When you get pulled over by the police and cited for a motor vehicle violation, it is easy to brush that off and think the only penalty you will suffer is a minor fine. However, there are often numerous additional potential repercussions when cited for motor vehicle violations that often get overlooked and can have long term effects, including criminal charges, increased insurance costs and driver’s license implications such as license suspensions.

Therefore, before attempting to simply “pay off” the citation, it is extremely important to understand your legal options and remedies, including your right to challenge any violation in court and appeal any license suspension or restriction given by the Registry of Motor Vehicles (“RMV”). Contacting an experienced attorney who specializes in motor vehicle and criminal law, as well as RMV appeals, can help guide you through these options and get you the best results possible without suffering all of those costly and burdensome consequences.