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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
  • General Continuance for Medical Doctor Charged With Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle Failing to Identify Herself and Failing to Stop for a Police Officer

    Our client is a medical doctor. A few months ago she was driving near a construction zone that was poorly marked. There was a police detail assigned to the area. As our client was making her way through the designated area a police officer banged on her window in a threatening manner. He claimed that our client refused to identify her, that she refused to stop after he commanded to do so and that she drove away abruptly, nearly causing several accidents. She was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle G.L. c. 90 section 24, refusing to identify herself G.L. c. 90 section 25 and failure to stop for a police officer G.L. c. 90 section 25. The case was generally continued and will be dismissed shortly. 

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  • Charges of Taking and Stealing Motor Vehicle Parts and Possession of Burglarious Tools Against College Student Dismissed

    Our client is a college student. In August of last year he, along with other men his age were observed stealing catalytic converters from several cars in a city north of Boston. The police responded to an eyewitness report of this activity and quickly learned that the defendant was driving the car leaving the crime scene. The police stopped him and located the stolen parts. He was charged with taking and stealing motor vehicle parts G.L. c. 266 section 28 and possession of burglarious tools G.L. c. 266 section 49. Both of these are felonies in Massachusetts. More importantly, any conviction or admission to taking and stealing motor vehicle parts results in a revocation of driving privileges. Attorney Stephen Neyman was able to get these charges dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Property Damage Against Attorney do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is a prominent attorney working for a large nationally renowned law firm. In June of this year it is alleged that she rear ended another automobile and left the scene. A summons for a clerk magistrate hearing was served charging her with leaving the scene after property damage, G.L. c. 90 section 24. Today, we convinced the clerk magistrate not to issue the complaint. 

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