Motor Vehicle Offenses
Andover motor vehicle offense attorney Neil F. Faigel, has over 30 years of experience representing clients throughout Massachusetts charged with all types of motor vehicle and traffic offences. These offences include, but are not limited to:
Reckless Driving or Driving to Endanger - This charge is a misdemeanor and occurs when an individual drives a motor vehicle dangerously. This can include excessive speed, driving with too many passengers in the vehicle, driving while impaired by alcohol (but not over a .08 blood alcohol level) and other driving mishaps.
Vehicular Manslaughter - This is the criminal charge associated with killing another individual as a result of driving illegally. The offense can be either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Driving After Suspension or Revocation of a License - This criminal charge is brought against an individual who continues to operate a motor vehicle after their driver's license has been taken away by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle - In Massachusetts, you are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle in the state without insurance. This law does not apply to out of state drivers unless the driver owns a home in Massachusetts, has a business in Massachusetts, drives in Massachusetts more than 30 days per year, or is subject to Massachusetts car insurance law.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident or Property Damage - In Massachusetts, it is a crime to leave the scene of an accident that resulted in damage to property or another vehicle. If you are charged with leaving the scene, you should take the charge seriously. Not only do you want to avoid a conviction, but you also have to protect your drivers license.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injuries - Massachusetts imposes a duty on drivers that are involved in accidents to stop and provide their name, address and vehicle identification information. If there are injuries, you must wait for medical assistance to arrive. If you do not comply with these requirements, you can be charged with hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident.
Many of these crimes are considered misdemeanors, which carry a penalty of up to two and one - half years in the house of correction, or as felonies, which can carry harsher penalties. Additionally, many of these offenses could possibility result in the loss or suspension of your driver's license.
In addition to representing countless individuals charged with a criminal motor vehicle offense, Andover motor vehicle and traffic offense lawyer Neil Faigel has likewise represented numerous individuals before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles as well as the Massachusetts Registry Board of Appeals. He has sought the reinstatement of his client's driver's license before these administrative bodies and has been successful before both.
If you are facing a motor vehicle offense, or are seeking to have your driver's license reinstated, it is important that you have a qualified, experienced lawyer handling the matter. Attorney Faigel welcomes you to call him for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Andover motor vehicle and traffic offense lawyer Neil F. Faigel will provide you with the attention, care and aggressive defense you will need in order to defend the motor vehicle offense or represent you before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles or the Massachusetts Registry Board of Appeals. Contact him today for a free initial consultation and let him get to work as quickly as possible.