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The Impact on Your Driving Record: How Refusing to Stop Affects Your License in Mass


Why is a Driving Record So Important?

A driving record is something most people take for granted. However, when citations or criminal charges affect your ability to drive, you might quickly realize how important it is to have a clean driving record.

Points on your record could result in higher insurance costs, lower credit scores, and other negative consequences. For help fighting charges for a traffic violation, please reach out to Attorney Brian Simouneau. Our skilled traffic citation lawyer can help you understand your options and get back on the road again safely and legally. Call 508-625-5776 today to schedule your initial consultation.

Insurance Costs

One consequence of a citation going on your driving record is an increased insurance premium. This expense is legally required by law to drive in the United States, and failure to pay can result in being unable to drive. This means you won’t be able to get to work, school, or even to the doctor. Call our law firm right away to fight your charges and preserve your driving record.

Credit Scores

If you have a traffic citation on your driving record, you could also have a lower credit score. This can affect your ability to get a loan and make important purchases, such as a car or a home.

Driving Privileges

Some drivers even have their licenses suspended or revoked, creating hardship for themselves and their families.

Criminal Records

Finally, you might have to live with a criminal record for years to come. This could prevent you from getting a job or having a meaningful social life. You might also be unable to win custody of your children in a divorce. Regain your life by contacting our law firm for help today.

What Impact Does Refusing to Stop in Massachusetts Have on a Driving Record?

It is essential to clarify that refusing to stop for a police officer is different than failing to stop, such as at a stop sign or traffic light. Fortunately, refusing to stop for law enforcement officials does not come with criminal charges. However, according to Massachusetts Law, someone operating a motor vehicle who does not stop when requested by a police officer may face a fine of one hundred dollars.

Points on Driving Record

Having points on your driving record can negatively affect your insurance premiums, credit score, and even your driving privileges. Thankfully, refusing to stop for a police officer will usually not affect the points on your driving record.

Criminal Charges

While refusing to stop may not result in driving points, it is a crime in Massachusetts. Furthermore, you may face additional charges if you have an illegal item in your car. You should understand that you can refuse to let a police officer search your vehicle. If they do so without your consent, the evidence may not be admissible in court.


Massachusetts law prohibits individuals operating motor vehicles from refusing to stop and provide their information to requesting officers. Refusing to stop when requested by a law enforcement official can result in fines of up to $100.

Can Our Driver’s License Lawyer Help You?

Whether you are facing charges for refusing to stop or for additional traffic violations, you deserve excellent legal counsel and representation. At the Law Office of Brian Simoneau, P.C., we have decades of experience helping clients fight unfair criminal charges, including traffic accidents, motor vehicle violations, and DUI.

We know what it takes to get results in the Massachusetts court system, and we will work tirelessly to get you the results you’re looking for. We promise to leverage our hard work, integrity, knowledge, and skill in your case. We have helped countless clients appeal their license suspensions and can help you obtain a hardship license if necessary.

Fighting for your driver’s license can mean a world of difference when it comes to your ability to work, study, and live your life. Please don’t go through this challenging experience alone. Call our law firm today at 508-625-5776 to schedule your initial consultation.

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