Uninsured Motorist Gets Break

MM, age 50, of Wakefield, failed to pay his auto insurance premiums and his insurance company sent him a notice of insurance policy cancellation. The insurance company in turn notified the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Registry sent MM a notice that the registration to his motor vehicle was being revoked due to lack of insurance. MM ignored the notices and he ignored the fact that his vehicle was uninsured. MM had four prior convictions for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. One Saturday morning he was driving and got hit by another vehicle. The police were called to the scene of the accident and quickly discovered that MM’s vehicle was neither registered or insured. In his last case MM had received a substantial suspended sentence with probation and a fine and a loss of his driver’s license. MM was concerned that he would get a committed jail sentence for this his 5th offense. For this new case MM retained Attorney Robert Lewin. Attorney Lewin spoke with the Assistant District Attorney. On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Attorney Lewin and MM appeared in Malden District Court for a pre-trial hearing. Ultimately Attorney Lewin was able to negotiate a six month continuance without a finding with $500 in court costs. As a result of this disposition MM will not lose his driver’s license and in six months time the charge against him will be dismissed. MM was thrilled with the result.