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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
  • Conditions of Probation Pursuant to Continuance Without a Finding Modified to Permit Client to Perform Community Service at a Non-Profit Establishment

    Our client was given a continuance without a finding on a highly publicized "road rage" incident. A condition of her probation was to perform community service. The probation department insisted that this be done through the probation department requiring our client to report to the courthouse on weekend mornings, board a bus and perform community service as directed by the probation department. This presented a tremendous hardship to our client. Consequently, we prevailed upon the district attorney's office, the probation department and the judge to modify the conditions of probation to permit performing community service at a non-profit establishment more convenient to our client. 

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  • Charges of Operating With a Suspended Registration Dismissed on Day of Arraignment

    Several days ago the defendant was driving in a southeastern Massachusetts town. A routine plate inquiry revealed that the registration had been suspended for an expired registration sticker. A summons charging a violation of G.L. c. 90 section 23 was sent to the defendant's home however he never received it. Consequently, he was in default and a warrant for his arrest had issued. He was taken into custody and released on his promise to appear in the court that issued the summons. At that time our office was hired to represent the man. We succeeded in getting all charges dismissed on the day of arraignment.

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  • Pre Arraignment Diversion for Man Charged With Failing to Stop for Police Officer and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

    On October 24, 2018 the defendant was driving on a suspended license. He drove alongside a state police cruiser nearly hitting the cruiser. The officer signaled for the defendant to pull over. He did not. Instead, he fled the area at a high rate of speed evading apprehension. The officer queried the vehicle that came back to the defendant. A registry of motor vehicles search revealed a photo of the operator. The officer confirmed that this was the person driving the car. The defendant was summonsed for arraignment on charges of failure to stop for a police officer G.L. c. 90 Section 25 and negligent operation of a motor vehicle G.L. c. 90 Section 24. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, the defendant was not arraigned. His case was diverted pre-arraignment under G.L. c. 276A. After taking a safe driver class and a letter of apology to the state trooper the matter will be officially dismissed prior to arraignment.

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