26 West Main Street
Dudley, MA 01571
Phone: 508-461-6241
Fax: 508-461-6243
Warrants preventing license renewal?
If you can’t renew your driver’s license due to old Massachusetts warrants or other unresolved Massachusetts legal issues, please call me. I can help.
Just been arrested for OUI?
Massachusetts has one of the harshest OUI laws in the USA.
Are you under the influence?
Blood alcohol calculator
Check out the drink wheel. Massachusetts presumes that you are impaired if your blood alcohol level (BAC) is a .08 or above. The drink wheel was developed by Intoximeters, Inc. to demonstrate the affect of drinking on BAC. The drink wheel is for educational purposes only. Do not rely on it when making a decision to operate a motor vehicle. As always, the best advice is to not drink and drive.

The Law Office of Karen A. Michalson – OUI and Criminal Defense

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My practice is devoted exclusively to defending adults charged with criminal offenses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I handle district court matters in the following areas:

  • OUI (alcohol or drugs) Please see OUI FAQ.

Other criminal matters (please see General Criminal Matters FAQ), including:

  • Affray
  • Assault and battery
  • Breaking & entering
  • Criminal harassment
  • Destruction of property
  • Disorderly conduct / Disturbing the peace
  • Drug offenses (possession, distribution, sale of drug paraphernalia, school zone violations)
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Forgery
  • Intimidating a witness
  • Larceny and all larceny-related offenses, including:
    • Credit card fraud
    • Identity fraud
    • Receiving stolen property
    • Shoplifting
  • Making harassing telephone calls
  • Motor vehicle offenses, including:
    • Attaching wrong plates to conceal identity
    • False statement in license application
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Operating after suspension or revocation of license
    • Operating an uninsured motor vehicle
    • Operating an unregistered motor vehicle
    • Operating negligently so as to endanger
    • Operating recklessly
    • Operating without being licensed
    • Refusal to obey police officer (failure to stop for police, refusal to identify self for police while operating a motor vehicle)
    • Road racing
    • Use of motor vehicle without authority
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Possession of burglarious tools
  • Probation violations
  • Resisting arrest
  • Restraining order violations
  • Stalking
  • Threat to commit a crime
  • Trespass
  • Uttering (passing a bad check)
  • Warrant removals