In Massachusetts, motor vehicles are required to be insured with a minimum amount of coverage as defined by state law. It is a crime to either operate, or allow someone else to operate your vehicle on a public way if it is not properly insured. Typically, someone who is charged with operating an uninsured vehicle is not even aware that their insurance had lapsed. Unfortunately, this is not an appropriate defense to the charge but may be a mitigating factor in resolving the case, especially if you are able to resolve the issue with your insurance company provide proof of insurance shortly after the charge.
Penalties for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle in Massachusetts
If you are convicted on operating an uninsured vehicle, it can result in a penalty of up to one year in jail, a minimum fine of $500 but up to $5000, as well as a minimum 60 day but up to one year license suspension. The outcome of each specific case largely depends on your criminal record, driving history, the specific facts surrounding your charge, and whether or not you have since obtained proper insurance. If you have been charged with operating an uninsured automobile, it is important that you call an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.
Can a Lawyer Help me with an Uninsured Motor Vehicle Charge?
An experienced criminal attorney can help if you have been charged with driving an uninsured motor vehicle. An attorney can explain the criminal process, negotiate with the District Attorney and help you get the possible result for your case. Often times an experienced defense attorney can even convince the district attorney to dismiss the case. An attorney may even be able to keep the charges off of your criminal record.
Recent Uninsured Motor Vehicle Cases
Quincy District Court
Client had been driving for a month with no insurance. When police pulled her over she was handed a citation and summons to court. Attorney Donovan negotiated with the district attorney to dismiss the charges. Stoughton District Court Client had let his insurance lapse and was stopped by the police. Client admitted to police he knew he did not have insurance. Attorney Donovan convinced the District Attorney to dismiss the case.
Massachusetts Uninsured Attorney
Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Patrick Donovan is a former Assistant District Attorney who has helped many people with uninsured driving cases. Many times Attorney Donovan has been able to convinced the district attorney to dismiss the case with little or no court cost. Attorney Donovan has experience in over fifty courts in Massachusetts. Call today for a free no obligation consultation.
Massachusetts Uninsured Motor Vehicle Lawyer
Call the Law Office of Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at 617 479-1800
The Law Office of Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston,, Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Rockland, Amherst, Dedham, Norwood, Cambridge, Somerville, Westwood, Needham, Wellesley, Stoughton, Brockton, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Revere, All of Cape Cod. Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover