You've been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Plymouth County, and you have questions about what will happen now. Will you serve jail time? How long will your driver's license be suspended? Should you fight your charges? Plymouth County DUI Attorney Stephen L. Jones has helped thousands of clients obtain successful verdicts and can address any concerns that you may have. He can explain the charges you are facing as well as discuss possible defense strategies for your case.
Whether you are found guilty or plead guilty to drunk driving, you can face harsh consequences for this crime, even if it is your first offense. Potential penalties include large fines, probation, community service, alcohol and drug abuse education classes, and even incarceration. If you caused an accident resulting in personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death or were transporting a child at the time, you could be sentenced to additional penalties.
To determine your blood alcohol content (BAC), the arresting officer may ask you to take a breathalyzer test. Refusing to take this test may result in a 180-day to life license suspension on top of any other license suspension you may receive for driving under the influence.
If you did take the breathalyzer test and failed it, there is still hope. Mr. Jones has completed several courses on the breathalyzer and is well-acquainted with its known weaknesses. Certain medical conditions (such as acid reflux and diabetes), dental conditions, dental work, mints, gum, and mouthwash could affect your BAC reading. By investigating your case, Mr. Jones can catch any errors that were made in an effort to have this evidence suppressed.
Mr. Jones has devoted his practice to DUI defense and is known for his expertise in this area of law. The author of a popular book on DUI defense, Mr. Jones teaches other attorneys how to successfully defend their clients by speaking at legal conferences and seminars. He is the only Massachusetts attorney to be named a Super Lawyer in the category of DUI defense and is a regent of the National College of DUI Defense.