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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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| Categories: Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: | View Count: (184)
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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: (183)
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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: (150)
A common question that arises with Massachusetts tickets is whether it is too late to fight the ticket.  Here is a breakdown of when you still have an opportunity to do so, and when it is too late.
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| Categories: Traffic, CDL, Speeding, Suspensions, Junior Operator License (JOL) | Tags: ticket, speeding, traffic, appeal | View Count: (1)
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Suspension for Immediate Threat

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The Registry of Motor Vehicles has discretion to suspend your license as an immediate threat if it is deemed you are a danger on the road. An attorney can help you navigate the process of reinstating your license with an immediate threat suspension.
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| Categories: Suspensions | Tags: Suspensions, Immediate Threat, RMV | View Count: (279)
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A Warrant? Am I Going To Jail?

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If you do not attend a criminal proceeding, Massachusetts Courts will issue a warrant for your arrest.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, Warrant, Traffic, Suspensions | Tags: | View Count: (135)
In Massachusetts, the state and local police are out in full force during the summer months handing out speeding tickets and other traffic violations.
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: traffic ticket, speeding ticket, suspension | View Count: (166)
If you receive a speeding ticket before you turn 18 in MA and are found responsible on that ticket you will face a mandatory suspension, a $500 reinstatement fee, have to undergo a driver retraining class, and have to retake your license exam.
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| Categories: Traffic, Junior Operator License (JOL), Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: JOL, junior operator license, ticket, speeding | View Count: (339)
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