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Massachusetts "No Fix" Statute

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Massachusetts "No Fix" Statute
M.G.L. 90C Section 2 states in relevant part: "A failure to give a copy of the citation to the violator at the time and place of the violation shall constitute a defense in any court proceeding for such violation, except where the violator could not have been stopped..."
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: speeding, appeal, ticket, no fix statute, citation | View Count: (159)
Is it too late to appeal my ticket in Massachusetts?
A common question that arises with Massachusetts tickets is whether it is too late to fight the ticket.  Here is a breakdown of when you still have an opportunity to do so, and when it is too late.
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| Categories: Traffic, CDL, Speeding, Suspensions, Junior Operator License (JOL) | Tags: ticket, speeding, traffic, appeal | View Count: (1)
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Don’t Ignore That Ticket!

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Don’t Ignore That Ticket!
A speeding ticket received between Thanksgiving and New Years can be one more thing added to your long list of holiday obligations.
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| Categories: Speeding | Tags: speeding ticket, fight speeding ticket, ticket lawyer | View Count: (554)
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Why fight it?

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Why fight it?
In Massachusetts, a speeding ticket is a civil offense. Unlike criminal offenses, it is not mandatory to appear in court. You have the choice to either accept responsibility and pay the ticket, or appeal the ticket and fight it.
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding, Junior Operator License (JOL) | Tags: fight speeding ticket, cdl, massachusetts, jol, license suspension | View Count: (181)
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CDL Drivers Keep Right

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CDL Drivers Keep Right
On the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90), and other roads deemed “Metropolitan Roadways” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a special set of regulations exist governing travel on the highways.
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| Categories: Traffic, CDL, Speeding | Tags: traffic violation, cdl violation, speeding ticket | View Count: (136)
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But the light was Yellow!!

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But the light was Yellow!!
In my practice, I run into a lot of tickets written for red light violation. When I speak with the operator, most are adamant that the light was not red when they passed through the intersection.
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding | Tags: traffic ticket, traffic violation, speeding ticket | View Count: (144)
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Work zone… twice the price!

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Work zone… twice the price!
If you are driving in Massachusetts this spring and summer, keep a close watch out for areas marked as work zones.  These areas (especially on highways like the turnpike) typically have reduced speed limits
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding | Tags: traffic ticket, speeding ticket | View Count: (115)
I received a speeding ticket! What next?
In Massachusetts, the state and local police are out in full force during the summer months handing out speeding tickets and other traffic violations.
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: traffic ticket, speeding ticket, suspension | View Count: (154)
Junior Operator Violations in Massachusetts
If you receive a speeding ticket before you turn 18 in MA and are found responsible on that ticket you will face a mandatory suspension, a $500 reinstatement fee, have to undergo a driver retraining class, and have to retake your license exam.
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| Categories: Traffic, Junior Operator License (JOL), Speeding, Suspensions | Tags: JOL, junior operator license, ticket, speeding | View Count: (295)
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