Motor Vehicle Defense
Accused of Motor Vehicle Crimes in Massachusetts? Don’t Face Them Alone. Our Lawyers Can Help
Imagine it: a revoked driver’s license. Community service. Higher insurance premiums. A heavy fine. And maybe jail time. This is what you face if convicted of a motor vehicle offense in Massachusetts. Just a single breath into the breathalyzer, and your future is potentially in jeopardy. A motor vehicle offense can impact your ability to earn a living and provide for your family.
At the Law Offices of Darren T. Griffis, we encourage motorists to fight motor vehicle offense charges. You shouldn’t roll over and accept your fate. No way! A charge that could potentially affect your freedom, livelihood, and family shouldn’t be left to chance. Before talking to the police or investigators, contact Massachusetts criminal defense attorney Darren T. Griffis immediately. We have many years of experience defending clients accused of motor vehicle violations, including those with licenses from other states.
Which Areas Do We Serve?
We serve Worcester, Grafton, Milford, Dudley, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, and other surrounding areas. Attorney Griffis is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you’re arrested for any motor vehicle offense in any of these areas, contact our aggressive Worcester motor vehicle offenses lawyer. As a leading criminal defense law firm in Worcester, we will thoroughly analyze your case and offer you sound legal advice to fight your felony or misdemeanor motor vehicle offense.
Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Violations
What Are Some Typical Vehicular Crimes in Massachusetts?
Our Worcester motor vehicle violations lawyer represents motorists charged with:
- Attaching the wrong plates to a car
- Operating negligently
- Using a vehicle without authority
- Homicide by a motor vehicle
- Operating recklessly
- Refusal to obey or stop for a traffic officer
- Making a false statement when submitting a license application
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/OUI)
- Operating an uninsured car
- Operating a motor vehicle after license suspension
You need to understand how a conviction will affect you before deciding how to resolve an MV offense. Remember, driving is a privilege, not a right, which the Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) will remind you of at the first opportunity. Even if you are charged with a relatively minor offense, if you plead guilty without knowing the penalties and impact on your license, it can trigger a significant restriction on your ability to drive.
If you face a motor vehicle charge, you should think twice about representing yourself. If you make a single wrong decision without knowing all the legal consequences, you may lose your license and have to pay a hefty reinstatement fee. Have you been arrested or ticketed for a traffic violation? Call us immediately for a free phone consultation.
Impact of a Motor Vehicle Crime
What are the Penalties I’m Likely to Face?
There are civil Massachusetts motor vehicle offenses and criminal Massachusetts motor vehicle offenses. While a civil motor vehicle infraction and accident will impact you financially if you are more than 50 percent at fault and could affect your right to drive, a criminal motor vehicle offense is more serious. A criminal motor vehicle offense may lead to immediate arrest, your license being suspended as an “immediate threat,” your car being towed away, and potentially being taken to jail as you wait to go to court.
A conviction for a motor vehicle crime can lead to jail time or being put on probation. Being convicted of these charges could lead to an automatic license suspension:
- Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
- Leaving an accident scene
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle
- Vehicular homicide
A DUI charge, operating after suspension, reckless driving, and negligent driving could also lead to a license suspension (ranging between 30 days to a lifetime suspension). The court will notify the RMV to take immediate action. Unfortunately, the RMV will also count the number of offenses committed outside Massachusetts if you are a Massachusetts license holder or resident and could impose even more Draconian penalties.
Powerhouse Defense in Worcester Against Motor Vehicle Offenses
If you want to keep your license, you have to avoid a conviction. Keep your license, stay out of jail and talk to Massachusetts traffic violations lawyer Darren T. Griffis. He will use his criminal defense experience to fight for you.
Call us today, and let us protect you and your driving privileges!