Vehicular Assault / Motor Vehicle Assault Charges in Massachusetts
Vehicular Assault / Motor Vehicle Assault is an illegal action that uses or involves a motor vehicle such as a car, truck, SUV, or a motorcycle. These kinds of crimes can include situations that happen while a person was driving, such as OUI (Operating a motor vehicle while Under the Influence of drugs of alcohol), vehicular homicide, a hit and run, reckless driving, operating to endanger, negligent operation, driving with a suspended or missing license, driving without insurance, speeding, or running a red light or stop sign. Others motor vehicle crimes happen to the vehicle itself, such as carjacking or grand theft auto.
If you are facing Vehicular Assault Charges in Massachusetts, it’s important to speak with an attorney who specializes in vehicular assault or motor vehicle crimes as soon as possible. Anything you say to police or other investigator could be used against you. A motor vehicle crime attorney will talk to you about whether there was a reason why you were stopped by police, whether sobriety tests were given to you properly, and whether the vehicle that was driven was fully operational.What are the Penalties for Motor Vehicle Crimes?
Penalties for Motor Vehicle Crimes vary depending on whether the charge is a felony or a misdemeanor offense; but if people are hurt or seriously injured in a motor vehicle crime, the penalties for conviction are severe and can include jail time and/or heavy fines. In Massachusetts, felony motor vehicle crimes include grand theft auto, carjacking, and OUI. Even if nobody has been injured as a result of a motor vehicle crime, a conviction may affect your livelihood. You may find that car insurance is very expensive or impossible to obtain, your license may be suspended or revoked, and it may be hard to travel to your job or for work itself if you cannot drive after being convicted. Misdemeanor convictions can also bring imprisonment and fines, but they are typically lighter than those given for felony convictions.Greater Boston Vehicular Assault Defense Lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP
For over 40 years, the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been providing outstanding criminal defense representation to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We understand that facing motor vehicle assault charges in Massachusetts is frequently a confusing and frightening experience for those involved. In order to protect your rights and help put your mind at ease, our team of Boston Vehicular Assault Defense Lawyers will stand by your side throughout the entire legal process and will aggressively advocate on your behalf.
If you or a loved one is facing charges stemming from a motor vehicle crime or vehicular assault, please Contact the law firm of Altman & Altman by phone at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced MA Vehicular Assault Attorneys. Our phones are answered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week - including nights and weekends.
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