Fighting Motor Vehicle Offenses in Massachusetts

   Serving Greater Boston, Essex, Middlesex, & Suffolk Counties

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.

Mark C. Thomas Law is 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. We understand how valuable your driver's license is.

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. Some of the more serious offenses include:

  • Motor Vehicle Homicide
  • Operating After Suspension or Revocation of License
  • Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  • Operating Negligently So As To Endanger
  • Operating Without Being Licensed
  • Operating Recklessly
  • Road Racing
  • Use of a Vehicle Without Authority
  • Failure to Obey a Police Officer
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Attaching Wrong Plates 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 loss of one's driver's license. However, in cases involving serious motor vehicle offenses, a conviction can result in jail time, costly fines, 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.