OPERATING AFTER SUSPENSION 3RD OFFENSE – DISMISSED

On June 6, 2013 RS, a 56 year old union insulator, was driving in Lowell when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The police responded to the scene of the accident and it was determined that RS’s license was suspended. The suspension was for non-payment of his child support obligations. RS had two prior operating after suspensions on his record and an old DUI. RS was arraigned in Lowell District Court on January 15, 2014 and his case was continued for a pre-trial hearing to February 5, 2014. If convicted as a subsequent offender RS would have lost his license for an additional year and faced the possibility of up to a year in jail. RS met with and retained Attorney Robert Lewin.

Attorney Lewin realized that RS needed to drive and that a conviction had to be avoided. Attorney Lewin met with the Assistant DA handling the case and could sense that the DA had not looked closely at the record. Attorney Lewin mentioned nothing of RS’s prior record. On February 5, 2014 RS and Attorney Lewin appeared in Lowell District Court. Attorney Lewin approached the Assistant DA and suggested a dismissal of the case upon the payment of $250.00 in court costs. The Assistant DA bit the hook and the case was dismissed on the payment of the $250. (In fact RS had brought $1,000 to court with him but only needed the $250.) RS was thrilled with the result and left the court a happy camper.