DUI/DWI and Criminal Defense Law in MA
Any criminal charge against you can have serious consequences that can haunt you for the rest of your life. Even if you do not go to jail, you can be turned down for employment, your ability to travel can be restricted, and many opportunities may be unavailable. Non-citizens even with permanent resident status can face deportation.
Attorney Lochiatto is effective in defending a variety of criminal cases.
Operating under the influence
Massachusetts considers operating under the influence (OUI) a serious crime. Penalties and consequences such as license loss and risk of jail time become increasingly more severe with each offense. There could be serious collateral consequences and hidden costs. A second offense calls for mandatory jail time or participation in the second offender program that involves two weeks in a residential treatment program. A third offense is a felony with increased minimum and mandatory jail time and no alternative sentence is available. Cases that involve auto accidents and serious injury can also result in mandatory jail time.
People often wrongfully believe they have no defenses and accept a first offender program and do not realize an admission stays on their record for life.
An experienced attorney can make all the difference
Whether you have taken field sobriety tests or submitted to breath analysis, there are still many ways to challenge the evidence against you. MA personal injury & criminal defense attorney Anthony J. Lochiatto can argue that police had no right to stop or question you or ask you out of your vehicle. Field sobriety tests are not conclusive of anything and are subject to interpretation. Attorney Lochiatto has won cases at trial even where people failed breath tests. Breath test or blood test results will not come into evidence unless the prosecution meets its burden to prove the tests have been performed properly and document that a breath testing machine was properly functioning and maintained.
Do not think about admitting to a first offense or a subsequent OUI offense without consultation from an experienced attorney. Attorney Lochiatto can make a huge difference in your case and your future.
Other criminal defense
If you are charged with any of the following crimes, you should seek immediate consultation with Attorney Lochiatto:
An experienced attorney can make all the difference even if the evidence against you looks strong. There is no substitute for hard work and thorough investigation of your case. Sometimes, the evidence can be suppressed or thrown out of court. Other times, there are legal defenses available that only an experienced lawyer can evaluate.
Serious cases, serious representation
When you need legal counsel for a DUI/DWI or criminal defense case in Massachusetts, reach out to the law office of Anthony J. Lochiatto in Boston. Our legal team provides more than 20 years of experience in handling serious cases with serious representation. Call us today at 617.517.0992 or contact us online. We look forward to discussing your case with you in English, Brazilian Portuguese, or Spanish.