Increasingly, out-of-state residents are learning that their drivers’ licenses cannot be renewed in their home state as a result of a hold from the Massachusetts RMV.  As technology improves, states are becoming more effective at sharing information regarding license suspensions.  As a result, out of state drivers may go years without any problems, only to…

Under Massachusetts Law, it is a crime to operate a motor vehicle without being properly insured.  If the police stop a vehicle in Massachusetts and it does not have insurance, the officer will give the driver a traffic ticket for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.  The uninsured car will also likely be towed. Often times,…

Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Crime Under MA Law Under Massachusetts Law, Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a criminal offense.  Generally speaking, these charges fall into one of the following categories: Leaving the Scene of Property Damage; and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury or Death. The crime of leaving the…

What does it mean if the “crim” box is checked on a traffic ticket in Massachusetts? In Massachusetts, a traffic ticket, known as a Massachusetts Uniform Citation, has 2 boxes on the “description of offense” line. The second box, marked “civil,” is the most commonly checked box. While a civil infraction may go on your…

A criminal pre-trial conference is generally held in order for the Commonwealth to provide discovery to the defendant. In addition, plea negotiations may take place during the pre-trial conference. Generally speaking, a defendant will file a pre-trial conference report with the court on this date. Pre-trial conferences give the parties and the court an opportunity…

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