Massachusetts Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle Defense Attorney
Under Massachusetts General Law Ch. 90 Sec. 34J , the police may charge a driver with a criminal offense for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. If you are stopped by the police and your car or truck is not properly insured or registered, the police may charge you with a crime and tow your vehicle. In addition, being charged with operating an unregistered or uninsured motor vehicle may cause you to have your driver’s license suspended or revoked. If you have been charged with a motor vehicle crime in Massachusetts, it is often in your best interests to contact an experienced Boston criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.
While you may have been aware that your vehicle was unregistered or uninsured, many drivers are not aware that they have an unregistered or uninsured motor vehicle. Often times, individuals will have this issue arise as a result of:
- Insurance lapse from missed payments or other reasons;
- Misfiled paperwork;
- Change in Insurance Company;
- or some other reason pertaining to your motor vehicle.
Many individuals are shocked when they suddenly find themselves facing criminal charges in front of a judge after being pulled over by the police. In addition to facing a criminal charge, an individual usually must also deal with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to correct the situation.
Clerk Magistrate Hearing on an Application for a Criminal Complaint for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
If the police officer or Trooper gave you a ticket listing the offense of operating an uninsured motor vehicle, it is important to act quickly as there is a small time-frame in which a person must send in their ticket in order to request a clerk magistrate hearing. If you received a ticket and have not acted within the time-limits, contact our firm immediately as we may be able to resolve the situation in order to preserve your rights.
After reading the instructions on the back of the Massachusetts Uniform Citation and sending the ticket to the applicable courthouse, you will receive a notice for a Clerk Magistrate Hearing on an Application for a Criminal Complaint. If you received a letter from the district court regarding a clerk magistrate hearing, contact Caselden Law to speak with a clerk magistrate defense attorney about your case. We will provide you with a flat-fee quote and will fully explain the process and representation.
Arraignment for Uninsured Motor Vehicle in Massachusetts
Since the offense of operating an uninsured vehicle is a criminal charge, driver’s may often receive a letter from the applicable Massachusetts District Court, known as a summons, notifying the driver of an arraignment date. At an arraignment, the court will notify the operator of the charges and will enter a plea of not guilty.
If there is a question of bail, the district attorney will address that matter with the judge. If the case cannot be resolved at this event, the matter will be set up for a pre-trial hearing date. If you have an upcoming arraignment or pre-trial hearing, contact our firm to speak with a Massachusetts lawyer about your case and receive a free of charge case quote.
Massachusetts Uninsured Operation of a Motor Vehicle Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with operating an unregistered or uninsured motor vehicle in Massachusetts, contact our office to speak with a dedicated Cambridge, Massachusetts criminal defense attorney about your situation.
As a client of Caselden Law, your Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer will develop a well-crafted legal argument to present to the Clerk Magistrate at the initial hearing regarding the Application for a Criminal Complaint. Should the court summons you for an arraignment, your Boston Defense Lawyer from Caselden Law may be available to represent you in court on short notice if necessary. In addition, we will reach out the the prosecuting Assistant District Attorney assigned to your case in order to explore the possibility of resolving the case short of going to trial.
Our firm provides top-quality legal representation and works diligently to ensure that no legal avenue remains unexplored. We gather and carefully review every piece of evidence being offered by the prosecution and work with our clients to develop the most effective trial strategy possible.
At our firm, we understand that facing a charge of operating an unregistered or uninsured motor vehicle in Massachusetts can be a very stressful and confusing situation. We will work tirelessly on your case and will be by your side throughout the entire criminal process. Our firm prides itself on maintaining close communication with our clients and will keep you updated on your case from start to finish.
Please contact our office to receive a free of charge case quote. You may call our firm directly to speak with us or you may Contact Us Online.