In Massachusetts, the state and local police are out in full force during the summer months handing out speeding tickets and other traffic violations.
While the fine can hurt, the hidden costs of these traffic violations are really what to look out for.
First, if you pay the ticket, be prepared for your insurance to go up. All moving violations are surchargeable incidents in Massachusetts meaning that with each violation your insurance company has the choice to raise your insurance for up to 6 years for each violation.
The second hidden consequence of these tickets is the possibility of license suspensions. In Massachusetts, if you receive 3 speeding tickets in one year there is an automatic suspension to your license. And with other moving violations, you could be facing a suspension after 3 moving violations in 2 years including at fault accidents.
Where the stakes are high for both your purse strings and your right to operate, appealling the ticket is the best choice. In Massachusetts you have 20 days to elect the hearing. If you fail to do this, you could lose out on the chance to appeal the ticket.
Broadbent & Taylor is experienced in fighting the traffic citations and doing everything possible to help you avoid costly surcharges and license suspensions.
Contact Attorney Broadbent at (508)438-1198 to schedule a consultation for your ticket or suspension issue.
WRITTEN BY ATTORNEY KELLY BROADBENT. THIS BLOG IS NOT MEANT AS LEGAL ADVICE.