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OUI Charge With Out of State License

Attorney DelSignore discusses the License Consequences of getting an OUI in MA with an out-of-state license. 
If you are charged with OUI/DUI in Massachusetts and you have a driver’s license from another State, you should hire an experienced Massachusetts DUI attorney as the consequences to your license are likely to follow you to your home state.Massachusetts Policy on Sharing License Information

Though Massachusetts is not a member of the National Drivers License compact- an agreement between states to share license information, including out of state convictions of OUI/DUI- Massachusetts does notify other states of OUI and DUI convictions as well as breathalyzer refusals that occur in Massachusetts.

What are the Consequences of a License Suspension in MA in my home state?

When your home state learns of any license suspension imposed by Massachusetts, your home State is likely to suspend your license for at least the same period as the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles suspended your license and may impose a longer suspension depending on the laws of what the penalty for a similar drunk driving offense is in your State.

DUI in Massachusetts and you have a Rhode Island License

In my practice, I commonly represent drivers with a Rhode Island license charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts. Below I describe some of the difference between the States DUI laws and how it may impact your license status.

One dramatic example of the difference between state laws is where a Rhode Island driver with one prior DUI offense from more than five years ago is charged with an OUI in Massachusetts. While the offense charged would be a first offense in Rhode Island, with a potential minimal license loss of three months, it is a second offense in Massachusetts that would impose a two year loss of license if a conviction were obtained in Massachusetts. When Massachusetts notifies Rhode Island, the motorist will have their Rhode Island license suspended for a period of two years even though the offense would have a much lighter potential penalty if it occurred in Rhode Island.

DUI in Massachusetts and you have a Connecticut License

If you have a Connecticut license, a DUI conviction in Massachusetts may have consequences toward your Connecticut license, depending on the number of prior offenses you have and how the case is resolved. Because these consequences depend on your specific driving record, you need to consult an experienced DUI lawyer.

If you are an out-of-state resident charged with OUI/DUI in Massachusetts, call attorney DelSignore and let him explain to you the potential defense to your case.

Call (781)-686-5924 today to set up a free consultation with Massachusetts OUI lawyer Michael DelSignore.

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Michael was very professional and explained the process clearly and told us to be patient. After one year the charges got dismissed in the trial. Excellent knowledge of the court systems in the area of Boston. Would highly recommend him Ashwani
A careless decision on my part left me facing charges which would have severely hampered my ability to stay employed and support myself. But attorney DelSignore's skillful analysis and challenging of the evidence against me resulted in a conviction on a lesser charge. Now I'll be able to go on with my life, having learned a lesson I'll never forget. Thank you, Michael. Scott
Mike stuck with my case for 3.5 years and always kept me informed regarding the status. Ultimately, because of his due diligence, we ended up with an OUI not guilty verdict. This case could have gone many ways but his thorough review of the case and exceptional preparedness for trial ultimately drove a positive outcome. Thank you Mike! David
Michael DelSignore did an amazing job with my case! He was always available to answer any questions I had and helped walked me through the entire process. I could not have done it without them! I highly recommend choosing this law firm to deal with your legal needs, you will not be dissatisfied. Ashley
I cannot express the gratitude towards Michael for his amazing work and help. It was a very stressful event and they certainly put me at as much ease as possible. From start to finish it took 14 months and all the way through they were both very engaged with me. Today was worth the wait, Michael was great in court and I was rightfully found not guilty. I would recommend Michael over and over again. Claire