Halethorpe, MD asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: My license was resonantly suspended due to an EZ pass bill.

I had been unaware of the suspension till I was pulled over a few weeks ago. i was not arrested, the officer allowed me to call a friend to come get me. after so research i was able to find out why it was suspended and paid the bill. After doing so i was told that everything should be all set. however, this Friday i received a letter saying i still need to go to court in regards to this matter. One should i get an attorney for this possess and two ive read a lot of information that says i could see 10 days in jail and over a $500 fine with my license being suspended for up to 90 days. Could this all really happen over a $200 bill that i was never even notified about because they sent the statement to my parents house which i have not lived at for over a year?

1 Lawyer Answer

Melvin Alanson Heard

Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I am sorry that your received a summons to appear in court for the criminal charge of operating with a suspended license. Heard Law Office is happy to advise you free of charge. Contact us directly at 617-631-3237 or melvin@heardlawoffice.com.

In Massachusetts, under MGL c. 90 s. 23, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license carries the following potential penalties: 

10 days in jail

$500 fine (minimum) up to $1,000 fine

60 day license loss (mandatory) 

Reinstatement fees are determined by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 33. They range from $100.00 to $1200.00.

I suggest contacting us so we can review your court summons to determine the best course of action moving forward (no pun intended).

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