Attorney Geoffrey G. Nathan and his practice group are some of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ top legal experts in beating speeding charges and other traffic offenses. If you have a speeding ticket, had your driver’s license suspended, or have any other serious traffic charge, including operating to endanger, contact Attorney Nathan’s team now. They can win your case.
- Geoffrey G. Nathan – Managing Partner
- Law Offices of Geoffrey G. Nathan-Boston & Quincy, Massachusetts
- Proven Track Record – Get Your Ticket Dismissed and Keep Your Driver’s License – Guaranteed*
You Need Attorney Nathan to Fight Your Massachusetts Traffic Violations
Massachusetts traffic violations are a serious matter. Getting traffic tickets in this state means big fines, increased insurance costs, license suspensions, and sometimes jail time.
For example, if you get three speeding tickets in a one year period, your license will be suspended for 30 days, once you are found guilty.
If you receive a ticket for driving a commercial truck or bus more than 15 MPH over the limit, you lose your driver’s license for 60 days after the second offense. You can lose your commercial driver’s license for multiple violations while driving your personal vehicle, too.
Speeding tickets are surchargable offenses in Massachusetts. If you have three such events in a two year period, or five in a three year period, you will have to go to driver retraining school at your expense.
Multiple speeding tickets mean major hikes in your insurance premiums. The more surchargeable points you get in a certain time period, the more your insurance premiums go up.
Why You Need a Good Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Unlike many states, Massachusetts traffic violations are an entirely civil matter. This means that you do not have the same rights for a speeding violation in this state as you would in some states.
- Your traffic ticket case is heard before a magistrate, not a judge
- The magistrate’s court has a lower burden of proof – all that must be shown by the state is that a preponderance of the evidence shows that you may have violated the law. This is a very low standard and is easy for the state to meet.
- The officer who wrote your ticket does not show in court, so you cannot do a cross examination.
- There is no plea bargaining allowed
- You can be compelled to testify against yourself
Because of how the courts are set up in Massachusetts, it is important to retain a good traffic ticket attorney, such as Attorney Nathan. Nathan is skilled in using the court’s rules and policies to his client’s advantage. Attorney Nathan has years of experience working Massachusetts traffic courts.
For instance, while your attorney cannot plea bargain for you in Massachusetts traffic court, there is still plenty of negotiations he can make on your behalf. Attorney Nathan can conference the case with the police officer and the magistrate, and can show your driving history and the circumstances of the stop. In some cases, he may be able to convince the court and the officer to change your ticket to a mere warning.
Or, if the case must go to trial, Attorney Nathan will carefully go over the ticket itself; as the arresting office is not in attendance, the ticket is a crucial piece of evidence. If there are any errors or discrepancies in that document, Attorney Nathan will find them. It could result in an outright dismissal of the case.
Attorney Nathan’s Skilled Legal Team
Nathan’s practice group includes former judge’s, former law enforcement officials, MA legislators, and retired assistant district attorneys. They have the decades of experience and track record that you need to beat your traffic charge.
His team also are experts in driver’s license reinstatement hearings before the Registry’s Board of Appeals.This is a very rare specialty that few attorneys in the Commonwealth are aware of. This is another way that a skilled attorney can get you driving again, and Attorney Nathan’s team are the respected experts.
Nathan is an expert in the National Driver Registry (NDR), Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and all Board of Appeals issues. He has successfully represented hundreds of accused speeders, including everyone from CEOs and doctors to truck drivers and software engineers.
He can do the same for you. His proven results are the most important factor to consider when selecting a speeding ticket attorney.
Get Your Ticket Dismissed and Keep Your Driver’s License – Guaranteed*
If Attorney Nathan agrees to take your case, you will get a guaranteed result, or you will have 50% of your fee returned to you.
Below are examples of the actual cases our attorneys have handled organized. Although we cannot guarantee a particular result in any case, our lawyers have an excellent track record in the resolution of speeding tickets and nearly all civil and criminal traffic violations. The Case results for every court matter of this practice group are not posted. The purpose of the case results is to give you a feel for the type of representation we offer, and the results you can anticipate.
NOTE: Due to the increasing pace of business, the lawyers for MassaschusettsSpeedingTicket.com no longer update case results page effective March 2016. However, closed case files are available for in-office review as are corporate references throughout MASS.
Latest Cases in 2016
- Brookline District Court a 57-year-old repeat client base is a fourth ticket in one year this one for speeding, 48 in a 35 mph zone
- Greenfield District Court a 68-year-old Florida resident is arrested for drunk driving. He is arranged in absentia and the case continues for litigation.
- Dedham District Court day 47-year-old Worcester County woman is investigated by two police departments which in total promulgated 18 pages of police reports for leaving the scene after causing property damage (passenger mirror of other car) the case is set up for a clerk magistrate hearing; at the clerks hearing, the clerk magistrate declines probable cause but does find the operator responsible for lanes violation. Demonstrated police bias (one of the cops was dating the owner of the allegedly damaged motor vehicle) was instrumental in forcing prosecution in this matter.
- Stoughton District Court a 19-year-old Brown University student is arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and negligent operation for rear ending another motor vehicle on Route 24 N. Those charges are dismissed in exchange for responsible on lanes violations and speeding.
- Registry of motor vehicles/driver control unit a repeat client is suspended for out-of-state NDR this is resolved upon presentation of paperwork/NDR.
- Concord District Court a repeat client is found not responsible of speeding on Route 2 for the third time four years.
- Dedham District Court a repeat client of our practice group is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding and unsafe Lane change and is found not responsible at the magistrate hearing
- South Boston District Court a 48-year-old Connecticut man is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding on the Massachusetts Turnpike, 88 mi./h in a 55 mi./h zone and is found not responsible of the clerks hearing.
- Registry of motor vehicles/driver control unit/board of appeal a 61-year-old Massachusetts woman has her license and right operate revoked for immediate threat, by the Massachusetts state police, for the fourth time subsequent to losing consciousness at the scene of the crash. At appeal attorney Nathan reinstates the operators driving privileges on a medical contract with the issuing agency.
- Lynn District Court a 49-year-old Massachusetts man and one of the more renowned figures in finance is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding, 63 in a 45 mi./h zone and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing
- South Boston District Court a 42-year-old Boston-based businessman is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding on the Massachusetts Turnpike, 89 mi./h in a 55 mi./h zone in and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing
- South Boston District Court a 61-year-old Boston-based businessman is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding on the Massachusetts Turnpike, 87 mi./h in a 55 mi./h zone and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing
- Worcester District Court a 57-year-old New York man is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding, 87 in a 65 mile-per-hour zone and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing. This operator had seven other not responsible findings throughout the Northeast, and the trooper’s notes reflected that the client, a certified public accountant in Long Island New York, past the cruiser twice.
- Springfield District Court a 49-year-old Westchester New York truck driver is cited for 67 in a 45 mile-per-hour zone, construction zone, covered bridge, breakdown Lane violation, violation of other trucking regulations on one Massachusetts uniform citation. The citation for speed is reduced to 5 miles over the limit and a responsible finding
- Cambridge District Court/Hingham District Court a 56-year-old repeat Massachusetts client is cited by the Rockland Police Department for speeding, 40 mi./h in a 30 mile-per-hour zone and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing. The same client is also cited for stop yield fail in violation of Massachusetts general laws 89 section 9 by the Cambridge Police Department. This high-tech executive missed his magistrate hearing and the matter went before the judge on appeal. On the appeal date this client was in Las Vegas Nevada, missed his judges appeal date and was found responsible.
- Registry of Motor Vehicles/driver control unit a 86-year-old Massachusetts (fully employed) lawyer has his driver’s license suspended for immediate threat/medical and retained attorney Nathan for board of appeal hearing. At the board of appeal hearing the client received the right to take another road competency evaluation to assess current driving skills notwithstanding the immediate threat suspension which emanated out of the local police department.
- Concord District Court a 43-year-old Massachusetts man is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding on route 95 northbound 98 mi./h in a 55 mile-per-hour zone and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing
- Dudley District Court A 27-year-old Massachusetts man is cited by the state police for speeding, on the Massachusetts Turnpike, 87 mi./h in a 65 mile-per-hour zone and is found not responsible; this client is also cited by the same Police Department for speeding on the Mass. Turnpike in Framingham, 85 mi./h in a 65 mile-per-hour zone and is found responsible at the magistrate hearing but not responsible at the judge’s review hearing. This client also had simultaneously a criminal application for operating after suspension +83 mi./h in a 65 mile-per-hour zone said application issued to him on route 84 westbound in Sturbridge. At a criminal clerk magistrate hearing at the Dudley District Court, no process issues on the operating after suspension and the client is found not responsible of speeding at the clerks hearing
- Registry of Motor Vehicles/driver control unit a 57-year-old repeat client is suspended by local Police Department for immediate threat/medical, following a single vehicle collision, the fourth such incident on the clients lifetime Massachusetts driver history. Client faces lifetime suspension of drivers license. At the board of appeal hearing conducted by attorney Nathan client receives a six-month suspension, stipulated two, but does gain the right to reinstate upon physician monitoring and compliance with a contract with the driver control unit
- December 2014
- Orleans District Court a 41-year-old Provincetown Massachusetts man is cited by the pro-Police Department for speeding, 67 mi./h in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on Route 6 and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing
- Dudley District Court a 29-year-old Glendale New York man is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding, 95 mile-per-hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone and is found responsible at the clerks hearing. This client was operating an older model Mercedes-Benz sedan and had been clocked for half a mile at this rate of speed
- Westborough District Court a 39-year-old California woman is cited by the Massachusetts state police on the Massachusetts Turnpike 94 mi./h in a 65 mi./h zone and is found not responsible at the clerk magistrate hearing following a motion to waive your presence.
- Attleboro District Court a 57-year-old Massachusetts man is cited by the state police on Route 95 speeding, 104 mi./h, and three separate marked lanes violations on one ticket. On the second ticket which arose out of the same motor vehicle stop, the same operator is simultaneously cited for following too close, three times, and use of signals violation. The client faced a lengthy drivers license suspension arising out of this complex citation history. These citations were consolidated for a single hearing on motion to the clerks office at which time all secondary infractions were found not responsible, responsible speeding and a hundred dollar assessment, sparing the operator (Massachusetts physician) a 60 day license suspension
- Newton District Court a 26-year-old Massachusetts man is arrested for operating after suspension of drivers license and speeding on the Massachusetts Turnpike, having been extradited from Rhode Island where he had been held on a bench warrant for failure to pay a moving violation in that jurisdiction. After negotiations with the Massachusetts state police, the criminal complaint is out right dismissed with prejudice against the Commonwealth and a not responsible issues on the speeding infraction
- Brookline District Court a Massachusetts man is cited by the Brookline Police Department for speeding and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing.
- November 2014
- Hingham District Court. A 56-year-old Massachusetts man and Internet financing pioneer it is found not responsible of speeding 40 in a 30 mi./h zone said citation having been issued to him by the Rockland Police Department
- Cambridge District Court. The same Massachusetts client is unable to attend his magistrate hearing for red light violation in central square. Our lawyers successfully waived his presence at the magistrate hearing and set the case up for going in front of a judge. The client could not appear before the judge and was found responsible. This was 8th moving violation handled by our office.
- Woburn District Court a repeat client is found not responsible of passing violation in violation of chapter 89 section 2 but responsible of speeding, 88 mi./h in a 65 mile-per-hour zone said citation having been issued out of state police, Andover
- Berkshire District Court. A New York man is found not responsible of speeding on the Massachusetts Turnpike, 80 mi./h in a 65 mi./h zone
- Registry of motor vehicles board of appeal. A repeat client with multiple drunk driving and operating under the influence of drug arrests moves for early termination of the IID (breathalyzer) device in his car and receives deferred agreement to remove said device upon proving marijuana abstinence to the board.
- Woburn District Court A 47-year-old corporate client involved in some the nation’s most complex financial deals has his presence waived by motion of attorney Nathan and is found not responsible of this several nonspecific intent motor vehicle infractions
- Malden District Court a 22-year-old sometime girlfriend of Attorney Nathan is cited by the Massachusetts state police for speeding, registration not in possession and state highway violation. She is found not responsible at the clerks hearing, obviously.
- Registry of motor vehicles, immediate threat medical, driver control unit. A negotiated drivers license agreement is made between attorney Nathan and his client who suffers from diabetes and was in a single vehicle collision when she lost consciousness and slammed into another parked car
- Ayer District Court a Verizon corporate executive leading member of the community is cited for speeding, 86 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone and is found not responsible at the clerks hearing. His wife is also cited in the Natick District Court for speeding, 92 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone and she is also found not responsible
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