First DUI Offense? Call An Attorney.
Drunk driving offenses are taken very seriously. The consequences of a DUI conviction are severe. First-time offenders, however, are sometimes shown leniency in the form of alternative sentencing that leads to dismissal of charges, especially if the chances of a repeat offense appear low.
Experienced lawyer Francis M. Doran, Jr., is a former district attorney who now represents first-offense DUI defendants. This experience with the court system provides an immense advantage to his clients. He understands the prosecutor’s methods and the policies behind sentencing decisions, allowing him to seek advantageous plea agreements in many cases.
Contact Doran & Doran, P.C., to schedule an appointment with a Framingham first-offense DUI lawyer..
Alternative Sentencing Options
Our law firm represents people charged with DUI/DWI/OWI. The consequences of conviction for a first-offense DUI include:
- Up to a $5,000 fine
- One-year license suspension, with the possibility to obtain a hardship license after three months
- Up to 2 1/2 years in jail
- Increased insurance costs for at least a year
For those arrested for first-offense DUI, Mr. Doran will seek alternative sentencing in lieu of conviction to avoid a criminal record. This “alternative disposition” probation plea bargain, called the 24D Program, requires that you participate in court-ordered drug and alcohol education. You will still lose your license for 30 days, 210 days if you have been charged with underage DUI.
Convictions for multiple-DUI offenses are much more severe. If convicted of a DUI before, even years earlier or in another state, the alternative disposition program for first-offense DUIs is not available to you. For this reason among many others, it is very important that you work with an experienced DUI attorney to avoid conviction.
Take Control Of Your Case Today
In Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Southborough and throughout the West Metro in Massachusetts, call criminal defense Frank Doran at 508-653-1761 or contact Doran & Doran, P.C., online. There is no charge for the first meeting.