Boston Underage Drinking Lawyers
In Massachusetts, there are strict laws regarding underage drinking and driving, as well as possession of alcohol by a minor, transportation of alcohol by a minor and drinking in public. Given the significant criminal penalties, including the potential long-term consequences of a criminal record and loss of license, it is important to retain experienced, aggressive Boston underage drinking lawyers.
Drunk Driving – Operating Under the Influence
At Cunha & Holcomb, we defend young people in Massachusetts against alcohol-related offenses, the most serious being underage OUI charges. Attorney Jack Cunha has successfully defended many OUI cases. We investigate the facts and legal questions raised in each case, and attack on all fronts, particularly when the police did not have probable cause to search or to stop your vehicle or did not follow proper procedures.
The Consequences are Serious
A person under the age of 21 found to have a blood alcohol content of .02 percent or higher will have his or her license suspended for at least 30 days. A refusal to take the breath test results in license suspension for three years and requires attendance at alcohol counseling. Depending on the circumstances, it may even be possible for stiff fines and jail time to be assessed upon a conviction.
Additionally, a criminal record can limit future opportunities for employment and education. In order to protect your future or that of your child, we attack weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and work to help you keep an OUI conviction off your record.
The sooner you speak with an attorney at our law firm, the better the opportunity you or your child may have to avoid the harshest consequences of these serious charges. Please contact our Boston underage drinking lawyers at 617-523-4300 to schedule an initial consultation. One of our attorneys is a native bilingual speaker in Spanish and English, and another is fluent in French.