Don’t let a Mistake Lead to a Criminal Record!

Arrested or Summonsed in Massachusetts for Operating an Unregistered Vehicle?

A guilty finding in Massachusetts on a charge of operating an unregistered vehicle carries with it the penalties or a license suspension for 60 days, as well as significant insurance penalty and other potential costs. For a second offense charge, they will suspend your license for a year.

It quite common to have an unregistered vehicle by a simple mistake in failing to update your registration, or a lost piece of mail or incorrect address. If you are a person who never imagined in a million years that they would be facing a criminal charge in court, you need an experienced attorney to help you work through this mess and keep your record clean. There are a number of legal options available that we can employ to get the charges dismissed or voided entirely at a clerk’s/show cause hearing.

You may not know that, if you transfer a registration after buying a new car, the registration date doesn’t change! And you may not be notified of the expiration.

So you could easily register your new vehicle, and then have it expire the next month! Unfortunately, this happens all the time and is an insane loophole in the Mass Registry’s system.

Free Consultation on Unregistered Vehicle Laws and Penalties

We can absolutely fight these cases in court, and win. Many judges are sympathetic to the right argument about the absurdities of dealing with the registry.

Call me today to find out how I can help you fix this problem quickly. You shouldn’t have to worry about fines, license suspensions, and worse, for something that is not your fault.

I am in different courts every day, defending my clients rights and freedom on criminal motor vehicle charges and other criminal matters. If you’ve been charged with Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, or any criminal charge in Massachusetts, such as Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating on a Suspended License, or Leaving the Scene of an Accident, you need someone who will fight for your rights and keep your record clean.

By calling, you have nothing to lose. I’ll be happy to talk with you and discuss your case before you decide if you want to hire me. Either way, you’ll get some free advice. Defending people mistakenly accused of crimes is what I do for a living. Call me now to set up a free consultation.


Call us for a free consultation at – 781.817.6332
  • Russell J. Matson

    Founding Attorney

    44 Adams Street, Braintree, MA 02184

  • Andrew D. Berman

    Senior Trial Counsel

    44 Adams Street, Braintree, MA 02184

  • Andrew Stacey

    Associate Attorney

    44 Adams Street, Braintree, MA 02184

Please call us today for a free consultation on any criminal charge in Massachusetts. I will take the time to talk to you about your exact circumstances, what you can expect could happen to you, and how I can help protect and defend your legal rights and your freedom in court.