MASSACHUSETTS NEGLIGENT OPERATION ATTORNEY
Negligent operation can be weaving, excessive speeding or in some other way is illegal in Massachusetts. Negligent operation is a violation of Massachusetts General Law chapter 90 section 24. It is a very broad definition; all the police officer needs to arrest you is the belief that you put the lives and safety of the public in danger. You can be charged with negligent operation even if there has not been an accident. If a police officer believes that you operating negligent he may arrest you, have your car towed and make you post bail and go to court.
WHAT IS NEGLIGENT OPERATION IN MASSACHUSETTS?
In order to be convicted of negligent operation the Assistant District Attorney must prove the following two elements. First that someone drove on a public way or in a place to which the public has a right of access. Second that they did so negligently, so that the lives or safety of the public might be endangered.
WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR NEGLIGENT OPERATION IN MASSACHUSETTS?
The penalty for negligent operation house of Correction (JAIL) for not less than 2 weeks or not more than 2 years; or a fine of not less than $20, not more than $200,plus a $250 Head Injury Treatment Services Trust Fund surcharge; or both imprisonment and fine. If this is a subsequent offense it may not be filed or continued without a finding except upon motion and judge’s certificate that such is in the interests of justice. In addition the RMV may and shall unless judge recommends otherwise revoke the person’s driver’s license for 60 days or, for subsequent offenses within 3 years, for 1 year, subject to reinstatement after investigation. RMV may revoke registration if defendant is owner or has exclusive control of vehicle. If the person is convicted of negligent operation the person will be asses a major violation and it will be 5 point on their insurance.
ARE THERE DEFENSES TO NEGLIGENT OPERATION?
There are many defenses to negligent operation charges in Massachusetts. Also, the harsh consequences of jail and license loss can be avoided if there is no conviction. An experienced attorney can help you with your negligent operation criminal charge.
MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Attorney Patrick T. Donovan has represented many clients who have been charged with motor vehicle crimes including negligent operation in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to aggressively pursuing 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.
Contact Attorney Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at (617)479-1800
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. Quincy Criminal Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations.
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