If you are a driver in Massachusetts, it is important to be aware of the various driving violations that can get you in trouble with the law. There are many different penalties for violating traffic laws, and the consequences can be serious.
If you’re caught speeding, you can expect to receive a ticket with a fine. The amount of the fine will depend on how fast you were driving and how many times you have been caught speeding. Generally, you can expect a minimum fine of $100 fine for the first offense.
Reckless driving is a very serious offense in Massachusetts, and it can result in several penalties, including imprisonment. If you’re convicted of reckless driving, you will likely have your license suspended and may have to attend a driver retraining program.
Driving under the influence (DUI)
DUI is one of the most serious driving violations in Massachusetts, and it can result in jail time, a loss of your driver’s license and expensive fines. If you’re convicted of DUI, you may be required to attend an alcohol education program.
Driving without a license
If you’re caught driving without a license, you can expect to receive a ticket and have your driver’s license suspended. Driving without a license is a serious offense in Massachusetts, and it can result in imprisonment.
Failing to stop at a red light
If you’re caught failing to stop at a red light, you can expect to receive a ticket and have your driver’s license suspended. Usually, the suspension will be for 30 days.
If you think that you were unfairly stopped or ticketed, you may be able to dispute the citation. You can try to speak with the officer who issued the citation, or you can contest the charge in court.