Motor Vehicle Criminal Defense Attorney in Quincy
Pulled Over or Arrested? Call (781) 808-3346 for a Free Consultation.
Numerous situations can result in criminal charges after a traffic violation: OUI or DUI (operating or driving under the influence); reckless and negligent operation; hit and run or leaving the scene; and operating a vehicle on a revoked or suspended license are just a few. Jail or prison time is a possibility in all of these cases, which is why it is essential to consult a lawyer. Our experienced Quincy criminal defense attorney understands the ins and outs of traffic offenses and offers personalized insights and advocacy. We will apply our wealth of knowledge to your unique situation, helping you make the right choices about your case.
Call Flanagan & Associates today at (781) 808-3346 to schedule your free initial case consultation.
The Consequences of a Criminal Driving Conviction
In Massachusetts, the consequences of a traffic-related criminal conviction can be serious, and the laws concerning traffic-related crimes are complex. Flanagan & Associates has helped numerous clients through all stages of the criminal process, from arraignments to motions to trials. We are committed to assisting clients throughout Quincy, Weymouth, Hingham, Plymouth, Brockton, and the surrounding communities. In all circumstances, our goal is to minimize the effects a traffic charge has on a client’s life.
The consequences of a conviction for a motor vehicle crime can include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of driving privileges
- Points on your driver’s license under the Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP)
- Increased insurance rates
- A criminal record
- Jail time
- Fines and fees
Operating Under the Influence (OUI) & Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
If you are over 21 and are pulled over and found to have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08%, or a BAC of .02%, for minors under the age of 21, you will be charged with an OUI or DUI. This is most often charged as a misdemeanor but can be a felony if this is your third or subsequent offense or if a person was injured or another’s property was damaged.
The arresting officer will determine your BAC using a breathalyzer test, which can be inaccurate due to a variety of factors. They may also conduct a field sobriety test, which can be influenced by your nerves, an officer’s bias, and more. Our Quincy DUI lawyer will explore the validity of these tests and work to get the results thrown out for your case, if possible. We will also work to build a strong defense on your behalf, ensuring you have the legal advocacy you need.
Reckless & Negligent Operation
Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 24, reckless and negligent driving includes driving that endangers others or their property. This includes racing, hit and run accidents, and driving with a fake license. A criminal charge depends on the circumstances. For example, speeding is not necessarily considered reckless, but driving exceptionally fast near a school or in a residential area could be considered reckless, as it endangers the lives of others.
Other Criminal Traffic Offenses
Numerous traffic crimes are classified as misdemeanor and/or felony offenses. Most carry license suspensions and high-risk insurance requirements.
Our firm handles criminal traffic offenses involving:
- OUI, DUI, and underage OUI/DUI
- Reckless and negligent driving
- Hit and run offenses
- Eluding or evading a police officer
- Driving with a revoked or suspended license
- Habitual traffic offenses
If you are facing the consequences after an arrest for any driving offense, talk to our Quincy motor vehicle crime attorney to learn about the options and consequences of each offense.
Our Quincy Criminal Defense Lawyer Will Fight for You
When you are facing a motor vehicle crime charge, our defense attorney can fight for you. Flanagan & Associates believes in putting the best interests of our clients first and are available 24/7 to answer your questions and concerns. We also offer new clients a free case evaluation, during which we can listen to your side of the story and help determine the best course of action to take in your case. When you need a lawyer with the experience, knowledge, and a strong courtroom presence, Flanagan & Associates is your fiercest advocate.
If you have been arrested for a motor vehicle crime, do not hesitate to call Flanagan & Associates at (781) 808-3346. We can also be reached by contacting us online.
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