Plea Deals in Dedham OUI Cases

Plea deals in Dedham OUI cases should be discussed with a person's attorney. An experienced OUI attorney may not typically advise someone outright to just accept the plea of guilty on their arraignment. It is always advisable to speak with an attorney who can go over all of a person’s possible remedies in the case. I would not recommend somebody plead guilty without representation.

What is the Impact of A Guilty OUI Plea?

If a person were to plead guilty, what typically happens in Massachusetts on a first offense is that they would be a given a continuous letter of finding for one year, 24(d) alcohol treatment program, and a 45-day loss of the license on top of any suspension for breath test refusal or failure. In subsequent offenses, it will depend on the facts. There are varying penalties depending on how many similar offenses are on a person's record and depending on the facts of the case.

Can Someone Still Present an Argument if they Plea Guilty?

A person who has plead guilty can argue for a lesser penalty than perhaps the Commonwealth is seeking. The individual can make the argument that whatever the Commonwealth is asking for is unreasonable based on his or her facts and circumstances of the case and who they are as a person, for example if they does not have a prior criminal record. Once the plea is accepted by the judge, there is not much to argue after that.

Reasons to Plead Guilty

Somebody can certainly receive probation after Plea deals in Dedham OUI cases. Typically, they would receive probation after a plea for a first offense or second offense. After the second offense, a person would be looking at mandatory jail time.

What Does Pleading Not Guilty Mean for an OUI Case?

It is not optimal for an individual to plead not guilty in the beginning of the case. They could face probation if they are found guilty. By pleading not guilty, essentially a person is holding the Commonwealth to their burden of proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Pleading not guilty requires the Commonwealth to produce all of the evidence against the accused. They then have the opportunity to review all of that evidence with a defense attorney who can make an informed decision and help them assess where to go. Most instances lead to trials rather than Plea deals in Dedham OUI cases. 

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