Motor Vehicle Offenses

Driving is a privilege, not a right, and because we must abide by laws to be able to drive, many individuals end up losing their license due to motor vehicle offenses. It is important that every adhere to the rules of the road to promote safety on the highways. When a person violates state-mandated driving laws, they are then subject to a motor vehicle offense. At the Law Office of Amanda Dowgiert, we can help you fight any charge involving a motor vehicle offense. Such offenses should not be taken lightly, even though the charge is considered an infraction or misdemeanor. The legal penalties and consequences associated can lead to major changes in the life of the accused.

In Massachusetts, there are common offenses that fit into the motor vehicle category. Such instances can include speeding, reckless driving, OUI, DUI, DWI, driving without insurance, unpaid traffic tickets, operating with a suspended license and more. If you are found to be in violation of the law, you will be charged and have to spend time in court.

This is where the criminal defense attorneys come in. Our office has experience in dealing with motor vehicle offenses and can help you build a solid defense for your case. Every incident is different and will be tried based on varying factors.  It is important to have representation that will consider all your options as you face the prosecution.

Common Penalties

When it comes to motor vehicle offenses, in most cases, the incident results in a fine or penalty to the driver’s license. However, in other cases, the penalties will be much more severe. In a serious offense, the individual may face jail time, large fines, probation, community service and the suspension of the driver’s license.

If the individual has been charged with a motor vehicle offense in the past, then they may face enhanced charges or sentencing. Such offenses can include when another person is injured or if the driver caused extensive property damage.

When you are charged with a motor vehicle offense, it is important to fully understand the charges. With a criminal defense attorney present, you will be able to know your rights and ensure your personal rights are not violated. Depending on the incident, you may be arrested immediately and the vehicle towed away. Your license may be immediately revoked and you may be taken to jail until you are seen in court.

Whatever the case may be, contact our office as soon as possible. With our help, we can ensure that your case is solid and your rights protected. It is recommended that you do not speak to anyone without an attorney present. You have the right to an attorney and our office wants to help you with any motor vehicle offense case.

When you or someone you love is charged with a motor vehicle offense, contact our law office. Our experienced attorneys are ready to fight for you. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation so we can begin reviewing your case.