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Can I Get My Driver’s License Back if I’m Acquitted for OUI?

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If your license was suspended for refusing a breathalyzer, you can get your driver’s license back if you are found not guilty of OUI.  A breathalyzer refusal means a 180-day driver’s license suspension automatically, but that can be reduced if you resolve the underlying charge of operating under the influence.

This can mean rushing your OUI charge to trial as quickly as possible.  This can be difficult depending on the court you are going to.

If you are charged with OUI and looking to get your driver’s license back as soon as possible, you should contact a Massachusetts DUI attorney as soon as possible.  I have been successful in getting my client acquitted of OUI and getting their licenses restored.

How Long Will My Driver’s License be Suspended if I’m Charged with DUI?

Even a charge for operating under the influence can carry serious consequences for your driver’s license.  If you refuse a breathalyzer, your driver’s license will be suspended for 180 days (if you’re over 21).  If you fail a breathalyzer, your license would be suspended for thirty days.

An experienced OUI attorney can help get your driver’s license back.

These suspensions do not count for the charge of operating after suspension for OUI.  Only a suspension after an OUI conviction counts for that purpose.

Depending on the circumstances, your license can also be suspended indefinitely under the immediate threat statute.

If you are convicted of OUI, your license can also be suspended.

How Can I Get My License Back?

If you’re charged with OUI, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible to get your driver’s license back.  A Boston DUI attorney can help you press your case to trial or resolution to restore your driver’s license.  If you are acquitted or the charges are dismissed, your lawyer can file a motion to immediately restore your driver’s license.  This will typically take a couple of months, depending on the court you are charged in.

Your OUI attorney will gather the discovery quickly and develop a defense to your OUI charge.  Depending on the nature of the evidence, such as field sobriety tests, video, and other evidence, this could take several weeks or months to gather.


If you are arrested for operating under the influence, you should contact an OUI attorney as soon as possible.  I have been recognized as one of the best OUI lawyers in the Boston area.  I can help get your driver’s license back if you’re charged with OUI.  Call or text me at 617-295-7500, and let’s get started on your defense!



Although I am an attorney, I am not your attorney.  Please do not rely on anything on this page as legal advice because any specific advice would depend on your situation.  Any results posted on this page are not guarantees of outcomes in your case.

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