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Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

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In Massachusetts, it is very common to see traffic tickets for failing to move left when an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road.
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A junior operator should always appeal a citation in Massachusetts to avoid costly consequences.
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Understanding Your Speeding Ticket

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Speeding tickets typically have a box checked for lidar, clocked, radar or estimated. It is important to know how your speed was calculated in order to fight it.
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| Categories: Traffic, CDL, Speeding, Junior Operator License (JOL) | Tags: | View Count: (174)
Before paying or resolving a traffic citation, it is a great idea to consult with local counsel to determine the impact of a ticket on your driving history.   In the course of my practice this week, I have spoken to two different individuals in the same predicament.  Both were driving through Virginia earlier this year and given a citation for speeding 81/70 mph zone.  Under Virginia Law, speeding is considered CRIMINAL RECKLESS DRIVING if the speed is more than 20 miles over the posted limit...
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How to determine whether you should appeal an out of state traffic ticket.
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| Categories: Traffic, Insurance Surcharge, Speeding | Tags: traffic, insurance, ticket, appeal | View Count: (1)
In Massachusetts, if you have lawful possession of a property, you may seek to prevent someone from trespassing on that property.
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Massachusetts has several ways of obtaining a restraining order or a protective order.
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| Categories: General, Family Law, Criminal Law | Tags: restraining order, protective order, no contact order, 209A, Anti-Harassment | View Count: (172)
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Massachusetts "No Fix" Statute

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M.G.L. 90C Section 2 states in relevant part: "A failure to give a copy of the citation to the violator at the time and place of the violation shall constitute a defense in any court proceeding for such violation, except where the violator could not have been stopped..."
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: speeding, appeal, ticket, no fix statute, citation | View Count: (179)
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Be Careful of License Suspensions

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In Massachusetts, almost all moving violations are characterized as "surchargeable events." With a moving violation, if it is surchargeable, your insurance company has the right to surcharge your insurance. What that amounts to is an increase of approximately 10% of your premium per year for 3 to 6 years.
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| Categories: General, Traffic, Insurance Surcharge, CDL, Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: license suspension, insurance, surcharge, ticket | View Count: (149)
In Massachusetts, several motor vehicle offenses are criminal violations. A failure to respond properly to the ticket or summons may result in the issuance of a warrant.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, OUI/DUI/DWI, Warrant, Misdemeanor, Traffic | Tags: suspended license, negligent operation, warrant, traffic violation, criminal | View Count: (382)
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