At Caselden Law, our Boston Traffic Ticket Law Firm understands the far reaching impact of receiving a traffic ticket in Massachusetts. In addition to the amount listed on the ticket itself, a responsible finding for a moving violation will result in:
- Points on Driving Record;
- Increase in Insurance Premium Payments;, and
- Potential Driver’s License Suspension (Depending on Driving Record).
As a client of our firm, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.
In Massachusetts, there are numerous moving violations and other infractions that may impact your insurance payments and driving record. In addition to a civil motor vehicle infractions (CMVI), the police may also charge you with a criminal motor vehicle offense depending on the circumstances.
Fighting a Traffic Ticket in Massachusetts
There are a wide range of driving violations in Massachusetts. Some of the more common civil offenses include:
- Speeding in a Construction Zone;
- Negligent Operation;
- Failure to Stop or Yield;
- Marked Lanes Violation;
- Following Too Closely;
- Failure to Remain Right; and
- CDL Driver Tickets.
Whether you have been cited for speeding or any other civil infraction, you have a right to appeal the traffic ticket to the applicable district court. You must request an appeal by following the instructions on the back of the citation. After you request your Massachusetts Traffic Ticket Appeal, you will receive a notice in the mail instructing you to appear for a CMVI Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing.
Clerk Magistrate Hearings for Traffic Tickets in Massachusetts
At the Clerk Magistrate Hearing, a police officer will represent the department and present the police’s case to the clerk magistrate. After the officer has presented their case, you or your attorney will be afforded an opportunity to present your defense to the clerk magistrate. At the conclusion of the hearing, the clerk magistrate will find you either responsible or not-responsible for the traffic ticket. If the clerk magistrate does not rule in your favor, you may then appeal the decision and go before a judge at a Judge Appeal.
Should you request a Judge Appeal, the officer or Trooper who issued the citation must be present. The case will be called in court and the police officer will testify as to what he or she witnessed which lead to the issuance of the citation. After the officer has concluded his or her presentation, you or your attorney will have the opportunity to cross-examine the police officer about his or her testimony. Next, you or your traffic ticket attorney will present your defense to the judge, who will then make a ruling on the traffic ticket.
Boston Traffic Ticket Law Firm
At the Boston Traffic Ticket Law Firm of Caselden Law, we understand the serious consequences of receiving a traffic ticket in Massachusetts. Often times, our clients face issues with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) regarding driver’s license suspensions. Furthermore, many employers have strict policies regarding traffic tickets which may result in termination.
If you have received a traffic ticket, contact our firm to speak with an experienced Boston Traffic Ticket Attorney. All initial consultations are free of charge. We are available to speak with you regarding your Massachusetts Traffic Ticket 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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