An individual charged with Operating Under the Influence (“OUI”) faces the possibility of 2 ½ years in the House of Corrections and possible fines/fees. The individual will also have his or her license suspended for 1 year; however, a hardship license may be obtained in 3 months for work or educational purposes and in 6 months for general purposes.

24D Disposition for 1st Offense

If an individual is charged with an OUI for the first time, and the judge feels that the individual would be a good candidate, the judge may allow for a 24D Disposition. This includes probation, a license suspension for 45 to 90 days and attendance and completion of a first offenders (24D) program, which lasts 16 weeks. There may also be fines/fees in addition to these requirements.

Second Chance 24D

If an individual was charged with a first offense OUI ten or more years ago, he or she may be eligible to repeat the 24D program for the new offense. There may also be fines/fees in addition to the requirements of the 24D program.

If you have been charged with Operating Under the Influence, make sure you know your rights and get the representation that you deserve by contacting The Law Office of Barry J. Bisson today.