Operating After Suspension Convictions Avoided

A few days ago, in Springfield District Court, Attorney Paul B. Watkins represented a 30 year old physical fitness instructor who was charged with two counts of driving on a suspended license and two inspection sticker violations. He filed a motion to consolidate both cases and he was able to get one of the cases dismissed completely. He also obtained a dismissal of the second operating after suspension charge, leaving the client with only a responsible finding on the civil infraction of operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker. It was critical to get the more serious operating after suspension charges dismissed, because the Mass. RMV would have imposed two additional suspensions for the suspended license charges and the client risked an automatic 4 year habitual traffic offender revocation. The effective handling of this case prevented major problems for Paul’s appreciative client. Cases such as this show why it is important to hire a lawyer who can effectively navigate through both the court and Mass. RMV systems.