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Q: Speeding ticket written out to me but I wasn’t driving or even in the car. This was not a speed camera ticket.

My step son was driving his car which is registered under both of our names and got pulled over by MA state police on the Mass Pike for speeding but the ticket is in my name. He didn’t realize it until he got home. Do I just apeal it? It’s only $50 bucks but I don’t want the insurance hit

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Q: Can Mass suspend license for a New Hampshire violation, even if New Hampshire only charges a fine for the offense?

If you are a Mass resident and charged with Transporting Alcohol as a minor in New Hampshire will Mass add any additional penalty or will it follow the penalty that New Hampshire determines. Example: New Hampshire only charges a fine, but does not suspend the license. When it is reported to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: I was hit and found out my registration wasn't active but was fixed within hrs of accident. All was due mail thrown away

I never received any of my mail in months and knew nothing about my ex wife getting our car insurance canceled due to non payments which concluded with my registration being canceled. I just found out all this information now. Located in Rhode Island

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Q: What is the statue of the ordinance number 14-240(b in Connecticut?
Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
answered on May 22, 2024

You were 'following to closely' to the vehicle in front of you. If you need more info on this citation you may want to ask a CT attorney.

CT Gen Stat § 14-240(b) (2023):

(b) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, no person operating a motor vehicle shall...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Two citations for rear-ending someone?

I was driving in stop-and-go traffic in Connecticut and accidentally rear-ended someone. The police decided I was at fault and gave me a ticket solely with the complaint that I was driving too closely to the car in front of me. Now, I've received a letter from the RMV threatening to revoke my... View More

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
answered on Jan 5, 2024

Since the ticket was issued in CT, then what they can or cannot do or issue is governed by CT law, not MA.

Even if you have an MA license, that ticket will be processed by the ruls of CT. You should ask this in a CT forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: NRS 484B.400 – Making an Improper Turn – Made Left Got a citation and fault is on me. what options i got. New Driver

NRS 484B.400 – Making an Improper Turn – Made left tirn from a straight lane and a truck hit me

Got a citation and fault is on me. what options i got. New Driver

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
answered on Dec 9, 2023

Sorry this happened to you so soon after getting your license. Your options are spelled out on the back of the ticket. You wll want to make a clear, darkened legible copy in case you see a lawyer. Sign it and put in to go to a clerk's hearing. The hearing is a 2 step process. First whether... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: I just asked the last lawyer about how I go followed bye mass state police I will not pay you firm or show video til a h

I have a lot more information I just need to talk to a human being you'll find out

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

If you believe you have been unfairly followed by the Massachusetts State Police and have evidence to support your claim, it is important to consult with an attorney who can provide personalized legal advice. You can reach out to local law firms that handle civil rights or criminal law cases. Many... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: Does a ME60 36CFR 2.1 violation in Maine affect my record or do anything to my insurance. (Destruction/ deface of plant)

I have a new Hampshire license but the violation was issued in Maine. I live in New Hampshire.

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answered on Aug 8, 2023

Violations of these regulations can vary in terms of impact on your driving record and insurance rates, depending on the severity of the violation and the specific circumstances.

In general, violations related to destruction or defacement of plants in national parks or other protected areas...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: I received a speeding ticket and I accidentally paid it not knowing you could appeal, I still got a court date though.

I thought you couldn’t appeal the ticket but I still got a court date.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 24, 2023

Usually what has happened to you is that the money you paid is considered posting bail until you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. In Law, an "Appeal" is a special term that means taking a case to a higher court after you have a judgment rendered against you. If you didn't... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: I got pulled over in MA, should I get an attorney?

-Unlicensed operation of MV

-Uninsured MV

-Registration suspended

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: My brother used my name in a traffic stop because he had no license. now i have a $100 citation. how do i fix this?!

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... View More

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Massachusetts on
Q: What can i do? I received a late citation letter for something i have no idea about.

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... View More

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Canceled license plates are being used by someone else in another state.

I was in a car accident last year my insurance company considered my car totaled and I canceled the plates in April of last year before they took it. They had messed up when the tow company was coming so my plates were still in my car and I told the insurance guy I just needed an hour before... View More

Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley
answered on May 25, 2022

Unfortunately I suggest you obtain the services of a New York attorney experienced in this type of law because you are going to have to convince a judge that you are not responsible for the tickets based on your circumstances described above. You can also keep attempting to dispute the tickets... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: Can police cite someone for speeding if it is from a neighbors cell phone video and they did not see it?
Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: Why would a dismissed speeding violation still appear on RMV website as money owed?

State Trooper didn't show up to either hearing and was dismissed by judge at second hearing. This was 2 years ago.

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: My tiny street is a right of way over other properties . Can my neighbors park on it obstructing our view and safety?

On a tiny private road only 15-20 feet wide, my neighbors (before my home) have been using it as a parking lot. It's not impassible, but it makes life difficult as we can't see down the street from our driveway due to the blockage, and now the kids have this reduced view when riding their... View More

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
answered on Mar 10, 2021

If it is a private way it would seem that it should be unobstructed for use in that way.

You should have your deed reviewed and your title insurance potentially might cover litigation to stop the parking or you will need to engage counsel.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: Where can I find a traffic lawyer that will not charge me an arm and a leg to help me?

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... View More

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: Traffic Reciprocity

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... View More

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: Are speeding violations now mailed home rather then given at the spot of violation?

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?

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Q: My Massachusetts 23 year old son received 3 out of state speeding tickets. What trouble awaits? Lawyer needed?

The question says it all. 23-Year-old goofball went on a cross country trip and got 3 speeding tickets, paid them all late. We are terrified that the punishment from Mass will be harsh. What awaits us? Do we need a lawyer?

Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
answered on Oct 19, 2020

Your son will have his license suspended for 30 days once MA receives all the tickets. See https://www.mass.gov/info-details/suspensions-from-multiple-offenses#3-speeding-tickets-

There is no hardship license or ability to drive at all during that suspension. This will impact SDIP points...
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