-Unlicensed operation of MV
answered on Jan 16, 2023
Chances are you will end up better off with an attorney. You are charged with criminal motor vehicle ofenses, as indicated on the citation. Be sure to keep a copy of the citation and send it in for a hearing within the times designated on the ticket. Do it sooner than later, so a blizzard doesnt... Read more »
I currently have a restraining order against my ex partner he left his snake here it has been 2 weeks and I have fed the snake and taken care of the snake for this period of time and informed him he needed to come pick him up and have heard nothing how long legally is it until the animal is... Read more »
answered on Nov 26, 2022
You have a restraining order. There's going to be a lot more flexibility before the pet is considered abandoned. He cannot communicate with you in any way, shape or form without violating the restraining order, nor can he come to the house unattended. There is no bright line rule on the number... Read more »
Received a letter from Dudley district Court MA. Almost 4 weeks ago stating there's a probation status hearing on the day probation has concluded. All the money is square and I never violated..do I need to attend this hearing for probation to end? Says a warrant for my arrest if I do not... Read more »
answered on Sep 12, 2022
You should not be using google, but instead speak to your PO.
They are in the best position to state if it is being dismissed or there is an issue. If it is scheduled on the last day of your probation, it is most likley that the Court wants you there when it is terminated. It is also... Read more »
If I answer the phone when the victim calls and talk will I also be violating the restraining order?
answered on Aug 20, 2022
YES- If she calls and you answer YOU are violating the RO. Let it go to voicemail; screen shot the incoming call and back it up because it demonstrates she is not "in fear of imminent seriously physical harm." If you DO NOT answer maybe she will call more than once which will help you... Read more »
My girlfriend and I got in an argument in January 2022. I was drunk and being mean while she drove us home. She got tired of it, pulled over and unbuckled me and while she pulled the buckle around me to get me out of her car, she accidentally hit me. I got mad she was making me get out and walk and... Read more »
answered on Aug 15, 2022
The operative word in the caution is "may."
In practice, it is rare that a Court issues a warrant for a victim- it tends to discourage people from calling the police when they really need to. Generally speaking, all of us are required to advise you to follow the law. Your... Read more »
Say someone gets invited to a party in high school and there is going to be underage drinking. This person knows that but really wants to brigo cause their friends are going etc. This person however would never drink. If said party was ‘busted’ by the police and you were caught. Would you still... Read more »
answered on Jul 14, 2022
basically, yes, unless the police believe you were not drinking. You can ask for their breathalizer if you feel confident, but I am not sure I would trust entirely how they administer it....depending on where you live. If that were to happen, go immediately to a clinic or hospital and get a blood... Read more »
Unbeknownst to me, my brother was driving without a license and used my name instead of his own because he has warrants. I wasnt there and never agreed he could do that nor do i support it now. He never told me or payed for the citation and it was defaulted on. i got a letter saying my license is... Read more »
answered on Jun 11, 2022
Well, there is a possible path to undo it but it will take time, determination and some frustration to unravel.
One aspect will be whether you want to point the finger at your brother to undo it, and proving that it was him. IF you locate the date and time of citation, you may be able to... Read more »
The citation has no info other then the date it happened and the date it was defaulted on. The thing is I've never been pulled over or sent anything in the mail. so i suspect someone used my name in a traffic stop. But since the citation is defaulted i cant request a hearing. I have no idea... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2022
The first thing you should do is go online to the MA RMV and get a copy of your driving record.
https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-driving-record It should list the Court and default and a citation number. When You call the Court, ask for a copy of the ticket, and explain you have... Read more »
I was put on UNSUPERVISED PROBATION back in December of 2021 and is expected to last through June 2023. I am getting a sizeable tax return and was wondering if I can travel out of state ?
answered on May 17, 2022
Even though you are on unsupervised probation, it is still probation and with that comes certain conditions. At the onset, you signed a contract or agreement with probation on day 1, and that included any orders by the Court and any standard terms of probation. Sometimes probation takes the liberty... Read more »
Have you ever been convicted of any crime or offense, whether State or Federal, including offenses categorized as misdemeanors, high misdemeanors, or felonies? You should include convictions under any circumstances such as, but not limited to, a plea of guilty, Non Vult, Nolo Contendere, No... Read more »
answered on Aug 5, 2022
No, as phrased you do not. By definition, a CWOF is not a conviction as it did not result in a Guilty finding.
answered on Apr 16, 2022
Yes- they sure can, and I even had a situation once where the dashcam of a motor vehicle behind my client's car was sent to State Police and they suspended a license right away under the 'lives and safety' emergency suspensions. However, issuing it doesnt mean you don't have a... Read more »
answered on Apr 10, 2022
This is a very tricky issue. IF the criminal cases was dismissed because they accused the wrong person, or he has a complete alibi then it will make a difference. However, the burden of proof at a VOP is very different than it is to get a complaint, which requires probable cause. The lesser... Read more »
Like you have a valid drivers license but don't have it on your person?
answered on Apr 8, 2022
Yes- technically you are required to have your drievr's license on you. When you forget your wallet often the police will ticket or warn just for not having license in possession, which is easily cured at a clerk's hearing upon proof of the active license. However, it costs a fee to get... Read more »
answered on Jan 29, 2022
Well it really depends on what the shape of the "using them" looks like, and how much it smells to the police or Court issuing the process. It is almost too easy to initiate criminal process , but that does not mean it will be viable all the way to a jury trial. Here the context and any... Read more »
answered on Sep 4, 2021
It isn't too complicated to seal a record, but the process will depend on when the offense occurred, whether it was a misdemeanor or a felony, and whether it can be done 'on paper' or have to go in front of a Judge. You are entitled to seal misdemeanor convictions (or cases) 3 years... Read more »
State Trooper didn't show up to either hearing and was dismissed by judge at second hearing. This was 2 years ago.
answered on May 29, 2021
Most likely it was communicated wrong from the Court or someone else possibly used your name/ID and had another ticket. It is possible that you didn't pay the appeal fee as well and that is what is owed. If you defaulted on a speeding ticket your license would not be renewed until it was... Read more »
they're the exact same sign in the same place, this one was just untouched on the ground for a few months & i like it because its a stop right down my street
answered on Apr 4, 2021
Of course it is! You stole a sign that belonged to the city that was doing replacements. Whether it was trash or not or abandoned might be e defense if you are accused or get caught. If it was lying there for months it may have been begging to be taken but it did not belong to you and you did not... Read more »
I have just received a letter stating that I have to appear in court for driving with a suspended license( which I did not know was suspended) I was stopped by an officer he took my license and he was the one to inform me that my license was suspended; and I informed him that I was unaware of it. I... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2021
Typically the RMV sends the suspension notice to the license address on file. If you moved and failed to change the address, that is why you may not have been notified. Three (3) speeding tix in 2 years or any 5 moving offenses result in suspension. If you are lucky you are getting a Notice for... Read more »
I pled not guiilty to a speeding ticket in NY 12 years ago. Not NYC.
On the date i was assigned for court, a snow storm occurred. They never rescheduled my court date to my knowledge. I moved out of NY a few years after.
I reside in MA now. TWELVE YEARS later, they sent a court date... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2020
DEAL WITH THE TICKET. No good will come of anything else. MA has reciprocity so the outcome there will impact you here. MOST of the NY courts are closed due to covid depending on the Court or the hearing date. You want a NY lawyer in that county jurisdiction or to use google and find the path.... Read more »
Was pulled over by state police and the office
told me that i will get a ticket via mail. Is that normal
now due to the covid-19?
answered on Oct 31, 2020
That is not at all normal, and may work to help you. SAVE the envelope it coms in, as MA statue ch. 90c sec 2 requires them to issue it in hand at the time and place of violation and if not it can be dismissed. There are few exceptions and you don't say what you were stopped for. Save a copy... Read more »
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