For more than 20 years, we have defended Massachusetts residents charged with DUI/OUI from our Hingham office.
If you are reading this page, you or someone close to you very recently just had their life change the instant they saw the blue lights flash on and then realized that, instead of speeding on by them after some other motorist, the police cruiser just slid in directly behind them. That is when the driver’s license that they always took for granted was, in that very instant, put in jeopardy. The extent to which the Commonwealth of Massachusetts takes its drunk driving laws has just been abruptly driven home.
Most people charged with operating under the influence are having their first brush with the law and have no way of knowing what they are suddenly looking at. They are in need of quick answers to questions they likely have never contemplated, including the following:
- What are the potential criminal consequences?
- Is my case winnable?
- What are the periods of license suspension involved?
- Am I eligible for a hardship license?
- What are the critical decisions I must make at the initial post-arrest arraignment hearing?
Attorney James Lynch tried his first operating under the influence case to a jury over 30 years ago. During his seven years as a Boston prosecutor and during the 25 years since then, he has witnessed countless changes to and an enormous expansion of the Massachusetts drunk driving laws. Experienced trial lawyers struggle to keep up with ever the increasing penalties and suspension periods and a lay person has virtually no chance of navigating through these complex statutes alone. If you find yourself in this uncomfortable spot, you can’t afford to make another mistake by not calling a lawyer before making (or not making) critical decisions when they start coming at you. You have too much riding on what you do now.
And if you are a first offender, it is critically important that you know all you can about your options before you go to court.
If you have been arrested for DUI/OUI, please call us at (781) 741-5000. An attorney from our office will evaluate your claim during a free one-hour consultation. We will help you navigate your legal issue with care, diligence and strong, cost-effective client service.
James M. Lynch, Esq., Partner and Senior Counsel
James M. Lynch, has been a practicing attorney since 1977 and is a Principal and the President of Lynch & Owens, P.C.. A resident of Hingham since 1983, Jim’s experience as both an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and as a litigator in all Courts in Massachusetts since 1977 has proven invaluable in his aggressive and professional representation of the Clients of Lynch & Owens, P.C.
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