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Motor Vehicle Offenses

When a person violates state mandated driving laws, he/she is committing a motor vehicle offense. Most motor vehicle offenses are categorized as infractions or misdemeanors, but that does not mean that these offenses should be taken lightly. All motor vehicle offenses should be regarded as serious due to the legal penalties and consequences that are involved.

In the state of Massachusetts, commonly committed motor vehicle offenses include, but are not limited to: speeding, reckless driving, DWI, DUI, OUI, driving without insurance, operating with a suspended driver’s license, unpaid traffic tickets, unpaid vehicle fines, hit and run, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Motor Vehicle Offense Penalties

In most cases, motor vehicle offenses result in fines or driver’s license penalties. However, in cases involving serious motor vehicle offenses, a conviction can result in far more severe legal consequences, such as: jail time, hefty fines, community service, probation, and driver’s license suspension. Additionally, charges and sentencing can be enhanced if the person has been convicted of prior motor vehicle offenses, if the person caused bodily harm to another person, or if the person caused extensive property damage.

What Should I Do If the Police Ask Me to Go to the Station to Be Interviewed for a Motor Vehicle Crime?

The short answer to this question is “don’t go”. Especially without a lawyer. Chances are pretty good that if the police call you to go to the station “just to talk” they have a very weak case against you. They have certain information that they are not going to share with you. The questions they ask you are, in large part based on that information. They ask questions designed to elicit an answer that is going to get you in trouble. Trust me on this one. If they had a case against you then you would have already been arrested or received a summons.

Won't People Think I Am Guilty If I Don't Talk to the Police?

It doesn’t matter what people think. What matters is that you don’t inculpate yourself. If your case goes to trial the prosecution cannot comment on the fact that you didn’t speak to the police. This would be a violation of your right to remain silent under the Massachusetts and United States Constitutions. If you say nothing, and no one can say that you were driving the car then you are going to be found not guilty of the crime. So, not talking to the cops was your best decision and regardless of what people think, you will not be convicted of the crime.

Boston and Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Offense Attorney

Once you have been charged with a serious motor vehicle offense in Boston, you will need to retain the services of a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney who has a successful track record when it comes to fighting motor vehicle offenses in the state of Massachusetts. When you face such life-altering legal consequences, you cannot risk being without reliable, aggressive legal representation.

At the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C., we are fully prepared to handle your motor vehicle case. As a leading Boston criminal defense law firm, we can provide you with the direction and legal counsel you need to fight your misdemeanor or felony motor vehicle offense. Call our Law Offices today for your initial consultation at 1-617-263-6800 or contact us online.

Case Results » Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • Charges of Malicious Destruction to an Automobile Resolved With Pretrial Probation

    Several months ago our client got into a vicious argument with her boyfriend's former girlfriend. The argument became so nasty that our client threw a beer bottle at the girlfriend's car causing clearly visible damage. The police arrived. Our client admitted to the crime and was charged with malicious destruction to a motor vehicle under G.L. c. 266 section 28. That crime is a felony that has additional consequences. First, these charges cannot be continued without a finding. Second, a conviction of these charges results in a fine of twice the amount of damage sustained. Third, there is a loss of license associated with a conviction on this crime. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get our client pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87. 

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  • Charges of Filing a False Motor Vehicle Insurance Claim and Attempt to Commit a Crime to be Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    Our client is a non-citizen with a PhD in biophysics. The prosecution alleged that in January of 2020 our client and his mother engaged in a scheme to defraud their motor vehicle insurance company. They complained of an accident and personal injuries resulting from the negligence of another driver. Security footage showed otherwise, that there was no accident and that no one was injured. Our client and his mother were charged with making a false insurance claim G.L. c. 266 section 111 and attempt to commit a crime under G.L. c. 274 section 6. We fought successfully to avoid arraignment so that our client's efforts to obtain citizenship would not be in jeopardy. All charges are to be dismissed prior to arraignment. 

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  • Charges of Failure to Stop for a Police Officer Against Pharmacist Dismissed at Arraignment

    In April of this year our client and two other individuals were riding their motorcycles in a posh Boston suburb. Officers observed the individuals violating several motor vehicle laws. They attempted to stop the riders. Two of them took off and avoided apprehension. Our client did not. He was cited for several civil motor vehicle violations as well as a criminal charge, failing to stop for a police officer G.L. c. 90 section 25. We were hired to represent the man. All charges were dismissed earlier today. 

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