Under Commonwealth law, a fourth OUI conviction is a serious legal problem. The penalties imposed by the court are extensive, with mandatory prison time. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an experienced driving under the influence attorney in MA.
The consequences of pleading guilty or a conviction for fourth time OUI
If you are accused of driving drunk or drug intoxicated, and have three prior convictions on your record, the consequences of pleading guilty or a conviction for the offense can be life changing. You will lose your freedom for a minimum of one year, and as the charge is filed as a felony, you will face life as a convicted felon. You will probably lose any professional license, find it difficult to rent a home, get a job, could lose custody of your children, along with other consequences. With the Massachusetts “lifetime lookback” period, any OUI or DUI conviction, no matter how long ago, can lead to a fourth time OUI charge. This is where a driving under the influence lawyer in Massachusetts can help.