Handling Misdemeanor And Felony Motor Vehicle Offenses
Massachusetts has very strict laws and regulations governing the safe operation of a motor vehicle. When a person violates these laws, he/she is committing a motor vehicle offense. Most motor vehicle offenses are categorized as infractions or misdemeanors, but these offenses should never be taken lightly because of the potential for devastating legal consequences.
I am criminal defense attorney Nicole Colby Longton and I am an aggressive advocate for clients who have been charged with a wide range of motor vehicle offenses. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, I can help you understand your rights and the possible penalties you may be facing.
Contact my Worcester office today and schedule a free consultation to learn more about how I handle motor vehicle crimes.
Types Of Motor Vehicle Offenses
In the state of Massachusetts, commonly committed motor vehicle offenses include, but are not limited to:
- Motor vehicle homicide (vehicular homicide)
- Operating negligently so as to endanger
- Operating recklessly
- Street racing
- Use of a vehicle without authority
- Leaving the scene of an accident (including one involving personal injury)
- Operating after suspension or revocation of driver’s license
- Operating after suspension or revocation of driver’s license for OUI (enhanced penalties)
- Operating an uninsured motor vehicle
- Operating without being licensed
- Attaching the wrong license plates in order to conceal identity
- Making a false statement in a license application
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, including: jail time, probation, hefty fines, community service, and loss of a driver’s license. 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.
Once you have been charged with a serious motor vehicle offense in Massachusetts, 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. When you face such life-altering legal consequences, you cannot risk being without reliable, aggressive legal representation.
Contact A Worcester, Dudley, and East Brookfield Motor Vehicle Offense Lawyer
I have successfully handled countless motor vehicle cases. I can zealously advocate on your behalf and fight your misdemeanor or felony motor vehicle offense. Contact my Worcester office today for your initial consultation by calling 508-793-2000.