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Dedham / Westwood DUI / DWI / OUI Attorney

Regardless of the type of terminology that is used to refer to drunk driving cases, these are very serious matters that must be treated accordingly when you are facing charges. If you have been arrested and accused of drunk driving, it is essential that you enlist the assistance of a qualified attorney. At the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel, we have the experience you need in order to effectively fight the drunk driving charges you are facing. Having handled numerous DUI/DWI/OUI cases since the establishment of our firm, we possess the skill and knowledge needed to explain to you all the various aspects of your drunk driving case and other criminal matters.

Questions about OUI, DWI or DUI? Contact a drunk driving defense lawyer at the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel in Dedham/Westwood.

Drunk Driving Terminology

OUI, DWI and DUI: these are all terms that are commonly used in relation to drunk driving. They all stand for something different and the meanings are open to interpretation by the individuals using the terms:

  • OUI — Meaning “operating under the influence,” OUI is often used when an individual is operating some type of motor vehicle or machine under the influence of a drug, alcohol or any other intoxicant.
  • DUI — Meaning “driving under the influence,” DUI relates to cases that involve alcohol and other substances that may result in an altered consciousness and affected driving skills.
  • DWI — Meaning “driving while intoxicated,” DWI is a common term used to differentiate when an individual is legally intoxicated, when his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit of .08 percent.

Though the terminology for drunk driving cases in Massachusetts is OUI, our legal system does not differentiate between the terms OUI, DUI and DWI. All may be used to refer to your situation, charges or case. It is important to know that there is no difference and the penalties for each type of drunk driving offense are the same regardless of the term that is used.

Contact A Stoughton Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

Let the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel help you understand your rights and options after being arrested for or charged with OUI/DUI/DWI. Contact our firm in Dedham/Westwood, Massachusetts, at 781-708-4137. For additional information, please see our drunk driving FAQ.