Traffic Offenses

Motor Vehicle Crimes

Motor vehicle crimes cover a wide array of illegal acts committed with a car, truck, or motorcycle. An accused convicted of a motor vehicle crime faces many consequences, including possible incarceration, loss or suspension of a license, and insurance penalties.

Motor vehicle offenses range in type and their associated penalties often hinge on whether you have previous offenses and whether or not they are classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or minor traffic violations. Please see our OUI practice page for an example and more information on how the number of offenses and criminal categorization can determine whether or not you will face losing your license and/or jail time and other penalties.

Our Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Have Enjoyed Decades Of Success

The Boston motor vehicle crime attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have decades of successful experience defending those convicted of motor vehicle offenses. Our lawyers know that each offense is unique and a thorough investigation of your case is necessary to advance the best defense possible. We will sit down with you to completely understand your case and develop the best strategy possible to minimize your consequences. We also frequently interact and negotiate with prosecutors, judges, court officials, the RMV, and others on your behalf. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge and Quincy and practice throughout Massachusetts and Southern New England. Call us today for a free consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers at 617-225-2100.

Motor vehicle crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Larceny of a motor vehicle (car theft)
  • Operating Under the Influence (OUI)
  • Operating with a suspended or revoked driver's license
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Carjacking
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Operating an uninsured vehicle
  • Various traffic violations
  • Operating negligently so as to endanger (excessive speeding, reckless driving, etc.)
Know The Penalties You Are Facing

The penalties for any of the above motor vehicle crimes will depend on whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor. If your license is suspended or revoked, the Boston criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. will work with the prosecutor, court, and other officials to develop a plan to help you get it back.

Felony Vs. Misdemeanor Motor Vehicle Crimes

There are numerous felony motor vehicle crimes, including but not limited to felony OUI, carjacking, receiving a stolen vehicle, and others. The penalties for felony motor vehicle crimes can be severe and can include loss of license, jail time, and heavy fines. Generally speaking, misdemeanor motor vehicle crimes are punished less severely, but an offender can still face incarceration and suspension or loss of license. Often, this hinges on the number of offenses a person has and the surrounding circumstances of the crime.

Minor Traffic Violations

Minor traffic violations include speeding and marked lane offenses. These generally involve a fine and blemishes on your driving record, which may result in higher insurance costs. In some cases, where there exists a more extensive history of offenses, a driver's license may be suspended. If you choose not to pay a ticket given, you will face a clerk's hearing. We have successfully defended many at clerk's hearings, often getting their citations dismissed or greatly reduced.

The Boston criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have successfully defended every type of motor vehicle offense over the years, helping our clients avoid incarceration, losing their license, or paying stiff fines. We have defended clients in every courtroom in Massachusetts and have offices in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy. Call us today for a free assessment of your case at 617-225-2100. You can also use our safe and fast contact form.

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