How Long Does an OUI Stay on Your Record in Massachusetts?

Being arrested for drinking and driving and being charged with and convicted of an OUI can have a significant impact on your life, both because you may face immediate penalties–like potential jail time and large fines–and because an OUI offense can stay on your record for years to come. If you are facing OUI charges, the smartest thing that you … Read More

Failed a Breathalyzer Test: Can I Win a Massachusetts OUI Case?

Being pulled over by police and asked to submit to a breathalyzer test can be a jarring experience, and one that is made even more serious if the results indicate that you are impaired beyond the legal limit–a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more. If you blow a .08 percent or above, you may be worried that a … Read More

OUI Under 21? Here’s What to Expect in Massachusetts

It doesn’t matter where you live in the country or the state–driving while under the influence is illegal. Usually referred to as a DUI, in Massachusetts, operating under the influence is called an OUI. While getting an OUI can have consequences regardless of your age, for drivers who aren’t of legal drinking age, getting an OUI can be especially concerning. … Read More

Fourth-Offense OUI Penalties in Massachusetts

Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (OUI) of alcohol or drugs in Massachusetts is a big deal. Indeed, even a first-time offense can result in jail time, a large fine, and a license suspension. If a person faces a secondary or subsequent conviction, though, the penalties become even more severe. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, … Read More

DUI/OUI: What Happens When I am Charged With Serious Bodily Injury?

Being arrested and charged with an OUI/DUI is a very serious, scary, and potentially life-changing event. Even more consequential, though, is being charged with an OUI that results in serious bodily injury to another. If you are facing charges for serious bodily injury by motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance, you need to call a lawyer … Read More

Massachusetts OUI for Driving While Taking Prescription Medications

While some medications have few noticeable side effects, others have side effects that are very obvious. For example, some prescription drugs can result in dizziness or nausea, others in confusion or fatigue, etc. In some cases, the effects of prescription drugs are so serious that engaging in certain actions, like operating a motor vehicle, is strongly discouraged.

What You Need to Know About White Collar Crimes in Massachusetts

At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our experienced criminal defense lawyer provides legal representation for those facing a wide array of criminal charges. While those who are facing non-violent charges may assume that they don’t need an attorney, this is a mistake–working with an attorney when facing a charge of any type, including a charge for a white … Read More

What to Do If Accused of Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Massachusetts

Purchasing and consuming alcohol is against the law for those who are under the age of 21 in Massachusetts. If a minor is caught drinking–something that’s common on college campuses–they may face charges for a “minor in possession of alcohol.” Under Massachusetts law, found in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 138, Section 34C, anyone under 21 who knowingly transports, carries on … Read More

What Massachusetts Students Should Know About Arrest and Disciplinary Hearings

For most young people, going to college and spending four years at a university is one of the most exciting and memorable times of life. College brings with it opportunities, friendships, and countless chances for growth. But college isn’t just full of idyllic moments; it can also be a time when young people encounter criminal law problems. For young people, … Read More

Sealing a Criminal Record in Massachusetts: What You Should Know

Being charged with a crime is scary enough; being convicted of the crime can be life-changing. Indeed, even after you’ve served your time and faced the penalties of a criminal conviction, having a criminal conviction on your record may impede your ability to secure employment, housing, and other opportunities. For those who want to move forward in life without this … Read More