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.
Wood & Gresham, P.C., has years of experience defending those convicted of motor vehicle offenses and crimes. Our criminal defense 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.
Contact our Franklin motor vehicle crimes attorneys at Wood & Gresham, P.C., for a free consultation.
Motor vehicle crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Larceny of a motor vehicle (car theft): Since a motor vehicle is often worth thousands of dollars, theft of one is considered major theft; in some jurisdictions, it is referred to as "grand larceny."
- Operating under the influence (OUI): "Operating Under the Influence" is a term that refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Operating with a suspended or revoked driver's license: Whether it is a suspended or revoked driver's license, in both cases, the driver's license is invalid and you may be charged.
- Vehicular homicide: In Massachusetts, there are various types of vehicular homicide, depending upon whether there were drugs or alcohol involved, whether the operator of the vehicle operated that vehicle negligently or recklessly.
- Carjacking: In Massachusetts, carjacking occurs when the perpetrator puts a person in fear for the purpose of stealing that person's vehicle, whether or not a weapon was involved.
- Leaving the scene of an accident: "Leaving the scene of an accident" is commonly referred to as a "hit and run."
- Operating an uninsured vehicle: "Operating an uninsured vehicle" means that you are driving a motor vehicle that does not carry vehicle insurance.
- Various traffic violations: To make sure you clearly understand the violations you have been charged with, it is wise to consult with an attorney experienced in motor vehicle crimes.
- Operating negligently so as to endanger (excessive speeding, reckless driving, etc.): Sometimes this results in vehicular homicide.
The penalties that you will be facing for any of the above motor vehicle crimes will also depend upon whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor.
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