Law Office of Richard A. Mulhearn, P.C.

Why Hire a DUI Attorney in Massachusetts?

A traffic stop that leads to an arrest and a charge for drunk driving has serious consequences. You probably feel as if you are powerless to stop what is happening. Perhaps you feel as if you cannot challenge the authorities -- but we have made it a practice of doing exactly that. Do not simply plead guilty. We have defended enough people to know that often the penalties for pleading guilty are the same as the penalties for taking your case to trial and losing.

And the penalties are generally severe. They will not be expunged from your record (otherwise known as "lifetime lookback"). An experienced drunk driving defense attorney can help you identify legitimate defenses that can often lead to a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you. It is worth it to fight. For a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call 508-753-9999 (toll-free at 866-528-9032).

How We Can Help You

This country's transportation system is built around cars. You must drive to work, to school, to company events where alcohol is often served, and so on. A DUI charge is truly something that could happen to anyone. If you have been charged with DUI, the penalties for a conviction may include additional points on your driving record, the loss of driving privileges, increased automobile insurance premiums, substantial fines, and even jail time. It is obvious that in a society where motor vehicles are the primary source of transportation, the loss of driving privileges will limit your ability to work and go to school.

If you retain us to fight your DUI charge, you will get the benefit of a defense lawyer that has done the following:

The DUI laws in Massachusetts are strict and provide little flexibility, once you have pled guilty or been convicted. Most, if not all, of your options are available to you only before a determination of guilt. Under the state's "lifetime lookback" rule, DUI charges cannot be erased from your record. You can be charged as a multiple offender even if you have 50 years between charges. Furthermore, the laws specify the penalties for conviction, with little latitude.

Worcester Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

When you hire us to defend your DUI charge, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and evidence surrounding your arrest. We will examine police reports and question witnesses to determine whether there was probable cause to make the traffic stop and whether you were properly advised of your constitutional rights before you made any statements. We will look for every possible defense, so that we can seek the reduction or dismissal of the charges against you.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our office by e-mail or call 508-753-9999 (toll-free at 866-528-9032). We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will meet with you in-person if you are in custody. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Worcester, near the courthouse.

At the Law Office of Richard A. Mulhearn, P.C., in Worcester, we represent individuals throughout Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts who have been charged with drinking and driving, including Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northborough, Grafton, Auburn, Holden, West Boylston, Sterling, Fitchburg, Leominster, Rutland, Webster, Spencer, Marlborough, Hudson, Oxford, Sutton, Douglas, Whitinsville, Milford, Hopedale, Uxbridge, Northbridge, Southborough, East Brookfield, Princeton, Paxton, Hubbardston and Worcester.