Massachusetts Traffic Ticket Law Firm
At Caselden Law, our Boston, Massachusetts Traffic Ticket Law Firm understands the far reaching impact of receiving a traffic ticket in Massachusetts. In addition to the dollar amount listed on the ticket itself, a responsible finding for a moving violation will likely result in:
- Points on Driving Record
- Increase in Insurance Premium Payments
- 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. If you’ve received a ticket where the police are making a “criminal application,” it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, as quick action is necessary in order to preserve your right to a hearing prior to arraignment.
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;
- Junior Operator (JOL) Tickets
- Failure to Stop or Yield
- Marked Lanes Violation
- Following Too Closely
- Failure to Remain Right
- 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.
Criminal Traffic Citations
As previously mentioned, it is possible to receive a Massachusetts Citation for a criminal offense. Frequently, the officer or Trooper will check the “crim” box next to the criminal violation on the ticket. Furthermore, the police will also check the “Criminal Violation” box on the citation.
At Caselden Law, we offer fixed fee legal services for both civil and criminal offenses in Massachusetts, including, but not limited to:
- Unlicensed Operation
- Operating After Suspension
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Negligent Operation
- Operating to Endanger
- Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle
- Operating with a Revoked Registration
If you have received a citation for a criminal driving offense, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our firm is available around the clock to speak with you about your situation and provide you with a quote for your case. Contact us to speak with an attorney about your case.
Clerk Magistrate Hearings for Traffic Tickets in Massachusetts
At the Clerk Magistrate Hearing for a civil offense, a police officer will represent the department and present the police’s case to the clerk magistrate. After the officer has presented their case, your attorney will be afforded an opportunity to present your defense and arguments to the clerk magistrate. Following the ruling of the magistrate, you will be given the option of appealing the decision to the Judge.
Should you request a Judge Appeal, the case will be called in court at a subsequent hearing date and the police officer or State Trooper will testify as to what he or she witnessed. 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. Importantly, this process does not apply to tickets for criminal traffic offenses.
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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