Have you been labeled as a habitual traffic offender? MA is home to the criminal defense law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, who can help protect your rights
In the state of Massachusetts, a person is considered a habitual traffic offender if he or she has been convicted of three or more major traffic violations, or 12 minor moving violations within a period of five years. Habitual offenders typically have their driver’s license suspended or revoked, depending on the convictions they have received.
Do you need legal assistance because you are considered to be a habitual traffic offender? MA is home to the criminal law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP: staffed with experienced lawyers who can help with our case. If you are in the Worcester or Springfield areas, and in need of legal assistance because of your driving record, then you need to contact our firm today for a free consultation. Representatives are standing by to take your call: 508.762.1397. Or sign up for a free consultation through our online contact form.
Types of major traffic violations that can lead to becoming a habitual traffic offender
- Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license
- Operating a motor vehicle without a license
- Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance
- Operating a motor vehicle dangerously or recklessly
- Committing a felony crime with the use of a motor vehicle
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Types of minor traffic violations that can lead to becoming a habitual traffic offender
- Failure to signal at a turn
- Disobeying a traffic sign
- Speeding (although, three speeding tickets within 30-days can lead to a loss of license, too)
Have you been arrested for traffic violations or labeled as a habitual traffic offender? MA criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can help. Call today for a free consultation: 508.762.1397.
Guidelines to understand for habitual traffic offenders in Massachusetts
When the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) establishes a person as a habitual offender, his or her driver’s license can be revoked for four years. This is an automatic revocation that takes place based on the driver’s historical record.
It is important to hire a trained criminal defense attorney, if you or a loved one has received a driver’s license revocation. The legal team at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP has extensive experience representing clients on traffic violations, and can help you make sense of your rights and the best defenses available to you.
Every case is different, and it is possible that an experienced lawyer will be able to help you get your license back. This may be done by arguing your case to an RMV magistrate, or by helping you apply for a hardship license. A hardship license may be issued if the accused can provide valid reasoning as to why having a driver’s license is a necessity, and that being without one would lead to a “hardship” in someone’s life. The RMV of Massachusetts only considers hardships that involve work, school, or regular medical appointments.
Have you been deemed a habitual traffic offender? MA criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP are available to help you now
If the RMV has revoked your license because it has determined you are a habitual traffic offender, then you need to hire a lawyer to help you prepare the necessary paperwork accordingly, and to represent you at any relevant hearings. The criminal defense team at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP has over 50 years of cumulative experience in defending the rights of clients. Contact us today for a free consultation if you are in the Worcester or Hampden counties of Massachusetts. Representatives can be reached at 508.762.1397.