What Are the Consequences of Getting an OUI in College?

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You have heard the saying, “college is the best four years of your life.” While that statement may be hyperbole for many, college is a formative time when you learn who you are, what you are passionate about, and what you want to do in your life.

College can be a great time, but you can also make mistakes that have permanent consequences. When you are in college, your future can be vulnerable. Getting an OUI in college can have devastating effects.

If you are a college student facing an OUI charge, call McCormack Law or visit us online to get a free case evaluation and schedule a consultation.

Penalties for OUI Convictions in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has strict penalties for OUI offenses. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could result in jail time, loss of license, and expensive fees. However, a first offender plea or conviction would likely result in one year of probation, a 45 day loss of license, and a requirement to complete the 24D program and pay a significant amount of statutorily imposed fines and fees.

One wild night of partying can halt the progress that you may have already made as a college student. In addition to the criminal record from the OUI conviction, you are also risking financial peril because of the high fines that most college students cannot afford to pay.

Penalties for College Students Getting OUIs in Massachusetts

Each person convicted of a first offense OUI offense in Massachusetts faces the same consequences. However, in addition to the results above, college students may face the following penalties:

  • Loss of scholarship
  • Loss of student housing
  • Suspension or Expulsion from college/university

Call a Massachusetts OUI Attorney Today

If you are a college student that has been charged with an OUI conviction, you need the best representation available. Attorney Ashley McCormack has the experience and skills it requires to help you get your life back on track and preserve your future. McCormack Law services Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable counties.

If you have been charged with an OUI, call McCormack Law today or visit us online to get a free case evaluation or schedule a consultation.


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