Massachusetts Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle Defense Attorney


At the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Law Firm of Caselden Law, we represent clients facing charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle throughout the Commonwealth. Often times, drivers are unaware that they do not have an active license until they are stopped by the police. As a client of our firm, your unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle attorney will provide you with top quality legal advice in order to achieve the best outcome possible.  We strive to achieve results for our clients while reducing the stress that often accompanies the court process.

Driver’s are cited for operating without a valid license under a wide range of circumstances.  Yet some of the more common situations that lead to an unlicensed operation ticket in Massachusetts include:

  • Driving with International Driver’s License
  • Driving with Out of State License (and residing in Massachusetts)
  • Driving on a Learner’s Permit
  • Driving with a Foreign Driver’s License
  • Moving to Massachusetts without Switching License

What Should I do If I Received a Ticket for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in Massachusetts?

Generally speaking, after operators are pulled over by the police, they are given a ticket, known as a Massachusetts Uniform Citation, listing the criminal offense of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. If you received a ticket listing this offense, it is important to speak with an experienced MA motor vehicle crime defense attorney about your case as soon as possible.

There are instructions on the back of the citation informing the operator of the process for requesting a criminal clerk magistrate’s hearing on an application for a criminal complaint. You only have a few days to act, so it is imperative to take action with an attorney and/or the applicable courthouse. Once you have requested the appeal, the District Court will send you a summons in the mail for the hearing on the application for a criminal complaint. Your attorney should be present with you at this hearing as it is a very important part of the process.

At Caselden Law, our firm handles all clerk magistrate hearings regarding unlicensed operation charges on a flat-fee basis. Contact our office to receive a free of charge case quote.

What Should I do if I Received a Summons in the Mail to Appear for an Arraignment in Massachusetts District Court?

In Massachusetts, drivers may receive a notice, known as a summons, for a clerk magistrate hearing for a violation of the MA unlicensed driver law or may receive notice to appear for an arraignment. If you received a notice for an arraignment date, it is imperative to speak with an unlicensed operation defense attorney as soon as possible about your rights.

At your arraignment, you will be formally charged with the crime of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 10. Generally speaking, the court will enter a plea of not-guilty on your behalf and will address any issues pertaining to bail and custody. As a client of Caselden Law, your attorney will work with the prosecuting assistant district attorneys in order to resolve your case as quickly and effectively as possible. Your lawyer will be by your side throughout the entire process and will fully defend your rights in court.

Our Law Firm works to achieve the best outcome possible in order to preserve your record and minimize the impact that your case has on your life and your livelihood.

Boston Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle Attorney


If you have received a ticket or notice from the court and are facing the charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, contact our firm to speak with an experienced Greater Boston Unlicensed Operation defense attorney about your case.

Our firm handles all unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle cases on a flat-fee basis. Whether you had a driver’s license from another state, country, or an invalid international driver’s license, our firm will develop a well-crafted legal defense strategy that is specifically tailored to the circumstanced of your case.

Contact us today for a free and confidential case quote. We handle all unlicensed operation cases on a flat-fee basis.


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