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
  • Woburn District Court: Charges of Operating Uninsured and Unregistered Vehicle Against Medical Student Dismissed Prior to Arraignment

    In late November, 2017 the defendant was stopped at a light. A Massachusetts State Trooper made a routine query of the license plates and learned that the vehicle was not insured, nor was it registered. The driver was given a summons for a clerk magistrate hearing charging violations of G.L. c. 90 Section 34 and G.L. c. 90 Section 23. The defendant missed the hearing and a criminal complaint issued. The defendant then hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent her. Attorney Neyman advanced the case and succeeded in getting all charged dismissed prior to arraignment.

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  • Woburn District Court: Criminal Motor Vehicle Violations Against Doctor Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    The defendant is a radiologist working at a prestigious hospital in the greater Boston area. On October 28, 2017 a Burlington, Massachusetts police officer on routine patrol observed a car being operated with an expired registration sticker. The vehicle was stopped and the officer quickly learned that the operator had no insurance, was driving an unregistered car and had failed to notify the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles of an address change. She was charged with violating G.L. c. 90 Section 23 and G.L. c. 90 Section 26A. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant at a clerk magistrate hearing. Today, after the hearing, no complaint was issued.

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  • Charlestown District Court: Charges of Attaching Wrong Plates and No Inspection Sticker Do Not Issue After Clerk's Hearing

    The defendants in this case swapped cars without going through appropriate channels. In doing so, one of the defendants took plates from his previous car and put it on his new car. He also failed to have an inspection sticker on his car. On December 26, 2016 one of the defendants was pulled over for not having the inspection sticker. During the stop the officer learned of the plate violation. The defendant was issued a citation for violating G.L. c. 90 Section 23, plate violation and G.L. c. 90 Section 20, no inspection sticker. He applied for a clerk magistrate hearing. Today, our office was able to get the charges dropped. No complaint issued.

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