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Quincy DUI Attorney

OUI / DUI / Operating Under The Influence

If you have been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol or operating under the influence of drugs, contact The Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio today for a free consultation. With an office at 234 Copeland Street in Quincy, Attorney Riccio is an experienced Quincy DUI Attorney that represents individuals charged with operating under the influence in Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Weymouth and all throughout Norfolk County and Massachusetts.

Attorney Riccio handled hundreds of drunk driving cases as a former prosecutor in Bristol County, including drunk driving charges involving car accidents and breathalyzer / breath test readings over the legal blood alcohol level of .08%. With extensive experience handling drunk driving cases as a Quincy DUI Lawyer, Attorney Riccio has obtained Not Guilty verdicts at trial on drunk driving cases involving evidence of failed breath tests, failed field sobriety tests, erratic driving and motor vehicle accidents.

In addition to not guilty verdicts, Attorney Riccio has secured multiple dismissals prior to trial for individuals charged with OUI Drugs. In Massachusetts, the use of Drug Recognition Experts is generally required to secure a conviction for OUI Drugs. Despite this requirement, police departments throughout the Commonwealth rarely use Drug Recognition Experts and Attorney Riccio has been able to secure multiple victories for his clients on these grounds. Attorney Riccio has obtained Not Guilty verdicts after trial on the charges of OUI Drugs (marijuana), 4th Offense and OUI Drugs (suboxone), 2nd Offense.

The charge of operating under the influence carries severe potential penalties, including possible jail time, significant fines, and potential lengthy license suspensions. In addition to an initial license suspension from the MA RMV for a failed breath test or chemical test refusal, a 1st Offense OUI conviction carries the following potential penalties:

  • Up to 2 ½ years jail
  • 1-year license suspension
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Additional court fees

Operating under the influence cases involving subsequent offenses carry stricter penalties from the courts and the RMV, including jail sentences and lengthy driver’s license suspensions. It is important to hire an experienced, aggressive Quincy OUI Attorney to defend against drunk driving charges. Attorney Riccio is an experienced Quincy OUI Lawyer who has successfully defended individuals charged with OUI-Drugs, 4th Offense; OUI-Liquor, 2nd Offense; OUI-Drugs, 2nd Offense, and numerous first offense OUI-Liquor and OUI-Drugs charges.

Below are the potential penalties for subsequent offense OUI convictions in Massachusetts:

2nd Offense OUI:

  • Up to 2 ½ years jail, including 60-day mandatory minimum
  • 2-year license suspension
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Additional court fees
  • Interlock Ignition Device

3rd Offense OUI (felony):

  • Up to 5 years state prison, including 180-day mandatory minimum (150 days must be served)
  • 8-year license suspension
  • Fines up to $15,000
  • Additional court fees
  • Interlock Ignition Device

4th Offense OUI (felony):

  • Up to 5 years state prison, including 2-year mandatory minimum (1 year must be served)
  • 10-year license loss
  • Fines up to $25,000
  • Additional court fees
  • Interlock Ignition Device
Client Reviews
★★★★★
Id refer Anthony to anyone in search of a professional defense. Easy going, reliable, and Confident attorney Riccio is a winner. He is dedicated to his clients and my case. I can assure anyone, he takes pride in what he does which shows in court/trial. JHK
★★★★★
Anthony went above and beyond with my case. Not only did he keep me in the loop with any relevant information regarding my case, but he put me at ease by not treating me like just another client. He is very personable and easy to talk. All in all, he was on top of everything 100% of the time. William
★★★★★
Anthony was very impressive in all areas of dealing with someone in an upsetting legal matter. He was; 1) A pleasure to speak to initially with being very respectful as well as very informative. 2) Efficient in getting needed steps done along the way. 3) Communicating progress and path forward thoroughly. 4) Meeting and walking through a solid plan. 5) Effectively driving home a solid solution ending up with great results. Mark
★★★★★
Right off the bat I could tell Anthony knew his stuff. His experience as being a prosecutor completely gave him the knowledge of the criminal court system from that side. Now as a defense lawyer, you couldn't ask for a smarter guy who knows everything about what the other side is doing. Don't to call him, you won't be disappointed. Former Client