new license suspension notice?

Unless the Registry has added a new offense to your record or receives notice from another state that your license is suspended, the new notice is likely an invalid duplicate. However, I advise all clients who receive new suspension notices to check their license status on the Registry of Motor Vehicles website.

What is a hardship license?

A hardship license allows you to drive for a specific 12-hour period, seven days a week, while your driver’s license is suspended. We’ll help you provide the necessary documentation proving that you would suffer a significant “hardship” without the license.

What are my options following an arrest for a first offense OUI/DUI?

You have two options: fight or resolve the charge with a plea. If you fight unsuccessfully, and this is a first-offense OUI or DUI, you will most likely receive the same sentence you would have received if you pleaded to the charge.

Do I need an ignition interlock device?

You need an ignition interlock device if:

  1. You have two or more OUI convictions and are eligible for a hardship license
  2. You have two or more OUI convictions and qualify for license reinstatement

You must use the device in every registered vehicle you own, lease, or operate.

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At Gilman Law, we represent clients in every District Court across the Commonwealth before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and Board of Appeal of the Division of Insurance. Our practice is dedicated to representing individuals throughout the Commonwealth who face license suspensions and OUI/DUI-related offenses, as well as those who live out of state and cannot get a license within home states because their licenses have been suspended in Massachussets.

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