The Massachusetts court system considers the ability to drive a motor vehicle a privilege, not a right. That means that they can revoke that right and suspend your license for certain infractions.
But they don’t take away your car keys. So what if you choose to drive anyway and get caught? What’s your next step?
What consequences do you face?
A first offense conviction shall result in the following penalties:
- Maximum 10 days in jail; or
- $500-$1,000 fine; or
- A fine and jail time
Second or Subsequent Offense
A second or subsequent offense conviction shall result in the following penalties:
- Mandatory minimum of 60 days in jail, with a maximum of 1 year
Any person convicted of operating a motor vehicle after his license to operate has been revoked by reason of his having been found to be an habitual traffic offender shall be subject to the following penalties:
- Up to 2 years in jail; or
- $500-$5,000 fine; or
- Both a fine and jail time
At this point, you need advanced legal help to help you fight your case.