It is illegal to drive in Massachusetts with a suspended license. Drivers license can be suspended from many different reasons including failure to pay child support, failing to appear for court, failure to pay a ticket, speeding, failure to pay fines and fees even failure to pay taxes. If somebody is stopped with a suspended license driver’s license in Massachusetts their car maybe be towed, their license plates taken off their car and sent to the registry and they maybe arrested on the spot. Often in license suspension cases Attorney Donovan is able to negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney to get the charges dismissed.
Operating After License Suspended
The District Attorney needs to prove three elements in order to get a conviction for operating after license suspended.
- That person did operate or drive a motor vehicle after his or her license or right to operate a motor vehicle without a license had been suspended or revoked, or
- after notice of such suspension or revocation had been issued by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and received by the defendant or by his or her agent or employer,
- and prior to the restoration of such license or right to operate or the issuance to him or her of a new license to operate, in violation of M.G.L. c.90, §23.
The penalty for driving with a suspended license in Massachusetts is imprisonment for not more than 10 days or a fine of not less than $50, not more than $100 or both and RMV shall suspend or revoke license for an additional 60 days. The penalty for a subsequent offense is imprisonment not less than 60 days, not more than 1 year and RMV shall suspend or revoke license for an additional 60 days.
BEST MASSACHUSETTS LICENSE ATTORNEY
Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is dedicated to providing the best criminal defense to people charged with operating with a suspended license. Attorney Donovan has represented many clients who have been charged with motor vehicle crimes in Boston, Quincy and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan has been able to negotiate with prosecutors and often times has been able to get operating after suspension cases dismissed.
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to getting the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients.As a former prosecutor, Attorney Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to obtain a criminal conviction. Attorney Donovan uses his prior knowledge as an Assistant District Attorney to his clients’ advantage by challenging evidence submitted by state lawyers, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest case possible for every single one of his clients.
Massachusetts Criminal Attorney
Attorney Donovan offers free consultations. His office is conveniently located in Quincy close to route 93. Attorney Donovan also offers shuttle service to and from home. Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Please call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations. .